Question of the Week: How Do You Increase Meeting Attendance Rates?

Question of the Week: How Do You Increase Meeting Attendance Rates?

Meetings are a necessary part of any company’s business model. As a leader, you depend on feedback and information from various departments to inform the road ahead. You set time aside, you send out your meeting invites, but only a handful of those summoned turn up. To add to the frustration, the people that do show up are unprepared or preoccupied during the meeting, not connecting with important information and potentially leaving a lot of money on the table.

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Question of the Week: How to Deal with a Rude Prospect

Question of the Week: How to Deal with a Rude Prospect

Welcome to our “Question of the Week” series of blog posts where we will address some of the most common issues sales teams deal with on a daily basis. We welcome your questions and comments, so don’t hesitate to reach out if you have anything to add.

It’s an unfortunate fact of sales that some prospects aren’t the most pleasant to deal with. Some of them, in fact, can be out and out hostile, rude, aggressive, demeaning, and the list goes on. The question is, how are you going to respond? Do you engage? Do you let it go? Or do you write them off completely?

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Question of the Week: How Do You Include Events in Your Sales Strategy?

Question of the Week: How Do You Include Events in Your Sales Strategy?

Welcome to the first in our “Question of the Week” series of blog posts where we will address some of the most common issues sales teams deal with on a daily basis. We welcome your questions and comments, so don’t hesitate to reach out if you have anything to add.

Events are great way to approach both customers and leads. Meeting face to face can be more impactful than the usual communication channels: email, video chat, and phone calls. Events can help you stand out from the crowd and build strong relationships — and build a strong brand.

Events should be a part of everyone's marketing and sales strategy, but there’s a downside: they’re time- and resource-intensive. That’s why it’s so important to keep ROI in mind. Have a clear idea about what you want in return for the investment.

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The Sales Engagement Software with The Highest Satisfaction Score

The Sales Engagement Software with The Highest Satisfaction Score

G2 Crowd recently released their Sales Engagement Software Grid Report for Winter 2019.

Among top 17 sales engagement software, Groove is holding strong at #1 in Customer Satisfaction. In fact…

✓ Groove has the best ROI

✓ Groove offers the smoothest implementation

✓ Groove is easiest to do business with

The rankings are based on Groove's high satisfaction ratings, likeliness to recommend, ease of use, and a growing market presence.

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Sales Engagement Platforms 101 — What You Need to Know

Sales Engagement Platforms 101 — What You Need to Know

One of the many buzzwords you hear in our field is “sales engagement” — but what does it actually mean?

To boil it down, sales engagement is all the communication that happens between sales teams and prospects and customers. It can include emails, phone calls, in-person meetings, events, and so on.

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Groove & LinkedIn Sales Navigator

Groove & LinkedIn Sales Navigator

In sales, it is so important to collaborate with your team, to use smart tools and resources so you can be at your best, and to make meaningful connections with your future customers. That’s why earlier this year, we announced our integration with the LinkedIn Sales Navigator Application Platform (SNAP) program, and the exciting new features from LinkedIn Sales Navigator that would live right in Groove’s Omnibar. Now, we’ve expanded our integration with LinkedIn Sales Navigator to help you and your team do even more to accomplish your goals.

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Introducing Groove + Vidyard GoVideo Integration

Introducing Groove + Vidyard GoVideo Integration

We’re very excited to announce our newest integration with Vidyard, the personal video messaging tool designed for B2B sales professionals. You can now include videos in your Groove templates, and send them out in your Flows! Instead of trying to cram all the most relevant details into a concise email, this integration gives you the freedom to supplement a short email with an introduction video, a quick product demo, or maybe a customer testimonial.

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Let's Meet at Dreamforce!

Let's Meet at Dreamforce!

Are you traveling to San Francisco for Dreamforce? Let’s meet up! Get in touch with the Groove team at one (or all three!) of these events:

1. Dreamforce Groove Lounge

Even rock stars need to recharge. Join us at the Groove Lounge!

Just steps from Moscone Center, Dreamforce Groove Lounge is reserved for meetings during the day and drinks at night. Hosted happy hours September 25th - 28th starting at 4:00pm.

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How a Live Chat Funnel Improves Your Sales Process

How a Live Chat Funnel Improves Your Sales Process

Global internet sales reached 2.3 trillion U.S. dollars in 2017, and they are projected to reach 4.48 trillion by 2021. All of this indicates that e-commerce is thriving and changing the way your company does business. One of the biggest issues in e-commerce is how to personally engage the customer, giving them an individualized experience in the same way a brick-and-mortar business does. Online contact forms have their limits and don't compare to an in-person experience. In contrast, live chat allows you to instantly engage with customers, improving the qualification process and conversions. A recent Revenue Summit 2018 talk by Jeffrey Serlin, Head of Global Sales at Intercom, addressed these very issues.

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The Comprehensive Cold Call Approach

The Comprehensive Cold Call Approach

As a successful sales rep, you likely spend much of your day researching leads, cold calling them, or entering follow-up information. A recent panel at the SalesHacker Revenue Summit addressed the ways that salespeople can best use technology to improve their cold calls and overall sales process. Sophisticated technology is not enough. Management needs to improve processes and methods to go along with the technology in order to help you spend your time more effectively. You, cutting-edge tools, and new strategies are an unstoppable combination.

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Looking Forward to Seeing You at SiriusDecisions 2018 Summit!

Looking Forward to Seeing You at SiriusDecisions 2018 Summit!

Join more than 3,200 of your peers for three full days of data-driven best practices research, unveiling of new innovations across the b-to-b space and networking with an elite community of sales, marketing and product leaders.

The Groove team will be there, and we’d love to see you! If you haven’t reserved your spot yet, hurry before they sell out! Grab your ticket now and use promo code SPONGroove for up to $400 off!

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Five New Rules for a Modern Sales Leader

Five New Rules for a Modern Sales Leader

There's a set of new rules for the modern sales leader. The B2B market has evolved considerably over the past five to 10 years, marking a new era of dealmaking. In order to maximize the capacity of your sales team and maximize your revenue, consider these five new laws towards growth, which were articulated at the Revenue Summit 2018 in San Francisco by the team of Jacco vanderKooij of Winning By Design and Rob Jeppsen of Xvoyant

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Five Terrible Responses to Price Objections

Five Terrible Responses to Price Objections

Anyone who’s worked in sales knows that price objections are common. Just when you finally sell your prospect on a particular product or service, he or she hears the price and balks. Sound familiar?

Consider this: How you respond to these price objections can make or break your business sales. Make the wrong choice, and you may destroy your margins or lower the value of your product in the mind of your customer. Respond appropriately, and you diffuse the concern and encourage the sale.

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Don’t Pitch — Talk

Don’t Pitch — Talk

You are a great salesperson, but you’re always striving to be even better. In fact, you are working toward being a superstar. Reaching your fullest potential doesn't require magic or even luck. The success of elite reps lies in their methods. By studying and adopting their conversation strategies, you can experience their level of success.

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