Strategy

5 ways to handle objections in sales

The Savvy Sales Pro’s 5-Point Guide to Overcoming Objections

If you’re dealing with an objection, congratulations! You are working with a decision-maker who has some skin in the game, and they’re taking your proposal seriously. That’s exactly where you want to be. A study from Gong.io shows that the more negative sentiment you get during calls, especially in later stages, means the prospect is

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don't scare off your prospect in a cold call

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.”

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5 cold email plays for account-based selling

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: The key difference is that with account-based selling, reps sell to the account as a whole – in other words, instead of selling to individuals,

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How to Leverage Competitive Intelligence to Win Deals

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.

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how to prospect at trade shows

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 even enjoy the occasional sponsored concert or hosted bar. Yet through all the excitement, how do you connect with new contacts? We asked Jake Shaffren,

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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.

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cold emails that work

A Winning Game Plan for Writing Cold Prospecting Emails That Sell

My love of all things sports (professional & collegiate) and outdoors comes in handy – even when it’s not in season. As DiscoverOrg’s Manager of Strategic Accounts, I’m always looking for ways to use personal touchpoints to engage prospects. It works. I consistently get a response rate of 60% – and an engagement rate of

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invest in good data

5 Ways to Supercharge Your Sales Enablement Efforts

... it was found that 9% of sales organizations had not considered customer journey alignment, while 35% had an informal alignment, but no real implementation. In total, 44% of businesses have not aligned their sales processes to the customer journey in any meaningful way.

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Marketers re-target leads for better MQLs

Low MQLs? 7 Digital Marketing Tricks to Keep Leads Coming Back for More

Coupons might feel like a B2C move, but the same idea works as a re-marketing tactic for B2B companies as well. How about a free month of service, a free sample, or a limited-time discount? You can add urgency (“This offer expires in 24 hours!”) social proof (“Check out all these 5-star reviews!”), or a time-based discount.

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love lessons for sales development

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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