Objections are common in sales but many struggles with knowing how to overcome them well. Today’s guest will talk about recognizing intent signals as a tool to overcome objections. Ernest Owusu leads a sales team at 6sense, an account-based orchestration platform that helps companies identify when an organization needs their help in prioritizing and engaging with them in a meaningful way. Ernest leads their SDR and BDR team.
Intent signals defined
Intent signals are interactions, like digital interactions, with a prospective company, or even one person, that is an indicator that they want to have a conversation with you. The intent is an interest in either you, your competitors, or your industry. It tells you they are interested and you can engage.
COVID-19 has become one of the most common objections that salespeople face today. The budget objection won’t come from a company that shows intent in the offered solution. Salespeople can overcome objections by focusing on the accounts that show intent. Ernest’s company uses keywords and value cards to see and gauge the intent.
Understanding the intent to overcome objections
Buyers have changed and everyone now does research before deciding to purchase. It’s more efficient to see this intent and have the tools to gauge the prospects’ reasons for visiting your site before an approach. The sooner you identify these prospects, the sooner you can target the accounts. You can use sales engagement tools with the ability to track clicks.
It also helps to engage in the constant repetitive practice, role-playing, and right or wrong, being familiar with your strategy.
“How Recognizing Intent Signals Can Help Overcome Objections” episode resources
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