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 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
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
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
"No one's picking up the phone during COVID-19."
“People aren’t answering numbers they don’t recognize.”
“What kind of idiot makes a cold call during a pandemic?”
Sound familiar? I see these statements every day on LinkedIn and our sales reps hear them every day in conversations with B2B companies. Read on to learn why a pandemic actually IS the right time to make cold calls and create new business opportunities.
When you get an influx of leads into your CRM from your company’s latest webinar or virtual event for your B2B sales team to follow up on, what do you do with those leads? Have you trained your sales representatives to go through and start calling the leads, or do they wind up as a lesser priority, potentially never being contacted? When you have sales cadence software, you’ll know that they’re being contacted almost automatically. Read on to learn what a sales cadence is; why you need a multi-channel sales cadence, and the steps to a smart cadence.Continue reading
When your sales team makes a cold call, do they know what to say or are they left scrambling to fill those first 10 seconds? It's your job as the sales manager to create a strong and effective cold calling strategy for your sales team. Read on for 15 cold calling techniques that work across industry and vertical.Continue reading
If you’re a B2B sales manager who’s used to seeing your sales team in the office every day, moving to a working from home sales team can be quite an adjustment. Throw in training someone new and it could seem like chaos. So, what can you do to feel like you’re succeeding as a sales manager and keeping your team on track? Read on to learn top tips on how to effectively manage, coach, and train your work from home sales team.Continue reading
“My budget is frozen.”
“We’re not spending right now. Check back with me in three to six months.”
Do these B2B sales objections of budget and timing sound familiar? Before the current pandemic, they were two of the most common phrases heard by sales reps, sales development reps, and business development reps. And now, in these uncertain times, they’re stated even more as companies are being charged to do more with less and have decided they’re not spending until they see how the economy is in a few months. So, how can you, as a sales manager, help your sales team even begin to respond to these objections? Read on to learn what to say when you hear a budget or timing (or both!) objection.