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.

Youth, Lead Quality, Social Selling, Inside Sales and Outbound Marketing

Pointclear

The interviews are available on our blog and YouTube channel. Nick Stein, Vision Critical, Youth Meets Experience in Sales Force. Click to start video at this point —The young people entering the sales force are changing the dynamic between managers and their reps. Not so long ago, managers and their sales team were in one centralized location. But with the rapid growth in technology, a manager’s sales team can be spread out.

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?

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 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.

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.

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

Velocify

As Valentine’s Day approaches, we thought we’d take a lighthearted twist on a recent text messaging study we conducted by comparing text messaging usage and etiquette in both business and love. Texting: A new frontier in sales.

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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.

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

Velocify

According to the survey, “The Digital Mortgage Experience: A Study of Shifting Borrower Expectations,” more than a third of all borrowers prefer self-service websites, especially during the research stage of getting a mortgage. – Loan status updates via the borrowers preferred channel.

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!

Your Current Sales Force Structure Costs You Sales Every Day

Sales Benchmark Index

This article is aimed squarely at the CEO or SVP of Sales who has tried (or considered) Inside Sales in the past. 18 days ago, I wrote another article on Inside Sales. Because if you don’t have an Inside Sales force, you are losing revenue every day.

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? Ongoing coaching is a powerful driver of sales success.

MarketJoy Hosts a Live Webinar with AAISP

MarketJoy

Discover the change in purchasing decisions with reference to different personas and lead generation channels. The guests will have a detailed discussion on the change in purchasing decisions as per the different personas and various B2B lead generation channels that used to target them. During the webinar, marketing professionals can get online to understand the different personas that will assist in B2B prospecting with effective lead generation channels. Written By.

12 Sales Metrics that Matter Most-Harvard Business Review

HeavyHitter Sales

Here’s one of my recent Harvard Business Review articles titled the THE 12 SALES METRICS THAT MATTER MOST.     Sales is both an art and a science. However, the number of salespeople who achieved one hundred percent of quota varied greatly by sales organization.

How to Enable Your B2B Sales Team to Convert Inbound Leads

Sales Hacker

Obtaining a ton of qualified inbound leads can be a blessing for your sales team – provided they are enabled and opportunistic enough to take advantage of them. Sales leaders serve as the generals and field commanders. Sales are the infantry looking to capture valuable turf.

CRM Hijacks Customer Experience Strategy

Tony Hughes

In the last few days I have been facilitating focus groups for a research study in Australia being conducted by The Eventful Group who are running a big CRM conference in Melbourne in July 2015.

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SDR Career Planning

Pipeliner

SDR Career Planning: 3 Proven Ways to Have an Amazing Inside Sales Career. The inside sales organization and the Sales Development Rep (SDR) in particular are increasingly becoming lynchpins in many sales organizations. Relying solely on “feet on the street,” or any other single sales channel does not represent a viable economic business model for most organizations. As a valuable player in a larger sales team, the SDR role is interesting.

How to stop losing customers in your sales funnel to your competitors

DocSend

Are you losing customers in your sales funnel? Getting prospects into your sales funnel is good. You can’t afford to keep losing customers in your sales funnel after investing time, money, and other resources on inbound marketing and paid advertising to generate customers. Sale

What should you do when your sales team is underperforming?

Nutshell

It’s a tale as old as time: Your sales team isn’t meeting its goals. We’ve compiled six of the best strategies for improving sales rep performance based on real-world research and case studies so you can get back to hitting your benchmarks in no time: 1.

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

Sales Hacker

Rev up your sales process with the best sales books. Need a reason to pick up a new sales book? In fact, a five-year study of self-made millionaires from author Tom Corley found that 88% of respondents read for at least 30 minutes a day. New Sales. New Sales.

Is It Time for B2B Sales Teams to Ignore Speed-to-Lead?

Chili Piper

This stat comes from a Harvard Business Review study and for today’s B2B sales and marketing teams, it has several problems…. Second, that HBR study is actually often misquoted. Lastly, there is an incentive for sales reps to take their time. Sales

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Sales Hacker’s Top Sales Trends & Predictions You MUST Be Aware Of In 2018

Sales Hacker

The race to the 2017 finish line is in full throttle – While last minute closed deals are still trickling in, B2B organizations are researching how to shape next year’s sales strategy to align with the top sales trends that are expected to emerge in 2018.

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2017 - “The Year of Value”

The ROI Guy

As you and your team kickoff the New Year, there are some important research findings you should factor into your 2017 sales enablement and content strategy. Sources: 2017 – The Year B2B Sales Reps Can Finally Sell Value?

How to Capitalize on Sales Trend

Xactly

The ability to find and capitalize on a sales trend can differentiate your company within your industry. It can also increase sales in a creative way. Sales trends can help to grow your business with a bit of an edge. Sales trends can be fickle.

Why Sales Organizations Fail-Harvard Business Review

HeavyHitter Sales

Here’s one of my recent Harvard Business Review articles titled the  Why Sales Organizations Fail.           What prevents a sales organization from achieving success? The Build stage is when the sales organization is first establishing itself.

45 Sales Prospecting Tips to Help Sellers Identify & Connect with Uber-Busy Buyers

Hubspot Sales

In fact, getting a response from prospects was identified as the hardest part of the sales process in the 2018 State of Inbound Sales Report. These 45 tips from three remarkably insightful sales experts should make it much easier for you. Use every communication channel.

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Frugalnomics in Effect - Gartner predicts low IT spending growth for 2016

The ROI Guy

You need to factor Frugalnomics prominently into your sales and marketing strategies and investments. And those opportunities you thought were progressing through the waterfall / sales process to “wins”? And its not just your direct sales reps that have the issue.

Top 25 Incendiary Social Selling Secrets

Tony Hughes

Can you close million dollar deals with social selling fully inside? It's being done right now in the field by a sales team near you [perhaps a competitor], it's remarkable and it's not for the faint of heart. Challenger Sales marketing and sales alignment.

Business Value Summit Interview – Getting The Most from your Business Value Program

The ROI Guy

The situation facing Microsoft was, that after a very successful Window 7, adoption and sales of Windows 8 and 8.1 When developing a business value sales or marketing program, one of the greatest challenges I see is unnecessary complexity in the programs and tools. Product marketers and sales specialists live and breathe their solutions every day. Sales reps and channel partners will resist using a complex business case / ROI tool with customers.

An Open Letter to Social Sellers Everywhere

Tony Hughes

Any advanced selling system is based on the fundamentals however you have to leverage a process and acknowledge the nurturing required for an effective sales cycle to happen in social environs over time. The folly of Sales 2.0 When I train sales people I train them to execute.

Sales 2.0 Impact: Latest Sales 2.0 Trends and Red Curry With Lisa Gschwandtner

Green Lead's B2B

Every sales organization I talk to these days is ramping their Sales 2.0 It's a fun topic for a guy like me who loves sales and loves technology. The Sales 2.0 Selling Power is a media cosponsor of the Sales 2.0 Mike : What made you decide to create the Sales 2.0

Why Telemarketing Remains the Unsung Hero of Lead Generation

The Sales Association

Sharing best practices in sales and sales management www.salesassociation.org. In this position, her organization delivered $151 million in sales from corporate customers in addition to managing one million plus Customer Service inquiries. Subscribe To The Sales Association.

Sales 2.0 Impact: Latest Sales 2.0 Trends and Red Curry With Lisa Gschwandtner

Green Lead's B2B

Every sales organization I talk to these days is ramping their Sales 2.0 It's a fun topic for a guy like me who loves sales and loves technology. The Sales 2.0 conference is coming up and they have done some studies on buyer behavior in the market, so I took the opportunity to interview Lisa Gschwandtner , the Editorial Director of Selling Power. Selling Power is a media cosponsor of the Sales 2.0 Mike : What made you decide to create the Sales 2.0