May 21, 2015 08:55 AM
89% of sales calls provide no value to buyers, according to Forrester Research. This may sound harsh, but just think about the sales calls where reps provide redundant information that prospects have already acquired through their own research. Opportunities to communicate value and redefine prospects’ vision for your product are missed.
This is a problem. And it requires a sales enablement strategy to really arm reps with the content and confidence they need to have a GREAT sales c...
May 18, 2015 11:52 AM
The 10th annual SiriusDecisions Summit has come and gone, and this year’s event had a little bit of everything: great sessions, green ties – even some Magic.
As usual, the Summit proved to be a top event for those seeking ideas to increase sales productivity and better enable their sales teams.
From B2B studies and frameworks to sales strategies and content ideas, there was certainly a lot to take in. So before you relive some of the week’s most interesting (and entertai...
May 14, 2015 10:56 AM
If you weren’t able to make it to Nashville for the annual SiriusDecisons Summit, you certainly could have stayed up to date on the latest sales and marketing trends, thought leadership, and stats on Twitter. Simply following the #SDSummit hashtag revealed a wealth of information—once you got past all the videos and pictures of the Neon Trees concert from Wednesday night at the Summit, of course.
From polls and surveys to quotes and case studies from influential sales and...
May 13, 2015 09:25 AM
Last week, InsideSales hosted a virtual event—the Sales Acceleration Summit—where over eighty of the top sales and marketing influencers shared their methods to increase revenue. There were too many great sessions to choose from, so I couldn’t catch them all (still enjoying watching them on-demand!).
Here are the top five tips I gleaned from the event.
#1. Leverage LinkedIn for social selling
Dominic Archibald of LinkedIn led How We Sell with LinkedIn at LinkedIn...
May 11, 2015 08:45 AM
The term “content in context” has become a popular one in sales enablement – but WHY is it so important for sales? Our exclusive whitepaper, What Is Content in Context? (And Why It Matters for Sales), answers that very question.
Intelligent, contextual content is valuable for B2B sales reps for a few reasons, including:
#1. Increased Productivity
Studies have shown that reps waste 40% of their time just looking for the right content to share with prospects and custome...