These Are 6 Tips to Shape Outbound Sales in 2019

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It’s almost time to say goodbye to 2018 and welcome 2019. The end of the year is fast approaching. 2018 has flown by and with year-end closing in, it’s time to start making plans for the future.

Looking back at the passing year, we can definitely say that there’s been a lot going on; from a worldwide concern about personal data protection, through a data-driven approach to selling, to an all-bound lead generation and “smarketing”.

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16 Things You Need to Change to Get More from Your Email Outreach in 2018

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We’ve got 2018. It’s been 7 years since the publication of Predictable Revenue. Whereas the basic presumptions about sales and growth made in the book are still valid, outbound messaging has changed a lot over the years. What used to work fine for email outreach in 2011, probably won’t work as well nowadays.

If you feel like outbound lead generation and proactive selling are not working for you as well as they are praised to be working, you should catch up with the ongoing changes taking place in outbound sales. Here’s what to pay attention to in your cold outreach to make it work in 2018.

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A Guide to Personalized Email Using Individual Videos and GIFs

 

As I’ve said in the previous post, cold emailing isn’t easy. You need to run many tests, see what works and what doesn’t, until you find your own take on the process. Also, you’re competing for prospect’s attention with other “cold emailers”. To win, you may like to borrow practices from other email senders, be that email marketers.

Julia Samoilenko, Marketing Manager at Chanty, wrote a guest post about using videos and GIFs in email, an on-trend practice among email marketers. Of course, it won’t work on every group of prospects, but some of you may want to test it out. Maybe in follow-up emails?

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How to Overcome 3 Common Sales Objections & Close More Deals

“Your price is too high… I’d buy, if only you had feature X… We already use a software for this…” – we all hear that sometimes while talking to our prospects. Check out the advice from Steli Efti of Close.io on how to handle 3 common sales objections: the pricing objection, the feature objection, and the change objection in your conversations with potential customers. 

Now let’s give Steli the floor. 🙂

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Should We Use the ‘Most Effective’ Cold Email Templates?

How many ‘most effective’ cold email templates have you already seen on the web? How many of them do you know by heart? The ‘most effective’ phrase means that it worked great for a person who used it in the first place.

It’s a shame many cold email senders take it as the ‘most effective’ template ever that works always and for everyone. How to use the ‘most effective’ email templates in our cold email outreach? Should we use them at all?

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How We Found Our Prospects’ Email Addresses

When we decided to pivot, the first thing on our to-do list was to find a place from where we would acquire our new prospects and their email addresses. Obviously, the easiest way out would be hiring another company to build our prospect base for us. Unfortunately, that was not an option for a bootstrapping start-up at a very initial stage of development. We had to get our prospects’ email addresses on our own.

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