Sales Strategies

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5 Mistakes Online Dating Can Teach Sales Prospecting

Prospecting is a lot like online dating, the mistakes online daters make provide great illustrations to help get more leads.

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Improve your click through rate

[VIDEO] How to Get 30% Response Rates with Prospecting Emails

The second prospecting email is even shorter, but I added a new value prop. We find these follow-up messages get 3-4 times the click-through rate that the first message does.

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buyer and vendor personalities

[STUDY] Bridging the Great B2B Vendor-Buyer Divide

"Salespeople are too pushy." Well, yes, PUSHY is the name of the game. You have to be pushy just to get in the door. But the fact that most buyers still identified this as the primary reason they don’t connect with salespeople (and there’s a lot of supporting evidence) means it's a problem.

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DiscoverOrg features for sales development

Alert Subscriptions – A Magic 8 Ball for Outbound Sales Development

If the subscription alert revealed a plan to hire 15 new sales reps, I know my target company wants to grow. That’s a significant investment, and management will want to see ROI right away. I’d call first, then put the prospect in a very specific nurture email campaign.

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What's wrong with salespeople?

[SURVEY] The B2B Buyer Persona: 30 Ways to Get Inside the Mind of Your Target Buyer

Obviously, a trusted advisor enjoys significant advantages over the competing salespeople. However, only 18% of the salespeople they met over the past year would be classified as trusted advisors whom they respect.

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template: cold voicemail combined with email

Cold Voicemails Work … Just Not How You Expected

While voicemail alone does not yield callbacks, it has the ability to increase response rates by over 11% when paired properly with targeted emails, according to TOPO’s Sales Best Practices: Voicemail Builder report. For something that takes less than 30 seconds, it seems like a no brainer, right?

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A man opens a cold email not spam

How to Start a Conversation Using the “Foot-in-the-Door” Email Template

Why did this cold email work? It was insanely easy to say yes to. I mean, who would say no to someone asking to exchange a few emails with a fellow founder? Here's the 5-sentence template:

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Which B2B buyers like salespeople

What do B2B Buyers Want (and Why Don’t They Like Salespeople)?

The study found an interesting correlation between the buyers’ perception of salespeople and their risk aversion: Those buyers in departments that do have a positive opinion of salespeople are more willing to take a chance.

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Tech-savvy business professionals.

4 Intelligence Styles of Successful Sales Professionals

It is essential that salespeople adapt quickly to working with machines. Salespeople can no longer afford to claim that they are “not computer savvy.” If you don’t get tech savvy - and quickly -, you will be left behind, and out of a job.

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what b2b buyers really want

[STUDY: PART 3] What Buyers Want from Salespeople

The survey shows 40% of study participants prefer a salesperson who listens, understands, then matches their solution to solve a specific problem. Another 30% prefer a salesperson who earns their trust by making them feel comfortable.

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