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Introduction to the Inside-Out Sales Function

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The Death of Field Sales

  1. 1. FIELD SALES A radical inside-out approach to the design and management of the sales function Justin Roff-Marsh Founder: Ballistix
  2. 2. Is sales even broken?
  3. 3. THE SYMPTOMS Salespeople average just a couple of bus-dev meetings a week Salespeople over- service some accounts and ignore others We have friction between sales and other departments Salespeople don’t prospect enough Salespeople are up to their elbows in customer service
  4. 4. THE ROOT CAUSE Salespeople average just a couple of bus-dev meetings a week Salespeople over- service some accounts and ignore others Salespeople don’t prospect enough We have friction between sales and other departments Salespeople are up to their elbows in customer service Salespeople own accounts and operate as autonomous agents
  5. 5. TWO QUESTIONABLE ASSUMPTIONS Sales is an OUTSIDE activity
  6. 6. TWO QUESTIONABLE ASSUMPTIONS Sales is an OUTSIDE activity Sales is an INDIVIDUAL pursuit
  7. 7. Sales is primarily an inside function
  8. 8. Sales is a team endeavor
  9. 9. THOUGHT EXPERIMENT! If, tomorrow, you were to find yourself with no sales (and no customer service function):  What would you do?  Who would you employ first?
  10. 10. ULTIMATE SALES FUNCTION CSR CSR Orders, RFQs and Issues
  11. 11. ULTIMATE SALES FUNCTION CSR CSR Orders, RFQs and Issues S person (Inside) OutsideInside Sales Opportunities S person (Inside) Sales Opportunities
  12. 12. ULTIMATE SALES FUNCTION CSR CSR Orders, RFQs and Issues Campaign CoordResearch Analyst S person (Inside) OutsideInside Sales Opportunities S person (Inside) Sales Opportunities Field Specialist Field Visit Requests
  13. 13. ULTIMATE SALES FUNCTION CSR CSR Orders, RFQs and Issues BDM S person (Inside) OutsideInside Sales Opportunities S person (Inside) Sales Opportunities Field Specialist Field Visit RequestsCampaign CoordResearch Analyst
  14. 14. Bus Dev Coord Field Appointments ULTIMATE SALES FUNCTION CSR CSR Orders, RFQs and Issues S person (Inside) OutsideInside Sales Opportunities S person (Inside) Sales Opportunities Field Specialist Field Visit Requests BDMCampaign CoordResearch Analyst
  15. 15. Sales Opportunities ULTIMATE SALES FUNCTION CSR CSR Orders, RFQs and Issues S person (Inside) OutsideInside Sales Opportunities S person (Inside) Sales Opportunities BDM Bus Dev Coord Field AppointmentsField Specialist Field Visit RequestsCampaign CoordResearch Analyst
  16. 16. But, can this work in reality?
  17. 17. ADDRESSING CONCERNS Single point of contact Personal relationships Quality of (work) life Sales commissions
  18. 18. www.fourappointmentsaday.com
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