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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

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

Every Prospect You Decide to Work Should be a Well Researched, Good Potential Fit

Posted by Ali Powell on Apr 8, 2015 4:16:00 PM

You should decide to work a company for a reason. The reason/s should be well researched and make you think that your products or services could be timely and helpful for the lead.

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Topics: sales skills, sales tips, smart prospecting, smart sales, smart research, sales reps, sales help, sales tricks, smart sales process, using linkedin for sales

Focus on Good Work that Moves Your Sales Process Along rather than Lots of Random Sales Work

Posted by Ali Powell on Mar 10, 2015 9:23:37 PM

How do you prioritize things?

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Topics: sales tips, sales process, women in sales, sales women, smart sales process

Why Selling Ethically is the Key to Your Success as a Sales Rep - Lessons from the Real Wolf of Wall Street

Posted by Ali Powell on Feb 4, 2015 10:10:24 AM

In sales you will have some really high highs and well, if we are being honest...some really low, lows. In sales you will make money, not make money, be successful and not be successful.

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Topics: sales tips, sales process, smart sales, selling software in silicon valley, smart sales process, ethical sales, ethical selling

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

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

The Best Free Tool to Help You Book Connect Calls Easier via Prospecting Emails is Assistant.to

Posted by Ali Powell on Dec 10, 2014 3:52:44 PM

I got an email today from my new favorite tool. Here is what the email said...

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Topics: sales prospecting, sales process, smart prospecting, smart sales, sales prospecting tools, smart sales process

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