The 2020 pandemic served as an accelerant for shifts in the ways B2B buyers engage with sellers. Buyers need sellers to exceed expectations at every interaction on their preferred—and increasingly digital—channels. Modern revenue leaders recognize that the ethos of buying is transitioning from face-to-face relationship building to facilitating buying decisions virtually. Inside sales is now just sales, and with that comes a tsunami of innovation in the form and scale at which revenue teams create extreme value, share information, deliver insights, orchestrate change, generate data, and manage sellers with technology.
2020 was supposed to be the year of “2020 Vision” but it was as murky and uncertain as the Hudson river currents. These three popular sales effectiveness posts from 2020 will provide fodder in boosting your sales effectiveness now and into 2021.
Sales and SDR teams spend their time communicating with prospects to understand their specific tactical challenges, qualify them as a potential customer for the solution, and schedule a more detailed meeting. The more they know about the specific buyer personas that they are communicating with, the more relevant their messaging becomes and the more successful they will be at achieving their objectives.
Drive prospect engagement by aligning to the attributes of high value offers. A primary function of the go-to-market team is to determine how best to engage prospects in order to progress deals and drive revenue. Organizations that have the most success in driving prospect engagement are those where cross-functional teams come together to create and execute offers that are so compelling and relevant that prospects consider it worth their time to engage. This gets the various teams acting together to make connections with targeted accounts rather than working in silos.
Lead-to-account matching and routing solutions have become a critical piece of the infrastructure required to support these sophisticated GTM organizations. As marketing, sales and the emerging function of revenue operations have become more sophisticated and go-to-market (GTM) processes have become increasingly complex, the technology to enable GTM activity has flourished.
Sales Development Rep’s (SDRs) will qualify more meetings by using a live call framework that focuses on extreme value messaging. Upon connecting with a prospect, SDR’s equipped with relevant snippets to reference will be better prepared to leverage every second that is given to them.
As companies reinvent their sales and marketing efforts, the number one challenge remains how to effectively engage buyers. Based on the popular keynote from Virtual Summit and On-Demand Webinar from CEO and Founder of TOPO covers the topic of how to engage buyers right now.
Over the past few months, TOPO has covered the importance of using extreme value in differentiating during a time of uncertainty. Here is the difference between extreme value and high value offers and how to use high value offers to drive virtual selling success:
The global pandemic caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) had repercussions in the business environment unlike anything we have ever seen. Marketing and sales organizations have had to adjust to new ways of working and communicating with buyers with a previously unimagined degree of speed and agility.
As we look ahead to the next 3-6 months, organizations need to set up the organization to continuously collect insights and craft relevant messaging to engage customers and buyers. Below is session from our Virtual Summit where Dan Gottlieb our Sales Analyst, shares how companies are setting up “the newsroom,” turning insights into extreme value messaging and plays.