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Sales Prospecting Perspectives' Top 10 Blog Posts in 2014

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It’s been a busy year, with many bloggers moving on, many new bloggers joining the team, and many guest blogging partnerships formed. Over the summer, one of our most popular bloggers took on a hot topic: how to make a good first impression when teleprospecting in the B2B space.

Integrating Social Media Listening Into The Sales Process

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Christine Rochelle is a blogger and social media consultant who resides at the Jersey Shore as an Integrated Marketing Manager at lotus823. Sales Prospecting Perspectives is pleased to bring you a guest post from Christine Rochelle , Integrated Marketing Manager at lotus823.

4 Blogging Best Practices for B2B SaaS Start-Up Companies

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If you want visibility, keep a master list of the top bloggers in your industry and reach out to them. I follow a few key topics on Quora , and I try to answer a question over there at least once a week.

Sales Prospecting Perspectives Weekly Recap - Week of November 8, 2013

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On Wednesday, guest blogger Chris Croner detailed why many new sales hires fail. Happy Friday, blog readers! Here at AG, we’ve been hard at work having meaningful conversations with clients and continuously calling new prospects.

Sales Prospecting Perspectives Weekly Recap - Week of March 7, 2014

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Wednesday: On Wednesday, guest blogger Janelle Johnson from Act-On Software wrote Sales & Marketing Alignment: 3 Ways to Close the Gap. Happy Friday, Sales Prospecting Perspectives readers! It''s the first week of March, which means readers are anxiously awaiting spring weather. The past few days have been bright, so they may start getting warmer soon! This week was a good one for those in the office, as a few inside sales reps passed leads that translated into large transactions.

Sales Prospecting Perspectives Weekly Recap - Week of September 20, 2013

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Wednesday: On Wednesday, Lisa Fugere, Content Marketing Strategist at Radius Intelligence , was our guest blogger. Happy Friday, Sales Prospecting Perspectives readers!

Sales Prospecting Perspectives Weekly Recap - Week of February 14, 2014

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Wednesday: On Wednesday, guest blogger Anum Hussain from HubSpot wrote Why the Nitty Gritty Posting Mechanisms of Facebook Matter. Happy Valentine''s Day, Sales Prospecting Perspectives readers!

Sales Prospecting Perspectives Weekly Recap - Week of November 15, 2013

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Our regular blogger Sam Goldman wrote a guest post for Tinderbox this week about how to save time in the prospecting cycle. Wednesday: Guest blogger Adam Becker from Tinderbox wrote about how to survive Dreamforce, the “customer company revolution” conference in San Francisco. Good afternoon Sales Prospecting Perspectives Readers! We hope you had a great Friday.

Sales Prospecting Perspectives Weekly Recap - Week of December 20, 2013

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Guest blogger Jason Jordan on HubSpot explains why most inside sales reps turned managers fail, and how we can change that by focusing on the proper metrics. Lastly, our own blogger Laney Pilpel produced a guest post for Sales Engine this week. Wednesday: Guest blogger Amanda Maksymiw, Content Marketing Manager at Lattice Engines , wrote Sales Prospecting in the New Year with a Data Scientist on Wednesday.

Sales Prospecting Perspectives Weekly Recap - Week of October 11, 2013

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On Monday, a new blogger within AG Salesworks, Business Development Representative Joshua Zielinski, posted. Happy Friday, blog readers! Here are some of our favorite sales and marketing posts that we shared on our Twitter feed this week. How to Measure Outbound Sales Success.

Sales Prospecting Perspectives Weekly Recap - Week of September 27, 2013

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Wednesday: On Wednesday, our guest blogger was Damian Davila from Idaconcpts.com. Happy Friday! As Q4 approaches, I’m sure we’re all excited to pass more leads and have more conversations, as well as celebrate those Q4 holidays, like Halloween, we know and love.

Sales Prospecting Perspectives Weekly Recap – Week of August 23, 2013

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Wednesday: On Wednesday, guest blogger Damian Davila wrote 4 Steps to Shorten Your Sales Cycle. A regular guest blogger of ours, Craig shows us once again how great of a writer he is in this book. The AG Salesworks marketing team had a busy but extremely illuminating week at HubSpot''s Inbound 2013. The conference provided some excellent content, motivation, and ideas.

Businesses, Don't Become a Social Media Pariah!

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Contributing positively to that community is what business bloggers should focus on. I love social media. I love to browse photos of my friends, family and strangers on Instagram, I love to read pointless status updates on Facebook from people I haven’t seen since 2004, I love to scroll through movie stills, silly GIFs and quotes in clever typography on Tumblr, and I love to read jokes and random thoughts consisting of less than 140 characters on Twitter.

Sales Prospecting Perspectives Weekly Recap - Week of December 6, 2013

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Salesforce blogger Marc Wayshak says that we can increase that time to 5 hours per day by keeping the team accountable, assigning time-values to activities, and ultimately understanding what an effective sales day is. Good morning, Sales Prospecting Perspectives readers, and Happy December! The holidays are upon us, as is the ending of the fourth quarter for sales. This week, we''ve curated articles focused on best ways to hit your sales and marketing goals.

Sales Prospecting Perspectives Weekly Recap – Week of August 30, 2013

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Guest blogger Chris Snell was watching Kutcher’s speech for the Nick Kid’s Choice Awards (he has a kid, so don’t judge!) I can''t believe it''s finally the end of August. Fall is creeping upon us, employees are returning from vacation, and students are returning to school. We''ve published a few fall-based articles this week, and we''re excited to hear what you think about them, and how helpful they''ve been to you!

Sales Prospecting Perspectives Weekly Recap – Week of August 16, 2013

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If you’d like to see more great sales and marketing blog posts from other bloggers, follow us on Twitter. Wednesday: Our guest blogger on Wednesday was Adam Becker, the Director of Sales at TinderBox. Happy Friday, Sales Prospecting Perspectives readers. Here in the office at AG, we can tell that prospects are returning from vacation: there are more conversations, and less sales reps blocked by an away-from-the-office message. Fall is just around the corner!

Sales Prospecting Perspectives Weekly Recap - Week of February 21, 2014

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Wednesday: On Wednesday, guest blogger Damian Davila of idaconcpts.com shared his advice for building a trusted network in his post, The Value of Connections for the Inside Sales Rep. Happy Friday, Sales Prospecting Perspectives readers! We hope you had a productive week; we sure did, and this afternoon we''ll be having a contest between inside sales reps who passed leads this week.

Sales Prospecting Perspectives Weekly Recap - Week of November 29, 2013

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Wednesday: On Wednesday, guest blogger Michael Powers from NetProspex wrote Top Five Tips for Cold Calling. Happy Friday, Sales Prospecting Perspectives subscribers! We hope you had a terrific Thanksgiving, feasting with family and giving thanks.

Sales Prospecting Perspectives Weekly Recap - Week of January 10, 2014

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Wednesday: On Wednesday, guest blogger Matt Heinz of Heinz Marketing wrote 12 Tips for Building and Managing a Bigger Sales Pipeline. Happy Friday, Sales Prospecting Perspectives readers! We''ve had a busy week, with clients arriving and inside sales reps ramping up for a successful Q1. Without further ado, here are our favorite articles from the sales and marketing world this week! At AG Salesworks, we often hold contests for inside sales reps.

Sales Prospecting Perspectives Weekly Recap - Week of October 4, 2013

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Thursday: Finally, on Thursday, a new blogger posted. We’ll be back next week with more posts from new and old bloggers alike Happy Friday Sales Prospecting Perspectives readers! It’s been a busy week on the blog: we’ve been guest posting at several other blogs and a few of our BDRs have expressed interest in blogging for us. We’ve also started our social media team, here, allowing several BDRs the flexibility to expand their contribution to the team beyond their job description.

Sales Prospecting Perspectives Weekly Recap - Week of February 7, 2014

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Wednesday: On Wednesday, guest blogger Kevin Thornton wrote Inside Sales & the Mobile Workforce: Tips for Managing Telecommuters. Happy Friday, Sales Prospecting Perspectives readers! It''s finally the weekend. After a snow-laden week here at AG, with icy roads and cold winds, we''re ready to go home, sit by the fire, and watch the Sochi Winter Olympics. We''ll be cheering on America while also taking a close look at how the event is marketed.

Sales Prospecting Perspectives Weekly Recap - Week of December 27, 2013

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Tuesday and Wednesday were Christmas Eve and Christmas, and our sales reps and bloggers went home to their families. Happy holidays, Sales Prospecting Perspectives readers. It''s back to work at AG, as inside sales reps and managers plan for Quarter 1. Sales and marketing professionals should start off the New Year on a high note. Our advice? In these last few days, inside sales reps should continue to call, but should also review the year''s progress.

Sales Prospecting Perspectives Weekly Recap – Week of July 19, 2013

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Wednesday: On Wednesday, guest blogger Chris Snell shared 5 Ways to Be A Better Inside Sales Rep. It’s Friday, Friday, gotta pass some leads on Friday! Welcome back to our Weekly Recap. Here at AG, we’re excited for the weekend, just like Rebecca Black , so we can rejuvenate before coming back on Monday. Most people love the work environment here and coworkers have become friends, so even though it’s Friday, we never truly dread Mondays.

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Sales Prospecting Perspectives Weekly Recap - Week of June 21, 2013

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On Wednesday, guest blogger Chris Snell, Inside Sales Manager at Care.com, wrote about top 5 email prospecting no-nos. It’s been a busy week for everyone at AG Salesworks, but Peter Gracey especially. Our president participated in the largest inside sales summit in history, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, on June 20 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pacific Time.

Businesses, Don't Become Social Media Pariahs!

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Contributing positively to that community is what business bloggers should focus on. I love social media. I love to browse photos of my friends, family and strangers on Instagram, I love to read pointless status updates on Facebook from people I haven’t seen since 2004, I love to scroll through movie stills, silly GIFs and quotes in clever typography on Tumblr, and I love to read jokes and random thoughts consisting of less than 140 characters on Twitter.

Sales Prospecting Perspective Weekly Recap - Week of February 25, 2013

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I really enjoyed reading this post and Mike is fast becoming one of our more popular bloggers. Another month is now behind us as we slowly creep closer to Spring. As the temperatures begin to rise, hopefully your prospects are out of their winter doldrums and becoming more repsonsive as we make the final push to close out the first quarter strong.

Sales Prospecting Perspectives Weekly Recap - Week of October 18, 2013

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Speaking of content marketing, Ardath Albee, one of our favorite bloggers wrote about the differences between content marketing and publishing. However, our new blogger Tiffany Fenore has a different idea for how to view objections. Wednesday: On Wednesday, guest blogger Michael Powers, Events/Buzz Coordinator for NetProspex, wrote The Importance of Clean Marketing Data for Higher Conversion Rates. Happy Friday, Sales Prospecting Perspectives readers! We had a busy week here.

Blog Topics For Inside Sales Audiences Are Easier Than You Think

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To all the sales bloggers out there, what are other ways to find inside sales blog topics to write about Every day, our marketing team posts a blog written by one of our employees.

Did You Make A Resolution That Will Help Your Inside Sales Success?

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Bloggers spent a lot of time over the past 6 weeks discussing morale, attitude and approaches to being successful over the Holidays. I’ve read a lot of interesting takes on working efficiently during the Holidays and I was really pleased with the opportunities AG Inside Sales Reps were able to uncover right through the 30th. Now that we are more then half way through week one and survived the Holidays, there is a new topic to discuss: Resolutions! Ahhh Resolutions.

10 Things About Operating A Teleprospecting Firm To Be Thankful For

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It's that time of year where every blogger in the universe posts what they are thankful for, or tries to work what they do into a Thanksgiving meal metaphor. Given my general lack of creativity I LOVE THIS TIME OF YEAR. I love it because I can do a top ten list of things I'm thankful for. This has been a banner year for AG so I have much to be thankful for. I consider myself a lucky man to be a member of this team and to truly enjoy what I do.

Sales Prospecting Perspectives Weekly Recap - Week of April 18th

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We had a new guest blogger this week! Happy Earth Day Everyone! Welcome to another Weekly Recap. I hope you all had a great week, and those of you from the Bay State got to enjoy Marathon Monday! We had another busy week this week with blogs, but as always I'd like to highlight one that I found to mirror how we feel here at AG. Sales Trends: Is the Cold Call Dead? by Mansfield Sales Partners put together a great blog on a topic that we've discussed here as well.

Sales Prospecting Perspectives YEARLY Recap - 2010

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This blog was put together by one of our guest bloggers Jill Ryan. Happy New Year Everyone! In the spirit of New Years, rather than doing a weekly recap I put together a recap of our top 5 blogs for 2010! So take a look and let me know what you think! Were there any other ones that you enjoyed this year? July 1 st - Incentive Ideas for Your Inside Sales Teams.

Sales Prospecting Perspectives Weekly Recap Week of November 8th

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Last Year’s Trash List Can Be This Year’s Treasure – Guest Blogger Jill Ryan makes a great point regarding old lists that you’ve essentially “qualified out.” Happy Friday Everyone! It’s time for the Weekly Recap! First and foremost, wanted to of course highlight a blog that I found to be a great read this week. Another blog favorite Kendra Lee talks about an obstacle that we all hate dealing with…the dreaded gatekeeper!

Sales Prospecting Perspectives Weekly Recap For Week Of September 13th

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Another great entry from guest blogger Jill Ryan as she focuses on how both culture and referrals are big keys to our success. – Ian Jutras a new guest blogger, discusses how he left AG to pursue other career options, only to find that like Jill’s thoughts, other companies are unable to match what we provide here at AG. Happy Friday! We hope everyone had a great week this week!

Blogging Has Made Me A Better Inside Sales Team Manager!

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What I’ve recognized, along with my fellow bloggers here at AG, is there is so much we can discuss when it comes to teleprospecting and cold calling. I was looking at my blogs over the last few months hoping for some inspiration for this week’s post and realized that I’ve been at this for just about a year.

Week 25 Recap of Sales Prospecting Perspectives

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– AG’s Manager of Client of Operations Laney Pilpel is growing to be one of the most informative bloggers here at AG. Before we recap this week’s Sales Prospecting Perspectives, we wanted to share another great article we liked this week: In his blog on Tuesday, Umberto Milletti explains the importance of changing with your customers. Social Networking is booming and it’s important for the Sales world to stay abreast on what their potential customers are doing.

7 Social Media Mistakes Bloggers Should Avoid

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Here are Paul’s 7 Social Media Mistakes Bloggers Should Avoid. A Note from Patsi: This week’s guest post is about social media and it’s really important. Because if you want to engage your business blog readers and grow your reader base, you need to use social media.