Value of Sales Automation Tools: Hear From ConnectLeader’s CEO

Recently, our CEO Senraj Soundar’s blog post “The Importance of Sales Automation For Your Business” was featured on DemandZEN’s blog. In his article, he discussed the value of sales automation tools and how this software saves sales teams time.

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Overcoming Sales Objections For Better Results

You might think that all salespeople dislike having to overcome sales objections. But experienced salespeople welcome objections. Most objections are fairly predictable and can turned into opportunities to increase your prospect's engagement. If you encounter surprising or really tough objections, you can still use them as a way to improve your relationship with your prospect. Stop fearing sales objections, and learn to use them to your advantage.

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How to Get Customers’ Attention in Sales

A huge facet of sales is creating relationships built on trust. But before you begin a new relationship with a customer, you first need to capture their attention. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to figure out how to accomplish that, which is precisely why we’re highlighting how to get customers’ attention in sales.

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Must-Have Traits For Hiring Successful Salespeople

Few experienced sales managers will say that hiring and retaining successful salespeople is easy. Statistics back this up. For instance, Harvard Business Review estimated that most organizations suffer an average yearly turnover rate of salespeople that falls between 25 to 30 percent. In fact, many companies spend more to recruit and hire sales talent than they spend on hiring for any other departments. High turnover hurts budgets because of lost productivity and replacement costs.

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Ditch The Cold Calling Scripts: Having Conversations That Actually Sell

It’s almost 2018, and if you’re still using cold calling scripts on your sales calls you’re behind the times. Selling is not about sticking to a script and making repetitive claims. It’s about relationship building and having meaningful conversations with prospects. In this blog post, I’ll discuss what makes a sales conversation a good sales conversation.

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Marketing Qualified Lead Criteria: Defining MQLs That Sales Will Love

The abyss between sales and marketing grows wider when the sales department gets frustrated with lead quality. That's why it's critical to develop marketing qualified lead, or MQL, criteria that bridges that gap. 

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The Science Behind Gamification in the Workplace And Why It Works

More popular than ever before, gamification in the workplace is a growing trend that's being used to improve our working environments. By using elements normally found in games, employers can help improve work performances, increase motivation, and drive up job satisfaction.

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Worst Business Jargon You Could Possibly Use: Phrases to Avoid in Sales

Every profession has its own lingo, and you may naturally use and hear certain jargon during your typical work day. Some of these words and phrases can set off unconscious (or conscious) red flags in the minds of your prospects. 

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Maximize Your CRM System with ABM Best Practices

Account Based Marketing (ABM) is the hottest trend in B2B selling right now. And it’s the best method for targeting the right leads that result in lucrative sales. For your ABM strategy to work, you need to rely on your CRM and sales team to zero in on the right leads.

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Qualities of a Successful Sales Representative

Savvy sales representation is often the difference in a company flourishing and failing. Your reps don't have to be perfect to succeed. With the right attitude and tools, nearly everyone seeking a career in sales can succeed. There are certain qualities that a sales rep needs to develop to become truly great. Some are developed over time, and others are already there as part of the person's makeup.

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About the ConnectLeader B2B Sales Blog

The ConnectLeader B2B Sales blog is written to share productivity tips, tools, news, and other information relevant to managers and senior executives interested in B2B sales productivity, demand gen, inside sales, sales operations, and business development issues.

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