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5 Best Productivity Tips to Maximize Sales Development Reps' Time

Sales Prospecting Perspectives

As sales development reps, our time is precious. 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. Planning out your day as a sales development representative is a must, especially if you are working on multiple projects. Lay out your day; have a plan.

18 Productivity-Boosting Bots for Marketers

Hubspot

In fact, we've found AI to be pretty helpful in certain situations, especially when it comes to boosting productivity. We rounded up some of our favorite productivity-boosting bots and compiled them into a directory. Directory of 18 Productivity-Boosting Bots for Marketers. In the video below, Drift Product Manager Matt Bilotti explains how it works with the latter.

The 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Making a Product Video (Learned the Hard Way)

ScribbleLive

As product marketers (or marketers in general), we have to try new things every single day, whether because we want to, or have to, depending on the needs of the business. Let’s move on to why we’re here: the biggest mistakes to avoid when making a product video. I can say that without a doubt, I am the utmost “mistake making” expert in the art of product videos. It was lame.

What promotional products are on your desk? [survey results]

Biznology

When it comes to promotional products, there is one thing for sure, this marketing method and advertising tool has stood the test of time. Even in today’s highly competitive digital marketing and advertising field, promotional products are still relevant and an effective means of promoting your brand and increasing sales. The promotional product must be relevant to your brand.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

through their own research, without talking to sales—until late in the journey. Align marketing with sales: as buyers complete more of their journey online and sales pros get involved only later in the process, close. Manage the customer experience: great content alone won't save a lousy product or cumbersome experience. normal point of sales/marketing contact.

Benefits of promotional products advertising campaigns

Biznology

Have you used promotional products for advertising and branding for your company? If you have not run a campaign using branded products, then you might be interested to know that according to surveys of promotional product recipients, they really do work to increase branding, favorable sentiment, and sales. Promotional Products Can Show Off Your Brand. Summary.

Why A Content Marketer Needs to Buddy Up with their Company’s Product Marketer(s)

ScribbleLive

A content marketer and a product marketer can do really great work together when they make a concerted effort to integrate their specialized talents. A well-executed joint product/content marketing plan can build more awareness and interest in a product than both counterparts could accomplish without the help of the other. Our product marketer, Geoffrey Gualano, has poked fun at me for throwing around “Teamwork makes the dream work” on Slack (and he probably should because it’s a painfully cheesy line), but it’s very true within this context. In Conclusion.

Lower the Cost and Boost the Productivity of B2B Sales

Great B2B Marketing

Last month, David Brock, president of Partners in Excellence, published an excellent article titled A Frightening Look At the Cost Of a Sales Person. Brock recounted some statistics that should disturb senior sales executives, as well as their CEOs and CFOs. For example: The average tenure of a salesperson from the time they start a job to the time they leave is less than two years (Sales Readiness Group). The average tenure of a sales manager is 19 months. You are probably spending big dollars on marketing and sales resources. And only 58% reach quota.

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9 Willpower Workouts to Maximize Your Productivity

Hubspot

This post originally appeared on HubSpot's Sales Blog. To read more content like this, subscribe to Sales. 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?

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

through their own research, without talking to sales—until late in the journey. Align marketing with sales: as buyers complete more of their journey online and sales pros get involved only later in the process, close. Manage the customer experience: great content alone won't save a lousy product or cumbersome experience. normal point of sales/marketing contact.

Please Don’t Let Your Sales Reps Nurture Leads

The Point

Bear with me as I relate a quick story about lead nurturing: A few months back I became a sales lead. Unfortunately the budget for the campaign got cancelled, so I emailed the rep, told her the bad news, and that I would continue to keep her company and product in mind for future needs. Perhaps I was an SQL (Sales Qualified Lead) at one point in the conversation, but no longer.

Are your Sales and Marketing Investments Productive?

The ROI Guy

Alinean is introducing a new Sales Productivity Calculator into our ValueStory iPad App. This new tool takes research of Forrester’s Sales Enablement expert Scott Santucci and is designed to help executives determine how worthwhile their sales and marketing investments are at driving growth. Click here to install the ValueStory App on your iPad.

The Three E's of Boosting Sales Productivity

The ROI Guy

We recently attended the SAVO Summit in Chicago, a gathering of over 600 leading sales enablement, sales and marketing analysts, executives and partners (including Alinean) to share the latest research, exchange ideas and learn new best practices. Mark O’Connell, CEO of SAVO Group reports that sales reps fail to retain 80% of what they learned just 3 weeks after sales training.

Are Pessimists More Productive Than Optimists?

Hubspot

This post originally appeared on HubSpot's Sales Blog. To read more content like this, subscribe to Sales. There’s no arguing that positive thinking is a key to productivity. With a multitude of studies backing positive thinking as a key to being productive, is the converse true? Productivity Professional Development Daily SyndicationP: Plan for those obstacles.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

through their own research, without talking to sales—until late in the journey. Align marketing with sales: as buyers complete more of their journey online and sales pros get involved only later in the process, close. Manage the customer experience: great content alone won't save a lousy product or cumbersome experience. normal point of sales/marketing contact.

The Making of Vidyard’s New Website Product Tour Videos

Vidyard

We didn’t want a lot of fanfare, but we knew it was time to deliver our customers something new and valuable.The previous site had been fairly stagnant for a while, and our product and story had evolved so much that it was time to revisit, readjust, and put our best foot forward so we could deliver to our customers what they deserved: something exceptional. Pre-Production. Production.

How long should your online business video production be?

Biznology

Giving your clients what they want by integrating online business video communications into your everyday marketing efforts will differentiate you from your competition, provide highly valued sales assets, social media content, build relationships, and motivate customers to move into and through the buying process… yes, it will really do all of that! Will people watch more than 30 seconds?

How to Have a Super Productive Weekend: 12 Helpful Tips

Hubspot

Productivity" has a much wider definition than many of us give it credit for. We tend to equate productivity with doing things, rather than with taking time to think, reflect, and rest. But busyness is not the same as productivity. Being productive can mean working on a project efficiently, but it can also mean giving your mind a break. 2) Don't try to do it all.

12 Bad Habits That Are Making You Less Productive

Hubspot

There's a whole host of things many of us are guilty of doing every single day that research shows ends up really hurting our productivity. And the more aware you are of how these things are affecting your productivity, the more proactive you can be at taking responsibility for your choices. 12 Bad Habits That Are Making You Less Productive. Image Credit: HubSpot Sales Blog.

Step Aside, Sales Product Training. Enter: Scenario-Based Solution Training

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7 Simple Hacks to Kickstart a Productive Day

Hubspot

This post originally appeared on HubSpot's Sales Blog. To read more content like this, subscribe to Sales. Start your mornings off right and set yourself up for a productive day with these seven quick morning motivation exercises. Greg Fung, a HubSpot sales rep, keeps a list of wins and losses in an Evernote document that he refers to when he’s having a bad day.

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. These will be the most experienced, top sales people.

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

Hubspot

This post originally appeared on HubSpot's Sales Blog. To read more content like this, subscribe to Sales. 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. Social Media Inside Sales Productivity Daily

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. 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. How else do you stay productive without internet?

4 Content Marketing Productivity Killers

Modern B2B Marketing

In my experience and in speaking to numerous content marketers over the years, here are some top content marketing productivity killers: 1. When creating content, a big productivity killer is creating content based on your best guess instead of making data-driven decisions. Author: Dayna Rothman Being a content marketer is hard. I know that first hand! Too Much Guessing.

A Brief History of Productivity: How Getting Stuff Done Became an Industry

Hubspot

Anyone who’s ever been a teenager is likely familiar with the question, "Why aren’t you doing something productive?” If only I could respond to my parents with the brilliant retort, "You know, the idea of productivity actually dates back to before the 1800s." If only I could ask, "Do you mean 'productive' in an economic or modern context?". What Is Productivity? economy.

More Sales Less Time

Your Sales Management Guru

More Sales/Less Time. -A If want to exceed your sales goals this year-read this book…. Jill Konrath has written three other sales related books and now she hits the mark again with More Sales/Less Time published by Penguin books. In this book, Jill shares a highly personal story, sharing a lot of research that ends up providing every executive, sales manager and certainly all salespeople a formula to increase productivity. Accelerate Sales. HINT: if you are a Sales Manager, Appendix 1 is for you: Leading a Highly Productive Sales Team.

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Two reasons to invest in online business video production

Biznology

So if the decision-makers that your marketing is trying to attract and your sales teams are trying to reach and build trust with during the sales cycle are NOT busy, then they will have time to read all of your PDFs, white papers, and website. The typical amortization of an evergreen business sales or promotional video on a website is about four years. Like this post?

5 Steps to Sales Productivity

Jill Konrath's Fresh Sales Strategies Blog

If the adage “time is money” is true, then productivity is a valuable asset in sales. From initial sales contact to follow up calls, making even one sale is an investment in time and sales staff resources. Take a look at these five tips for heightened productivity in sales: Prepare. You must find ways to engage the listener in sales presentations.

Scaling Inside Sales for New Product Introductions or Market Expansion

3D2B

Challenges that are part and parcel of new market expansion and product introductions include executing in-depth market research, filling distribution gaps, honing marketing tactics and building internal resources to support the initiative. Outline Your Sales Process Because your sales process has implications on who you hire and the technology you select, start by defining it.

From Idea to Sale: Introducing a New Product

Crimson Marketing

Releasing new products can be crucial to your business growth and market competitiveness. Having a simple and focused plan for your company can make it an easier and somewhat painless process each time a new product is launched. Here are the basic steps to follow when customizing your own product launch plan: Brainstorming. Do people need the product? Feasibility.

Leo Suarez, Toshiba’s SVP Marketing & Strategy: Omni-Channel Retailing—A New Paradigm of Product Marketing

Crimson Marketing

They compete with endless aisles and endless comparisons of products and prices online. The result does not have to be declining brick and mortar store revenue, however, says Leo Suarez, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Strategy for leading retail point of sale systems supplier Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions. Podcasts Product Marketing Leo shares examples.

Personalization vs. Productivity: Perfecting Your Sales Approach

Opentopic

To stay ahead, sales leaders must give reps the necessary processes and tools to identify, contact, qualify and convert prospects at record scale and speed. The post Personalization vs. Productivity: Perfecting Your Sales Approach appeared first on Opentopic. We can all feel it – the competition to stand out and stay top of mind among prospects is growing more fierce each year. For instance, who can forget that famous HBR study a few. Brands & Marketers

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! I got to thinking about fun campaigns using new promo products and wanted to share some ideas for B2B marketers. ( 3 New Promotional Campaign Ideas.

Want to Be More Productive? Start By Making Your Bed

Hubspot

This post originally appeared on HubSpot's Sales Blog. To read more content like this, subscribe to Sales. Believe it or not, this incredibly simple and mundane task can set you up for a productive and successful day. How Making Your Bed Influences Your Productivity. 2) Being organized leads to greater productivity. Everyone goes through these peaks and valleys.

3 Productivity Lessons From HubSpot Co-Founder Dharmesh Shah

Hubspot

This post originally appeared on HubSpot's Sales Blog. To read more content like this, subscribe to Sales. Successful founders are productive. I'm not sure if they're successful because they’re productive, or if they forced themselves to become productive because they wanted to be successful. Below are the three productivity tips he uses to get stuff done.

July is Sales Leadership Month

Your Sales Management Guru

July is Sales Leadership Month. As a sales leader you must always have a vision and action plans for a rolling six months, this is why July is the perfect month for anyone that has sales management responsibility—so why not name it Sales Leadership Month ! Based upon your Sales Plan where are you against your quota? Were new product/services launched?

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Sales Management End of Year Checklist

Your Sales Management Guru

Sales Management End of Year Checklist. . Depending upon the person and the conditions in their sales organization each article may or may not be pertinent. I decided to start with a Sales Management End of Year Checklist. If you have other ideas or suggestions please comment within the blog so that all of our readers can benefit. ? Evaluate your sales team.

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Sales Productivity: Stop Wasting Your Time on This

Jill Konrath's Fresh Sales Strategies Blog

Did you know that distractions consume an average of 2.1 hours each day? What a waste of time