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Remote Coach: Help Your Sales Team Be Their Best


As a sales manager, you need to work with, train, and be a coach for your sales team, including your inside sales reps (ISRs), sales development reps (SDRs), and business development reps (BDRs). Sure, the best scenario would be to work with them in person by sitting in their cube and being on calls with them, but that’s not always doable, especially now with most employees working from home. Read on to learn how you can coach your team from wherever you are, even in real-time, and how to trust your team to work from home.

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How to Have a Productive Sales Day


Have you ever had a day where you felt like you were spending your day at work wisely, you had the golden touch when it came to connecting with your B2B sales prospects, and you left the office that day thinking you had the most productive day ever? If a day like that isn’t your norm, shouldn’t it be? Read on to learn how to make most (if not all) of your days productive and successful, and see a timeline for a productive sales day.

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7 Ways to Turn B2B Cold Calls into Meetings


As a marketer who works closely with our B2B sales team (as all marketers should), I sit right on the sales floor and attend our weekly sales meetings so I can keep the sales team informed on what I’m doing and also to learn from them. I always love hearing what prospects and customers are telling them — and what they’re telling prospects during their sales outreach — as it fuels my content.

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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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14 Sales Quotes to Motivate Your Team


What’s keeping you or your sales team from having your best B2B sales quarter and year ever? It all comes down to motivation. If your salespeople aren’t motivated, they’re not going to pick up the phone, which leads to conversations, sales, and revenue.

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How to Sell Upstream without Alienating Your Sponsor


B2B sales reps are so fixated on getting to C-Level that they forget that sales engagement access must be earned, not just taken.

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5 Ways to Not Be the Next Sales VP or CRO Roadkill


As most VPs of Sales and Chief Revenue Officers (CROs) know, the mortality rate for employment of those charged with meeting an organization’s top line revenue is quite high. Believe it or not, the job security of a VP of Sales or CRO is often determined by whether they made the number for the last quarter.

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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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