Mr. Inside Sales

3 Ways to Improve Your Attitude

Mr. Inside Sales

One of the most important things I learned early on in my sales career is that attitudes are contagious.

Ten Responses to “We’re All Set.”

Mr. Inside Sales

Tired of getting blown off with the objection: “We’re all set,” when prospecting? Or maybe you get one of these variations of the “We are all set” objection like: “We are okay with our present system.”. We’ve already got a company that handles that.”. We’re fine for right now.”.

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Lessons From the NFL to Close More Business

Mr. Inside Sales

Are you ready for some football? The first preseason games are in the books, and coaches are watching game film and teaching players how to improve every week. I read a piece by Peter King from SI.com about his conversation with Ellis Hobbs—former cornerback with the New England Patriots.

One Difference Between Top Sales Reps and You

Mr. Inside Sales

Each time I work with a new company, the first thing I ask for are recordings of both their top two or three sales reps, and then recordings of everyone else. And each time I do, I immediately identify one thing that the top reps are doing that the other reps aren’t.

The Next Level of Sales Enablement: Sales Content Management

Speaker: Deniz Olcay, Senior Director of Product Marketing, and Jake Miller, Senior Product Marketing Manager

In this value-packed webinar, Deniz Olcay and Jake Miller will unravel and debunk the top three SCM myths and explain how to get the most from your SCM solution.

Need Help Finding Good Inside Sales Reps?

Mr. Inside Sales

Finding and hiring good inside sales reps has always been a challenge, and it’s gotten even tougher since the pandemic. The entire work landscape has changed, and working remotely has made it harder on both companies and individual producers.

The Price Objection—Again!

Mr. Inside Sales

If you’re ever challenged with the objection, “Your price is pretty high for that…” and you are tempted to see if you can lower your price to compete, what is the most important bit of information you need? Think about this….

Three Scripts to Handle: Email Me Something….

Mr. Inside Sales

Be honest: Do you dutifully send an email and then ask when you can follow up when you get this blow off objection? Believe it or not, over 90% of sales reps do just that. But top producers are prepared for this common stall/blow off, and they know how to qualify past it.

“Can You Email That to Me?”

Mr. Inside Sales

What’s the number one blow off prospects use these days? Can you email something to me?”. If you think about it, that’s the perfect stall. They aren’t saying no, and it implies that they’ll talk to you later….

Call Back Sooner Than You Think You Should

Mr. Inside Sales

I don’t know why sales reps always default to: “I’ll call you again in a month…” Or 60 days or 90 days, etc. Why would you want to miss all the sales this prospect will place in the meantime? The smart thing to do is ask a prospect what their buying schedule is.

6 Steps to Optimize Your Media Buys

When making media decisions, marketers need to get — and show — results for everything they do. See the 6 steps you can take right now to start optimizing media planning and pacing with a data-driven approach. Get the guide now!

3 Keys to Successfully Dealing with Influencers

Mr. Inside Sales

Influencers are key to both getting through to decision makers, and to eventually making a sale. The question is: How do you properly qualify them and get them to influence the sale in your favor?

Free Scripts and Resources to Help You Sell More!

Mr. Inside Sales

Want some free, proven resources to help you or your team sell more right now? Head on over to my blog and you’ll find tons of excellent, free resources to help with just about any problem you’re having! And you can search for any topic that is giving you trouble: For example, need help cold calling?

The 5 Secrets of Motivating Your Sales Team

Mr. Inside Sales

Having trouble motivating your team? You’re not alone. Every member of your team has different skill levels, interest levels, and different ways of learning.

Building Value during the Price Objection

Mr. Inside Sales

How many times have you been told to build value when you get the price objection? Managers tell reps to stress the quality, the warranty, the features and benefits, but your prospects have heard all that before, haven’t they? Want a better way?

Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

5 Closing Questions You Need

Mr. Inside Sales

Note to my readers: Because of my heavy client load, I am reducing my blog articles to bi-weekly starting today. Your next blog will arrive on Tuesday, August 17 th. Ever feel stalled during a close?

Five Scripts You Need to Know by Heart

Mr. Inside Sales

In my book, Power Phone Scripts , I talk about the secret of sales. Yes, there is an actual secret to successful sales, and by following it you not only will overcome failure and frustration, but you’ll make more money, so much more easily, that sales will actually become fun. Think of that.

Ghosted? Here’s what to do…

Mr. Inside Sales

Ghosted—just the sound of this is chilling. But when you’ve done a presentation and then don’t hear back from a prospect, it can often mean the kiss of death. What to do?

A Simple Idea to Help You Improve Sales

Mr. Inside Sales

I’m sure you’ve heard that practice makes perfect, right? Do you believe that’s true? For those of you who said yes, I’ve got some good news and some bad news. Bad news first…. Practice doesn’t make perfect; it only makes permanent.

New Ways to Reach, Influence, and Close More Deals with Intent Data

Speaker: Ardath Albee, B2B Marketing Strategist and CEO of Marketing Interactions

Acting on intent data when applied to buyer context can be a game-changer for gaining attention by increasing relevance, which drives purposeful engagement toward purchase. But all intent data is not the same. In this webinar, learn the difference between interest and intent, and the best ways to use the right data.

Be Grateful for No

Mr. Inside Sales

So many sales reps hate hearing NO. In fact, constant rejection is the number one reason most sales reps dislike sales.

One Way to Handle Objections Better

Mr. Inside Sales

Want a quick and easy way to handle objections like a pro? Simply seek out the top closer in your company, organization, or industry, and then role play with them and write down how they answer the same objections that are frustrating you now.

Spectacular Summer Sale!

Mr. Inside Sales

Summer kind of slow? Top pros are using this time to sharpen their sales skills so they can make a killing in the fourth quarter. They’re using the summer to learn better ways of responding to the objections that hurt them in the first part of the year.

How to Pitch Multiple Products

Mr. Inside Sales

Rookie mistake: You’ve got several products or services you can offer a prospect, and you start by offering the first, or main one, then hear an opening for another one so pivot to that one, and describe another—and then another. Result? Stalled sale. Let me think about these and get back with you.”.

6 Proven B2B Marketing Strategies and How to Use Them

Bold tactics. Innovative ideas. Thriving revenue growth. Behind every great B2B marketing campaign is an amazing story. Learn the strategies behind six winning B2B marketing campaigns — directly from the marketers that made them. Read the stories now!

The Price is Too High—Best Technique to Use

Mr. Inside Sales

Quick tip this week. I worked with a client years ago, and he had a one-line rebuttal to the price is too high objection. Whenever a prospect told him that, he simply asked: “And besides price, what else is holding you back?”. That’s it. Simple. Direct. And powerful.

“I Need to Think About It.”

Mr. Inside Sales

If this objection frustrates you, then all that will end after you read this blog post. First, remember: Most objections are smokescreens hiding the real reason a prospect isn’t moving forward. Real objections can include things like: They can get it cheaper somewhere else.

Less is More in Sales

Mr. Inside Sales

Sales people like to talk; if you don’t believe me, just listen to a recording of one of your reps (or of yourself!). This is a problem. And that’s because when your mouth is open, your ears are closed.

One Mistake to Avoid When Pitching

Mr. Inside Sales

Here’s a mistake I hear over and over again when listening to sales reps pitching or presenting their services over the phone: when they hear a possible objection or something negative from their prospect, they go into pitch mode.

Your Ultimate Guide to the Trends Shaping Marketing Data

In Salesforce’s latest Marketing Intelligence Report, hear from 2,500+ global marketers on how they are leading with their data, from business growth to customer satisfaction, data privacy, and more. Get the report now!

Quick Tip to Become a Better Communicator

Mr. Inside Sales

How long does it take you to respond to an email? How about a text message? Or a phone message? The answer, I suspect, is “It depends on who it’s from.”. Let’s get more specific then: How long does it take you to respond to a client or to a prospect’s email or voice message?

Master the Fundamentals to Succeed

Mr. Inside Sales

I was training a group of new reps last week, listening to one of their calls, and we found that the rep was ad-libbing right from the beginning of the call. The best practice script, which we had provided him, was far, far away….

Would You Spend $10.99 to Double Your Income This Year?

Mr. Inside Sales

Tricky title, I know, but there is a tool out there (many, in fact) that will enable you to do this. And this particular one is called TapeACall Pro. As the name suggests, this is a phone recording app for your iPhone.

Pitch Your Product in Two Sentences

Mr. Inside Sales

Less is more. Instead of opening your calls like: “Oh hi, this is _ _ with __ and my company, XYZ, is a leader in national and international shipping and freight services with offices in the top metropolitan cities across the world.

Content Creation & Curation: The Missing Link Between Sales & Marketing

Speaker: Pam Didner - B2B and Tech Marketing Consultant

Content plays a vital role in creating a symbiotic –– and successful –– relationship and alignment between your sales and marketing teams. Join Pam Didner to learn how to create and curate great content to support your sales and revenue goals!

Question: Why Aren’t You Asking More Questions?

Mr. Inside Sales

We all know the importance of asking questions of our prospects and clients, yet how many do you ask? How many does your sales teams ask? If you’re like most sales reps, then you’re probably doing a lot more talking (read pitching) than you are listening.

Don’t Make This Mistake When Prospecting

Mr. Inside Sales

I watched a sales rep making cold calls the other day. He was making one crucial error that was leading to him not getting very far with prospects. I want to share with you what this common prospecting error is and how to immediately fix it.

Overcome Call Reluctance Today!

Mr. Inside Sales

Two weeks into the New Year, and are you already stressed about picking up the phone and making prospecting calls? I learned a secret years ago that enabled me to overcome my fear of making calls, and that allowed me to make hundreds of cold calls stress-free.

Two Simple Words to Open More Doors—and Close More Sales

Mr. Inside Sales

The first word is “please.”. This may sound elemental, but I rarely hear sales reps use it when speaking with gatekeepers. Instead, they just barge in and ask if so-and-so is available. Or they just say they’re trying to reach so-and-so.

The Essential Guide to the Buying Experience of the Future

The ultimate value proposition is an impactful buying experience that guides people to the best possible decision. But how do you prepare your sales teams to do that? Read "The Essential Guide to the Buying Experience of the Future" to find out how to empower your customer-facing teams and thrive in modern selling environments.