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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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8 TED Talks All Sales People Should Watch

8 TED Talks All Salespeople Should Watch

We love the power of video to quench our thirst for knowledge and enlighten us in the field of sales. We’ve come across 8 TED talks that can do just that.

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steve martin study vendors

[PART 2] What Buyers Want: The B2B Vendor Advantage

Buyers aren’t necessarily fixated on the market leader and are more than willing to select second-tier competitors than one might expect. In fact, only 33% of participants prefer the best-known brand with the highest functionality and cost.

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[STUDY] What Do B2B Buyers Want?

A B2B buyers' higher negative rating of salespeople is inversely related to a department’s tolerance for risk; for example, IT buyers rated 37% of all salespeople as poor - higher than any other department - while their risk tolerance was a low 5 out of 10.

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closed-loop sales communication is like a black hole

[5 IDEAS] How Data Fuels Closed-Loop Sales Communication

The manufacturing industry uses a concept, originating in Japan, called "kaizen": It refers to continually measuring and improving a process. As new ideas and processes are implemented, they, too, are measured; each iteration improves the product. Here's how that applies to sales:

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How to enliven cold leads with Patrick Purvis

[VIDEO] 3 B2B Sales Techniques to Close Cold Leads

Our B2B win rate on companies that we re-engage with and get the second opportunity with is much, much higher than our win rate on companies where we're going through our first opportunity with them.

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The secret weapon in this sales competition is DiscoverOrg

[VIDEO] A Not-so-Friendly Cold Call Competition

What’s a little friendly cold call competition? It was an ordinary Tuesday morning for two salesmen … except that Robert is feeling a little extra competitive with his cold call skills. “Smell that?” he asks. “It smells like sales.” In fact, it smells like selling five deals by happy hour. The gauntlet is thrown down. Dan

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A man opens cold email at the airport

How to Heat Up Cold Emails with Personalization

Since marketing judges success based on engagement, I used different language to create a marketing-specific, hyper-personalized value proposition. First, I referenced the locally famous “PDX carpet” background she used in her LinkedIn profile ...

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3 steps to create a value prop

[VIDEO] 4 Steps to Create a Winning Value Proposition

Value: You're defining it wrong. In these 4 steps, Justin Withers shows how to frame a winning value prop to address a real need. Convey value, close the sale.

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CIOs Selling Tips DiscoverOrg

Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts for Selling to CIOs

Imagine your inbox on an average Monday morning. Now quintuple it. Yeah, CIOs get a lot of email. One CIO said that over 50% of his inbox was communication from vendors! How can a great solution stand out when the inbox is standing-room only?

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