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Power Dialer Proves Natural Selection Right

Technology is speeding ahead at a break neck speed and all too often we forget to look behind and see the ground we’ve covered. The dialer is one of those technological advances, and a subtle one that’s been ignored. The...

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Faxing: A Sales Reps’ Secret Weapon

Do young sales reps even remember what a fax machine is? More importantly, do you know how to use one? Well guess what? As a tool, faxing can still be very relevant as a communications channel. With all the different ways of...

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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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The #1 Way to Increase Sales Revenue – Sales Reps Take Note

I’m a marketer at insidesales.com and I’m hijacking the sales blog today. I’m writing on behalf of marketers everywhere, and I’m calling out sales professionals. The Goal of Inbound Marketers First, let me say that I like my job...

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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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Lead Nurturing and Lead Scoring – A Critical Link

On a recent guest post at the Bridge Group’s blog, author Henry Bruce brings up some research by Marketing Sherpa that states that 75% of all sales leads generated are going to buy at some point in the next 18-24 months.

Think about that for a minute.

A. Only 1 in 4 leads is ever totally non-productive. They may not convert now, or in the time frame the rep wants, but contrary to popular belief, it’s relatively rare for a sales lead to be total garbage. 75% of the active leads in our CRM systems RIGHT NOW are going to buy a product or service in our sector from somebody, somewhere in the next two years. So why not from you/me/us, if we’re the right fit?

B. It also seems to indicate that the need to intelligently score leads is now more critical than ever to prevent waste. 18-24 months is a long time, and no sales rep in their right mind is going to try and keep a prospect “on the hook” for a year-and-a-half. If they’re not buying now, stop wasting effort, the thought process goes, and use a long-term lead nurturing strategy . . . .

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Inside Sales Tips — Debunking Voice Mail Myths

At some point every sales organization that engages in outbound prospecting has a debate over whether targeted sales voice messages make any real difference in results.

The primary complaints of those who don’t like using voice mail as a prospecting tool:

1. It doesn’t work
2. Even if it does work, it’s too time consuming.

I’m here to debunk both of these myths.

Myth #1: It doesn’t work.

The Reality: voice mail works, and it works well.

On any objective level, this complaint is a straw man argument. Inside sales industry insider Ken Krogue has created and nurtured two $1 million+ a month sales teams in two different industries—business development at Franklin-Covey (now Franklin-Qwest), and telecom with inContact, formerly UCN. Every piece of data he’s ever compiled from his teams shows that direct prospecting voice mail averages a 4-6 percent response rate –and it’s often much higher, depending on the product, vertical, and targets chosen . . . .

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