This guest post was authored by John Barrows (Owner, jbarrows.com, which features a wide variety of awesome sales training resources).  Marketing automation is starting to come upstream really fast and eat away at the value sales reps provide. Couple this with the amount of information customers have access to and you’re starting to see the […]
For inside sales teams, the debate between account-based selling and lead-based selling is raging (quick answer: do both!). So too is the question of whether automated sales messaging is helping or hurting sales reps (quick answer: hurting, mostly). But perhaps the biggest crisis facing the sales industry is really the volume of one-size-fits-all messaging that is killing engagement rates. […]
For our recent eBook, we asked several sales leaders to name a sales metric that more managers should be tracking. One of the sales leaders we spoke with was John Barrows, who trains sales teams at many of the world’s leading technology companies, and offers exceptional training content at jBarrows.com.  Meetings with Key Decision Makers by Rep Most companies […]
This year at Dreamforce, our CEO Howard Brown served as moderator on two panels that brought together some of the most inspiring leaders working in sales today. Our first panel featured John Barrows (sales trainer to some of the world’s leading tech companies), Peter Gracey (co-Founder of AGSalesworks and CEO of Quota Factory) and Aaron […]
Salesforce dashboards can give inside sales managers the power to forecast the future. You can see which reps are on pace to meet goals, and also identify how specific sales activities impact pipeline. But the fact is that your existing dashboards just might not be giving you the data you need to make smart predictions. Without […]