Digital Selling skills are no more for B2B Sales professionals as it has opened up a new and incredibly effective avenue to sellers as traditional sales techniques like cold calling no longer interest or convince today’s digitally savvy customers.
To excel in this fast-paced digital world, sales professionals and leaders need to learn and hone several key skills to become successful digital selling machines.
Social selling is no longer an option but a necessity in the business. Sales reps can no longer rely on prospecting strategies, they must learn the art of social selling and cultural intelligence.
The goal of social selling is to build relationships with prospects through authentic human-to-human conversations formed through digital platforms. Social selling includes becoming adept at exchanging ideas, helping others, and bringing the community closer together. It’s time to go out there, meet people, and learn how to make people feel a part of your business. Social selling is an important skill for B2B sales professionals.
Cultural intelligence is essential if you want to leverage your network and build relationships with potential B2B leads. If you want to get the most out of social selling, you’ll need to get out of your head and understand how different industries operate.
Virtual meetings are all the rage these days. If your face-to-face meetings are old-fashioned and boring, it’s time you learn to create engaging virtual meetings. A digital meeting will save you lots of time and energy traveling, parking, waiting for colleagues or clients.
Before the pandemic, a group of buyers and sellers could network and build relationships in your conference room before the meeting. However, post-pandemic things have changed. Engaging virtually frees up your time (so you can do something other than wait around in an office) and they’re much more convenient to set up. They also provide a level of engagement that face-to-face meetings can’t match, which makes it easy to generate more interest and ultimately sell more. Plus, making them by yourself is incredibly hard — you’re going to need an audience for that!
Sales reps are busier than ever. Sales best practices have evolved in recent years with changes in technology, allowing companies to better leverage their time through virtual meeting technologies
The new era of digital sales means if you want to have a significant impact on your business, you need to focus on long-term relationships and one way to achieve this is to send follow-up messages.
You might think that contacting a prospect/client once to let them know you made a follow-up would suffice but chances are that most of your prospects and clients would be missing out on leads, opportunities, and the opportunity to win an account.
So the follow-up message should be specific. This means your follow-up message should give your prospects and clients an important message, providing a strong reason for them to respond. Then make it personal, by creating a human relationship with your prospect or client.
The importance of developing skills for today’s digital selling landscape cannot be overstated. Two recurring themes transcend all other topics: adapting to change and evolving with the times, and mastering your craft.
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