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Inside Sales Reps: Knowledge is PowerDialer!

You and I have heard, many times, the old adage “Knowledge is Power!” We can’t argue with the truth inherent in this statement. Education is key to personal and financial growth. There are those who, lacking a college education...

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How to Build a High Velocity Sales Team: Tools, Training & Technology (Part 4.5 – Outbound)

[This article is part of a multi-blog series on how to build a high velocity sales team. Click the following links to view previous blogs:  Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4– Inbound. To the view the original 5-part...

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How to Increase Inside Sales Rep Call Volume by 30% with Sales Technology

Izenda, LLC, a new client of InsideSales.com, increased their daily dials by 30 percent in just three weeks. How did they do it? Louie Bernstein, Chief Sales Officer at Izenda, was using the Salesforce.com CRM and Skype as the...

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Why a Sales CRM is Incomplete without an Integrated Dialer

Insides sales is all about communications – by phone, by email, by social media, by fax. Communicate with more prospects, close more sales.  Communicate better with those prospects and the number of closes increases even more....

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What is Inside Sales – Vocab Definitions to Know

Here at the Insider, we understand that for new followers some of the words we use might go completely over your head – especially for some of you newbies. So to help out in understanding what we are writing about we have...

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4 Sales Tips for Making Contact and Avoiding “Prospect Badgering”

One of sales reps’ most common questions is, “How many dials does it really take to make contact with a decision-maker, and how do I know when I’ve reached my limit of “pleasant persistence” and am now merely angering the prospect?”

By the numbers, every piece of sales research we’ve ever done indicates that it takes between 6 and 8 call attempts to reach a decision-maker (though this number generally goes down if you’re mixing in other media like email and voice messaging at the same time).

However, our research also shows that most sales reps only make 1.7 call attempts to reach a new prospect (far below the statistical mean to actually make contact), that they overestimate the total number of calls they’ve made (most reps think they’ve made far more call attempts than they really have), and that they rarely combine all three of the major “contactable” media—phone, voice message, and email—to produce the best results . . . .

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