Inside Sales Force Team Performance Management Training Ideas & Tips

Mr. Inside Sales

Inside Sales Management Made Easy. Learn effective inside sales force team rep performance management training ideas, tips, techniques and plan with best practices. Being an inside sales manager is tough these days.

5 Tips to a Clean, Profitable Sales Pipeline for Inside Sales Managers

Sales Hacker

This article takes you through 5 crucial tips to efficiently manage your sales pipeline. Before we jump right in, let’s define what a sales pipeline is. A sales pipeline is a systematic and visual representation of your sales process.

Leveraging Inside Sales

Pipeliner

A variety of industries use inside sales as a popular high-growth sales model. According to Harvard Business Review , 46 percent of high-growth tech companies are expanding through inside sales, as compared to 21 percent growing through outside sales teams. The reasons for inside sales (SDR/BDR) team growth vary, but one fact is clear: buyers seem to be fine with alternatives to face-to-face meetings. Sales Management Leadership

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.

Reduce the Risks of Hiring Sales Managers

Sales Benchmark Index

“How can I be sure I''m hiring the right sales leader?”. This post is for those who are recruiting and hiring sales leaders. It provides an overview of how to conduct a competency assessment specifically for Sales. But they are lacking in 3 ways: Not specific to Sales.

Inside sales – it is a new dawn and sales training needs to shine

Sales Training Connection

Inside Sales. When it comes to inside sales, put aside old visions of airplane hanger-size room filled with lots of salespeople making lots of sales calls using finely polished scripts. Sales Coaching. 2013 Sales Momentum ®.

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. Time management.

The Great Migration to Inside Sales - Will You Get it Right?

Understanding the Sales Force

Understanding the Sales Force by Dave Kurlan The Growing Power of Inside Sales appeared on the Harvard Business Review Blog on July 29. The authors listed four scenarios where a move to inside sales could be effective: By market segment, By stage of the buyer engagement process, By geography, and. How about these: By sales talent - What roles are your salespeople best suited for? Should you consider moving some or all of your sales to the inside?

Finding the Right Sales and Sales Management Candidates

Understanding the Sales Force

Understanding the Sales Force by Dave Kurlan I read this terrific post from our friends at New-Hire.com about the best sources for candidates in general. It certainly applies to sales candidates as well.

The Real Reason for Prospect Objections: Do Your Reps Get It?

Sales Result

If you’re experiencing low close rates from your sales team, the likelihood is that your reps aren’t able to respond to prospect objections.

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. Time management.

The Sales Manager's Guide to Performance Reviews [Free Template]

Hubspot Sales

In this rapidly changing sales environment, there is often a stark disconnect between what management sees or does and what reps want or need. 49% of organizations have zero or limited means of measuring sales productivity. Sales Performance Review Examples.

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5 Ways to Make Data Actionable With LevelEleven

LevelEleven

If you’re like many sales leaders, you’ve experienced the challenge of having too much data in too many places. The following are 5 ways to make data actionable using LevelEleven’s sales management system. Keep Your Sales Team’s Goals Front & Center.

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Setting Objectives to Win

Jonathan Farrington

For a long time, the only objectives I used for Major Accounts were very specific business objectives – “ We will increase turnover by X%”. “We Multi-level objectives has proved very powerful in winning and keeping business.

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. You could go to the HubSpot Sales Blog and find articles about finding and hiring the best Sales Development Rep (SDR).

Catching Fly Balls: overcoming the dreaded price objection

Smart Selling Tools

If your Inside Sales team dreads the ‘price obejction’ it’s because they aren’t confident in their ability to handle it. Equipped with the right skill-set, they will welcome the opportunity to address the prospect’s objection.

6 Ways to Make Your Sales Training Effective

CloserIQ

If you consider sales training to be the first of several steps toward boosting profits, it’s easy to see why it’s such a crucial investment. Ready to amp up your sales training results? How do you identify what sales training is needed?

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. 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.

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.

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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B2B Sales Lead Generation Pros Who Listen, Learn

Pointclear

Those of us who use the phone to successfully generate sales leads have picked up an essential trade secret. We accommodate their preferred communication style (as we perceive it based on our experience) with as much care as we do to their questions and objections. The PointClear team would like to hear from you about your sales lead generation best practices. Jim Hall joined PointClear in 2014 with over 20 years of experience in consulting, sales, and business growth.

Stupid, Damn Sales Scripts @#$%&?!!!

Increase Sales

When will organizations learn that sales scripts are stupid when they fail to engage customers and worse yet tick off customers? I realized early on into the conversation with the salesperson she was “sales script” trained. Damn sales scripts @#$%&?!!!

The Harder You Work, The Luckier You’ll Get

Mr. Inside Sales

I was working with a sales manager last week—he manages a team of 20 inside sales reps with a direct report manager who helps manage half that team—and I asked him what kind of producer he was when he was selling. “I Sales solve everything.”.

You Employees are Less Engaged – Here’s Why

LevelEleven

Lack of performance management. You may be conducting quarterly or yearly reviews but that is far from effective performance management. Management by (only) numbers. Some sales leaders assign their team quotas and manage based upon spreadsheets and forecast reports.

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Metrics—Which One is Most Important?

Mr. Inside Sales

While working with a new client last week, his management team was asking me which metrics they should focus on as they begin to adopt the new best practice approach we just introduced. So here are some questions for you (whether you’re an independent producer or a sales manager or V.P.

The Ultimate Guide to Sales Coaching In 2019

Gong.io

Are you looking to get better at sales coaching, but you’re not sure how? Let me guess: no one trained you for sales coaching. You’re simply doing your best to pass on what YOU know about sales to your team. BUT… that’s a dangerous sales coaching mistake. VP Sales.

The keys to maintaining a great culture within a remote sales team

Close.io

That said, there’s one primary issue that a lot of remote sales teams struggle with: Their team culture sucks. Sales reps are able to chat throughout the day, go for lunch as a team on a weekly basis, and form authentic relationships with each other. for all sales activity.

[Sales Alchemy]: Turning a “No” into a “Yes”

No More Cold Calling

Overcome the objections that usually stop you in your tracks. “Every objection can be anticipated.” ” That’s a wise observation from an astute manager I worked for early on in my sales career. What are your strategies for overcoming client objections?

How To Effectively Onboard New SDR Hires

InsightSquared

This is especially true of Sales Development Reps, SDRs, as they are such an integral part of your sales process. When we talked about hiring new sales reps , we showed the “cash trough” that each new rep starts with. Time management.

4 Pieces of Advice From Modern Sales Leaders

LevelEleven

You have been promoted to sales manager. Going from a top performing sales person to a manager seems like it will be an easy transition, right? The traits that make all-star salespeople usually don’t directly translate to the skills needed to be an effective sales manager.

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The Top 29 Sales Blogs Every Sales Professional Should Read

Hubspot Sales

Best Sales Blogs: Sales Hacker. Jill Konrath's Fresh Sales Strategies. HubSpot Sales Blog. Sales Solutions Blog. Sales Gravy. Marc Wayshak's Sales Blog. Sales for Life. LinkedIn Sales Blog. The Sales Blog. Sales Benchmark Index.

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. Objective.

Hiring a sales rep: How to write an effective sales job description

Base CRM

Writing a sales job description is the first step in your hiring process. The Society for Human Resource Management found that the entire process for one employee can have a price tag of around $240,000. In this article, we’ll start by going over job description basics and then look at descriptions for two common sales positions: Sales development rep (entry-level sales role). Account executive (more tenured sales role). Summary objective.

The 7 Most Critical Selling Skills in Wholesale Distribution

Selling Essentials RapidLearning Center

Wholesale distributors are feeling urgency to change their sales models, a joint MDM/RLI research study shows. Many distributors have a field sales culture in markets where inside sales models may make more sense. Field Sales vs. Inside Sales.

The Ins & Outs of Variable Pay Compensation Structure for Sales Teams

Sales Hacker

On top of that, why are sales people some of the few employees subject to variable compensation structures? Do other roles have employees that are all equally internally motivated while sales just attracts the classic “slimy” stereotype that everyone loves to hate?

Rethinking The Sales Organization

Partners in Excellence

In the “old days” the structure of the sales organization was pretty simple. There were variations of that theme, sometimes we used indirect sales organizations, like manufacturer’s reps, resellers, channel partners, and others to sell for us.

Why Sales Quota Must be Perceived as Achievable

A Sales Guy

My last post about quota focused on the importance of quota aligning with business objectives and business strategy. When quotas are not perceived as achievable, sales people just give up and don’t even try. Management comes out with quotas. The sales team freaks out. Fist line managers are stuck in middle. Management to reconsider, they state their cases. Middle managers then try to “sell” the sales teams on the quotas.

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5 Secrets to a Successful Sales Hiring Interview – Guest Post by Alan Fendrich

Mr. Inside Sales

And a fair number of them never even went out and made sales calls. And if you don’t filter them BEFORE the interview to determine whether their values and personality styles are suitable for sales, then you are creating ONE BIG MESS for yourself. Just stay objective.

How to Increase Your Closing Percentage

EyesOnSales

by Mike Brooks, Mr. Inside Sales. Think about it: 80% of sales reps are desperate to “fill their pipelines," and will send out just about anybody with the pulse just so they have someone to pitch later on. This leads to poor morale, upset managers, and a lot of turn over.

Sales Traditions and Rituals - They're Not Just for December

Understanding the Sales Force

Understanding the Sales Force by Dave Kurlan For some salespeople, selling is as caked in tradition and ritual as any religious ceremony. To get a sense for this, consider the many inside sales roles, demo-centric salespeople, and low-level in-home salespeople.

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