Is Your Lead Generation Data Leading You Astray?

No More Cold Calling

Which do you trust more—the lead generation data manufactured by sales technology tools and artificial intelligence, or your intuition, which is generated by years of experience and your emotional intelligence? Ignore the lead generation data?

Why Did The Move from Inside to Outside 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.

How to Enable Your B2B Sales Team to Convert Inbound Leads

Sales Hacker

Obtaining a ton of qualified inbound leads can be a blessing for your sales team – provided they are enabled and opportunistic enough to take advantage of them. Sales leaders serve as the generals and field commanders. Hire, Organize and Segment Your B2B Sales Team.

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.

Show Me the Money! A Guide to Creating a Scalable Sales Compensation Plan

Openview

We’ve all heard Tom Cruise’s famous line from Jerry Maguire, but showing your sales team members the money is often a complicated equation. In this guide, you’ll find tips for designing sales compensation packages that yield results and actually scale. BDR / Lead Generation Reps.

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.). So let's walk through my framework on how to optimize inside sales territories.

What Is Sales? A Quick Guide

Hubspot Sales

The term, "sales", encompasses all activities involved in selling a product or service to a consumer or business. But "sales" means so much more for businesses. Companies have entire sales organizations comprised of employees that are dedicated to selling their products and services.

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. 2 – Build a Lead Generation Team.

Defining a Sales Win

Pipeliner

How Do You Define a Sales Win? There are many ways to wins in sales. Sales Process Steps. There are various steps to the sales process. The Sheryl Crow song “Everyday is a Winding Road” comes to mind, but instead titled “Every Sales Call is a Winding Road.” I have heard many people say that there is no sales process, as each prospect is unique. Inside Sales Wins. To break it down even further, there are many different jobs within sales.

12 Sales Metrics that Matter Most-Harvard Business Review

HeavyHitter Sales

Here’s one of my recent Harvard Business Review articles titled the THE 12 SALES METRICS THAT MATTER MOST.     Sales is both an art and a science. However, the number of salespeople who achieved one hundred percent of quota varied greatly by sales organization.

9 Sales Dashboard Examples That'll Help You Set Up Your Own

Hubspot Sales

Analytics inform decisions, lead to new ideas, and unveil opportunities for growth. So, how can you visualize your sales data to make key decisions and analyze performance? The answer: A sales dashboard. What is a sales dashboard? How to Create a Sales Dashboard.

2014 The Year of Execution and Strategy – Why Most Sales Organizations will be Chewed Up and Spit Out

A Sales Guy

Last year I predicted that 2013 would be the year of hiring, that sales people would be on the move, freed from the downturn in the economy and feeling safe, I predicted sales people would start looking for new opportunities. Lots of sales people took advantage of 2013 to move and find better fits, but companies also do a lot of moving. I saw a lot of organizations trim their dead weight and build new and improved sales organizations.

How KPI’s Can Ruin Your Sales

Klozers

Managing a team of Field Based Sales Reps can throw up many different challenges as we endeavor to hit those ever increasing sales targets. Most sales managers will have a mixture of KPI’s they are working with, which will no doubt include some activity based targets.

Quantifying Sales & Marketing Maturity

OutboundView

Quantifying Sales & Marketing Maturity for VCs, Corporate M&A, & Private Equity. They were in the middle of uncovering just how much work they had to do on the sales and marketing front. The existing sales and marketing leadership was really struggling with everything from top of funnel lead generation to building the right org structure. The question is, as an investor, how do you factor sales and marketing maturity? Inside sales.

B2B Marketing Guide

OutboundView

If you’re a small businesses or startup that is looking for strategies to identify new sales opportunities, this guide is for you. If you’ve proven product/market fit, have your first 10-15 customers, and now want a strategy to scale sales and marketing, this guide is for you.

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SalesProCentral

Delicious Sales

Sales (12918). Sales Management (2614). Inside Sales (849). Demand Generation (181). Outside Sales (81). Sales Process (1775). THE SALES HUNTER AUGUST 12, 2013 Is Your Sales Process Slow or Fast? Is your sales process slow or fast?

Sales Hacker’s Top Sales Trends & Predictions You MUST Be Aware Of In 2018

Sales Hacker

The race to the 2017 finish line is in full throttle – While last minute closed deals are still trickling in, B2B organizations are researching how to shape next year’s sales strategy to align with the top sales trends that are expected to emerge in 2018.

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Demand Gen's State of The Union Address - If Obama Were a Marketing/Sales Exec

Green Lead's B2B

Last night I heard a few sound bites in Obama's State of the Union Address that brought to mind what I hear from sales and marketing folks daily. This is about Sales and Marketing Alignment. Today, in demand gen, we need to get paid on the leads generated and appointments set.