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2019 Selling Challenges Study

Richardson

Richardson’s 2019 Selling Challenges Study research reveals a panoramic view of the changes confronting sales professionals today. With hundreds of responses, we’ve captured timely insights into how 2019 will unfold and how to address emerging challenges.

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How to transition from outside sales to inside sales

Nutshell

Inside sales refers to any form of selling that isn’t done face-to-face. Unlike outside sales (or field sales ) reps, inside sales reps connect with potential customers remotely through phone, email , and web conferencing. Among B2B companies, the use of inside sales reps has exploded in popularity. According to one Salesloft study, inside sales reps are hired more frequently than outside sales reps by a ratio of 10:1.

5 Books & Blogs That Will Make You Better at Inside Sales

DiscoverOrg Sales

So, we recently published a blog entitled, “ What You Won’t Learn from Books About Sales ,” and now here we are sharing our favorite books and blogs that can make your better at inside sales. Yes, best performing salespeople learn from experience and develop “grit” without the help of sales books. 1) The Sales Development Playbook by Trish Bertuzzi. “As 2) The Challenger Sale: Taking Control of the Customer Conversation by Matthew Dixon and Brent Adamson.

Winning contact strategies used by high-performing inside sales teams

Velocify

New Leads360 study analyzes the contact practices of more than 400 inside sales teams, identifying the methods and actions that drive best-in-class sales performance. But how quickly should sales follow-up?

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.

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.

Ultimate guide to sales emails: How to write sales emails that convert (templates, examples and case studies)

Close.io

B2B buyers receive hundreds of sales emails each and every day. They open only a small percentage of these sales emails, read even fewer, and it’s only a very small amount that they actually act on—whether by writing a reply or clicking on a link. Ah, the sales email subject line.

Author #Interview – Josiane Chriqui Feigon – Smart Sales Manager

The Pipeline

As you’ll read below, she boldly predicts that by 2015 inside sales will overtake field sales, as that unfolds, she will be in greater demand. Josiane heads up TeleSmart Communications , and is leading practice and thought leader in the area of inside sales and management.

Infographic: How to use SMS to win love, leads, revenue

Velocify

As Valentine’s Day approaches, we thought we’d take a lighthearted twist on a recent text messaging study we conducted by comparing text messaging usage and etiquette in both business and love. Texting: A new frontier in sales.

Mike Brooks, Mr. Inside Sales receives multiple awards from AA-ISP

Mr. Inside Sales

Mike Brooks, Mr. Inside Sales receives multiple awards from AA-ISP’s 2018 Leadership Summit last week: Service Provider of the Year Award – Sales Script Development AND The TOP 25 Most Influential Inside Sales Professionals in 2018 Award. .

Swag for Days: 13 Don’t-Miss Dreamforce Events 2018

DiscoverOrg Sales

The cultural phenomenon that is Dreamforce – the Burning Man of the sales world – is a testament to the influence wielded by today’s sales and marketing professionals. Best Dreamforce sessions for Marketing. Have a relatively small target market.

Top Sales Lead Management Mishaps

Velocify

Despite this, research shows that sales reps typically do a poor job of managing their leads, at the expense of their company’s revenue potential. Each sales lead management mishap affects your bottomline, so it’s important to address each one.

Swag for Days: 13 Don’t-Miss Dreamforce Events 2018

DiscoverOrg Sales

The cultural phenomenon that is Dreamforce – the Burning Man of the sales world – is a testament to the influence wielded by today’s sales and marketing professionals. Best Dreamforce sessions for Marketing. Have a relatively small target market.

Is Your Sales Lead Response Strategy More James Bond Than Maxwell Smart?

Velocify

Sales professionals may be under the impression that their lead response efforts are timely and effective, but Velocify analysis of actual calls, voicemails, and emails shows that, for many of them, sales lead response tactics are more likely to be in need of an upgrade.

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7 tips to improve your cold calling and lead generation

B2B Lead Blog - Inside Sales

In spite of the fact that in the past pushy salespeople and poorly trained marketers have tarnished the image of the phone, I still believe that smart cold calling is still a very useful lead generation tool. Prospecting must be smart , articulate, engaging and organized.

45 Sales Prospecting Tips to Help Sellers Identify & Connect with Uber-Busy Buyers

Hubspot Sales

Prospecting is hard for most salespeople. In fact, getting a response from prospects was identified as the hardest part of the sales process in the 2018 State of Inbound Sales Report. They are also top-notch experts at prospecting. Plan your prospecting approach.

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8 Getting Sales Enablement Right to Increase Results with Dave Brock, CEO of Partners in Excellence

B2B Lead Blog - Inside Sales

Sales enablement is intended to help raise performance, but a lot of efforts have backfired due to departmental silos. And all the tools and technologies meant to help boost sales productivity are now are slowing things down. It could be marketing that’s doing some of this stuff.

6 steps to get sales and marketing working on the same team

OnePageCRM

Companies with dynamic, adaptable sales and marketing processes report an average 10% more of their salespeople meet their quotas compared to other companies. A loose analogy perhaps, for the age old battle that is sales versus marketing. Benefits of sales and marketing alignment. Shortener sales cycle. Aligning sales and marketing requires commitment from both. At what point does a lead become qualified to be passed onto sales?

OneLaw increases productivity and gains momentum using OnePageCRM

OnePageCRM

As OnePageCRM, came highly recommended by a friend they were confident it would be a good match for their sales process. Emma-Jane McLennan – Marketing and Communications Manager, OneLaw. They identified a niche in the market for a simple to use, low administration legal practice management system. The sales cycles in OneLaw varies – from days to years – so they would often have multiple interactions with their prospects before closing the sale.

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Prospect Development Program Jumpstarts Manufacturer’s Channel Sales

Pointclear

Few companies have the sales and marketing resources to adequately cover their markets. It’s logical that if only a fraction of your target market is contacted, only a fraction of the deals are going to you. Market coverage, yes it’s part of our business.

Personalize Communications and Win High-Value Clients With Account-Based Marketing

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Jeff Kalter If you’re implementing account-based marketing, you’re likely well aware that your success in attracting and converting your target accounts hinges on customizing your communications. If you’re in land-and-expand mode – you have a Fortune 500 account and want to gain business with new divisions – share a case study about what you’ve helped other areas of the company to accomplish. You’ll be well on your way to success with account-based marketing.

The 13 Least Known Sales Technologies

Velocify

Did you know that high-growth companies are more likely to be familiar with the different types of sales technologies on the market? Of the sales technologies listed, here are the 13 least known according to participants (in order, starting from the least known).

Asset Vue Gets 80 Hot Leads and Counting with MarketJoy

MarketJoy

This demonstrates how the team tested and measured activity from marketing strategies. The results included 80 hot leads in the pipeline from outbound marketing. Also, with a small internal sales team and very much targeted prospects in a tough industry, they wanted to grow their sales pipeline significantly in the coming years. The desire to connect with the prospective customers and create engagement with the brand came with some of these challenges.

How Sales Leaders Can Prepare for the Future of Work

Velocify

The world of work is changing, and sales leaders are turning to technology to accelerate deals and improve sales team productivity. So, how can sales leaders support their teams and prepare them for the demands of the future? Allow Salespeople to Respond to Prospects On-the-Go.

First Direct Lending Achieves Rapid Growth with Velocify

Velocify

Since opening in 2014, they’ve had to be highly innovative and nimble in order to successfully differentiate themselves in such a competitive market. Mike said that their goal is to get that first dial out within seconds of a prospect hitting the “submit” button online.

BambooHR Makes the Switch to Velocify Pulse

Velocify

BambooHR added Velocify Pulse® and Velocify Dial-IQ® to their sales stack in 2016, working alongside Salesforce and ActOn to empower SDRs in ways that were impossible with their previous inside sales solution.

How Data is Democratizing Growth and Driving Disruption

DiscoverOrg Sales

Startups and challengers—even those with disruptive offerings—faced a significant uphill battle to win new business at scale and steal market share from industry leaders, because they had limited visibility and access to buyers. From high-growth companies MongoDB, Cloudera, Birst, Actifio, and DiscoverOrg, come first-hand insights on finding success through high-quality sales and marketing intelligence.

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Take Out the Trash: 4 Ways to Eliminate Wasted Time & Increase ISR Productivity with Better Data

Smart Selling Tools

Recent studies have shown that as much as 50% of sales’ time is spent on unproductive prospecting and 98% of cold calls don’t lead to an appointment. Let’s admit it: Something is not right in the State of Sales. Make prospecting more efficient.

How Much is Your Address Book Worth?

B2B Lead Blog - Inside Sales

Sohail Khan is the author of Guerrilla Marketing and Joint Ventures: Million Dollar Partnering Strategies for Growing ANY Business in ANY Economy (Morgan James Publishing, Nov. I believe in the law or principle of reciprocity when prospecting. Inside 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? Ongoing coaching is a powerful driver of sales success.

MarketJoy Hosts a Live Webinar with AAISP

MarketJoy

During the webinar, marketing professionals can get online to understand the different personas that will assist in B2B prospecting with effective lead generation channels. It is important for marketing professionals to be aware of these buyer personas and their decision-making behavior. Buyer Personas are intricately done research descriptions of real buyers who can influence or make decisions on the products, services or solutions that are marketed. Written By.

The Trend That is Changing Sales - Harvard Business Review

HeavyHitter Sales

  My latest Harvard Business Review article titled The Trend That is Changing Sales was based upon in-depth research with over one-hundred vice presidents of sales at leading high technology companies and business services providers.   Sales Organization Development Stage.

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Did You Get My Voice Mail?

The Pipeline

Whenever I do a piece on effective voice mail techniques, three things happen: It get a lot more hits than most other posts – telling me that this continues to be a challenge and hot button for sales people. By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca.

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.)

Guest Post: Why Sales Coaching Is Just The Other Part Of Your Sales Force Enablement Framework

Jonathan Farrington

A few months ago, I started to write about one of the missing pieces in many sales enablement discussions – the sales managers. Sales Enablement and Sales Management – Enable Your Sales Managers First. See also Miller Heiman Sales Best Practice Study ).

Putting the Human Back in Sales Conversations

DiscoverOrg Sales

This is second installment detailing DiscoverOrg’s TiLT Sales Development Challenge and it’s 10 core learning modules. Are you leaving money on the table by not empowering your sales development teams with the ability to connect with prospects?

Does Your Sales Team Know How to Follow-Up on a Lead?

Pointclear

Nurture leads until they’re ready to turn over to sales is the sixth of 7 Truths about Sales and Marketing that CEOs need to know. This post is part of a series about the CEO’s role in eliminating wasted marketing spend and increasing sales results.

SalesTech Video Review: TechTarget

Smart Selling Tools

TechTarget’s Priority Engine tells you which prospect has the highest probability of needing what you have to offer and the greatest likelihood of buying now. With Priority Engine Sales can find the best people to call on right now. Prospect Engagement. Case Studies.

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Best Sales Books: 10 More Titles to Supercharge Your Sales Strategy

Sales Hacker

Rev up your sales process with the best sales books. Need a reason to pick up a new sales book? In fact, a five-year study of self-made millionaires from author Tom Corley found that 88% of respondents read for at least 30 minutes a day. New Sales. New Sales.

Appointment Setting Companies

OutboundView

We’ve also linked to case studies for each of the appointment setting companies as well! EBQ By Appointment Only Strategic Sales & Marketing. Vsynergize Salesify Ecoast Marketing Cience SalesPro Leads. Extended Presence B2B Only Appointment Setters Pereus Marketing.