2019 is just around the corner and it is time that businesses pulled up their socks to prepare for the sales kick-off meeting in the New Year to improve their B2B sales objectives. As per the survey conducted by Vorsight, most sales teams conduct their annual Sales Kick Off meetings in January. The last few months of 2018 are ideal for sales leaders, sales operations and C-Suite to take the necessary steps to ensure the success of next year’s sales kick off.
When asked about the defining difference between successful sales outreach and those which fail to close the deal, there are two common, differentiating factors.
Buyer hate when you begin a discovery call asking them a series of questions that’s CLEARLY available information in the public domain.This constant eye-rolling scenario is played out countless times a day.The seller acquires knowledge, but the customer gets nothing out of the 30 minute call.
The golden age of sales is dawning. This is true despite the fact that more than two-thirds of buyers would rather shop online than talk to a salesperson. What is the role of a salesperson in an automated, self-service world?
Serious question: How well do you think you could function in sales today without technology and automation?
According to a study done by Linkedin in 2017, sales tech is used by over 91% of all salespeople (and only 2% of the top sales performers in the world don’t use it). At Sales for Life, we’re obviously fans of tech, and we use a number of digital tools to manage our own sales process for ATP (more on that later).