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How to Prevent Deal Slippage in 2023 with Brad McGinity at Hone
In this episode of the Revenue Insights Podcast, host Lee Bierton is joined by Brad McGinity, CRO at Hone, a platform for cohort-based management and leadership training. Brad’s role is as a problem solver in the revenue operations space. You must listen to this episode if you prefer to be hands-on with your teams. The...
Mastering the Art of Relationship Building with Jaime Konzelman, Vice President, Sales at Unisys
In this episode of the Revenue Insights Podcast, host Lee Bierton is joined by Jaime Konzelman, Vice President, Sales North America & Canada at Unisys. They explore the intricacies of cultivating meaningful connections with individuals, delving into various subjects that encompass the significance of relationships and effective strategies for building them in the year 2023....
Establishing a High-Performance Business through Efficient Change Management with Zach Gropper, Founder and CEO at Insight Revenue
In this episode of the Revenue Insights Podcast, host Lee Bierton is joined by Zach Gropper, Founder and CEO at Insight Revenue. In their discussion, they cover several topics, such as the significance of a business operating at a high level, the impact of change management on a business, techniques to enhance business and customer...
Revenue Management Forecasting: Cailin Radcliffe of Loopio
Cailin Radcliffe jumped onto Sales Operations Demystified to share her knowledge and experience in Sales Operations and Revenue Management Forecasting. Check out all the other episodes of Sales Operations Demystified here.
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Cailin’s first move when joining Loopio
When Cailin joined Loopio, one of the first things she did along with the VP of Marketing was to segregate the sales reps between SMB/mid-market/enterprise and between selected industries to focus their time.
This makes total sense… if there are certain industries that your product serves better than others, it makes sense to focus sales resources into these places to increase conversion rates.
Reducing “time to first deal”
Loopio recently hired a dedicated resource that reports into the sales director and is purely focussed on sales enablement. This person doesn’t report into Cailin though Cailin tasked this person with significantly reducing “time to first deal”.
By focussing in on ensuring that reps had enough pipeline to generate their first deal and ensuring they knew who they were selling too, the three most recent reps managed to close a deal within their first month whereas previously it would take up to three months.
What sales forecasting really tells you…
Cailin mentioned a quote that used to be repeated within Berkshire Hathaway: “Forecasting tells you very little about your business and a lot about the people forecasting.”
This is very true, and we have experienced this here at Ebsta also, some reps will consistently overstate their forecast and some will understate… you must understand the biases of your reps in order to forecast accurately.
Cailin’s favorite sales metric…
Cailin chooses two different sales metrics, the first was simply ARR. As obviously the best metric to explain how well your sales team is doing is the amount of revenue that the business is generating.
She also then went on to share a valuable insight when measuring the amount of pipeline Vs the number of opportunities in the pipeline. Cailin believes that amount of opportunities can be a more insightful metric as it isn’t skewed by abnormally large deals.
Cailin’s biggest influence…
Cailin says that she has learned from everyone on her journey from sales leaders to SDR’s and she urges people to learn from whoever they can (including from books!) during their career in sales operation.
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