Artificial Intelligence is a hot topic of discussion these days, with words such as ‘Machine Learning’ and ‘NLP’ often thrown into the mix. But what do they all mean? And what can these types of technology do? If what you know about AI comes from movies like Ex Machina and IRead more
Would you believe that one-third of companies completely ignore their inbound leads? Or that two-thirds simply give up after two or fewer attempts to reach them? It’s true! The 2016 edition Sales Effectiveness Report on Lead Follow-Up reveals how effectively (or not) companies are at managing their inbound leads. This innovative report saw over 500 companies across nine industries secret-shopped, and the results were both encouraging and alarming. How’d they fare? How do you compare? Join VP of Sales Erroin Martin and CMO Carl Landers, as they present the findings and explain what practices are strong predictors of success or failure with inbound leads.Read more
Sometimes technology trends creep into our lives slowly, until they emerge with such prevalence that our business success absolutely depends on them. Take mobile devices, which were once dubbed “car phones” in the 70s because their bulk made them useful only inside a vehicle. Fast forward to today. A recent survey by The Atlantic asked Silicon ValleyRead more
Sales leads are the lifeblood of any business – after all it’s tough to sell your product or service without having people to sell it to. So it’s important that businesses are working as effectively as possible to leverage their sales leads. But are they?
That’s the question we set out to answer in our 2016 Sales Effectiveness Report on Lead Follow-up. This year, we tested 538 companies across nine industries to see what happens when research meets the real world. The results were both fascinating and alarming, and led to what we’re calling the 1, 2, 3s of Missed Opportunity…Read more
Dealers today are offered many choices regarding how to spend their advertising dollars. But too many continue to base their decisions upon the wrong thing – close rates!
What really matters is your engagement rate. If this sounds completely foreign to you, you better tune in.Read more
What’s the secret ingredient to public speaking? We’ll turn to Chris Anderson, the creator of TED Talks, as he breaks down what it takes to really connect, and inspire your audience.Read more
Time to get fabulous with sales and marketing!
It’s almost here! The 2016 CEB Sales and Marking Summit (Oct 18-20th) will be in Las Vegas next week and we have the scoop on which events you don’t want to miss. Tell us your needs, and we’ll show you the way… 1. You want more content, but you want to do it the rightRead more
Last year’s Dreamforce was a banner event for the Conversica team. Dressed as friendly Cherry Pickers (because your Conversica AI sales assistant helps you cherry pick the hot leads from your funnel – wink, wink – get it?), we had a ton of fun, educated many people who subsequently became happy customers, and gotRead more
Organizations have long recognized the importance of arming their sales teams for battle with tools such as playbooks, case studies, battlesheets, etc. But surprisingly, until relatively recently technological tools have been somewhat scarce, the focus being more on automating Marketing functions rather than Sales. But that tide is turning rapidly – welcome to the era of the Sales Stack. Come join Nancy Nardin of Smart Selling Tools in an exciting webinar where she’ll delve into the most amazing example of new Sales Stack technology: the emergence of customer-facing AI!Read more
Most organizations spend substantial resources obtaining sales leads. That amounts to a lot of dollars and a lot of time spent on something that is critical to the organization’s success. And yet… how much of that spend is actually guided by best practices? Perhaps more to the point, do most organizations even know what those best practices are? Does yours? Now’s your chance to find out.Read more
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