Sales Compensation Best Practices

Sell More and Work Less

Countless commission structures fail despite the best intentions of sales leaders. More fail when sales managers don’t explain their plans properly. In 20 years of selling, I’ve never encountered a compensation plan that eliminated all conflicts.

5 Traits You Need to Be an ‘A’ Player in 2013

Sales Benchmark Index

As a sales rep, every so often you must ask yourself the question: Are you aiming for the bull’s-eye…or wearing it? Life as a sales rep is no exception. Improve your ‘A’ Player characteristics to: Increase sales. Reduce sales effort.

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A Career in Inside Sales – Survey Says Yes

Score More Sales

Just a few years back, we were unsure how many sellers there are out there, let alone inside sales professionals. Recently a paper came out called Inside Sales Market Size 2013 – published by the InsideSales.com Research Division with Ben Warner who ran and challenged the data.

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.

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.

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. Compensation disputes, monthly reporting, new rep on boarding, SKO planning, forecast re-do’s, etc., Deploy or Expand Inside Sales.

Build a Bold, Data Infused Sales Strategy for 2013

Sales Benchmark Index

“Freedom lies in being Bold” – Robert Frost Are you consistently bringing bold sales strategy ideas to the VP of Sales? To be a world class Sales Operations leader, pick up the pace. Quantifying the potential impact for their sales leader.

PowerViews with Bob Perkins: Inside Sales is Here to Stay

Pointclear

My guest today is Bob Perkins, Founder of AA-ISP and Vice President of Inside Sales at Merrill Datasite. Bob shared his perspective on how inside sales strategies have grown in popularity as companies strive to improve customer service and boost sales as efficiently as possible.

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.

For LinkedIn holdouts – 30 Day Action Challenge

Score More Sales

Are you one of those sales people or company leaders who has resisted LinkedIn but now you want to learn more? The biggest reasons that you should be on LinkedIn now if you are in sales or in a company that sells products or services are: Your LinkedIn profile acts like an “on-line” trade show booth – 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Top Mistakes Using LinkedIn for Sales.

Should Sales People Be On Quota?

Partners in Excellence

He asked a question, “Should sales people be on quota?” Pat went on to describe that many sales managers he talks to have other goals/metrics they use–certain numbers of activities, other measures. So should sales people be on quota?

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SalesProCentral

Delicious Sales

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

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).

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.