Your Inside Sales Valentine

Score More Sales

To make this a practical and valuable day, I thought I’d send a message to those in an inside sales career – sellers and sales managers alike. A Valentine for Inside Sales. Sales is an admirable profession that adds to society rather than taking away.

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.

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10 Must-Have Inside Sales Technologies

Hubspot Sales

Similarly, your business's inside sales team needs the right technology to be as productive and impactful as possible. The good news is there are a plethora of inside sales technologies in existence today. Sales Automation Tools. Sales Calling and Tracking Tools.

10 Inside Sales Ideas From Ken Krogue

Score More Sales

Last week I had the pleasure of spending a day with Ken Krogue, co-founder of InsideSales.com , inside sales pioneer, and Forbes columnist It was great. A CSO Insights study found that companies who had put CRM into their sales process only increased revenues by 17%.

Inside Sales Power Tip 151 – Speak WELL

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These are not universally used yet, but more innovative sales teams are using Skype video calls, Google Hangouts, and other means to facilitate seeing each person on the call. Lori Richardson is recognized on Forbes as one of the “Top 30 Social Sales Influencers” worldwide.

Inside Sales Growing by Leaps and Bounds

Score More Sales

The state of the profession known as Inside Sales – or Remote Professional Selling – is thriving. While outside sales positions are on the decline, Inside Sales positions are growing at a phenomenal rate. Does that sound like your sales environment?

How To Become An Agile Inside Sales Rep

InsideSales.com

A great inside sales representative can deliver many wins for a sales team. What Is Inside Sales? What Are Agile Inside Sales Professionals? The Importance of Having Agile Inside Sales Reps. What Is Inside Sales? .

Inside Sales Power Tip 149 – Columbo Conversations

Score More Sales

What other movies, video, or TV episodes are good for sales professionals to see? Lori Richardson is recognized on Forbes as one of the “Top 30 Social Sales Influencers” worldwide. Lori speaks, writes, trains, and consults with inside sales teams in mid-sized companies.

Inside Sales Power Tip 152 – Be Coachable

Score More Sales

Over my selling years, I had 22 sales managers whom I directly reported to. Somehow, even in my early sales days, I learned to find someone upbeat, positive, and skilled who I could emulate and hopefully be coached by even if they were not my manager.

Edgy Conversations for Inside Sales – Interview with Dan Waldschmidt

Score More Sales

If you are in Inside sales – send a follow up email to assure a potential buyer that you have their back, even if they are not going to buy today. Lori Richardson is recognized on Forbes as one of the “Top 30 Social Sales Influencers” worldwide.

Inside Sales Power Tip 150 – Positive Attitude Wins Business

Score More Sales

Remote professional selling, or Inside Sales, is tough – lots of activity and not always a lot of revenue to show for it. Suddenly your first deal closes – or your first deal after a slump – or enough deals to get you to the next level in your comp plan – and wow, is sales great!

Why Inbound and Inside Sales Experts Think Sales Process is Dead Too

Understanding the Sales Force

Sales Process isn't even the only thing that inbound marketers say is dead. Let's start with my recent Google search for "Sales Process is Dead." One article was written by a sales expert discussing the concept of following the buyer's purchasing process.

Inside Sales Power Tip 153 – Activity Gets Results

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Inside Sales Power Tip 122 was about Keeping Your Focus. Inside Sales Power Tip 145 was about Execution - while action and execution are similar, I don’t think we could talk about it enough since it is so critical for your success. The right activity gets results.

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. Want to master today's most important sales skills? GET FREE ACCESS TO THE SALES LIBRARY NOW. Closing the sale.

Do You Have a Great Inside Sales Culture? [FREE CHECKLIST]

ExecVision

When sales are slow or appointments are down, many inside sales leaders instantly start saying things like, “We have a rich comp plan in place and a differentiated service to sell, so why isn’t my team killing it?” Companies routinely fall down in one critical area: sales culture. Do you think you have a great inside sales culture? My sales reps are accountable for hitting weekly goals. Almost everyone on my sales team has a best friend at work. ?

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. Want to master today's most important sales skills? GET FREE ACCESS TO THE SALES LIBRARY NOW. Closing the sale.

9 Sales Tools to Increase Productivity

InsideSales.com

When it comes to increasing sales productivity, the simplest answers are still the best. AI-Driven Sales Engagement. There are constantly new innovations to sales tools. Another great way to speed up your sales process is through e-signatures, or electronic contracts.

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“The Inside Sales Industry Isn’t Actively Using Social Media Much”

Jonathan Farrington

“ We talk a ton about social selling, but few “in the trenches” inside sales reps and managers (based on this event anyway) are using it. Then I looked at all the people linking with me on LinkedIn/Google +/Quora etc. And it’s more than just remote sales.

Lead Nurturing Black Book: Learn How To Setup and Optimize for Growth

SalesHandy

30% of sales professionals believe that having introduced lead nurturing has been the most significant benefit to their team, resulting in better responses to campaigns and easier segmentation. Lead nurturing plays an essential role in high converting sales processes.

B2B Demand Generation Boot Camp: Next Gen Inside Sales Training

Green Lead's B2B

Inside sales seems to be like that, growth and replenishment. How do you train your inside sales recruits? Toolbox - It used to be that inside reps had their own Hoovers account and looked up main numbers. What are some of your inside sales training techniques?

How to Sell During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Don on Selling

While I know it’s popular in sales to mirror your clients when speaking to them, now is not the time to do that. And don’t think for a minute that if you work an inside sales job making phone calls, that your customers can’t tell how you’re feeling.

We Drink Our Own Champagne: Cheers to Happy Selling!

Velocify

I have been in technology sales for more than 16 years—six of which have been at Velocify. In my sales career, I have used Goldmine, ACT, Microsoft Access, Siebel CRM, Right Now Technologies, Netsuite and also Salesforce at three previous companies.

20+ LinkedIn Influencers a Sales Person Must Follow in 2018 [Updated]

SalesHandy

After spending around 70+ hours on LinkedIn, observing & analyzing hundreds of profiles of Sales Influencers or Sales Gurus we have mindfully put together the list of 20+ Sales LinkedIn Influencers/Gurus that you must follow in 2018. and Inside Sales Evangelist.

Hit the Bullseye: Know and Do the Most Meaningful Activities w/Kristina McMillan

Igniting Sales Transformation

In this episode, Barb talks to Kristina McMillan , VP of Research at TOPO about why it is so important to FOCUS on the right activities if you want to achieve the right sales results. Sales activities should be driven by current data, trends and buyer expectations.

GUEST: Sales Secrets of a Software Entrepreneur- Brandon Bornancin

Smart Calling

Brandon Bornancin is a serial salesperson, entrepreneur, speaker, author and strategist who is obsessed with helping people maximize their sales, income and potential. The post GUEST: Sales Secrets of a Software Entrepreneur- Brandon Bornancin appeared first on Smart Calling Blog.

Succeeding as a Woman of Color in Sales Leadership with Mandy Bynum McLaughlin, New Relic

Igniting Sales Transformation

In this interview, I talked with Mandy Bynum McLaughlin, Director of Sales Development – Enterprise and Commercial at New Relic. Other questions we tackled: Being a woman of color in sales – have there been specific challenges that you’ve faced? You are a sales manager, Mandy.

OFunnel Alerts – Never Miss A New Relationship In Your LinkedIn Network

Fill the Funnel

OFunnel works like Google Alerts within your LinkedIn network. Consider these three scenarios to understand how OFunnel can impact your business relationships: You are in Sales and trying to get into Nike as an account. Each of these examples has powerful implications to your daily activity and success, whether in sales, business development, recruiting or marketing. Sales Scenario: You work in a company of 50 people. There is a Sales Manager.

Guest Post: Sales Teams Have More to Worry About Than Just Losing Clients

Don on Selling

If you conduct searches on Google and look at popular sales blogs, you will find plenty of articles about what it takes to locate the perfect sales representatives. Companies worry so much about interviewing to find the best sales representatives.

8 Personalization Strategies for Boosting Sales

CloserIQ

That makes it even harder for sales teams to close deals. There’s no one-size-fits-all sales pitch that will work with every prospect. This information will come in handy as you craft your sales pitch. This will allow you to get to know them so you can tailor a sales presentation to fit their needs and desires. Most sales letters should be no longer than one page. Your relationship doesn’t end after the sale. Selling Strategy candidate inside sales

Digital Transformation of Sales – Where Culture Meets Technology with Debbie Dunnam, Microsoft

Igniting Sales Transformation

Perhaps the biggest reason is that my guest, Debbie Dunnam , Corporate Vice President of Inside Sales at Microsoft, walks her talk. How did you get started in sales, Debbie? I always find it fascinating to learn how my guests end up in a career in sales. Google Play.

5 Outbound Calling Best Practices

Green Lead's B2B

I presented these 5 Outbound Calling Best Practices years ago at a Boston Chapter meeting of AA-ISP ( American Association of Inside Sales Professionals ), and they are still relevant today (with an update on the tech tools). Dialing the phone all day is a task.

How to Be a BDR Superstar with Jackie Lipnicki, ScribbleLive

Igniting Sales Transformation

In this week’s Conversations with Women in Sales interview, I talked with Jackie Lipnicki, Head of Business Development Representatives at ScribbleLive about what it takes to be a BDR Superstar. SDR/BDR teams are an important part of many company’s sales growth strategy.

Transitioning from Sales Contributor to Leading Teams with Melissa Lui, ServiceTitan

Igniting Sales Transformation

My guest in this Conversations with Women in Sales interview is Melissa Lui, Sales Development Manager at ServiceTitan. Melissa started as an SDR and within in a short period of time, she had demonstrated her ability to make the next move into sales leadership.

EmployAbility Galway increases new hires by 87% since using OnePageCRM

OnePageCRM

They also tried Google Drive as the information was more readily accessible in shared folders. Some of the team members were hesitant as they didn’t fully understand how Google Drive worked. “We Looking for a proven sales tool to help you close more deals?

8 Questions to Steer Your Marketing Priorities

B2B Lead Blog - Inside Sales

What did you type into Google when you first started searching? She’s witnessed too many meetings, she says, where marketers get drowned out by a sales leader’s anecdote about a recent call with a customer. Inside Sales customer-centric

Good Reads for B2B Sales - Are You Drowning in Sales Quota?

Pointclear

Keeping up to date on the latest innovations and opinions in sales can be time-consuming, especially in the the digital space. Sales Sphere features relevant blog articles from PointClear''s online B2B sales circles. Will Google Glass Revolutionize Buying and Selling?

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Optimum Selling Environment

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Lori Richardson is recognized on Forbes as one of the “Top 30 Social Sales Influencers” worldwide. Lori speaks, writes, trains, and consults with inside sales teams in mid-sized companies. The post Optimum Selling Environment appeared first on Score More Sales.

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Money Monday – Are You a Sales CLOSER?

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In Ken Krogue’s full day session on Business Development – inside sales tips, strategies, tools, and methodology, this acronym was one of the highlights of his session because it brings everything you need in sales together. appeared first on Score More Sales.

How to find, interview and hire great sales people [ 22 Interview questions included ]

OnePageCRM

That’s the cost of a sales rep mis-hire, according to research by Dr. Brad Smart of Topgrading Inc., a firm that helps companies assess sales candidates. Based on our studies, the average cost of a mis-hire can be six times base salary for a sales rep, 15 times base salary for a manager, and as much as 27 times base salary for an executive.” But how do you identify a great sales hire? Not all sales people come from the same aggressive ABC (Always Be Closing) mold.

Rainmaker 2015 – The Year of the SDR

Score More Sales

Before I say anything, monitor tweets from #Rainmaker2015 and you’ll learn a lot about sales from my smart colleagues who will be presenting all day. Lori Richardson is recognized on Forbes as one of the “Top 30 Social Sales Influencers” worldwide.

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