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salespeople should personalize sales pitch

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?

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What's wrong with salespeople?

[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.

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A man opens a cold email not spam

[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:

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Which B2B buyers like salespeople

What do B2B Buyers Want (and Why Don’t They Like Salespeople)?

The study found an interesting correlation between the buyers’ perception of salespeople and their risk aversion: Those buyers in departments that do have a positive opinion of salespeople are more willing to take a chance.

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5 things sales wishes marketing knew

5 Things Sales Wish Marketers Knew

Companies that still score success only by the number of leads generated aren’t benchmarking the right data. Marketing needs to work even harder to nurture leads once they’re in the funnel.

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Tech-savvy business professionals.

4 Intelligence Styles of Successful Sales Professionals

It is essential that salespeople adapt quickly to working with machines. Salespeople can no longer afford to claim that they are “not computer savvy.” If you don’t get tech savvy - and quickly -, you will be left behind, and out of a job.

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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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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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accounts-based sales development

Account-Based Sales Development: 10 Steps to Global Success

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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