Inside Sales Training

How to Effectively Sell When you are Not Meeting In Person

“We reached out to LSA Global to support us in identifying the core competencies required for success for our inside sales teams. The consultant we engaged with, beyond her level of competence, was easy to work with and very adept, especially given the number of stakeholders, with varied agendas. That made a big difference in the outcome of a complex and very important inside sales project.”
Sean Burns | Vice President, Learning and Development | ServiceSource 

“LSA is a great training and consulting resource. In less than a week turnaround time, they were able to recommend a ‘best in class’ solution to meet my team’s needs. They met my high expectations and were very responsive to my needs.”
Olivia Flach | Business Development Manager | Inside Sales Americas Retail Sales | SanDisk Corporation 

“You guys are awesome. Thanks so much for making us 32% more successful.”
Beth Rose-Kearns | VP Training | Technology

“This initiative has literally changed the way we do business in retail banking and [the provider’s] ability to partner with us and integrate themselves into the organization has made it possible. The inside sales training materials and format are even better than we had anticipated, and our expectations were high to begin with after your visits here! We have found them easy to use as a reference guide and training tool, which is not always the case with training materials. Thanks for making us tremendously more successful. We are incredible pleased with the services you have provided us.”
Ed Hauck | Sr. VP of Retail Banking | Financial Services

According to a recent study¹, 84% of inside sales teams within Best-in-Class companies achieve their annual quota, compared to 50% for Industry Average and 21% for Laggards. These same inside sales teams also boast an average 7.3% greater year-over-year increase in overall company profit margin.

The right inside sales team can make a difference.

  • Do your inside sales reps struggle with selling effectively over the phone?
  • Would you like to have shorter inside sales cycles?
  • Do you lack confidence in your inside sales team’s ability to respond to customer’s resistance?
  • Do your inside sales reps fail to effectively and efficiently identify key customer needs?

If your answer to any of the above questions is “yes,” then our proven Inside Sales Training is designed for you.

Description:
Inside Sales Training provides the inside sales skills, strategies, and tools necessary for working effectively with customers in a call center or inside sales environment. The proven inside sales workshop allows inside sales reps to prepare better for sales calls, project greater confidence, establish clear direction, identify customer objectives, issues, and needs, and, ultimately, close more business.

The interactive design includes inside sales skill application, group exercises, role plays, video-based instruction, and best practice modeling.

Outcomes and Benefits:
As a result of effectively implementing the Inside Sales Training, sales teams typically:

  • Establish strong skills for phone-based sales communication
  • Shorten inside sales cycles
  • More effectively respond to customer resistance
  • Generate more business
  • Create better customer relationships
  • Advance the inside sales process while focusing on key customer needs

To facilitate implementation and reinforcement, Inside Sales Training is supported by a full set of inside sales tools, job aids, a structured 12-week follow-up program, inside sales mastery sessions, and inside sales training measurement options to measure the business results.

Target Audience:
Inside salespeople and inside sales management

To speak with an LSA Expert and learn about inside sales training program customization and delivery options onsite at your company, please contact us.

Related Information

Originally, we launched a RFP to identify and partner with a sales training provider to improve the skills of the sales teams in the distributor network. However, throughout the process, LSA Global challenged our thought processes and engaged with us by suggesting that we focus on the systemic factors that create a high performance environment first, before we focused on the more symptomatic needs of sales skills training. LSA Global has identified the two strategic moves that will enable us to create a high performance environment and we continue to seek their guidance on implementing those moves, as well as other key needs.

Kim Benson
Director Human Resources

Trimble

We engaged with LSA Global to help our team identify opportunities to accelerate our commitment to sales excellence as “The Service Revenue Performance Company” in our market place. The facilitator’s shared passion for our goals created a foundation for sales skill adoption, as did LSA’s keen understanding of our unique business environment. This insight allowed LSA to deliver customized business sales training workshops which were adapted to reflect our specific business dynamics and provided our employees with the models and tools to leverage on every call with customers.

Grant Clarke
Director Client Delivery

Service Source

We originally engaged with LSA Global to help our subcontract administrators and buyers develop better negotiations skills. As manufacturers of satellites, we have many sole source companies to procure the required parts.

Our teams must be able to interact effectively with international companies. This environment uniquely challenges our team in their ability to create equitable contracts, while preserving and strengthening our supplier relationships.

LSA Global not only provided our team with the skills to negotiate effectively and consistently, but we further expanded our relationship to include consulting around our negotiations’ process, measurement of our negotiations, and one-on-one coaching for our team members. We are very pleased with the result of our partnership with LSA Global.

Vivian Mackintosh
Vice President of Materiel

Space Systems Loral

LSA is an excellent training outsource partner! They listen to our needs, are responsive and work at a pace that keeps up with ours. We have found LSA to bring strategic and innovative solutions to meet our business problems by partnering effectively with our staff. I consider them to be an external extension of our team.

Wendy Chinn
Sr. Director, Global Sales Enablement

Hyperion has a commitment to lifelong learning. LSA helps us provide the right business sales training, management training programs, and leadership development programs at the right time to meet the needs of both individuals and departments. I especially appreciate their ability to listen to my needs and recommend the appropriate facilitators, solutions and content.

Sarah Parks
Senior Project Manager

Hyperion

We value the relationship we have had with LSA over the years. LSA has delivered top quality solutions when we needed them. They pay special attention to ensuring the content fits our current needs and that the facilitators are familiar with our business and culture. I would recommend them to anyone looking to greatly improve the skills of their sales force.

Carol M. Harbin
Manager, Worldwide Sales L&D

AMD

LSA was instrumental in making our worldwide sales meeting a success. They saved me a ton of time by recommending ‘best in class’ vendors to meet our business objectives. Whenever I’m in a pinch, I can count on LSA’s dynamic team of sales trainers and consultants to really go the extra mile. They truly understand the meaning of customer delight.

Amy Walker
Manager

Seagate

LSA Global’s negotiation training assessment and workshop provided sales negotiation tools and practices that have significantly enhanced our negotiations process. Their facilitators understood our business, its challenges and framed the learning in a way that we understood. I am very happy with the value we have received from this program, and would highly recommend LSA to others looking to improve their sales negotiations results.

Jeff Bizzack
President

Service Source

We needed a way to improve training with our customers. We had to reach a disparate group of people in a very short period time. LSA gave us a new training methodology and a way to go to market with our training that improved our customer touch. LSA delivered what we needed in the time we required.

Hinda Chalew
Vice President of Marketing

ServiceSource has relied on LSA Global’s expertise for a variety of core initiatives, from strategy design and implementation, to sales skills, to sales coaching. We recently engaged LSA Global to create a competency matrix for our inside sales team that will serve as our roadmap for employee on-boarding, development, succession planning and retention. This project had a tight timeline with high visibility. LSA Global completed the deliverable ahead of schedule and surpassed our expectations.

PMO and Outside Sales Operations
Senior Vice President

Service Source

The introduction and continuous reinforcement of the MEDRAD objectives, vision, and mission was very impressive. By the end of the session, a large majority of the audience understood and was openly able to verbalize these items. LSA did a wonderful job introducing the importance of sales coaching and reinforcement and was able to keep the groups focused.

Cindy Steffen
National Manager, Telesales

We engaged with LSA Global to deliver a sales territory planning and management workshop. LSA Global had a unique ability to quickly understand our business and needs. This keen understanding allowed for tailoring of content that was specific and impactful, which created a new awareness of how one’s role and how and with whom one spends their time, can directly influence sales success. Their facilitators were well prepared and ingrained themselves to become one of us. We’ve come to see LSA Global as a partner.

Pratiksha Patel
Assistant Vice President Talent

L'Oreal

In an effort to establish a solid foundation of consultative selling skills for our client-facing teams that can be built on over time, we engaged with LSA Global. By understanding our business and our markets, LSA Global was able to develop and deliver the relevant skills, tools and processes that have established the foundation for our future success. We are very satisfied with our decision.”

Kevin Wiley
Chief Operating Officer

Nelnet

One of the most dynamic sales training programs I have had the pleasure of being involved in. Nothing I have experienced comes close to them. The sales principles are unique to contact centers and can be applied effectively in sales and customer service-oriented operations.

Software Company
Director of Sales Development

We turned to LSA Global to help us take our executive selling and solution selling skills to the next level, which will ultimately help our customers succeed. Their ability to formally assess our situation, identify key sales skill gaps, develop a plan to measure the results, and fully implement a key sales initiative – has been outstanding. LSA delivers the full solution; not just sales training and I would recommend them to any organization looking to transform its sales force the “right way” to sell higher and wider.

Daniel Heckman
Director of Sales-Enterprise Accounts

Avid

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