Don’t Forget Your Old Tech Tools – Skype Is Alive and Well

Fill the Funnel

I have just published an updated 34-page Skype Jump-Start Guide for Business that is available as a free download. You get the guide and a 3 page cheat-sheet to keep handy while you dust off your Skype skills. Skype has been around since 2003. It is time to try to remember your login ID and password and see what has been going on at Skype. I dusted off my own Skype account amd was able to log in after sending a ‘lost password’ notice.

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5 Reasons Why Teams Should be Using Skype for Business

Nimble - Sales

We all use Skype for instant messages and conference video calls. In fact, there is a special version of Skype aimed at businesses. You may ask: what is Skype for Business? Why is it better than regular Skype? The post 5 Reasons Why Teams Should be Using Skype for Business appeared first on Nimble Blog. However, you may be surprised to know that many companies use this program for business communication.

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Tip for Busy Executives To Get the Most Out Of Sales Calls

Fill the Funnel

Skype. Related Stories Don’t Forget Your Old Tech Tools – Skype Is Alive and Well Google+ Hangouts – What Do They Do? Presentation Tools Social Selling Tool tips Web Tools google Hangouts online meetings sales calls Skype Video webcam Insist on a Video Meeting.

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Samsung 4G Verizon LTE Mobile Hotspot SCH–LC11

Fill the Funnel

I have also had several very enjoyable, trouble-free Skype conversations with the device. Sales News Web Tools 4G high-speed internet ipad iPhone laptop LTE Samsung SCH-LC11 Skype UStream verizoniPhone, iPad and Laptop all connected at screaming high speed from pretty much anywhere – priceless! I am on the road eighty percent of the time anymore, and the need to connect to the internet has expanded between my iPhone, iPad and HP laptop.

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Putting Your Best Face Forward

Selling Energy

Whether you’re using Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Skype or GoToMeeting, you’re appearing on camera and need to make a good impression. One of the newest additions to our curriculum is handling video meetings.

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Funnel Radio Shows for Your Thanksgiving Binge Listening

Sales Lead Management Association

This is perfect if your team isn't playing, is losing terribly, or you want to skip the television and need a break from hearing about the latest ailments and drama in the group, looking at vacation slides air-played to the television, or sketchy Skyping with those who couldn't make it. At some point, Thanksgiving transitions into a holiday of overeating, football, and relative tolerance through any method. Funnel Radio would like to give you an option with the excuse of self-improvement.

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The 2019 Banning of Videos

Fill the Funnel

People were scrambling in Facebook groups, private chats, Skype conversations. Struggling to get views on your videos? Welcome to the club – you’re not alone. Something happened… Something NO ONE saw coming. People noticed views dropping (and when I say dropping, I mean halving overnight). You name it. Are your views down?” “Did Did you hear the news?” […]. The post The 2019 Banning of Videos appeared first on Fill the Funnel.

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Is it OK to Text a Prospect? (Sales Advice?)

A Sales Guy

If we didn’t want people to Skype us, we wouldn’t put our Skype handle our our business card. Do you think it’s OK to text a prospect or a customer? My take is this. If their mobile number is on their business card, it’s fair game. The information we put our business cards implies that communication channel is OK to connect. We don’t put our home phone numbers on our business cards, (do people still have those?)

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12 Video Conferencing Tools You Can Use in Your Sales Process

Hubspot Sales

Skype. Chances are, you’re familiar with Skype software. A pioneer in video conferencing, Skype’s software is easy to use and ideal for hosting one-on-one conversations with your contacts all over the world. It’s safe to say 2020 has been the year of virtual meetings.

What is Wrong with the Telephone in Sales

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I said, “let’s talk – by telephone” She responded by saying, What’s wrong with Skype or a Google Hangout? . Yes, I like Skype and I like Google Hangouts, don’t get me wrong. ” But other than my Silicon Valley software-as-a-service clients, most of MY mid-market clients don’t use Google Hangouts and a great number don’t use Skype.

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Tale of Two Frauds

Engage Selling

Later that day Casey’s Skype account was hacked from Zimbabwe and all her credits used up. Skype cut off her account with no warning - in the middle of a conversation Casey was having with me - forcing us to call Skype defensively and find out what was going on. After some digging Skype mentioned that we had suspicious activity on our account and they shut it down. Skype said that we obviously… Had out of date security / antivirus.

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Recovering From The COVID-19 Sales Wrecker

MTD Sales Training

Skype? Selling is tough at the moment isn’t it? We’ve had over 82 sales training programmes postponed! Some have moved over to virtual channels like webinars and online training but a lot are just waiting it out. You might be in the same situation. If you are, I hope this tip might help you. It’s easy to panic in times like this so I wanted to send you some tips on what you should be doing now. Don’t Panic – Step Back. Don’t just throw mud up against the wall hoping some will stick.

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How to be Nimble in Microsoft Edge

Nimble - Sales

Nimble’s Modern Workplace series takes a look at how Nimble and Microsoft are helping you build better relationships everywhere you work: within Office 365 desktop apps, your inbox, collaboration apps (including Teams and Skype), or while browsing the web with the Smart Contacts add-in.

5 Steps to Develop An Awesome Remote Coaching Program

Steven Rosen

With free platforms like Skype, Zoom and Facetime technology enhance the sales manager’s ability to have personal coaching sessions. When asked to coach remotely whether it be by phone or Skype, sales managers find coaching an even more daunting task. Making Remote Coaching Work in Sales Organizations. Coaching is the number one sales management activity that drives sales performance. Sales managers that grow and develop their salespeople will grow their business.

Part 1: Mastering Client Communications

Accent Technologies

Phone or Skype. Good communication takes time to master. But your efforts will pay off in the form of stronger client relationships and a steeper competitive advantage. Highly-successful organizations communicate effectively to their clients. To keep customers happy and loyal, it’s crucial for a company to stay open and connected with them. Excellent client communication, however, is hard work. You need to know what to say, how to say it and which mediums to choose.

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A Lack Of Transformational Leadership

The Pipeline

They urge leaders to equip reps with digital tools, and the example they give is Skype or WebEx. By Tibor Shanto. “We We are living in interesting times, with multiple transformations triggers all present at the same time, all equally intense,” said Robert T. Vanderwerf, Transformation Strategy Leader, KPMG LLP., When four or five significant drivers are changing at the same time, the business environment becomes highly complex.”

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The Complancey of Living By Default

Increase Sales

Add to Skype. You’ll need Skype Credit Free via Skype. Our lives tend to find the path most traveled because it is easy. Of course our brains like us living by default as it such actions take less energy. How many times do we get stuck in the same well worn, comfortable, complacent rut? We find that our doing the same things over and over again not only may lead to insanity, but to a deeper rut with higher walls. Breaking free becomes increasingly difficult.

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ACE Your Sales Results

Increase Sales

Add to Skype. You’ll need Skype Credit Free via Skype. Are your sales results where you want them to be? Probably not, as most top sales performers are always pushing the envelope. What may support you in your endeavors to increase sales are these three (3) words: A – Assess.

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5 Video Meeting Mistakes To Avoid At All Costs

MTD Sales Training

All of a sudden one of his mates Skyped him a message “Are we going out on the lash tonight? Are you using video meetings in your sales process? More and more companies are going down this route especially those that sell software, SAAS products and online services (such as online sales training ). Sometimes it can save you a ton of time if you can jump on a video conference call with screen sharing capability and all that jazz! Do it correctly and it can work wonders for you.

Creative Virtual Strategies to Engage with Clients

Sales and Marketing Management

It has been a major theme of the pandemic to get in front of clients in a face-to-face way, leading a rise in usage of video chat services like Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Skype, among others. Author: Lauren Breslin The implications of COVID-19 have changed how businesses run forever.

The Me, Me, Me in Marketing

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Add to Skype. You’ll need Skype Credit Free via Skype. How many times have you experienced the Me, Me, Me in Marketing? You know when you are at a business to business networking event and the other person is talking about: Me as an individual. Me as a company. Me as a solution. Then when you attempt to share something about yourself, this blowhard continues with more Me, Me and Me.

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Stop Whining, Start Leading Your Small Business

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Add to Skype. You’ll need Skype Credit Free via Skype. Small business owners and sales management love to whine about poor sales. If only we had more sales, we could do so much more. If only these sales people would get out their and sell. If only… Kurlan & Associates revealed extensive sales research with the conclusion that 3 out of 4 sales representatives are clueless.

Patience Is an Undervalued Sales Skill

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Add to Skype. You’ll need Skype Credit Free via Skype. Why do so many people rush the sales process? Maybe this is one reason why sales quotas are not necessarily a good thing? Having those numbers hanging over your head is much like the Sword of Damocles and may prompt you into demonstrating a poor sales skill. If the sales research is true that 90% of all sales are made between the 4th and 12th contacts, then why rush in?

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Accelerating Software Sales in a No-Touch World with Virtual PoCs and Demos

Sales and Marketing Management

Overcoming the in-person aspect is possible with technology like Zoom and Skype, but merely using them is not enough.

Are You Overlooking the Obvious in Your SMB Marketing?

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Add to Skype. You’ll need Skype Credit Free via Skype. Sometimes in the quest to increase sales through new SMB marketing actions, obvious opportunities are often overlooked. This appears to be true if a recent report by Direct Marketing News is correct. What this report tells me is the basics of having a SEO friendly site with relevant and dynamic content is still lacking by many small businesses.

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When Cold Calling Conflicts with Business Ethics

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Add to Skype. You’ll need Skype Credit Free via Skype. One of my colleagues, Tibor Shanto , posted a blog a while ago about using a specific script for leaving cold calling voice mail messages. I was reminded of that today when another colleague, Kelley Roberston , reminded me of this cold calling voice mail strategy in his blog. One cannot argue with the results that this prospecting tactic has delivered – a 50% call back.

5 Online Sales Meeting Mistakes To Avoid At All Costs

MTD Sales Training

All of a sudden one of his mates Skyped him a message “Are we going out on the lash tonight? Are you using online sales meetings throughout your sales process? More and more companies are going down this route especially those that sell software, SAAS products and online services. Sometimes it can save you a ton of time if you can jump on a video conference call with screen sharing capability. Do it correctly and it can work wonders for you. Do it wrong and it can completely ruin the sale!

Where Do You Rate On The Paradoxical Nature of Time?

Bernadette McClelland

So to achieve our goals, or overcome any challenges we may have, listen and watch for those that we can help, albeit 5 minutes in the office, a Skype call to someone on the other side of the world, a coffee with someone who connects with you on LinkedIn or sitting with your children after work. Each one of us has the opportunity to make a positive impact on someone else’s life. How cool is that thought?

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The Often Overlooked Competitive Advantage

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Add to Skype. You’ll need Skype Credit Free via Skype. Many small businesses work very hard to stay competitive. They bring in the best technology hardware and software to ensuring their solutions are top of the line specific to quality. However, far too many appear to overlook this one critical competitive advantage: 7-Rs of Talent Management.

Importance of Face-to-Face Interaction

KO Advantage Group

I love how I can use my smartphone or laptop to get on a Zoom or Skype meeting. I’m a huge fan of today’s technological devices, especially with how it’s helped run businesses smoother. Despite this, though, I’m still a huge believer of face-to-face interactions. There’s nothing more authentic than having personal meetings. I still prefer sitting in a boardroom, in an event, or even in a coffee shop with a client over a screen.

Giving Time

Bernadette McClelland

So to achieve our goals, or overcome any challenges we may have, listen and watch for those that we can help, albeit 5 minutes in the office, a Skype call to someone on the other side of the world, a coffee with someone who connects with you on LinkedIn or sitting with your children after work. Each one of us has the opportunity to make a positive impact on someone else’s life. How cool is that thought?

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Executive Sales Coaching – Frequently Asked Questions

Steven Rosen

The reality is that with technology such as Skype, Facetime and Google hangouts, coaching can be done virtually. The What, Why, How, and When of Executive Sales Coaching. Executive coaching is estimated to be a $2-3 billion/year global industry. There has been dramatic growth in the number of people who are becoming coaches and leaders who are hiring coaches.

4 Top FAQs About Remote Selling During COVID-19

MTD Sales Training

Free software like Facetime, Hangouts, Skype might be suitable for many. You know, no-one could have predicted the current situation the world is in, and the effect on the sales world has been nothing short of catastrophic. We’re receiving a relatively large number of enquiries from sales people asking what advice we can offer for those who are still offering products and services, without being able to meet clients face to face.

6 B2B Sales Trends for Amazing Success in 2019

Sales and Marketing Management

Reps can form strong bonds via phone and web conferencing apps such as GoToMeeting and Skype. Author: Sabrina Ferraioli “A trend gains power over time, because it’s not merely part of a moment, it’s a tool, a connector that will become more valuable as other people commit to engaging in it.". — Seth Godin. To stay ahead of the competition and thrive, it’s essential to identify and adopt sales techniques that can boost your productivity and results.

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5 Essential Tips For Sales Managers For Running Better Sales Meetings

MTD Sales Training

Would it be possible to cover all the subjects via Skype or by videoconference? Meetings with your salespeople can often be seen as a grind, or a necessity, rather than something to be looked forward to. For many sales managers, they can turn into long, boring sessions that people can’t wait to get out of. Many sales meetings fail because of the following reasons: – administrative matters receive more time than sales matters. – one or more salespeople dominate the meeting.

5 Money-Saving Tips for International Companies

Sales and Marketing Management

Tools like Skype for Business, Slack and Google Hangouts are great tools to conduct virtue meetings. Author: Peter Palladino Going international is a huge achievement that comes with hefty benefits for any business. For starters, finding reliable sources for products overseas helps businesses cut costs that come with manufacturing locally. Secondly, finding an international market for products is a big step in achieving business growth.

Inside Sales Power Tip 151 – Speak WELL

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These are not universally used yet, but more innovative sales teams are using Skype video calls, Google Hangouts, and other means to facilitate seeing each person on the call. As a remote professional seller you use the phone continuously throughout the day. If you are not using the phone at least half of the time you are reaching out to buyers, then I hope you are using video conversations to a great extent. These two strategies – video-to-video or telephone allow for real connection.

Outbound Email Templates: Examples of (Real) Emails that Get Replies

Sales Hacker

My favorite CTA has always been to ask people to schedule a Skype call via Calendly. Let’s jump on a Skype call on Thursday. Could we talk about it via Skype? Outbound emails are rarely a one-size-fits-all sort of thing. Truth be told, every time you change a target of your outbound email campaign, you need a new template. Unfortunately, the same template that worked on decision-makers at digital agencies won’t work on decision-makers in recruitment.

Principles Grow Profits Not Pandering

Increase Sales

Add to Skype. You’ll need Skype Credit Free via Skype. In the quest to grow profits, some small business owners and sales professionals sometimes engage in pandering at the expense of principles (business ethics). I observed this self serving leadership behavior years ago in corporate sales when I was the inside sales manager. This behavior reminded me of Wimpy from Popeye who was always pandering with his “I’d gladly pay you tomorrow for a hamburger today.”

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10 Reasons Why Inside Sales Will Displace Field Sales Teams by 2015

Pointclear

Right now, Skype, web conferencing, and video are quickly catching on over face-to-face visits and traditional meetings. Josiane Feigon is President of TeleSmart Communications and author of the business bestseller, Smart Selling on the Phone and Online. To read an excerpt from her latest book, Smart Sales Manager , click here. To listen to a webinar on this topic, click here.