5 Questions to Guarantee Qualified Lead Generation

No More Cold Calling

The problem might be a lack of qualified leads. If their lead generation activities weren’t producing qualified leads , those sales efforts were doomed from the start. Regroup, learn, debrief, and change the way they approach lead generation.

Questions to Ask Before Investing in Lead Generation

Pointclear

About this time of the year we start to receive calls from prospects wishing to start new lead generation projects ASAP. I need leads NOW!” The fact is they needed leads before now. How many were generated? Lead Generation Lead Management Cost Per Lead

3 Ways to Guarantee Referral Prospecting Success

No More Cold Calling

That’s why referral selling is the only prospecting strategy that ensures qualified lead generation. If it were, every sales organization would have a system in place to guarantee these results. What does it take to guarantee referral prospecting success?

The Ultimate Guide to Outsourcing Sales Development and Lead Generation

Sales Hacker

How to think about Lead Generation / SDR Outsourcing. How to evaluate your Lead Generation Provider. None of these aspects will guarantee you that the dining experience will be amazing, but the lack of good answers to the below questions put your success at high risk.

How to Pick a Right Lead Generation Company

MarketJoy

Have you ever had a bad experience using a lead generation company? Now I am not saying that all lead generation companies are bad, or you shouldn’t outsource your lead generation. The goal of this article is not to discourage you from outsourcing your lead generation, but to educate you to choose a company that will likely provide a positive experience. Keep in mind that quality will always trump quantity in lead generation.

Fresh tips to handle B2B lead generation using live chat

PandaDoc

Lead generation is one of the biggest concerns of B2B companies. In the abundance of brands, products, and services, it is becoming increasingly difficult to generate and utilize leads. This is why 80% of marketers say their lead generation efforts are only slightly or somewhat effective. In this post, we will show you fresh tips to handle B2B lead generation using live chat.

ROI now Guaranteed on Value Marketing Tools

The ROI Guy

Alinean announced this week an ROI Guarantee for Value Marketing Tool campaigns. Designed for B2B marketers, to drive better engagements and assure that lead generation goals are exceeded, this program combines compelling Interactive White Papers and Benefit Estimators with integrating e-mail marketing to exclusive targeted communities.

7 Sales Triggers Guaranteed to Uncover New Sales Opportunities

Sales Hacker

How many extra sales do you think GDPR-compliant products saw in the months leading up to May 25 this year? As the GDPR drew closer, their sales team could reach out to old and new prospects alike, offering to make their lead generation completely GDPR compliant.

Learn How to Get the Gatekeeper on Your Side

No More Cold Calling

Why is getting past the gatekeeper and finding qualified leads so challenging for salespeople? It starts with inbound leads: responding to leads from marketing, answering website inquiries, and following up with podcast and webinar attendees.

How to Prospect at Trade Shows: The Ultimate 10-Step Checklist

DiscoverOrg Sales

Jake uses DiscoverOrg to generate this list and see who might be in attendance. Jake uses the event maps and schedules to take notes and check off leads. You can avoid the post-show scramble by organizing your contacts and guaranteeing your own best results. PRO TIP : Work with marketing to set a specific number of leads to talk to. Avoid the elevator pitch; instead, use your research to lead prospects into more memorable, in-depth conversations.

How Digital Dependence Derails Account Based Selling Teams

No More Cold Calling

Some Lead Generation Tools Never Change. Despite what you’ll often hear from technology gurus about lead generation tools, sales success isn’t determined by who has the best technology; it’s determined by who has the best relationships.

The Complete Guide to Effective Sales Voicemail (Plus Scripts and Example Recordings)

Sales Hacker

In a typical week those voicemails could generate a grand total of one returned call each day. Those calls were their warmest, best leads. Seven Voicemail Scripts that Guarantee Callbacks. Voicemails Lead to Callbacks… eventually. What if this is a business lead?

Build It, They Will Come?

The ROI Guy

Post deployment, there are still some key things you need to deliver the expected number of leads, drive engagements and create significant sales-ready opportunities. interactive white paper Value Marketing guaranteed leads program Pisello Benefits Estimator Alinean Lead Generation

April Referral Selling Insights

No More Cold Calling

Sales teams who adopt referral selling have an advantage: Their referral sources generate enough value for prospects to agree to a meeting. I decided that cold calling was not the way to generate qualified sales leads. 3 Ways to Guarantee Referral Prospecting Success.

Now You Can Learn How to Close More Business with Referrals!

No More Cold Calling

How a referral guarantees a one-call meeting. My LinkedIn Learning referral program is perfect for sales teams looking for lead generation techniques to ensure a consistent stream of qualified leads. Check out my NEW online sales training course on LinkedIn Learning.

5 Ways to Overcome Your Hesitance to Call Prospects

MJ Hoffman

They’re less anxious than usual, which leads to confidence that’s apparent to buyers. Prepare your lead list, phone numbers, and research, and go to a conference room or another part of the office with your phone. 4) Switch Leads With A Teammate.

5 Ways to Overcome Your Hesitance to Call Prospects

MJ Hoffman

They’re less anxious than usual, which leads to confidence that’s apparent to buyers. Prepare your lead list, phone numbers, and research, and go to a conference room or another part of the office with your phone. 4) Switch Leads With A Teammate.

2013 will NOT be better than 2012! Unless you do this…

Smart Selling Tools

I guarantee you’ll walk away with one or more tools you can implement immediately to start you down the path toward higher achievement in 2013. Do you want to accomplish more in 2013? Do you want to do more? Learn more? Sell more?

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3 Keys to A Successful Content Syndication Program

SugarCRM

Those vendors agree to a minimum number of “leads” they will deliver in a given time. Anyway, it’s a good channel to test and it delivers a guaranteed set of leads. My experience with testing Content Syndication programs is that though leads are quality in terms of data, the buyer intent of prospects coming through Content Syndication is typically very early in the buyer’s journey. Engagement digital marketing lead generation

A Better Way to Go Mobile – Interactive White Paper (powered by Alinean)

The ROI Guy

A mobile application platform provider had an urgent requirement to generate a wealth of qualified leads, particularly connecting and engaging with enterprise web and application managers seeking to take their apps mobile in a timelier, more cost effective manner.

What is the Value of a Lead?

The ROI Guy

The Value of a Lead The new content and tools are likely to require an investment on your part, to develop the new content and interactive tools to meet new buyer expectations. However, we aren’t looking for the absolute contribution, just a conservative method to determine if the value of each lead the marketing program generates, so we can be sure it will be worth investing in, and a so we can begin assigning some value to the program once its up and running.

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Guest Post: The Fallacy of Appointment Setting

Jonathan Farrington

Most companies have previously experienced lead traction issues. The biggest complaint heard from C-level executives is that they have historically had no idea whether or not leads were being followed up.

A Simple Approach to Small Biz Lead Gen And the 3 Barriers to Doing What Works

SalesProInsider

Generate more leads and then convert them. Lead gen and lead conversion both need effort, time, confidence, resources, and skill. Lead Generation Simplified. It’s hard to determine where to put your time, money, and energy for lead gen activities.

Fifty Tips to Make it Rain Quality Leads

Sales Benchmark Index

These tips represent best practices from leading Sales & Marketing organizations. You will get access to more guides, templates and tools to help your lead generation efforts. 50 Tips to Make it Rain Quality Leads. Leading indicators are better than lagging indicators.

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The 11th Question to Ask Before Buying a Marketing Automation Solution

Pointclear

As I read the article, it occurred to me that I would add an eleventh critical question: Do you have best-practice lead generation and lead nurturing processes in place before you implement a marketing automation solution?

October Referral Selling Insights

No More Cold Calling

Year after year, “the inability to generate qualified leads” tops CSO Insights’ list of B2B sales challenges. The lead generation problem is chronic and increasing. 5 Questions to Guarantee Qualified Lead Generation.

50 Tips to Make it Rain Quality Leads

Sales Benchmark Index

These tips represent best practices from leading Sales & Marketing organizations. You will get access to more guides, templates and tools to help your lead generation efforts. 50 Tips to Make it Rain Quality Leads. Leading indicators are better than lagging indicators.

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Marketing Managers Must Know the Sales Quotas

Pointclear

James Obermayer, Executive Director and CEO of the Sales Lead Management Association and President of Sales Leakage Consulting is a regular guest blogger with ViewPoint. Marketing must help guarantee this number and keep building the pipeline. How many qualified leads are needed.

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Why Is It So Hard to Ask for a Referral? [February Referral Selling Insights]

No More Cold Calling

A referral introduction guarantees you score almost every meeting in one call, and you convert prospects to clients well more than 50 percent of the time. If you’re working too hard and still not getting the sales leads that you need, it’s time to change the game. It’s noisy out there.

The Dangers of Using Cost per Lead as a Metric to Measure Marketing

Pointclear

Twice over the past two years I blogged about the dangers of using cost per lead as a metric to measure marketing. As a foundation, I published three blogs in 2012 in which I outlined three critical elements that impact B2B lead generation costs in the complex sale: 1. Do you believe that an enterprise software solution lead, as an example, should be budgeted to cost $300 or less? The marketing team sees this as a “great source of leads”.

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3 Important Ways Account-Based Sales Teams Can Stay Relevant

No More Cold Calling

Here are three ways to guarantee sales leads for your B2B sales team. So, by occasionally referring customers to his competitors, he gets referrals from them and builds relationships that could lead to business-development opportunities in the future.

Trade Show Prospecting Toolkit: The Ultimate Collection

DiscoverOrg Sales

All attendants expect to see a return on that investment: leads. Lots of warm leads. For walk events, we get about 400 leads per walk event, of which half are “hot” (sales accepted) leads. We’ve got the ultimate collection to get the most of your trade show – with step-by-step instructions, plus creative tips for everything from making yourself memorable to follow-up techniques guaranteed to get a reply.

Why Asking for Referrals Isn’t All That Matters for Account Based Selling Teams

No More Cold Calling

So, it makes sense that people think I believe referrals are the only way to ensure qualified sales lead generation. Your inbound sales lead generation strategies stay—blogs, webinars, podcasts, nurture marketing, website, eBooks, whitepapers, surveys, you name it.

You Can’t Automate Me: November Referral Selling Insights

No More Cold Calling

Text messages with truncated words or 140-character Twitter posts are not the kind of meaningful, effective dialogue that guarantees qualified sales leads. . Why Do People Make So Many Lead Generation Mistakes?

Does Anti-Social Selling have its place?

Sales 2.0

So this is how you follow up on inbound leads. It was all about metrics around lead generation. I could not guarantee I was going to buy their product but if figured I may be able to help somehow. “Do you guys not have clients?”

How to Score More Sales Leads: Don’t Believe the Buyer 2.0 Myths

No More Cold Calling

Yet, many sales reps buy into the mythical statistics and ridiculous promises floating around the Internet about how to drive sales leads in the digital age. Wake-up call: You’re in the wrong job if you believe everything you hear about lead generation techniques.

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How Many “Leads” Does $100,000 Buy?

Pointclear

A senior marketing executive once got so frustrated with his sales counterpart that he offered the following choices for spending $100,000 on a lead generation campaign: Option. Content Aggregator “Leads”. Sales Qualified Leads. The frustration by the CMO stemmed from running various campaigns only to have sales either ignore the leads or complain loudly about lead quality. A viscous cycle: Marketing generates leads, sales ignores them.

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March Referral Selling Insights

No More Cold Calling

There’s a new generation of women in sales, and not just in entry-level roles. For more on women in sales—and the power of referrals for lead generation—check out this month’s blog posts from No More Cold Calling: Women in Sales: 5 Ways to Get Your Voice Heard.

5 Reasons Not to Outsource Sales Development (and 3 Reasons You Should)

Hubspot Sales

Sales outsourcing can be a good way for organizations to increase lead generation and sales without investing in onboarding and the cost associated with full-time sales reps. Other hallmarks of bad fits are short sales cycles or largely horizontal pools of leads.

Sales Leads Are Not the Problem

Increase Sales

Once again I realized sales leads are not the problem for the majority of small business owners and professional sales people. The inability to increase sales is not because of these perceived problems of: Not enough sales leads.

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