Sales Articles

Mar, 23 2017 | Referral Sales, Sales Leadership, Salespeople, Women in Sales

How Can Tech Companies Attract More Women in Sales?

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Women have everything it takes to succeed in sales. Ask any B2B sales leader about their lead generation challenges, and you’ll get specific answers about why their teams can’t get access to buyers, how sales processes have gotten too long, or why they’re losing to the competition. Ask them why there aren’t more women in […]

Mar, 16 2017 | Lead Generation, Sales Leadership, Salespeople

Want Qualified Sales Leads? Stop Your Team from Cold Calling

qualified sales leads

Lead generation shouldn’t be that tough. Let’s be honest. Cold calling is bottom-of-the-barrel prospecting. It can take eight to 14 touches just to reach a prospect who isn’t expecting a call from your sales rep. He’s “dialing for dollars” (read: “wasting time”), and who has time to waste? There has to be an easier way […]

Mar, 08 2017 | Sales Leadership, Salespeople, Women in Sales

Women in Sales: 5 Ways to Get Your Voice Heard

women in sales

What does it take to succeed in sales? Today is International Women’s Day, and what better time to celebrate all the smart, savvy women in sales? In honor of the occasion, HubSpot is launching its #WomenInSalesDay project, a compilation of inspiring stories about top saleswomen, as well as tips and advice for women coming up the […]

Feb, 28 2017 | Associations, Enterprise, Referral Sales, Referrals, Sales Leadership, Salespeople, Small Business, Women in Sales

February Referral Selling Insights

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Here’s what you might have missed from No More Cold Calling this month. Can you really convert 70 percent of prospects into customers with referral selling? That kind of conversion rate is unheard of with other account-based sales strategies. Yet, my “feet on the street” research shows that when salespeople receive referral introductions to decision-makers, […]

Feb, 23 2017 | Sales Leadership, Salespeople

Why a Good Economy Can Be Bad for Sales Teams

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A strong stock market often makes salespeople lazy. Will the Dow Jones index hit 20,000? That’s the question I asked myself as we welcomed in 2017. I remembered when it first hit 10,000 in 1999 and then continued to rise. And I remembered early 2009, when it dropped by more than 6,000 points. That’s the […]

Feb, 16 2017 | Sales Leadership, Salespeople

What Is the Most Effective of Account-Based Sales Strategies?

Hint: It has nothing to do with digital.  At least 67 percent of the buying process is complete before buyers ever contact your company. Believe that, and your account-based sales strategies are doomed from the start. There are many widely quoted but ill-advised statistics floating around that suggest business buyers don’t really need salespeople anymore—that […]

Feb, 09 2017 | Associations, Enterprise, Sales Leadership, Salespeople, Small Business

Are Digital Distractions Slowing Your Sales Productivity?

sales productivity

Your team might be too connected to focus on sales. Sales has always required a fair amount of multi-tasking. Between lead generation, prospecting, and caring for current clients, we have a lot of balls in the air, which can make it hard to focus. It’s even harder in the digital world. Distractions come at us […]

Feb, 02 2017 | Associations, Enterprise, Referral Sales, Referrals, Small Business

How to Land and Expand with Relationships

account based sales tips

The top four account-based sales secrets revealed! When it comes to account-based sales tips, there is one guy who can revolutionize your technique. This is a story about George (mostly). I’ve known plenty of great account-based sellers, or as we used to call them, “B2B salespeople.” George is among the best, because he understands that […]

Jan, 29 2017 | Uncategorized

January Referral Selling Insights

Here’s what you might have missed from No More Cold Calling this month. Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? If so, how’s that working out for you? I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions, because they’re typically short-lived, forgotten by the end of January. Instead, I create weekly referral goals. Each week I decide […]