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07 Jun 2018

Why Your LinkedIn Message Response Rates Are So Low

By: Nick Kane

LinkedIn has become one of the hottest tools for outbound prospecting via the InMail future. On the surface, it seems like a great idea – there’s overall less traffic than in email, and with over 500 million users, 40% of whom check in daily, it’s one of the fastest growing social media sites both..

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29 May 2018

Maximizing Your Prospecting Time

By: Justin Zappulla

Prospecting is a time-consuming and arduous task, but it’s also necessary to grow your business and increase revenues. We’ve written before about the importance of maintaining a healthy pipeline, but this delves deeper into the particulars of how to best utilize your business development time.

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16 May 2018

Click Here to Improve Your Email Open Rates

By: Justin Zappulla

We in the sales world and our marketing cousins are always trying to better our email open rates. It’s a tough thing to do, especially these days when people are bombarded constantly with messages - 105 billion emails are sent every day!. Add in filtering systems like Gmail’s Social and Promotions..

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15 May 2018

Getting Past the Gatekeeper: An Advanced Study

By: Justin Zappulla

One of our earliest blogs looked at dealing with gatekeepers, and there have been requests for more details and tips for how to handle the barrier to decision-makers, so we thought now would be the perfect time to revisit the topic. Here are some advanced strategies to consider. Keep in mind,..

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11 May 2018

How To Use Role-Playing To Drive Sales Success

By: Nick Kane

One of the most overlooked and underutilized sales training and coaching tools is sales role-playing. However, just over 20% of sales teams utilize role-playing, despite its effectiveness in improving sales results, In fact, in one case study, daily role-playing exercises took two radio stations..

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28 Mar 2018

Is There Another Objective Behind Sales Prospecting?

By: Nick Kane

You've heard us talk about prospecting in the past. We've spent numerous posts discussing the value and strategies to successfully prospect in today's sales environment. We've discussed structuring prospecting emails, how to overcome objections during the prospecting phase, and virtually every..

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20 Mar 2018

The Challenges of Selling to the Informed Customer

By: Justin Zappulla

It’s no secret that today’s buyers are much better informed than their counterparts just 5 or 10 years ago. Today, information is a mouse click away on the Internet and in fact, a study by Accenture revealed that a staggering 94% of B2B buyers conduct some sort of online research before making a..

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04 Oct 2017

Debunking the Top 5 Social Selling Myths

By: Nick Kane

As popular as social media has become today, many business owners and sales professionals are still skeptical of using social media in their sales efforts. Why is there hesitancy? Is it because they fear the unknown? Perhaps they lack the skills or knowledge which increase their reluctance? If used..

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19 Sep 2017

5 Research Ideas to Improve Your Prospecting Results

By: Nick Kane

A problem that many sales professionals struggle with is getting the proverbial foot in the door in order to book a meeting with their key prospect. The process of identifying the ideal prospect profile, getting the meeting, and establishing a relationship is filled with countless obstacles.

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01 Sep 2017

6 Ways Successful Sales Reps Overcome Call Reluctance

By: Nick Kane

After working with thousands of sales professionals over the years, you tend to pick up on what they like and don’t like to do. For example, a consistent trend we notice about salespeople that are successful in their role is a love to learn - wheather it is about their products, services, industry,..

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