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5 Prospecting Strategies for Obtaining Sales Context

Sales Prospecting Perspectives

My job as an SDR is to extract these essential pieces of Sales Context for my clients while also nurturing a relationship with my prospects so they feel comfortable discussing their current environment and any pains they may be experiencing. Here are 5 prospecting strategies that I employ to obtain Sales Context during every conversation I have. 1. Maintain an open dialogue.

How long should your online business video production be?

Biznology

But what is the optimal length of an online business video production ? What is the golden rule for how long an online video should be for business? A B2B promotional video that is made for lead-generation, like a landing page, needs to be quick; whereas a online business video production that is used during, or as a follow up to a presentation is very different in length.

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Should Salespeople Prospect Anymore?

Your Sales Management Guru

Should Salespeople Prospect Anymore? Last week during a client’s sales meeting we got into a discussion regarding pipeline values, needless to say the number of prospects and dollar values were insufficient to achieve the overall corporate revenue objectives. The question is, as a sales manager how should you structure your sales team’s expectations around prospecting?

How to Influence B2B Sales Prospects (Without Annoying Them)

Sales Prospecting Perspectives

In the same way, a sales rep can interrupt sales prospects'' mental workout throughout the day with untargeted calls and emails that turn out to be giant wastes of time. Prospects may make appointments, but they could also decide not to show if you’re not careful. So it’s important to be extremely sensitive when conducting B2B sales calls with prospects. Reciprocity. Liking.

Content Methodology: A Best Practices Report

the experts on prospect needs. Product and research divisions can provide dynamic. When Marriott began production on Two Bellmen, its award-winning short film, Beebe largely gave director Miguel Cabrera full reign to exercise his creativity. and crisis management, or even productivity. your product and brand message. and prospects might go when they are in the.

6 Tips for Productive Prospecting

Marketing Action

Craig Rosenberg is working on a book, “Tips for Sales Prospecting Into Small Businesses,” for Radius ( radiusintel.com ), and asked me to contribute a few tips. I’m posting them here, and if you’d like to contribute your favorite to the discussion, just leave a comment below. It’s time to unearth some new opportunities…it’s time to pick up that phone and go prospecting.

Exciting new tools for B2B prospecting

Biznology

Early examples of this exciting new trend in prospecting were Jigsaw, a business-card swapping tool that allowed sales people to trade contacts, and ZoomInfo, which scrapes corporate websites for information about business people and merges the information into a vast pool of data for analysis and lead generation campaigns.  Are they growing?  Near an airport?  Unionized?  Minority owned? 

9 Willpower Workouts to Maximize Your Productivity

Hubspot

According to author Robert Pozen, regular exercise increases productivity. Although you might put an emphasis on going to the gym for that reason, are you putting enough energy into arguably the most important muscle affecting your productivity -- your willpower? Willpower Workouts to Maximize Your Productivity. 1) Eat a hearty meal. Productivity Daily Syndication

Marketers Need to Focus on Prospects' Behaviors, Not Demographics

It's All About Revenue

Marketing is often about treating the largest groups of prospects and customers the same. We use demographic data, but we don't always look at our prospects' behaviors that indicate their intent. Paying attention to prospect intent is key to that transformation. This is how we scale. We aggregate data. This is one of the ways to become a modern marketer. To analyze! 1.

3 Ways to know your prospects as well as they know you!

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

How do you get to know your prospects? Or maybe a better question is, are you getting to know your prospects? Today I’ll go through three ways you can get to know your prospects in 2016. What Is A Prospect? Perhaps those acronyms are easier because the difference between a prospect and a lead is debatable. Ways To Get To Know Your Prospects With Segmenting.

Why Product Managers & Salespeople Should be Friends

Your Sales Management Guru

Why product managers and salespeople should be friends. In most companies, the product/service managers have limited interaction with the sale’s team except for the introduction of a new offering or at an annual customer summit. Generally, the product/service manager (PM) is responsible for determining what the future offering should have from a feature/function capability. They will gather customer feedback, listen to the market thought leaders, consider competitor products and try to foresee future needs. Better product/services released quicker helps everyone.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

distribution and lead nurturing, to more effectively communicate with prospective buyers at each stage of funnel. Manage the customer experience: great content alone won't save a lousy product or cumbersome experience. Don’t just talk about your product or service. time for B2B marketers to let go of their obsession with perfect production. and prospects. content.

8 Powerful TED Talks on Designing a More Productive Life

Hubspot

For many of us, achieving peak productivity can seem like a Sisyphean struggle. While accomplishing tasks is certainly part of the picture, being productive isn’t just about checking items off a list. Inspiring TED Talks That Will Change How You Think About Productivity. 1) “Try Something New For 30 Days” by Matt Cutts. Morieux thinks we’re facing a “productivity crisis.”

Prospecting: Fill your sales pipelines now!

Your Sales Management Guru

The Telephone Is the Most Powerful Sales Prospecting Tool. By Jeb Blount, author of Fanatical Prospecting. KEN: This blog post is from my friend Jeb Blount, his new book is a must read for your sales book club: Fanatical Prospecting. For thousands of salespeople, picking up the phone and calling a prospect is the most stressful part of their life. Disproving the Myth.

5 of my favorite productivity apps

Biznology

This isn’t a review so much as simply a subjective sharing of some of the tools I use — and want to use — on a daily basis to make my work — and personal — life productive, collaborative, and organized. Photograph or clip articles, pages, and content that gives me business ideas or that I might want to give to prospects and clients. It makes my head swim.

7 Simple Hacks to Kickstart a Productive Day

Hubspot

Start your mornings off right and set yourself up for a productive day with these seven quick morning motivation exercises. According to research from the Health Enhancement Research Organization , people who have consistently healthy diets are 25% more likely to have high job performance and 20% more likely to be more productive. Productivity Daily SyndicationWe get it.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

distribution and lead nurturing, to more effectively communicate with prospective buyers at each stage of funnel. Manage the customer experience: great content alone won't save a lousy product or cumbersome experience. Don’t just talk about your product or service. time for B2B marketers to let go of their obsession with perfect production. and prospects. content.

Video Marketing Considerations for Product & Content Marketers

Captora

As a result, now more than ever, companies are embracing technology to drive productivity, communication and their own internal processes. Video is a highly effective vehicle for marketers trying to deliver a message to existing and prospective clients for a few reasons. The post Video Marketing Considerations for Product & Content Marketers appeared first on Captora Blog.

No Internet, No Problem: 12 Tips for Staying Productive Offline

Hubspot

But believe it or not, there are ways to stay productive without internet access. 12 Ways to Stay Productive Without Internet. 1) Read articles offline. If you're at the office when your internet goes out, you could even swing by the desks of your colleagues in Sales or Services to ask them which questions customers and prospects ask them. 5) Interact with other humans.

Sales Prospecting Perspectives' Top 10 Blog Posts in 2014

Sales Prospecting Perspectives

Before we count down the ball drop, we want to share with you our top 10 blog posts on Sales Prospecting Perspectives in 2014. How to Write an Effective Sales Prospecting Email. Samantha Goldman’s post in January was the most popular post on Sales Prospecting Perspectives in 2014. She gave 7 no-nonsense tips to holding a quality first conversation with prospects.

Infer Makes Headlines with Latest Product Innovations

Infer

In a recent byline article, Infer’s senior director of product marketing, Sean Zinsmeister, explains the pitfalls and opportunities of DIY predictive modeling, and which three key questions teams should ask themselves before putting the task of model building into the hands of the everyday marketer or other business function. ”  .

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

distribution and lead nurturing, to more effectively communicate with prospective buyers at each stage of funnel. Manage the customer experience: great content alone won't save a lousy product or cumbersome experience. Don’t just talk about your product or service. time for B2B marketers to let go of their obsession with perfect production. and prospects. content.

Tips for your professional B2B corporate video production project

Biznology

Then you should highly consider investing in digital business video production as a part of your overall marketing and sales support strategy. As the use of B2B corporate video production and video content marketing has increased, multiple research reports have proved how corporate online business video production can be drive marketing KPI metrics higher. Have good audio.

Top 5 Email Prospecting No-Nos

Sales Prospecting Perspectives

Sales Prospecting Perspectives is pleased to bring you a guest post from Chris Snell, Inside Sales Manager at Care.com. Here it is: I’m not that great at getting responses to my prospecting emails. Your email needs to be complete on the smallest of screens, since in this interconnected-can’t-be-without-my-phone age, that’s likely the place that your prospect will read it.

6Sense Finds B2B Prospects Using Web Site Activities

Customer Experience Matrix

I mentioned 6Sense briefly in a recent post about vendors who help companies find prospects on the Web. Since then, I’ve had a more detailed briefing, which clarified that their scope extends well beyond prospect lists to predictive models applied across all stages of the purchase cycle. APIs can load data from other sources, potentially including other CRM marketing automation products, Web logs, order processing, call centers, media impressions, and pretty much anything else. The company was founded in 2013 and released early versions of its product that same year.

3 Factors that Connect Value Prop to Prospects

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet There is one question at the heart of lead generation that your marketing efforts should clearly answer. “If I am you ideal prospect, why should I buy from you rather than your competitors?”. To put this into perspective, take a few moments and ask yourself, “Do I clearly and succinctly state the core value proposition of the product or service that I am marketing?”. Factor #1.

10 Secrets to Delivering a Great Product Demo

Modern B2B Marketing

Somewhere out there is a shell-shocked prospect wondering why on earth they even took my call. My mouse flew all over the screen for no apparent reason as I excitedly clicked into every last feature of the product. called out bugs in the demo instance on the 1-2 occasions that the product didn’t function properly. Balance Likability with Excellent Product Knowledge.

3 Ways To Improve Targeting: Just Avoid This Statement in Your Prospecting Emails

It's All About Revenue

At the end of each email, after the salesperson has detailed all the boilerplate reasons why their product/service is awesome, many conclude with some variation of the following statement: “If you are not the right person for me to be working with at your organization, please provide me with the contact information of the person who is.” Selling is hard, tireless work. Or Google.

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How to Make the Last Hour of Your Workday the Most Productive

Hubspot

The important thing to remember about productivity is that it’s not a sprint. If you’re super-productive for one hour but slack off the next two, you haven’t been productive. Just make sure you get out of your chair and stretch your legs, because you’ll want to stay put to ensure your last hour is as productive as possible. Productivity Daily Syndication

22 LinkedIn Hacks That'll Make You More Productive [SlideShare]

Hubspot

Once considered a social platform solely for networking, LinkedIn has proven itself invaluable for a wide range of other uses: marketing, recruiting, sales prospecting, hiring, and research, among others. Here's how: Prospecting just got a whole lot easier -- and that's just the beginning. How to find prospects you already have something in common with. I'll give an example.

Target Your Best Prospects by Segmenting Your Best Customers

Modern B2B Marketing

The best customers are those that last a lifetime , and by segmenting your current customers and identifying which are the most profitable, stay the longest, expand service, and refer new customers, you can allocate more of your marketing dollars to acquiring similar prospects. Here are four steps to segment your existing customers to target the right prospects: . 1.

Morning Motivation: 7 Simple Hacks to Kickstart a Productive Day

Hubspot

Start your mornings off right and set yourself up for a productive day with these seven quick morning motivation exercises. According to research from the Health Enhancement Research Organization , people who have consistently healthy diets are 25% more likely to have high job performance and 20% more likely to be more productive. Productivity Daily SyndicationWe get it.

The Best Sales Prospecting Qualification Questions to Ask

Sales Prospecting Perspectives

Will I scare prospects away asking too much too fast? If your prospects are truly that interested in the area you are looking to help them improve upon, they are going to be willing to share this information with you, at least at a high level. If they aren’t, odds are they weren’t the best prospect for you to begin with. The answer to these questions is No.

Value Proposition: What motivates prospects to buy from you?

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Although it wasn’t a lot of money in the whole scheme of things, it was still something and I was able to see how changing the motivation of a prospect can completely change revenue. What motivates your prospects to buy from you? In the business world, it isn’t that easy as most of the time the prospect’s motivation often ends at simply purchasing a product or service.

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3 New Promotional Product Campaign Ideas for Your B2B Marketing

B2B Marketing Traction

Are you wondering if promotional products or giveaways make a difference? Last week Flora Taub , my friend and promotional products rep for Geiger in Southern California, sent me an email with a fun new idea – selfie sticks! Get some customer-produced video testimonials about your products or services? Selfie stick video or photo social media campaign.

Lead Generation: How to speak the language of your prospects

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Ultimately, Keith knew that by offering a quality free trial product, users would become loyal customers and tell their friends about it – all of the emails and encouragement from the marketing department wasn’t necessary to convert free trial users to customers. Curious eyes met the screen at those words. This text was not in light gray, hidden in small font at the very bottom of the email.

B2B prospecting data just keeps getting better

Biznology

B2B marketers typically select targets from prospecting lists based on such traditional variables as industry, company size, and  job role/title. To get an understanding of the depth of data available to B2B marketers for prospecting, we invited a set of reputable vendors to open their vaults and share details about the nature and quantity of the fields they offer. 

4 Measures to Find Out if Your Prospecting is Effective

Your Sales Management Guru

4 Measures To Find Out If Your Prospecting is Effective. KEN: We have a guest blog this week, during the past year, our research  told us that “prospecting” was the #1 issue  facing sales leaders.  I think you will find this interesting. Finding prospects and nurturing them into leads is an integral part of any sales cycle. By Sean Burke. CEO, KiteDesk. Is it high?

5 Best Productivity Tips to Maximize Sales Development Reps' Time

Sales Prospecting Perspectives

It is essential that we manage our time in the most productive and efficient way possible in order to hit our goals, stay organized, and keep our clients happy. Responding first thing in the morning also gives prospects the whole day to get back to you. Creating a morning routine like this one is a great way to be productive while your cup of coffee wakes you up!

Sales Prospecting For Minutemen

Sales Prospecting Perspectives

Sales Prospecting Perspectives is pleased to bring you a post from Business Development Representative Kyle Smith. One of the first rules of prospecting (and sales in general) is to know the company/vertical you are calling into and what specific pains you can solve for your targeted contacts. Instant red flag and if I was a prospect receiving a call, I would have hung up. When prospecting, you should personalize your messaging, tailored to the specific company and target contact. This is the equivalent of product dumping.

Searching for a Prospecting Silver Bullet? You’re Outta Luck.

Sales Intelligence View

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Lead Generation: 2 questions every marketer should ask themselves about prospect motivation

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet The most important factor to keep in mind when creating your landing page is your prospects’ motivation. Highly motivated prospects can make for highly motivated leads if your landing pages deliver the right message to the right prospect at the right time. However, it’s the prospects who are not highly motivated that you need to worry about. They will quickly deter from your page unless you can convince them your product or service will provide them with more value than they need to exchange for it. Who are my prospects? Related Resources.

Lower the Cost and Boost the Productivity of B2B Sales

Great B2B Marketing

47% of companies say it takes 10 or more months for new sales people to become fully productive (67% are 7 or more months)(CSO Insights). Just when a new rep is starting to become productive, they (and their sales manager) are in the waning days of their tenure with a particular company. There is no clearly defined set of processes that effectively moves prospects from the “merely interested” to the “paying customer” column. Negotiations and Closing  – How does the candidate set up the initial offer to the prospect – and explain their framework for negotiations?”.

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