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Your Salespeople Are Wasting Inbound Leads

Posted by Dani Buckley

October 24, 2019

As inbound marketers, we work really hard to generate leads for our salespeople. We labor away at content revisions, review analytics and trends, optimize for SEO, schedule tweets and posts, and do everything in our power to get qualified visitors to the site to ultimately convert into leads. 

But what happens when a lead comes in, goes through the sales funnel, and your salespeople make critical mistakes that jeopardize your chance of closing the deal?

Your salespeople could be wasting your hard earned inbound leads by not following up correctly, often enough, or at all. Keep reading, we have a solution! 

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Topics: lead generation, inbound sales, sales playbook

How to Use a Sales Playbook

Posted by Dani Buckley

October 11, 2019

What if your sales team had access to not only the guide that could help them move faster and smarter in any given sales situation? How might this impact your conversion rates and new business development? 

That's where a Sales Playbook comes in... It’s a customized approach to your unique sales process that puts the right strategy, best practices, content, and resources at the fingertips of your salespeople so they can take the right steps, at the right time, with the right people. 

But, once you've got a Sales Playbook, how do you use it to effectively drive revenue and improve sales performance?

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Topics: sales enablement, sales playbook

How to Write an Email Your Prospects Want to Read

Posted by Kim Peek

October 8, 2019

Congratulations! Your prospect has downloaded a piece of premium content such as an eBook, a sales sheet, or a whitepaper – which means your next task is to nurture the relationship.

By getting the right pieces of content in front of them at the right time, you’ll establish credibility and thought leadership, and potentially shorten their decision-making time.

In order to provide valuable information, you’ll need your new lead to continue to open the emails you send.

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Topics: sales enablement, sales playbook, email marketing

What is a Sales Playbook?

Posted by Dani Buckley

October 4, 2019

When you’re managing a busy sales team, the last thing you want is another time-consuming task.

But what if you had the secret to increasing new business revenue and overall conversion rates?

What if you had access to not only the guide that could turn your team into a sales powerhouse but also have a reusable framework that could be replicated for the same process over and over again?

From training a new salesperson to providing a seasoned seller with new material, a sales playbook is useful across all scenarios for your team.

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Topics: sales enablement, sales playbook

4 Reasons Why Your Company Needs Sales Enablement Tools

Posted by Emily Sunshine

October 1, 2019

Sales enablement is a broad term that covers a lot of sales functions under one large umbrella. We define sales enablement as the strategy, content, technology, and training that empowers sales teams to sell smarter and faster. 

New call-to-actionSales enablement tools simply put the right resources and content in the salesperson's hands right when they need it. While these tools have been around for a while, businesses are just realizing that properly utilizing sales enablement tools improve sales productivity, drives revenue, and increases customer alignment.

Providing sales teams with the proper tools, knowledge, and processes to maximize every sales opportunity is invaluable. Effective sales enablement tools can significantly benefit your company – here’s how.

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Topics: sales enablement, sales playbook

How to Minimize the Risk of One Large Client as the Driving Force of Your Revenue

Posted by Dean Moothart

August 9, 2019

I talk to a lot of small- to medium-sized professional services firms who are growing. Their revenue is going up in the right direction; they have a lot of activity and are busy. But when they take a step back to dive into their revenue numbers, there's one thing that is very scary.

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Topics: inbound marketing, sales playbook

5 Benefits of Sales Enablement and a Sales Playbook

Posted by Kurt Sima

July 22, 2019

Most managers and sellers have experienced this:

  • A seller is moving a new business prospect through the sales process.
  • All signs are positive.
  • The prospect goes silent, and will not respond to email, phone calls, letters, or stop-ins.
  • The seller goes to his/her manager and asks for advice.
  • The manager spends time listening to the seller, conducting diagnostic work, and providing advice to the seller (what to do to restart the stalled sale).

On the surface, this sounds like a good system, but in reality, it is not. Here’s why:

  • Managers work with multiple sellers—doing this for many sellers takes up a great deal of time and is often redundant (same problem… same solution).
  • Sellers might not have easy or timely access to their managers—this delays the sales process and allows the sale to get further off track.
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Topics: sales enablement, sales playbook

The 4 Components of Effectively Employing Sales Enablement

Posted by Dani Buckley

March 14, 2019

Sales enablement is quite the buzzword these days, but for good reason. When done effectively, it can have lasting impacts on a sales organization. It can shorten the sales cycle and strengthen the entire sales process. Sales enablement has the ability to increase conversion rates and drive new revenue while simultaneously saving your salespeople precious time. 

In today's business environment, your sales team is not only competing against the sales teams of your competitors, but also the busyness and expectations of your prospects. Sales enablement gives sellers a competitive advantage and empowers them to do more with their time and make smarter decisions along the way. Whether your company is just starting to dabble in the sales enablement game, or have already gone all-in, this article will cover the four key components to finding success with sales enablement. 

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Topics: sales enablement, sales playbook

Lights, Camera, Action:  Producing the Theatre of a Sale

Posted by Dean Moothart

December 4, 2018

A good theatrical performance can transport you to different places and times, and it can help you experience situations that you’ve never encountered before. It can change the way think and feel and provide a whole new way of looking at a situation. Brian Stokes Mitchell, Tony Award Winning Actor, says, “That's the magic of art and the magic of theatre: it has the power to transform an audience, an individual, or en masse, to transform them and give them an epiphanal experience that changes their life, opens their hearts and their minds, and the way they think.”

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Topics: inbound marketing, sales process, sales and marketing alignment, inbound sales, sales playbook

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