February, 2021

Cold Calling Guidelines for Practical and Actionable Prospecting

Zoominfo

So you’ve got yourself a list of new leads to turn into possible customers. Now comes the hard part — the cold call. Daily, sales reps (mostly SDRs) face the daunting task of turning cold calls into warm calls. Sales reps look to increase conversion rates by upping their cold call game.

Solution vs Budget: The Great Dilemma

Anthony Cole Training

Typically, when a salesperson doesn't win an account it's due to a few different factors; the prospect didn't have a compelling reason to make a change, the salesperson didn't do enough to uncover their capacity to invest, or the incumbent wasn't properly eliminated from the running.

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Preparing Your Sales Organization For Success in a Hybrid Workplace

SBI Growth

As 2020 is finally in the rear-view mirror, the workplace as we have known it looks drastically different. Sellers are growing accustomed to the remote working environment, and the top players have quickly transformed their workflows to accompany the rapid.

How to Build an Inside Sales Culture that Rocks Your Revenues

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Sabrina Ferraioli What makes a great company? Its products? Its customer service? Its sales expertise? The management team? While each component is essential, we need to look beyond individual elements to something all-encompassing that drives a company to achieve. It's the culture. .

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 Baseball Experience That Continues to Generate a 28% Increases in Sales

Understanding the Sales Force

32 years ago, back in the winter of 1989, I experienced one of the most memorable weeks of my life. I attended Red Sox Fantasy Camp where campers like me, all greater than 30 years old and most a LOT older than that, were treated to an incredible baseball experience.

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Sales Manager Rule #1: Coaching to Improve Skills

Steven Rosen

Chris committed to coaching to improve the skills of his sales team. is a district sales manager who just took my Focused Sales Coaching online program. He has done well implementing the program and is so close to being a great sales manager.

Enterprise CRM’s Future is in Company Growth

Zoominfo

Enterprise customer relationship management (CRM) systems aren’t just an upselling gimmick from your standard CRM. Larger (enterprise) companies have different digital asset requirements compared to smaller companies, including their CRM.

The Digital Evolution and Its Impact on Revenue Growth in 2021

SBI Growth

One of the main differences this past year was the emphasis on digital strategies geared towards getting closer to the customer rather than traditional cost-cutting. The impact of this is profound, and in industries where getting closer to the customer.

5 Proactive Ways to Increase Sales Online in 2021

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Jo Barnes 2020 was a year of turbulence in almost every aspect of life (understatement of the century?), and businesses were no exception. In the age of COVID-19, every industry is shifting as much as possible into the online space.

Best Practices for Pay Transparency Around Your Sales Reps

Speaker: Grayson Morris, CEO, Performio & Lisa Wallace, Co-Founder, Assemble

It's no secret that employees are leaving their jobs for greener pastures. Many are frustrated with their compensation and indicate this as a major driver of attrition. Learn how pay transparency around quota-bearing roles can help you retain and motivate your reps in this webinar!

Cold Calling Isn’t Dead

The Pipeline

I had the opportunity to sit down with Nancy Calabrese, on her Conversational Selling. We chated keys to sales and prospecting success, as well as: Choosing to either fall for excuses or execute a strategy. Evaluating metrics, and what type of measurement is best. Utilizing voicemail effectively.

5 Reasons to Follow a Script

Mr. Inside Sales

Before you get on your high horse and tell me you wouldn’t be caught dead using a script, consider: If I were to record your prospecting and demo calls for a week, and then transcribe what you say, what would I get? Your script.

How Overthinking the Turnover Problem Impacts Hiring Salespeople

Understanding the Sales Force

When I was growing up in the hilly areas of central Massachusetts, snowstorms meant that unless cars had chains or studs on their snow tires, cars would not get enough traction to drive up a slippery hill.

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Top 10 Sales Intelligence Tools to Use for Your 2021 Campaigns

Zoominfo

Manual sales prospecting and lead generation doesn’t get your sales and marketing teams where they need to be for their quotas — and it wastes time.

The Truth About Sales Agility: Separating Fact From Fiction

Speaker: Michelle Vazzana

In this rich, research-based session, Dr. Michelle Vazzana will explain both the powerful research findings on high-performing agile sellers and sales managers, and the interim steps organizations can take to ultimately transform their salesforce.

How Sales Leaders Activate Key Data to Drive Alignment

SBI Growth

Death by information overload—a theme and phrase we often hear in the age of information technology and big data. Decision paralysis is derived from the inability to process data. As digital evolution continues to push data volume and make market.

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Expand Your Use of Digital Channels to Hit Quota

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Shawn Finder Ask sales and marketing leaders what digital channels they leverage to generate leads and help their teams hit quota and you’ll likely get the same answer over and over: cold calls and emails.

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Time To Decide How You View Time

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. People deal with time as though it was a fickle dance partner, “if I work with it, I can stretch and do things I know it can’t do.” As you know I think time management is a stupid concept that just leads to more work. The only thing malleable about time is you.

A Better Way to Follow Up on Emails

Mr. Inside Sales

Many sales reps struggle when following up on emails they’ve sent out to prospects (or even clients!). When they get the prospect on the phone, they open with: “Did you get the email I sent?”. Did you have a chance to review my email?”.

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.

How Pitchers Fielding Practice is Exactly the Same as Salespeople Role-Playing

Understanding the Sales Force

It's short article Friday. Less is more. My Twitter feed had the funniest 1-minute baseball video I have ever seen. It was pitcher fielding practice (PFP) and the coach was miked up.

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Email Subject Line Spam Words to Avoid in Your Next Campaign

Zoominfo

There are certain words you don’t, can’t, shouldn’t, and mustn’t use within your email subject line if you want to pique people’s interest while avoiding spam blockers.

Survival of the Fittest or the Boldest? How Market Leaders Get Ahead

SBI Growth

Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste. As a CEO leading through the pandemic, you’ve heard “never let a crisis go to waste.” ” Still, what practical takeaways from 2020 will place you among the top performers emerging from one of the.

Will TikTok Work for B2B?

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Jake Rheude Getting in early on a good idea can play a big part in future success. Ask the people whose families sailed on the Mayflower or those who bought Bitcoin when it was valued at $8 (at least the ones who held it rather than spending it on pizza ).

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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!

31 Seconds That Make a Prospecting Call

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. There is a lot of folk myth b t out there about the telephone and its value in today’s B2B selling. Many would have you believe it does not work, which may be true for them but not for others. The view that modern selling is different, the phone is a relic.

The Terrible Twos: Getting Your Prospects Attention

Anthony Cole Training

The pandemic has caused fewer face to face meetings, and many salespeople have yet to make the pivot (successfully) to virtual relationship building. In this article, we cover the impact and importance of speaking your prospects "love language" when setting a meeting and engaging them further in conversation. qualifying prospects sales meetings sales prospecting

How Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Impacts Hiring Salespeople

Understanding the Sales Force

When I was growing up in the hilly areas of central Massachusetts, snowstorms meant that unless cars had chains or studs on their snow tires, cars would not get enough traction to drive up a slippery hill.

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14 Data and Business Analytics Leaders to Watch

Zoominfo

At ZoomInfo, our very lifeblood is data. Everything we do for our customers is based on understanding how data and analytics affect business operations. So we pay close attention to the data and business analytics leaders making an impact in every industry.

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.

Insights From SBI’s Latest CEO Advisory Meeting

SBI Growth

Nearing the end of 2020, less than a dozen market-leading CEOs gathered for SBI’s fall Advisory Meeting to discuss common challenges faced throughout the year as well as share best practices for trending topics, including: Using the Right Data for Right.

Getting More Implementation From Your Outstanding Training Programs

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Robert Workman As a trainer, especially a trainer of salespeople and sales managers, you bust your butt to do a great job.

The Phrase of the Year Is Seller Access

No More Cold Calling

Are your buyers clamoring to talk to you? My phone rang off the hook the last half of 2020. Why the sudden interest in referral sales? A sudden decline in seller access. When the economy shrinks and companies cut budgets, buyers don’t want to talk to salespeople.