Month: May 2018

How to Drive Career Growth in Outside Sales – Outside Sales Talk with Carson Heady

Carson Heady is a top performing outside sales leader, speaker and management consultant. He’s the author of the ‘Birth of a Salesman’ series, which details the art of sales – from interviewing through preparation, pitching, closing and advancing your career in sales.

During his career, he has served at multiple levels of leadership at Microsoft, AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile. In his role he’s overseeing partner relationships and leading strategic sales planning to grow revenue. He has a strong social media following of over 330K followers, has hosted the Smart Biz Show on EG Radio, and has been interviewed by a number of sales gurus including Jeffrey Gitomer and Jeb Blount.

Here are some of the topics covered in this episode:

  • Key skills you need to develop a successful career in Field Sales
  • How to ask for a promotion
  • How to approach your boss about career development opportunities
  • How to set up your career plan
  • How to know when it’s time to move on
  • Tips for a successful job search

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About the Guest: Carson entered the sales arena at age 22 and has found success at every level, from top-flight sales representative to a division leader over 200+ people. His devotion to the sales game occupied much of his time, but his desire to write never left his mind. Once Carson realized his great aptitude in the game of sales, he decided to write his first novel – “Birth of a Salesman” – which told the story of a young man who came into prominence in the sales arena and doubled as a self-help sales advice manual to guide anyone to the level of success he achieved.

He is a profound public speaker, superior corporate leader and, in addition to having letters featured in prominent magazines and local newspapers, he wrote his own bi-weekly column for his department. Carson lives in St. Louis, MO, with his 2-year old daughter.

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carsonvheady/

Blog & Books: https://carsonvheady.wordpress.com/

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/cvheady007

Twitter: @cvheady007

Facebook: www.facebook.com/CARSONVHEADY.BIRTHOFASALESMAN

Powerful Sales Techniques To Win More Deals – Outside Sales Talk with Deb Calvert

Deb Calvert is known for her unique sales training approach that has helped thousands of sales teams reach peak performance and accelerate sales. She stands out as a sales coach by putting people first. In this episode, you’ll learn how to identify a real objection with ‘the test’ and how to specifically overcome price objections. Deb explains how certain selling behaviours might harm your performance and how you can start behaving like a leader today to win more deals!

Deb has been named as one of “The 65 Most Influential Women in Business” and consistently appears on lists of Top Sales Influencers and Thought Leaders. She is a UC-Berkeley Instructor, field researcher, trainer, speaker, and best-selling author.

Deb’s newest book is Stop Selling & Start Leading. Her bestseller, DISCOVER Questions® Get You Connected, has been named one of “The 20 Most Highly-Rated Sales Books of All Time” by HubSpot. Deb is the founder of The Sales Experts Channel, where you can find career advice and free education, and of the movement to Stop Selling & Start Leading®.

Here are some of the topics covered in this episode:

  • How to buy time, evaluate real objections and determine the best way to move forward
  • Tips and tricks to overcome pricing objections
  • How to Stop Selling & Start Leading® – Key takeaways from Deb’s book
  • Seller behaviors – how they affect the sale and your relationship with the customer
    The best way to start a conversation with new leads

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About the Guest: Deb Calvert is President and Founder of People First Productivity Solutions, a consulting and training firm that specializes in sales training, leadership development and team effectiveness.

Prior to founding People First, Deb was a corporate training director for a Fortune 500 Media Company. Deb’s early career included a variety of inside, outside and major account sales and sales management positions.

Deb is certified as an executive and sales coach and is a Certified Master of The Leadership Challenge®. She has been training sales trainers and teams for more than 15 years, helping them boost their sales productivity and revenue through people development.

Website: www.peoplefirstps.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/debcalvertpeoplefirst/

Book: www.stopsellingstartleading.com

Sales Experts Channel: http://www.thesalesexpertschannel.com/

Twitter: @PeopleFirstPS

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PeopleFirstPS/

Mastering Social Selling for Field Sales – Outside Sales Talk with Matt Heinz

Matt Heinz focuses on delivering measurable results for his clients in the way of greater sales, revenue growth, product success and customer loyalty. He held various sales positions at companies like Microsoft and Boeing before starting his own business ‘Heinz Marketing’ to help clients scale revenue and customer growth.

Matt is an expert in Social Selling and shares hands-on advice on how Field Salespeople can use and leverage Social Media to nurture and grow their network, and build long-term relationships with prospects.

Here are some of the topics covered in this episode:

  • How you can use Social Media in Field Sales
  • How to listen to and engage with potential buyers on Social Media
  • Increasing trust and credibility as a seller through Social Media
  • Finding out which Social Media channels are most effective for you
  • Tips and best practices on how to use different Social Media channels successfully
  • How you can stand out and get your prospect’s attention on social platforms

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About the Guest: Prolific author and nationally recognized, award-winning blogger, Matt is President and Founder of Heinz Marketing with 20 years of marketing, business development and sales experience from a variety of organizations and industries. He is a dynamic speaker, memorable not only for his keen insight and humor, but his actionable and motivating takeaways.

He has helped organizations such as Amazon, Seagate, Morgan Stanley, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and many others create predictable, repeatable sales & marketing engines to fuel growth.

Matt is a repeat winner of Top 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management and Top 50 Sales & Marketing Influencers.  He is living through the renovation of a 105 year old historic farmhouse in Kirkland, Washington with his wife, Beth, three young children, dog, two rabbits, and seven chickens.

Blog: https://www.heinzmarketing.com/blog/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattheinz/

Books: https://www.heinzmarketing.com/resources/#books

Twitter: @HeinzMarketing

How to Accelerate Your Sales Process with Responsiveness – Outside Sales Talk with Andy Paul

Andy Paul isn’t a stranger to thinking differently about sales training. He’s well known as a high performance growth coach for sales teams across industries. If you need tips on accelerating the growth of your sales pipeline, with real tactics you can implement today, Andy is the coach you need.

Andy almost didn’t make it past the sales training class in his first job out of college. The bosses didn’t think he’d make it in sales because he wasn’t “salesy” enough. They thought he was too introverted and analytical.

And yet, over three decades Andy has built a successful career as a sales leader, author, speaker and consultant by thinking differently and selling differently.

He has helped boost the performance of teams selling products and services as diverse as complex multi-million dollar communications networks to collectible professional sports memorabilia. Andy has worked with raw technology start-ups and Fortune 1000 companies and everything in between. He has worked with nearly every channel ranging from franchise networks to retailers, dealers, distributors, VAR and OEMs and sold in nearly every corner of the globe.

Now, Andy is doing what he loves best—sharing his powerful game-changing sales strategies and building successful sales teams with companies, business owners, executives and sales professionals to help them reach their goals.

Here are some of the topics covered in this episode:

  • How to help your prospect make fast and favorable decisions and close more deals
  • The best questions to ask prospects to move them through the sales process faster
  • How to follow up when prospects ‘go dark’
  • How to provide value in every interaction
  • How to be more responsive to accelerate your sales process in Field Sales

 

    The keys to success in Field Sales

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About the Guest: Andy knows what it takes for companies and sales teams to power growth. He offers insights as a proven sales leader, speaker, top-rated podcaster, consultant and award-winning author of “AMP Up Your Sales: Powerful Strategies That Move Customers to Make Fast, Favorable Decisions” and “Zero-Time Selling: 10 Essential Steps to Accelerate Every Company’s Sales”.

Website: http://www.andypaul.com

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zerotimeselling

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZeroTimeSelling

Twitter: @realAndyPaul