1 CLASS 11 Taking Your Sales Process Inbound Professor: David Shepherd Inbound Certification Brought to you by HubSpot Academy
2 1 WHAT IS INBOUND SALES?
5 TRADITIONAL INBOUND vs.
6 TRADITIONAL INBOUND Cold Calling Information gatekeepers Static pitch Seller - Centric vs. Attract with content Be an open book Leverage the buyer s context Buyer - Centric
7 What defines inbound sales?
8 WHAT IS A KEYWORD? Buyers have more information available to them, and higher expectations for a relevant, personal experience when making a purchase. Giving them that relevant, personal, delightful experience that is driven by their needs and happens on their timeline is what an inbound approach to sales is all about. -Brian Halligan
9 60% of a buyer s purchase decision has already been made before even talking to a sales rep.
10 Evolve our selling in order to keep up with your customer s buying habits.
11 2 HOW CAN YOU TRANSFORM THE WAY YOU SELL?
12 BEST PRACTICES FOR EFFECTIVELY TRANSFORMING THE WAY YOU SELL Transform the way you target accounts. Transform the way you prospect accounts. Transform the way you connect with accounts. Transform the way your prospects perceive you as a salesperson.
13 BEST PRACTICES FOR EFFECTIVELY TRANSFORMING THE WAY YOU SELL Transform the way you target accounts. Transform the way you prospect accounts. Transform the way you connect with accounts. Transform the way your prospects perceive you as a salesperson.
14 Make sure you are targeting the right people.
15 The Buyer s Journey From the buyer s perspective Lifecycle stages From the marketer s perspective Awareness Consideration Decision
16 ALL LEADS THAT YOU CONVERT SHOULD BE PASSED ONTO SALES True or false?
17 ALL LEADS THAT YOU CONVERT SHOULD BE PASSED ONTO SALES True or false? Answer: False! Not all leads are a good fit and not all leads will be ready to buy. Ideally, leads will be filtered before they get passed on to sales. That s why it s extremely important to understand your prospect s lifecycle stage, and where they fall in the buyer s journey.
18 BEST PRACTICES FOR EFFECTIVELY TRANSFORMING THE WAY YOU SELL Transform the way you target accounts. Transform the way you prospect accounts. Transform the way you connect with accounts. Transform the way your prospects perceive you as a salesperson.
19 RESEARCH YOUR LEAD THOROUGHLY 1. Company information 2. Read about their industry 3. Check social media 4. Lead intelligence
20 COMPANY INFORMATION Company size Annual revenue What they sell Who they sell to Role of lead within the company Are there any other key players that may be involved?
21 UNDERSTAND THE BUSINESS Company news New funding Are they hiring? Territory expansion Upcoming events LinkedIn profiles Shared contacts Shared groups
22 SOCIAL MEDIA 73% of salespeople using social media actually outperformed their colleagues who weren t using it. Is your lead actively talking with other companies? Is your lead researching other needs?
23 LEAD INTELLIGENCE Monitor the lead s engagement with your company. What did they download? What pages did they look at? What s are they reading? What is resonating with them?
24 Determine the goal of the call before getting on the phone.
25 BEST PRACTICES FOR EFFECTIVELY TRANSFORMING THE WAY YOU SELL Transform the way you target accounts. Transform the way you prospect accounts. Transform the way you connect with accounts. Transform the way your prospects perceive you as a salesperson.
26 GUIDELINES FOR TRANSFORMING THE WAY YOU CONNECT Build rapport
27 GUIDELINES FOR TRANSFORMING THE WAY YOU CONNECT Build rapport Know your audience
28 GUIDELINES FOR TRANSFORMING THE WAY YOU CONNECT Build rapport Know your audience Speak the prospect s language
29 GUIDELINES FOR TRANSFORMING THE WAY YOU CONNECT Build rapport Know your audience Speak the prospect s language Be helpful
30 BEST PRACTICES FOR EFFECTIVELY TRANSFORMING THE WAY YOU SELL Transform the way you target accounts. Transform the way you prospect accounts. Transform the way you connect with accounts. Transform the way your prospects perceive you as a salesperson.
31 Be a sales educator. In order to put yourself in the position to educate your prospects, you need to become the ultimate listening machine and truly understand your prospect s pains and challenges.
32 Make your sales organization human again. People buy from people. You need to break down the walls of humanity and not come off as a sales robot that is static no matter who you are talking to.
33 Become trusted advisors. Focus on building your personal brand as a thought leader in your space. Remember, people buy from people that they like and trust.
34 BEST PRACTICES FOR EFFECTIVELY TRANSFORMING THE WAY YOU SELL Transform the way you target accounts. Transform the way you prospect accounts. Transform the way you connect with accounts. Transform the way your prospects perceive you as a salesperson.
35 3 WHAT DOES A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN INBOUND SALES REP LOOK LIKE?
36 Imagine you work for a software development company and this inbound lead appears in your inbox.
37 First, you need to do research.
38 ABOUT PAGE About HubSpot Past/upcoming events Management Directors & advisors HubSpot in the press
39 CASE STUDIES HubSpot case studies Who are they working with? Who do they typically sell to?
40 HOME PAGE FOOTER Locations Contact information Are they hiring? What do they sell?
41 NEWS Stay up to date Company news Industry terminology Recent press releases
42 COMPANY LINKEDIN Company size Company employees Recent updates Careers Products
43 INDIVIDUAL LINKEDIN His exact title Where he used to work Shared connections Shared groups Relevant specialties Andy says he s friendly His hobbies Recommendations
44 Always look at company/individual Twitter pages.
45 An example of how to start: Hi Andy, it s Dave from Inbound Corporation. I saw that you recently downloaded our ebook on how to generate more business on Facebook. I had a chance to take a look at your Facebook page and website and have a few suggestions for how you can get more business. Was there anything in particular you were looking for help with?
46 Then you can take one of the two paths: A. What are you looking for help with? B. Well, I ve been talking to a number of marketing agencies recently, and I keep running across two issues that they re facing right now. First off, they re trying to figure out what is the best messaging to use on social media. Secondly, they re struggling to prove an ROI with social media to their clients. Have you or your team ever dealt with these issues? FLICKR USER NEROVIVO
47 DEFINITION OF A POSITIONING STATEMENT: An expression of how a given product, service, or brand fills a particular consumer need in a way that its competitors don t.
48 THREE PARTS OF A POSITIONING STATEMENT The root, which must contain a reference to talking to a bunch of people, just like them.
49 THREE PARTS OF A POSITIONING STATEMENT The root, which must contain a reference to talking to a bunch of people, just like them. Two separate positions, so that you have twice the chance that what you say will resonate with the prospect.
50 THREE PARTS OF A POSITIONING STATEMENT The root, which must contain a reference to talking to a bunch of people, just like them. Two separate positions, so that you have twice the chance that what you say will resonate with the prospect. Ask a question that gets them to elaborate on their experience with the two positioning statements.
51 What happens if they don t pick up the phone?
52 Voic 1 1 Hi Andy, You recently downloaded information on how to grow your business with Facebook. I researched your company, and have a few suggestions on how Facebook can actually help you drive more traffic to your website. Please let me know when you have a few moments to speak. My name is Dave, and I m calling from Inbound Corporation, My phone number is Subject Line: Using Facebook to Grow your Business Hi Andy, per my message today You recently downloaded information on how to grow your business with Facebook. I ve researched your company and have suggestions on how Facebook can actually help you drive more visitors to your website. When do you have a few moments to connect? Best, Dave
53 Voic 2 2 Hi Andy, You ve been to our website and utilized our resources. I ve researched your company and have a couple of suggestions on how Facebook can drive more traffic to your website. For example, by posting more educational content to your Facebook page, you can drive a lot more visitors. I thought you might enjoy a 20 minute free assessment of your website where we can review more tips and suggestions that can help you drive more traffic. Please let me know when you have a few minutes to speak. My name is Dave, and I m calling from Inbound Corporation. My phone number is Let me know when you have a chance to speak. Subject Line: Inbound Corporation Free Assessment Hi Andy, per my message today You ve been to our website and utilized our resources. I ve researched your company and have suggestions on how Facebook can drive more traffic to your website. For example, you can help drive more traffic to your website by posting more educational content. Inbound Corporation offers a free 20 minute assessment where we can review more tips and suggestions that you can implement today. When is the best time to connect? Best, Dave
54 Break-up Voic Break-up Hi Andy, I wanted to reach out to you one last time as I have suggestions on how your site can work harder for you. If I do not hear back from you, I ll assume the timing isn t right. Give me a call if you would like to speak further. This is Dave, and I m calling from Inbound Corporation. My phone number is Subject Line: Best Regards from Inbound Corp Hi Andy, per my message today I wanted to reach out to you one last time. I have suggestions on how your site can work harder for you. If I don t hear back from you, I ll assume timing isn t right. My information is below should you have any questions. Best, Dave
55 Provide a relevant, personal, and delightful experience for each of your prospects from start to finish.
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