[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.
October 5, 2017
Research Reports
4 min read

The ABM Cookbook for Sales Teams: 5 recipes to keep Sales 100% focused on target accounts

If you want to distribute 30 key accounts to each, provide a list of 40 candidate companies. Ask the Account Executives to weed out poor prospects, and let them propose a few alternative names of their own. Now the AE owns the list!
September 28, 2017
Outbound
6 min read

3 Ways NOT to Sell B2B [NEW REPORT]

Exhibit A: The internet. Assume buyers use it. Furthermore, assume that they use it at least as much as you do - to research options, product features and specs, and, yes, product and business reviews. So where does that leave salespeople?
September 14, 2017
Outbound
4 min read

[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.
September 12, 2017
Outbound
6 min read

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?
August 31, 2017
Best Practices
5 min read

[TEMPLATE] How to Start a Conversation Using the “Foot-in-the-Door” Email

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:
August 16, 2017
Email
5 min read

[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.
July 25, 2017
Outbound
10 min read

[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.
July 11, 2017
Research Reports
8 min read

Account-Based Sales Development: 10 Steps to Global Success

Reading Time: 6 minutesIf 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,...
July 5, 2017
Outbound
6 min read
Load More