Inside Sales: Listen Up!

No More Cold Calling

What salespeople—and sales managers— need to understand is that calls are either hot or cold. Inside Sales Meets No More Cold Calling: An eBook I was thrilled when Ken Krogue, founder of InsideSales.com , invited me to present with him at Dreamforce 2014.

How the SVP of Sales Executes in the Enterprise

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Our guest on SBI TV is Stephen Mohan, SVP of North American Sales for XPO Logistics. Stephen has led several enterprise sales forces and is the perfect guest to discuss how to execute in the enterprise.

How we see top inside sales teams rethinking their strategies

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Struggling With Inside Sales Turnover? Coach Your Reps Through Rejection

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As a sales manager, you may be glad to put the days of handling rejection behind you. The post Struggling With Inside Sales Turnover? Coach Your Reps Through Rejection appeared first on RingDNA Inside Sales Software & Enterprise Telephony for Salesforce. Inside Sales Sales Best Practices Sales Coaching Coaching sales coaching sales development team sales goals

Inside Sales Power Tip 100 – Personalize

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If you are an inside sales person, it is important to put yourself in the receiver’s shoes – the person who you are trying to connect to. Others do no homework and call on me as if I was an enterprise organization. Uh, I have a sales team of 2, ok?

A Career in Inside Sales – Survey Says Yes

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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.

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Why is cold calling so scary?

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You must master an array of skills like a natural sounding tone and sales script. appeared first on RingDNA Inside Sales Software & Enterprise Telephony for Salesforce. Inside Sales cold call inside sales tips sales strategyCold calling is undoubtedly challenging. You need to learn objection responses, develop product knowledge, and learn proper pre-call research. All […]. The post Why is cold calling so scary?

Are We Playing Hunger Games? Key Questions Confronting Inside Sales

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His new firm, which specializes in strategic positioning and provocative sales messaging, is called Visible Impact. But, when I attended the recent Leadership Summit put on by the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP), I was reminded that sometimes questions can just lead to more questions. So I attended this event expecting to find out more about how and when resources would be flowing to inside sales teams.

Your tone on cold calls is crucial. Here’s how to get it right.

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Is AI impacting Inside Sales Rep Revenue? Mike Plante of InsideSales Says it Is.

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At the Funnel Media Group we believe that AI is the future of sales and marketing operations. Because of this, CRM Radio and the sister program SLMA Radio, have been interviewing executives on the subjects of the marketing and sales uses of Artificial Intelligence. Now there is a rush for software and computers to reason (yes, that is the right word) and to take action for sales and marketing revenue increases by people or in a programmatic fashion.

The best sales reps win with stories. Here is what inspires them.

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Storytelling works in sales because humans experience life as one big story. The post The best sales reps win with stories. appeared first on RingDNA Inside Sales Software & Enterprise Telephony for Salesforce. Inside Sales Sales Best Practices Sales Strategy B2B sales Inside Sales Rep inside sales tips

How Salespeople Can Better Prioritize Using Purchase Intent Data

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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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The Best Sales Reps Use Stories in their Sales Conversations

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It’s easy to rely on “show and tell” when communicating with prospects, especially when reps are following a tried and tested sales process. Sales Coaching Sales Strategy Social Sales B2B sales Inside Sales Inside Sales Rep sales sales conversations sales pitch

How top sales performers crush bad conversation habits

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Top performing salespeople that improve faster than the rest in their phone sales skills do things a little bit differently. The post How top sales performers crush bad conversation habits appeared first on RingDNA Inside Sales Software & Enterprise Telephony for Salesforce. Inside Sales Sales Coaching Sales Strategy call recording Coaching inside sales call

When it’s time to reassess your sales coaching strategies

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How effective is your sales coaching? It goes without saying, sales coaching is important. Sales coaching differs from sales training in that it is the […]. The post When it’s time to reassess your sales coaching strategies appeared first on RingDNA Inside Sales Software & Enterprise Telephony for Salesforce. Inside Sales Sales Coaching Sales Strategy B2B sales inside sales tips sales coaching

Sell me this pen: 7 Outdated sales techniques that are losing effectiveness

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Sales is an ever-changing profession. Before the internet became mainstream, customers relied on companies and their sales reps to provide product information. The post Sell me this pen: 7 Outdated sales techniques that are losing effectiveness appeared first on RingDNA Inside Sales Software & Enterprise Telephony for Salesforce. Inside Sales Sales Best Practices Sales Strategy B2B sales inside sales success inside sales tips

ExecVision Named American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP) Service Provider of the Year for the Second Year in a Row

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April 22, 2019 – ExecVision, the only conversation intelligence platform built for driving behavior change through coaching, was once again recognized at the AA-ISP (American Association of Inside Sales Professionals) Leadership Summit in Chicago last week. Enterprise Account Executive, Jacquie Bigot, was also recognized as one of twenty-five top inside sales representatives. ExecVision was named the top provider for conversation intelligence and analytics.

We Analyzed 1,000 Emails & Voicemails to Understand How the Top SaaS Companies Chase Enterprise Deals.

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A new study from Process Street in partnership with sales email tool PersistIQ reveals the inside sales outreach of the world’s 281 top SaaS companies, and how they respond when a high-ticket lead (in this case, we used Vodafone) signs up for a free trial or demo. Sales

How to stay motivated when you just don’t want to cold call any more

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The post How to stay motivated when you just don’t want to cold call any more appeared first on RingDNA Inside Sales Software & Enterprise Telephony for Salesforce. Inside Sales Sales Coaching cold call cold calling inside sales tips sales calls Sales TipsCold calling is the hardest thing a salesperson or SDR is asked to do, and for many, it is expected to take up 70% of their time on the job. The result?

Keep Salesforce’s Largest Strength From Becoming Your Downfall

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The most powerful tool a sales manager can have is data, but it is often their biggest liability. Quality sales data allows managers to accurately predict, forecast, and develop sales strategies to ensure reps are […].

The latest sales coaching models used by high performing sales leaders

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Sales is at an inflection point. Buyers are engaged later, sales reps are less experienced, and on average, they only make 68 percent of their quotas. This all means that sales coaching is absolutely critical […]. The post The latest sales coaching models used by high performing sales leaders appeared first on RingDNA Inside Sales Software & Enterprise Telephony for Salesforce.

The ingredients of effective cold call conversations

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There are many methods of communication in a sales rep’s toolkit. The post The ingredients of effective cold call conversations appeared first on RingDNA Inside Sales Software & Enterprise Telephony for Salesforce. Inside Sales Sales Best Practices Sales Strategy cold calling inside sales call outbound calls sales callsThere are emails, texts, LinkedIn messages, and more, but nothing works quite like a phone call.

Signs your star salesperson will excel as a sales manager

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It’s not uncommon for star sales reps to be promoted or otherwise move into sales management. Unfortunately, top salespeople aren’t necessarily the best sales managers. The sales manager is a critical role, and you must […]. The post Signs your star salesperson will excel as a sales manager appeared first on RingDNA Inside Sales Software & Enterprise Telephony for Salesforce.

Sales reps: are you actually coachable?

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As a sales rep, even if you receive the greatest sales coaching ever from the best coach, it could still lead to failure. The post Sales reps: are you actually coachable? appeared first on RingDNA Inside Sales Software & Enterprise Telephony for Salesforce. Inside Sales Sales Best Practices Sales Coaching B2B sales Coaching Inside Sales Rep performance coaching sales coaching sales reps

When it’s time for a SDR to break up with a lead

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Although it varies by industry, research has shown that only 20-30% of sales qualified leads (SQLs) close. The post When it’s time for a SDR to break up with a lead appeared first on RingDNA Inside Sales Software & Enterprise Telephony for Salesforce. Inside Sales Sales Best Practices Sales Strategy inside sales tips Lead Qualification sales qualification

9 creative sales exercises to make your weekly team meetings more interesting

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It’s another Monday morning, and you find yourself surrounded by yawning colleagues, open laptops, and Starbucks disposable cups in the conference room while your sales manager drones on with the latest numbers and pipeline update. […]. The post 9 creative sales exercises to make your weekly team meetings more interesting appeared first on RingDNA Inside Sales Software & Enterprise Telephony for Salesforce.

Why the words that work for other salespeople won’t work for you

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Who coaches the coach? Why training for sales coaches is so important.

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Sales managers must juggle many responsibilities, but out of all of them, coaching makes the greatest impact on an organization’s bottom line. Why training for sales coaches is so important. appeared first on RingDNA Inside Sales Software & Enterprise Telephony for Salesforce. Inside Sales Sales Coaching sales coaching sales management sales performance sales training

Signs your top salesperson is about to fall behind

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The sales slump is a dangerous place to be. It can happen to everyone, from a first-time sales rep all the way to a veteran enterprise salesperson. The post Signs your top salesperson is about to fall behind appeared first on RingDNA Inside Sales Software & Enterprise Telephony for Salesforce. Inside Sales Sales Best Practices Sales Coaching B2B sales Inside sales compensation reports sales coaching sales performance

Stunningly useless sales productivity advice

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The post Stunningly useless sales productivity advice appeared first on RingDNA Inside Sales Software & Enterprise Telephony for Salesforce. Sales Best Practices Sales Coaching Sales Strategy Inside Sales inside sales tips productivity sales automation Sales Productivity Sales Tips Salesforce AutomationSome advice just doesn’t work.

The Future of Lead Qualification Frameworks

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The post The Future of Lead Qualification Frameworks appeared first on RingDNA Inside Sales Software & Enterprise Telephony for Salesforce. Inside Sales Sales Best Practices Sales Strategy B2B sales Lead Qualification sales qualificationWhat is a lead qualification framework and why is it important? We all have to make decisions. Some of these are easier than others.

Sell Like Steve Jobs: How to Use Silence in Sales

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Different Types of Sales Data for Every Stage of the Sales Funnel

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The differentiation of data has transformed the sales process. The post Different Types of Sales Data for Every Stage of the Sales Funnel appeared first on RingDNA Inside Sales Software & Enterprise Telephony for Salesforce. Inside Sales Sales Best Practices Sales Enablement B2B sales Revenue Funnel sales data sales process

How to get promoted from SDR to AE: advice from real Account Executives

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How do you transition from a sales development role to an Account Executive role? The post How to get promoted from SDR to AE: advice from real Account Executives appeared first on RingDNA Inside Sales Software & Enterprise Telephony for Salesforce. Inside Sales Sales Best Practices Sales Coaching Account Executive sales coaching Sales Development sales training

Put Them at Ease Immediately: How to Mirror Your Prospects to Increase Sales

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The post Put Them at Ease Immediately: How to Mirror Your Prospects to Increase Sales appeared first on RingDNA Inside Sales Software & Enterprise Telephony for Salesforce. When you meet new people, how do you connect with them quickly?

How is your morning routine affecting your daily sales productivity?

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Sales is no different. The post How is your morning routine affecting your daily sales productivity? appeared first on RingDNA Inside Sales Software & Enterprise Telephony for Salesforce. Sales Best Practices Sales Strategy B2B sales Inside Sales Inside Sales Rep productivity sales performanceAthletes are known for the pre-game rituals they use to prepare themselves for each game.

Are you struggling to sell? Here’s what to do.

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Do Sales Listening Skills Matter Without Empathy?

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In sales, the discovery phase involves smart questions and active listening skills. Any sales training will mention both. However, it is possible to ask questions and use sales listening skills without real empathy. The post Do Sales Listening Skills Matter Without Empathy?

Here are the 9 most earth-shattering sales call tips you’ll read this century

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We all know by now, how you speak on a sales call is absolutely crucial to success. But there are some intangible elements of successful sales calls. Only the most successful sales reps know these […]. The post Here are the 9 most earth-shattering sales call tips you’ll read this century appeared first on RingDNA Inside Sales Software & Enterprise Telephony for Salesforce. Inside Sales contextual data ringdna Sales Tips

How to schedule your month for success

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Most Sales Development Reps (SDRs) would agree that time is one of their biggest challenges. The post How to schedule your month for success appeared first on RingDNA Inside Sales Software & Enterprise Telephony for Salesforce. Inside Sales Sales Best Practices Sales Strategy productivity Sales Development Sales Productivity sales strategyDo you wish you had more time each month to hit your targets?