New Trends in Technology Enabling the Inside Sales Function

Sales Benchmark Index

The Growth of Inside Sales Has Left Large Cloud Providers Playing Catch Up.

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AI and Inside Sales: 3 Things You Need to Know Now

Inside Sales Training

Quick: Can you tell me, in three sentences or less, exactly what AI is and how it is going to impact your sales career or company? Today, technology is much more accepted, and technology and sales are inseparable. Remember when “Sales 2.0” Get a copy for your entire sales team.

Do You Have Enough Selling Heads to Make Your Number in 2018?

Sales Benchmark Index

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Lead Management: An Emerging Key Factor in Applying the Tech Stack to Sales

Sales Benchmark Index

CRM’s have introduced a lot of fantastic features that over time have become staples of almost every sales and marketing organization. Are you still stuck using legacy CRM’s to drive your Lead Management process?

Why Your Inside Sales Reps Don't Last

Sales Benchmark Index

Throughout our history with the company, we performed multiple projects- Sales Process, Sales Structure, and Channel Management. Register here for a copy of our Inside Sales talent management scorecard to see how Inside Sales Reps should be evaluated.

12 inside sales skills you need to master to be a top-performing rep

Close.io

If you’ve got ambitions of becoming a top inside sales rep at your company, you’re going to have to build and sharpen these critical sales skills first. Want to master today's most important sales skills? GET FREE ACCESS TO THE SALES LIBRARY NOW. Closing the sale.

The 3 Levers that Create Value Immediately

Sales Benchmark Index

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Best of PowerViews: Exciting Future for Inside Sales Experts

Pointclear

Over the last year, I’ve had the privilege of interviewing over 30 influential B2B sales and marketing leaders. It has been a pleasure to interview each of them and share perspectives on topics ranging from B2B lead generation and inside sales to social media trends and personal branding. Each interview is available on our blog and YouTube channel. Sales teams say they never have enough leads, but is that really the case?

Inside Sales Is Only Great For Transactional Commoditized Products!

Partners in Excellence

They had traditionally, had a large field sales organization. Sales people were just overworked, stretched very thin. The needs for recruiting and bringing more sales people on board were skyrocketing. Inside sales would never work for us.”

Changing Channel Dynamics, Driving Channel Success In The Face Of Changing Customers

Partners in Excellence

Channels have always been a critical part of most organizations’ Go To Customer strategies. This drives a change in the channel, helping them shift their approaches to the buyers or finding partners that have access to those buyers. Your Channel Partners Aren’t The Enemy!

Your Channel Partners Aren’t The Enemy!

Partners in Excellence

They can’t afford to hire enough sales people to cover the markets, they don’t have enough deep expertise in certain markets, they need to collaborate with others to provide a complete solution to their customers. Most organizations have found they need to leverage some form of partner or channel to reach all the potential customers, maximizing their ability to sell and grow. In the end, through this benign neglect, the channel never quite reaches it’s potential.

The 33 Best Sales Training Video Channels on YouTube

Hubspot Sales

in 2013 on hiring sales training companies, one of the top five outsourced training expenditures, according to Training Industry. Clearly, if your team needs sales training, there's a lot of options out there. Best Sales Videos. Sales Videos by Well-Known Selling Experts.

What Does It Mean To Be A Channel In An Omnichannel World?

Partners in Excellence

New tools and analytics enable manufacturers to more effectively engage customers regardless of the channel they choose at the moment. The tools enable us to have consistent conversations that build on each other as the customer engages us in different channels.

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.

Why Doesn’t Anyone Care About ROI in the Channel?

Allbound

I was speaking with a Chief Revenue Officer of a mid-market, mar-tech, SaaS company who was earning about $15 million in Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) and surprisingly enough, despite having the word “Revenue” in his title, he was shockingly disinterested in measuring the ROI from his channel team.

Prospect Development Program Jumpstarts Manufacturer’s Channel Sales

Pointclear

Few companies have the sales and marketing resources to adequately cover their markets. But we advise companies we talk to that it’s an important consideration in setting up their inside sales organizations, assessing current operations, or evaluating an outsourced solution.

How Salespeople Can Better Prioritize Using Purchase Intent Data

Smart Selling Tools

In this series, we ask Sales Tech Executives to describe how their solution can change a sales organization in a significant way. We call it Sales Tech Game Changers. NANCY: WHAT ARE THE TOP 3 WAYS YOUR SOLUTION CHANGES THE GAME FOR A SALES ORGANIZATION?

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Please Tell the Truth For Heaven’s Sake!

Increase Sales

We are selling our home and taking the “For Sales by Owner” path as one of my clients is helping me. We listed our house on Zillow and then promoted it on several social media channels. No wonder so many dislike salespeople.

Author #Interview – Josiane Chriqui Feigon – Smart Sales Manager

The Pipeline

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.

Succeeding as a Woman of Color in Sales Leadership with Mandy Bynum McLaughlin, New Relic

Igniting Sales Transformation

In this interview, I talked with Mandy Bynum McLaughlin, Director of Sales Development – Enterprise and Commercial at New Relic. Other questions we tackled: Being a woman of color in sales – have there been specific challenges that you’ve faced? You are a sales manager, Mandy.

6 Ways to Make Your Sales Training Effective

CloserIQ

If you consider sales training to be the first of several steps toward boosting profits, it’s easy to see why it’s such a crucial investment. Ready to amp up your sales training results? How do you identify what sales training is needed?

How to Be a BDR Superstar with Jackie Lipnicki, ScribbleLive

Igniting Sales Transformation

In this week’s Conversations with Women in Sales interview, I talked with Jackie Lipnicki, Head of Business Development Representatives at ScribbleLive about what it takes to be a BDR Superstar. SDR/BDR teams are an important part of many company’s sales growth strategy.

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.

Velocify Named AA-ISP Sales Acceleration Service Provider of the Year

Velocify

But for inside sales organizations, the AA-ISP (American Association of Inside Sales Professionals) is the ultimate one-stop shop. It connects inside salespeople with industry-focused technology providers, service providers, and consultants.

Transitioning from Sales Contributor to Leading Teams with Melissa Lui, ServiceTitan

Igniting Sales Transformation

My guest in this Conversations with Women in Sales interview is Melissa Lui, Sales Development Manager at ServiceTitan. Melissa started as an SDR and within in a short period of time, she had demonstrated her ability to make the next move into sales leadership.

What is the Secret to Successful Sales Effectiveness Initiatives?

Sales Benchmark Index

He was warning his Sales and Marketing leaders of the dangers of implementing change. This post is for Sales and Marketing leaders and their HR business partners who are implementing change. Sales leaders regularly face the daunting task of delivering revenue and margin growth.

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Nancy’s Sales App of the Week: @Velocify

Smart Selling Tools

Get to know your sales tools in just 2 minutes a week. This week, Nancy profiles Velocify , a sales acceleration tool that improves performance and conversion rates of both inbound and outbound calling. Sales ToolSkool Video Transcript: Velocify Helps Sales Teams Accelerate Performance.

Infographic: How sales has evolved since the Mad Men era

Velocify

In the 1960’s Don Draper from the popular show Mad Men and his colleagues at a fictional advertising firm on Madison Avenue were the center of the marketing and sales universe, controlling all channels of influence. It truly is a new Don.

Digital Mortgage – This is not Your Parents’ Home-Buying Experience

Velocify

As they progress through the application and processing stages, however, borrowers prefer an increasing amount of help from mortgage professionals through a variety of communication channels, including online chat, telephone, text messaging, and email.

Building an Effective Lead Management Process for High-Growth Sales

Velocify

Demand generation marketers are focused on supporting sales teams, and a large part of their role is ensuring that carefully curated leads are moving through the funnel effectively. Last year, our sales and marketing teams aligned on a high-growth strategy for 2017.

How Top Companies Develop Product Launch Messaging

Sales Benchmark Index

Sales and Channel Marketing at Intuit. Rob lead sales, channel marketing and analytics across Intuit’s retail, e-tail, inside sales, resellers, OEMs and financial Institutions. . Today’s topic is Product Launch and Messaging.

How High-Growth Companies Buy Leads

Velocify

Naturally, companies only want to invest in lead generation channels that yield higher returns. Make sure you are not only following up fast, but also persisting beyond the first few contact attempts with multiple channels of communication. Leads are expensive!

Infographic: How to use SMS to win love, leads, revenue

Velocify

trillion messages sent worldwide in 2012 [1] , it’s no wonder that sweethearts and marketers alike are flocking to this communication channel, and salespeople are just beginning to understand its value. Texting: A new frontier in sales.

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4 Common Contact Strategy Mistakes to Avoid

Velocify

One of the major benefits of working at a sales lead management technology company is that we house millions of data points that we can analyze and learn from. Switch up your strategy with an approach that leverages multiple communication channels.

‘You’ve got mail’ – 3 tips for more effective email in selling

Velocify

There are sales strategies from the email era that remain as effective today, and new selling insights that make email even more effective. Not surprisingly, the dawn of email as a remote communication tool helped put a nail in the coffin of the door-to-door sales era.

Rethinking The Sales Organization

Partners in Excellence

In the “old days” the structure of the sales organization was pretty simple. There were variations of that theme, sometimes we used indirect sales organizations, like manufacturer’s reps, resellers, channel partners, and others to sell for us.

How to make sales calls [The Ultimate Guide] – Part 2

OnePageCRM

The ultimate guide to planning, conducting and tracking your outbound sales calls. June knew the company inside-out, she handled payroll, HR, the front desk, organised events, sent the company newsletter, booked catering, and meeting rooms. It’ll be on sale until September 15th.

Digital Selling Best Practices with Jen Sieger, Microsoft

Igniting Sales Transformation

In this Conversations with Women in Sales interview, I talked with Jen Sieger, Director Inside Sales Specialist Team at Microsoft about Digital Sales Best Practices. The tools that the Inside Sales team members are leveraging to better connect with customers.

Inside vs. Outside Sales: How to Structure a Sales Team for Success

Hubspot Sales

Inside vs. Outside Sales. Inside sales reps often sell remotely, from an office base, while outside sales reps travel, brokering face-to-face deals. 47% of all salespeople work in inside sales, with 53% representing outside sales. Outside Sale

How to find, interview and hire great sales people [ 22 Interview questions included ]

OnePageCRM

That’s the cost of a sales rep mis-hire, according to research by Dr. Brad Smart of Topgrading Inc., a firm that helps companies assess sales candidates. Based on our studies, the average cost of a mis-hire can be six times base salary for a sales rep, 15 times base salary for a manager, and as much as 27 times base salary for an executive.” But how do you identify a great sales hire? Not all sales people come from the same aggressive ABC (Always Be Closing) mold.