To Manage Sales You Must Manage Sales Leads

ViewPoint

“Why,” I was asked, “must you manage sales leads in order to manage sales? Sales lead management is a marketing function, isn’t it?”. It was with a slight hesitation that the sales manager added the second sentence about sales lead management being a marketing function.

3 Reasons Video is a Phenomenal Sales Tool [Infographic]

Vidyard

It was only yesterday that we shared 11 of our favorite free sales tools so it seems timely that today we’re diving into one of the tools with the greatest potential for you to stand out and drive results with your sales outreach. Blog Field Sales Inside Sales Sales Leadership

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7 Best Practices for Optimizing Sales Enablement

Act-On

Marketing and sales have traditionally had a bit of a contentious relationship in many companies. And out of that contentious relationship, a new role was born: sales enablement. Sales Enablement is a strategic, ongoing process to equip the sales team with the tools, resources and skills to make them more efficient, and ultimately improve sales execution and drive revenue. Communications (sales newsletters). Integrate sales enablement across the business.

7 Storytelling Tips for Sales Teams

Type A Communications

October 25, 2016 by Carla Johnson The biggest beef I hear from sales teams or sales-driven organizations is that they can’t get people to pay attention, make decisions or quit. Sales Storytelling Carla Johnson sales storytelling Type A Communications

Effective B2B Marketing Content That Will Lead to Sales Growth

Effective marketing content leads to increased sales productivity, more revenue, greater marketing effectiveness and stronger alignment between marketing and sales

5 Essential Elements to Include in Every Sales Pitch

Webbiquity

Effectively closing sales is the bread and butter of your business. As such, a great sales pitch is key, but perfecting the art is an ongoing endeavor. First and foremost, ditch the the “sales pitch.” Instead, think: sales conversation. Guest post by Ken Sterling.

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The #1 Sales Tool I Wish I Had

Vidyard

This thought struck me during a presentation by Terrance Kwok, Sales Development Manager at Vidyard, at their Fast Forward virtual conference this year (If you missed it, you can still log-in to watch the session, and you really should.) Sales videos are still new and exciting.

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Chalk Talks: Using Video to Accelerate and Close More Sales Deals

Vidyard

If you’re like many sales reps, you can’t be in front of your base as often as you would like to be. So how do you cut through the noise and keep prospects and customers engaged at each stage of the sales cycle? When to use video throughout the sales cycle.

B2B Consultant Sellers are Changing Sales Forever

Vidyard

And thankfully, the world of sales is changing because of that second group. Attention and engagement are the new currency of B2B sales, so smart sales people are acting more like consultants than quota-carriers, and the extra effort is paying off. Blog Sales Sales Leadership

Increase Marketing ROI 10X and Prove It

See how a marketing team demonstrated 10X ROI and increased sales by 35% with marketing automation

How to Drive Sales Effectiveness with Automation

Act-On

A successful sales consultant recently told me a story about an organization that held a webinar that attracted 400 participants. It was an enormous success for the marketing folks, who handed all 400 leads directly to the sales department. What is sales effectiveness?

Myth Busters: 3 Sales Intelligence Assumptions Dispelled

DiscoverOrg

Sales and marketing teams that buy into myths about data providers miss out on serious business value. Myth 1: Contact lists = sales intelligence. Fact: Sales intelligence is more than a list of names and numbers. In the same way that “chocolate muffins” are really just cupcakes, contact lists might be “data,” but they’re not sales intelligence. Sales intelligence includes a depth of information that is both accurate and predictive. It’s sales intelligence.

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The B2B Value Sale is Actually Three Distinct Sales

Avitage

Companies trying to execute a B2B solution or value sale must overcome selling problems that start at the prospecting stage and persist to the end. Symptoms include too few quality additions to the sales pipeline, protracted and lengthening sales cycles, and low win rates.

The B2B Value Sale is Actually Three Distinct Sales

Marketing Insider Group

Companies trying to execute a B2B solution or value sale must overcome selling problems that start at the prospecting stage and persist to the end. Symptoms include too few quality additions to the sales pipeline, protracted and lengthening sales cycles, and low win rates.

How Video Helps Sales and Marketing Alignment

Vidyard

It wasn’t very long ago that sales and marketing had virtually nothing in common. Lead quality decreased, sales funnels broke, and bottom lines suffered. But it wasn’t a single tool that bridged the decades-old gap between sales and marketing.

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9 Experts Rethinking Demand Generation

How to strategically target your content and lead generation campaigns to disrupt the status quo and facilitate the sale

How Marketing Automation Changed My (Sales) Life

Salesfusion

The post How Marketing Automation Changed My (Sales) Life appeared first on Salesfusion. Marketing Automation Sales and Marketing Sales Sales Pain Points

Leveraging Video to Get More Sales Meetings [Podcast]

Vidyard

The more we talk to sales people, the more we realize that cold calling just isn’t cutting it anymore. That’s why we’ve been implementing a video-first approach to sales here at Vidyard; video is engaging and helps cut through inbox clutter. What are your favorite sales tools?

6 Awesome Sales Call Conversation Starters

Vidyard

Any B2B or SaaS company’s sales team likely battles to either get prospects to pick up, or move pipeline further—or both. The “RE: we met at X event” email subject or the cold call introduction the receiver knows is a sales call probably won’t work. Blog Inside Sales

How Marketing Software Benefits Your Sales Team

Salesfusion

The post How Marketing Software Benefits Your Sales Team appeared first on Salesfusion. Lead Nurture Sales CRM Website Tracking

Seven Things Marketers Need to Know About Lead Generation

Speaker: Douglas Burdett, Host of The Marketing Book Podcast, Founder/Principal of ARTILLERY

If you are a marketer who needs to generate more high-quality leads that will turn into sales opportunities and revenue, register now for this special event that will show you how to get started and moving in a profitable direction.

Sales and Marketing Automation

Salesfusion

The post Sales and Marketing Automation appeared first on Marketing Automation | Lead Generation | Email Marketing | Salesfusion. Best Practices Nurture Marketing Sales CRM

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"New Sales. Simplified." A Must-Read!

ViewPoint

Several weeks ago I sat in on the 2015 Virtual Sales Kickoff hosted by S. It was an excellent session overall, but I was particularly blown-away by the first speaker, Mike Weinberg, author of the book published by AMA entitled New Sales. How is the “sales story” a weapon?

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11 Free Sales Tools to Pump Up Your Pipeline

Vidyard

That’s why the world of online sales tools has exploded in the past few years – industrious entrepreneurs are finally realizing the inherent struggles of being a salesperson, and responding with a plethora of tools designed to make your job easier. What’s Your Favorite Free Sales Tool?

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Sales Enablement Danger

ANNUITAS

Although marketing automation is now almost fully embraced by marketers, sales organizations are still not completely accepting of the technology benefits, nor are they trusting of marketing’s motives. Enter, the era of Sales Enablement. Sales enablement is a universal challenge.

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What Is “Sales Enablement”?

Aberdeen CMO Essentials

What organization can say no to “sales enablement”? Who in the C-Suite would ever look you in the eye and say, “We don’t find sales to be all that important. Such is the beauty of the term “sales enablement.” Enabling sales is something every organization should do.

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How Marketing Operations Can Align with Sales (and Why)

Act-On

One of the most common phenomena I encounter in the wonderful world of B2B companies is the creation, and then continual expansion, of a chasm between sales and marketing. Wouldn’t this be great information for a sales rep to have when building out prospecting lists!?

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The Myth About Sales Pipeline

ANNUITAS

Most sales managers or Sales VPs will tell you that in order to meet their quota, they must have a pipeline of X. Whether it is a three X, five X or seven X pipeline, these sales people have a formula that they follow that knows what they need to get them to their stated goal.

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3 Sales Emails Proven to Boost Reply Rates by 8x

Vidyard

If you’re like most sales reps, you know how hard it is to stand out and get noticed. So how can sales emails cut through all the noise, increase click-through rates by 5x and send open-to-reply rates soaring by over 8x ? This sales email allows you to speak to your prospect directly.

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Adding Video to Your Sales Emails is No #SalesFail

Vidyard

The post Adding Video to Your Sales Emails is No #SalesFail appeared first on Vidyard. Blog Field Sales Inside Sales Sales Sales LeadershipGetting attention from your prospects isn’t always easy.

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Changing the Sales Conversation [PowerViews LIVE Highlights]

ViewPoint

On Tuesday, May 12, 2015, I had the pleasure of hosting Linda Richardson on PowerViews LIVE for an informative discussion on Changing the Sales Conversation: How to More Effectively Sell in Today’s Hyper-digital World. Truncated sales time. from Changing the Sales Conversation ).

Getting sales enablement right to increase results

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Sales enablement is intended to help raise performance, but a lot of efforts have backfired due to departmental silos. For example, Corporate Visions recently surveyed 500 B2B marketers and sales professionals that 20% of organization content creators “just do what they think is best” with no overarching structure at all. And all the tools and technologies meant to help boost sales productivity are now are slowing things down.

Sales and Marketing, Stop Blaming, Start Partnering

ViewPoint

Sales and marketing do get along—in organizations that foster collaboration. Is it really marketing’s fault that sales can’t close deals? Is it the sales team’s fault that marketing collateral goes unused?

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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. Perhaps I was an SQL (Sales Qualified Lead) at one point in the conversation, but no longer. A sales rep should be selling, period.

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Desperate and Fearful: Need Pipeline – Want Sales Lead Generation

ViewPoint

Last week I published a blog that provided five ways to avoid getting burned by outsourced B2B sales lead generation, qualification and nurturing. So, they settle for a cheap solution—which is how mediocre sales lead generation firms survive. The need for sales pressures the CMO to deliver leads fast. Trouble is, that CMO is also under budget pressures, so corners are cut in the pursuit of needed sales leads.

22 Potential Touchpoints for Your Next ABM Sales Play

The Point

When designing sales plays as part of your Account-Based Marketing (ABM) strategy, it pays to start with a few key questions: 1. Touchpoints in an ABM sales play can be almost any form of communication: email, phone, social media, direct mail, even in-person outreach.

10 Creative Ways to Improve Prospecting and Sales Emails with Video

Vidyard

Optimizing prospecting and sales emails is something you could probably dedicate the rest of your life to. Because, if your sales team can’t stand out in the inbox, grab attention, and ignite a response from their prospects or accounts, how are they going to close a deal?

Successful Sales Coaching Best Practices

DiscoverOrg

Sales is tough and ongoing sales development is a never ending process. Take it from us – our sales and sales development functions are constantly evolving as we look to accelerate our record growth rates over the past few years.

3 Tips to Shrink Your Long Enterprise Sales Cycle

Act-On

You can’t overturn a single rock nowadays without some thought-leading salamander slithering out from under to tell you how to shorten your sales cycle and proposing magical elixirs for driving your time to close down to days as opposed to months. Pedigree matters in enterprise sales.

How to Create the Three Parts for Any Sales Funnel

Webbiquity

What is a Sales Funnel? Sales funnels are everywhere. This is the power of a sales funnel that’s ultimately designed to get sales. Sales funnels today are processes that mostly occur online, with the ultimate objective of driving sales.