Some of the top sales call intelligence software companies today are adding components of AI and advanced analytics to speed the process of learning. But, some of the most advanced companies are actually prompting reps with structure in real-time. Spoil alert, one of those companies is Abstrakt. Here are three best practices when it comes to using call intelligence software to get reps on the correct structure quickly.
They’ve done studies you know, 60% of the time, it works every time! Actually, when sales leaders review calls and demos in their real-time call coaching platform, they find that the takeaway actually works closer to 100% of the time. When tools like Abstrakt are deployed, and recognize objections or pick up decent, recommended responses can help reps overcome sales objections by highlighting options for reps to use like the takeaway. Below, we are going to dive into some reasons why 100% of the time, the takeaway works every time.
Just like real life, it probably won’t always go to plan, so we have contingency plans pop up when something goes sideways. For example, we were not planning on a competitor coming up, but when it happens, there are immediate sales call frameworks with helpful bullets on how to handle the call. Because of this, our team is able to complete a Sales Conversation intelligence Platform checklist of before CI, during CI, and post CI (analytics).
Don’t be afraid to be yourself, don’t be intimidated by those around you, act like you already have made it, dress for the job you want, not the one you have; the list could go on and on. This brief moment in time captures a lot of different meanings, similar to how call intelligence platforms capture a tremendous amount of data and present it all in one clear picture. Reviewing a single dashboard, a single image of a moment in time that has come and gone can reveal a lot of great information.
The number one problem with any sales training is that we spend a great deal of time practicing, training, and honing our skills… but managers don’t always follow through on making sure the training is being applied. One reason is that there is not an unlimited amount of time in the day, but the other is that manager may not be able to sit with each rep on every call due to conflict.
Your reps don’t need cold calling scripts, your reps need call frameworks. Have you ever heard someone jump for joy when you say “here is a script” or worse, have you ever heard someone scripted and said, “Wow, now I really feel a connection to this rep”? Odds are you have not. So I would assert that we should leave scripts to actors and take a more practical approach with sales teams. Some of you might be asking “what’s the difference”… well, the difference between a cold calling script and a Framework is that the framework is more of a shortened version of a talk track or snippets of information that can be worked into a natural conversation.
Companies are made up of many departments all working together with one central goal. How does valueselling apply to departments like Product Management, Sales Engineering, Channel? Where do things like titles come into play when building persona-based prompts such as playbooks and sales call frameworks?
It is often said that a book is the best way to enter the mind of someone who has spent more time researching and studying a particular field than you will ever have. This is because a book will provide you with information on the subject without any personal opinion or preference on the matter, and as such is one of the most reliable sources of knowledge available to people. Just like a new sales representative beginning onboarding, and logging into a call intelligence platform to review calls; books provide insight and knowledge from those who have been there before.