Sales Development is the biggest trend in the last decade, and the numbers show it. 25% of inside sales professionals are sales development representatives making up nearly 700,000 in the US. Sales Development is the most misunderstood roles in sales, but that’s about to change.  The Sales Development Summit The Sales Development Summit hosted by…

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Sales organizations are increasingly structured by sales role specialization, including sales development specialists to contact and qualify leads, setting appointments for account executives. Sales development reps have a pivotal role in generating qualified pipeline, thus there is increasing demand for sales development training. We asked sales leaders what they feel are some proven steps for…

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The sales industry is inherently a competitive field. It can be intense, and at times difficult. It weeds out all but the most resilient and patient. The skills and knowledge you gain in a sales development role can quickly help you move through the ranks and push you to the very top, whether you’re grinding…

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Sales development is one of the most important, and yet one of the most misunderstood sales roles. Sales development representatives (SDR) identify, connect with and qualify leads for the account executives. They’re the engine that puts fuel in your sales pipeline – day in and day out. This is why it is crucial to understand…

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Sales Development is here to stay but it’s always changing. David Dulany is the founder and CEO of Tenbound, a company focused on bringing together the sales development community. David discusses trends and problems facing the sales development space and what managers and leaders need to know to stay ahead of the curve. In This…

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Bandanas, bandits and bounties. These are things you’d expect to find on the 19th-century American frontier, but certainly not on the XANT sales floor in peaceful Provo, Utah. All of that is about to change, thanks to the power of gamification and the creativity of our business development team (referred to as sales development or…

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According to a 2013 Gallup poll, only 13 percent of employees are engaged at work. As a result, many sales leaders struggle to keep their reps performing at their best when the job gets repetitive and difficult. XANT has long advocated the importance of gamification as a means of motivating employees and improving performance. We…

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This morning at Dreamforce, Denise Dresser, AVP for the enterprise sales team at Salesforce, sat down with a panel of industry experts to discuss helpful tips to hit yearly quotas. The panel included: Melisa Margraves, EAM Manager, HP Ron Mifsud, Account Executive, FinancialForce.com Kirsten Schaub, Senior Account Executive, Healthcare and Life Sciences, DocuSign Cody Stine,…

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