5 Must Read Sales Books For Inside Sales Reps

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Looking for the best sales books? Whether you’re looking to improve your sales pitch, learn the secrets of closing, or learn how to influence people, read on for some of the must-reads for any inside sales rep.

Treasure Trove of Inside Sales Tips

Score More Sales

That’s why we went back to the Score More Sales blog vault and put together our top tips from the popular “Inside Sales Tips” series we ran this past year. Revisit that stalled sales opportunity and BRING IT TO CLOSURE!

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5 Books & Blogs That Will Make You Better at Inside Sales

DiscoverOrg Sales

So, we recently published a blog entitled, “ What You Won’t Learn from Books About Sales ,” and now here we are sharing our favorite books and blogs that can make your better at inside sales. Yes, best performing salespeople learn from experience and develop “grit” without the help of sales books. With that said, here are 5 of the books and blogs we love. 1) The Sales Development Playbook by Trish Bertuzzi. “As 5) Sales Hacker.

Inside Sales Power Tip 107 – Humor

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When you have a true inside sales job you are either working with a quota to get a certain number of quality tasks accomplished each day. Isn’t that like your sales job?

Inside Sales Power Tip 108 – Be Creative

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Recently I wrote about how being more creative in sales opens up bigger opportunities for you and your company. My friend and a very successful best-selling author, Michael Port, has written a series of books to help small businesses grow. Buy his book.

Inside Sales Power Tip 125 – Grit

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You know that guy or woman on your sales team who is relentless? How is it that they always seem upbeat and ready for another day of sales calls, e-mailing and researching seemingly impossible to reach prospects? That person who possesses something that is driving them to succeed.

Inside Sales Power Tip 101- Guide Buyers

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One of the most talked-about sales books in the last couple years is The Challenger Sale. The complete title is: The Challenger Sale – Taking Control of the Customer Conversation. The sales guides who share, show, create trust, and add value are winning.

Inside sales training: What is it? Why it matters? How to do it right.

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I hate to break it to you, but when it comes to inside side sales training, you’re going to spend less time reading and more time interacting with people. Investing in an effective inside sales training system within your company can pay amazing dividends. inside sales

How to transition from outside sales to inside sales

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Inside sales refers to any form of selling that isn’t done face-to-face. Unlike outside sales (or field sales ) reps, inside sales reps connect with potential customers remotely through phone, email , and web conferencing. Among B2B companies, the use of inside sales reps has exploded in popularity. According to one Salesloft study, inside sales reps are hired more frequently than outside sales reps by a ratio of 10:1.

Edgy Conversations for Inside Sales – Interview with Dan Waldschmidt

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I had the pleasure to interview international business expert Dan Waldschmidt about his new book and about the idea of being edgy as opposed to what I was told to be growing up. The giving mindset is one of the four behaviors Dan talks about in the book.

Inside Sales Power Tip 150 – Positive Attitude Wins Business

Score More Sales

Remote professional selling, or Inside Sales, is tough – lots of activity and not always a lot of revenue to show for it. Suddenly your first deal closes – or your first deal after a slump – or enough deals to get you to the next level in your comp plan – and wow, is sales great!

How to turn an outside sales rep into an inside sales rep

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Nevertheless, this saying has become widely used in the world of sales to defend the old-school art of outside sales. As technology has evolved, the way sales teams operate has evolved as well. After all, once an outside sales rep, always an outside sales rep, right?

The Key Differences Between Inside Sales vs Outside Sales

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Here’s What You Need To Know About The Inside Sales and Outside Sales Roles. As companies seek to grow their sales numbers it’s not always clear which sales approach to take. Inside sales vs. outside sales?”. Inside Sales Reps.

The SMS Guide to Inside Sales

Sales Hacker

The post The SMS Guide to Inside Sales appeared first on Sales Hacker. Choice Hustle Partner Sales Process Sales Prospecting E-Books

New Book on Leadership: A Great Read!

Mr. Inside Sales

These are just a few of the crucial questions that Doris Kearns Goodwin answers in her new book: Leadership In Turbulent Time s. If you enjoy reading about and learning from history, then you’ll love this new book. The post New Book on Leadership: A Great Read!

The Importance of Giving Feedback in Inside Sales

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At a recent round-table with inside sales leaders, our topic was about effectively leading Gen Y / Millennials. We all agreed that generally speaking this group of employees match up to the tasks of what solid, successful inside sales professionals do – with one caveat.

4 Ways to Achieve Better Personalization with Inside Sales: How a Data-Driven Approach Will Help Your Reps Work Smarter. @TechTarget

Smart Selling Tools

Inside sales reps who engage prospects with a personalized pitch see better open rates, have longer conversations, and book more meetings. As a sales technology and data provider, a key element of our process, similar to any provider in this space, is onboarding.

How and Why You Should Transition from Field to Inside Sales

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Field sales has been dying for years. Nowadays, salespeople are significantly more efficient when they are inside. These two facts of life have converted most field salespeople into reluctant inside salespeople who venture out only occasionally. The Inside-Out Sales Function.

8 inside sales metrics worth tracking in 2020

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When you’re working in sales, you typically have specific goals to meet and targets to hit. So what action steps should you be taking toward your end-of-year sales targets? Sales activity related metrics. You’ve booked the meeting, but did you have it? sales metrics

Inside Sales Power Tip 104 – Think Win-Win

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When you work as a sales professional you are representing your company, its products, and services to the many potential buyers that you come across. If everyone involved does not profit in some manner, it is not a good sales opportunity.

The 5 Essential To-Dos for Every Inside Sales Leader

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Tweet AA-ISP Inside Sales Summit. Four hundred Inside Sales leaders attended the 2-day American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP) Summit last week in Dallas. The Summit is the only conference dedicated exclusively to Inside Sales Leadership.

3 Things Inside Sales People Must Stop Doing Today – Contest

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In sales we know how to push the envelope a bit – how to be bold and how to find ways to stand out. We are adamant that if you are in inside sales (or outbound sales) you must STOP these practices immediately. This is a 1999 sales tactic and it needs to stop.

14 questions you should ask during an inside sales interview

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So you’re looking to build out your inside sales team and you’ve lined up a full day of interviews with potential new hires. To make sure you don’t waste time and money on a bad hire who doesn’t fit the culture, there are some questions you absolutely need to be asking in your interviews with prospective inside sales reps. Want our very best advice on growing a winning sales team? Claim your free copy of The Sales Hiring Playbook. sales hiring

Outsourcing Inside Sales Q&A With David Dulany of Tenbound

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Interview With David Dulany of Tenbound About Outsourcing Inside Sales. I had the pleasure of sitting down with David Dulany of Tenbound, an absolute expert in everything inside sales. When Does Outsourcing Inside Sales Make Sense?

Book the Best Speaker for Your 2020 Event!

Mr. Inside Sales

Still looking for the most dynamic speaker to make your 2020 sales conference a huge success? Did you know that Mike was named the “Service Provider of the Year” by the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals for the last three years in a row? Event Sales Training

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The Sales Book Your Intellectual Uncle Loves

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If Sales Books lived up to the claims they made, we’d all be at 300% of quota every year. Of the thousands of books published annually, many are just inspirational fluff. However, Sales VPs we interview always ask about specific sales books.

Lead Nurturing Black Book: Learn How To Setup and Optimize for Growth

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30% of sales professionals believe that having introduced lead nurturing has been the most significant benefit to their team, resulting in better responses to campaigns and easier segmentation. Lead nurturing plays an essential role in high converting sales processes.

10 Reasons Why Inside Sales Will Displace Field Sales Teams by 2015

Pointclear

To read an excerpt from her latest book, Smart Sales Manager , click here. Today’s “new normal” sales landscape has sales leaders scratching their heads, wondering about the best way to structure their sales organizations. Should they keep their expensive sales duo: inside sales AND field sales? Or just go with inside sales? The following trends indicate that field sales teams are becoming extinct.

Top Sales Books to Read in 2013

Fill the Funnel

This years Top Sales Books to Read in 2013. consists of books that were published between October 2011 and December 2012. In fact, I am convinced that the most successful sales people in 2013 will begin to think as much as a marketer as they do a sales person.

5 Tips to a Clean, Profitable Sales Pipeline for Inside Sales Managers

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This article takes you through 5 crucial tips to efficiently manage your sales pipeline. Before we jump right in, let’s define what a sales pipeline is. A sales pipeline is a systematic and visual representation of your sales process. Sales Management Articles

Inside Sales Event Supports Art and Science of Selling

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There are usually a few events each year where this happens and in this case, it was Boston this week for the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals ( AA-ISP ). Linda Connly, Sr VP, Global Inside Sales / Midmarket at EMC gave a keynote talk.

Author #Interview – Josiane Chriqui Feigon – Smart Sales Manager

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As you’ll read below, she boldly predicts that by 2015 inside sales will overtake field sales, as that unfolds, she will be in greater demand. Josiane heads up TeleSmart Communications , and is leading practice and thought leader in the area of inside sales and management.

Why Marketing Should Own Inside Sales (and why they shouldn’t)

A Sales Guy

The increasing trend of having marketing take over the MDR or lead qualification role of inside sales has been hotly debated and tested in recent months. I still think it’s a good idea, but needs certain expectations and circumstances across sales & marketing to work long-term.

Sales Hacker Recommends: 97 Best Sales Books for Peak Performance (2020 Update)

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As a lifelong learner, I turn to books whenever I want to expand my thinking or improve my performance. And for leveling up your sales skills, nothing beats a good sales book. So what are the best sales books for helping you reach peak performance? New Sales.

Preview of My New Book: Power Phone Scripts

Mr. Inside Sales

Great news everyone: Wiley, a publishing house out of New York City, has picked up the domestic and international rights to my new book: Power Phone Scripts: 500 Word-for-Word Questions, Phrases, and Conversations to Open and Close More Sales!! I consider this my best sales book ever!

13 Must Read Sales Books to Become a Badass Sales Person [Updated]

A Sales Guy

A few years ago I created a list of the best books sales people should read to become a badass. The list included some amazing books. What made that list so special was the surprising number of books that WEREN’T sales books. The original list of must read sales books for sales badasses included some books that address traits and skills that are critical to sales, but aren’t solely sales related.

15 best cold calling books to take your sales team to new levels

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Most successful sales reps have a wealth of experience with cold calling. They are used to consistent action: qualifying prospects , sending cold emails , booking meetings, maybe following up a couple of times, and finally closing the deal. Best cold calling books with sales tactics. ?

How Much is Your Address Book Worth?

B2B Lead Blog - Inside Sales

How much is your address book worth? I know that seems like a silly question because very few people even have a little black book that contains all of their contacts’ phone numbers and addresses. This week includes both of the books referenced in this post. Inside Sales

The 7 B2B Sales Books To Read in 2015

HeavyHitter Sales

    The team at RingDNA just released their list of the top seven B2B sales books you should read in 2015. I am very excited that my new book Heavy Hitter I.T.   Here’s their comments about the book from their INSIDE SALES BLOG …. 

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Best Sales Books: 10 More Titles to Supercharge Your Sales Strategy

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Rev up your sales process with the best sales books. Need a reason to pick up a new sales book? Do you struggle to settle down with a good sales book? RELATED: Best Sales Books: 30 Elite Picks to Step Up Your Sales Game .