NEWS

Welcome to Ken Krogue’s all new website
INSIDE SALES ENTREPRENEUR, CO-FOUNDER OF INSIDESALES.COM.
TIPS, RESEARCH, AND BEST PRACTICES FOR SELLING REMOTELY

I learned an awesome phone skill from one of our lead gen reps at the office this morning. Travis Turner is a lead generation superstar, and I mean that in every sense. He’s been with our company close to three years, solely in a lead generation calling capacity.

On average, Travis makes between 200 and 300 calls every single day he works. No, I’m not kidding. Every single day for three years. And he’s nowhere close to being burnt out by it, because A. he’s very, very good at it, and B. our dialer system automates and reduces the normal headaches of phone dialing so much that making 250 calls in eight hours simply isn’t an onerous task.

The tip he taught us was this:

When you get to a decision maker’s voicemail, rather than waiting the 20-30 seconds for the message to play, “Hi this is Bob/Jill, VP of Blah blah at Company X, I’m not here, leave me a message and I’ll get back with you,” press either a 1, 0, or # on your phone, and skip straight to the “beep” to leave your message, saving you 10-30 seconds per voice message call—and when you’re making 200 calls day, that’s 30-100 minutes of time you’re simply not wasting.

If you want to see an interview with Travis, go here:

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=7806015&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1

Top 30 Articles on www.KenKrogue.com (with total views) and a Summary of Ken’s Forbes Articles

  1. What is Inside Sales? Our Definition of Inside Sales | Ken Krogue – 90,920 Views
  2. Inside Sales Best Practices – 42,361 Views
  3. 31 Linkedin tips – How-to-use-Linkedin-Best-Practices for B2B Prospecting – 19,284 Views
  4. Inside Sales Tips by Ken Krogue – 14,997 Views
  5. Good to Great by Jim Collins – Ken’s Notes Summary – 9,758 Views
  6. My Final Comment on my “Death of SEO” column on Forbes – 6,411 Views
  7. About Ken Krogue – 7,439 Views
  8. Inside Sales Tips – How LinkedIn Gives you 3 Free SEO Backlinks - 7,080 Views
  9. Inside Sales is Top Method of Lead Generation – 6,439 Views
  10. Prediction – SEO will be Dead in 2 Years – 5,740 Views
  11. Inside Sales Training – 5,237 Views
  12. Inside Sales Best Practices: 7 Ways to Increase Contact Ratios – 5,202 Views
  13. Ken’s Forbes Articles – 4,960 Views
  14. Is Leaving a Voicemail Worthwhile? – 3,862 Views
  15. Inside Sales Best Practices: Gathering Direct Dial Phone Numbers – 3,624 Views
  16. KPI – Key Performance Indicators – 3,713 Views
  17. Inside Sales versus Outside Sales – 3.505 Views
  18. Harvard Business Review says Sales is No Longer About Relationships – 3,048 Views
  19. Behind the Cloud – Ken’s Notes – 2,745 Views
  20. Climb the Trust Ladder to Increase Results in Prospecting – W/ VIDEO! – 2,744 Views
  21. Inside Sales Tips – Skip to the Beep – 2,678 Views
  22. Lead Generation Strategies: When to Call, When Not to Call? – 2,232 Views
  23. Inside Sales Tips – No Vacations Last Week of the Month – 2,000 Views
  24. Inside Sales Tips – Specialize – 1,842 Views
  25. Ken Krogue’s Forbes Top 25 Most Popular Articles – 1,788 Views
  26. Ken Krogue – About Chauncey Riddle (My Mentor) – 1,396 Views
  27. Inside Sales Tips – Interest is The Counterfeit of Need – 1,375 Views
  28. 6 Reasons Salesforce Users Need Hosted Dialer Technology - 1,276 Views
  29. What is Lead Response Management – 1,204 Views
  30. Ken’s Rules: The Business Card Rule – 1,252 Views

A Complete Summary of Ken Krogue’s Forbes Articles, Including his newly updated “Definition of Inside Sales” and his #1 on all of Forbes (and his most controversial) article “The Death of SEO

Author: Ken Krogue | 
Summary of Ken Krogue’s Forbes articles

 


A little more about Ken...

http://www.linkedin.com/in/kenkrogue | http://twitter.com/kdkrogue