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Forrester Predicts the Death of 1 Million Salesmen by 2020: Henry Schuck Disagrees

DiscoverOrg Sales

By 2020, the B2B SALESMAN WILL BE DEAD. Or at least that’s what a recent report by Forrester Research, an independent and leading research company in the marketing and technology space, has predicted. Ecommerce systems will eliminate 1 million B2B sales jobs by 2020 due to the shift to self-service platforms. You can’t research what you don’t know exists.

The Next Big Prediction in B2B Sales

Sales Benchmark Index

He famously predicted that 75% of sales jobs will be eliminated by 2020. He said the number of sales people in the United States could decline from the then 18 million to 4 million by 2020. Gerhard cited research by Gartner that 85% of interactions between businesses will be automated without the need for any human interaction. 2020 is still a long ways off. In 7 years.

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Creating an Always-On Customer Experience Strategy

Babette Ten Haken

Depending on whom you talk to, by 2020 there may be more than 38.5 billion connected devices (Juniper Research), fueled by a jump in industrial applications. An always-on customer experience strategy keeps your organization on its toes. Your focus? Opportunities to impact customer success through innovation. Think about it. That’s your perspective. billion devices (Juniper) in 2015.

10 CRM Trends to Watch

The 1to1 Media Blog

During their opening keynote at the Gartner Customer 360 Summit this morning, Gartner's Gene Alvarez, research vice president, and Ed Thomson, vice president and distinguished analyst, shared 10 CRM-related trends to watch through 2020 for companies that want to harness their CRM strategy for growth. CRM is in the spotlight. According to a recent Gartner survey of CEOs, respondents rated CRM as a top priority in terms of avenues for growth, followed by e-commerce. There’s more… To read the rest of this blog posting click here or visit www.1to1Media.com/weblog.

The Future of Professional Selling – Which Road Will You Be Taking?

Jonathan Farrington

Dave Stein CEO ES Research  (You can read the entire post  HERE ). There are currently 18 million sales professionals in the USA, by 2020, there will only be 3.6 This week I have been discussing the future of professional selling (do please scroll down if you missed Monday and Tuesday’s posts). Next week I am also speaking about the future of professional selling at the Sales 2.0

How To Build An Empire When You Don’t Have Time, Money, Or Ideas

GKIC Blog

One friend of mine had a marketing intern that she assigned filing and research tasks to in addition to some smaller marketing projects. study published in FORBES projects 2014 crowdfunding to exceed $1-billion; by 2020, $100-billion! “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”—Milton Milton Berle. What stops you from creating the income and life you want? Time… Money… Ideas…?

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Guest Post: BOST Benefits Wins with PipelineDeals

Jonathan Farrington

BOST researched ten different sales CRM solutions. shared my insights on the future of the sales rep and the fact that 80% of those careers are going to be in jeopardy by 2020, the fact that all sales may be “moving inside,” the true impact of Sales 2.0 “PipelineDeals has changed the way we manage our business and helped us pay attention to relevant data. Problem. Solution.

Jonathan Farrington's Blog ? Selling Is Going Inside ? Isn't It? Time.

Jonathan Farrington

Dave Stein CEO ES Research (You can read the entire post HERE ). There are currently 18 million sales professionals in the USA, by 2020, there will only be 3.6 Some surveys project a tremendous reduction in sales job—going from roughly 19 Million today to 3 Million in 2020. Selling Is Going Inside – Isn’t It? Time for a Debate! Over the past few decades, selling has changed.

Looking Out Into the Sales Space of the Future

Jonathan Farrington

JF: Some highly eminent and respected commentators have forecast that by 2020, as much as 80% of the world’s sales population will be redundant. JF: I currently have twelve books awaiting my review – I am highly embarrassed to admit – but my good chum, Dave Stein of ES Research recently sent me a first edition copy of his book, How Winners Sell. So, how did you get started in sales?

Your Way or the Highway?

Igniting Sales Transformation

After creating a plan of attack, social sales people will use  social media and the social insights they uncover, to become more adept at  navigating the first few critical phases of the sales process: investigate, connect, early qualify and sales call research. Why Social Selling Fails. Buyers aren’t just more informed, they are  busier! Spray and Pray is Not an Effective Selling Strategy.

Volume And Velocity—What’s Missing?

Partners in Excellence

We see endless research about the importance of speed in following up leads, minutes and second count–literally.  Take sales tools as an example, by 2020, some surveys put total sales people at 20M.  There’s a huge amount of discussion focusing on Volume And Velocity in sales.   SaaS companies trying to build traction and subscriptions person by person, department by department–at least until the confront the enterprise.  Companies envying the growth of these companies are copying them, looking again for Volume And Velocity. But then your aspirations change. 

Have You Taken Your Sales Confidence Pill?

Productivity and Motivational Tips for Inside Sale

According to research by Google, Facebook, and Apple, men outnumber women 4 to 1 in the technical sector. Based on recent studies by Code.org, computing jobs will more than double by 2020, we can’t have have a huge shortage of women in the tech field. There is a direct relationship between your self-esteem, how good you feel about yourself, and how well you do in sales.

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The Right Question for Climbing the Success Ladder

Increase Sales

just read another piece regarding regarding how to secure college success as so many college students continue to lack the necessary knowledge, skills, attitudes and habits required by employers according to such published studies as Workforce 2020. And that question is. “Does he or she want to do it? Whatever it is.). Share on Facebook.

The Pipeline ? Death Of Salesman 2.0?

The Pipeline

One such “end is near” piece was on SellingPower.com , entitled “ How Many Salespeople Will Be Left by 2020? As for the statement: “Gartner, a research organization, predicts that by 2020, 85 percent of interactions between businesses will be executed without human intervention. CNi Rapid Research. Home About The Pipeline. Contest. Free Resources.

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Jonathan Farrington's Blog ? Does Selling Have a Future? The.

Jonathan Farrington

On-going research demonstrates that today’s ‘average’ salesperson is just as effective as the high performer in explaining features and benefits effectively, relating a service or product to customer needs and closing a sale. Does Selling Have a Future? The Debate is About to Kick-Off Again… Published by Jonathan Farrington at 3:41 am under General. It’s progress. This is what Sales 3.0

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When Sales People Don’t Change?

Partners in Excellence

Gerhard Gschwandtner has projected that sales jobs in the US will decline from 18 million now to 3 million in 2020. When customers are leveraging social media to research and understand alternatives, too many sales people refuse to understand and engage their customers on the web. “Selling has changed more in the past 3 years than in it’s cumulative history.” ” states Dave Stein of ESResearch.  I couldn’t agree more, but would tinker with that a little, “Buying has changed more in the past 3 years than in the cumulative history of buying.” 

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I'm Too Busy - Igniting Sales Transformation

Igniting Sales Transformation

Predictions are that by 2020, 80% of sales people will no longer be needed. Igniting Sales Transformation. The New Handshake Book. Services. Resources. Presentations. Interviews. About. Executive Team. Contact. March 4, 2014 I’m Too Busy. January 15, 2014 By barbg Leave a Comment I’m a life long believer in learning. Knowledge is power. Annoying because they are an excuse.

Jonathan Farrington's Blog ? The Perils of Sharing Your Vision?

Jonathan Farrington

” Dave Stein CEO ES Research (And lest I be accused of simply “extracting” quotes for my own argument, you can read the entire post HERE ). And most radically of all … “ There are currently 18 million sales professionals in the USA, by 2020, there will only be 3.6 Kettering. and can expect to continue witnessing over the next three to five years. change?