The What, How, and Why of Effective B2B Inside Sales

Hubspot Sales

Digital transformation and a shifting sales landscape are driving both general interest in and a pronounced need for salespeople that might not physically interface with prospects. As time has gone on, many B2B companies have begun to incorporate that brand of sales — known as B2B inside sales — into their overall sales infrastructure. B2B Inside Sales. B2B inside sales reps generally operate remotely. Inside Sales

5 Sales Enablement Best Practices for Inside Sales Teams

Hubspot Sales

For many leaders, when we hear the term remote sales management, our blood pressure starts to rise. Sales teams are hard enough to manage already, let alone remotely.". Top-tier firms around the world are quickly adopting sales enablement best practices to ensure that performance standards are not only maintained but improve beyond when training was limited to the classroom. Sales Enablement Strategies for Inside Sales Teams. Sales Enablement

Inside Sales Power Tip 141 – Get a Second Opinion

Score More Sales

In talking with a wide number of sales pros in the last week it hit me that our profession keeps us somewhat isolated. One single idea helped Victor – he always said the same old pitch – the same messaging – to prospects but stopped long enough so that we could look at and hear what it is that he’s saying day in and day out. The post Inside Sales Power Tip 141 – Get a Second Opinion appeared first on Score More Sales.

Tips from the Sales Trenches: Is Inside Sales Demeaning?

Score More Sales

We have a very high respect for the Sales Force Effectiveness Blog over at Sales Benchmark Index. They regularly have great and highly valuable content, covering key topics and issues on the minds of sales leaders and C-level leaders around sales and leadership. I noticed this tip from a post of theirs called 51 Tips for Sales Leaders – a fabulous list, by the way, so be sure to read it and come back. Stop calling inside sales inside sales.

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. Many of these sales skills can be relatively quickly learned and cultivated through self-education and a relentless dedication to bettering yourself in your sales role. Want to master today's most important sales skills? GET FREE ACCESS TO THE SALES LIBRARY NOW. Speak your prospect’s language.

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. Many of these sales skills can be relatively quickly learned and cultivated through self-education and a relentless dedication to bettering yourself in your sales role. Want to master today's most important sales skills? GET FREE ACCESS TO THE SALES LIBRARY NOW. Speak your prospect’s language.

How to Network Remotely in Sales

Hubspot Sales

Sales is people-oriented. Be able to answer questions that your prospects and peers are bound to ask, and let them come to you. You'll be able to find several like-minded, curious sales and industry professionals interested in your perspective. You'll find both fellow professionals and curious prospects on these forums — both of which can be valuable connections in their own right. Networking is, at its core, about starting a constructive two-way discourse.

Working to automate your social selling emails

Sales 2.0

Sales people have had automation for a long time but the traditional form of automation aligned with the traditional view of the sales job. But now email has become an incredibly popular sales tool (maybe too popular but that’s a discussion for a different post.) Prospecting by email is the norm these days. I’ve written a lot before about how to improve the quality of prospecting emails but driving sales requires a certain quantity of emails as well.

5 Ways that Sales Can Engage with Prospects without Blind Calling

Cincom Smart Selling

That’s Not Selling ) was greeted with many constructive comments and a surprising number of positive reactions on the part of sales folks. Many of these folks correctly guessed or figured out that I have been involved in sales myself. Indeed, I have carried a briefcase around a territory, lived on draws and commissions and also more recently actually looked after a group of inside sales agents. Engaging Prospects. Sales is not an 8 to 5 job.

James Picks Brains: Empathetic Leadership With James Bawden

John Barrows

James Bawden is one of the hot talents in the sales development world right now. Prospecting into new accounts, following up, doing his best to exceed his number and get his team to do the same. James: Routine is important for every sales professional. General Sales

5 Ways to Improve Sales Efficiency

Hubspot Sales

It's true across the board, and sales is no exception. That's why sales efficiency is one of the most important metrics for businesses to understand, track, and ultimately improve. Sales efficiency is, in large part, a measure of the speed of your sales operations. It shows how quickly your reps are converting prospects into leads or making hard sales while still generating high returns on your investments. Why Sales Efficiency Matters.

Three “Lies” That Plague B2B Businesses Today (Part One of Three)

Pointclear

57 – 90% of the buying process is complete before a sales rep needs to get involved. Marketing and sales are aligned. Mike Weinberg, The New Sales Coach , Principal. If cold calling and proactively targeting ideal profile prospects is truly dead, then why are my clients having so much success creating NEW opportunities and CLOSING new deals from their personal prospecting efforts? Emails sent to me oblivious that I’m not a prospect. Cold calling is dead.

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Q3 B2B Tactical Sales Resources

Score More Sales

Here are some resources for sales professionals who are on the front lines, generating conversations, listening to prospects and customers online, and engaging with them by email, phone, video, and in person. This post was a combined effort from the whole team at Score More Sales after a team meeting where we shared resource ideas. You’ll gain confidence speaking, learn how to better offer constructive suggestions, and improve leadership skills.

Money Monday – Speak Up

Score More Sales

Newer sales reps get more leverage to speak up after they have consistently engaged prospective clients, booked meetings and closed business. The worst news can be packaged in a way that it is constructive and helpful rather than scathing complaints and condemnation. As a newer rep in sales you cannot win every debate that happens at work. Sales Pros Affect Change. Speak up for yourself winning at your sales position.

4 Pieces of Advice From Modern Sales Leaders

LevelEleven

You have been promoted to sales manager. Going from a top performing sales person to a manager seems like it will be an easy transition, right? The traits that make all-star salespeople usually don’t directly translate to the skills needed to be an effective sales manager.

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TSE 1173: Three Great Closing Questions

Sales Evangelist

There are three great closing questions that salespeople often ask because everyone in the sales arena wants to make sure that we’re closing effectively. Albert does all the marketing, inside sales, and digital marketing for the company.

3 Principles for Effective Teleprospecting that Drove an 839% Increase in Leads

B2B Lead Blog - Inside Sales

Carrying any mistakes, assumptions or a bad attitude from one call to another is a sure way to miss out on opportunities for qualified sales leads. In teleprospecting, you must always be open to constructive criticism. The great rule in sales is to ask open-ended questions. This includes not only knowing how to build a relationship and starting every call fresh, but it also includes remembering the goal of the call: qualifying sales-ready leads.

4 Ways Companies Are Shifting Their Selling Strategies in the Wake of COVID-19

Showpad

As economic uncertainty, remote workforces and other obstacles caused by COVID-19 transform day-to-day operations, organizations are learning they must pivot their sales strategies – and quickly – to confront the challenge. In this way, the company’s sales representatives may receive training no matter where they are while sales managers are able to assess team performance through quizzes, tests and surveys that help identify learning gaps and highlight potential team weaknesses.

The 15 Most Inspiring Sales Stories We Heard This Year

Sales Hacker

At the beginning of March, we announced the winners of the 2nd annual Sales Hacker Top 50 Awards, presented by Bravado. We searched through all of the reasons for nominations we received and picked out the stories about people in sales who do the hard work of elevating the sales profession. Each of these people gives without expectation of any returned favors – to their colleagues, their employees, and to the sales community in general.

Bits And Pieces — October 1, 2016

Partners in Excellence

More Books: I completed or reread some great books by friends and colleagues I think they belong on every sales professionals bookshelves: Sell with a Story: How to Capture Attention, Build Trust, and Close the Sales , Paul Smith: We know how critical stories are in connecting and engaging our customers. After that foundation, he goes in to great detail in how to create powerful sales stories. Here are a few things I’m learning, reading, and watching.

The Ultimate Guide to Mutual Action Plans (How to Use MAPs to Transform Your Sales Process)

Sales Hacker

Better still, imagine getting your prospects to tell you both who their key players are and all the gory details of their organization’s buying process –– and having it verified by the buyer before you even submit a proposal. Think of the hundreds of hours you’d save chasing bad deals… the good deals you could stop from slipping into next quarter… and the trust you’d build by making your prospects feel they’re in safe hands. RELATED : Stop “Closing” Your Prospects!

SaaStr Podcast #214: Erica Schultz, CRO @ New Relic on What It Takes To Successfully Scale Into Enterprise

SaaStr

As for Erica, under her CRO role, she leads all go-to-market functions including Marketing, Sales, Operations, Customer Success, Services, and Support. How does the move to enterprise fundamentally impact the sales team? How does the structure of the sales team change with the move? How does this move impact the relationship between sales and marketing? From Erica’s experience, how do the very best sales reps build relationships with their prospects?

The 5 Essential Components of Digital Transformation

DialSource

Digital Transformation in Sales. How is the digital uprising, and the concurrent shift to the knowledge economy, impacting the sales environment? Sales teams need to be smarter when it comes to serving the new digital consumer. – Salesforce State of Sales Report 2018.

Whale Hunting Part I - The Rate of Decay

Tony Hughes

What do complex sales and the radioactive decay rate of atoms have in common? I wanted to share some of my unique thoughts about this concept as it relates to the natural world and how I see the ramifications of decay rates and how they're impacting enterprise deals and influencing sales cycle stagnation, or acceleration. What truly constitutes an ideal prospect? How can I reconcile enterprise sales cycles with my lack of time, capacity or resources?

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. Dave Brock says it the best ever: Prospecting is the New Prospecting ! But it's actually a profound commentary on the decadent global state of interrupt and push-button selling, a condition that social sales has allowed some to slip into. The folly of Sales 2.0

PODCAST 124: Managing Through Crisis: How to Create Pivotal Career Moments with Alyssa Merwin

Sales Hacker

This week on the Sales Hacker podcast, we’ve got Alyssa Merwin , Vice President of Sales Solutions for LinkedIn, North America. She runs Sales Navigator and is perhaps one of the most important people selling sales engagement and sales software in the world.