There are times in a sales cycle when you realize your prospect has lost momentum and you sense that you are no longer on the same page. Perhaps they outright state they’ve lost the urgency to..
A COO I know, recently took a call from an account representative for a content marketing platform. Her startup was interested in partnering with the company to establish thought leadership and..
Predicting the future is never easy, given conditions can shift and new disruptions emerge a moment's notice. There are, however, some trends in sales that we expect to continue or gain momentum,..
There are numerous reasons some sales professionals better predict the future than others. They stay up on current events and trends to quickly recognize hot or cooling markets. They accurately..
Inside sales historically was an entry-level sales position, often a feeder to a field or territory sales role. Today, inside sales is growing exponentially faster than outside sales and has..
For too long in too many organizations, inside sales has been seen as a stepping stone to working in the field, rather than a career in and of itself. As such, it’s often perceived as easier than..
We focus a lot of attention on B2B sales prospecting because sales teams understand its importance in achieving long-term sales success. They also know, at least intuitively, that it takes time..
The breadth of options for B2B outbound prospecting continues to expand, providing sales professionals more opportunities to engage with potential buyers. There’s email, social media, face-to-face..
In order to succeed at selling, you must get in front of prospective buyers and pursue qualified opportunities. Both activities sound fine in theory but tend to fall short in practice. Too often..
Prospecting is the lifeblood of any sales career, but too often other activities eat into plans to introduce ourselves and establish credibility with targeted decision-makers. We talk a lot about..