Although sales technology has opened up a world of possibilities for businesses that use it, finding and retaining customers remains an ongoing challenge. Popular outreach strategies like social media and content marketing have made things easier, but often overlook one important piece of the puzzle: sales engagement.
Chances are that if you’re in sales, you’ve probably heard of sales engagement. It’s at the core of successful selling, yet many teams don’t fully understand what it is. This article will answer the big question for you:
What is sales engagement?
Put simply, sales engagement is the set of measurable interactions that occur between a buyer and a seller. It comprises outreach strategies, but goes deeper than that and also includes the quality of that outreach. Sales engagement isn’t confined exclusively to quantitative data (i.e. the number of people a sales rep is contacting) and focuses on the efficiency of prospecting and conversion efforts to optimize communication between sales professionals and their customers.
Whether or not a prospect has clicked on an email, or a customer’s time spent viewing a presentation are both examples of sales engagement.
Sales engagement vs sales enablement: what’s the difference?
They’re two sides of the same coin, but inherently different. While sales engagement helps professionals communicate more effectively with prospects, sales enablement focuses more on the internal sales process. Specifically, its goal is to equip teams with the tools, knowledge, skills, and resources they need to close more sales and maximize interactions with buyers.
Examples of sales enablement include training (to educate and inspire sales reps), recruiting and hiring (to onboard the best professionals), and preparing (arming reps with the tools they need to get the job done).
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