In my previous sales roles, I was told many times that in order to be successful, I shouldn’t be afraid to reach out to people. I was to go out and find prospective leads. Outreach was key and I should call as many people as I can every day. I needed to put myself out there and be recognized…
Marketing Technology for Growth
As a salesperson, I am always wondering what I can do to be more efficient with my time. I also wonder in what ways can I reach out to more people and communicate more effectively. In the past, I have found that I am usually spending most of the work day calling and hunting down potential customers and leads. I am always “just missing them” and advised to “try again later,” or I am just not getting through to anyone at all. Frustration has caused me to often brainstorm different ways to combat getting sent off during my attempts to connect. Wouldn’t it be nice to play “Big Brother” and just know when your leads engage with your website or emails?
I've had the opportunity to dabble with a number of CRM systems throughout my professional career. Although the purpose of using such software was to make my life as a salesperson easier, I often danced along the emotional lines of frustration and disappointment because the CRM wouldn't store or track the information I needed it to.