Inside Sales Training

How to Effectively Sell When you are Not Meeting In Person

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“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.

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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

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

The sales strategy and goal setting session was right on target. It was a very valuable process that I highly recommend to any sales team.

Phil Rosenberg
Senior Vice President of Sales

LSA always helps us provide the right sales, management, and leadership programs at the right time to meet the unique needs of both individuals and departments. I especially appreciate their ability to deeply understand our business and our culture so that they can recommend the appropriate solutions.

Sarah Parks
Senior Project Manager

Hyperion

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

LSA Global demonstrated expertise in the sales leadership subject matter, spent the time to make sure the objectives were clear, and showed flexibility in shaping the session and sustaining it. Their facilitator “MEDRADized” the session, looked beyond the obvious, was enthusiastic, was able to keep people’s attention, made it enjoyable, and got the key points across.

Doug Stantial
North America Sales Training Manager

For the past 5 years LSA has consistently delivered top notch value to Seagate’s Corporate University Program. The level of facilitator involvement and continuous program evolution has kept the sales negotiation training content and lessons engaging and relevant. We look forward to working with LSA in the future.

Geoff Purnell
Sales Executive, Seagate Data Recovery Services

Seagate

Originally, we launched a RFP to partner with a sales training provider to improve the sales skills of our global distributor network. LSA Global challenged our thinking by suggesting we focus on the systemic strategy, culture and talent factors that create sales success before we invested in the more symptomatic needs of sales skills and knowledge. LSA Global identified the two strategic actions to improve overall sales performance and then designed and delivered world class sales training across the globe to help increase revenue and margin.  I’m so happy we took a more strategic approach to sales performance.

Kim Benson
Director Human Resources

Trimble

We wanted our Channel Managers to get strategies and tools that would increase partner revenue and strengthen partner relationships. LSA Global’s ability to quickly understand our business and to bring experienced and proven resources to the table created credibility with both the executive and sales team. We look forward to continuing our partnership with them.

Chip Whitman
Channel Excellence Manager

Thermo Fisher

ServiceSource has relied on LSA Global’s expertise for a variety of core initiatives, from strategy design and implementation, to business 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

We evaluated 6 well known sales development partners in the market. Late in the process we discovered an organization called LSA Global. We ended up selecting LSA global because of their unique model (bringing together best-of-breed organizations under 1 umbrella to deliver the best solution to meet a customer’s needs). Additionally, LSA had the strongest assessment, implementation, measurement, coaching, and global capabilities combined with an excellent program focused on true executive selling. We’ve had such strong feedback that the program has developed a buzz and there are requests to roll it out within the Marketing, Product Management, and Executive teams.

Stephanie Lucey
HR Manager

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 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 turned to LSA Global to help us take our executive selling and solution selling skills to the next level. 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.  I 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

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

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