Outbound Sales

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[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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accounts-based sales development

A 10-Step Plan for Global Account-Based Sales Development

If you have one or more global accounts—large companies with a global footprint—it’s important to approach them globally – but this is a tall order for a busy sales department, especially among newer companies where any account-based approach has a learning curve. As described in my new book, Whale Hunting with Global Accounts, global account-based

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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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Splitting outbound inbound sales Anthony Johnson

AJ’s story – and the Split of Outbound and Inbound Sales Development

There’s a reason that the average lifespan of an SDR is two years. Sales is hard. Anthony Johnson began his career with a lot of enthusiasm. But over the next two years, as one of just three SDRs, his enthusiasm faded. As a husband and father of infant twins, Johnson had a lot on the line - but he was burned out, and mentally checked out. And it showed.

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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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selling to startups

Selling to Startups and Small Business: A Cautionary Tale

There are only 1.5 million companies in the U.S. with more than 100 employees - far fewer than most people think. So if your CRM has 1 million or more accounts, you have a bad data problem. Our client’s sales reps had been making 5 out of 6 calls to companies that were literally impossible to sell to. Talk about hunting for needles in a haystack!

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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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