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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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How to Talk to Potential B2B Customers Today and Every Day


During this COVID-19 pandemic, you’re probably wondering how you could possibly sell anything right now. And you’re right to be thinking about that, because the answer is that you shouldn’t be selling. Not even remotely—at least not the way you’re used to selling. Read on to learn why I’m not telling you to quit sales. Instead, this is the time to embrace what’s going on and make your selling practices human.

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ConnectLeader and G2: How do Reviewers Really Feel?


Think you know how our customers feel about ConnectLeader? Customer reviews are the best way to find that out, and the ones on G2 provide unbiased reviews from B2B salespeople who use ConnectLeader on a daily basis. Read on to learn how we fared in the G2 Spring 2020 reports.

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How ConnectLeader Can Help Keep Your Business Running


With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are certainly finding ourselves in challenging times. This pandemic is changing the world of business, with companies having to close their physical offices and move to remote work—as we’re doing here at ConnectLeader—or in the case of retail businesses, close their doors until the situation improves.

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Best Practices from ConnectLeader When Working from Home


In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, more companies are moving to remote working and telecommuting than ever before. If this was a typical time, the transition to working from home would be a relatively smooth one. But with far more people now working from home and being at home suddenly, the challenges are amped up further than ever before. Read on for best practices to help you successfully work from home when using ConnectLeader software and in general.

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Drive Sales Productivity with Integrated Sales Engagement


At their recent Dreamforce show, Salesforce rolled out a Sales Cloud upgrade called High Velocity Sales which helps “identify the best leads, eliminate busy work and boost pipeline.”  High Velocity Sales adds customized sequences for sales teams which incorporate best practice sales cadences within Salesforce.  Features include email and phone sequences, templates, and call scripts.

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Local Presence: Handle with Care

Sometimes, the most effective sales approach may be the wrong strategy.  One of these techniques is local presence.  For generalized telemarketing, it can lift call connection rates and revenue, but for strategic selling it may result in a negative return on investment. 

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You’ve Survived the Lean Times, But Are You Ready for Growth?

Learn 6 ways calling software solutions can help manage the happy problems of a high-growth environment.

Outlined below are some of the questions business development, lead development and sales organizations will be asking themselves in the coming year. I myself was pleasantly surprised to see that all of the questions have the same answer!

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8 Facts You Must Know About Agent Assisted Outbound Dialing: It's not the dial, it's the conversation that counts.

Buying the right product with the right license model avoids downstream hassles.

We’re fortunate to live in a time that has technology solutions for nearly everything. Out of soap? There’s an app for that. Need a ride home? There’s an app for that too. Today, technology helps us solve most of our problems, whether they are difficult or mundane.

But if we can send a vehicle to mars, why can’t we reliably get prospects on the phone when outbound dialing? The expectation of having a live conversation with a prospect has changed radically. Here’s why: For decades, the telephone was the single most useful tool for sales. As telephones became a ubiquitous object on every desk, they became mundane and lost their “#1 useful tool” status.

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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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