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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When producing content to help your company win sales, more than likely you’re looking to your marketing team to handle the bulk of those responsibilities. Perhaps, you should be looking to your sales team instead. Well, at least, as part of a collaborative effort. According to a study by...

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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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Getting employees to adapt to change always has been a challenge for team leaders and managers. As Harvard Business Review points out, it’s human nature to resist change — with reasons ranging from feelings of inadequacy and uncertainty to loss of control. However, in the sales industry, failure to...

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If you’ve been around in the B2B sales industry for 5 years  — or even just a couple — you already know how much the landscape has been changing. Sometimes, it seems new tools, strategies, and techniques are coming so fast they appear to be whizzing by in a...

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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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Teamwork is one of those terms thrown around frequently in the business industry. We all know it’s important, but how much are we practicing it? And why should we? More successful outcomes should be a good reason for exploring teamwork, according to the Management Study Guide. Research, MSG experts...

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Taking time to review and revise your sales strategy is always a good investment. Whether you do it at the beginning of the calendar year or fiscal, creating a quantified road map for achieving sales success will help to shorten the distance between you and your sales goals. As...

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