Sales Success

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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8 TED Talks All Sales People Should Watch

8 TED Talks All Salespeople Should Watch

We love the power of video to quench our thirst for knowledge and enlighten us in the field of sales. We’ve come across 8 TED talks that can do just that.

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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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[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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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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CIOs Selling Tips DiscoverOrg

Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts for Selling to CIOs

Imagine your inbox on an average Monday morning. Now quintuple it. Yeah, CIOs get a lot of email. One CIO said that over 50% of his inbox was communication from vendors! How can a great solution stand out when the inbox is standing-room only?

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what fuels high growth companies?

[VIDEO] Top Qualities of High-Growth Companies: A Conversation with Henry Schuck

Our CEO, Henry Shuck, discusses our Growth Drivers Survey and reveals what fuels high-growth companies. The results may surprise you.

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Blind Intelemark A/B test proves Discoverorg's sales intelligence is more effective than DB Hoovers

Data-Agnostic? See How Data Quality Affects ROI in This A/B Test

After 260+ hours of phone calls, researchers had over 4x more success using DiscoverOrg data—with 15% fewer accounts. Here's the A/B test against one of our top competitors.

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What Inhibits Sales Team Growth

4 Sales Team Weaknesses that Inhibit Revenue Growth

Evaluating and hiring a winning Sales Team is not unlike the process of evaluating character attributes in a video game.

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