Inside Sales Power Tip 137 – Build Your Network

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Networks are important for sales professionals. You need to create a network that has clients, prospective clients, referral partners, other partners, past and present colleagues, and vendors. I like to think of networks like wheels with a hub and lots of spokes.

How to Optimize Inside Sales Territories

Sales Benchmark Index

96% of organizations are increasing or maintaining their investment in inside sales last year. It is a good bet your SVP of Sales is implementing, expanding or considering an inside sales team right now. Are you prepared to optimize the investment in inside sales? (To To learn the latest on why insides sales is on the rise sign up for our Making the Number Tour here.). 4 Lenses to Optimize for Inside Sales Territories.

Inside Sales Power Tip 119 – Ask for Referrals

Score More Sales

One of the most perplexing things in working with lots of sellers and sales teams is the fact that most don’t do the one thing that will easily get them connected to more sales opportunities.

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.

The 5 Essential To-Dos for Every Inside Sales Leader

Smart Selling Tools

Tweet AA-ISP Inside Sales Summit. Four hundred Inside Sales leaders attended the 2-day American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP) Summit last week in Dallas. The Summit is the only conference dedicated exclusively to Inside Sales Leadership.

10 Inside Sales Predictions for 2011

Pointclear

Comment on The Bridge Group's ten predictions for inside sales in 2011. No longer will the Inside Sales Rep be a “jack of all trades” Roles will be clearly defined and measured based on specific desired outcomes. Data will become an integral component for predicting the likelihood of Inside Sales success. Inside Sales reps will rely on and be trained on how to use that data to have meaningful conversations with their buyers.

How To Inspire & Motivate Your Inside Sales Team

ExecVision

There is no question-sales is not for the faint of heart. The idea of inside sales motivation is a bit of an oxymoron. As an inside sales leader, part of your job is creating an environment conducive to success for individual reps and teams alike. This is easier said than done given that traditional motivation techniques don’t really work–especially with millennial inside sales reps. Think about the DNA of your top inside sales reps.

LinkedIn—Join My Network? Not on Your Life!

No More Cold Calling

There’s only one trick to social selling, and very few sales pros get it right. If you want to boost your sales by tapping into the tremendous power of LinkedIn, then join me on July 22nd at 8:00 a.m. Message to Management]: Why Great Sales Leaders Listen.

Self-Disclosure and Networking

Jonathan Farrington

I was chatting to a good pal towards the end of last year and we were discussing the characteristics of effective networkers – and let’s face it, we all need to be effective with our networking activities these days, don’t we? General Networking

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

Fill the Funnel

OFunnel works like Google Alerts within your LinkedIn network. OFunnel constantly monitors LinkedIn as your network expands and emails you results each day. 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. OFunnel will notify you when someone in your network connects to someone at Nike. Your network is not static, you are connecting with more people every day.

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.

The Best Cold Calling Tip Is Stop Immediately (Do This Instead)

No More Cold Calling

percent of sales reps made quota last year. Cold calling doesn’t address the top two challenges that sales teams face. That means sales reps spend a lot of time on the phone, getting absolutely nowhere. Source: Sales Benchmark Index ).

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.

Really “See” Who’s Who (And Who Matters Most) In Your Network

No More Cold Calling

Map Your Sales Connections, Visually, Through InMaps. InMaps is an insight into who the major connections, bridges, and influencers are in your network. At first glance, the application just looks like eye candy that lets you see your network in a different way.

Inside Sales Blogs From AA-ISP Speakers

Green Lead's B2B

I'm at the AA-ISP conference in Boston today (American Association of Inside Sales Professionals). I figured you may find value in a compilation of the speaker blogs from today (or the blog of their company): Trish Bertuzzi, The Bridge Group, Inside Sales Experts. Tom Scontras, Glance Networks, The Upside: Killer Sales Tips. Steve Richard, Vorsight, Inside Sales Tips. Koka Sexton, InsideView, B2B Sales Productivity.

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.

Which Type of Sales Job Is Right for You?

Hubspot Sales

Just like Girl Scout cookies come in many different flavors, sales jobs are incredibly varied. Rather than learning from direct experience which type of sales job you love -- and which ones you’re ill-suited for -- use this comprehensive guide. What to Look for in a Sales Job.

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Inside Sales Trends: Then and Now.What's Your Big Idea?

Green Lead's B2B

It kicked off two days of great sessions, discussion and networking. Henry Glickel, BAO's top recruiter, presented on best practices for Inside Sales Recruiting. Hiring and creating good talent was a comon theme during the event, and Henry's take on it ensures steady and talented inside sales professionals. Below is my keynote address: Inside Sales Trends, Then and Now.What's Your Big Idea

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.

Debunking the Myth of "Inside Sales" | Sales Motivation and Sales.

The Sales Hunter

Mark’s Insights on SALES MOTIVATION. Sales Articles. Sales Motivation. Phone Sales Tips. Sales Development. Sales Call Best Practices. Networking. Retail Sales Trends. Debunking the Myth of “Inside Sales” Jan 26, 2012. When somebody tells me they do inside sales, I want to choke. “Inside sales” makes it seem like people are locked into a room and nobody leaves until a sale is made.

Why Sales AI Won’t Replace Reps Anytime Soon

No More Cold Calling

There’s a saying in B2B sales that people buy with emotion and justify with fact. Sales AI doesn’t have the same advantage. You’ve probably heard the “expert” predictions that technology will render salespeople obsolete, and sales AI will soon replace us.

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.

Infographic: How sales has evolved since the Mad Men era

Velocify

In the 1960’s Don Draper from the popular show Mad Men and his colleagues at a fictional advertising firm on Madison Avenue were the center of the marketing and sales universe, controlling all channels of influence. It truly is a new Don.

Skills for SDR Career Success

DialSource

The role of the Sales Development Representative continues to transform rapidly as technology advances, yet rather than making the SDR obsolete, advances have made the SDR’s role even more valuable over time. Know your product inside and out and know its value. Inside Sales

The Four Pillars of Sales Team Satisfaction

DialSource

Sales rep satisfaction is a hot topic of conversation in the SaaS space. With a growing number of SaaS companies entering the market every day, reps have plenty of opportunities to move from role to role, which means employers must be very thoughtful about sales rep retention. At the 2018 SalesHacker Sales Summit in San Francisco, sales team growth expert’s Jacco van der Kooij and Rob Jeppsen presented a system for sales rep satisfaction. Pillar 4: Network.

Mad Men Era: 3 Timeless Sales Techniques

Velocify

How the sales profession has evolved from the Mad Men era, the tools change but the basics endure. Wining and dining is much less frequent in today’s sales environment with more deals done remotely; however, sales reps have an advantage that didn’t exist 50 years ago — the worldwide web.

How One VP Hired 23 Reps in 100 Days (and Lived)

Sales 2.0

Great post for sales managers from two great people. I’ve come to learn that having a pipeline of candidates and making good sales hires is a critical part of a sales managers job. Thanks for having me in your network! Sales Management

How to make sales calls [The Ultimate Guide] – Part 2

OnePageCRM

The ultimate guide to planning, conducting and tracking your outbound sales calls. June knew the company inside-out, she handled payroll, HR, the front desk, organised events, sent the company newsletter, booked catering, and meeting rooms. It’ll be on sale until September 15th.

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 ).

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.

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. Have lots of decision-makers involved in sales cycle. Sales and marketing alignment.

Digital Selling Best Practices with Jen Sieger, Microsoft

Igniting Sales Transformation

In this Conversations with Women in Sales interview, I talked with Jen Sieger, Director Inside Sales Specialist Team at Microsoft about Digital Sales Best Practices. The tools that the Inside Sales team members are leveraging to better connect with customers.

Optimum Selling Environment

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your network. 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.

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Top 17 Sales Conferences to attend in 2019

OnePageCRM

If you’re looking for a way to rejuvenate or get an energy boost during the year, attending a sales conference can help do just that! I have put together a list of top sales conferences taking place in 2019 which all salespeople should consider attending. Unleash your inner sales guru!

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. Have lots of decision-makers involved in sales cycle. Sales and marketing alignment.

The Best Sales Job Boards for Finding or Filling a Sales Job

Hubspot Sales

Just in case you're thinking the grass might be greener on the other side, we've scoured the internet to identify the best sites for sales jobs. Not finding the perfect sales position for you? Try searching these boards -- some sales-specific, and others more general. Sales Job

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Sales Hacker’s 35 Most Influential Women in Sales

Sales Hacker

Welcome to Sales Hacker’s first-ever Influential Women in Sales list! In this exclusive list, we wanted to honor not just female leaders that promote their own sales platform (no shame in that!) They say “You can’t be what you can’t see,” and the sales floor is no exception.

What is the Secret to Successful Sales Effectiveness Initiatives?

Sales Benchmark Index

He was warning his Sales and Marketing leaders of the dangers of implementing change. This post is for Sales and Marketing leaders and their HR business partners who are implementing change. Sales leaders regularly face the daunting task of delivering revenue and margin growth.

12 Best Job Boards for Sales Roles

CloserIQ

But the truth is that some boards are more useful than others when it comes to sales jobs. The AA-ISP Career Center, which is sponsored by the Global Inside Sales Association, is a great resource if you’re seeking a position in inside sales.

Our Top 5 Sales Events in 2019

Allego

Alex Mackenzie is Director of Sales at Allego. By attending, you’ll get to network with some great folks who can advance your career, hear some really inspirational keynotes, participate in informative sessions, and learn how to sell better and drive more revenue.