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7 Sales Demo Tips for Selling Software

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Your SaaS product is new! Exciting! It will save future customers time and money! So why doesn’t anyone want a demo? “It’s It’s like trying to schedule a meeting for buying a time-share!” says Director of Sales Michael Veschio.

Top 7 Sales Books for Sellers of SaaS – for Spring Break 2019

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Spring break means vacation – and vacation means plenty of down time to catch up on reading! So order the margarita, stroll down to the beach, and grab a book for a little beach reading. What will it be?

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The Startup’s 4-step Guide to Building Strong Sales Pipeline

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Sales and marketing event season just ended. If you weren’t overwhelmed with the number of technology choices out there, you didn’t go to the same events I did!

9 B2B Sales Closing Techniques You Can Use Today

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First things first: People buy from people first, product second , according to Director of Sales Steve Wernke. They want to feel good about who they’re buying from, and they want to walk away feeling good. As they negotiate, they want to feel like they won.

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ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

So It’s Your First Day as the CMO…

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First days can be stressful. Especially if you’ve just been promoted to Chief Marketing Officer. Extending far beyond traditional marketing tactics, today’s CMO shoulders vast and complex responsibilities that now span technology, analytics, revenue and—above all—measurable impact.

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7 Quick Wins for Sales and Marketing Alignment

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We hear a lot about sales and marketing alignment: How important it is for B2B, and how so few of us are doing it right. SALES: Marketing leads are crap. MARKETING: Sales is lazy. You guys take forever to follow-up on our leads – and you wonder why they don’t convert? Rolls eyes.]

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How to Use the Tech Stack to Displace Competitors

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More data = more noise, amirite? More stuff to comb through, more “analysis paralysis,” more time wasted. It’s a comment Brandon Battey hears all the time.

The Savvy Sales Pro’s 5-Point Guide to Overcoming Objections

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If you’re dealing with an objection, congratulations! You are working with a decision-maker who has some skin in the game, and they’re taking your proposal seriously. That’s exactly where you want to be. A study from Gong.io

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What Is Sales Intelligence? An Interview With DiscoverOrg CEO, Henry Schuck

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The term “Sales Intelligence” is frequently thrown around in sales and marketing, but there’s a lot of confusion about what it actually refers to. What is sales intelligence? How is it different from a lead list?

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

4 Cold-Call Lines That Don’t Creep Out Your Prospect

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“HOW THE %$#@ DID YOU GET THIS NUMBER? Take me off your call list!”. … Not really the cold-call response you’re looking for! But you’ve been pursuing this company for almost a year.

Yes, Gender is a Factor in B2B Buying Decisions: Selling to Men and to Women

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Are there differences selling to men and women in a B2B sales process? That was the question we set out to discover. My husband and I are avid remodelers, which means I’ve spent a lot (A LOT) of time at Home Depot and Lowe’s over the last 15 years.

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Where Politics & Business Collide: Political Donations of B2B Decision Makers

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As the 2018 midterm election cycle heats up, demographic research and new insights about American voters has never been more in demand.

Swag for Days: 13 Don’t-Miss Dreamforce Events 2018

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One of you. 171,000 other people. 27,000+ sessions. 150 after-parties. Free swag for days. The cultural phenomenon that is Dreamforce – the Burning Man of the sales world – is a testament to the influence wielded by today’s sales and marketing professionals.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Size Matters: Digging in to Employee Counts and Social Media Discrepancies

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If you work in sales and marketing, I’ll bet you think a company’s employee count on LinkedIn is the absolute best way to determine how many employees work at that company. I’m going to let you in on a little secret: It’s not the best way. I would know.

8 TED Talks All Salespeople Should Watch

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At DiscoverOrg, we’re a bunch of self-proclaimed gluttons for learning. That’s why a while back, we presented our top five books and blogs for inside sales folks. While we love a good page-turner, we know that salespeople are busy.

Mission Impossible: Making Hard Choices as a First-time CMO (Part 2)

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Fear isn’t a luxury the CMO can afford. Neither is hesitation. Today’s CMO position – “ a minefield where many talented executives fail ” – requires the courage of conviction to survive. If you’re a first-time CMO, this goes double.

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Whiteboard Wednesday: 5 Steps to a Killer Sales Demo

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Hey, everyone! I’m Monica Stewart from Skaled : A modern sales-consulting firm that helps increase the efficiency and effectiveness of sales organizations through the use of sales technology. Welcome to another Whiteboard Wednesday!

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The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

How Prospecting is Like Online Dating: 5 Mistakes Online Daters Can Teach Salespeople

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Love it or hate it, the fact is that research shows a massive 15% of American adults have tried their hand at online dating. But that doesn’t mean everyone in that group is doing it well. Some of the mistakes they make are cringe-worthy if not downright horror stories.

[VIDEO] How to Get 30% Response Rates with Prospecting Emails

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Whether you’re in sales or marketing , you’ve probably spent a lot of time thinking about your email messaging.

How to Use Executive Leadership Changes to Time Sales Outreach

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When asked why leadership changes matter, DiscoverOrg CRO Patrick Purvis likes to tell this story: “In 2012, Salesforce closed a legendary estimated $140 million deal with State Farm. At the time, it was one of the largest single sales in Salesforce history.

2 Truths and a Lie: High Email Bounce Rates and Sender Reputation

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Email marketing is hard. Some might argue that B2B email marketing is harder today than it was 5 years ago or 10 years ago, but I would probably counter with “its always been hard.” There are just different challenges today.

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How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

Social Selling is Just … Selling: A Contemporary Guide

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The average American will spend up to 50 minutes browsing through social media today. This means the average user spends approximately 6 hours a week, or 303 hours a year, browsing over Facebook updates, Linkedin notifications, and an abundant amount of tweets.

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Sales Intelligence: What to Expect When You’re Prospecting

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Business leaders understand that data is the critical heart of growth and expansion. It’s the genesis of thousands of downstream processes and millions of actions. There’s data, and then there’s data.

How to Build a Successful Sales Team: VIDEO

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We spend an enormous amount of time trying to hire sales professionals that we think are “A” players. . We then (hopefully) invest time training those reps before turning them loose on the phones … only to ask them to do several different roles. .

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Account-Based Everything: Is it Time for a New Territory Analyst Manager Role?

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As a newly hired sales rep, I began the way I did at every new company, spending the first several weeks typing furiously into a growing Excel spreadsheet. It wasn’t until after my own special brand of analysis, that I would begin full-on selling.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!

What You Can do TODAY to Build Sales Pipeline This Quarter

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If you’re singing the Blues after Q2 , it’s time to change your tune. Even if you hit your sales goal, the new quarter is still a great time to take stock of wins and losses … AND start building your pipeline for a quota-crushing Q3. It starts today.

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12 Memorable Memes for Salespeople

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Sales is hard. Not hard in the standard sense — sales requires emotional fortitude to survive the daily barrage of objections and quotas. We have a soft spot for sales reps at DiscoverOrg because we sell too.

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[VIDEO] Real People, Real Sales Intelligence

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We could spend all day telling you what DiscoverOrg actually does and how our customers use it – but we thought it would be more interesting to show you – with real people, in our funny new video showing off how sales intelligence is done.

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Maslow’s Hierarchy for SDR Teams

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In the last year, DiscoverOrg scaled our SDR team from 5 reps to over 20. As a result, I’ve spent most of the last year thinking about how to accomplish that (and do it well), how to keep those reps fed with leads, how to keep them motivated, and how to optimize their process and results.

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Account-Based Marketing is a strategy, not a solution.

[VIDEO] The Cost of Bad Data

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Welcome to the first of our DiscoverOrg Whiteboard Wednesday series! Today, let’s talk money. Right – that’s what motivates sales guys? You know what motivates me almost As much as making money? Finding out I’m wasting money!

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