Unique Ways to Find Leads

There are plenty of tried and true methods when it comes to snagging leads. The advent of the internet and social media have broadened sales professionals’ opportunities, but when it comes to generating more leads, there’s always room to get creative. Let’s look at some out of the box ideas for boosting your leads list, as well as what to do with that ever-growing list to ensure your follow-up is up to snuff! Create a viral video Easier said than done, yes, but creating a…Continue Reading “7 Unique Ways to Find Leads for Your Sales Team”

Employee Engagement & Gamification

Even the best sales teams need a little boost once in awhile. Being perennially self-motivated sounds great in theory, but the reality is, sometimes… slumps happen. What’s more, teams may go through periods where they’re not necessarily in a bona fide slump, but could still benefit from a nudge to drive engagement and thus conversions and sales. And honestly, when wouldn’t teams benefit from a bit of a boost now and again? Enter gamification! It sounds complicated, but in practice, it doesn’t have to be….Continue Reading “Why Employee Engagement & Gamification is a Winning Duo”

Keep Your Sales Team Motivated

Ah, summertime. The time of year for vacations, pool parties, BBQs, and staring longingly out the window waiting for the clock to strike 5. It’s no secret that staying motivated can be tough in the summer. Sales professionals aren’t immune to this. But, there are ways to keep your team motivated, forward-thinking and maybe even excited about making progress and meeting goals during the warmest months of the year. Let’s look at some practical – and also fun – ways to keep morale and motivation…Continue Reading “How to Keep Your Sales Team Motivated into Summer”

DIFFERENT SALES MEETINGS- DIFFERENT DRINKS. YOUR GUIDE TO BOOZING UP YOUR PROSPECTS

Not all prospects are created the same – as a sales professional, you know that better than anyone. So when the demo calls, special deals, and borderline begging doesn’t work to seal the deal, sometimes you’ve got to break out some special techniques to get the job done. Yes – we’re talking about booze. But how can you know what drinks your dear prospects will respond to? Beer Let’s start with the least intense approach. Beer is pretty much universally beloved, and even people who…Continue Reading “Different Sales Meetings: Different Drinks. Your Guide to Boozing up your Prospects”

The Art of Schmoozing

Wine and dine, booze and schmooze… whatever you call it, showing your prospects a good time is, for many sales professionals, simply part of what it takes to seal a deal. But, just as different parts of the sales process – and indeed, different prospects themselves – require a customized approach, so does the “wine and dine” part of the process. Not all prospects will respond the same to your efforts, so taking a smart approach matters. Let’s talk about the core ways you can…Continue Reading “The Art of Schmoozing. It’s More Than a Suit & Tie”

infographics-sales-stats-you-must-know-now

Sales are sales… right? Well, not quite. The fundamentals may remain pretty much the same, but the realities of today’s top sales professionals are changing as rapidly as the technological landscape those professionals find themselves in. To get to the heart of what those changes look like – and what they mean for your team and your sales acceleration efforts – we drilled down to the numbers. Here are some sales acceleration stats that may surprise you. Or, maybe you have sensed these changes yourself….Continue Reading “Sales Acceleration Stats You Need to Know [Infographic]”

Sales Acceleration Has Evolved

Many of the traditional tenets of successful sales outreach hold true year after year – even decade after decade. Technology, though, has introduced a whole new dimension to the world of sales, which provides both challenges and opportunities for forward-thinking sales professionals. Marketing automation and sales CRM systems are two areas that have experienced massive growth in this realm. CRM software and systems are now widely used by organizations to help organize and curate sales efforts. They act as the core foundation behind more advanced…Continue Reading “How Sales Acceleration Has Evolved in One Short Year”

Leverage Email, Social and Warm Calling

Many sales strategies we practice today aren’t too different from sales strategies teams utilized 10, 20 or even 50 years ago. There’s a good reason for that: tried and true tactics for generating leads and making the sale can be extremely effective. As the saying goes, if it’s not broke, why fix it? Yet, while it’s true some sales strategies remain relatively consistent year over year, there’s no denying that technology has introduced a whole new set of challenges – and opportunities – when it…Continue Reading “How to Leverage Email, Social and Warm Calling for Outbound Sales”

Most Common Objections

Whether you’ve been working in sales for a week, a year, or a decade, you know that there are many instances when a prospect will object, for whatever reason, to moving forward with a sale. Some of these objections are legitimate, but many of them – even ones that might seem unsurmountable – might be conquered with the right approach. If you just smiled and hung up every time a prospect seemed reticent to move forward, you probably wouldn’t be doing much selling anyway! Knowing…Continue Reading “Your Prospect’s Most Common Objections & How to Conquer Them”

What to Include in Your Sales Voicemail

Leaving a perfect sales voicemail isn’t easy. You’re on the spot, being recorded, and it can easily become nerve-wracking if you overthink it. Sounding natural and unrehearsed is important, but attaining that natural, confident tenor usually comes with, well, practice! As more and more communication goes online and digital, and actual phone conversations decrease, it’s even more important today to leave a voicemail that will actually get your prospect to listen and perhaps even return your call. Here are some tips for how to leave…Continue Reading “What to Include in Your Sales Voicemail”