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How to Manage Your Work from Home Sales Team


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.

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7 Reasons Your Team Needs Sales Dialing Software


Every day, our sales team hears why potential customers don't need to use sales dialing or sales dialer software. Often, people confuse our product with call center software, a robo-dialer or auto-dialer, or lead generation services. Let’s talk instead about what we ARE and the reasons why your B2B sales team could use dialing software.

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How to Counter Sales Objections of Budget and Timing


“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.

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How Can Sales Teams Work from Home Successfully? 6 Customer Insights


Here at ConnectLeader, we’re in week seven of working from home to follow the COVID-19 pandemic mandate of non-essential businesses to physically close. In that time, I’ve been talking to our customers to learn how working from home has been going for them and what changes have been made to their processes, if any, to work from home successfully and keep their sales teams effective. Read on to learn how six of our customers are handling working from home and their tips to help you increase the strength of your sales team while you’re working from home.

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4 Traits to Look for in Top Customer Success Teams


So, you’ve convinced your finance team to sign off on new B2B sales software for your team. You can’t wait to get started because you’ve been sold on the increase in sales productivity and know this software will provide your sales reps, SDRs, and BDRs with the data and leads they need. Finance fast tracks it and the implementation goes smoothly, but wait… There seems to be a glitch in the implementation when your reps start using the system, calls to your sales guy (who used to pick up your calls instantly) are going straight to voicemail, and their support team isn’t answering emails nor voicemails. Read on to learn the four qualities you need to look for in a top-notch customer support team along with reviews about ConnectLeader’s customer support team straight from our customers on G2.

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Why High Velocity Prospecting IS Strategic


One of the most common counterpoints our sales reps hear from potential customers is “We’re not interested in working at high velocity because we’re strategic and focused on targeted accounts.” This makes me think that the term “high velocity” may be confusing because high velocity goes hand in hand with strategic selling and prospecting. Read on to learn the definition of “high velocity” and why strategic sales managers who are focused on account-based prospecting SHOULD choose high velocity solutions.

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12 Pieces of Advice for New Sales and Business Development Reps


It’s been a while (we won’t say how long) since my first job out of college, but I still remember that feeling of being the newbie and knowing that there was so much I needed to learn. While I don’t work in sales, I’ve continually worked closely since the beginning of my career with sales reps, sales development reps (SDRs), and business development reps (BDRs) in both Business-to-Business (B2B) and Business-to-Consumer (B2C). If you’re just starting out and want to put your best foot forward, read on for some tips on what you need to know, besides having the right personality for sales, for a successful sales career from the start and avoid sales burnout.

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6 Subject Line Tips to Make Your Cold Emails Stand Out


Picture your email inbox right now. I’m guessing that it’s full of B2B or B2C sales emails (depending on if it’s your work or personal email) that are all begging for your attention, hoping they’ll be the one that’s clicked on and makes you want to buy something. So, knowing that, how can a marketer, like yours truly, even hope to be that chosen one? Read on for some tips on how to make your sales engagement email outreach subject lines capture your reader’s interest.

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6 Sales Prospecting Cold Calling Myths Debunked


To paraphrase Mark Twain’s famous (and often misquoted) quote, the report of the death of cold calling in sales prospecting has been grossly exaggerated. Cold calling is always going to have a place in B2B outbound sales. But it has to be the right kind of cold calling. Confused yet? Read on to learn the top myths of cold calling and why they’ve also been grossly exaggerated.

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LeadsCon Connect to Convert 2019 Recap


I had the recent privilege of presenting twice at LeadsCon Connect to Convert 2019 in Boston, which is an educational conference and expo dedicated solely to the Calls, Clicks, Search, and Shares sectors of the lead generation industry. This year, the focus of Connect to Convert was marketing and sales funnels, and over 1,000 industry professionals were in attendance.

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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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