Do your sales reps deal with hang ups on almost every cold call they make? Are they complaining that they aren’t setting enough meetings to meet their quotas? Are you wondering what you can do to help them succeed and keep your revenue strong instead of firing them and hiring new reps? Read on to learn the components of a successful sales hook or pitch that makes the difference between a brush-off and getting that meeting.Continue reading
The role of sales outreach for lead generation has evolved significantly since I first entered the high-tech industry as a selling and marketing professional. Now, as a seasoned consultant with a strategic perspective focused on driving quality sales pipeline, I see that there is no denying the effect of disruptive change. Read on to learn how the pandemic has accelerated the trend of using remote selling teams to develop leads and sales opportunities and why salespeople need to embrace the art of live selling.Continue reading
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) is changing the way companies dial, and with good reason considering that the number of TCPA cases has increased tenfold in the past decade according to WebRecon with 351 cases in 2010 to 3,267 in 2019.
During a recent webinar, we asked Paul Gipson, Director Marketing Compliance Services at CompliancePoint, for the questions companies need to ask their vendors about TCPA compliance. Read on for his take on what you need to ask your vendors about TCPA compliance.Continue reading
What a sales dialer is might sound like an easy enough question at first glance. It’s a piece of technology or device you use to place sales calls, right? Yes, that’s the definition of a sales dialer, but there’s more that goes into it than that. Before you choose a sales dialing vendor, read on to learn about the different types of sales dialers and why those distinctions are so important.Continue reading
Lead generation in the B2B sales landscape is changing with technology, new processes, and the needs of global business. Savvy companies are modifying their strategies according to statistics, not a "gut feeling." There is more analysis available today than ever before; the value in those pieces of data lies in how you will use them!
Let's take a look at the top 50 B2B prospect engagement stats for 2020 so you can make informed decisions about how to move forward in your B2B marketing and operations.Continue reading
Have you heard about the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) of 1991? If you’re in sales, and calling customers through power dialers, you could be non-compliant and subject to millions of dollars in fines. Yes, millions. Read on to learn what TCPA is, the fines that other companies have received for being non-compliant, and how to ensure your sales dialer is TCPA compliant.Continue reading
Business development is one of the most difficult aspects of B2B sales and marketing. Not only do you have to find ways to prospect and identify new accounts, but you also need to find new ways to grow existing accounts, too. It's such a tall task that without the right tools, it's almost impossible to succeed.Continue reading
Sales, particularly in the B2B space, is a long and meticulous process. Based on your product or service, deal size, and target market, a normal selling cycle will vary from a few weeks to more than a year. That said, any selling initiative, whatever the strategy you have, begins with the same process — prospecting.Continue reading
Do you know what the term "sales engagement" means? Many people, even in the sales world, aren’t sure what it means and often confuse it with "sales enablement." Read on to learn the definition of both terms along with tips on how to improve your sales engagement processes.Continue reading
If you manage a B2B sales team, you are engaged in some sort of sales outreach. But what exactly is sales outreach? It’s more than just picking up a phone and dialing a number. Sales outreach means engaging with prospects or past customers who have gone cold but may have the potential to become active. This engagement can be done over the phone; via email; personalized, embedded video in email; text messaging; or social media.Continue reading