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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.

The 3 Big Faults Sales Finds with HR

Sales Benchmark Index

She is the new HR Business Partner to the Sales Organization. This advantage will give her a long tenure serving sales. The advantage is being Outside-In. HR and Sales leaders who need better collaboration must read this post. Can’t promote a sales manager to a director.

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.

Why is Selling Going Inside?

Jonathan Farrington

Trend data reveal that sales organizations are shifting resources from outside to inside sales. Inside sales growth is 30% faster than their outside sales counterparts. . “ Customers everywhere increasingly prefer virtual interactions with sellers.

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.

CRM Experts Talk SugarCon13 and More

Score More Sales

Not enough employees with CRM seats – companies will selectively give certain individuals seats, such as all sales but no marketing, or inside sales but not outside sales (or vice versa). This really helps sales reps. Click here to view the embedded video.

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.

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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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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.

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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.

Top Sales Blog: Do You Want Proof that Salespeople Are Still.

Top Sales Blog

Top Fifteen Articles on Top Sales Blog. Will I Have to Cold Call for the Rest of my Sales Career? Is "Price Retention" Going to be Our Biggest Sales Challenge for 2009? Will Fultz on the Sales Bloggers Union. Will Fultz on Sales Gravy. 30/60/90 Day Sales Plan.