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Cold Calling: What You Need to Know Before Picking up the Phone

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As a B2B sales person, you know how difficult cold calling can be. Everyone calls you a telemarketer. They think you’re trying to trap them in a contract, right? Wrong! The truth is if you’re calling the right people with a message that’s relevant to them they’ll see value in what you offer and will even be glad that you called.

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4 Tips for the Busy B2B Salesperson

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B2B salespeople are pressed for time. They have a limited number of hours during the workweek to reach prospects and close deals. With that kind of pressure, it’s no wonder salespeople have trouble staying on top of everything they have to do! Here are four tips to help the busy salesperson be more productive and drive more revenue:

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Get Leads With the Right Sales Pitch

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Salespeople are in a tough spot. They have to inform leads about their products and services, how they will benefit from them, and get them to sign the check. They only get a few minutes to hit each of these points. No matter what you’re selling, your sales pitch can make or break a deal. Here are a few tips to get the conversation started on the right foot:

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Sales Emails: How to Get Your Leads to Respond

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Sales emails are an important part of the sales cycle. So how do you get leads to read and respond to the emails your sales reps are sending?

Keep Your Sales Emails Short and to the Pointsales-emails

Sales emails need to be short and to the point. No one is going to spend time reading a two page email. Try the following email layout:

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Simple Steps to Empower Your Sales Team

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Sales force compensation is the largest marketing investment for most B2B companies. In fact, U.S. companies spend over $800 billion on it each year. Traditionally, sales teams have been incentivized a bit differently than the rest of employees. They are on the front lines talking to customers, battling to bring in revenue for your company. Their efforts have been quantified based on the revenue they bring in. We often think of sales people as a different breed of employees: competitive, driven, and motivated by money. Continue reading

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The Importance of Sales & Marketing Alignment

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Sales and marketing are inherently connected. The sales team relies on content and lead generation from marketing and the marketing team needs sales people to carry out marketing strategies. They both share the same overall goal: to increase revenue for the company. The challenge is to align the sales and marketing departments so that they can efficiently work towards that goal.

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ZoomInfo can help you reach your target! Find out how at the SiriusDecisions Summit

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ZoomInfo is sponsoring the SiriusDecisions Summit, which is taking place Wednesday, May 21 - Friday, May 23, 2014, in Orlando, Florida.

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Stop Wasting Time! How to Reach Prospects Who Are Most Likely to Buy

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Is your sales team spending too much time reaching out to prospects, with little to no success in closing the deal? There’s nothing more disappointing than wasting time chasing after a prospect via phone, email, or other means of communication only to find out that they’re not interested, don’t have the budget, or have no need for your product. As frustrating as this is for the sales team, think about the impact it’s having on your organization’s bottom line. Continue reading
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How to Create Buyer Personas & Turn Your Leads into Sales

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Creating buyer personas is the concept behind successful marketing campaigns. Buyer personas represent different groups of your customer base and help determine who to target and how to segment messages. This information can help you tailor your messaging, which will improve the results of your marketing campaigns. Tailored messages are especially important for organizations that offer multiple solutions. If your messaging is specific to marketing professionals and HR professionals are receiving it, it’s irrelevant to them.

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