Direct Dials: More than Meets the Eye

DiscoverOrg Sales

This was just bang the phones, get the decision makers, sell the deals. And so we were trained to seek out a direct number for every prospect on our call list. Empower the sales team to target higher-level decision makers.

A Winning Game Plan for Writing Cold Prospecting Emails That Sell

DiscoverOrg Sales

As DiscoverOrg’s Manager of Strategic Accounts, I’m always looking for ways to use personal touchpoints to engage prospects via email. I start with a thoughtful, well-researched cold email that shows just how well I knows my prospect – both the pain points they experience in their job, as well as their personal interests. To see exactly how to use event opportunities for cold email prospecting, here are four real examples of email exchanges that quickly became warm leads.

So It’s Your First Day as the CMO…

DiscoverOrg Sales

From assessing which channels perform the best, to evaluating existing tracking capabilities or implementing new attribution solutions, establishing key milestones ensures you are continuously providing value for your business. First days can be stressful.

Stitching Intent Data into Your Sales Strategy

DiscoverOrg Sales

Couple that with SiriusDecisions’ finding that 67% of a purchase decision is made digitally – not by engaging with a salesperson, but by actually doing research on their own time. She’s a stakeholder, and she certainly has the power to influence my purchase decision.

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2018 Top MarTech Trends: Top Pain Points and Spending Priorities for CMOs

DiscoverOrg Sales

Difficulty creating a consistent, multi-channel customer experience. Pain point #2: Difficulty creating a consistent, multi-channel customer experience. This is a great opportunity if your target prospects are in the Marketing department! What pain points keep CMOs up at night?

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New Product Launch – Identifying the Right Promotional Channels

Sales Benchmark Index

Then generate demand through promotional channels. Make sure you have the right promotional channels for your product launch. Download the Persona Ecosystem tool to explore the ideal channels for your promotion plan. There was no imaginative brainstorming of potential channels.

Part 3 to Establishing a Channel Sales Model: Closing Your Partner


This should include setting dates and times for a follow-up call with a decision maker — if you're not already speaking to one! Want more information around channel partner sales? The Foundation of Successful Collaboration : Partner engagement is the foundation of channel sales success. How to Motivate Channel Sales Reps to Sell More : Unless your salespeople are ambitious, driven, and determined, they won't overcome the hurdles of channel sales.

Part 3 to Establishing a Channel Sales Model: Closing Your Partner


This should include setting dates and times for a follow-up call with a decision maker — if you're not already speaking to one! Want more information around channel partner sales? The Foundation of Successful Collaboration : Partner engagement is the foundation of channel sales success. How to Motivate Channel Sales Reps to Sell More : Unless your salespeople are ambitious, driven, and determined, they won't overcome the hurdles of channel sales.

The Ultimate List of YouTube Channels for Sales Professionals


With just the click of a mouse and a quick Google search, today’s sales reps have a whole host of resources right at their fingertips—resources that help them streamline and simplify activities like prospect research, sales outreach, and professional development.

Are You Derailing Your Prospecting Success?

No More Cold Calling

We’ve all made this prospecting mistake: The customer told us her challenges. We jumped ahead to the easy part of prospecting—offering solutions—and didn’t take time to demonstrate the impact our solutions could make on the client’s business. The Problem with Your Prospecting.

[VIDEO] Discover Org Charts: 5 Ways to Leverage Organizational Intel

DiscoverOrg Sales

The org chart shows who your prospect is within an organization, and which other stakeholders you should include in your outreach. For outbound prospecting, to find multiple points of entry. Include decision-makers in email for better response rates.

[VIDEO] 40% more Demos & 2.5x bigger ACV: The Results of Our Account-Based Everything Experiment

DiscoverOrg Sales

In episode 3 of INSIDE LOOK, key players from the sales and marketing teams – share their strategy and key takeaways following a series of multi-channel, cross-functional plays for our HR dataset. The higher up in the org chart someone is, the closer they are to a decision maker.

Prospect like a pro: Tips every sales team needs


Prospecting is both a science and an art form. Let’s dive into some tips that’ll help your entire sales organization master both the art and science of prospecting. All too often, the individuals who are the decision-makers within a company are scattered across departments.

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How to Guard Your Sales Prospecting Against 'Fake News'

Sales and Marketing Management

But when you’re in sales, learning the truth about a prospect’s needs is critical. You rely on the information you get through these channels, but you also know they are fraught with uncertainty. . You may plow ahead by setting up a meeting with a prospective customer, then spend hours putting together the perfect pitch, only to find out your information was off base, and the customer isn’t ready to buy, or has little need for what you’re selling. .

8 Tips for Salespeople When Email Prospecting


That said, would it surprise you to learn that prospecting is considered the biggest challenge by 42% of salespeople , followed by closing (36%) and qualifying leads (22%)? The more prospects you produce, the better able you are to hit quota and reach revenue goals.

Why Your Team’s Prospecting Methodology and Sales Cadence Is Broken, with David Elkington, Episode #108


Every sales rep responsible for prospecting has some kind of sales cadence, whether they are methodical about it or not – and most are not implementing it either strategically or effectively. The Biggest Problem With Your Sales Prospecting Methodology.

Has a Prospect Ghosted You? Here’s What to Do Next

Sales Hacker

After all, it’s both awkward and confusing for a prospect to go dark ! Fortunately, it is possible to keep prospects engaged. One member of the group had just experienced an extreme case of ghosting with a hot prospect. It’s the people making the decisions who go quiet.”.

Best Prospecting Methods — 4 Ways To Stop Second-Guessing How You Prospect

Sales Hacker

In this blueprint, we provide insights into the best prospecting methods for different go-to-market (GTM) strategies. Prospecting is about having a conversation with a client. A prospect is a company or person who matches the profile of a client. Four Prospecting Approaches.

Smart Selling Visions: Up-Close with Top Revenue Leader Greg Sherrill, CEO of @ChannelRocket

Smart Selling Tools

This week I interview Greg Sherrill, CEO and Co-Founder of Channel Rocket. Nancy: What does Channel Rocket do? Channel Rocket is a SaaS sales enablement platform that helps manufacturers grow sales through their direct and indirect sales channels.

How to Be Persistent in Sales Without Annoying Your Prospects

Hubspot Sales

So you've done the preliminary research on a prospect and it looks like you could really help their company. Use these tips for following up with a prospect without bothering them. Choose the right channel to reach out. Use less formal channels to build rapport.

7 Steps to a Creative Sales Contest Even Your Prospects Will Love

Sales Hacker

Guiding prospects to reach their own conclusion on how working with you will improve their lives is much more effective than simply listing features. But sometimes you need creative help to generate those scenarios for your prospects. The Best Sales Contest For Your Prospects.

How to Reignite a Prospective Customer that Suddenly Goes Dark

Miller Heiman Group

Have you ever had a prospective B2B customer suddenly go dark? You likely feel frustrated and nervous, as you may have spent as much as five months in the sales process with this prospect. A 2018 CSO Insights study found that B2B buyers at medium- to large-sized companies spend an average of five months to make a buying decision of $10,000 or more—involving an average of 6.4 Did you make the best use of your prospect’s time? Revisit your view of the decision makers.

45 Sales Prospecting Tips to Help Sellers Identify & Connect with Uber-Busy Buyers

Hubspot Sales

Prospecting is hard for most salespeople. In fact, getting a response from prospects was identified as the hardest part of the sales process in the 2018 State of Inbound Sales Report. They are also top-notch experts at prospecting. Set Yourself Up for Sales Prospecting Success.

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9 Places Salespeople Can Find New Prospects Fast

Hubspot Sales

How to Find Prospects. Prospecting can be tedious and time-consuming, but it’s something that has to be done to keep pipelines healthy. However, while sales reps can’t avoid prospecting, they can certainly make it easier for themselves. Where Do Salespeople Find Prospects?

9 Little-Known Ways to Find New Prospects on LinkedIn

Hubspot Sales

LinkedIn Prospecting Tips. Reach Out to Prospects in New Roles. See Who’s Commented On Your Prospects’ Posts. They keep their profiles in tip-top shape, look up their prospects' profiles before calling or emailing, and keep close tabs on what potential customers post in groups. Reps also know how to search for prospects and narrow results by industry, company, location, and other specifications. How to Use LinkedIn for Sales Prospecting.

8 Ways to Use BASHO Emails in Cold Email Outreach – With Examples

DiscoverOrg Sales

They’re a critical part of personalized prospecting and account-based strategy. A “BASHO email” is a fancy-pants name for a very personalized B2B email , usually addressed to a decision maker at a high-value account. Which situations are appropriate for this type of prospecting?

To Get B2B Leads, Pick Up the Damn Phone!

No More Cold Calling

But very few understand how to incorporate technology into their prospecting strategy. So, they rely on outdated tactics that fail to engage the 21st-century buyer—tactics like cold calling, sending cold emails, and stalking prospects on social media.

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Generating Leads at Trade Shows: The A-Z Guide for 2019

DiscoverOrg Sales

Even so, trade-show events are still one of the best ways to get your solution in front of a crowd of likely prospects: 41% of companies consider event marketing to be their top channel for lead generation. Connect with prospects at the time of contact.

Stop Cold Calling: Get the One-Call Meeting

Sales Hacker

Sales teams struggle to get a consistent stream of qualified leads in the pipe and consistently score meetings with decision-makers. But picture a world where you’ll only talk to people who want to talk to you, get meetings with one call, and collapse your prospecting time.

Do Your Best Sales Detective Work On Prospects


The true sales hunters will dive 10,000 leagues deep below the ocean and know what their prospects had for breakfast that morning. If you don’t have a provocative business case that will pique your prospective customer’s interest, you’re sunk like the Titanic. This means you can message your prospects freely through LinkedIn without it counting against your InMail threshold of 30 per month. Adding prospects on Facebook is risky.

Opening Executive Level Doors with Caryn Kopp

Igniting Sales Transformation

Service where they get their clients meetings with high level decision makers in almost every major company. Caryn will tell you how to figure out what to say to pique the interest of busy, high-level prospects when they get so many calls and emails from competitors.

Five Ways to Amp Up Direct Sales

Sales and Marketing Management

In this context, I’m referring to companies that sell their products and services directly to their customer base rather than selling through retail or other sales channels (distributors, value-added resellers, system integrators, and so on).

6 Top Reasons Sales Leaders are Scared of Social Selling

Sales Benchmark Index

84% of B2B decision makers begin their buying process with a referral. This is an important decision for you. LinkedIn is the predominant channel right now. It might disrupt my team’s current prospecting routine”. It’s an unclogged channel and much more effective.

Your Prospects Aren’t Responding To Your Emails? Maybe It’s Your Subject Line. Prospecting Email Strategies To Increase The Success of Your Email Campaigns– Part One

Keith Rosen

Developing an email template compelling enough to elicit a response from a prospect is hard enough. The Referral Subject Line: What if you’re prospecting through referrals but the person you’re sending the email to has not a clue who you are?

How Social Sellers Build Their Pipeline with LinkedIn

Sales Benchmark Index

This post describes the Social Seller's strategy to grow their prospect list through LinkedIn. These are the decision-makers you need to access. Research your customer’s entire network to find the decision-makers. The Customer Decision-makers.

The Best Cold Calling Tip Is Stop Immediately (Do This Instead)

No More Cold Calling

My definition of a cold call is any attempt to reach a prospect who doesn’t know you and doesn’t expect to hear from you. There are many different estimates about the number of touches that it takes to reach a cold prospect, and none of them are promising.

5 Ways Marketing Can Contribute to Social Selling Excellence

Sales Benchmark Index

Yet many reps struggle to get that critical first meeting with a decision maker. At its core, Social Selling is a modern prospecting methodology that fills the funnel with opportunities. TURN REPS INTO MARKETING CHANNELS.

Beyond the Chatbot: Tips and Tricks for Sales Enablement Chat

DiscoverOrg Sales

To understand chat, and how it is specifically used in sales enablement activities, I sat down with Billy Peterson, Account Development Manager at Tellwise, to explore use cases, best practices, and what demand-gen teams can expect from the channel to put them ahead of the competition.

5 Ways to Supercharge Your Sales Enablement Efforts

DiscoverOrg Sales

In particular, consideration needs to be given to how customers make their decisions, how they can utilize the products or services sold to them, and specific obstacles. “Align all your efforts to what really matters, which is how your potential customers approach challenges, make buying decisions, and implement or use your products and services,” says Tamara Schenk , research director at CSO Insights.

[VIDEO] Whiteboard Wednesday: Increase Retention in Sales – with Data (Steve Waters)

DiscoverOrg Sales

But you’ll have to call through the switchboard, so you’ll get a gatekeeper whose job is to make sure that you’re not going to waste that decision-maker’s time. Welcome to another Whiteboard Wednesday, hosted by Steve Waters , DiscoverOrg’s Director of Sales.