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Post Traumatic Growth and Personal/Career Expectations Post COVID

By Randi Rotwein-Pivnick, M.A., LMFT, INC Last year we all felt the impact as our world changed before our eyes when COVID took control of our ‘freedom’ to come and go as we please, as well as robbing many of us of our securities (loss of jobs, incomes, homes, and unfortunately, for many, the loss of family members to the Virus). Many of us eventually figured out how to settle in, survive (and even thrive), and make the best of a very unpleasant and ever changing environment. Those fortunate to be able to work from home (instead of their typical ... Read more

What Makes a Good Salesperson?

Because selling is such a vital part of the economy and business, psychologists have long studied the traits and characteristics of a successful salesperson. Much has been written on the subject, so much so that people can generally (and correctly) assume the traits that set good sales representatives apart from great sales representatives are confidence, persistence, focus, optimism, among other strong traits. But there are other important characteristics that sales managers may overlook when hiring new sales reps. 3 Surprising Characteristics of a Highly Successful Salesperson Relationship-Driven The late Dr. Herb Greenberg, pioneer of the HR assessment industry and founder ... Read more

Customer Reactivation: What, Why, How?

Win Back Dormant Customers With a Customer Reactivation Campaign If you’re in sales or marketing, your primary concern is bringing in new customers. That’s to be expected—after all, new business is the engine that sustains businesses growth. But if you aren’t trying to re-engage inactive customers, you may be missing out on a huge source of untapped revenue: A 5% increase in customer retention can increase profits up to 95%. That’s where a customer reactivation campaign can help, and it’s why customer reactivation is one of the highest ROI opportunities in your sales and marketing strategy.  What is Customer Reactivation? The aim of customer reactivation is to “wake up” or “win back” dormant and ... Read more

Social Selling 101: Using Social Media to Reach B2B Buyers

One of the most surprising changes in the B2B marketplace is how B2B buying decisions are happening and who’s responsible for making them. A study by Google and Millward Brown Digital found that a growing number of B2B decision makers are now aged between 18 and 34 years old. Considering that millennials are the largest social media user demographic, it stands to reason that social selling should be part of your B2B sales and marketing efforts. In fact, more than a third (36%) of B2B sales and marketing decision makers in a 2017 study by Forrester Consulting believe that social selling will become the default way to engage with buyers in the future. Over the years, ... Read more

How to Generate B2B Sales Leads

Why Your Company Needs a B2B Lead Generation Strategy Leads are the lifeblood of your sales team. When your business development pipeline is dry, you stand to lose more than revenue—you may also lose your top salespeople. It stands to reason then, that you would look to generate leads quickly. Buying a list of targets is one option, but the more complex your solution the more important it is that you focus on quality (not quantity) when it comes to generating prospects for your sales team. A handful of prospects who are qualified and actively searching for a solution like yours are more valuable than ... Read more

How to Sell to Hospital Administrators

Tips for Selling to Hospital Executives Get In the Door by Knowing the Biggest Healthcare Pain Points and How to Solve Them The healthcare industry is growing, rapidly. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it’s among the fastest growing industries in the United States. But, with new and ever-changing government regulations, doctor and nurse shortages and other challenges, the growth may not be welcome news to hospital administrators. And the pandemic presented a whole new set of challenges to healthcare facilities and organizations globally. Fortunately, this can be a classic case of turning chaos into opportunity if you are a proactive salesperson. Preparation before a ... Read more

How to Market Medical Devices and Medical Equipment

Tips for Developing a Low-Budget Medical Device Marketing Strategy After the cost of manufacturing the product, marketing is usually the second biggest expense for most medical device companies. But that doesn’t mean you need a huge marketing budget to generate buzz and interest among physicians, hospital administrators, and other decision-makers who may be interested in your medical device. The key to marketing medical devices, like anything else, is to deliver the right message to the right audience at the right time. We aim to help you do that. But first, a few words about FDA regulations. FDA Marketing Regulations The Food and Drug Administration closely regulates the ... Read more

Sales Follow-Up Statistics You Need to Know

The sales follow-up is where most deals are won. Unfortunately, it’s also where most deals are lost, especially when sales reps don’t make enough follow-up attempts to work a lead and ultimately close the deal. Whether you’re a sales development rep looking to get a leg up on the competition or a sales manager looking to improve your team’s performance, these sales follow-up stats should help. The answers to these questions are a great place to start in understanding your sales process and the changes, if any, you may need to make: How do you compare? How does your sales team compare? How does your organization of sales professionals compare? Is your sales ... Read more

Selling to Hospitals 101: The Hospital Sales Cycle

How Long Does It Take to Sell to Hospitals? If you’re new to hospital sales—or healthcare sales in general—prepare for a long sales cycle. Selling to hospitals and large healthcare organizations can take many months and requires talking to many different stakeholders along the way, including clinicians, purchasing agents, and C-Suite executives. Of course, the faster you get an appointment with a decision-maker, the faster you may be able to close the deal. Another way to maximize your window of opportunity is to find out the fiscal year-end for the hospitals you are targeting. Start by looking up hospitals on GuideStar, a ... Read more

Prospecting Now is Important – 5 Other Actions to Prioritize

Prospecting is always important to a sales team, not matter when it is – whether we are in good economic times or in times of crisis. Last year was spent, in its entirety, in a pandemic crisis. It was a year like no other year we have ever seen before. Personal and professional lives for everyone across the globe were changed drastically and the changes happened instantly, with no time to prepare for the unprecedented times we faced. The natural inclination for humans is to be cautious, pull back budgets, and put plans on hold. That may mean vacations, the ... Read more