Eric Sims

5 Leading Edge Virtual Training Ideas

Virtual, aka Remote, working is here to stay. The one thing we know for sure is that the world we lived in preCovid is forever gone. This means a continued evolution to find new and better ways to do a number of things. One...

5 Trends In Sales for 2021 and Beyond

The success of any business lies in its ability to forecast change and be armed to manage and strategize plans for the future. If you want to stay at the top of your game, you should know what to expect. For some, it’s a...

Building Your B2B ICP (Ideal Customer Profile)

B2B Sales is one of the fastest and most competitive aspects of business right now. Companies all over the world are scrambling to find the right team, technology, approach, and process to get their product or service in front of the right business. One...

Real Tips for Driving Sales in 2021

As we all look forward to 2021, we need to accept a few things, and then ask ourselves some important questions. First, we need to accept this new reality and the monumental changes it brings. Q1 of 2021 introduces a new political regime with...

5 Trends that will shape the 2021 Customer Care Landscape

As support teams look to 2021, there’s no shortage of priorities, from team efficiency, to customer experience, to operational business impact. Leading Edge Connections latest research reveals how industry leaders are working to find balance. Let’s face it, the number of items on the plate...

Does Your Organization Need a Team of SDRs?

Before we even get started let’s align on the definition of Sales Development Reps (SDRs) are? The definition of a sales development rep (SDR) is a type of inside sales rep that solely focuses on outbound prospecting. Many companies have experienced massive revenue growth by...

Top 4 Reasons to Outsource Your Contact Center Customer Service Needs

Contact Center services are typically an essential part of any thriving business. Customers who are upset, happy, frustrated, or even curious still prefer to hear another person’s voice on the phone to listen to them and assist them in resolving their concern or need....

Tips To Drive First Call Resolution

There are a great number of approaches to refining customer interactions and customer experiences but not all of them positively affect the bottom line the way FCR does. For those unfamiliar, first-call resolution (FCR) is an extremely important contact center metric and key element...

7 Tips To Successful Recruitment During & Post COVID

In a 2019 study, organizations adept at hiring talent also had two times better profit margins than those that were less capable in recruitment. The reason why recruiting remains so powerful is that if you don't bring in the right players, the other operational...

Why Businesses Should ‘Opt-In’ For Outsourcing Their Business Needs

2020 has been one crazy year and it’s only half way over at this point. In many ways it feels Apocalyptic. We’ve had extremely disruptive issues with the impacts of a pandemic, racial tensions, riots, solar flares, Sahara Dust and who knows what’s next....

10 Powerful Open-Ended Sales Questions To Get Prospects Talking

Do you remember your first sales presentation or call? I do! It was a call selling subscriptions to the Fort Worth Star Telegram. I remember the DOS system, the dialer, and my utter fear. I remember praying that no one would answer the phone....

2020’s Top 4 Sales Prospecting Tips

Most sales people are constantly searching for new ideas to take their prospecting game to the leading-edge in 2020. If that’s you then I have good news for you! I researched a ton of tips and techniques being used out there today and...

8 Reasons Virtual Agents are Superior

Selecting a contact center to outsource your vital functions like sales, customer service, help desk or back office support can be a daunting task. I like to keep things really simple. The nuts and bolts of what a center is provisioning is twofold. They...

5 Benefits of Outsourcing Customer Service

Many businesses hesitate when it comes to outsourcing customer service to a call center. Let’s start by making one thing clear. It’s not all apples to apples. Outsourcing is only as good as the quality of the call center you use. You wouldn’t...

4 Tips for Selling Products & Services During The COVID 19 Pandemic

2020 started off with a bang, and many of us saw this year as potentially our greatest year ever. Markets were moving. Interest rates were good. Unemployment was down. We were jamming! Then BAM, CLANG, BOOM! It all came to a halt and everything...

5 Things Every Business Must Be Prepared To Do During Corona-Time

As the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases contuse to rise across the United States and the Corona-craziness continues, many businesses are asking what action they need to take immediately and what will be necessary if the epidemic becomes more severe. To keep employees, their...

3 Great Sales Lessons for Sales People

We’ve all seen how salespeople are portrayed in the movies. It’s usually unfavorably. Think Glengarry Glen Ross, Wolf of Wall Street, or even Boiler Room. Although these are plays on extreme personalities and extreme situations there is a lot of truth to it. Fortunately,...

How to Build A Sales Process for Your Startup or SMB

At Leading Edge Connections, more affectionately called LEC, our team has been privileged to partner with numerous early stage startups, small businesses, and mid-size organizations to help them establish their own customized sales process. Most of them come to us when they arrive at...

12 B2B Sales Tips & Tricks.

Effective B2B selling requires more research and planning than traditional B2C selling. Typically, the sales cycle is longer and you frequently face the challenge of interacting with multiple stakeholders at the company until getting to a final decision maker. But, it’s also some of...

7 Killer Traits to Look For in a Sales Development Representatives

Sales Development is your most important department in sales. Believe me? Take a quick glance at the Account Executives on your team that never hit quota. It’s probably because they don’t have the prospecting skills that SDRs excel at. Thankfully, you can get ahead...

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