Inside Sales Power Tip 136 – Quick Wins

Score More Sales

If you are in a sales role and do not experience regular wins of some type, you probably won’t feel very motivated or inspired. Why not create a different sales activity goal each week for yourself or with your team? Winning is fun and it gives you energy.

Leveraging Inside Sales

Pipeliner

A variety of industries use inside sales as a popular high-growth sales model. According to Harvard Business Review , 46 percent of high-growth tech companies are expanding through inside sales, as compared to 21 percent growing through outside sales teams. The reasons for inside sales (SDR/BDR) team growth vary, but one fact is clear: buyers seem to be fine with alternatives to face-to-face meetings. Sales Management Leadership

The Different Inside Sales Roles Explained

Factor 8

Fifteen years ago we had two kinds of reps: inside and outside. If you’re growing or starting up a team, you’re wise to spend time researching the type of rep that will best suit your sales process, talent pool, and customer preferences. And if you’re researching roles in sales, even better. Let’s dig in – starting with the top of the sales funnel or beginning of the buying process. We like Vengreso and Sales for Life for social media skills).

Debunking the Myth of "Inside Sales" | Sales Motivation and Sales.

The Sales Hunter

Mark’s Insights on SALES MOTIVATION. Sales Articles. Purchasing Departments and Buyers. Sales Motivation. Phone Sales Tips. Sales Development. Sales Call Best Practices. Retail Sales Trends. Debunking the Myth of “Inside Sales” Jan 26, 2012. When somebody tells me they do inside sales, I want to choke. The entire objective of the follow-up is of course to help close the sale.

We stopped trying to convince people and got triple the results

B2B Lead Blog - Inside Sales

About five years ago, someone sent me a video on a Tulsa, Oklahoma business that changed the entire way I approach sales and marketing. The next day in our Monday morning I talked with our CEO and then my sales team. We watched the video together as a sales team. Inside Sales

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7 Data-Backed Sales Best Practices

InsideSales.com

In this post, you’ll learn how to use predictive analytics and big data to improve your team’s inside sales skills. Follow these sales best practices to improve your sales reps’ selling skills and turn regular salespeople into sales superstars. Motivate Your Staff.

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How To Reach Your Sales Quota During The Holidays [INFOGRAPHIC]

InsideSales.com

Meeting a sales quota during the holidays can be very challenging for the sales reps. Here’s how sales managers can help. In this article: The Importance of Sales Goal Setting for the Holidays. What Is a Sales Quota? Sales Quota Definition and Types.

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Salesperson Skills Of Top Performers [INFOGRAPHIC]

InsideSales.com

Learn which eight sales associate skills you’ll need to empower yourself or your sales representatives to become top performers. RELATED: How To Develop A Next Gen Sales Rep w/Mor Assouline @Practice Panther. Why Sales Success Decreases over the Years.

The Harder You Work, The Luckier You’ll Get

Mr. Inside Sales

I was working with a sales manager last week—he manages a team of 20 inside sales reps with a direct report manager who helps manage half that team—and I asked him what kind of producer he was when he was selling. “I Sales solve everything.”.

The Power of Optimism in Sales

Mr. Inside Sales

The optimistic salesperson conveys an attitude of confidence to the buyer. But the pessimist talks himself—and the customer—out of the sale. Because if you think the sale will close—or think it won’t—you’re right.”. “It is never too late to be What you might have been.”.

11 Insanely Effective SaaS Sales Secrets Right From The Salesforce Playbook

InsideSales.com

What’s the secret to succeeding in SaaS sales? In this article: Jim Steele’s Strategies to Improve Sales Teams for Better Results. Treat the Sales Process Like a Relationship, Not a Transaction. If the SaaS Sales Process Feels Too Long, Don’t Worry. What is SaaS Sales?

The Power of Thinking BIG

Mr. Inside Sales

Emerson was a keenly gifted philosopher, but he spoke like a seasoned sales manager: He understood the power of big thoughts. In my sales career, everything changed when I started asking for bigger orders. The post The Power of Thinking BIG appeared first on Mr. Inside Sales.

How To Connect And Engage With C-Level Executives

InsideSales.com

This familiar adage comes from Norman Vincent Peale and has been used to inspire and motivate people around the world. At Abstrakt , we’ve scheduled more than 100,000 B2B sales meetings in the last eight years, so we have unique insight and hundreds of thousands of hours put into mastering this skill. ” According to Anthony Parinello in the book Selling to Vito , targeting the CEO/President/Owner will result in: A shorter sales cycle.

Top Sales Leaders Obsess About What Matters Most

Velocify

Jill Konrath, globally recognized sales acceleration expert and bestselling author, recently interviewed five sales leaders at high-growth companies to learn how they are achieving such outstanding results. Are you obsessed with what matters most for sales growth?

Digital Transformation of Sales – Where Culture Meets Technology with Debbie Dunnam, Microsoft

Igniting Sales Transformation

Perhaps the biggest reason is that my guest, Debbie Dunnam , Corporate Vice President of Inside Sales at Microsoft, walks her talk. How did you get started in sales, Debbie? I always find it fascinating to learn how my guests end up in a career in sales.

The 13 Least Known Sales Technologies

Velocify

Did you know that high-growth companies are more likely to be familiar with the different types of sales technologies on the market? Of the sales technologies listed, here are the 13 least known according to participants (in order, starting from the least known). 1) Sales Gamification.

“Can You Email That to Me?”

Mr. Inside Sales

From a needs standpoint, how motivated is (your company/department/are you) to change/fix/replace/buy XYZ right now?”. Try this technique yourself and watch as you begin qualifying more buyers, or disqualifying those who just want to get you off the phone….

Are You Persistent or Pushy? Persistence Wins – Pushy Loses!

Jonathan Farrington

I used to feature a senior buyer in my sales courses to explain to salespeople what buyers expect. It has everything to do with your motivation. Do buyers view your persistence as an indication of how hard you will fight for them after the sale?

Three Ways to Get a Prospect to Respond

Mr. Inside Sales

This is a good question and many sales reps are wondering the same thing: With so many ways of being contacted, why is it harder to reach them? The answer is simple: Prospects now have more ways of identifying sales reps they don’t want to speak with, and now have more ways of evading them.

Money Monday – Are You a Sales CLOSER?

Score More Sales

In Ken Krogue’s full day session on Business Development – inside sales tips, strategies, tools, and methodology, this acronym was one of the highlights of his session because it brings everything you need in sales together. appeared first on Score More Sales.

How to Negotiate to Close More Deals

Mr. Inside Sales

The problem I’m hearing is that sales reps—both newer reps and even some seasoned reps—immediately drop the price or offer a trial, or readily hand out references thinking that this is what will close the sale. It’s not an effective sales strategy….

Putting the Human Back in Sales Conversations

DiscoverOrg Sales

This is second installment detailing DiscoverOrg’s TiLT Sales Development Challenge and it’s 10 core learning modules. Are you leaving money on the table by not empowering your sales development teams with the ability to connect with prospects?

The Complete Guide to Sales Terms & Acronyms

LevelEleven

Picture this: you’re in a sales meeting with your team, and everything is going smoothly. In the world of sales, there are many terms and acronyms that are unfamiliar to new employees, as well as seasoned salespeople. Sales Roles. Sales Development. Inside Sales .

CPQ Perspectives: Sales Management

Cincom Smart Selling

Our fifth and final installment of CPQ Perspectives focuses on the sales manager—those folks who oversee the selling operation. Sales management is full of challenges, and we can’t possibly touch on every issue that affects sales managers in this blog post. What matters to sales managers? Some are slanted to inside sales, others to outside sales. It’s apparent that sales management is not a job for those who are motivated by easy money.

Top Two Ways Smart Phones Help Sales Reps Sell

Score More Sales

With all of the technology, tools, methodology and sales process in place you’d think there was no real simple way to help with your sales messaging. Because people who sell are all different and our buyers are also people who are all different. Motivate to Act.

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Money Monday Enthusiasm Rules

Score More Sales

They don’t always love the boss they work for, but they are passionate about solving buyer issues and winning them over on their product and service solutions. Understand that you need a multifaceted approach to reach potential buyers and future advocates / clients.

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Adapt or Die

Braveheart Sales

I recently spent two days with about 40 sales leaders from across the country who primarily lead outside sales teams. And for sales leaders this can be difficult – for they have tried and true ways of doing things. Generally, sales managers come from the ranks of the sales staff.

Sales Hacker’s 35 Most Influential Women in Sales

Sales Hacker

Welcome to Sales Hacker’s first-ever Influential Women in Sales list! In this exclusive list, we wanted to honor not just female leaders that promote their own sales platform (no shame in that!) They say “You can’t be what you can’t see,” and the sales floor is no exception.

Stop the Lose-Lose-Lose Selling and Increase Your Close Rate

SalesProInsider

At least 50% mentioned a desire to close more sales. Not a surprise for people in a sales workshop, I’m sure. Worse still is that the buyer leaves the sales conversation without a solution to their problem, opportunity, want, or need. Too many sales are rushed.

Our Head’s in the (Sales Development) Cloud with SalesLoft CEO Kyle Porter

DiscoverOrg Sales

Sales is a tough job, on that we can all agree. SalesLoft is one of those resources, and we are proud to be partnering with them as part of their new Sales Development Cloud. We think we’ve created that with Sales Development Cloud.

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It’s Not Small Talk; It’s Smart Talk

SalesProInsider

For two weeks I looked forward to a sales appointment. An appointment where I was the buyer, not the provider. Being a sales coach and consultant, I wanted to see where he would take this. In scheduled sales conversations: How was your travel in?

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The Sales Book Your Intellectual Uncle Loves

Sales Benchmark Index

If Sales Books lived up to the claims they made, we’d all be at 300% of quota every year. However, Sales VPs we interview always ask about specific sales books. Download this tool to see the top 5 books we recommend to Sales VPs.

Win Probability is the First Rule of Ultra-High Sales Performance – Guest Post

The Pipeline

Author of Sales EQ: How Ultra High Performers Leverage Sales-Specific Emotional Intelligence to Close the Complex Deal. Managing probability is how ultra-high performers play sales. There is not a one-size-fits-all solution for every sales situation.

Is Automation the Key to Modern Selling?

Smart Selling Tools

The article that follows is a reprint from my column in the July Top Sales World magazine, the one online magazine I never miss. Top Sales World will soon be published as a smaller, weekly periodical which will make it all the more timely and manageable.

How to Increase Your Closing Percentage

EyesOnSales

by Mike Brooks, Mr. Inside Sales. Think about it: 80% of sales reps are desperate to “fill their pipelines," and will send out just about anybody with the pulse just so they have someone to pitch later on. And that pretty much describes top sales producers.

The Top 29 Sales Blogs Every Sales Professional Should Read

Hubspot Sales

Best Sales Blogs: Sales Hacker. Jill Konrath's Fresh Sales Strategies. HubSpot Sales Blog. Sales Solutions Blog. Sales Gravy. Marc Wayshak's Sales Blog. Sales for Life. LinkedIn Sales Blog. The Sales Blog. Sales Benchmark Index.

Discovery, Demo, or Disconnect?

DiscoverOrg Sales

Sales people have been giving tech demos for a long time. SDRs motivated only by activity metrics cast a precariously wide net, without gathering adequate sales intelligence. Top sales teams execute and quantify discovery data before a demo.

The 23 Best Sales Training Programs for Every Budget and Team

Hubspot Sales

Sales training programs help salespeople learn and/or improve their selling technique, skills, and processes. According to CSO Insights, salespeople who complete highly rated sales training programs have 10% higher win rates. On-Site Sales Training Programs. Focus: Sales process.

25 Must-Read Sales Blogs

Zoominfo

As a busy sales rep, you don’t have a ton of time to spend perusing blog posts. But, what if we told you a quick reading break might actually increase your sales productivity? Here are 25 of our favorite sales blogs. Top 25 Sales Blogs for all Sales Professionals.

Features and Benefits versus Knowing How to Sell

Mr. Inside Sales

I told him I was a sales trainer (this is the easiest answer as for some reason as soon as I add “inside sales” to anyone out of the industry, they have no idea what I’m talking about). This creates a lot of conversations, but not a lot of sales.”.