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Sep, 20 2018 | Lead Generation, Referral Sales

Are You Tracking the Right Referral Metrics?

Do you have the wrong KPI? If you’re like most sales leaders, you’re tracking the wrong referral metrics and spinning your wheels. Craig had only one referral KPI, and it was the wrong one: the number of prospect meetings that his reps conducted. Meetings are an important activity metric, but your team will never fill […]

Sep, 13 2018 | Women in Sales

What Are Top Negotiation Strategies for Women in Sales?

Make sure you’re getting paid what you’re worth. I don’t like to negotiate for my services. It’s uncomfortable, because I know the pricing and terms for my referral system are fair. When clients pull out their negotiation strategies, it’s easy to get sucked into defensive mode and cave on price—even though my clients always agree […]

Aug, 30 2018 | Newsletter, Referral Sales

There’s No Such Thing as a Warm Call: August Referral Selling Insights

Referrals are HOT, HOT, HOT! Stop rationalizing. There’s no such thing as a warm anything in sales—an email, phone call, social media outreach, or even a knock on the door. Unless your prospect knows who you are and expects to hear from you, you might as well step into a freezer. Your outreach is cold […]

Aug, 23 2018 | Social Selling

Social Selling: What You Should and Should NOT Do

A Complete Guide to Putting the “Social” Back in Social Selling Social selling has finally (and dangerously) reached buzzword status. Dangerously, because there are misperceptions about what it means, how to do it, and just as importantly, how not to do it. Misperceptions, because salespeople have forgotten the social part of social selling. Instead, they […]

Aug, 09 2018 | Lead Generation

This Is Why Your Lead Generation Process Isn’t Working

Find out how to unclog your sales pipeline. Let me guess. Your lead generation process plays out like this: You don’t have enough leads in your pipe, and your reps aren’t calling high enough. You can’t count on accurate forecasts when pipelines are unqualified, so you’re never really sure whether your team will make quota […]

Jul, 29 2018 | Newsletter, Referral Sales

Don’t Ignore Your Best Sales Leads: July Referral Selling Insights

Here’s what you might have missed from No More Cold Calling this month. Are you asking for referrals from every one of your clients? Not just your buyers, but from all the people you meet at client companies during the buying process? I’m not a mind-reader, but I already know your answer. No one has […]

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