Do you find yourself frustrated and want to pull your hair out when thinking about your millennial employees? Or does it seems like they leave before they become profitable to your team which leaves you to start the process all over again? If you find yourself shaking your head in agreement, you are not alone.
Join, the Millennial Translator®, Amanda Hammett as she breaks down her philosophy: if you don’t understand millennials, you can’t keep them.
Each participant will walk away not only with a greater understanding of the generation that will soon be leading corporate America but also with practical and actionable items that are specific to their team and can be easily implemented.
Part 1: Millennial Myth vs. Millennial Reality
We will bust prevailing millennial myths and replace them with facts about this often misunderstood generation. Topics will include: generational parameters, and the psychology around three of the biggest complaints about millennials in the workforce.
Part 2: What You Don’t Know is Tanking Your Bottom Line
Participants will be provided with a formula that will reveal a major area of missing profits from your bottom line (HINT: You probably have no idea this is missing from your P&L!).
Part 3: We Know the Problem….Now Let’s Fix It
After identifying your leaky profitability pipeline (i.e millennial retention and engagement), we will turn our attention to practical action items to not only stem the loss of millennial employees but also to leverage them for higher profitability.
The goal for any team is to work together to produce a world-class result. Of course, the million-dollar question is “How do we achieve this?”
Sales Reps respond and perform better when led by great leaders, not managers. Today’s digital sales organizations must be empowered, supported, recognized and led, not managed. This workshop will dig deep into five key areas every leader needs to create and sustain in order to build an environment and culture of success and achievement.
That brings us to the question "What is the difference between leading and managing?"
The Fundamental Difference Between Leading And Managing: Influence Versus Direction. Leaders influence. Managers direct. But leaders have a bias to influencing by inspiring and enabling through advice and counsel while managers have a bias to command and control.
Participants of this workshop will learn best practices and new ways to lead through active participation and small group activities.
Leaders will walk away with a new perspective on leadership, and specific actions they can implement to help build a culture of Great Teams and Great Performers!
The selling profession is maneuvering its way through disruption. Over the past few years we've seen massive job growth, new technologies, role specialization and artificial intelligence putting a huge strain on the system.
Sales must quickly adapt to this new way of selling. As buyers are more informed and technologies make virtual prospecting and customer interactions easier than ever, sales professionals must have in-depth knowledge on the customer while providing for a more personalized customer engagement.
Setting the stage for Leadership Summit 2018, our panel of esteemed industry thought leaders and practitioners will share their own vision for the future along with strategies their companies are deploying to adopt and embrace this new era of digital selling.
Moderated by Bob Perkins, AA-ISP Founder & Chairman
The key to winning more deals lies in navigating sales conversations better.
But every type of conversation has its own "formula" for success.
A great discovery call looks different than a great presentation or negotiation.
We've surfaced the formula of success for each of these calls by analyzing over 1M call recordings with AI.
Join Amit Bendov, CEO of Gong.io, as he walks you through how to win at every stage.
You'll learn the exact playbook for bringing new opportunities from first call to close.
You'll also come away knowing how to avoid the pitfalls at each stage that are waiting to trip up your deal.
Factor 8 Leaders Lauren Bailey and John Healy are throwing down the gauntlet. Our industry has reported the lack of employee development as a challenge at the Rep, Manager, and Leader levels for over five straight years.
If left unsolved it threatens the success and paychecks of every leader in the room. They will equip us to attack the problem head-on together with new data, tips from their personal careers developing teams at CDW and SAP, share low & no-cost ideas, and strategies we can all steal from their work today as an award-winning vendor of Inside Sales development.
They’ve promised to make us laugh, fill pages of notes, and give away the keys to their kingdom to help us work together and erase this challenge from the 2018 state of the Industry report.
Nothing changes if nothing changes. The key is to change before you have to! Discover Joy Baldridge’s quick tips on how minor change leads to major impact.
Today, sales is struggling to define its role in the world. More and more we hear about the latest sales technologies that remove human interaction and personalization from the sales conversations. It's no wonder many hold a negative view of sales: 77% of buyers don’t believe sales understands their business and don’t think they can help. Sales leaders chase efficiency through automation and tool integration to scale their functions quickly. However, many sales technologies lack the ability to truly connect with the buyer and lose at the art of selling. On the other hand, sales organizations that haven't adopted any automation are less efficient and cannot scale, leading to slower time to close and often losing to their competition. Both these scenarios create a bad sales experience. And in a time when businesses are trying to focus on building lasting customer relationships and a recurring revenue model, automating a bad experience or failing to adopt some automation means less revenue potential at a massive scale.
Join John Mayhall, Director of Sales Solutions at LinkedIn, to learn how to master the art and science of selling and achieve explosive pipeline growth and grow revenue opportunities. Sales and marketing leaders should attend this session to learn:
- Common challenges sales and marketing face and strategies to overcome them
- What personalization at scale looks like and why it matters
- Tried-and-true methodologies from LinkedIn's own playbook on how sales can perfect and balance the art and science of selling
In our fast-paced Inside Sales environment, we have to overcome numerous challenges to achieve our desired results. On a daily basis, we are expected to turn around a fledgling campaign, resource our teams for hyper-growth, implement new technology or manage scarce lead source data campaigns—plus: PERFORM!
When times become frustrating and it seems impossible, savvy Inside Sales professionals don’t get overwhelmed or give up; they simply remember they are at “A Point in Time” in their journey.
In this session, Tom Leidigh will be your guide in exploring his proven perseverance philosophy, “A Point in Time,” and how to apply it to the key demands we face in our industry. Whether its growth, performance, change management, new strategy, profitability, or onboarding new hires, you can power through the day-to-day grind and achieve results.
As your team evolves from analog to digital sales, where do you as a leader and your organization-stack rank against your competition and market best-in-class? Best-in-class have top-down strategic alignment, very deliberate internal collaboration, and clear road maps for prescriptive sales plays to highly influence sales objectives. These best-in-class organizations are also driving massive digital sales pipeline! In this session, Jamie Shanks will leverage 300+ global customer engagements to share his top 10 learnings, experiences and steps to digital leadership success.
One of the biggest challenges facing sales reps and sales leaders is the failure to effectively connect, share and listen to our customers. The first generation of smartphone users has experienced a decline in empathy by 40%. Attention span has decreased from 30 to eight seconds. Salespeople must create interest span to combat lower attention span. The tendency for young people to flee from meaningful conversation results in loss of rapport and connection. Young reps prefer texting over conversing and emojis over debate. This makes objection handling more difficult than ever before.
The solution? Re-humanizing the Sales Process
In this session, you will learn:
• Anything that can be told can be asked
• The ASK, LISTEN AND LINK method to sales
• Leveraging first-, second- and third-level questions will get to the heart of why people buy your product or service
• How to listen to the emotion behind the words
• Unpack three methods for linking what’s important to the customer about your offering to build urgency
Visit the Technology and Solution Provider Expo to explore and learn about the latest tools and services for Inside Sales.
This time will feature:
- Author Meet-and-Greet
- Solution Demos
- Time to Network with Fellow Attendees
- Drinks & Appetizers
Most people don’t understand how AI can add value to their business, but as CSO Insights reports declining sales performance for five years running, it’s time to wonder if the current technology stack –– CRM –– has hit a plateau. AI could be the fix, but a recent Frost & Sullivan study found that only 15% of interested companies are equipped to implement AI solutions.
In this session, Suaad Sait, President of Growth at InsideSales.com, will demonstrate the differences between conventional technology and practical AI, to show how AI drives real results. This outline will also touch on the AI strategy and solutions companies of all sizes –– including the Fortune 500 –– use to drive 41% more pipeline, close 28% more deals, and increase revenue by 31%.
In this session, you’ll learn:
• Why is sales performance declining?
• What is changing from a buyer's perspective, including the complex purchasing process?
• What different technology options can increase performance levels?
• Where does AI fit into the sales process?
• When and how should sales leaders expect to see results from implementing AI solutions?
Listening = Integrity. Listening = Team Retention. Listening = Revenue Growth. The best leaders and SDRs listen! Period. Learn how and prosper!
Over 90% of sales and service interactions occur over the phone. That means there is a mountain’s worth of data and, more importantly, key insights to be gained from your calls. Collecting data without analyzing or leveraging it is more than a missed opportunity—it’s a big failure to connect with today’s customers in the way they expect and demand.
Join DialSource CEO Joshua Tillman in exploring how he and his team has spent more than a decade utilizing data to unlock new ways to measure opportunity, develop optimal processes and drive success for teams across industries, including financial services, technology, and sports. Gain insight on calling the right targets, implementing strategies directly within your CRM, and making informed, data-driven decisions to move your organization to peak performance.
Decisions are increasingly being informed and even being made by machines armed with sophisticated deep learning capabilities. In a world where large online retailers generate billions in revenue per year without a sales rep, we must ask ourselves: What does the future hold for sales professionals? The answer lies in focusing training efforts so they maximize the development of the unique human performance traits machines lack. That is a new paradigm, and it will require an innovative approach to sales training – a Training 3.0 approach. Training 3.0 deploys a radically different learning paradigm that is quick, experiential, engaging, and uses daily-drip learning with built-in retention characteristics. Training 3.0 incorporates performance metrics that ensure a true and enduring ROI. High in social and entertainment value, the content is binge-worthy and is as ubiquitous on reps’ phones as their favorite apps. Coupled with a focus on negotiation/value capture, Training 3.0 will transform your company’s long-term growth rate, profitability, and employee performance. Join us for this session and you will learn how to leverage Training 3.0 so you can maximize growth, profitability, and customer relationships.
Joel LeBon, PhD, University Houston, and Lori Richardson, CEO, Score More Sales will share initial findings from the recent survey on sales careers.
Have you ever delayed giving feedback? The critical time is now to address issues head on! Joy will share her top three ways to get the best performance out of your team by delivering effective feedback.
Buyers are inundated with phone calls, emails, and other sales touchpoints. They’re yearning for their sellers to rise above the noise and deliver them a better sales experience. Delivering that experience, however, is not easy for sellers. But it can be done. The best companies in the world are proving it. In this session, we’ll uncover why sales experience rules and how to deliver the best one with consistency and excellence.
Who should attend: Company leaders and sales heroes. Anyone who wants to win in business and make a meaningful impact on the world.
It’s said that management involves dealing with complexity, and leadership involves helping others deal with change.
Particularly in today's digitally connected, socially engaged, mobile-attached and video-hungry world, where your customers and your competitors can demand change from anywhere and at any time, the old adage is truer than ever.
Change or die, and to do this you’re going to need some good direction. More often than not businesses and the leaders of those organizations fail to adapt quick enough or even at all. In fact, only 71 companies remain today from the original 1955 Fortune 500 list.
In this presentation, you will be taken on a journey to understand how buyers have demanded change yet, leaders did not respond. We will learn how sales leaders must transform their organizations to engage with their modern buyer the way they want you to engage with them. It’s no longer just about leveraging the phone or how many times you send an email. To win at sales, you need more than an outbound or an inbound strategy, you need The Omni-Channel experience.
Key takeaways for participants:
● The lack of “evolvement” giant brands of the past-faced
● How today’s modern buyer has changed the game
● What is the Omni-Channel?
● How you must adapt to change or else.
Buyers have access to new technology, which is changing their buying habits. Sales professionals need to adapt and become a digital seller or they will be left behind. In this session, we will discuss the most important steps to becoming a digital seller: getting organized, enabling seamless collaboration, building on the work of others, strengthening customer relationships, and optimizing sales performance using Office 365. Bring your laptop for hands-on learning!
(You received a 1-year Office 365 subscription at check-in, come learn how to put it to use to improve your sales!)
Join us as we hear tales from our peers one-year later after talking about the Basic Building Blocks and creating a go-forward plan for our team. Come hear and share what worked (and well, what didn’t) as we learn from all and every experience. We’ll also dive into two new areas: both Leadership and Reps’ creating their own 30/60/90-day plans.
1. Tales from the floor and last year’s attendees – one year later
2. Sales Leadership Revisited – we all know what we should be doing, however, sometimes Managing gets in the way of Leading. Let’s talk about the Top 5 Leadership Characteristics and how to go about making sure we give ourselves time for what’s most important
3. Why your reps should do a 30/60/90-day plan – we want our reps to be accountable, to take ownership, to think like the General Manager of their own business. Let’s talk about this controversial topic, why it makes sense, and how you can implement it with your team.
4. Takeaways – we’ll have time for everybody to craft a high-level plan to take advantage of Leadership Summit and your time back in the office.
As your team grows past 20 reps, it becomes harder and harder to know what’s happening on your sales calls.
You might feel pain like:
1. The gap between your top reps and average reps growing
2. Onboarding taking longer than it needs to
3. Sales training programs being lost to the forgetting curve as reps go back to their old habits
It doesn’t have to be this way. In this session, you will learn exactly how you can keep your team on track having the right conversations with buyers. You will see what you can do to create a sales coaching culture that your reps love and managers need. Finally, you will discover how to change rep behavior to maximize conversions, increase win rates, and close more business.
Imagine cloning your top reps. It’s possible.
In the Middle Ages, in order to enter a castle, you had to cross the drawbridge. Today, SDRs/sales reps are waiting outside the drawbridge without the proper expectations and guidance to reach the castle of leadership.
This break out will go over what you need to do as a leader to help your reps become the next future leaders in your organization.
Millennials now make up the largest segment of our current workforce as well as our largest pool of future leaders. And as this segment has grown, motivating and leading Millenials also represents one of the more pressing challenges for frontline managers and businesses as a whole. You've read the books. You've been to the training seminars. You've listened to the podcasts. You follow the blogs. But for some reason, there's the day-to-day reality that all those tips and tricks that we learned and implemented to more effectively lead and motivate Millenials isn't translating into bottom line performance. That's because the common understanding about Managing Millenials is completely upside down.
During this session, we will dispel the myths related to driving top-level performance from the Millenials (and those who follow them - Gen Z? Post Millenials?). Spoiler alert: they are largely the exact same factors that drive top performance from you Gen X'ers, Baby Boomers, and Silver Streakers.
Join this session to explore the following takeaways:
-Develop the hard skills and tactics to better communicate with Millenials
-Implement performance plans that resonate with all staff regardless of age
-Empower yourself and your managers to improve relations across all ages
-Increase employee retention (yes, even of those Millenials)
In many industries including technology, SaaS, manufacturing, and distribution, women represent just 12.8% of VP Sales positions and above. Our panelists will share their own experiences while offering ideas and takeaways for women currently in sales leadership roles, or those looking to advance their career to greater levels of responsibility.
Come with questions, ideas, and successes to share. Everyone is welcome to attend – if you are a company leader or in sales leadership, we want you to join us!
Personalize your Summit experience by choosing which breakout sessions are most relevant for you.
This presentation will transform your sales leadership.
In this session, you will learn to:
1. Lead with greater confidence, speed, and persistence.
2. Outperform competitors.
3. Create a lively sales culture.
4. Implement the magic of method.
5. Master at least one skill that you can teach and immediately increase team results.
AI is emerging as the new tool every Inside/Digital Sales organization must adopt in order to stay competitive. Join this panel to hear how companies today are using AI to aid in the selling process. Panelists will also share the challenges and opportunities leaders will face when considering the implementation of an AI solution.
Inside sales has become the dominant B2B sales model, but it’s a noisy world. One in which it’s become harder and harder to engage with buyers. They are barraged with requests. They don’t have the time to meet with every vendor. They don’t think they need your solutions. And in some cases, they don’t recognize they have a need. Yet, the number one success criteria for any sales rep is engaging potential buyers in a conversation.
Today’s B2B sales professionals want to establish themselves as collaborative business advisors with insights instead of being considered order takers. However, a new study indicates that too many sales reps are coming up short—unable to connect with decision makers, failing to demonstrate business acumen, and lacking credible communication skills. A recent survey shows reps are ‘consistently effective’ in engaging executives only 34% of the time. Is that good enough to meet your revenue goals?
In this session, we will discuss the highlights from the research study: Sales from the Buyer’s Perspective. This study examines B2B sales transactions from a rare perspective—the buyer’s viewpoint. Discover what your buyer thinks of you and leverage that insight to improve your effectiveness when engaging prospects.
You will walk away with:
• Insight into the buyer experience and how that impacts your interactions
• How to leverage the Sphere of Influence to establish credibility and add value
• How to apply the Sphere of Engagement for multiple, consistent touch points and gain familiarity with your target prospects
• Three customer-specific triggers to increase the effectiveness of your outreach
This presentation will address practical tips for doing something that seems like it should be easy, yet turns out to be quite difficult: carrying on a meaningful conversation with buyers.
Marketers have been using Adele Revella's Buyer Personas for nearly two decades. More recently, sales teams have started to profit from them too. And this presentation will introduce and explain Buyer Personas to those who are not yet familiar with them.
Then, I will discuss how to use Buyer Personas as a means toward a new end, communicating more effectively with customers and colleagues. As open-ended questions are the heart of the Buyer Persona process, we will probe best practices for leading effective, productive conversations that solicit authentic, unexpected, and actionable insights.
The Buyer Personas framework is, in turn, useful for all manner of situations in which we must converse meaningfully to build rapport and gain trust--with prospects, customers, interviewees, and even peers.
This presentation is intended for sales people who aren't familiar with Buyer Personas but are interested in learning more about them, and are moreover eager to discover quick strategies making the most out of time with customers, or anyone else.
Getting to engagement is the hardest job in sales right now. You have a great brand and a solution that solves buyer problems, but you also have competition.
Some of your competitors are successfully selling inferior solutions.
And here's the worst part: some of your prospects are buying them.
In this session, you will learn how to turn your team into selling "super heroes" who give you a long-term competitive advantage that can’t be beat. Join this breakout and walk away with tips and techniques on how to think bigger picture and better communicate with your buyers.
The sales field is in a state of continuous innovation and constant change, yet our field has not experienced consistent productivity improvement despite record levels of investment in technology and the expanding investments in Sales Enablement. How much longer can organizations afford to see their investments fail to yield a sufficient return? Our capability to attack white space and bring new concepts to market have never been greater. How does an organization develop the situational intelligence needed to deploy the modern sales person with the tools, strategy, and skills to compete in an ever changing market place?
In this session, we will explore how to leverage technology investment by gaining situational intelligence using a research based approach. We will then discuss how organizations can develop an agile sales strategy to make investments in training and sales enablement payoff consistently.
You will come out of this session loaded with knowledge and a game plan to thrive in the digital enabled sales landscape.
Frontline managers are typically successful former sellers looking to progress their career, but struggle in their transition to managing others. The best performing managers don't just hit their sales number, they make average salespeople great, and make great salespeople exceptional. This session is designed for frontline managers who want to learn the fundamentals of modern sales management, and sales directors and VP's who know their frontline managers struggle with coaching and are seeking ways to fix it.
Explore the Expo and network with your peers!
Learn from leading digital sellers who have successfully leveraged technology to boost their sales. Hear about their solutions to sales challenges, how they meet buyer needs, how they take advantage of sales trends, and what technology they leverage as a digital seller? This lively session will allow for ample Q&A time as well as the opportunity to connect with panelists.
Coaching sales teams effectively is the competitive edge to consistent performance, retaining top talent, and cultivating future leaders. Step up your game by learning what NOT to do from a guy who’s seen it all at the hottest companies in Silicon Valley and beyond.
Frontline B2B sales managers are dealt a tough hand these days. They are juggling more responsibilities, more reps, and more complex processes, structures, and buyers than ever before. This session will cover the top three ways to raise the level of performance across the middle 70% of your sales force and equip reps with the insights and inspiration they need to go from 'B' and 'C' players to all-star sales professionals and teammates.
As your Inside Sales teams expand across your organizations, varying levels of expectations and resistance are often experienced. The term Inside Sales can mean different things to people within the same organization. Often times, inside sellers are viewed in secondary importance to their field selling counterparts. Gaining alignment across the organization on the strategic goals and operational mission of the Inside Sales teams can be difficult, especially within growing organizations. How to properly set expectations, communicate across the organization, and collaborate with counterparts (field sales, sales engineers, marketing, professional services, and executives) becomes as critical as the tactical execution of inside sales reps and teams.
In this session, we will explore the ways to elevate the status and importance of your inside sellers. Aspects such as vision, strategy, cadence, key-person involvement, and handling resistance will be discussed. Imagine a sales team where inside sellers command the same level of respect as outside sellers…and how you can remove the roadblocks to success!
If you are an inside sales manager, then we don’t have to tell you how busy you are. Between meetings, metrics reporting, setting and achieving quotas, training and motivating a team of sales reps, hiring etc., you’ve got a lot on your plate!
Unfortunately, many sales managers have never been properly prepared for all the responsibilities they face. And that’s why we’ve put this session together. Join us for the training you need (and may have never received), and you’ll learn the Seven Crucial Skills that will instantly make you more successful at driving revenues and making your numbers.
Don’t leave the Summit without the Leaderships skills you really need!
What you’ll take away from this value-packed session:
• Measuring the Right Metrics: (The metrics that actually drive sales)
• Why Best Practice Scripts Matter
• Phone Recordings – Your Number One Tool for Change
• The 10-Minute Sales Meeting – Best Practice for Best Results
• PDPs (Personal Development Plans) – The Tool for Mentoring and Measuring Progress
• The Three Hiring Questions You MUST Be Asking
• Motivating Yourself – How to Stay Pumped Each and Every Day
Come bust some myths and learn how to avoid common pitfalls that have smart leaders making dumb hiring decisions. Karen will reveal the simple secrets from her 5-step interview process that gives you great fact-based information AND entices the candidate to fall in love with your organization. Hire the best, release the rest!
Whether you are a rookie leader, or someone considering a move into management, this session is for you. Seasoned panelists will share their lessons learned and tips to help make you successful as a new leader.
The role of Sales Enablement continues to gain importance in the overall execution of Inside/Digital Sales. In the past, the Inside Sales leader had to wear many hats in support of their teams. Sales Enablement today supports a wide set of complex and growing needs around tools, technologies, training, onboarding, reporting, compensation, and others.
All attendees are invited and encouraged to join us as we celebrate the last 10 years of helping to improve the professionalism and performance of Inside Sales!
We will start off in the foyer with a cocktail hour, before heading in for an Oscar's style Inside Sales Awards Ceremony. At the conclusion of the awards, we will move into the CELEBRATION time!
The evening will feature a DJ with a dance floor (if you were on the boat last year you know this is necessary), food stations and an open bar.
Event Attire: Please prepare for Cocktail Attire (suits or cocktail dresses preferred, but not required). Let's have some fun!
Telfer School of Management researched over 25,000,000 real-life sales leads. At the same time, they surveyed sales development professionals to seek their perspective on their sales engagement efforts. What happens when you cross-reference what a profession believes to be true and best-practice with what research says is actually true and best-practice?
Learn what mistakes we are making, and what you can do differently to engage more, qualify more, and sell more. This session is ideal for anybody in sales leadership looking to adopt best practices and dramatically improve their sales cadence, engagement, pipeline, and revenues.
Prospecting isn’t easy; it takes skill, patience and dedication. But even these commendable attributes aren’t enough to take you to the finish line of a closed-won deal. Instead, today’s leading sales pros know that the good ol’ ability to listen – really listen – is what’s needed to drive the sales process end-to-end. Ultimately, it comes down to this: if you’re able to unearth the pain points of your prospects, you’re in the running to addressing them and providing value. And with that, you’re that much closer to turning your prospect into your customer.
In this informative session, join Scott Littrell, Director New Business Sales at ZoomInfo, as he takes you through:
• Key customer pain points and must-know considerations to help accelerate your prospecting process
• The ins and outs of ZoomInfo’s internal prospecting process
• Deploying, monitoring and maintaining your prospecting process
This session will focus on: Inclusive Culture, Mitigating Risk, and Increasing Productivity & Engagement.
Join this breakout to learn how to build and sustain an Inside Sales organization as we go into depth on topics such as:
• Addressing the gender gap
• Exempt vs Non-Exempt
• Creating a state-of-the-art work environment
This session will focus on how to build leadership development programs from individual contributors through senior leaders. Individual contributors will learn how to create their leadership career path and hold valuable, effective career conversations with senior leadership. You’ll learn why leadership development is important personally, professionally and imperative to your organization’s growth and success. Individual contributors interested in leadership and current leaders who want to develop future leaders are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Get your sales team to master time, and they can master sales.
But making the most of their precious selling time is impossible if you and they don't know the time cost and information impact of the core Inside Sales activities that compete for their time: phone, email, social outreach, and online research.
In this session, Inside Sales managers will get a timely breakdown of:
• Whose time matters most: the sales reps' or their prospects’?
• Time illusions, and how they trick your reps into spinning their wheels when they could be making deals
• How to get your team to organize and sequence their selling day to break free of their time traps and make the most of their most powerful asset — selling time
Training & Development has been in the top three challenges as reported by leaders for the past six years. Yet many organizations are still struggling to develop a consistent training program that delivers meaningful results. So what does a great training program look like? Our experienced panelists will share their own definition of training success along with tips you can take and put to use right away. Come prepared to share your own ideas while posing your toughest questions to the panelists.
Organizations who sell a large line of products/services, either direct-to-user or through a channel, have a unique set of challenges and needs. Additionally, organizations that sell to customers on a weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis have an objective to sell a larger size of wallet than a “one and done” sales cycle. Join our panel of experienced sales leaders who will discuss the common challenges along with the best practices they have used to address them. There will be ample time to ask questions and provide your own tips during this session. Learn some new ideas that you can put to use right away!
Last chance to visit with and learn from the Technology and Solution providers! The Expo will close at 10:00AM.
One of the biggest challenges Inside Sales managers face is how to maximize profit. Negotiation is one of the most often-overlooked profit levers, and small improvements make a big difference. What would happen to the profitability of your company if each member of your sales team negotiated a little better?
With negotiation skills, you can reverse small profit leaks and turn them into big profit gains. Compliment your investment in BI tools, CRM and product training with negotiation and your reps will be prepared to create and capture maximum value with every customer (even those professional whiners who always get the lowest price). Companies who train their team in negotiation earn a return on that investment deal after deal after deal. What would a few percent increase across the board mean to your bottom line?
In this session, you will learn specific negotiation tactics your sales team can apply immediately. If you have sales reps who might be giving away a little more than necessary, attend this session! Come see how negotiation training can impact your company’s success.
Sales Enablement is the heart of empowering sellers to be great and love what they do. Microsoft’s Inside Sales team is building a digital Sales Enablement experience, created for sellers, by sellers. Grab a seat and dive deeper into the Microsoft Inside Sales journey and see how the Digital Enablement Experience has come to life at Microsoft!
This session covers all of the steps and elements necessary for evolving the skill sets of both salespeople and sales managers to drive higher sales performance - fast!
Those who should attend are sales leaders looking for a comprehensive method to get their teams doing more meaningful activity more effectively and more efficiently with greater results!
With 67% of the buyer’s journey happening digitally, it’s critical for businesses to understand the impact and evolve with the digital transformation. In this interactive session, Octiv CEO David Kerr will discuss the seller’s burden and tactics to revolutionize your organization’s workflows to accelerate deal velocity. A career entrepreneur with expertise in building and growing businesses, Kerr brings more than 20 years of experience in executive management, business development, sales, and marketing and will share actionable takeaways in this session for today’s modern sales leader to improve sales productivity, increase efficiency, and reduce time spent on non-selling activities.
Join us for an informative session that will discuss why you need to understand GDPR in 2018 and what you can do to prepare your sales and marketing teams.
What we'll cover in the session:
1) What to do with your current database
2) How to prepare for outbound in 2018
3) Interactive case studies: Inbound and Outbound
Many member companies are scaling organizations both in the US and other geographies. Managing hundreds or even thousands of digital sellers presents many challenges and also opportunities. Join us for an informative discussion on the trends, challenges, and best practices in taking your enterprise team to the next level!
This highly interactive and experiential session will bring you insights to leading an internally motivated sales organization aligned for peak performance. You will be engaged in both leadership strategies to create a self-motivated team and provide the tools needed to raise the level of your team to new performance heights.
We will learn how to create and build stronger relationships with your team, along with tools and strategies your team can use to create long lasting durable relationships with your customers.
Over the last several years, we have seen amazing progress in sales training, technology advancement, management tools and more. One area that has been voiced by the Inside Sales community at various levels is, “How do we empower the team to help them achieve great results?” This segment will address the topic of empowerment also known as Inside Sales involvement. Empowerment is the process of enabling or authorizing your team members to think, behave, take action, and control work and decision-making about their job in autonomous, independent, self-directed ways. During this breakout session, we will learn together the process of empowerment: how to go about it, what to do right now, along with some tools you can start using to empower your team members to get involved and achieve results for them and your organization.
Jon Selig sold tech for 12 years, which was a very well-paid internship for his career in stand-up comedy. Prospect attention spans have been colonized by pocket-sized entertainment centers and are shorter than ever. Salespeople need to quickly relate to prospects to connect and effectively engage them.
In this very abridged version of Jon's training and workshop, he will share learnings from his stand-up comedy and sales careers on why and how humor helps us relate to, connect with and engage prospects - particularly when we can make prospects laugh about their pains & challenges.
- What makes stuff funny;
- Similarities between sales and stand-up;
- Humor's impact on prospects;
- Turning their pain into gold;
We conclude with attendees collaboratively crafting a tasteful, relatable joke applicable to salespeople.
Ever have that gut feeling that something’s not right with your sales team culture—but don’t have the objective data to back it up and take action? Engaged sales team members outperform satisfied staff by over 40%. Understanding and implementing an effective employee engagement strategy for your team can make all the difference in lowering sales team churn, increasing productivity, and improving quota attainment and revenue.
Join Emplify Co-founder and VP of Sales, Adam Weber, and Director of Sales Development, Mary Browning, to:
- Learn proven methods and best practices for retaining team members.
- Understand what actually motivates your reps and how to foster that within your culture.
- Learn the simple, actionable process you can immediately implement across your team to fix issues and gain optimum employee engagement.
- Hear real-life examples and success stories from companies implementing these strategies for unprecedented business results.
It’s clear that if you want your sales team to remain competitive, the effective implementation of AI is now essential. Developing an effective AI strategy is the new “must-have” skill necessary for all senior sales leaders. But, how do you choose the best path to effectively implementing AI for your sales team? This talk will provide a practical overview of the most effective uses of AI for sales – from AI bolt-on modules to existing CRMs and sales enablement tools, to fully powered AI assistants for your salespeople. We will also cover the different strategies for effectively implementing AI. Bring your team because there will be time for discussion on the important decisions all companies must make regarding AI. By the end of the talk, you will have a blueprint for effectively implementing AI in your company.
This session was designed by a team of AI experts who have implemented AI in companies of all sizes as well as for governmental agencies.
Is your Inside/Digital Team supported with the tools they need to perform their jobs...or are they stuck in tech-overload?
Our panel will explore the world of tools and technologies while sharing both mistakes and successes made in choosing and implementing the right solutions for their team. Hear about some new, emerging technologies that might be just what you need! Bring your questions and be prepared to offer some of your own ideas around this hot topic.
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Do you find yourself frustrated and want to pull your hair out when thinking about your
millennial employees? Or does it seems like they leave before they become profitable to your
team which leaves you to start the process all over again? If you find yourself shaking your
head in agreement, you are not alone.
Join the Millennial Translator®, Amanda Hammett as she breaks down her
philosophy: if you don’t understand millennials, you can’t keep them.
Each participant will walk away not only with a greater understanding of the generation that
will soon be leading corporate America but also with practical and actionable items that are
specific to their team and can be easily impleme
Part 1 – Millennial Myth vs. Millennial Reality:
We will bust prevailing millennial myths and replace them with facts about this often
misunderstood generation. Topics will include: generational parameters, and the psychology
around three of the biggest complaints about millennials in the workforce.
Part 2 – What You Don’t Know is Tanking Your Bottom Line:
Participants will be provided with a formula that will reveal a major area of missing profits
from your bottom line (HINT: You probably have no idea this is missing from your P&L!).
Part 3 – We Know the Problem….Now Let’s Fix It:
After identifying your leaky profitability pipeline (i.e millennial retention and engagement),
we will turn our attention to practical action items to not only stem the loss of millennial
employees but also to leverage them for higher profitability.
The goal for any team is to work together to produce a world-class result. Of course, the
million-dollar question is "How do we achieve this?"
Sales Reps respond and perform better when led by great leaders, not managers. Today’s digital
sales organizations must be empowered, supported, recognized and led, not managed. This workshop
will dig deep into five key areas every leader needs to create and sustain in order to build an
environment and culture of success and achievement.
That brings us to the question "What is the difference between leading and managing?"
The Fundamental Difference Between Leading And Managing: Influence Versus Direction. Leaders
influence. Managers direct. But leaders have a bias to influencing by inspiring and enabling
through advice and counsel while managers have a bias to command and control.
Participants will learn best practices and new ways to lead through active participation and
small group activities. Leaders will walk away with a new perspective on leadership, and
specific actions they can implement to help build a culture of Great Teams and Great Performers!