3 Ways for Better Follow Up in Sales

Score More Sales

Recently we posted about a study that showed the power and necessity of follow up in building relationships with buyers who ultimately do business with you. The same is true for companies in your geographic territory who fit one of your buyer profiles.

3 Ways for Better Follow Up in Sales

Score More Sales

Recently we posted about a study that showed the power and necessity of follow up in building relationships with buyers who ultimately do business with you. The same is true for companies in your geographic territory who fit one of your buyer profiles.

How to Optimize Inside Sales Territories

Sales Benchmark Index

To learn the latest on why insides sales is on the rise sign up for our Making the Number Tour here.). Where I have seen some of the greatest amount of pain is around territory design. So let's walk through my framework on how to optimize inside sales territories. 4 Lenses to Optimize for Inside Sales Territories. To effectively design territories it is critical to identify the potential value of each target customer in the marketplace. Follow @The_Meeks.

How to Take Action on Your Territory Plan for a Successful Year Ahead

Openview

The beginning of the year is typically a time where you either get a new territory or simply start from scratch with your current one. How do you best take action on your territory plan? Make sure your territory plan has action items that are time sensitive. Ahh, the New Year.

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The Pipeline

In the discussions leading up to the event we wanted to deliver something of substance, people can put into practice right away in almost every market segment, and something that would have impact now, before the end of the year. I can be up to date in their real world and social activities.

What’s it Like in “Me Only Territory?”

Jonathan Farrington

Last week I asked: “So you think you are selling consultatively – Let’s find out ” and this is a follow-up post. These people are all operating exclusively in “me-too territory”. Now we are entering “only-me territory” – the most hallowed turf of the sales world.

Announcing Our 3rd Annual Guide to the Best Sales Acceleration Tools #TopSalesTools

Smart Selling Tools

There’s no better place to learn how you can get more leads, motivate your sales reps, get deals signed faster, hold better conversations, convert more leads into opportunities, strategize, collaborate, forecast, follow-up, engage, AND close. Territory Management & Quota.

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What Sales Tools do You Use to Fuel Your Revenue?

Smart Selling Tools

Announcing the Top 40 Sales Tools of 2014 - a multi-media guide that brings you up to speed on the best tools to increase sale productivity. Territory & Account Planning. How badly do you want your team to blow away their quota? Pretty badly right?

What Sales Tools do You Use to Fuel Your Revenue?

Smart Selling Tools

Announcing the Top 40 Sales Tools of 2014 - a multi-media guide that brings you up to speed on the best tools to increase sale productivity. Territory & Account Planning. Follow Nancy on Twitter @sellingtools or subscribe to her Sales Productivity blog.

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What Sales Tools do You Use to Fuel Your Revenue?

Smart Selling Tools

Announcing the Top 40 Sales Tools of 2014 - a multi-media guide that brings you up to speed on the best tools to increase sale productivity. Territory & Account Planning. Follow Nancy on Twitter @sellingtools or subscribe to her Sales Productivity blog.

What Sales Tools do You Use to Fuel Your Revenue?

Smart Selling Tools

Announcing the Top 40 Sales Tools of 2014 - a multi-media guide that brings you up to speed on the best tools to increase sale productivity. Territory & Account Planning. Follow Nancy on Twitter @sellingtools or subscribe to her Sales Productivity blog.

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To Manage Sales You Must Manage Sales Leads

Pointclear

Once this question of “why it is a sales function” is answered and agreed on, and once the sales manager realizes that the percentage of sales lead follow-up is a competitive advantage, then he or she can finally begin to understand that to control sales, he or she must manage sales leads.

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Sales Lead Management Leads to a Lower Cost of Sales

Pointclear

First, I got Jake to agree that sales lead follow-up was low in his direct sales force, and that if follow-up increased, so would the closing ratio. Follow-up is the responsibility of the sales reps and as reported in the CRM system it was only 15%.

Unleashing the Power of Frontline Sales Management, Part 2: What ‘Good’ Looks Like

Sales and Marketing Management

As a result, they often retain weaker performers, believing it is better than having an open territory. They constantly reassess sales territories to optimize results. Great managers don’t accept existing territories as unchangeable. are required for each territory?

7 Quick Wins for Sales and Marketing Alignment

DiscoverOrg Sales

You guys take forever to follow-up on our leads – and you wonder why they don’t convert? MARKETING: Maybe if you actually followed up the same day. Many companies have not caught up to this new reality. Set up Marketing SLA Reporting.

How to Setup a Commission Plan in Six Steps

Xactly

Often, it includes a pay mix , made up of a base salary and variable commission pay. To help ensure you set your sales team up for success, here are six steps to setup a commission plan. It identifies your capacity needs, quota allocations, and sales territory design.

12 inside sales skills you need to master to be a top-performing rep

Close.io

The best way to come up with alternative solutions, is to start with your own (and your organization’s) core beliefs to determine what the ideal outcome should eventually look like. What happens when you dial a prospect and they pick up the phone? Following up like a pro.

How To Love Your Sales Role

Score More Sales

You are willing to work hard, with grit and tenacity to build up the potential. It is worth the commute into the office, and all of the follow-up it took to get you and your buyer there.

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What the Fortune 500 List Teaches the Sales SVP

Sales Benchmark Index

Most comp issues are not about comp – they are really territory or quota problems. Sirius Decisions says that B2B sales forces only follow up on 20% of leads. Of those they follow up with, they view 70% as not ready to buy. Follow @MarkSynek.

Five Sales Etiquette Rules That Matter

No More Cold Calling

Relationships, personal connections, and follow up power your referral network. New communication platforms, like Facebook and LinkedIn, have blurred the lines of appropriateness and we’re all left wondering how to navigate unchartered social territory.

The sales rep said, “I never got a lead yet that turned into a sale.”

Pointclear

Everybody wanted to get out, hit the lobby bar and trade stories about high prices, the lack of new products, how their new quotas were too high and their territories too small. He looked around the room, now clearly the leader while I was the spectator, and hands started to go up.

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5 Ingredients To Win In Sales

Score More Sales

Complicated commission plans or unwieldy territory rules and exceptions cause a half-baked sales team. They need to track their buyers and clients through social platforms or by aggregated content specific to their industry niche, geographic territory, or through named accounts.

The Science of Creating Demand, Upon Demand, When Demand is Needed

Pointclear

Compared the count of doctor’s offices by zip code against the fixed sales territories by zip code for each sales person. Extrapolated the total number of medical devices on average that would be sold in each territory (by zip code). Made up the short-fall.

Re-Engineering Your Revenue Supply Chain to Avoid the ‘Amazon Effect’

Sales and Marketing Management

Traditional customer relationship management (CRM) systems were never designed to support dedicated sales prospecting roles, and they fall short when it comes to meeting the needs of SDRs and sales prospecting teams in three important ways: No automated way to organize their day – Sales prospectors need automated queues and dashboards that continually serve up the best next prospect to pursue. Clear understanding of territory and assigned leads.

How To Survive The Great January Talent Exodus

Sales Benchmark Index

If you’re caught totally unprepared, the territories are vacant for months. Sign up for our 2013 Tour and receive the Talent Retention Checklist to start planning for your new year. Replant these seedlings in a ripe territory when necessary. Follow up on their suggestions.

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Money Monday Strategic Prospecting Plan

Score More Sales

You think this just comes up naturally in your thought process? Show up at your desk ready to go because you’ve thought through these questions in advance, and have a game plan in place. When will you follow-up, and how?

Your Ultimate Guide to Prospecting

MJ Hoffman

This necessitates following up … and following up on your follow ups. The “how,” “when,” and “what” of following up is important to get right if a rep hopes to snag the buyer’s attention and make a sale.

Your Ultimate Guide to Prospecting

MJ Hoffman

This necessitates following up … and following up on your follow ups. The “how,” “when,” and “what” of following up is important to get right if a rep hopes to snag the buyer’s attention and make a sale.

The Rise of the Agile Performance Review

Sales Benchmark Index

Sign up for the onsite session for your leadership team. It’s not enough to assign developmental actions once per year and follow up a year later. Changes to Territory coverage. The addition or subtraction of a key account from the territory will do likewise.

5 Star Selling: From Beginning to Excellence – Lee Davis

The Pipeline

From getting organized for greater efficiency, to prioritizing your accounts to develop better territory call plans. It reviews follow-up in great detail, as Lee will tell you, following up properly is often the difference between great salespeople and those at the back of the pack.

How to Track and Drive Productivity for Remote Sales and Customer Service Reps in 2019

Sales Hacker

Follow these steps to coach, communicate, and collaborate with your remote sales and customer service teams more effectively. You should establish clear guidelines and playbooks for them to follow that leave as little guesswork as possible in the equation.

Why Sales Leaders Shouldn't Skip this Critical Hiring Step

Sales Benchmark Index

Everyone involved in the hiring process gives him a thumbs up. You end up turning him over a year later. In return you receive an empty territory and wasted resources. Did they ask follow on questions? Follow-Up – do not present this as a step to the candidate. They should send a follow-up communication after the face-to-face meeting. Some things to look for: Do they send a follow-up communication in a timely manner?

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How to Drive More Sales Every Quarter

Steven Rosen

To have an effective business planning process it is important that companies build in proper follow up and follow through to ensure execution and establish accountability to the business planning process. Effective Quarterly Business Reviews Drive Sales Performance.

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Selling … Still a Numbers Game?

Adaptive Business Services

I began my B2B selling career back in 1977 when I went to work for a national company and I was assigned a geographic territory in Los Angeles where I was expected to make 30 in-person cold-calls each day. and I could make up to $145.80 We made all of these calls for the simple reason that it was the only way that we could determine the potential of each and every business, in our territory, to purchase our products.

Four Ways the Cloud Helps Sales Grow

Score More Sales

Imagine a time when you can work totally on the go with your mobile device – phone or tablet – to create business, follow-up with customers, train your team, assess your pipeline, and work a smooth system.

The Six Skills of Great Sales VPs

Sales Benchmark Index

He helps the new reps ramp up quickly. He’s looking at compensation analysis, territory design, and sales structure. She follows up to ensure skill building activities are completed. Follow @DrewZarges. Follow @MakingTheNumber.

The Challenge with The Challenger Sale

Sales Benchmark Index

Hunters assume a generalist role in a territory. Last, an auditor should follow up to ensure these sessions aren’t just “box checking”. Follow @DrewZarges. Follow @MakingTheNumber. It’s been two years since The Challenger Sale was published.

Intent Data Turns a Buyer-Centric World From a Curse into a Blessing

Sales Hacker

The latest statistics from Forrester indicate that 63% of B2B buyers prefer to research on their own, up from 53% three years ago. Now you can use intent data to prioritize your follow-up with the companies that are reading about issues you can help resolve.

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Becoming a Master Networker – Series Intro

Adaptive Business Services

Well, I’m mixing it up again! We might actually end up with 10 steps or maybe even 20. As luck would have it, I met two local gals at that meeting, we struck up a friendship, and the three of us then went about and created a group. Would you rather make cold calls or follow-up on a referral? Let’s finish up this article with a story. I had no strict territory but, I also had no accounts and I was not taking any company leads.

5 Ways to Create a Successful Sales Coaching Program

Steven Rosen

Or you can continue reading and benefit from 25 years of research in which I have learned that the best way to get the most out of your sales managers coaching is by implementing the following elements. Sales management training with no follow-up or reinforcement is just an event, nothing more nothing less. Follow a Formal Coaching Process. Other areas can include product knowledge, territory management, and key behavioral competencies.