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.

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

How we see top inside sales teams rethinking their strategies

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At ringDNA, we spend a lot of time with inside sales, sales development, and business development teams. The post How we see top inside sales teams rethinking their strategies appeared first on RingDNA Inside Sales Software & Enterprise Telephony for Salesforce. Inside Sales Product Updates Sales Coaching Sales Strategy B2B sales sales coaching sales performance Sales Productivity

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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Inside Sales vs Outside Sales: Pros & Cons

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Sales careers are often overshadowed by myths of being a high-risk and overly-competitive career choice; however, many sales reps will tell you that the job offers quite a bit of freedom when it comes to your earnings. Or, keep reading for more sales plan ideas.

How to have great sales conversations, even if you are awkward

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What you should really automate in sales

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Sales automation is one of the key factors that will contribute to the success or failure of your team in the next few years. Sales teams require an ever-increasing amount of data in order to […].

What is hyper-personalization in sales?

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The post What is hyper-personalization in sales? appeared first on RingDNA Inside Sales Software & Enterprise Telephony for Salesforce. Inside Sales Sales Best Practices Sales Strategy B2B sales buyer persona Inside sales automation Sales Personalization

A better way to scale a sales team

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Scaling, or the stage that follows the growth phase of an organization, is especially hard on a sales team. The post A better way to scale a sales team appeared first on RingDNA Inside Sales Software & Enterprise Telephony for Salesforce.

Why Marketing Needs Inside Sales Reps for Event Promotion

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The separation between sales and marketing is always a hot topic of discussion. There is also a big debate as to whom the inside sales teams should report to. Some people feel that inside sales must report to marketing, while others think they should report to sales.

Why Marking Needs Inside Sales Reps for Event Promotion

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The separation between sales and marketing is always a hot topic of discussion. There is also a big debate as to whom the inside sales teams should report to. Some people feel that inside sales must report to marketing, while others think they should report to sales.

If you’re not automating, you’re losing

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Sales professionals have one of the most straightforward job descriptions out there: sell. However salespeople only spend a third of their time selling, and sales managers spend twice as much time on administrative items than […].

Which sales opportunities should you re-engage?

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Hubspot found that the average sales close rate is between 15 and 27%, depending on the industry. With over 70% of deals falling through, everyone has plenty of lost or dropped sales opportunities in their […]. The post Which sales opportunities should you re-engage?

How to provide short-term sales incentives and long-term results

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Today’s sales environment is vastly different from what it was just a few years ago. The post How to provide short-term sales incentives and long-term results appeared first on RingDNA Inside Sales Software & Enterprise Telephony for Salesforce.

How to use SPIFs effectively in sales

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No matter how consistently you coach your reps or how well they’ve performed in the past, there are always times when sales teams struggle to hit their goals. Inside Sales Sales Best Practices Sales Strategy Incentive inside sales tips sales enablement

The tools you must have in your sales stack in 2019

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In its sales operations optimization study, CSO Insights found that sales technology is a key differentiator of high performing sales organizations. In fact, Salesforce found that 88% of high performers use sales technology. The post The tools you must have in your sales stack in 2019 appeared first on RingDNA Inside Sales Software & Enterprise Telephony for Salesforce.

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

Why you need SLAs for your sales team

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SLAs can also be powerful internally as well, especially in a sales team. […]. The post Why you need SLAs for your sales team appeared first on RingDNA Inside Sales Software & Enterprise Telephony for Salesforce.

The power of sales call tracking

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Modern sales reps have more communication channels available to them than ever before. The post The power of sales call tracking appeared first on RingDNA Inside Sales Software & Enterprise Telephony for Salesforce.

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

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appeared first on RingDNA Inside Sales Software & Enterprise Telephony for Salesforce. Inside Sales Sales Best Practices cold call inside sales tips sales pitch Sales TipsWho doesn’t want to schedule more meetings from their cold calls? Your performance on cold calls can be the difference between hitting your goals or falling short of your target. You can work as best […]. The post Your tone on cold calls is crucial.

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

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?

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

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

How to ask for referrals in sales

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According to Marketo, 10.99% of sales referrals convert. of regular sales prospects turn into customers. The post How to ask for referrals in sales appeared first on RingDNA Inside Sales Software & Enterprise Telephony for Salesforce.

The top sales performers don’t do what you think

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of sales reps that meet or exceed their sales goals, you’re probably wondering how to become one. The post The top sales performers don’t do what you think appeared first on RingDNA Inside Sales Software & Enterprise Telephony for Salesforce.

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

How to design your ultimate sales team

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Less than a decade ago, field sales teams were still norm. But the rise of technological advancements has led to a massive growth of inside sales teams. So much that inside sales recruiting now outpaces […]. The post How to design your ultimate sales team appeared first on RingDNA Inside Sales Software & Enterprise Telephony for Salesforce.

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.

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?

How to leverage non-traditional lead sources

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Sales reps typically acquire leads from marketing lists, online campaigns, research, social media, or old-fashioned cold calling. The post How to leverage non-traditional lead sources appeared first on RingDNA Inside Sales Software & Enterprise Telephony for Salesforce.

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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 […].

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.

How to provide value on every sales call

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The importance of call libraries for learning

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Call recording is an incredibly valuable tool for sales managers to leverage during sales coaching and training. The post The importance of call libraries for learning 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