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.

Related Information

We recently hired LSA Global to help take our sales team to the next level. Specifically we focused on targeting the ideal client, differentiating our solutions, getting more qualified leads, and closing a higher percentage of our pipeline through a proven referral selling methodology.

So far, the results from the business sales training have been great. We were pleasantly surprised with the results-oriented approach and thoughtful follow-through plan to ensure that the new sales practices “stick.” We look forward to a long-term relationship, and I would recommend LSA to anyone looking to increase the effectiveness of their sales force.

Patrick Arnold
President

Filice

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

We selected LSA over a handful of other experts to assist with a key sales leadership imperative. LSA added value every step of the way throughout the entire engagement. Their customized approach to sales presentation training exceeded expectations, and we are excited about global implementation across our offices in more than 100 countries. LSA’s unique Strategy-to-Results approach is an added game changer.  I recommend them to anyone looking to get high quality results when it matters most.

Eric Mugele
Executive Director Global Learning

Grant Thornton

The sales negotiations training program was awesome. The facilitator was excellent. We are immediately able to see the relevance and apply it to specific needs at Blackhawk. The preparation and energy was very apparent. The facilitator did a great job keeping the class engaged for the entire day and focused on what mattered most to our success. I am very pleased with the results and like the very relevant and applicable sales negotiations tools. Great job.

Jack Lord
Vice President of Sales

Blackhawk Network

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

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

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 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 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’s customized Effective Presentation Skills program has helped me elevate my presentation skills to the next level. I now have a much greater self-awareness of my presentation skills and can leverage off of my strengths while working to improve upon other areas. I would definitely recommend this solution to anyone for whom business presentations are an integral part of their job.

Jim Elliott
Senior Marketing Manager

Samsung

LSA is a great and high quality training and consulting resource. In less than a week turnaround time, they were able to design and deliver a ‘best in class’ inside sales solution to meet my team’s unique needs. They met my high expectations and were very responsive to my specific objectives.

Olivia Flach
Americas Retail Sales

Sandisk

This was our first experience working with LSA, and we were not disappointed. From beginning to end, they were as invested in making sure the program succeeded as we were. They not only met the needs of our organization, but they helped us meet our very tight launch deadline. The consultant operated with the sense of urgency necessary to ensure that by the end of the training the trainer sessions we were ready to roll the program immediately out. Without their dedication and expertise we would not have been able to launch the program with the success that we did. Thank you LSA for being a valued business partner!

Erin Surprise
PHR, Manager - L & D

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

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

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