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36 Free Sales Tools to Make Selling Simple

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Written by Erica Schultz
Chief Marketing Officer, RAIN Group

Sales tools can help you standardize processes, improve your skillset, and make the best use of your time. We’ve compiled all our free tools to help you succeed—browse below for resources covering every topic of sales.



Checklists


Grow Your Key Accounts

Grow Your Key Accounts

If you have growth goals, account retention and expansion should be a priority. Research shows that a 5% increase in customer retention increases profits by as much as 95%. Get 57 questions to drive your key account growth strategy.

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Tips to Build Value in Sales Negotiations

Tips to Build Value in Sales Negotiations

Included in the Mastering Sales Negotiations Toolkit

Trade for value and minimize concessions in negotiations. This checklist helps you get to the heart of your buyer’s challenges and win negotiations on more favorable terms.

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Planning to Win Sales Negotiations

Planning to Win Sales Negotiations

Included in the Mastering Sales Negotiations Toolkit

Sellers who don’t plan for negotiations lose before the conversation starts. Use the 7 categories in this checklist to ensure you're prepared from the start.

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How to Manage a Sales Negotiation to Your BATNA

Actively Manage a Sales Negotiation to Your BATNA

Included in the Mastering Sales Negotiations Toolkit

Your BATNA, or Best Alternative To a Negotiated Agreement, helps you understand when you should walk away from a deal. Make a plan, stay on track, and avoid terms not in your best interest with this guide.

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Take the Lead in Virtual Selling

Take the Lead in Virtual Selling

Included in The Ultimate Virtual Selling Toolkit

There’s less room for mistakes when you sell virtually. Even the fundamentals of selling can be different in a virtual environment—not to mention challenges of technology and productivity. Lead engaging virtual meetings with this list of actionable steps.

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LinkedIn Checklist

LinkedIn Actions to Take For Success

Included in the LinkedIn for Sales Guide

82% of buyers will look up a seller on LinkedIn before responding to a seller’s prospecting outreach. Be prepared and build credibility by taking specific actions to strengthen your profile and leverage LinkedIn for pipeline growth.

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Prepare Your Convincing Story

Prepare Your Convincing Story

Included in How to Make Persuasive Sales Presentations Toolkit

Storytelling in sales helps establish impact, build trust, and demonstrate the value of your solution. Use this framework and checklist to tell strong stories and address frequently overlooked elements of a sales presentation.

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My Plan for Sales Coaching Checklist

My Plan for Sales Coaching

Included in How to Build a Sales Coaching Plan

This checklist includes common sales coaching activities you can use to guide your sales coaching initiatives and make the biggest impact with your sellers.

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Templates

Sales Conversation Planner

Sales Conversation Planner

Included in The Ultimate Virtual Selling Toolkit

Go into your sales conversations prepared to take the lead with this guide to engaging buyers and keeping discussions on track.

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Attraction Campaign Brief

Attraction Campaign Brief

Included in 4 Steps to Fill Your Pipeline with Quality Opportunities

Creating conversations with new prospects can be a challenge even for experienced sellers. You can start by running an Attraction Campaign—a series of messages with value-based offers customized to the target buyer. Get started with this template.

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Goal Setting Worksheet

Goal Setting Worksheet

Goals give you a destination to work toward and are especially important in sales. In our Goal Setting Worksheet, we provide a framework and action planning process to help you set and meet your goals.

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prospecting_meeting_calculator

Prospecting Meeting Calculator

Included in Sales Prospecting Made Simple Toolkit

If you want to meet your prospecting goals, you need a solid understanding of pipeline metrics and how they impact your sales results. This calculator helps you determine the number of prospecting actions you need to take to meet your revenue targets.

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Slide Decks

13 Tips to Master Your Next Proposal Presentation

13 Tips to Master Your Next Proposal Presentation

Proposal presentations are essential for answering lingering questions, demonstrating impact, and closing sales. Done well, a presentation deepens trust and helps differentiate you from the competition. Learn how to prepare for your next presentation and leverage it into a win.

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17 Tips to Take Your Prospecting to the Next Level

17 Tips to Take Your Prospecting Skills to the Next Level

Successful prospecting means stronger pipelines, more qualified opportunities, and increased closes. If you avoid prospecting or just want to lead productive conversations with leads, this deck shares tips to help you master prospecting.

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22 Sales Tips for Hybrid Selling

22 Sales Tips for Hybrid Selling

In a hybrid sales environment, you need to be adaptable and willing to reach buyers wherever they are. Based on our research on effective modern sales techniques, this deck shares tips, ideas, and resources for any sales environment.

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13 Golden Rules of Email Prospecting

13 Golden Rules of Email Prospecting

Email is an essential part of any prospecting plan, but it’s easy to do poorly. The good news is that buyers want to hear from you—you just need to develop messaging that’s relevant and timely for them. In this deck, we share data-based best practices for strong email prospecting.

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Top 8 Virtual Selling Challenges

How to Tackle the Top 8 Virtual Selling Challenges

Virtual selling is here to stay, but its hurdles and pitfalls remain. Learn the top 8 challenges facing virtual sellers—and what you can do to mitigate them in your own sales outreach.

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54 Sales Quotes to Motivate and Inspire

54 Sales Quotes to Motivate and Inspire

Need a little motivation? This collection of sales quotes from our books, research reports, white papers, and award-winning blog can help.

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Frameworks

Insight Across the Buying and Selling Process

Insight Across the Buying and Selling Process

Included in Change the Buyer Conversation with Insight Toolkit

The best modern buyers focus on the value they can deliver to the buyer, striving to educate them with new ideas and insights. This model outlines how to apply insight selling across the entire sales process and get buyers thinking differently.

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6 Essential Rules of Sales Negotiation

6 Essential Rules of Sales Negotiation

Included in Mastering Sales Negotiations Toolkit

Based on decades of experience and our research on sales negotiation, we’ve uncovered 6 rules to lead productive negotiations. When you internalize these rules, you can win negotiations at better terms, build stronger agreements, and adapt to anything the buyer throws your way.

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How to Tell a Convincing Story

How to Tell a Convincing Story

Included in How to Make Persuasive Sales Presentations Toolkit

How can you excite and inspire your buyers in your conversations with them? Our Convincing Story framework is adaptable, enabling you to lead persuasive conversations at any stage of the sales cycle.

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Productivity Code Model

The Productivity CodeTM

Included in Unlocking the Productivity Code

The most successful sellers are motivated, focused, and goal-oriented. But what makes them more productive than others? In this ebook, we share secrets of highly productive sellers and tips to change your habits and harness your motivation.

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The Essential List of Sales Metrics

The Essential List of Sales Metrics

Making improvements in your sales organization starts by knowing your metrics. No company tracks them all, but this comprehensive list shares the most important metrics to know for fostering long-term growth.

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Infographics


11 Sales Skills

11 Sales Skills to Help You Cross the Finish Line

When you’re looking to improve your sales skills, you need to choose what to focus on to get the best results. This infographic shares the top 11 skills representing the biggest skill gaps between top-performing sellers and the rest.

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30 Must-Know Prospecting Stats

30 Must-Know Sales Prospecting Stats and What They Mean for Sellers

Based on our research and analysis on prospecting, we share must-know stats on what works in a modern prospecting environment.

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16 Negotiation Tactics

16 Negotiation Tactics Buyers Use in Sales Negotiations

When buyers approach negotiations collaboratively, it enables you to create possibilities that build value for both sides. However, some buyers may just be trying to get more out of you. Recognize positional negotiation tactics when they arise and know how to respond with the breakdown in this infographic.

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10 Essential Selling Skills

10 Essential Selling Skills

What do sales winners do differently? We share skills and habits common to strong sellers and how each can improve your performance and give you a competitive edge.

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10 Steps for Growing Your Key Accounts

10 Steps for Growing Your Key Accounts

Retaining customers is key to any growth plan—every company should have a strategy in place for account retention and expansion. Evaluate your own strategic account management plan with these 10 steps for account growth.

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The 6 Essential Rules of Sales Negotiation

6 Essential Rules of Sales Negotiation

Negotiations are more competitive than ever, but the best negotiators can stay confident and achieve target pricing. In this infographic, we share 6 rules to lead more confident and productive negotiations.

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The Road to Becoming an Insight Seller

The Road to Becoming an Insight Seller

As selling has evolved, solution-based selling is no longer the only way to win sales—in fact, it’s simply the price of entry. Get steps to evolve your sales process, build value for buyers, and sell with insight.

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5 Roles of a Successful Sales Coach

5 Roles of a Successful Sales Coach

Sales leadership goes beyond managing day-to-day responsibilities. To become an effective sales coach, you need to dedicate time and energy to the development of your team. Learn the 5 roles sales coaches must play to produce strong results.

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9 Ways to Crush Your Sales Goals

9 Ways to Crush Your Sales Goals

There’s no silver bullet to hit your sales goals, only hard work and mastery of a range of skills. Stay competitive and keep up with your targets with the tips in this infographic.

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Defend Yourself Against Productivity Dragons

Defend Yourself Against Productivity Dragons

Where does your time go every day? There’s always someone or something vying for your attention, and the day can get away from you if you don’t know how to stay on-task and prioritize your most impactful activities.

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8 Tips for Beating Your Sales Goals

8 Tips for Beating Your Sales Goals

Even small improvements in win rate can have a huge impact on revenue. Focus on these 8 key areas to beat your sales goals and become a top performer.

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Climb Your Way to Virtual Selling Success

Climb Your Way to Virtual Selling Success

Close the gap between what buyers want and how you sell. Learn the top factors that influence purchasing decisions and how you can adjust your sales process to match.

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5 Sales Skills to Differentiate Your Team

5 Sales Skills to Differentiate Your Team

Meet challenging sales goals and set yourself apart from the competition with this data-backed infographic on the strongest skills of top-performing sales organizations.

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Take the Lead in Virtual Selling

4 Ways to Take the Lead in Virtual Selling

Virtual selling is here to stay—and it takes more than just setting up Zoom meetings to succeed. Learn the 4 critical areas where sellers need to take the lead to thrive in virtual sales.

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