Sales App of the Month: 3 Tools to Make Selling Easier

Sales App of the Month

If you’ve been looking for a sales app to make your life easier and more productive… so were we. A couple of months ago I was meeting with our sales staff to talk about the importance of leveraging technology during the sales process. During our discussion, I was sharing some of the smart phone apps I use and find to be most effective. Suddenly, one of our most seasoned sales professionals held up what can only be described as a plastic clam (otherwise known as a flip-phone).

Bursts of laughter filled the air as suddenly we were transported to the school yard. Some were heckling and throwing jabs at the poor salesperson as if he held up a tin can with a string attached. At first, the salesperson became defensive and told all of his peers how his network was so strong, he had no need for a smartphone. It seemed as if his stance was clear.

Fast forward a couple of weeks later and that same salesperson entered my office with a brand new smartphone in his hand. He abruptly placed it on my desk and asked, “Can this thing really help me earn more business? What do I need to download?” To which I replied “The phone itself won’t sell your prospects, but it can save you time and make you more productive.”

As I started jotting down apps and their purpose, I quickly realized this would make a perfect monthly blog series. Tech savvy salespeople are always trying new ways to be more efficient. Why not share some of the tools I have discovered along the way?

With that said, here are 3 apps that have saved me a ton of time in my selling activities:

      1.

Genius Scan

      – Quickly scan documents using the camera on your phone and convert them to PDF’s or JPEG. It also autocorrects. Never skip a beat on a sales proposal or keeping an electronic backup with you at all times.

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      2.

Free Conference Call

      – Set up a conference call from anywhere and send invites and access codes while you are on the move. This app lets you do this all for free.

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      3.

LinkedIn

      – Whether its meeting someone at an event or researching key players for your next sales meeting, this powerful tool is essential for the busy sales professional.

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I am happy to say our newly tech’d up salesperson is using these tools and found them to be a real game changer–I hope you enjoy the recommendations for sales app of the month! What are some of the apps you use to sell more effectively? Post your favorites below.

By | 2016-10-17T16:35:09+00:00 September 6th, 2013|Sales Success|0 Comments

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