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The Sales Evangelist

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I believe in doing BIG THINGS! You should be earning 6 figures easily as a sales rep. But chances are you are not...yet! Sales is the most important department in every company but many sellers are never taught how to effectively sell, much less how to earn their way to high-income status. My own career limped along until a company I worked for invested in sales training to help me succeed. Immediately afterward, I closed a deal worth 4X what the company spent on me and saw hockey-stick improvement in my performance. So I started a podcast to “Evangelize” what was working. Today I interview the world's best sales experts, successful sellers, sales leaders and entrepreneurs who share their strategies to succeed in sales right now: folks like Jeffrey Gitomer, Jill Konrath, Bob Burg, and Guy Kawasaki to name a few. They share actionable insights and stories that will encourage, challenge, and motivate you to hustle your way to top income status. If you’re someone looking to take off in your sales career and earn the income you deserve, hit subscribe and let’s start doing BIG THINGS!

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I believe in doing BIG THINGS! You should be earning 6 figures easily as a sales rep. But chances are you are not...yet! Sales is the most important department in every company but many sellers are never taught how to effectively sell, much less how to earn their way to high-income status. My own career limped along until a company I worked for invested in sales training to help me succeed. Immediately afterward, I closed a deal worth 4X what the company spent on me and saw hockey-stick improvement in my performance. So I started a podcast to “Evangelize” what was working. Today I interview the world's best sales experts, successful sellers, sales leaders and entrepreneurs who share their strategies to succeed in sales right now: folks like Jeffrey Gitomer, Jill Konrath, Bob Burg, and Guy Kawasaki to name a few. They share actionable insights and stories that will encourage, challenge, and motivate you to hustle your way to top income status. If you’re someone looking to take off in your sales career and earn the income you deserve, hit subscribe and let’s start doing BIG THINGS!

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Three Things Winning Sellers Do Different Than Underperformers | Eric Hamilton - 1812

7/19/2024
What are three things you can do to become a top-performing seller? My guest, Eric Hamilton, will reveal the answer in this episode. He uncovers what sets top performers apart in the challenging world of sales. Also, you'll hear insights from his latest book, "The Sales Blueprint: What Winners Do Differently." Listen to gain actionable strategies to help you excel even in tough economic times. Eric Hamilton's Background Eric Hamilton is a seasoned sales leader and the author of "The Sales Blueprint: What Winners Do Differently." Throughout his successful career, Eric has emphasized the importance of disciplined, consistent sales processes. Eric's systematic approach aims to provide a structured, repeatable framework that new and seasoned sales professionals can leverage to achieve consistent success. Key Ingredients of Sales Success Eric breaks down sales success into three main components: Preparation Mindset Execution The Power of Preparation Eric explains that being prepared days, even weeks, in advance is crucial. Preparation involves everything from understanding the client's business to setting agendas and confirming meeting details. This approach ensures that sales professionals are not just winging it but are strategically ready for every interaction. The Right Mindset Eric discusses how being mentally prepared can instill confidence and command in a sales meeting. Techniques like the Wonder Woman pose are suggested to foster a powerful presence. He also shares his personal routine of mindfulness and meditation, which helps him start the day with a positive mental state. Execution: The Final Piece From beginning a meeting assertively to effectively managing the conversation flow and nailing the next steps, execution is where preparation and mindset culminate. Eric stresses the importance of setting agendas, controlling the meeting, and transitioning to the next steps well before time runs out. ‘It's important to have the mindset that you will succeed in anything you do.But that goes hand in hand with preparation. If you're not prepared, you won't be mentally ready to deal with whatever you have to deal with.’ - Eric Hamilton. Resources "The Sales Blueprint" by Eric Hamilton Eric Hamilton on LinkedIn Sponsorship Offers This episode is brought to you in part by Hubspot. With HubSpot sales hubs, your data tools and teams join a single platform to close deals and turn prospects into pipelines. Try it for yourself at hubspot.com/sales. 2. This episode is brought to you in part by LinkedIn. Are you tired of prospective clients not responding to your emails? Sign up for a free 60-day trial of LinkedIn Sales Navigator at linkedin.com/tse. 3. This episode is brought to you in part by the TSE Sales Foundation. Improve your connection on LinkedIn and land three or five appointments with our LinkedIn prospecting course. Go to the salesevangelist.com/linkedin. Credits As one of our podcast listeners, we value your opinion and always want to improve the quality of our show. Complete our two-minute survey here: thesalesevangelist.com/survey. We’d love for you to join us for our next episodes by tuning in on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Stitcher, or Spotify. Audio provided by Free SFX, Soundstripe, and Bensound. Other songs used in the episodes are as follows: The Organ Grinder written by Bradley Jay Hill, performed by Bright Seed, and Produced by Brightseed and Hill.

Duration:00:26:58

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How Enablement is Changing – and How You Don’t Get Left Behind | Shane Evans - 1811

7/15/2024
There’s a sales enablement evaluation going on. Are you ready for its changes? In this episode, I chat with Shane Evans, the Chief Revenue Officer at Gong. Together, we explore the rapidly evolving world of sales enablement and its challenges. Discover actionable strategies to improve your sales performance and productivity. Guest Introduction: Shane Evans Shane Evans is the Chief Revenue Officer at Gong, a role that involves overseeing anything that touches customers or prospects interested in Gong. His team includes sales development reps, solution engineers, implementation consultants, and customer success representatives. With a focus on creating high-performing sales teams, Shane brings unparalleled insights into how data and technology can transform sales enablement. The Problems in Sales Enablement Shane reveals some alarming statistics that highlight problems in the current state of sales enablement: 77% of sellers' time is spent on mundane tasks like data entry. Sellers are hitting only 30% to 35% of attainment, affecting their motivation and overall company performance. Only 1% of data from sales interactions makes it into CRM systems. The Role of Revenue Intelligence Shane discusses how Gong’s focus on revenue intelligence addresses these challenges: Activity Capture: Gong automatically captures data from Zoom meetings, phone calls, emails, and Slack messages. This allows more comprehensive and accurate data to inform sales strategies. Targeted Coaching: AI analyzes interactions to offer pinpointed coaching on areas like competitive knowledge and effective questioning. This helps sales leaders provide real-time guidance to improve performance. Success Stories Shane shares compelling success stories from Gong's clients: Upwork: Using Gong, Upwork improved its forecast accuracy to over 95%, significantly impacting its stock performance. ADP: The payroll giant uses Gong to enhance their win rates, average contract values, and overall productivity. The Future of Sales Enablement Shane believes the future of sales enablement lies in utilizing data effectively to provide ultra-personalized coaching and support. He stresses the importance of capturing contextual data to improve sales performance, regardless of the organization's size. "Enablement is no longer about just creating generic documents and pumping them out for people to try and act on. It's identifying the skills and behaviors where people have gaps and then being very targeted in the moment to give them the coaching and the information they need to be more effective." - Shane Evans. Resources Shane Evans on LinkedIn Gong.io Sponsorship Offers This episode is brought to you in part by Hubspot. With HubSpot sales hubs, your data tools and teams join a single platform to close deals and turn prospects into pipelines. Try it for yourself at hubspot.com/sales. 2. This episode is brought to you in part by LinkedIn. Are you tired of prospective clients not responding to your emails? Sign up for a free 60-day trial of LinkedIn Sales Navigator at linkedin.com/tse. 3. This episode is brought to you in part by the TSE Sales Foundation. Improve your connection on LinkedIn and land three or five appointments with our LinkedIn prospecting course. Go to the salesevangelist.com/linkedin. Credits As one of our podcast listeners, we value your opinion and always want to improve the quality of our show. Complete our two-minute survey here: thesalesevangelist.com/survey. We’d love for you to join us for our next episodes by tuning in on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Stitcher, or Spotify. Audio provided by Free SFX, Soundstripe, and Bensound. Other songs used in the episodes are as follows: The Organ Grinder written by Bradley Jay Hill, performed by Bright Seed, and Produced by Brightseed and Hill.

Duration:00:24:00

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How to Win The Fight For Your Prospect's Attention | Alan Versteeg - 1810

7/12/2024
Capturing your prospects' attention is more challenging than ever, thanks to our distracting world. So, how do you cut through the noise and effectively engage with potential clients? In this episode of The Sales Evangelist Podcast, I speak with Alan Versteeg, a seasoned sales leader and head of Growth Matters. Hear his insights and strategies for grabbing your prospects' attention and turning it into meaningful business opportunities. About Alan Versteeg Alan Versteeg is the mastermind behind Growth Matters, an organization dedicated to enhancing sales management development. His mission is to provide sales leaders with the tools they need to improve their game and, by extension, help their sales teams excel. In this episode, Alan emphasizes the critical role of sales managers in driving sustainable sales performance and the importance of mindset in successful selling. The Importance of Mindset How important is mindset in sales? According to Alan, you can’t sell anything unless you have this specific mindset to make it in the sales industry. He suggests that sales professionals should view their roles as noble and genuine efforts to help customers. This conviction translates into clarity, confidence, and, ultimately, competence. Alan points out that many top salespeople become mediocre sales managers because they lack this foundational mindset. Relevance: The Currency of Value Alan shares how to engineer relevance into your sales conversations by doing meticulous research and personalization. He argues that generic sales messages won’t cut it, especially with AI generating compelling scripts at scale. Instead, salespeople must tailor their outreach to demonstrate a profound understanding of the prospect's industry and challenges. Practical Strategies for Gaining Attention Alan offers a practical framework he calls the Initial Value Promise. It involves crafting a message that immediately signals relevance to the target prospect. This sales approach is based on the neuroscience behind the Reticular Activating System (RAS), which filters information based on its relevance to us. Navigating Rejections Always welcome rejections and see them as opportunities to reposition your efforts. Alan advises that if a prospect says no, it's best to thank them and move on rather than trying to convince them otherwise. Instead, focus your energy on those who find your value proposition relevant. “Relevance is the currency of value.” - Alan Versteeg. Resources Growth Matters International The Catastrophic State of Sales Coaching Alan Versteeg on LinkedIn Sponsorship Offers This episode is brought to you in part by Hubspot. With HubSpot sales hubs, your data tools and teams join a single platform to close deals and turn prospects into pipelines. Try it for yourself at hubspot.com/sales. 2. This episode is brought to you in part by LinkedIn. Are you tired of prospective clients not responding to your emails? Sign up for a free 60-day trial of LinkedIn Sales Navigator at linkedin.com/tse. 3. This episode is brought to you in part by the TSE Sales Foundation. Improve your connection on LinkedIn and land three or five appointments with our LinkedIn prospecting course. Go to the salesevangelist.com/linkedin. Credits As one of our podcast listeners, we value your opinion and always want to improve the quality of our show. Complete our two-minute survey here: thesalesevangelist.com/survey. We’d love for you to join us for our next episodes by tuning in on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Stitcher, or Spotify. Audio provided by Free SFX, Soundstripe, and Bensound. Other songs used in the episodes are as follows: The Organ Grinder written by Bradley Jay Hill, performed by Bright Seed, and Produced by Brightseed and Hill

Duration:00:24:27

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Three Things Every Seller Must Do To Land Their Dream Job | Jay Johnston - 1809

7/8/2024
Are you excited to enter the world of sales? In this episode of The Sales Evangelist podcast, I chat with Jay Johnston, an expert in tech sales and job placement. We explore the vital steps aspiring sales reps need to take to land their first job. Jay shares his insights on the three crucial elements every seller must master to secure their dream job. Additionally, he offers practical advice from his own experience and how he successfully navigated the tech sales landscape. Jay Johnston’s Background Jay Johnston is a seasoned professional with a remarkable background in the tech sales industry. Having achieved significant success at Dell, Jay advanced through four different roles in just two and a half years. He is now dedicated to helping others land competitive roles in tech sales through his company, where he serves as both a coach and mentor. Importance of Good Documentation Jay Johnston emphasizes that your resume and LinkedIn profile are more than just documents; they are your Trojan horses. These documents often create the first impression and strongly influence hiring managers' perceptions of you. Jay shares tips on crafting a visually appealing resume and a compelling LinkedIn profile that stands out. Power of Proper Preparation Preparation is key to crushing any job interview. Jay details his approach to categorizing potential interview questions into three sections. He explains how different types of questions require different preparation strategies. Asking Amazing Questions The ability to ask thoughtful, insightful questions can set you apart from other candidates. Jay discusses the importance of doing your homework and crafting questions that show your interest in the company and demonstrate your analytical skills. Asking questions that reveal your awareness of the company's goals and challenges can make a lasting impression on hiring managers. “How can you show the characteristics a hiring manager cares about without being dull and boring like every other candidate?" - Jay Johnston. Resources EliteTechSales Jay Johnston on LinkedIn Sponsorship Offers This episode is brought to you in part by Hubspot. With HubSpot sales hubs, your data tools and teams join a single platform to close deals and turn prospects into pipelines. Try it for yourself at hubspot.com/sales. This episode is brought to you in part by LinkedIn. Are you tired of prospective clients not responding to your emails? Sign up for a free 60-day trial of LinkedIn Sales Navigator at linkedin.com/tse. This episode is brought to you in part by the TSE Sales Foundation. Improve your connection on LinkedIn and land three or five appointments with our LinkedIn prospecting course. Go to the salesevangelist.com/linkedin. Credits As one of our podcast listeners, we value your opinion and always want to improve the quality of our show. Complete our two-minute survey here: thesalesevangelist.com/survey. We’d love for you to join us for our next episodes by tuning in on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Stitcher, or Spotify. Audio provided by Free SFX, Soundstripe, and Bensound. Other songs used in the episodes are as follows: The Organ Grinder written by Bradley Jay Hill, performed by Bright Seed, and Produced by Brightseed and Hill.

Duration:00:24:33

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The Best Tactic For Moving Deal Through Pipe Faster! | Brian Town - 1808

7/5/2024
In this episode of The Sales Evangelist podcast, I chat with Brian Town, a top salesperson and marketing firm owner from Michigan. Our discussion focuses on mindset, visualization, and confidence as crucial tools for achieving sales success. Discover his secrets to moving a sales pipeline faster than ever before! Meet Brian Town Brian Town is a sales professional who wears many hats. He is the driving force behind a successful marketing firm collaborating with major organizations to enhance brand visibility. As a seasoned author and the top salesperson in his company, Brian brings a unique blend of expertise and experience. His profound understanding of sales strategies has been instrumental in overcoming common challenges that sales professionals face. Importance of Mindset and Visualization Amid the uncertainties brought on by the pandemic, maintaining a positive mindset has never been more crucial. We discuss the powerful concept of "flick back, flick up." This technique involves recalling a past successful moment to regain composure and confidence during sales pitches. Brian shares anecdotes from his sports and sales experiences, showcasing how visualization has enhanced his performance. The emphasis is clear: visualizing moments of peak performance can significantly boost one's effectiveness in sales. Rejection and Motivation Navigating through rejections is an inherent part of the sales profession. We stress the importance of persistence and finding motivation in the relentless pursuit of closing deals. This understanding fosters a connection with potential clients, enabling sales professionals to move deals through the pipeline more efficiently. Confidence and Belief Brian shares insights from his forthcoming book, "The Lonely CEO," where he outlines strategies for building confidence in sales. He emphasizes the psychological aspect of recalling past successes to fuel present confidence. I reinforce this point by elaborating on how confidence can significantly impact the outcome of sales conversations. Moral Obligation and Client Advocacy We discuss the responsibility of guiding clients away from potentially wrong decisions, even if it means offering free consulting. This principle of client advocacy not only builds trust but also establishes a strong foundation for long-term relationships. "I think the reason, the thing that I found in confidence in selling, is the belief, that simple belief in yourself and your team that you can deliver." - Brian Town. Resources MichiganCreative Brian Town on LinkedIn Sponsorship Offers This episode is brought to you in part by Hubspot. With HubSpot sales hubs, your data tools and teams join a single platform to close deals and turn prospects into pipelines. Try it for yourself at hubspot.com/sales. This episode is brought to you in part by LinkedIn. Are you tired of prospective clients not responding to your emails? Sign up for a free 60-day trial of LinkedIn Sales Navigator at linkedin.com/tse. This episode is brought to you in part by the TSE Sales Foundation. Improve your connection on LinkedIn and land three or five appointments with our LinkedIn prospecting course. Go to the salesevangelist.com/linkedin. Credits As one of our podcast listeners, we value your opinion and always want to improve the quality of our show. Complete our two-minute survey here: thesalesevangelist.com/survey. We’d love for you to join us for our next episodes by tuning in on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Stitcher, or Spotify. Audio provided by Free SFX, Soundstripe, and Bensound. Other songs used in the episodes are as follows: The Organ Grinder written by Bradley Jay Hill, performed by Bright Seed, and Produced by Brightseed and Hill.

Duration:00:28:46

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The Number One B2B Deal Killer | Feras Alhlou - 1807

7/1/2024
What’s the number one deal killer, and how can you stop it from happening? Find out in this episode of “The Sales Evangelist Podcast.” Join me as I delve into a conversation with Feras Alhlou, a seasoned professional with a wealth of knowledge in sales strategies, business growth, and entrepreneurial advice. With a career spanning over two decades, Feras is a treasure trove of insights on deal killers, effective follow-up techniques, and customer engagement strategies that boost sales performance. Don't miss out on the opportunity to gain from his expertise-hit play now! Feras Alhlou’s Background Feras Alhlou boasts over 25 years of experience in Silicon Valley, having navigated the highs and lows of the startup ecosystem. Originally hailing from sunny Florida, he found himself in the tech hub of the world, where he rose to the position of Vice President at a cutting-edge high-tech company. However, after experiencing a layoff during a dry job market, Feras took destiny into his own hands by co-founding a business with a friend. Today, Feras is dedicated to helping other entrepreneurs scale their businesses to seven and eight figures while avoiding the pitfalls he encountered on his journey. Identifying and Eliminating Deal Killers Right at the beginning of the episode, we tackle one of the most critical issues in sales: deal killers. Listen to Fera discuss how delayed response and poor time management keep reps from closing deals at 4:58. The 2-1-2 Sales System Around the 10:05 mark of the episode, Feras introduces the 2-1-2 system. It’s a robust framework to enhance sales responsiveness and efficiency. The system emphasizes responding to inbound leads within 2 hours, taking the first available meeting slot provided by the client, and sending follow-up proposals within 2 business days. This proactive approach to sales follow-up can make or break deals. Effective Follow-Up Techniques Traditional follow-ups like sending a generic "checking in" email are ineffective. Instead, Feras advocates for adding value to every communication. Whether it’s an insightful article or data relevant to the client's industry, providing meaningful updates keeps you in mind and demonstrates your commitment to their success. Always add value in follow-up communications to stand out and build stronger customer relationships. "If you left a positive impression on these people, guess what? They'll remember you the next time around when they go to another company." - Feras Alhlou. Resources Startup With Feras Startup With Feras YouTube Feras Alhlou on LinkedIn Startup With Feras Facebook Startup With Feras Instagram Feras Alhlou on X Sponsorship Offers This episode is brought to you in part by Hubspot. With HubSpot sales hubs, your data tools and teams join a single platform to close deals and turn prospects into pipelines. Try it for yourself at hubspot.com/sales. 2. This episode is brought to you in part by LinkedIn. Are you tired of prospective clients not responding to your emails? Sign up for a free 60-day trial of LinkedIn Sales Navigator at linkedin.com/tse. 3. This episode is brought to you in part by the TSE Sales Foundation. Improve your connection on LinkedIn and land three or five appointments with our LinkedIn prospecting course. Go to the salesevangelist.com/linkedin. Credits As one of our podcast listeners, we value your opinion and always want to improve the quality of our show. Complete our two-minute survey here: thesalesevangelist.com/survey. We’d love for you to join us for our next episodes by tuning in on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Stitcher, or Spotify. Audio provided by Free SFX, Soundstripe, and Bensound. Other songs used in the episodes are as follows: The Organ Grinder written by Bradley Jay Hill, performed by Bright Seed, and Produced by Brightseed and Hill.

Duration:00:26:00

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This Is Why Your Cold Calls Are Not Working | Ryan Pereus - 1806

6/28/2024
Mastering the art of cold calling is a challenge, but it's a skill that can transform your sales game. If you're looking to level up your sales techniques, this episode of 'The Sales Evangelist Podcast' is a must-listen. In this episode, I had the pleasure of discussing with Ryan Pereus, CEO and founder of Superhuman Prospecting, the practical application of cold outreach methods in building effective sales pipelines. Tune in and get ready to implement his special cold-calling techniques. Ryan Pereus' Background Ryan Pereus is an established figure in the sales development space, having dedicated the past seven years to mastering the intricacies of cold calling in the B2B marketplace. He is the CEO and founder of Superhuman Prospecting, a company he created that emphasizes perfecting cold outreach strategies using a USA-based team. Ryan's passion for cold calling and innate talent have allowed him to manage approximately 80 to 100 monthly campaigns. Based out of Philadelphia, his journey and expertise in the cold calling domain have made him a valuable resource for teams and individuals looking to enhance their sales outreach efforts. Understanding Product Relevance The key to effective cold outreach is understanding what makes a product relevant to the target market. Starting at 5:09, you'll hear my guest, Ryan, discuss why product relevance determines the success of a cold call campaign. He'll also reveal a fascinating case that enabled his team to secure approximately 100 monthly meetings, underscoring the transformative power of hyper-relevant solutions in appointment settings. The Four Pillars of Cold Call Success At the 7:09 mark, Ryan breaks down the four essential elements for successful cold call campaigns: 1. Product Relevance 2. Target Market Accuracy 3. Strength of Messaging 4. SDR Execution Tune in to hear how these four elements can create a highly effective cold outreach campaign, ultimately improving connect rates and sales conversion. Real-Time Sales Coaching and Script Development We discuss the importance of training SDRs in crafting and executing a strong sales script. Role-playing, listening to call recordings, and real-time feedback can provide invaluable insights for refining outreach approaches. This targeted sales coaching ensures that SDRs are well-equipped to engage decision-makers. "You just have to adapt and realize that sometimes cold calling isn't just about the market saturation or the fact that it doesn't work. It's about the fact that the product or service is no longer as relevant as it used to be in cold calling." - Ryan Pereus. Resources QuickColdCalls Ryan Pereus on LinkedIn The Sales Evangelist Mastermind Sponsorship Offers This episode is brought to you in part by Hubspot. With HubSpot sales hubs, your data tools and teams join a single platform to close deals and turn prospects into pipelines. Try it for yourself at hubspot.com/sales. This episode is brought to you in part by LinkedIn. Are you tired of prospective clients not responding to your emails? Sign up for a free 60-day trial of LinkedIn Sales Navigator at linkedin.com/tse. This episode is brought to you in part by the TSE Sales Foundation. Improve your connection on LinkedIn and land three or five appointments with our LinkedIn prospecting course. Go to thesalesevangelist.com/linkedin. Credits As one of our podcast listeners, we value your opinion and always want to improve the quality of our show. Complete our two-minute survey here: thesalesevangelist.com/survey. We’d love for you to join us for our next episodes by tuning in on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Stitcher, or Spotify. Audio provided by Free SFX, Soundstripe, and Bensound. Other songs used in the episodes are as follows: The Organ Grinder written by Bradley Jay Hill, performed by Bright Seed, and Produced by Brightseed and Hill.

Duration:00:24:13

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This Practice Helped Me Shatter My Goals This Year | Casey Stubbs - 1805

6/24/2024
Having the right mindset will always help you in the worst situations. If you don’t believe me, tune into this episode of “The Sales Evangelist Podcast.” In this episode, I chat with Casey Stubbs, an experienced entrepreneur and mentor, on the essentials of having the right mindset to set and achieve goals, overcome setbacks, and thrive in business and investing. Click play to change your negative thinking to positive ones! Guest Introduction: Casey Stubbs Casey Stubbs is an entrepreneur and content creator specializing in investor and trader education, focusing on achieving success in financial markets. His journey began in 2009 when he launched his website TradingStrategyGuides.com to provide educational resources for financial market participants. Despite the initial pressure of providing for his family, Casey transformed a challenging situation into an opportunity, which has since flourished into a successful business and a rewarding career. Overcoming Setbacks Expecting and enjoying setbacks may sound counterintuitive, but it’s essential for personal growth. Casey highlights that setbacks are temporary and help build character, resilience, and perseverance. Setting a mindset that embraces challenges prepares you to face them head-on and emerge stronger. Setting and Achieving Goals Casey shares his journey from being a construction worker to a successful entrepreneur in the financial market. His initial goal was simple – to put food on the table after losing his job. However, his mindset and the fact that he set and achieved progressively bigger goals helped him build a thriving business. Casey’s story underscores the importance of starting with small, achievable objectives and using mile markers to track progress. Conflict Resolution and Relationship Management Managing relationships and resolving conflicts are crucial skills in both personal and professional settings. Casey points out that having predefined processes for conflict resolution helps maintain healthy relationships and ensures long-term success. Knowing how to handle conflicts beforehand can prevent them from derailing your goals. “I know that as I'm going through the fire, I'm getting better, I'm getting more skill, I'm getting stronger, and I'm building up my perseverance. I'm going to keep pushing through, and I'm going to keep learning, and this pain and discomfort I'm going through is benefiting me. It's benefiting the people around me.” - Casey Stubbs. Resources tradingstrategyguides.com Complete Trading System Casey Stubbs on LinkedIn Casey Stubbs on X Casey Stubbs on Facebook Trading Strategy Guides on Instagram 10x Is Easier than 2x by Dan Sullivan and Ben Hardy Sponsorship Offers This episode is brought to you in part by Hubspot. With HubSpot sales hubs, your data tools and teams join a single platform to close deals and turn prospects into pipelines. Try it for yourself at hubspot.com/sales. This episode is brought to you in part by LinkedIn. Are you tired of prospective clients not responding to your emails? Sign up for a free 60-day trial of LinkedIn Sales Navigator at linkedin.com/tse. This episode is brought to you in part by the TSE Sales Foundation. Improve your connection on LinkedIn and land three or five appointments with our LinkedIn prospecting course. Go to the salesevangelist.com/linkedin. Credits As one of our podcast listeners, we value your opinion and always want to improve the quality of our show. Complete our two-minute survey here: thesalesevangelist.com/survey. We’d love for you to join us for our next episodes by tuning in on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Stitcher, or Spotify. Audio provided by Free SFX, Soundstripe, and Bensound. Other songs used in the episodes are as follows: The Organ Grinder written by Bradley Jay Hill, performed by Bright Seed, and Produced by Brightseed and Hill.

Duration:00:23:47

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Not Doing This In Your Discovery Call Is Killing Your Deals | Edwin Aristor - 1804

6/21/2024
Do you know the most powerful trait to have as a sales professional? Find out in this episode of “The Sales Evangelist Podcast.” In this episode, I chat with Edwin Aristor, a GTM Growth Strategist with Praxis Labs, about how curiosity can transform sales performance and foster meaningful client relationships. Click play to learn more! About Edwin Aristor Edwin Aristor is a multifaceted individual whose roles span from father and husband to sales professional and men's retreat facilitator. Currently working with Praxis Labs, Edwin is part of the go-to-market team, focusing on promoting an immersive learning platform designed to build inclusive leadership skills. The Role of Curiosity in Sales Curiosity is a deep, authentic commitment to understanding prospects and clients. Edwin emphasizes the importance of accepting surface-level answers and engaging in deep discovery to unpack layers of business challenges. Tune in and hear why authentic listening and asking probing questions are cornerstones of effective sales strategies. Sales Vulnerabilities and Growth Edwin shares a story of one of his coworkers learning why vulnerability in sales is necessary. Hear why openness fosters a culture of continuous improvement at 6:08. Practical Tips for Cultivating Curiosity Edwin discusses several actionable sales techniques to foster curiosity: Role-Playing in Sales: Regular role-play exercises on non-business topics can enhance one's questioning skills, which later translates into better business conversations. Sales Training and Personal Development: Investing in personal development programs can significantly boost one's ability to engage deeply with clients. Listening to Recordings: Reviewing past sales calls to identify missed opportunities for deeper questions helps refine one's approach. Effective Communication and Team Development For sales leaders, Edwin suggests exercises encouraging sales teams to engage in conversations unrelated to their primary sales agendas. This practice can improve the team's ability to perform deep discovery and navigate sales objections more effectively. “The day that she became vulnerable is the day that she became powerful.” - Edwin Aristor. Resources Edwin Aristor on LinkedIn edwinaristor.com Sponsorship Offers This episode is brought to you in part by Hubspot. With HubSpot sales hubs, your data tools and teams join a single platform to close deals and turn prospects into pipelines. Try it for yourself at hubspot.com/sales. 2. This episode is brought to you in part by LinkedIn. Are you tired of prospective clients not responding to your emails? Sign up for a free 60-day trial of LinkedIn Sales Navigator at linkedin.com/tse. 3. This episode is brought to you in part by the TSE Sales Foundation. Improve your connection on LinkedIn and land three or five appointments with our LinkedIn prospecting course. Go to the salesevangelist.com/linkedin. Credits As one of our podcast listeners, we value your opinion and always want to improve the quality of our show. Complete our two-minute survey here: thesalesevangelist.com/survey. We’d love for you to join us for our next episodes by tuning in on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Stitcher, or Spotify. Audio provided by Free SFX, Soundstripe, and Bensound. Other songs used in the episodes are as follows: The Organ Grinder written by Bradley Jay Hill, performed by Bright Seed, and Produced by Brightseed and Hill.

Duration:00:24:54

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Successful Cold Email Magic Word Count | Jason Kramer - 1803

6/17/2024
What’s the ideal word count for a successful cold email? To find out, tune into this episode of the Sales Evangelist Podcast. In this episode, I sit down with Jason Kramer to discuss the ins and outs of effective email outreach. Jason, the founder of Cultivize, shares his proven framework for enhancing email effectiveness and driving better results in the sales process. Click play to gain actionable insights and strategies in email outreach. Meet Jason Kramer Jason Kramer founded Cultivize, a company dedicated to helping businesses optimize their sales process through nurtured lead generation and effective use of CRM tools. With a marketing background and deep sales experience, Jason has pioneered innovative strategies for ensuring nothing falls through the cracks. The Magic Number for a Successful Email One of the key takeaways from this episode is the ideal word count for an email. But what is it? To find out, tune into this episode at 3:33! This magic number ensures clarity and focus, making your emails more effective. Effective Cold and Warm Outreach Strategy Jason sheds light on different strategies for cold outreach and warm leads. He provides a detailed email framework that includes: 1. Introduction Email (8:11 - 9:47): Short, to the point, focusing on the problem you solve. 2. Case Study Email (9:55 - 10:54): Provide proof of your solution’s effectiveness. 3. Follow-Up Emails (10:55 - 11:47): Checking if the prospect received your previous email. 4. Reintroduction Email (12:26 - 12:59): Offering additional value and insights. 5. Continuous Engagement (13:03 - 14:29): Using CRM insights, LinkedIn networking, and even text messaging for diversified touchpoints. Best Practices for Email Subject Lines and Links Jason advises keeping email subject lines between a specific amount of words to increase open rates. He also shares how many links you should have in your email to ensure higher domain quality and reduce the risk of getting flagged by spam filters. "The quality of your domain name is a big deal, right? Because if you get blacklisted or be seen as a spammer. It's going to affect not only what you're doing, it's going to affect the whole company." - Jason Kramer. Resources Afterthelead.com Jason Kramer on LinkedIn Cultivize Sponsorship Offers This episode is brought to you in part by Hubspot. With HubSpot sales hubs, your data tools and teams join a single platform to close deals and turn prospects into pipelines. Try it for yourself at hubspot.com/sales. 2. This episode is brought to you in part by LinkedIn. Are you tired of prospective clients not responding to your emails? Sign up for a free 60-day trial of LinkedIn Sales Navigator at linkedin.com/tse. 3. This episode is brought to you in part by the TSE Sales Foundation. Improve your connection on LinkedIn and land three or five appointments with our LinkedIn prospecting course. Go to the salesevangelist.com/linkedin. Credits As one of our podcast listeners, we value your opinion and always want to improve the quality of our show. Complete our two-minute survey here: thesalesevangelist.com/survey. We’d love for you to join us for our next episodes by tuning in on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Stitcher, or Spotify. Audio provided by Free SFX, Soundstripe, and Bensound. Other songs used in the episodes are as follows: The Organ Grinder written by Bradley Jay Hill, performed by Bright Seed, and Produced by Brightseed and Hill.

Duration:00:26:49

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Friday Phone Calls: My Secret to Booking Appointments | Sara Plowman - 1802

6/14/2024
Are you dreading the thought of cold calling on a Friday afternoon? This episode of "The Sales Evangelist Podcast" could change that. Join me and my special guest, Sara Plowman, as we delve into the art and science of cold outreach. Click play to hear her practical cold-calling strategies that have propelled her success in the competitive world of sales development and account management. Sara's Journey in Sales Sara Plowman is a seasoned professional in the sales industry, currently serving as a Senior Business Development Manager at Pareto. Unlike a traditional SDR, Sara is involved in the entire sales cycle—from cold outreach and booking meetings to running those meetings, closing deals, and managing accounts. Her love for outbound sales and the hunting aspect has been a significant driver of her success at Pareto, where she has progressively taken on more responsibilities over the years. Cold Calling and the Summer Friday Strategy (5:09 - 8:36) If you go back to my episode with Vlad Oleksiienko, you know that many sales reps choose not to do cold-calling. However, Sara has found the perfect cold outreach strategy to book more appointments and win clients. Sara's enthusiasm for cold calling shines through as she explains her unique strategy of utilizing Summer Fridays for outreach. Recognizing that executives are often in good spirits and more relaxed toward the end of the week, Sara has found that Friday cold calling can lead to higher appointment-setting success rates. The Importance of Just Doing It (9:26 - 12:50) Sara lives by the advice of “just do it.”She emphasizes that action, rather than over-planning, often leads to sales success. Sara encourages sales professionals to take the plunge, make the calls, and see what works through real-life interactions. Sales Art: Personalized Approaches for Different Accounts (15:52 - 17:32) Sara elaborates on the importance of tailoring sales approaches based on the client's personality and preferences. She stresses that effective salespeople must be flexible and adapt their cold outreach methods to what seems most promising for each unique engagement. "Timing is everything within sales. And I think you need to know when the time is right. And you're never gonna know unless you pick up the phone and give them a call." - Sara Plowman. Resources Sara Plowman on LinkedIn Sara Plowman on Instagram Sara Plowman on TikTok Sponsorship Offers This episode is brought to you in part by Hubspot. With HubSpot sales hubs, your data tools and teams join a single platform to close deals and turn prospects into pipelines. Try it for yourself at hubspot.com/sales. 2. This episode is brought to you in part by LinkedIn. Are you tired of prospective clients not responding to your emails? Sign up for a free 60-day trial of LinkedIn Sales Navigator at linkedin.com/tse. 3. This episode is brought to you in part by the TSE Sales Foundation. Improve your connection on LinkedIn and land three or five appointments with our LinkedIn prospecting course. Go to the salesevangelist.com/linkedin. Credits As one of our podcast listeners, we value your opinion and always want to improve the quality of our show. Complete our two-minute survey here: thesalesevangelist.com/survey. We’d love for you to join us for our next episodes by tuning in on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Stitcher, or Spotify. Audio provided by Free SFX, Soundstripe, and Bensound. Other songs used in the episodes are as follows: The Organ Grinder written by Bradley Jay Hill, performed by Bright Seed, and Produced by Brightseed and Hill.

Duration:00:25:28

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My Four Part Cold Email Secret | Vin Matano - 1801

6/10/2024
How do you get high email open rates? Discover the secret framework in this episode of the "Sales Evangelist Podcast." I, the podcast host, sit down with special guest Vin Matano and discuss his four-part cold email secret. I'm telling you, you don't want to miss this episode. Vin shares his deep expertise in cold email outreach. Tune in to learn his effective email strategies that'll bring you tremendous success. Who Is Vin Matano? Spending six years at Demandbase, Vin started as a BDR (Business Development Representative) before moving into a closing role on the mid-market major's team. Recently, he embarked on an entrepreneurship journey, eager to leverage his rich experience in sales. But that's not all. In this episode, Vin unveils the number one outreach channel that played a pivotal role in growing his pipeline. The reveal happens right at 1:09. And no, it's not cold calling. Can you guess what it is? Cold Emailing Success: What’s His Secret? (2:36 – 4:04) Many sales representatives struggle with personalized outreach. What on earth are you supposed to write? Vin shares the ideal email structure to help you figure it out: Observation Problem Statement Solution Call -To - Action Click play and discover why this email framework gives high open rates! Crafting Irresistible Subject Lines (4:51 - 8: 01) Please don't tell me you believe click-bait subject lines equals high open rates. Because it doesn't! These types of email subject lines are misleading and deceiving. You don't like to be lied to, so why should you lie to your customers? Vin and I delve into a straightforward email trick to boost customers' trust in your brand and encourage them to read your emails. Our special tip: Don't be flashy; stay boring. This approach empowers you to take control of your email marketing strategy and build stronger connections with your audience. The Role of Multi-Threading in Prospecting (17:23 - 18:20) At the very end of this episode, Vin shares how he uses multi-threading to win stakeholders. Discover how his approach helps ensure that your email outreach is more effective and has a better chance of getting a response. “You're overcomplicating it. Reread your email, and if it needs a better flow, put a random first sentence, a random problem statement, and a random solution. If those don't talk together, it's a bad email.” - Vin Matano. Resources Vin Matano on LinkedIn Vin Matano on TikTok Vin Matano on YouTube Vin Matano on Instagram Vin Matano on X Sponsorship Offers This episode is brought to you in part by Hubspot. With HubSpot sales hubs, your data tools and teams join a single platform to close deals and turn prospects into pipelines. Try it for yourself at hubspot.com/sales. 2. This episode is brought to you in part by LinkedIn. Are you tired of prospective clients not responding to your emails? Sign up for a free 60-day trial of LinkedIn Sales Navigator at linkedin.com/tse. 3. This episode is brought to you in part by the TSE Sales Foundation. Improve your connection on LinkedIn and land three or five appointments with our LinkedIn prospecting course. Go to the salesevangelist.com/linkedin. Credits As one of our podcast listeners, we value your opinion and always want to improve the quality of our show. Complete our two-minute survey here: thesalesevangelist.com/survey. We’d love for you to join us for our next episodes by tuning in on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Stitcher, or Spotify. Audio provided by Free SFX, Soundstripe, and Bensound. Other songs used in the episodes are as follows: The Organ Grinder written by Bradley Jay Hill, performed by Bright Seed, and Produced by Brightseed and Hill.

Duration:00:21:59

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We Are Making Some Changes | Donald Kelly - 1800

6/7/2024
Welcome back to another fantastic episode of the "Sales Evangelist Podcast." As your host, Donald C. Kelly, I have some big news to share! I'm pretty excited about this, and I know you will be too. But what's the big news? Don't keep yourself in suspense! Click that play button and get ready for the big reveal. The Sales Evangelist Podcast Updates I'm sure you've seen some of the changes my team and I have made. But in this special episode, I share with you what's really going on behind the scenes: Is It Over for the TSE Podcast? The TSE team has been a consistent presence in the podcasting world since 2013, and we're now at episode 1800. This long-standing commitment to providing you with valuable sales industry advice is a testament to our credibility. So, if you're looking for a reliable source, who is better than us? Listen to this episode and find out whether "The Sales Evangelist Podcast" is over. New Design If you have not noticed, the TSE brand design has a fresh new look. Let's give a special shoutout to our talented graphic designers who made it possible. But why the sudden changes? Who am I trying to look special for? Tune in at 2:27 and discover why I created a new brand identity. I'll also share my inspiring start-up story of the original look. Why the Recent Changes? As the sales industry continues to evolve, so does the TSE brand. I'm not just here to provide you with valuable insights, but also to grow and adapt alongside you. I aim to help you book more appointments and grow your pipeline, and the best way to do this is through continuous growth and change. However, I can't give you everything. Just know that more changes are coming! Are you looking for a podcast company to help you develop your brand and content? Explore TSE studios to make your ideas come to life. My team will provide you with everything you need to thrive and grow! “Are we shutting down the podcast? Is it perfect to stop right now at 1800?” - Donald Kelly. Resources TSE Sales Mastermind Class TSE studios Donald C. Kelly on LinkedIn Sponsorship Offers This episode is brought to you in part by Hubspot. With HubSpot sales hubs, your data tools and teams join a single platform to close deals and turn prospects into pipelines. Try it for yourself at hubspot.com/sales. 2. This episode is brought to you in part by LinkedIn. Are you tired of prospective clients not responding to your emails? Sign up for a free 60-day trial of LinkedIn Sales Navigator at linkedin.com/tse. 3. This episode is brought to you in part by the TSE Sales Foundation. Improve your connection on LinkedIn and land three or five appointments with our LinkedIn prospecting course. Go to the salesevangelist.com/linkedin. Credits As one of our podcast listeners, we value your opinion and always want to improve the quality of our show. Complete our two-minute survey here: thesalesevangelist.com/survey. We’d love for you to join us for our next episodes by tuning in on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Stitcher, or Spotify. Audio provided by Free SFX, Soundstripe, and Bensound. Other songs used in the episodes are as follows: The Organ Grinder written by Bradley Jay Hill, performed by Bright Seed, and Produced by Brightseed and Hill.

Duration:00:09:59

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Why Sales Professionals Need Inbound Marketing and Transparency More Than Ever Before! | Marcus Sheridan - 1799

6/3/2024
Yes, inbound marketing and transparency are still important in 2024. This is why I'm sharing a special rerun of 'The Sales Evangelist Podcast' episode 078. In this episode, I have the privilege of chatting with Marcus Sheridan, aka 'The Sales Lion,' on how to make inbound leads more effective for a sales pipeline. And here's the kicker: The secret to generating leads has nothing to do with meeting quotas. Click play to gain invaluable insights and improve your inbound marketing skills. I promise, it's a listen you won't regret! Marcus Sheridan’s Background Marcus helps businesses embrace the power of content and inbound marketing through his personal experiences. He and his team offer content marketing consulting & workshops, HubSpot consulting, speaking opportunities, and blogging services. Marcus is passionate about selling and the power that comes to an organization and sales professional when they learn to incorporate inbound marketing and transparency concepts. Assignment Selling (17:16 - 21:12) Through an engaging example, my guest Marcus introduces the concept of “assignment selling.” Tune into his story at 17:16 and hear why providing prospective clients with valuable content should happen before direct sales engagement. Marcus also shares why this method helps build trust and transparency with potential clients. Discover how to streamline your sales efforts, reduce repetitive interactions, and close more deals with well-prepared and serious buyers in this episode. The Impact of Online Content on Sales (24:11 - 28:35) Did you know that consumers now read an average of 105 pages of a website before making a purchase decision? We didn’t either. This is why my guest dived deep into how online content impacts sales. He also explains the differences in buying behavior from ten to fifteen years ago. Listen to this episode and learn why businesses must adapt by integrating sales and marketing efforts to create a seamless experience for potential customers. Transparency in Business: Why It’s Important? (31:17 - 33:09) Marcus is passionate about honesty and transparency in modern business practices. He shares his core philosophy of "they ask, you answer," emphasizing why companies should address customer questions on their websites. But how does his philosophy empower potential clients before any direct engagement occurs? How does honest content help businesses filter out unsuitable prospects? By listening to this episode, discover how his approach enhances the sales process and fosters stronger, more transparent relationships between businesses and their customers. “People need to be consuming your junk before you meet with them face-to-face. Otherwise, you're setting yourself up for failure.” - Marcus Sheridan. Resources Marcus Sheridan on LinkedIn Marcus Sheridan International Sponsorship Offers This episode is brought to you in part by Hubspot. With HubSpot sales hubs, your data tools and teams join a single platform to close deals and turn prospects into pipelines. Try it for yourself at hubspot.com/sales. 2. This episode is brought to you in part by LinkedIn. Are you tired of prospective clients not responding to your emails? Sign up for a free 60-day trial of LinkedIn Sales Navigator at linkedin.com/tse. 3. This episode is brought to you in part by the TSE Sales Foundation. Improve your connection on LinkedIn and land three or five appointments with our LinkedIn prospecting course. Go to the salesevangelist.com/linkedin. Credits As one of our podcast listeners, we value your opinion and always want to improve the quality of our show. Complete our two-minute survey here: thesalesevangelist.com/survey. We’d love for you to join us for our next episodes by tuning in on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Stitcher, or Spotify. Audio provided by Free SFX, Soundstripe, and Bensound. Other songs used in the episodes are as follows: The Organ Grinder written by Bradley Jay...

Duration:00:40:00

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My Formula To Build Sales Discipline & Habits | Dre Baldwin - 1798

5/31/2024
You have a fantastic business idea and often daydream about how life will be once you make it. However, once you start putting in the work, staying excited about your big idea becomes a lot harder. How can you stay disciplined to ensure you become a successful sales professional? Tune into this episode of The Sales Evangelist Podcast to find out. Your esteemed host, Donald Kelly, engages in a captivating conversation with Dre Baldwin, a renowned speaker celebrated for his vibrant energy. Dre shares his remarkable journey from basketball to YouTube fame, offering profound insights on mindset content, the third-day concept, and the crucial aspect of professional discipline. Click play to discover more about staying disciplined when reaching your goals! From Basketball to Mindset Content Dre shares his background as a basketball player and transitioning to creating content on YouTube. Initially, he wanted the channel to only focus on basketball videos, but after sharing life advice, he realized he could broaden his service to a wider audience. His ability to reach people through these videos laid the foundation for his future endeavors. The Third Day Concept (2:45 - 5:11) You know how on the first and second day of starting something new, you’re super pumped about getting everything done. But come the third day, you’re ready to throw in the towel. Now, all your plans are on the back burner until you finally decide to work on it. This is what my guest, Dre Baldwin, means when discussing the third-day concept. It’s the critical moment when the initial excitement of starting new wears off, and the real commitment begins. Those who continue to give their best effort even when they don’t feel like it are often more successful. Listen to Dre’s advice on overcoming the third-day concept to help you become a top sales professional. Also, if you want to dive deeper into this topic, consider getting his newest book, “The Third Day: The Decision That Separates the Pros from the Amateurs.” The book is free at thirddaybook.com, with just the shipping cost. Strategy and Execution (15:35 - 18:15) To achieve any goal, Dre recommends working backward from the desired outcome by asking, 'What would need to be true?' This reverse engineering helps deconstruct the steps required and establishes a framework for consistent execution. Dre also stresses the importance of developing an operational system to ensure the strategy is followed meticulously. Listen to Dre Baldwin on this episode of The Sales Evangelist Podcast to gain insights and practical advice to elevate your sales game. His discussion on deep emotional drivers and the importance of accountability can transform how you approach your goals. If you’re ready to unlock a higher level of performance and consistency, this episode is a must-listen. Don’t miss out—tune in and take the first step towards lasting success! "We know what needs to happen, but now, what pieces can we put in place that support those pieces?" - Dre Baldwin. Resources Dre Baldwin’s social media accounts LinkedIn Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Sponsorship Offers This episode is brought to you in part by Hubspot. With HubSpot sales hubs, your data tools and teams join a single platform to close deals and turn prospects into pipelines. Try it for yourself at hubspot.com/sales. 2. This episode is brought to you in part by LinkedIn. Are you tired of prospective clients not responding to your emails? Sign up for a free 60-day trial of LinkedIn Sales Navigator at linkedin.com/tse. 3. This episode is brought to you in part by the TSE Sales Foundation. Improve your connection on LinkedIn and land three or five appointments with our LinkedIn prospecting course. Go to the salesevangelist.com/linkedin. Credits As one of our podcast listeners, we value your opinion and always want to improve the quality of our show. Complete our two-minute survey here: thesalesevangelist.com/survey. ...

Duration:00:29:28

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My Three-Step Process for Closing Deals | Matt Wolach - 1797

5/27/2024
Are you struggling to close deals in today's challenging sales environment? Join your host, Donald Kelly, as I sit down with Matt Wolach, a seasoned software sales coach. In this episode of The Sales Evangelist Podcast, you’ll learn how to boost your closing rates with Matt's secret sales tactics. Tune in and take the first step toward transforming your sales game! Guest Introduction Thanks to Matt Wolach's years of software sales background, he has successfully started and exited multiple companies. His transition to full-time sales coaching was driven by his passion for helping others improve their closing rates and achieve consistent sales success. Matt currently coaches over 270 companies worldwide, significantly impacting their sales processes and results. Why should you listen to my guest, Matt Wolach, on improving sales deals? Tune in and hear how the DEAL methodology boosts his client's sales closing rates. One client increased their closing rate from 1.9% to over 30%! Challenges in Sales (3:33) Within the episode, Matt shares how many Account Executives (AEs) and Sales Engineers (SEs) feel undersupported in their roles. He also highlights how organizations that lack systems struggle with consistent sales closing. Listen to him explain how proper guidance helps sales teams stop using discounts to move deals forward. The Perfect Deal Process: DEAL Matt introduces his transformative methodology called the Perfect Deal Process, an acronym that stands for Discovery, Educate, Associate, and Lead, offering a promising path for sales professionals to enhance their sales processes. Discovery Process: Do you suffer from the curse of knowledge? Many sellers assume they know the buyer's problems, but honestly, they don't. At 7:12, you’ll hear Matt explain how the discovery process builds trust with buyers and makes them realize the urgency of their situation. Educate: At 14:28, you’ll learn why you must educate buyers about their issues and potential solutions. Associate: Discover why connecting the product or service to the buyer's needs is essential at 15:42. Lead: Why is taking charge of the sales process vital? Tune in at 16:12 and find out at 16:12. In this episode of The Sales Evangelist Podcast, Matt Wolach shares invaluable insights that can revolutionize your sales approach. He lays out the 'Perfect Deal Process' that has helped over 270 companies skyrocket their close rates. If you need help with consistent sales or are looking to fine-tune your strategy, this episode is a must-listen. Plus, Matt offers some fantastic free resources to get you started on the right path. Don't miss out on these game-changing tips—tune in now to elevate your sales game! “Discovery is equally important for your buyer as it is for you.” - Matt Wolach. Resources Matt Wolach on LinkedIn Matt Wolach’s website Free Sales Scorecard Sponsorship Offers This episode is brought to you in part by Hubspot. With HubSpot sales hubs, your data tools and teams join a single platform to close deals and turn prospects into pipelines. Try it for yourself at hubspot.com/sales. 2. This episode is brought to you in part by LinkedIn. Are you tired of prospective clients not responding to your emails? Sign up for a free 60-day trial of LinkedIn Sales Navigator at linkedin.com/tse. 3. This episode is brought to you in part by the TSE Sales Foundation. Improve your connection on LinkedIn and land three or five appointments with our LinkedIn prospecting course. Go to the salesevangelist.com/linkedin. Credits As one of our podcast listeners, we value your opinion and always want to improve the quality of our show. Complete our two-minute survey here: thesalesevangelist.com/survey. We’d love for you to join us for our next episodes by tuning in on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Stitcher, or Spotify. Audio provided by Free SFX, Soundstripe, and Bensound. Other songs used in the episodes are as follows: The...

Duration:00:22:41

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The Best Follow-Up Sequence I Have Ever Used | Donald Kelly - 1796

5/24/2024
After scheduling an appointment with a prospective client, you’re confident they will close the deal once you speak with them again. However, when you enter the Zoom meeting, they’re not there. After sending several follow-up emails, it’s clear that this client got away. The follow-up game is pretty annoying, so how can you avoid this from happening ever again? Click the play button and listen to your host, Donald C. Kelly, on The Sales Evangelist Podcast! In today’s episode, I’m sharing effective sales follow-up techniques that can dramatically improve your sales process. The Importance of Follow-Ups (2:10 - 2:38) Many sales professionals fail not because of their pitch or product but because they need a consistent follow-up system. With a proper follow-up strategy, you can gain quality opportunities. Your role in the follow-up process is crucial. It's about getting prospects to reconnect with what you're selling. To learn how to do this effectively, listen to my key sales strategies that will empower you to close deals and engage prospects. Sales Fundamentals: Follow-Up Techniques What are the follow-up secrets I share within this episode? Below are some of the methods you'll learn more about when you tune in: Appointment Scheduling: I will share how you can avoid endless follow-ups and ensure your prospective client attends the meeting. Tune in at (3:32)! Vary Follow-Up Timing: Don't fall into the trap of calling a prospect at the same time every day. Click play at 7:56 and find out why mixing up your phone call schedule is better to increase the likelihood of catching them at a convenient time. Text Message Follow-Ups: Text messaging is a powerful tool for modern sales professionals. Hear my example at the 8:44 checkpoint on correctly sending text message follow-ups. Implementing a Follow-Up System Do you need help creating a structured follow-up system? I share how to do this and why organization helps maintain a steady flow in your sales pipeline. Consider testing these follow-up techniques in this episode to enhance prospect engagement and improve their overall sales process. For more insights and advanced sales strategies, connect with me on LinkedIn, Donald C. Kelly. Also, join our mastermind group at thesalesevangelist.com, and let's work together to boost your sales performance. Here’s to maximizing your sales pipeline and closing twice as many deals! Sponsorship Offers This episode is brought to you in part by Hubspot. With HubSpot sales hubs, your data tools and teams join a single platform to close deals and turn prospects into pipelines. Try it for yourself at hubspot.com/sales. 2. This episode is brought to you in part by LinkedIn. Are you tired of prospective clients not responding to your emails? Sign up for a free 60-day trial of LinkedIn Sales Navigator at linkedin.com/tse. 3. This episode is brought to you in part by the TSE Sales Foundation. Improve your connection on LinkedIn and land three or five appointments with our LinkedIn prospecting course. Go to the salesevangelist.com/linkedin. Credits As one of our podcast listeners, we value your opinion and always want to improve the quality of our show. Complete our two-minute survey here: thesalesevangelist.com/survey. We’d love for you to join us for our next episodes by tuning in on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Stitcher, or Spotify. Audio provided by Free SFX, Soundstripe, and Bensound. Other songs used in the episodes are as follows: The Organ Grinder written by Bradley Jay Hill, performed by Bright Seed, and Produced by Brightseed and Hill.

Duration:00:11:31

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5 Things Sellers Must Demonstrate To Get Hired | Dan Fantasia - 1795

5/20/2024
Are you a seller trying to find your dream job? Discover how in this episode of The Sales Evangelist Podcast. Host Donald Kelly chats with guest Dan Fantasia, the CEO of Treeline Incorporated, on the crucial aspects of sustaining a sales career and excelling in job interviews. Click the play button to learn the five tricks to help sales representatives get hired immediately! Changing Lives Through Recruitment Treeline Incorporated, a Boston-based sales talent recruitment firm, has significantly impacted the lives of over 3500 individuals. With 23 years of experience, Dan and his firm provide invaluable advice to those seeking to change their careers. Research and Preparation: The Backbone of a Successful Job Search (4:10 - 8:43) Why is it important to research a company before the interview? Dan explains how research enables you to gauge if the company aligns with your values. Are their core values in sync with yours? Do you possess the requisite skill sets as per the job descriptions? He also answers a question that many new salespeople wonder, "Should you focus on one specific industry or be open to all types of jobs." Listen to the episode to discover the answers. Why Are You a Good Fit? (10:05 - 14:38) To determine if you're a good fit for the company, it's crucial to consider your skillset as a seller. Dan offers distinct advice for salespeople at different stages of their careers- those who are just starting out and those who have been in the industry for years. How do you ace the most common interview question, "Why do you think you're a good fit for the company." Reading job descriptions and understanding the company's core values will help you formulate a smooth answer. Be Present (14:39 - 21:36) You will only make it far if you strive to improve as a sales rep. Listen to Dan's story of how being distracted can cause you to be less engaged during the interview process. His example shows how important it is to ignore distractions to be within the present moment. Know Your Story (21:52 - 25:30) What does it mean to know your story? You must understand what you bring to the table for a successful interview. Listen to Dan's knowledge on why knowing yourself will immediately get you hired during the interview. Close After Every Interview (25:52 - 29:16) What does it mean to close after every interview? It’s your turn to be asking the questions. But what type of questions should you ask? Dan shares several examples of the questions you should ask after the interview. Learn the art of interviewing in this episode of The Sales Evangelist Podcast. Our special guest, Dan Fantasia, shares excellent tips on how to get your start in the sales industry. Click play now to hear his insights! "You have to research the company. Do not take that for granted!” - Dan Fantasia. Resources Treeline Inc. Dan Fantasia on LinkedIn Sponsorship Offers This episode is brought to you in part by Hubspot. With HubSpot sales hubs, your data tools and teams join a single platform to close deals and turn prospects into pipelines. Try it for yourself at hubspot.com/sales. This episode is brought to you in part by LinkedIn. Are you tired of prospective clients not responding to your emails? Sign up for a free 60-day trial of LinkedIn Sales Navigator at linkedin.com/tse. This episode is brought to you in part by the TSE Sales Foundation. Improve your connection on LinkedIn and land three or five appointments with our LinkedIn prospecting course. Go to the salesevangelist.com/linkedin. Credits As one of our podcast listeners, we value your opinion and always want to improve the quality of our show. Complete our two-minute survey here: thesalesevangelist.com/survey. We’d love for you to join us for our next episodes by tuning in on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Stitcher, or Spotify. Audio provided by Free SFX, Soundstripe, and Bensound. Other songs used in the episodes are as follows: The Organ Grinder written by...

Duration:00:30:22

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How to Negotiate Without Manipulating Your Prospects | Susie Tomenchok - 1794

5/17/2024
Today, we're going into the archive and bringing out an episode where Donald is joined by executive coach Susie Tomenchok to learn how sales professionals can master negotiating without manipulating. Negotiation isn’t manipulation: Incorporating negotiating strategies and techniques helps you and your team reach its needs or goals and opens the door for priorities to be rearranged and met. It’s not a winner/loser situation – negotiation should come from a place where you look to satisfy everyone. Low-stakes negotiation happens every day. Mastering negotiation is the key to developing long-term success. Conveying your interests isn’t manipulation – it’s telling your story to meet your needs. Barriers to entering a high-stakes negotiation: PACE: Prepare – aware – close – evaluate Prepare, think at the moment, and be as objective as possible. Be aware of both your and the other party’s interests. Uncover relevant information to reach the close. How can you expect to negotiate well if you don’t know what you want? There are many pieces of leverage at play when in negotiation. Be mindful of those levers to explore and realize what solution honors both parties. Understand the solution from their perspective: Negotiating conveys interests and beliefs – it’s an opportunity to connect and learn to know, like, and trust another person. As a seller, asking questions about the other party helps you learn more about them and why they’re not siding with you on the issue. Even if you know the answer, never make an assumption. Let the other party be heard. Be intentional with silence: Practice what you say, and teach yourself not to ramble after speaking. Some people think of it as a game – just practice not talking, and you’ll grow more comfortable with it. We listen least actively to people we know. Practicing silence can interrupt that cadence and convey attention to the other party. Susie’s final takeaway? Anchor ideas you want others to know early on to allow the other party to get their head around it. For more great content from Susie, visit her website for more information or connect with her on LinkedIn. You can find her book, The Art of Everyday Negotiation without Manipulation, on Amazon. (Visit negotiationlove.com for giveaways and other great content as well!) Sponsorship Offers This episode is brought to you in part by Hubspot. With HubSpot sales hubs, your data tools and teams join a single platform to close deals and turn prospects into pipelines. Try it for yourself at hubspot.com/sales. This episode is brought to you in part by LinkedIn. Are you tired of prospective clients not responding to your emails? Sign up for a free 60-day trial of LinkedIn Sales Navigator at linkedin.com/tse. This episode is brought to you in part by the TSE Sales Foundation. Improve your connection on LinkedIn and land three or five appointments with our LinkedIn prospecting course. Go to the salesevangelist.com/linkedin. Credits As one of our podcast listeners, we value your opinion and always want to improve the quality of our show. Complete our two-minute survey here: thesalesevangelist.com/survey. We’d love for you to join us for our next episodes by tuning in on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Stitcher, or Spotify. Audio provided by Free SFX, Soundstripe, and Bensound. Other songs used in the episodes are as follows: The Organ Grinder written by Bradley Jay Hill, performed by Bright Seed, and Produced by Brightseed and Hill.

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My One-Page Business Case To Win Executive Buyin | Andrew Kappel - 1793

5/13/2024
Are you ready to revolutionize your sales strategy and close deals faster than ever? In our latest episode, we dive into the innovative world of sales acceleration with Andrew Kappel, a seasoned sales consultant with a knack for transforming sales strategies from the ground up. Join us as Donald Kelly, our host, explores Andrew’s approach to crafting compelling one-page business cases that speak directly to executive needs, streamline the sales process, and drastically improve client engagement. Click play now! Andrew Kappel’s Background He has a decade of experience in sales consulting and specializes in sales strategy and sales acceleration services. Before establishing his consulting practice, Andrew spent three years as a delivery consultant, and his duties paralleled those of a customer success team, only without a tangible product. Andrew's extensive background in various sales environments has equipped him with a keen understanding of different industries, sales processes, and the intricate dynamics of complex deals. Creating Impactful Business Cases Business case development is crucial for securing executive buy-in and facilitating successful internal selling strategies. Listen to Andrew’s expertise in developing a brief yet powerful business case that centers on the SP 30 framework. From listening to this business case framework, sellers can create successful sales pitches through situational awareness, problem identification, and strategic stakeholder engagement. Leveraging Technology and Consulting Expertise Andrew discusses how his consulting services integrate technology solutions to address specific sales pain points. Thanks to his background in enterprise data security and customer success, Andrew understands the importance of adapting sales approaches to fit transactional businesses and complex sales environments. Learn how change management is vital in seamlessly integrating CRM systems and other technologies to enhance business processes. Cold Outbound Prospecting and Effective Communication Are you looking for some successful cold outbound prospecting techniques? Listen to Andrew’s cold outreach strategy for more fruitful conversations with potential clients. His strategy blends empathy, precise communication, and visual communication in sales to enhance the effectiveness of a sales pitch. Turn in to discover how these elements lead to better business trust-building with customers. Strategy for Business Growth Hear Andrew’s business growth strategies that can help companies scale efficiently while managing challenges effectively. He illustrates how tailored sales acceleration services can dramatically impact growth trajectories, especially with solid sales strategy planning. In this episode, you’ll uncover the pivotal role of concise, impactful business cases, and how they can magnetically draw in executive attention and approval. Join us in this compelling conversation to elevate your sales game by understanding and implementing refined sales strategies that guarantee results. "You must build trust, rapport, and acumen with the person you work with." - Andrew Kappel. Resources Andrew Kappel on LinkedIn Benchmark Signal Consulting The 3-Part Business Case Framework Sponsorship Offers This episode is brought to you in part by Hubspot. With HubSpot sales hubs, your data tools and teams join a single platform to close deals and turn prospects into pipelines. Try it for yourself at hubspot.com/sales. 2. This episode is brought to you in part by LinkedIn. Are you tired of prospective clients not responding to your emails? Sign up for a free 60-day trial of LinkedIn Sales Navigator at linkedin.com/tse. 3. This episode is brought to you in part by the TSE Sales Foundation. Improve your connection on LinkedIn and land three or five appointments with our LinkedIn prospecting course. Go to the salesevangelist.com/linkedin. Credits As one of our podcast listeners, we value your...

Duration:00:21:37