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Sales Leads, BendGate, and Desperate Competition

During the War of Currents, Thomas Edison spent more than a pretty penny churning out propaganda against advocates of alternating currents. It didn’t matter if he had to publicly electrocute live animals or develop the electric chair.

You’d think in this day and age that sort of desperation would’ve been just a little bit unethical.

Unfortunately, it looks like even industry leaders haven’t shown much has changed. And worse still, this kind of desperate competition will always come at the expense of your sales leads.

 

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Sales Lead Generation – Exactly WHAT has changed?

You’ve already heard it. You keep hearing. Chances are, you’ll still keep hearing it a couple years from now.

 

A lot has changed in marketing and sales.

 

Not only that, this change has been rapid, chaotic, and it’s tossed out everything else that was taught for the last half of the 20th century.

 

The question is though: What exactly changed? Many people are still asking this even as others are shaky from realizing they need a whole new game plan if they want to save their sales lead generation campaigns.

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Lead Generation Tips – Handling the Politics Inside and Out

Most marketers often shy away from anything to do with politics. All that controversy and activism seems to distract lead generation campaigns from what they’re simply called to do: Find potential clients.

 

And yet, what they may not realize is that politicking will find its way into the conversation regardless. Just because you’re not talking about ISIS or 9/11 doesn’t mean politics won’t impact the quality of a lead or the success of your sales reps.

 

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Sales Leads Don’t Need A Countdown

For some industries, the coming winter is expected to be full of low-budget, low sales-ready leads and they’re doing the best to stock up what they can.

 

Meanwhile, active lead generation activities are put on hold. Any hope of meeting new, high-value sales prospects becomes wishful thinking at that point. It seems like the only best option is to ride it out and be patient. Wait for the Christmas that will come after the holiday season and then you can start opening your sales leads.

 

This countdown though isn’t really necessary. In fact, it can actually do more harm than good. Contrary to what your mom taught you, it’s not good to wait until Christmas. Start generating your sales leads now!

 

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Generating Sales Leads VS Closing Sales

Just how much should you demand from a lead generator?

 

This is often a question for those outsourcing them. It’s also a pitfall for those who think that outsourcing is a lot easier than generating sales leads yourself.

 

But reasonable as that sounds (that’s right, it is), there is also a limit to how much you can ask. Even if you were to assemble your own B2B marketers, you can focus too much on generating sales leads instead of closing them.

 

You don't need this much to close a lead.

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