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Cold Calling

7 Bad Habits That SDRs Should Avoid

The SDR role is complex. It's a role where a number of small changes can have monumental effects on performance. It's easy to get roped into bad habits during your outreach process, and sometimes we may not even know we are doing it! But these small changes can drastically affect our results. That being said, here are 7 bad habits…
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Career advice

8 Characteristics of Top SDRs

Here at SDR Nation, we speak to top-performing SDRs and SDR Managers on a daily basis. Among those at the top of the leaderboards emerge several trends. In this article, we outline 8 of the most important characteristics of quota smashing reps. 1. The Perpetual Student Time and time again, the top-performing SDRs are actively seeking out the latest information…
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Prospecting

Cold Emails: Best Practices to Stay Out of the Spam Folder

Cold email deliverability can be a constant challenge for even the most seasoned sales development professionals. Email service providers continuously change their algorithms in order to protect their customers' inboxes from any unwanted messages and it's not always clear what changes they make. The good news is that there are a few simple steps you can take to minimize the…
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Cold Calling

4 Steps to Improve Your Cold Calling in 2021

Cold calling is the lifeblood of a healthy pipeline and is still one of the most effective ways to drive revenue, but jumping into these calls without an established plan can not only hurt your brand image, but burn bridges with prospects. In this blog post, we’ll walk through 4 steps to up your cold call game and book meetings…
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Prospecting

5 Unconventional Ways to Schedule Meetings in 2021

Are you an SDR looking for innovative ways to schedule meetings in 2021? You've come to the right place! The level of creativity and effort an SDR puts forward can oftentimes be the difference between scheduling a meeting and being ignored. Catching the attention of your prospects has never been more difficult and the landscape is only getting more competitive.…
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Prospecting

A Short Guide on Reducing Your No-Show Rate

As SDRs, it's imperative that we keep our no-show rate to a minimum. Does this situation sound familiar? After a long and strenuous day of cold calling you finally convince that top prospect to take a meeting. You send over the calendar invite and and wait a few days for the meeting date. The time arrives, you hop on to…
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