If you know someone that runs a business with a sales team, or they lead the charge themselves, have them take a look at the areas below for ways they can increase their sales. Improving even one of these areas could take their sales to the next level.[Read more…]
Go through the motions
In sales we need to go through the motions.
Our buyers are “frazzled” as Jill Konrath says.
Even if you use social selling techniques that get you a referral or help you connect to a potential buyer using your mutual background, it is still likely to take some follow up before you confirm a meeting time (or virtual meeting time these days).
Research from XANT looked at the optimal “cadence” for prospecting based on the masses of data available to them through companies’ usage of their software. Their study looked at 479,140 outbound cadences from nearly 9,000 companies.[Read more…]
How’s your long game?
I consistently see companies unable to get meetings. I consistently see that relationships are the easiest way to get meetings. I consistently see sales people and business owners letting their relationships wither.[Read more…]
Sales lessons from a virus
If you didn’t believe that we humans are connected before COVID-19, you should now.
As you know, the virus has been transmitting itself exponentially through populations around the world. The only thing that has slowed its progress has been implementing some form of social distancing.
Social distancing is all about breaking the social network.[Read more…]
Do you need an Enterprise Selling Plan (ESP)?
Don’t panic. We will return to normalish, at some point.
We will start selling at some reasonable rate again, soonish.
Budgets will be back in place and buyers will need things, in a little whileish.
When all this happens, you may easily forget the lessons of this panic/pandemic.
One of these lessons I believe is that big customers are good.[Read more…]
It’s a great time to start upgrading your clients
It’s a really tough time for most companies to sell their products and services.
Much buying is “paused.” Buyers are wondering what the future holds for their companies–and themselves–and are having a tough time committing to purchases. Deals are stuck in the pipeline and new opportunities are in short supply.[Read more…]
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