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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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Sales Lead Generation Activities Also Pursue Active Prospects

You’ve heard it so many times: Prospects only buy because they want to. You can’t compel them anymore. They do their own research thanks to the internet. Most sales lead generation activities should now focus on creating content that will attract prospects, give them the answers they’re looking for, and hopefully cultivate enough interest to make them buy on their own.

 

To summarize, it feels like you have to find a perfect match between your business and the prospect with the right set of problems to solve. On the other hand, does this fact really mean you should only rely on passive, inbound methods for generating leads or is it still possible to actively pursue active prospects?

 

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Telemarketing Tips – Being Ready Isn’t Enough

How do you define ‘ready’ in terms of a B2B telemarketing campaign? Do you consider yourself ready when you’ve got a target market? Or is it after spending months of pre-campaign research? Do you consider yourself ready when you’re fully rehearsed a script or should you memorize the campaign’s entire M.O. by heart?

 

One thing’s for sure though: Being ready isn’t enough.

 

"Are ya reeaaaady?"

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Commong Trendspotting Tactics for Lead Generators

Trendspotting is a handy skill for B2B lead generators. It helps them predict the topics their audience might take interest in, which in turn helps them deliver prime content for generating interest.

 

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Getting Sales Leads from the 90s Kid

What do sharks and turtles have in common? Well, if you were once a kid in the 90s, you’d know that mutant versions of both were popular cartoon shows. (Them alongside hockey playing ducks and bike riding mice from outer space.)

 

So why the trip down this memory lane? The real question is: whose memory lane is this? The answer is millennials. It doesn’t take an MBA to know they are already taking up space in your offices, your conference rooms, and well on their way to occupying positions beyond the managerial suite.

 

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