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Nov 27, 2015

My regular guest on Front Line Friday is Bridget Gleason. Bridget is VP of Corporate Sales at SumoLogic. In this episode, we use an article titled The Death of the Salesperson as the jumping off point for our discussion about the future of sales and the changing role of the sales person. Will there still be salespeople in 10 years? With today’s prospects becoming ever less reliant on the salesperson, Bridget and I identify the challenges that all sales reps face in the battle to remain relevant to their customers and what that means in terms of the responsibilities that sellers must assume for their own professional and personal develop. You’ll want to listen as we delve the concept of value co-creation and what that means in terms of how sellers must collaborate with their prospects during their buying process. And, learn how this trend specifically will impact the next generation of sales people: Millennials. Make sure you join us for this episode!

Nov 25, 2015

Chad Burmeister, is VP of Sales and Marketing at ConnectAndSell and an expert at building high-velocity inside sales teams. In this episode, Chad discusses the unique challenges of building a high-performing sales development team. And, he sheds light on the role that new technologies are playing in transforming the productivity of the average SDR/BDR by reducing the amount of time they spend dialing and increasing the amount of time they devote to having substantive sales conversations with prospects. More conversations means more practice for SDRs, which helps them become more skilled and leads to more conversions. This is a don’t miss episode for sales leaders and decision makers who are looking to take their team’s productivity to the next level.

Nov 24, 2015

Elinor Stutz, is the bestselling author of two books, including, Nice Girls Do Get the Sale – Relationship Building that Gets Results. In this episode, Elinor discusses why sales techniques are not a substitute for understanding why you've been invited in for a conversation with a potential customer in the first place. Elinor lays out why selling with integrity, consciously putting the prospects’ goals and needs first, and leading with questions that demonstrate an understanding of their situation are the best ways to collaborate with them on their buyer’s journey. You’ll definitely want to listen in as Elinor shares her story of how her most effective discovery question has helped her become a top sales producer (but not before it got her into trouble first!).

Nov 20, 2015

My regular guest on Front Line Friday is Bridget Gleason. Bridget is VP of Corporate Sales at SumoLogic. On this episode, Bridget and I focus on the process of hiring quality sales reps for high velocity sales teams. We discuss the specific challenges managers face in quickly scaling sales teams. We provide advice about how to accurately define positions and work roles to attract the right candidates. And, we discuss how to develop an effective process for interviewing and verifying the qualifications of the potential candidates. If you’re hiring sales reps, or you’re a sales rep looking to be hired, this is an important episode to listen to.

Nov 19, 2015

Matt Hill, founder and CEO of The Hill Group, is a leader in training companies how to sell at trade shows and conferences. He’s worked with some of the biggest names in tech to help them turn trade shows into productive sales events. In this episode, Matt describes the steps companies should take to develop a sales plan for a trade show. And, he provides valuable strategies and techniques that every company can use to provide a better customer experience for booth visitors, develop and qualify more leads on the show floor and implement an effective process for following-up leads (both during and after the show). This episode is a must listen for sales or marketing leader who wants to earn a better ROI on trade shows.

Nov 18, 2015

Jim Eberlin, is a successful serial entrepreneur and co-founder and CEO of TopOPPS. He understands the challenges involved in building high velocity sales teams. In this episode, Jim discusses why it’s vital for CEOs in start-ups and SMBs to stay close to the sales process. He also shares practical tips about how to overcome the biggest challenge that sales reps face everyday: maximizing the value of their discovery calls with prospects. The episode is also packed with tips about tools that help prioritize which prospects to work and that optimize the accuracy of your forecasting. Make sure you listen to this episode today.

Nov 17, 2015

Jeff Shore is the author of the best-selling book, Be Bold and Win The Sale, a speaker and nationally recognized sales trainer. With 30 years of experience, he’s a self-described “sales wonk” who loves picking up a sale and dissecting it. In this episode, Jeff unveils the concept of “comfort addictions” and describes how a sales rep’s ability to recognize and embrace “discomfort” can be the trigger to achieving sales success. Selling is a process that is inherently full of discomfort. And Jeff shows how sales reps can turn that to their advantage to win more deals. CEOs, sales leaders and sales reps need to listen to this episode.

Nov 13, 2015

My regular guest on Front Line Friday is Bridget Gleason. Bridget is VP of Corporate Sales at SumoLogic. With more than twenty years of sales and sales management experience in the technology sector, Bridget joined SumoLogic’s executive team to lead and grow their inside sales organization. Her recent experience includes being VP of Sales for Yesware and SVP of Worldwide Sales for Engine Yard.

In this episode, Bridget and I share strategies that sales leaders should use when they assume responsibility for a new sales team. As an outsider, what are the steps you need to take to make an immediate impact? We talk about how to assess the capabilities of your new team, streamline sales processes, establish the right metrics and inspire and motivate sales reps to perform up to their potential. If you’re in charge of a sales team, be sure to join us for Front Line Friday!

 

Nov 12, 2015

Mike O’Neil, author of Rock the World with LinkedIn, is a LinkedIn rock star. In this episode Mike provides great insights into how to kick-start your social selling efforts. Learn how to quickly assess the effectiveness of your social presence as a company and how to efficiently train your sales team to become LinkedIn rock stars themselves. Finally, Mike provides detailed guidelines for developing and implementing a social media policy that can help protect company assets, such as customer and prospect information. If you’re involved in social selling be sure to download and listen to this episode.

Nov 11, 2015

Howard Brown, founder and CEO of RingDNA, joins me to talk about sales enablement. In this episode, Howard describes how sales organizations can use sales enablement tools to compress buying cycles and create more successful sales reps. Learn how next generation sales enablement tools can transform sales productivity through the ability to test and measure the effectiveness of sales messaging, voicemails, value propositions. And, how they give your sales leaders the ability to coach and provide real-time feedback to their sales reps to accelerate productivity. This is a don’t miss episode for sales leaders and decision makers.

Nov 10, 2015

The biggest sales problem for most small businesses is an insufficient number of prospects in their pipeline. In this episode, Alice Heiman, Founder of Alice Heiman, LLC, and an expert at helping companies increase their sales, lays out a step by step plan any SMB can use to develop more prospects. Alice provides effective strategies for mining more business from existing customers, developing a consistent flow of referrals and creating a sustainable mix of inbound leads and proactive outbound prospecting. If you’re a CEO, VP of Sales or Sales Ops, or a sales leader, you do not want to not miss this episode with Alice Heiman.

Nov 6, 2015

My regular guest on Front Line Friday is Bridget Gleason. Bridget is VP of Corporate Sales at SumoLogic. With more than twenty years of sales and sales management experience in the technology sector, Bridget joined SumoLogic’s executive team to lead and grow their inside sales organization. Her recent experience includes being VP of Sales for Yesware and SVP of Worldwide Sales for Engine Yard.

Bridget and I focus on two sales topics in this episode that you won’t want to miss. First, what is the role of luck in sales? Is it really true in sales that the harder you work, the luckier you get? And, why do sales leaders often overlook the hard work that goes into making a deal look easy? Second, we talk about why sales leads aren’t consistently followed up. The problem starts with the lack of a defined process for managing leads and we’ll tell you what you can do to fix that problem. If you’re in charge of a sales team, be sure to join us for Front Line Friday!

Nov 5, 2015

Barb Giamanco, President of Social Centered Selling, is one of the leading industry experts on social selling. A pioneer in integrating social media into selling, Barb kicks off this information-packed episode by clearly spelling out for you both the value, and the limitations, of social selling. She describes the power of social selling and how you should use it to make connections, develop relationships and open the door to having substantive sales conversations with your prospects. Listen as Barb tells you how to make social a part of your overall sales plan and integrate it into an effective sales process. Social is a powerful tool. But as you’ll learn from Barb in this episode, it’s just one of the sales tools you need to succeed in today’s sales environment. If you want to learn how to most effectively use social selling in your sales efforts, don’t miss this!

Nov 4, 2015

There’s a big lack of value in the typical sales conversation today. In our conversation, Joe Gustafson, Founder and CEO of Brainshark, describes the four crucial factors contributing to poor sales conversations. He outlines the solutions for you in terms of the continuous learning, increased customer engagement and metrics-based coaching that enable sales teams to have the high value conversations that will move prospects through your pipeline more quickly. Joe describes how a sales enablement tools such as Brainshark’s Sales Accelerators facilitate this process to increase prospect engagement and bridge the sales productivity gap. He also describes the challenges of building a high-velocity sales team in an extremely competitive market and choosing the right sales model to deliver maximum value to customers. This episode is packed with great insights for entrepreneurs, CEOs and sales leaders. Don’t miss it.

Nov 3, 2015

Mark Hunter is The Sales Hunter, and a master of selling high value at full price. He’s the author of the book, High-Profit Selling. In this episode, Mark describes the steps you need to take to develop the competence, confidence and credibility that enable you to sell at full price. Mark also shows how discounting changes the very nature of your relationship with your customers. (And not in a good way). He also addresses the critical importance of sales reps making a personal commitment to continuous learning and demonstrates how this directly ties to your ability to sell value at full-price and maintain relevance to your buyers. If you’re a CEO, VP of Sales or Sales Ops, or a sales leader you do not want to not miss this episode with The Sales Hunter.

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