Yes, Gender is a Factor in B2B Buying Decisions: Selling to Men and to Women

Are there differences selling to men and women in a B2B sales process? That was the question we set out to discover. My husband and I are avid remodelers, which...
January 15, 2019
Best Practices
3 min read

[VIDEO] Whiteboard Wednesday: Sales Emotional Intelligence (Dave Sill)

If I think about social awareness, one of the disciplines there is the idea of transparency in sales. By transparency, I mean that as a seller you gain terrific credibility by just being just straight up and throwing your cards on the table. It’s a key advantage. Your time is valuable too, and it's fair play to ask the prospect: "Hey, what budget has been set aside for this?"
September 5, 2018
Sales
7 min read

9 B2B Sales Closing Techniques You Can Use Today

Don’t jump to discounts right away - then it becomes a price-based purchase, not value-based. We need to revert to value-based appeal. If you lead with price, you become a price-based purchase. So any discounts should be last.
September 4, 2018
How-to
8 min read

Social Selling is Just ... Selling: A Contemporary Guide

The average American will spend up to 50 minutes browsing through social media today. This means the average user spends approximately 6 hours a week, or 303 hours a year,...
August 23, 2018
How-to
10 min read

How to use Intent Data (Without Creeping Out Your Prospect)

“Hello, Kathy. It sounds like you’re struggling with email deliverability …” Stop. Put the phone down. How would you feel if your phone rang and the stranger at the other end said, “I know where you live, your dog’s name ... and what you’re doing right now. Should you be giving Fido more treats? He could lose a couple of pounds.”
May 8, 2018
Best Practices
6 min read

5 Cold Email Plays for Account-Based Sales

Account based sales development is a sales process specifically designed for selling to enterprise companies. The process for selling into enterprise accounts differs from selling to small and mid-sized businesses:...
May 1, 2018
Email
6 min read

How to Use the Tech Stack for Competitive Intelligence

Intent and Opportunity data are hallmarks of sales intelligence, and they’re not part of a standard, raw data offering. Intent data is an interpretation of implied pain points, and it provides a stark advantage against a competitor: timing.
February 27, 2018
Account-Based Marketing
4 min read

How to Prospect at Trade Shows: The Ultimate 10-Step Checklist

Trade shows are an exciting opportunity for sales professionals to develop relationships with prospects and show off the latest products and services. People can check out different demonstrations, network, and...
February 15, 2018
Infographic
7 min read

A CEO Mind-shift for Scaling Growth: An Interview with Henry Schuck

Two years ago, I was meeting with CEOs of large companies, and they’d tell me that the stuff that they were focused on today wouldn't come to fruition for 12 to 24 months. And I remember thinking, "What a waste of time! I can’t imagine a world where I’m just thinking about the future." All that has changed.
January 26, 2018
Leadership
8 min read
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