Category Archives: Lead Management

text prospecting

Text Prospecting: Proceed and be Bold

By Josiane Feigon Inside salespeople are the early adopters of new ways of prospecting. As they struggle to survive in today’s dying telephone culture, they’re still in the business of getting a response. Text prospecting is one of the fastest ways to get responses (text messages are read within the first 5 seconds), increase connectivity, confirm … Continue reading Text Prospecting: Proceed and be Bold

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price objections

How to Respond When a Prospect Questions Your Pricing

If you’ve been in sales for any length of time, you’ve had a prospect (or a few) insist that your price is too high. But what does that statement really mean? Is the price objection due to budget, a lack of knowledge regarding the market, or is your product missing standard features and falling short of the … Continue reading How to Respond When a Prospect Questions Your Pricing

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cold calling fears

Helping New Reps Overcome the Fear of Rejection

New reps come in with one of two mindsets. Either “let’s do this, I’m ready to dial and smile,” or “what if they hang up on me or even worse, say no?” The potential of rejection for novice sales representatives can be debilitating. It’s management’s job to help new hires tackle their cold calling fears. … Continue reading Helping New Reps Overcome the Fear of Rejection

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auto dialer software for call centers

Call Center Tips and Tools for Your Sales Team

Successful businesses build their call centers on a foundation of talent, technology, and training. Employing competent sales talent and providing them with proper training will set your company up for success. Productive and efficient teams also have access to the right technology. Automated utilities, such as auto dialer software for call centers, help keep your team … Continue reading Call Center Tips and Tools for Your Sales Team

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Boost Sales Performance with Sales Lead Tracking

Companies that apply CRM software and other sales lead tracking systems have a higher lead-to-close ratio. We’ve seen it here at VanillaSoft countless times.  An organization’s overall productivity level and bottom-line are significantly impacted by using a lead tracking software. Those that are fumbling between multiple spreadsheets are missing out and likely losing sales from … Continue reading Boost Sales Performance with Sales Lead Tracking

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lead management and sales performance

How Lead Management Software and Sales Performance Go Hand In Hand

Would you try to plant a garden without a shovel? You certainly could try, but if there are rocks and other obstacles in the soil you won’t be as successful as if you were equipped with the right tools. So why would you let your sales team work without the proper tools, -i.e. Lead Management … Continue reading How Lead Management Software and Sales Performance Go Hand In Hand

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4 Effective Sales Coaching Tips to Create a Successful Team

No one grows as a leader without the support and mentorship of others. That’s why effective sales coaching is critical to managers and representatives. What defines sales coaching? Sales coaching is the process of developing and accelerating a rep’s performance by incorporating behavioral changes. This practice focuses on helping a rep or manager take their … Continue reading 4 Effective Sales Coaching Tips to Create a Successful Team

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inside sales talent

5 Tips for Hiring Top Shelf Inside Sales Talent in 2017

By Max Altschuler Hiring the right person is a complex challenge for any department, but competition is especially fierce for hiring inside sales talent. The data is in and the return on investment from a well-oiled inside sales team compared to more traditional outside sales teams is impossible to ignore. The challenge becomes even greater … Continue reading 5 Tips for Hiring Top Shelf Inside Sales Talent in 2017

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4 Ways to Align Sales and Marketing in 2017

It’s the age-old separation of church and state when it comes to marketing and sales departments. While their daily operations are focused on different aspects, their end goal is irrevocably interconnected. The main factor most inside sales organizations overlook is recognizing each team’s specialization, and how they can align sales and marketing to generate lead … Continue reading 4 Ways to Align Sales and Marketing in 2017

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