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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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[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.

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How to Build a Prospect Insight Report Your Entire Team Can Use

Include the customer's business strategy in your prospect insight report. I’ve seen a customer meeting end because sales couldn’t answer this opening question: “Can anyone here tell me what our business strategy is?” Not a pleasant memory.

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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!

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Alert Subscriptions – A Magic 8 Ball for Outbound Sales Development

If the subscription alert revealed a plan to hire 15 new sales reps, I know my target company wants to grow. That’s a significant investment, and management will want to see ROI right away. I’d call first, then put the prospect in a very specific nurture email campaign.

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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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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?

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[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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