Peer-to-Peer Selling Is A Modern B2B Strategy for Winning Sales

Sellers are producing more content marketing than ever to touch buyers earlier; but, ironically, they are making buyers feel more overwhelmed – and even annoyed – by the overwhelming amount of online content.  To cut through the noise and madness of this process, buyers are turning to their peers for answers. Here's how businesses should respond.

Put Sales and Marketing to Work by Turning Your Total Addressable Market into a Targetable List

In recent articles, we looked at why an analysis of your ideal customer profile (ICP) and total addressable market (TAM) is foundational to modern sales and marketing initiatives, and also provided a framework for

Maximize Growth by Targeting Your Total Addressable Market

Understanding your total addressable market ensures you’re targeting every potential customer. But determining your total addressable market (TAM) isn’t as easy as saying “every company in the so-and-so industry.” First, you need to define your ideal customer profile, or ICP. Joe Andrews of InsideView explores in the second of a three-part series.

3 Things You Must Know Before You Start Account-Based Marketing

Account-based marketing (ABM) is red hot today, and for good reason. According to ITSMA, 84 percent of marketers are seeing higher ROI with ABM than other marketing programs. But before you jump on the bandwagon, it’s important to recognize that successful ABM starts by diligently selecting your account and contact targets. In the first of a three-part article series, Joe Andrews of InsideView discusses three things you should know before you launch an account-based marketing program.

How to Build a Sales and Marketing Engine

Sales and marketing alignment is a hot topic. There’s a growing realization that these two functions must work more closely than ever before to generate revenue and drive growth.

How to Build a Sales and Marketing Engine

Sales and marketing alignment is a hot topic. There’s a growing realization that these two functions must work more closely than ever before to generate revenue and drive growth.

Secret Sauce of Sales: Content + AI

While it is true that most organizations have a few sales reps who have achieved “superstar” status, these rare breeds are often the exception rather thanthe rule.

Secret Sauce of Sales: Content + AI

While it is true that most organizations have a few sales reps who have achieved “superstar” status, these rare breeds are often the exception rather thanthe rule. Successful salespeople are true enigmas, leaving peers and executive management striving to figure out their “secret sauce” to sniffing out opportunities, creating trust, balancing conflicts, imparting value and ultimately closing deals in a seamless fashion. And while superstars do in fact exist in almost every organization, the hard truth is that most salespeople spend too much of their time unproductively to achieve this kind of status.

Learning to Sell Through Storytelling

Earning a prospect’s trust is essential when it comes to the art of the sale. It’s human nature to want to make a connection with the person we’re buying from – to feel like our needs are understood and that the sales rep cares about more than just a commission.

Learning to Sell Through Storytelling

Earning a prospect’s trust is essential when it comes to the art of the sale. It’s human nature to want to make a connection with the person we’re buying from – to feel like our needs are understood and that the sales rep cares about more than just a commission. Therefore, closing a deal depends on the salesperson’s ability to make a prospect feel as though their unique story is being heard.

Wring Inefficiency from Your Proposal Process and Win More Business

When we survey RFP and proposal teams, nearly half report meeting response timeframes as their greatest challenge. They describe a mad dash to deadlines. It’s not uncommon to have 12 to 24 hours to turn around complex responses, but even with the relative luxury of a few days or a week, many sales executives aren’t confident in the quality or consistency of what’s headed out their door.

Correct Course Now: 10 tips to keep 2017 on track

You know what they say about best-laid plans, right? Even if you started 2017 with specific, measurable goals, what happens when you fall behind? What happens when those best-laid plans meet the battlefield of business? What happens when things don’t always go the way you intended?
Here are 10 things you can do to get back on track.

Wring Inefficiency from Your Proposal Process and Win More Business

When we survey RFP and proposal teams, nearly half report meeting response timeframes as their greatest challenge. They describe a mad dash to deadlines. It’s not uncommon to have 12 to 24 hours to turn around complex responses, but even with the relative luxury of a few days or a week, many sales executives aren’t confident in the quality or consistency of what’s headed out their door.

Correct Course Now

You know what they say about best-laid plans, right? Even if you started 2017 with specific, measurable goals, what happens when you fall behind? What happens when those best-laid plans meet the battlefield of business? What happens when things don’t always go the way you intended?
Here are 10 things you can do to get back on track.

5 Tricks to Convert Your Average Sales Reps Into Sales Ninjas

Research shows that 55 percent of people selling are in the wrong profession. Another 20 to 25 percent have the essential attributes to sell, but they should be selling something other than what they are currently selling. An efficient salesperson is one with many impeccable characteristics.

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