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How Sales Reps Can Use AngelList for Research and Setting Up Alerts for Trigger Events

Posted by Ali Powell on Jul 16, 2015 12:40:00 PM

I got an email from AngelList Talent today (it was in my spam box). I deleted it and then quickly went back to my trash folder. 

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Topics: sales tips, sales prospecting, trigger events, precall research, research in the sales process, smart research, startup marketing, saas sales, selling using trigger events, sales research

The Call for More Sales Reps Writing Sales Content on What They Learn on the Job

Posted by Ali Powell on Jul 14, 2015 11:36:00 AM

I was speaking with Leslie Ye here at HubSpot yesteray about our sales blog.

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Topics: sales tips, sales prospecting, sales process, today's sales rep, timely sales process, sales women, smart sales process, bdr tips, sdr, smart sales rep, today's great sales rep, SDR tips, sales content, sales blogs, #salesrep

Start Using Linkedin for Sales to Enjoy the Benefits throughout the Sales Process

Posted by Ali Powell on Apr 16, 2015 2:47:48 PM

There are many sales tools out there that sales reps can leverage in the sales process. There is one that I know of as a software sales rep that helps in all parts of the sales process. I am talking about before you even ever decide to work a company as a lead, to when they become an opportunity, to when they become a customer or don't buy; there are ways that this sales tool helps a sales rep throughout the whole sales process.

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Topics: sales prospecting, sales process, smart prospecting, smart sales process, linkedin in the sales process, linkedin sales navigator, sales tools, sales tool

Why You Should Use Website Chat as a Lead Generation Source & a Promotion Path to BDR or SDR in Your Sales Org

Posted by Ali Powell on Apr 14, 2015 9:23:00 PM

Inbound chat is really a wonderful way for people on your website to reach out to your company without having to pick up the phone. Make sure you have a chat option on the bottom of your site so when people are on your website they can chat in to someone quickly. Having chat on your site also enables someone from your company to ask that person a question like, "can I help you with anything?" or "do you have any questions about what you are reading." It is a great way to start the conversation with a potential prospect and put a human element to it. 

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Topics: sales skills, sales coaching, sales tips, sales prospecting, sales process, sales women, sales reps, sales help, bdr, bdr tips, sdr, website chat for lead gen

The Sales Prospecting Guide to Using Google Alerts with Email Templates to Improve Lead to Opportunity Conversion via Email

Posted by Ali Powell on Apr 14, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Today as a sales rep prospecting needs to be timely and relevant to the person and company that you are reaching out to. 

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Topics: sales prospecting, smart prospecting, smart sales, times to prospect, smarter prospecting, smart sales process, google alerts for sales

1 Quick Way to Incorporate Inbound Marketing Practices into your Traditional Outbound-driven Sales Team

Posted by Ali Powell on Apr 9, 2015 11:47:43 AM

I naturally think very "inboundy" about business. That is because I work for the most inboundy company there ever was. We started the movement on inbound marketing and over the years selling our marketing software to mostly SaaS and technology companies I have learned that the transition from a traditional sales minded organization to a more inbound marketing mentality for sales can be tough to swallow and begin. 

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Topics: sales skills, sales tips, outbound sales timing, sales prospecting, sales process, today's sales rep, sales reps, sales help, sales tricks, sales best practices, smart sales process, inbound sales, how to make sales more inbound

Sales Process Tip: When a Lead or Opportunity is not a Good Fit Tell Them Why and Let Them Go

Posted by Ali Powell on Jan 16, 2015 12:59:42 PM

Selling software is fun and makes me feel good when I sell our product to a company who really needs it. I have no interest in selling HubSpot to a company where they are a bad fit. I will never try to make someone a good fit for my own benefit. That will only result in bad customers and unhappy customers. I have no interest in that. At the core of who I am, I enjoy helping people. I naturally find joy and happiness when I help someone or do something good. So that happens when I sell software too. I naturally want to help the right people because I care. 

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Topics: sales tips, sales prospecting, sales process, smart prospecting, smart sales process, sales prospecting tips

Sales Prospecting Tip of the Day: When You Work Make Sure that Time is Spent doing High Quality Work

Posted by Ali Powell on Jan 15, 2015 11:15:22 AM

My boyfriend and I have this saying about how time spent together should always be quality time. I kind of think about my job that way too. I don't necessarily need to work 9 hours a day every day just because that is what I have been told I should do.

Instead I think that when I am working, in that time I should always be doing  good, high quality work. 

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Topics: sales prospecting, smart prospecting, smart sales, sales prospector, sales prospecting tools, sales prospecting tips

Quick Sales Prospecting Tip of the day: Using Google Alerts to Help you Work Hot Leads

Posted by Ali Powell on Jan 14, 2015 10:49:34 AM

I am trying to write more articles here to help sales reps sell smarter and better. I know that most people don't have time or don't want to read long, drawn out articles. So I am going to try hard to write quick articles with quick tips at least a couple of times a week. So let me know what you think. 

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Topics: outbound sales timing, timing in sales, sales prospecting, trigger events, sales and timing, sales timing, sales prospecting tools, smart sales process, google alerts for sales

A Story on Why Sales Reps Should Always Reach out to New Prospects and Leads Fast

Posted by Ali Powell on Jan 7, 2015 3:24:34 PM

I reached out to someone the other day after seeing that they requested a trial. 

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Topics: sales tips, sales prospecting, sales process, more human sales prospecting, sales prospecting success stories, social sales prospecting, sales prospecting tools

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