2013 Top Sales World Contributors Team Unveiled

Jonathan Farrington

The 2013 contributors line-up has been finalized over at Top Sales World , and these are the sales experts who will be working with TSW this year: They will be writing articles, providing tips, taking part in roundtables and interviews etc. Delivering Top Sales Masterclasses.

So How Do You Develop A First Class Sales Team?

Jonathan Farrington

The primary objective of a professional Sales Manager has to be: “ To achieve consistently superior results through the performance of every key individual.”. The Acid Test: When thinking about your own sales force …. . Controlled Management .

What is the Net Effect of the Migration to Inside Sales?

Jonathan Farrington

“The growth in sales jobs, and therefore one would think, in sales training is in inside sales. Although there is a migration to inside selling, most sales training is based on the assumption that sales calls will be face to face.

Tell Marketing They Can Keep Their Leads

No More Cold Calling

Consider this example from Dan McDade, president and CEO of PointClear: The marketing department for one unnamed company generated more than 9,000 “sales leads” in a year, but only 1.28 Enhancing lead generation is a top priority for any sales organization. Even in Sales 2.0,

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Good Reads for B2B Sales - Do You Have What It Takes to Succeed?

Pointclear

Keeping up to date on the latest innovations and opinions in sales can be time-consuming, especially in the the digital space. Sales Sphere features relevant blog articles from PointClear''s online B2B sales circles. Inside Sales Power Tip 125 – Grit.

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Good Reads for B2B Sales - Selling at Every Level

Pointclear

Keeping up to date on the latest innovations and opinions in sales can be time-consuming, especially in the the digital space. Sales Sphere features relevant blog articles from PointClear''s online B2B sales circles. Are You Paying Enough Attention To Your Sales Teams?

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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. How do my colleagues at PointClear and I keep from falling into this trap? My PointClear peers and I have learned as lead generation professionals that adapting a prospect’s style of communication is helpful for immediate acceptance. The PointClear team would like to hear from you about your sales lead generation best practices. Inside Sales

Good Reads for B2B Sales - Buyer's Need Early-Stage Sales Involvement

Pointclear

Keeping up to date on the latest innovations and opinions in sales can be time-consuming, especially in the the digital space. Sales Sphere features relevant blog articles from PointClear''s online B2B sales circles. Via Sales & Marketing Management.

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Good Reads for B2B Sales - Cold Calling Revisited

Pointclear

Staying current on the latest innovations and opinions in sales can be daunting, especially in the the digital space. PointClear''s staff and Sales Sphere features relevant blog articles from our digital circles about B2B sales.

What's it take to generate leads that fuel your forecast?

Pointclear

Just try to pass them on to your field sales team and you’ll see. Because the chances are pretty low—probably 3% to 4% at best—that any of these names are bonafide opportunities if you are a B2B company with a complex sales process. Sales won’t spend the time it takes to cull through 100 so-called leads for 3 to 4 good ones. And that’s usually not something Sales is going to do. Precise management of lists, lead data, cadence and outcomes drives revenue.

The Flavors That "Sales Ready" Leads Come In

Pointclear

I once worked with the then SVP, Marketing of a large public company who was frustrated with sales. At one point he got so angry that he offered sales management the following choices for spending a $100,000 budget to generate leads. Fix lack of effective follow-up by sales.

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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. There is a higher turnover among the sales ranks.

Does Your Sales Team Know How to Follow-Up on a Lead?

Pointclear

Nurture leads until they’re ready to turn over to sales is the sixth of 7 Truths about Sales and Marketing that CEOs need to know. This post is part of a series about the CEO’s role in eliminating wasted marketing spend and increasing sales results. Gain sales acceptance.

What Do You Sell, Who Do You Sell It To and Why Everyone Has to Have The Same Answer

Pointclear

How to define a lead and gain agreement is the first of 7 Truths about Sales and Marketing that CEOs need to know. This post is part of a series about the CEO’s role in eliminating wasted marketing spend and increasing sales results. Marketing was creating opportunities for $10,000 deals while sales was only interested in those valued $1 million plus. Nor did it matter that our client had more sales executives than there were $1 million deals in the market.

Who’s Harvesting Your Lead Farm?

Smart Selling Tools

Guest Post By Dan McDade, CEO & President, PointClear. The lead farm—it may not sound very sexy at first hearing, but its function and resources are critical success factors in overcoming challenges that prevent B2B sales and marketing groups from operating at peak efficiency and delivering full revenue potential. A resource and functionality gap between marketing and sales. Sales Effectiveness Sales Management

The 5 Most Viewed #SalesChats Episodes You Can’t Miss

Pipeliner

Pipeliner CRM conducts a regular Twitter chat on sales issues. This fast-paced (no more than 30 minutes) multimedia series provides leading strategies, tactics and thinking for sales professionals worldwide. SalesChats E18: Sales Prospecting with Dan McDade.

What Percent of Leads Should Sales Close?

Pointclear

There are many factors that impact the percent of leads that should be closed by sales. Sales was focused on $1 million opportunities in big companies. I am still friends with the then SVP of Sales of this client and I still kid him that he had more sales executives on his team than there were seven-figure deals in the market he was targeting. Lead definition: A client in marketing told us that they had delivered 9,000 leads to sales the previous year.

The Pipeline ? Reports of the Death of the Salesperson Are Greatly.

The Pipeline

The Pipeline Renbor Sales Solutions Inc.s Stored in Attitude , Business Acumen , Customer Care , Guest Post , Proactive , Sales 2.0 , Sales Strategy , Sales Success , Sales Training , Social Selling , execution. What you should do: Get your sales team “in the mix.”

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Insights on Outbound Conference in Atlanta

Pointclear

One of the presenters, Mike Weinberg, summed up the sentiment in the room: “Many in what’s called the Sales 2.0 These false pronouncements are having a severe negative impact on sales performance,” he said. Here is what I learned: Jeb Blount – Jeb is the bestselling author of eight books, including " Fanatical Prospecting " , and among the world’s most respected thought leaders on sales, leadership, and customer experience. And “ Sales Management.

Dear CEO: Fix these three things and increase revenue

Pointclear

Companies with optimized sales and marketing organization achieve results by doing three things well. Deliver fewer, but better, leads to sales. The reality is that not only are they not being managed by others, they’re likely being mismanaged. Walk out of your office and ask the first three marketers and the first three sales executives you see these three questions: How do you define our market? Sales executives, however, were not thrilled.