Inside sales – 3 research findings for improving B2B performance

Sales Training Connection

Inside sales. Recently we published a blog on the emerging importance of inside sales in the B2B market. If this finding were generalizable it would impact capacity planning for sales team availability. 2014 Sales Momentum ®.

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.

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

How to Build a Successful Remote Inside Sales Team in 10 Steps

ExecVision

Remote teams are nothing new in the sales world–field reps have been closing deals outside of the office since practically the beginning of time. Working remotely is however, a newer development in inside sales. Here are ten steps for building a remote inside sales team that smashes quota and remains engaged: 1. It doesn’t matter how good your sales training program is, your team is going to forget most of it. Do they have passions outside of sales?

Inside Sales Power Tip 151 – Speak WELL

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If you are not using the phone at least half of the time you are reaching out to buyers, then I hope you are using video conversations to a great extent. These two strategies – video-to-video or telephone allow for real connection.

PowerViews with Bob Perkins: Inside Sales is Here to Stay

Pointclear

My guest today is Bob Perkins, Founder of AA-ISP and Vice President of Inside Sales at Merrill Datasite. Bob shared his perspective on how inside sales strategies have grown in popularity as companies strive to improve customer service and boost sales as efficiently as possible.

Inside Sales Power Tip 123 – Snail Mail

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It is always exciting to hear about new sales tools to help shorten the sales cycle, qualify better, grow social connections, and sell more. I can’t get in front of a prospective customer or current customer any more than that unless I’m there on video or in person.

Inside Sales Power Tip 118 – Share Insight

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videos. Lori Richardson is recognized as one of the “Top 25 Sales Influencers for 2013″ and one of “20 Women to Watch in Sales Lead Management for 2013″ Lori speaks, writes, trains, and consults with inside and outbound sellers in technology and services companies.

Why Did The Move from Outside to Inside Sales Take So Long?

Understanding the Sales Force

Understanding the Sales Force by Dave Kurlan Eventually, most antiquated models are replaced by more up-to-date, efficient, and sometimes exciting models. Outside sales is being replaced by inside sales but not in the way that most people think.

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!

Youth, Lead Quality, Social Selling, Inside Sales and Outbound Marketing

Pointclear

Nick Stein, Vision Critical, Youth Meets Experience in Sales Force. Click to start video at this point —The young people entering the sales force are changing the dynamic between managers and their reps. Not so long ago, managers and their sales team were in one centralized location. But with the rapid growth in technology, a manager’s sales team can be spread out. Matt Heinz, Heinz Marketing, The Quality of Sales Leads is Abysmal.

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 Gains Prove Valuable to Bottom Line Revenues

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Last week, the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP) met for their annual Leadership Conference, which was held this year in Chicago. The teams we are working with are all remote sales teams. No more wasted sales calls.

Inside Sales Power Tip 129 – Get More Leads

Score More Sales

What I love about SalesLoft is that they are solely focused on helping those of us on the front line of sales prospecting. I think you’ll like what Kyle says in the video. Transcript of the Video. As a sales professional, we are huge fans of LinkedIn.

How the SVP of Sales Executes in the Enterprise

Sales Benchmark Index

Our guest on SBI TV is Stephen Mohan, SVP of North American Sales for XPO Logistics. Stephen has led several enterprise sales forces and is the perfect guest to discuss how to execute in the enterprise.

Inside Sales Is Only Great For Transactional Commoditized Products!

Partners in Excellence

They had traditionally, had a large field sales organization. Sales people were just overworked, stretched very thin. The needs for recruiting and bringing more sales people on board were skyrocketing. Inside sales would never work for us.”

Sales Technology Best Practices: Superuser Tips for Success

Velocify

New technologies are automating the sales process and making organizations more productive and efficient than ever before, and the impact on business growth is undeniable. Read on for superuser tips from Velocify customers on how to get the most out of your sales solution.

First Direct Lending Achieves Rapid Growth with Velocify

Velocify

Read on to learn more about their story and check out our exclusive video interviews with Mike Eshelman, VP of Marketing at First Direct Lending. The post First Direct Lending Achieves Rapid Growth with Velocify appeared first on Velocify: High Performance Sales.

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Best of PowerViews: Exciting Future for Inside Sales Experts

Pointclear

Over the last year, I’ve had the privilege of interviewing over 30 influential B2B sales and marketing leaders. It has been a pleasure to interview each of them and share perspectives on topics ranging from B2B lead generation and inside sales to social media trends and personal branding. Click to start video at this point — When I asked Jim if he spotted any disruptive trends this year, he stated that overall he sees a climate of camaraderie.

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.

10 Reasons Why Inside Sales Will Displace Field Sales Teams by 2015

Pointclear

To read an excerpt from her latest book, Smart Sales Manager , click here. Today’s “new normal” sales landscape has sales leaders scratching their heads, wondering about the best way to structure their sales organizations. Should they keep their expensive sales duo: inside sales AND field sales? Or just go with inside sales? The following trends indicate that field sales teams are becoming extinct.

5 Questions Every Account-Based Marketing Pro Has Answered

Velocify

Sales has been targeting contacts at key accounts for decades. On the marketing side, account-based marketing (ABM) has gained major traction, becoming a key strategy to better align with sales and close quality deals. Sales stages. Individual sales rep effectiveness.

Guaranteed Rate Rises to the Top with Velocify

Velocify

Read on to learn more about their story, plus check out our exclusive video interviews with Dan Miedema, Director of Marketing Operations at Guaranteed Rate. Like any growth-oriented business, Guaranteed Rate’s primary focus was to accelerate sales.

Competitive Sports are Like Professional Sales

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CLICK HERE to Play Video (or click on image above). sales leadership Inside Sales sales strategy boost salesWhen my company was re-branded, I wanted a name that represented my views and my life. At the time, my son had been a successful Division I college athlete and moved on as a professional hockey player.

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The Impact of Chatbots and VR on Business Communication

Velocify

In a world where the click of a button can instantly summon almost anything a buyer could want, customers aren’t prepared to sit around waiting for a sales or service rep to call back or answer an email. Businesses can only operate as effectively as they can communicate.

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.

The 33 Best Sales Training Video Channels on YouTube

Hubspot Sales

in 2013 on hiring sales training companies, one of the top five outsourced training expenditures, according to Training Industry. Clearly, if your team needs sales training, there's a lot of options out there. Best Sales Videos. Sales Videos by Well-Known Selling Experts.

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

Why is Selling Going Inside?

Jonathan Farrington

Trend data reveal that sales organizations are shifting resources from outside to inside sales. Inside sales growth is 30% faster than their outside sales counterparts. So why is selling really going inside?

How Top Companies Develop Product Launch Messaging

Sales Benchmark Index

Sales and Channel Marketing at Intuit. Rob lead sales, channel marketing and analytics across Intuit’s retail, e-tail, inside sales, resellers, OEMs and financial Institutions. . Today’s topic is Product Launch and Messaging. Joining us is Rob Lips, Vice President of U.S.

Why Selling is Going Inside – Isn’t that Obvious?

Jonathan Farrington

So, having posed the question, let me provide some answers – why is selling really going inside? Let me give you an example: Let’s take a typical sale in a consultative/collaborative environment: After some pretty rigorous qualification at the front-end, we decide that we have uncovered an opportunity that is worth pursuing. But today, the business community has to regard the sales call as an expenditure for which there are substitutes. General Inside Sales Sales

Coming Next – The Almost Indecent Haste to Get Inside

Jonathan Farrington

Next year, I anticipate we will see a reduction in external sales positions of around 20%: 10% will be lost for good, and the other 10% will move inside. Today’s breed of inside sales professional is bright, qualified, and well rewarded.

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“Something Will Turn Up” – Maybe it Won’t!

Jonathan Farrington

Unless you have been holed up in a remote cave somewhere in Outer Mongolia, with absolutely no access to the outside world for the past two years, you will be aware of the huge increase in internal sales positions. Does this mean that the “sales space” is expanding?

“Something Will Turn Up” – Well Maybe it Won’t!

Jonathan Farrington

Unless you have been holed up in a remote cave somewhere in Outer Mongolia, with absolutely no access to the outside world for the past two years, you will be aware of the huge increase in internal sales positions. Does this mean that the “sales space” is expanding?

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.

What Sales Tools do You Use to Fuel Your Revenue?

Smart Selling Tools

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. Sales Enablement.

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Nancy’s Sales App of the Week: @Velocify

Smart Selling Tools

Get to know your sales tools in just 2 minutes a week. This week, Nancy profiles Velocify , a sales acceleration tool that improves performance and conversion rates of both inbound and outbound calling. Sales ToolSkool Video Transcript: Velocify Helps Sales Teams Accelerate Performance.

Sales CRM for Small Businesses with BIG Ambition

Velocify

With Leads360 Express, sales managers will gain more control, visibility and peace of mind. In fact, more than half of small business owner’s project sales will grow in the next year, according to a Bank of America Small Business Owner Report.

Why is Selling Going Inside? Isn’t that Obvious?

Jonathan Farrington

Unless you have been holed up in a remote cave somewhere in Outer Mongolia, with absolutely no access to the outside world for the past two years, you will be aware of the huge increase in internal sales positions. Does this mean that the “sales space” is expanding?

Social Media for Sales Professionals

No More Cold Calling

Watch Joanne’s interview with Kevin Gaither, CEO and Founder of Inside Sales Recruiting. Topic: Social Media for Sales Professionals” Featured Video