New Leads Study Supports Quickness and Follow Up

Score More Sales

Their new study, The Ultimate Contact Strategy: How to Best Use Phone and Email for Contact and Conversion Success was just released this week. In the study, some key conclusions came from their analysis of data from 3.5

Financial Services Selling Skills – Guidelines for Asking Questions

Tom Hopkins

Three Guidelines for Asking Questions Because asking good questions is such an integral part of good selling I’ve given the matter a lot of study and thought over the years. I’ve boiled down all that knowledge into three basic guidelines. Guideline #1. Establish a bond before you attempt to control the process with questions. Establishing [.] Related posts: The Advantages of a Career in Financial Services. The Financial Services Presentation.

The 5 Critical Guidelines for Sales Presentations that Close Deals 

The Brooks Group

Coach your salespeople to follow these 5 Critical Sales Presentation Guidelines and they’ll be giving presentations that close deals in no time. Coach your reps to tailor their presentations with the features, benefits, and case studies most relevant to the buyer. (If

B2B Sales Emails that Open Conversations with Executives

Sales and Marketing Management

If you want to cut through the email clutter and increase your success rates, use these eight guidelines when you send your next email: Your Goal Is to Gain a Response. To back up your claim, link to a case study on your website that provides more details.

2 Birds with 1 Stone: Getting Ads and Link Building at the Same Time

Sales and Marketing Management

You Can Set Clear Guidelines for Media Outreach. When your PR and SEO teams are in sync, they have clear guidelines and understand their roles and responsibilities better. A solid PR strategy can help advance your link building efforts and keep them in line with Google’s guidelines. Author: Kostas Chiotis Picture this: your company wants to boost its sales with an incentive program. What do you do?

5 Tips For Cutting Overhead Costs and Unleashing Your Sales Team’s Potential

The Pipeline

In addition, new studies are showing that businesses using multi-tenant cloud data centers produce less carbon than businesses utilizing the same types of services in-house. The Pipeline Guest Post – Zoe Maldonado.

The Beginner’s Guide to Marketing for Financial Advisors


Create clear guidelines to make the program as transparent as possible and to ensure you follow any legal regulations on sign-on bonuses or gifts. In order to make your services more attractive, consider reaching out to top performing clients to create case studies.

4 Ways You and Your Partners Can Accelerate Your Channel Sales


To engage your partners and help them increase channel sales, it’s crucial that you provide a variety of shareable content—such as white papers, e-books, articles, infographics, case studies, webinars, and videos—on your PRM software.

How To Improve Your Negotiating Skills

The Accidental Negotiator

In order to take this large task and break it down into something that is more manageable, we need some guidelines on how to proceed. Negotiation training and study allows us to practice concepts, but the process of change is not complete when the training is over.

We Reviewed 25 Sales Decks. Here Are the Best

Hubspot Sales

Sticking to these five simple sales presentation guidelines, recommended by Marc Wayshak , will help you blow your competition away while dramatically increasing your chances of closing the sale. Incorporate case studies.

The Modern Manager’s Guide to a Productive Coaching Session


According to CSO Insights 2016 Sales Enablement Study, “companies with dynamic coaching programs (those that incorporate tech to increase sales productivity) achieve 28% higher win rates.” We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, coaching is crucial to success in sales.

[Message to Management]: 74 Percent of Salespeople Are Failing

No More Cold Calling

Dan Lyons explores this issue and shares research from the Objective Management Group in his Hubspot post, “ Study: 3 of 4 Sales Reps Have No Idea What They’re Doing.” Engineers study engineering. CFOs study accounting.”

Sales Tips: Qualitative or Quantitative Data – Which is Better?

Customer Centric Selling

It’s also common in market research studies when trying to collect ratings feedback, including the relative degree to which someone agrees or disagrees with specific statements, as well as ratings for product or vendor performance. Below are general guidelines for both types of data.

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How to Improve Your Sales Support Model through Tech Solutions


Otherwise read case studies and white papers, which many tech companies are more than willing to provide. Check out our guidelines here. Technology is essential in sales today. You need it to track performance, provide support and make accurate forecasts.

How B2B Buyers Search for Tech Solutions


There have been several studies on today’s buyer behavior, and one stand-out commonality is that B2B buyers go online first before reaching out to a sales team (if ever they do). Perhaps there are several strategies you can study and implement in order to influence the new B2B buyer.

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The Ultimate Guide to Creating and Using a Sales Playbook

Hubspot Sales

One study found best-performing companies are nearly twice as likely to have sales playbooks than “laggards.”. Provide some guidelines around when to pursue opportunities and when to let them go. Follow these guidelines to build a strong, executable sales playbook.

The Answer to Life, the Universe, & Everything

Hyper-Connected Selling

Fish’s Guidelines for a Good Life. Study rhetoric. In Douglas Adam’s 5-book trilogy, The Hitchhiker’s Guide the Galaxy , there’s a running gag about the Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything. The characters find out that the Answer is 42.

How BMW Would Have Benefited from Social Selling

Sales Benchmark Index

As the following BMW case study illustrates, Social Selling impacts the entire organization. Will they promote the brand according to corporate guidelines? Sales Operations leaders have seen the power of Social Selling. The top of the funnel is filling with highly qualified prospects.

[Missed Connections] Referral Selling Insights from June

No More Cold Calling

A 2011 study by Facebook and the University of Milan, which mined data from the social media site’s 721 million active users, found that the number of intermediate links between two strangers—or “degrees of separation”—is now only 4.74.

The B2B Sales Rep’s Guide to Facebook


One study reported only 31% of sales reps use social media in their day-to-day sales process ( source ). Studies show that Facebook posts with a visual element tend to perform best. It’s no secret that social selling can have a huge impact on a B2B organization’s bottom line.

How Good is Your Marketing Team?

Sales Benchmark Index

A great example of this principal was evident in a world class B2B company I studied. She made sure that the social marketing manager followed brand guidelines. This post is written for Marketing Leaders newly hired in an organization and those who want to keep pace in the industry.

The Case for Smarter CRM in 2013

Score More Sales

An Experian study found that 23% of data in a company’s database is incomplete or inaccurate. How to Get Started: Put guidelines in place for getting data entered in real-time. Mid-sized companies need better tools to help understand what customers need and want.

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How to Use DISC to Write Better Sales Emails

The Brooks Group

Personal experiences, testimonials and case studies are great choices. download your guideline. Behavior Style Communication Guidelines. Please complete the form below to receive Behavior Style Communication Guidelines. Sales emails can be challenging to navigate.

The Big Shift in Sales Enablement

The ROI Guy

CSO Insight’s fourth annual sales enablement study reveals that while just implementing a defined sales enablement function is proven to increase the number of salespeople achieving quota by 22.7% Let’s explore two very different sales scenarios.

The Sales Playbooks Every Sales Team Needs


We have mapped every scenario that takes place after a sales call is made and for every unique scenario, we have figured out the most optimum sales guideline for them,” says Mettl ’s Ketan Kapoor.

How Enterprises Are Adopting Social Selling


Interestingly, among the B2B companies surveyed in the Forrester study, there is a decreasing resistance to social selling. The study has found that almost all the surveyed companies see a long- and short- term value in social selling.

3 Steps to Produce Content to Feed Lead Generation

Sales Benchmark Index

Prospects are researching solutions without the sales rep until late in the buying process (According to a 2011 Sale Research Council study, 57% of a consumer’s buying process happens without a rep being present). Guidelines are provided to author good content and headlines.

Understand Staff Personas to Improve Productivity

Sales and Marketing Management

Hippocrates was reported to have studied how humans fell into a handful of behavioral patterns as early as 400 B.C. To Drivers, rules can be viewed as loose guidelines. Author: C. Lee Smith, CEO of Salesfuel In today's marketplace, a good salesperson can find a new manager more easily than a manager can find a good salesperson. Gone are the days when a sales manager could just develop a management style and demand their reports adapt – “or else.”.

19 Strategies for Creating a Sales Proposal that Closes for You [Infographic]

Hubspot Sales

Keep the vague metaphors, hyperbole, and watered-down language out of your proposal, and stick with specific, actionable case studies and relevant examples of how you can help. Verify the submission process and style it to match your prospect's guidelines perfectly.

7 Sales Triggers Guaranteed to Uncover New Sales Opportunities

Sales Hacker

Though events on the GDPR’s scale are rare, governments and governing bodies issue hundreds of updated rules and guidelines each year. Especially if they’ve just viewed your pricing page or downloaded a product case study.

How Good is Your Marketing Team = How Good is Your Leadership

Sales Benchmark Index

A great example of this principal was evident in a world class B2B company I studied. She made sure that the social marketing manager followed brand guidelines. This post is written for Marketing Leaders newly hired in an organization and those who want to keep pace in the industry.

Why Did I Lose the Sale? 6 Win-Loss Analysis Questions

HeavyHitter Sales

I’ve had the privilege of conducting “Win/Loss/No Decision Sales Cycle Analysis Studies” for leading companies including IBM, EMC, ATT, Acxiom, and PayPal. To accomplish these studies I have interviewed hundreds of C-level executives and countless mid-level managers and lower-level personnel.

How to Write a Proposal: The Last Guide You'll Ever Need

Hubspot Sales

Instead, think of them as general guidelines you can use as a starting point to give your proposal direction. Include customer testimonials, case studies and any other content that proves you can deliver what you’re proposing. How to Write a Proposal. Limit your proposal to 1-2 pages.

Capturing the Yeti: Calculating and Optimizing the ROI of Your Sales Incentive Plan


Metrics : The metrics of your sales compensation plan will be the guidelines shaping the perspective on your ROI. Join us on November 3 rd and 4 th at the 10 th Annual e-Reward Conference for an in-depth discussion of sales incentive plan design, measuring the effectiveness of sales incentive plans, and case studies of successful rewards strategy implementations.

How to Audit and Trim Your Sales Materials


But, product overviews and case studies are ignored almost entirely. Check out our guidelines here. Like your home, your business could do with a good spring cleaning every now and then. Mountains of sales content pile up naturally from day-to-day operations. It’s a common strategy in sales , especially in early stage startups, to create more and more content. But if it’s not managed, the hordes of materials can overwhelm sales reps and hurt performance.

2 Talent Management Steps to Save Your Year (and Your Job)

Sales Benchmark Index

You can use the guidelines below as a template. In fact, there have been studies stating that his physical size, shape, and dimensions make him the pinnacle of swimming perfection.

Is Your Sales Organization Good or Great? Harvard Business Review Article

HeavyHitter Sales

Instead, there is independent and autonomous local decision making that operates within the guidelines and protocols established by the leaders above. Harvard Business Review is arguably the most prestigious publication for business leaders and management thinkers.

Medical device sales – physician behavior will be changing

Sales Training Connection

In 2011, Bain & Company published a study – The new cost-conscious doctor: Changing America’s health care landscape. The study introduced several key points that will be critical for anyone in medical sales – and for those responsible for designing their sales training.

How to Increase Customer Retention, Lifetime Value and Reduce Your Cost Per Sale

Keith Rosen

T hat same study showed that increasing customer retention by 5% could lead to an increase in profits by 25 to 95%. This study also reported that it’s slower and costs five – seven times more to acquire a new customer, than to retain an existing one.

How to Enable Your B2B Sales Team to Convert Inbound Leads

Sales Hacker

Once a lead has been qualified, it’s important to create guidelines for handing off the prospect to the proper Account Executive. To that end, we advise creating a content hub that gives reps instant access to relevant case studies, videos, and other collateral to send to the prospect.