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7
Aug 2018

Building a daily activity framework that generates results

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There is no secret sauce to being successful in sales. It all starts with building a consistent, repeatable, scalable daily activity framework that ensures you do what needs to be done. Our guest in this episode is James Bawden. James is a sales professional and frontline salesforce advocate with a decade of experience across industries, spanning from wireless retail sales to complex B2B sales. His unique mixture of full cycle sales, sales development, enablement and leadership experience has resulted in his real world, practical views on what works for sales teams. He is fiercely passionate about all things sales, especially providing a voice for salespeople who are just beginning their careers.

About the show: VanillaSoft is a sales engagement platform. It allows you to rapidly turn Marketing qualified leads into Sales qualified leads.

10
Jul 2018

How to succeed as a new SDR

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Thursday listen live 10:30 am: Sales is a profession with a steep learning curve, and a short timeline to produce results. If you’re a new sales development rep (SDR), what can you do to succeed, and what mistakes should you avoid? Host, Darryl Praill interviews Lori Richardson on this topic. 
 
About our guest, Lori Richardson
Lori Richardson is the founder of sales consultancy Score More Sales, where she helps company leaders fix sales team issues to grow more revenues. She is the voice for "more women in sales” and is the President of Women Sales Pros, chartered to get more women into B2B sales and sales leadership roles in companies with male majority sales teams. In Lori's technology and financial services sales career she worked for 23 different sales managers and she has helped onboard over 1,000 SDRs, BDRs, and AEs in a 3 year period. Her new book, "She Sells, She Leads" will be available in September.
1
Feb 2017

How to Increase Sales by Automating the Lead Management Process

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250-SLMARADIO-20170202-delacruz.jpgGuy De La Cruz reprises his appearance on SLMA Radio as we tackle the ever evasive end game of automating the sales lead process.  In his last program on July 26,  2016, Guy discussed the subject  Why Sales Lead Management Workflow Can Increase Sales 30%.  This time we delve deeper into the subject to discuss the 5-6 actions marketing can take to painlessly automate sales lead management.   The host is Jim Obermayer.

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13
Jul 2015

4 Ways Queue-Based Lead Management is Shaping Inside Sales

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As the shift to insides departments grows while the number of field sales reps shrinks, the C-Level managers are doubling-down on expectations of  inside sales productivity. It isn’t enough that the number of prospects and customers spoken to on a daily basis quadruples for inside vs. outside reps. Nor that the average cost per inside rep is only 50-60% of the outside rep total compensation.There is a constant pressure for increased sales productivity in the face of high rejection rates while the count of salespeople per manager continues to grow. 
 
The answer everyone suspects is a technology boost that helps the ISR manage their workflow and this is all driven by the relatively new science of queue based lead management. In this unscripted, sans PowerPoint program, Kevin Thornton, EVP of Vanillasoft explains to the SLMA Radio Host Jim Obermayer how queue based lead management makes the difference between success and failure for any company with high lead volumes and inside sales people.
 
 
Kevin Thornton
 
A strategic, global sales & marketing executive, Kevin’s career spans over 20 years leading sales teams that have generated over $1B in software sales. Kevin has forged dozens of strategic partnerships and has executed the go-to-market strategy for hundreds of leading software solutions through multiple channels and regions.As Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing for VanillaSoft, Kevin is responsible for accelerating global customer and revenue growth and overseeing all new customer engagement and acquisition strategies. Kevin’s key areas of focus are SEO & Social Media Marketing, Business Development, Channel & Alliance Partnerships and Demand Generation.
 
Prior to joining VanillaSoft, Kevin served as Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing, Americas at Corel Corporation where he was responsible for all regional sales, marketing, alliances, and business development activities. Prior to Corel, Kevin served as Senior Vice President Sales for Sage Software’s Small Business Division. Kevin resides in Dallas, Texas and is an honors graduate of the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada.
 
About VanillaSoft
 
VanillaSoft is the industry's leading software for sales-by-phone professionals. VanillaSoft’s intuitive and easy-to-use inside sales software takes the best of CRM, Lead Management, Telemarketing and Appointment Setting applications to create the most productive phone sales environment available today. 
 
The VanillaSoft platform allows customers to see increased productivity, higher contact rates, and sales accountability in ways no other sales-by-phone solution does.  VanillaSoft’s queue-based lead management takes sales to a whole new level: it’s Sales to the Power of the Queue. Through queue-based lead management, inside sales organizations see increased productivity, gain performance visibility, and realize a greater ROI on leads.
 
 
 

Commercial  sponsors on SLMA Radio include: The Young CompanyThe Vanella Group and Vanilla Soft.

25
Mar 2013

Why Sales Forces are Moving Inside – Kevin Thornton – VanillaSoft

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KevinThornton_VanillaSoft.jpgHost Jim Obermayer will interview Kevin Thornton, EVP of VanillaSoft and discuss the trend (some would say tsunami) of sales departments that are moving from outside to inside positions. Thornton will debate differences in productivity, sales activities and how to measure ROI when going from outside to inside salespeople.He will tackle how to manage, motivate and control these new sales superstars. Using VOIP for the mobile workforce and the software that is more than simple CRM, Thornton will tackle how to help them manage their goals and workday. 

 
About Kevin Thornton As Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing for VanillaSoft, Kevin Thornton is responsible for accelerating customer and revenue growth and overseeing all new customer engagement and acquisition strategies. Prior to joining VanillaSoft, Kevin served as Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing, Americas at Corel Corporation where he was responsible for all regional sales, marketing, alliances, and business development activities. Prior to Corel, Kevin served as Senior Vice President Sales for Sage Software’s Small Business Division. vanillasoft-crm-300x214.png
 
About VanillaSoft Founded in 2005, VanillaSoft provides its global client base with award-winning, cloud-based Lead Management Software for telesales and appointment setting. VanillaSoft customers benefit from increased productivity by deploying an award-winning, Best-In-Class feature set that includes next-best-lead routing, auto-dialing, on-board intelligent messaging, integrated e-mail, real-time lead distribution, live dashboard and digital call recording. Typical users realize a productivity increase of 30 to 100% over traditional CRM, creating an easy to justify ROI.