Welcome to our guest blog, courtesy of Kim Honjo of Salesforce: Humans have had a fascination with artificial intelligence (AI) for longer than you probably realize. While the term ‘artificial intelligence’ is relatively new, the concept of non-humans or artificial creatures coming to life traces back to Greek mythology and even earlier. By the 19thRead 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
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
Every year approximately seven squillion people flock to Dreamforce and, in an unofficial (okay, fine, imaginary) survey, people were asked, “what are your primary reasons for attending?” The top answers were as follows: The SWAG, The SWAG, The SWAG, The SWAG, and The opportunity to better myself and my organization via information gathering and intenseRead 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
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
Independence Day is right around the corner, so now is a good time to remember and be thankful for things from which we’re independent:
– The British (that’s a 1776 historical reference folks, not a 2016 political one)
– Mom and Dad (and if you’re not, spoiler alert: they wish you were)
– Boring blogs (for the moment anyway – you’re reading this one, aren’t you?)
But what about independence from sales drudgery?
The Sales Machine Summit in New York is right around the corner, full of bright-eyed and bushy-tailed salespeople, and we can’t wait to meet them there! We know that life is not a bowl of cherries for salespeople trying to hit their numbers every month, and that they can use any edge they can get. And we’ll be there to bring that help to fruition!Read more
Smart Selling Tools’ “Recommended Tool of the Week”, that is. Allow me to quote:
“Conversica eliminates the battle over which leads are good and which are worth a salesperson’s time. It ensures every lead is contacted and those that are good are sent to salespeople who can spend their time on qualified opportunities, which is why we’ve named them our Recommended Tool of the Week.”
Nice, right?Read more
The 8th Annual AA-ISP Leadership Summit – the premier place to get the inside scoop on everything inside sales – is right around the corner, and you can bet Conversica will be there big time.Read more
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