Enabled by modern technology, remote work is becoming more and more popular. Linked to an increase in employee happiness, work/life balance, productivity, and performance, many companies are exploring the option. Conflated by current events that have led to a massive cancellation of corporate travel, many companies are investigating the possibility of temporary remote work for […]
The average NBA player is 6 foot 7 inches and the typical NFL wide receiver can run a 40-yard dash in 4.48 seconds. While being tall or fast doesn’t necessarily qualify you to play professional sports, the basic skills and qualities are part of a foundation that makes these athletes successful. The same goes for […]
When you hire salespeople, you should always look for team players. It takes more than consistent coaching and training to create a productive sales team. According to CEB, the most effective sales teams no longer focus on individuals, but on teamwork. In order for sales teams to perform at their best, sales reps must do […]
The relationship between your sales development reps and account executives is absolutely crucial to your sales success. Without the two teams working in harmony, you risk missed opportunities and lost deals. The average sales team has 2.6 account executives for every SDR. That means that each sales development rep is stretched thin, as they must […]
Less than a decade ago, field sales teams were still norm. But the rise of technological advancements has led to a massive growth of inside sales teams. So much that inside sales recruiting now outpaces that of outside sales. Now, rather than geographically spread teams of sales reps, companies often start with one sales office […]
Yesterday, we wrote about why sales kickoff meetings are better now than they were just 10 years ago. Today, we are covering some practical, concrete suggestions you can take to make your sales kickoff fantastic in 2019. Sales kickoff meetings can be expensive. A typical event is a costly company investment averaging $1K – $2K […]
As promised, here’s part 2 for you. Missed part 1? No worries – read it here. 9. Listen As Lyndon B. Johnson said, “You aren’t learning anything when you’re talking.” You need to make listening your primary objective during the sales conversation. I’m sure you’ve heard it before, but are you actually doing it? If […]
As a new SaaS sales rep you may have already gone through the onboarding process. If not, check out this article to help you navigate that initial learning phase. You’re probably wondering what you can do to become a better rep, strengthen your position with your current employer, and expand your advancement options.  Here are […]
One of the most often examined metrics in any organization is customer retention, but have you ever considered the retention rate of your sales reps? Your sales team is one of your most valuable assets, and if you think about it, it’s your sales reps that earned you your customers in the first place. Turnover […]
As recently as a decade ago, field sales was the preferred choice for most companies. Today more and more businesses are utilizing an inside sales model or at least a combination of remote sales and outside sales. According to a study by Steve W. Martin, 46% of study participants reported a shift from a field […]