Just as in basketball, the top players on your sales team wouldn’t be able to perform their best without support players backing them up. And, according to research by consulting company McKinsey, about half of the people in top-performing sales teams are in support roles. McKinsey analyzed sales data...

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How’s your pipeline? As you already know, generating high-quality leads is among your top concerns and, sometimes, toughest challenge in B2B sales. And, more than likely, you’re aware of the importance of creating content and building relationships with your customers. But if your results have been sluggish lately, take...

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The B2B marketing strategies that seem to be working for you today could very well completely falter in a couple of tomorrows. With innovative technologies being introduced daily, consumers will continue to change their habits. And you don’t want to be the sales team that’s trying to catch up....

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Using social media to gain traction in B2B sales doesn’t need to be limited to LinkedIn and Facebook. In our last post, we offered 3 of 5 tips to get you started on using Twitter to boost your network. With more than 300 million active monthly users, Twitter can...

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When it comes to using social media for business sales, most people automatically think of LinkedIn and Facebook. If you haven’t already, consider adding Twitter to the mix. Twitter, which has more than 300 million active monthly users, can open the door to plenty of potential contacts, business insights,...

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It’s no secret that most sales reps hate cold calling. It’s probably their least favorite task. Why is it so painful? Here are three common pains that hinder B2B phone prospecting: It’s inefficient. Traditional cold calling takes time, limiting reps to only 47 calls a day, on average. It’s...

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We live in a world where we see plenty of “Blank-as-a-Service” technologies developed for every industry, function, department, etc., and sales is no stranger to its fair share of sales technologies that are designed to help your sales team close faster. While many help alleviate pain in the proposal...

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OK, so how’s your pipeline? It’s a question that every sales rep encounters on a regular basis, whether they’re uttering that question to themselves during a moment of self-reflection or they’re hearing it from their manager. Having a healthy pipeline is essential to any successful sales strategy. But just...

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Understanding your sales team and how they work is imperative to ensuring you provide them with what they need to succeed. Understanding the mind of a sales manager is even more important. Mindflash created this interesting infographic on the “Mysterious Mind of a Sales Manager”, where they graphically depict the...

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With the emergence of so many changes in technology and consumer behavior, the traditional sales model of cold calling surely must be dead. Right? Not necessarily. Approaching prospects at the right time in their buyer’s journey could provide you with an advantage over your competitors. Step one in this...

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