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 Jobs Role

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What does the future hold for the inside sales jobs role for a salesperson and will its job description come to mean anything more than facilitating a customer’s purchase. What will the inside sales jobs role look like in three-to-five years? The Sales Consultants.

10 Inside Sales Ideas From Ken Krogue

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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 115 – Be Social

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If you make regular time in your calendar to do some searching for those referral partners who are adjacent or within your niche and can refer multiple people your way over time, you could grow sales tenfold. The post Inside Sales Power Tip 115 – Be Social appeared first on Score More Sales.

Inside Sales Power Tip 116 – Call Deep

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A common issue among newer remote (inside) sales pros is that we tend to latch on to one person within a company to call on. This is one of the TOP issues I see when meeting with an inside sales team or with individual sellers.

Inside Sales Power Tip 124 – Self Management

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As a sales professional, you cannot rely on others managing you – you need to self manage. Think of yourself as an entrepreneur of your territory, or niche, or product line. The post Inside Sales Power Tip 124 – Self Management appeared first on Score More Sales.

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.

Inside Sales Power Tip 103 – Plan Everything

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A week ago I sat down with a sales professional who told me that when he started at a midmarket big data company in sales, he was given no guidelines, no leads, and very little guidance in getting started with his new sales territory.

Tips from the Sales Trenches: Is Inside Sales Demeaning?

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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.

Inside Sales vs Outside Sales: Pros & Cons

Xactly

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.

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.

PODCAST 40. How to Lead a Top Performing Inside Sales Team at a Public Company with Amy Appleyard, SVP of Sales, CarbonBlack

Sales Hacker

This week on the Sales Hacker podcast , we talk to Amy Appleyard , the recently appointed SVP of Global Inside Sales at CarbonBlack. . Amy walks us through her background from being an SMB entrepreneur to leading large sales teams and why sales emerged as her true calling.

What Sales Tools do You Use to Fuel Your Revenue?

Smart Selling Tools

Hope, afterall, is not a strategy. You’ll need a new fuel source if you want to blast sales into the next stratosphere. Today’s best-in-class sales organizations implement a variety of sales tools to impact their revenue. Sales & Marketing Content.

Build a Bold, Data Infused Sales Strategy for 2013

Sales Benchmark Index

“Freedom lies in being Bold” – Robert Frost Are you consistently bringing bold sales strategy ideas to the VP of Sales? To be a world class Sales Operations leader, pick up the pace. Quantifying the potential impact for their sales leader.

One Chart to Compel the CSO to Implement Your Sales Strategy

Sales Benchmark Index

How do you plan on selling your sales strategy recommendation to the CSO? Over the last month you, the Sales Operations leader, have been thick in the weeds identifying growth opportunities to support your upcoming sales strategy plan.

What Sales Tools do You Use to Fuel Your Revenue?

Smart Selling Tools

Hope, afterall, is not a strategy. You’ll need a new fuel source if you want to blast sales into the next stratosphere. Today’s best-in-class sales organizations implement a variety of sales tools to impact their revenue. Sales & Marketing Content.

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What Sales Tools do You Use to Fuel Your Revenue?

Smart Selling Tools

Hope, afterall, is not a strategy. You’ll need a new fuel source if you want to blast sales into the next stratosphere. Today’s best-in-class sales organizations implement a variety of sales tools to impact their revenue. Sales & Marketing Content.

What Sales Tools do You Use to Fuel Your Revenue?

Smart Selling Tools

Hope, afterall, is not a strategy. You’ll need a new fuel source if you want to blast sales into the next stratosphere. Today’s best-in-class sales organizations implement a variety of sales tools to impact their revenue. Sales & Marketing Content.

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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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If Your Sales Strategies Don’t Include at Least One of These, You’re in Trouble

A Sales Guy

For sales leaders, this means identifying and executing on a new set of sales strategies to make our new number. Unfortunately, for most sales organizations there is very little strategy and a whole lot of goals. If you’re head of sales and you’re responsible for growth goals you need strategies NOT just goals. Goals are not strategies. Potential 2013 sales growth “maneuvers and stratagems:” Mine the base.

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). 1) Sales Gamification.

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 ).

Inside vs. Outside Sales: How to Structure a Sales Team for Success

Hubspot Sales

Inside vs. Outside Sales. Inside sales reps often sell remotely, from an office base, while outside sales reps travel, brokering face-to-face deals. 47% of all salespeople work in inside sales, with 53% representing outside sales. Outside Sale

Tricks and Tips for Building and Running a High Performance #InsideSales Team

Smart Selling Tools

Inside Sales now generates more than 50% of company revenue and is being tasked with more responsibilities and expectations—to grow territories, form partnerships, and generate new business. In 2009, there were 800,000 inside sales departments. strategy.

Optimizing Part Of The Selling Function, Sub-Optimizing The Whole

Partners in Excellence

I read an article in which the position was put forth, “Inside sales does not have the responsibility for creating pipeline, only the responsibility for selling. A terrific strategy for driving product line growth. Enter the realm of account management/territory.

Rethinking The Sales Organization

Partners in Excellence

In the “old days” the structure of the sales organization was pretty simple. Hire a bunch of people, give them territories with goals and turn them loose to sell. Customers order products from the web, not needing much sales engagement.

Hiring a Sales Manager - External or Internal?

Sales Benchmark Index

"Should we hire an external Sales Manager or promote from within?". Open Sales Management positions are bad for sales organizations. Having the wrong Sales Manager (SM) is worse. This post helps you decide between hiring an internal or external Sales Manager.

A Sales Leader’s Blueprint for 2014

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Your Sales Strategy. It is one thing to have a sales strategy. VPs of Sales are asking the question “What have I done before?”. VPs of Sales are asking questions like: Is our Sales Process good enough? Are my Sales Managers good enough?

Reaching Prospects

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If assigned a vertical territory of financial services I would do several things right away: look at who my existing and past customers in financial services are. Lori Richardson is recognized on Forbes as one of the “Top 30 Social Sales Influencers” worldwide.

How To Love Your Sales Role

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When you love being a sales rep, or a business development rep, or a regional account rep, or a national account rep, you know it. It certainly lowers the quality of the work environment for those around you who ARE happily building their territories.

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Three Simple Ways LinkedIn Helps Sales Grow

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There are dozens and dozens of resources showing ways to use LinkedIn to help sales grow. Here is a page I created to help sales professionals with a variety or resources. Social Marketing Manager at LinkedIn, rated the #1 Social Sales Influencer offers a good example with his profile.

5 Ingredients To Win In Sales

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To win in sales you, and your company, need a recipe for success. The ingredients to win in sales must be pure and of high quality to create a great, high-end, finished product. Complicated commission plans or unwieldy territory rules and exceptions cause a half-baked sales team.

Data Cleanse For A Sales Boost

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Use the steps and your own terminology within your sales process to help your SDRs and BDRs enter clean, verified data.]. This is not so much a clean data issue but is so critical in moving your sales opportunities forward that it needs to be mentioned.

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Three Simple Ways LinkedIn Helps Sales Grow

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There are dozens and dozens of resources showing ways to use LinkedIn to help sales grow. Here is a page I created to help sales professionals with a variety or resources. Social Marketing Manager at LinkedIn, rated the #1 Social Sales Influencer offers a good example with his profile.

Four Ways the Cloud Helps Sales Grow

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Not only will those in sales be able to manage their territories this way but also sales leaders will have incredible access to data and insights – even being able to reinforce learning. Lori speaks, writes, trains, and consults with inside sales teams in mid-sized companies.

The Key to Terminating Sales Operations Stress

Sales Benchmark Index

My VP of Sales wants me to research trends in inside sales and conduct account segmentation. The sales managers are yelling for updated dashboards and territories. Oh, and Marketing wants to discuss sales enablement improvements. Sales Strategy.

Money Monday Sales Reps Guard Your Time

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Guard your time – a bit of advice given to me years ago by a wise sales manager that I’ve always worked to remember. Because of everything you do in your sales career, time is the one thing you cannot recoup.

Understand The Power of Social Sales

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How Many Sales Research Tools Are There? Your “sales pitch” will be a value-added approach to helping solve a buyer issue. If I have prospects and customers in the banking industry, I’m going to track banks by name and if I have a geographic territory, by location.

Money Monday – Using LinkedIn is a Waste of Time

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Both of these individuals have been doing the same old prospecting strategies for a number of years and both really would rather not change. Lori Richardson is recognized on Forbes as one of the “Top 30 Social Sales Influencers” worldwide.

Change Your Sales Teams Bad Habits Before 2013

Sales Benchmark Index

42% is the average amount of time a sales person spends engaging with a customer. We all know improving selling time should increase sales. And what is the value I should receive by actually improving a sales person’s selling time in front of a customer? The rep’s territory potential starts to max out. As a Sales VP, you need to understand how to get back more time. Below is a sample of the actual worksheet we gave to sales reps.

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