iPad App for Outside Sales Reps

Fill the Funnel

If you are in sales and have an iPad, you have probably been looking for an iPad app designed exclusively for your needs. The first iPad powered App designed specifically for outside sales reps and account managers is now available. ©2012 Fill the Funnel.

In the Scramble for 2013 Sales Team Planning

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Many sales leaders and smaller company CEOs are discussing sales tam planning for next year. This is something we work on routinely with technology and distribution companies for inside and outside sales teams – don’t hesitate to ask us if you have a question or two.

Inside Sales Vs. Outside Sales: Determining Best Fit For Each Position

Sales Tips & Techniques

A sales management team needs to benchmark the job in order to find out what is required for outside sales versus inside sales, as this will allow them to determine who will fit in each role in their organization. Read full story → Sales Management

Tips from the Sales Trenches: Is Inside Sales Demeaning?

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We have a very high respect for the Sales Force Effectiveness Blog over at Sales Benchmark Index. They regularly have great and highly valuable content, covering key topics and issues on the minds of sales leaders and C-level leaders around sales and leadership. In 2012?

Your Customers Are Telling You to Reconsider Inside Sales

Sales Benchmark Index

This article is written for the Sales Executive who believes that listening to Customers is a great way to drive revenue growth. This research yields compelling insights into how Buyers want to engage with your sales force. How much does your outside sales force add to your costs?

The Fearless Sales Leader

Steven Rosen

The Fearless Sales Leader . In our industry, sales leaders are accountable for achieving the company’s sales objectives and sales objectives equal success. Sales leaders believe it is their job to develop their sales managers.

Which Sales ADD Do You Suffer?

The Pipeline

Let’s take it as a given that all good sales people suffer some form of ADD, if you want to debate that, feel free to give me a call, but there is no denying that we bounce around like so many balls on a pinball table. Pretty much the common failings of many sales people.

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Top 10 Tips for E-Mail Success in Sales

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If you believe that, then you should become a student of communication if you are an inside or outside sales professional. With the great success, re-tweeting, and re-posting of our Top 10 Tips for Voice Mail Success in Sales , we are now posting our top tips for E-Mail success.

Determining Who Goes Where: Assigning Reps to Inside and Outside Sales Positions

Sales Tips & Techniques

The role of each representative within a sales organization is essential, but people only reach their full potential if they are put into the right position within that company. Read full story → Sales Management

A Simple Way to Increase Sales is to De-Pollute Sales Positions

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It was much clearer when the sales leader initially hired each sales person. They would have a sales role – either inside sales or outside sales, named accounts or other clear sales position. Some roles morph from sales into collections.

How to Optimize Inside Sales Territories

Sales Benchmark Index

96% of organizations are increasing or maintaining their investment in inside sales last year. It is a good bet your SVP of Sales is implementing, expanding or considering an inside sales team right now. Are you prepared to optimize the investment in inside sales? (To To learn the latest on why insides sales is on the rise sign up for our Making the Number Tour here.). So let's walk through my framework on how to optimize inside sales territories.

Top Sales Insights and Lessons from Sales 2.0 Boston

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Being at Sales 2.0 in Boston this week, I spent a full day away from the office but it is critical to see what others are talking about when it comes to sales enablement, sales strategy, new selling tools, and in increasing company revenues.

When Sales Leaders Don't Lead With Their Strengths

Understanding the Sales Force

Understanding the Sales Force by Dave Kurlan Today I received a request for all of my articles to date which reference Objective Management Group's Sales VP/Director Assessment. Out of nearly 1,000 articles, I hadn't referenced OMG's Sales VP/Director Assessment even once! Unlike our sales and sales management assessments, which are usually performed as part of a sales force evaluation at the request of an executive, most VP assessments are requested by the VP's themselves.

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The Rush to Get Inside

Pointclear

Jonathan Farrington is a globally recognized business coach, mentor, author, consultant and sales thought leader, who has guided hundreds of companies and more than one hundred thousand frontline salespeople and sales leaders towards optimum performance levels. He is the Senior Partner at Jonathan Farrington & Associates , Chairman of The JF Corporation and CEO of Top Sales Associates , based in London & Paris. Inside sales is now a career, not a mere stepping stone.

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To Increase Sales Maybe It Is Time to Dig Your Own Walden Pond?

Increase Sales

So many times to increase sales, small business owners, C Suite executives to those front line salespersons seek outside sales training coaching programs. In today’s uncertain and tumultuous economic times, the ongoing goal to increase sales is always top of mind. Sales increase sales sales training coaching self reflection small business owners Walden Pond

Radical Simplification

Partners in Excellence

And last, but not least, our own jobs as sales and marketing professionals are complex. Within our own organizations, our managers, sales enablement people, marketing, and others are all trying to “help.” Then sales managers have a lot to figure out.

SalesProCentral

Delicious Sales

Sales (12918). Sales Management (2614). Inside Sales (849). Outside Sales (81). Sales Process (1775). 2012 (9049). THE SALES HUNTER AUGUST 12, 2013 Is Your Sales Process Slow or Fast? Is your sales process slow or fast? sales

The Importance Of “Cross Training” For Sales

Partners in Excellence

The Euro 2012 Finals in Soccer, Wimbledon, the Tour de France, and the summer Olympics–just to mention a few. Why we as sales professionals don’t continuously do the same thing to reach the top of our profession is beyond me–but that’s another post. Cross training is critical to world-class sales performance. Top sales professionals don’t just focus on improving their capabilities to sell. Top sales professionals cross train.

Don’t Just.

A Sales Guy

hire a two new sales reps. redo the sales process. change the sales strategy. promote a new sales manager. create a sales operations function. establish and inside sales team. build an outside sales team. ” or “Let’s just create and inside sales team.” When we set out to “just” hire a new sales person we end up hiring a farmer when we really need a hunter. You can’t just.

How Much Did That Sale Cost

A Sales Guy

But, our sales have a cost too. The cost of sales is an extremely important metric. Unfortunately, it’s not one I see on sales leader’s dashboards too often. Do you know what your least expensive sale is? Is it the channel, the farmers, inside sales, the hunters, who? What’s your most expensive sale? Calculation of Cost of Sales: CoS = TR/TE (Cost of sales = total revenue generated/total sales expense).

Sales Compensation Best Practices

Engage Selling

Countless commission structures fail despite the best intentions of sales leaders. More fail when sales managers don’t explain their plans properly. Review and edit the plan with your sales manager, and bring a non-sales manager into the discussion for a different point of view.

Lean Sales And Marketing

Partners in Excellence

They were focused on identifying great improvements in my client’s go to market and sales strategies. One of the profound things about these workshops was that 70% of the participants came from non-sales or marketing functions—manufacturing, development, operations, quality, legal, human resources, and executive management. Lean is one of the most important concepts for us to understand and drive in Sales and Marketing.

What is the Net Effect of the Migration to Inside Sales?

Jonathan Farrington

“The growth in sales jobs, and therefore one would think, in sales training is in inside sales. Although there is a migration to inside selling, most sales training is based on the assumption that sales calls will be face to face.

Thinking of Buying Sales Training? Then Think Very Carefully

Jonathan Farrington

Over the past few weeks, I have been sharing my thoughts on the significant changes taking place within the “sales space” – specifically, the way that we sellers sell. In B2B, 20% of “outsidesales jobs will have disappeared by the end of 2012.

Coming Next – The Almost Indecent Haste to Get Inside

Jonathan Farrington

Next year, I anticipate we will see a reduction in external sales positions of around 20%: 10% will be lost for good, and the other 10% will move inside. Today’s breed of inside sales professional is bright, qualified, and well rewarded. General 2013 Sales Predictions Inside Sales

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

Jonathan Farrington

It would be dangerous to simply pluck a few quotations, as the piece deserves a full reading – “In 2012 the New Normal in Sales Is.” Trend data reveal that sales organizations are shifting resources from outside to inside sales.

Jonathan Farrington's Blog ? In Sales? Best Get Inside Before it.

Jonathan Farrington

In Sales? This week we have been examining the current state of play within the sales space – well at least I have - and hopefully you have been reading the words and understanding the philosophy! (Do Inside sales is now a career, not a mere stepping stone.

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

Jonathan Farrington

But what I am suggesting is that many sales roles will disappear over the next three to five years, as their products and solutions become “commoditized” My definition of a commodity sale? Inside sales growth is 30% faster than their outside sales counterparts.

Inside Sales Gains Prove Valuable to Bottom Line Revenues

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Last week, the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP) met for their annual Leadership Conference, which was held this year in Chicago. The teams we are working with are all remote sales teams. No more wasted sales calls.

Choose Activity Goals to Grow Sales

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For those of us who have been in the sales profession for any length of time, you know that your sales leader or head of the company has revenue goals for you to hit. If you are in outside sales, the number of targeted events you attend (events where your customers and prospects are).

Inside Sales Influencers – First Annual Rankings

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At the end of January, B2B Sales and Marketing Influencer Craig Rosenberg posted a first ever, annual ranking of Inside Sales Influencers for 2013 on the Radius Intelligence blog.

CRM Experts Talk SugarCon13 and More

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Not enough employees with CRM seats – companies will selectively give certain individuals seats, such as all sales but no marketing, or inside sales but not outside sales (or vice versa). This really helps sales reps. Click here to view the embedded video.

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The Silver Bullet for Sales Ops to Drive Revenue and Lower Costs

Sales Benchmark Index

I hear this lament often from Sales Ops leaders. The highest priorities on your plate are often about reacting to the sales team. Deploy or Expand Inside Sales. Deliver a silver bullet that will lower cost of sales. Inside Sales within the US has grown 24% since 2011.

Need Someone to Help Close Deals?

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Are you leading a sales team, developing sales at your company, or an individual sales contributor in inside OR outside sales? Do you look for new ideas and a refresh of some old ones that still help grow sales and close business?