Pitching

Anatomy of a Lousy Pitch: Worst Presentation Habits & How to Avoid Them – Outside Sales Talk with Tim Wackel

Tim Wackel is the founder and president of The Wackel Group, a training and consulting firm dedicated to helping organizations find, win, and keep customers for life. Tim is an expert B2B sales trainer, keynote speaker and executive presentation coach. He combines more than 25 years of successful sales leadership with specific client research. In this episode, Tim shares his first-hand tips on how to develop and deliver winning presentations.

Here are some of the topics covered in this episode:

  • How to target your presentations and engage your audience
  • Catching your listeners’ attention from the start  
  • The secret for a memorable presentation
  • Getting your audience to move forward to close the deal
  • Tips to create a visually compelling presentation

You can listen to this episode on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play or wherever you get your favorite podcast!

About the Guest: Tim Wackel’s success as a speaker and trainer is built upon a lifetime of accomplishments and experiences that include – being recognized as the number one producer in a 10,000 person sales organization, helping lead a Silicon Valley startup through a successful IPO, and directing a 50 million dollar sales organization for a Fortune 500 Company. His list of clients includes organizations like Allstate, Cisco, Dow Chemical, Toshiba, Philips Healthcare, Hewlett Packard, Wells Fargo as well as many professional and trade associations.

Website: https://timwackel.com/

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

Phone number: +1 214-369-7722

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How to Master your Sales Presentations – Outside Sales Talk with Victor Antonio

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Victor Antonio is an author of 13 books on sales and motivation and recently launched the Sales Mastery Academy learning platform with 300+ videos. He has shared the stage with top business speakers: Zig Ziglar, Daymond John (Shark Tank),  Rudy Giuliani, Paul Otellini (CEO of Intel), and John May (CEO of FedEx Kinkos). In this episode, Victor shares tactics for sales presentations that actually close.

Here are some of the topics covered in this episode:

  • Understand the entire sales presentation process
  • How to get in front of any objection
  • The Hero Story & how to gain the confidence of your prospect
  • Why salespeople are value merchants
  • Close from the start

 

You can listen to this episode on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play or wherever you get your favorite podcast!

About the Guest: Victor Antonio earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and then an MBA, leading him to build a 20 year career as a top sales executive and becoming President of Global Sales and Marketing for a $420Million company. As Vice President of International Sales in a Fortune 500 $3B corporation at the time, he was selected from over 500 sales managers to join the President’s Advisory Council for excellence in sales and management.

Victor is an expert on giving talks about sales and has written many books on sales tactics and motivation.  He recently published his new book, “Sales Ex Machina: How Artificial Intelligence is Changing the World of Selling”.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/salesinfluence/featured

Website: Victorantonio.com – Sales Mastery Academy

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Key Steps for Successful Discovery Calls – Outside Sales Talk with Victor Adefuye

Victor Adefuye is the founder and CEO of Dana Consulting, a firm that functions as an outsourced VP of Sales for SMBs and startups. As a sales coach with over 10 years of experience, Victor has helped many companies build a repeatable and scalable sales process and trained their sales teams to close more deals with best practices. Listen in and learn what specific questions you should ask your prospects to make more successful discovery calls and close deals faster!

Here are some of the topics covered in this episode:

  • How to prepare for a discovery call
  • Discovery over phone vs. face-to-face
  • The 3 types of questions you need to ask
  • Tips & tricks to get the answers you need from the prospect
  • How to close out the call strong
  • Why sales scripts are critical to your sales team’s success and what elements they should entail

 

You can listen to this episode on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play or wherever you get your favorite podcast!

About the Guest: As the founder and CEO of Dana Consulting, Victor Adefuye helps entrepreneurs and their sales teams to employ best practices as they pursue clients – avoiding the emotional roller coaster of chasing deals that either take too long to close or never close at all.

Victor is particularly skilled at identifying sales and partnership opportunities, effective communication of technical ideas (through writing and public speaking), relationship building and navigating complex individual and B2B sales from needs development to close.

He also acts as a management consultant offering guidance on B2B sales to Fortune 500 clients as they bring innovative products and services to market. Victor is a graduate of Duke University and the George Washington University Law School, where he first honed his presentation and persuasion skills.

Website: http://www.dana-consulting.com

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

Twitter: @dana_growth

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The Perfect Pitch: Storytelling in Sales – Outside Sales Talk with Dominick Cappuccilli

Dominick Cappuccilli is the founder and CEO of The Clean Sell consulting firm which has helped hundreds of executives tell a better sales story and build their sales efforts from the ground up. Dom demystifies what really goes into a successful sales pitch and shares how he closed every deal for 2 years in his previous sales job. Learn his 4 step strategy to craft your sales story and deliver the perfect pitch!

Here are some of the topics covered in this episode:

  • The power of storytelling in sales
  • How to craft your sales story
  • 4 steps to deliver the perfect pitch
  • Questions to ask to find out the prospect’s pain points

 

Storytelling is one of many skills that salespeople must master to be successful. Learn more essential sales skills here that will make you stand out and become more confident in your job!

You can listen to this episode on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play or wherever you get your favorite podcast!

About the Guest: Dom Cappuccilli is the founder and CEO of The Clean Sell, a sales consulting firm focused on helping small businesses develop a structured and scalable sales strategy with a customized sales playbook.

Dom combines the power of a trained storyteller with the real world experience of an elite salesperson. In fact, he became an elite salesperson because he was a trained storyteller.

After 10 years as a reporter, author and screenwriter, Dom found his calling when he rewrote the sales story of a fast-growing healthcare company and doubled their revenue in six months. From there, he quickly rose to be a sales leader at unicorn startup ZocDoc – currently valued at $1.8B – before he went to Arches Technology and created and sold an entirely new healthcare technology product to health systems.

During his career, Dom was amazed that almost all of the companies he saw were succeeding in spite of their sales story and strategy, not because of it. In 2016, he decided it was time to change that and The Clean Sell has been helping startups and small businesses ever since.

Website: http://www.thecleansell.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dom-cappuccilli-0604853a

Twitter: @TheCleanSell

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

Get Dom’s book recommendations:

Story by Robert McKee

The Challenger Customer

Save The Cat! by Blake Snyder

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The Key to Successful Sales Leadership – Outside Sales Talk with Bernadette McClelland

Bernadette McClelland is the CEO of the Sales Performance Agency ‘3 Red Folders’, a recognized sales authority, keynote speaker and executive coach, well known for her expertise in B2B Sales Leadership. She has over 20 years of sales experience working for top companies like Xerox and Kodak.

On this episode she’ll share her advice and insights about what it takes to become a successful leader in Outside Sales. Bernadette talks about what conversations you need to have with your customers and prospects to get to the top in today’s noisy sales environment.

Here are some of the topics covered in this episode:

  • How to have successful sales conversations
  • The mindset and skill-set you need to become a sales leader
  • 3 key areas sales leaders need to focus on
  • The best management style for Outside Sales

 

To be a successful Outside Sales Manager, you need to manage your team effectively and enable them to perform at their best. One aspect is to balance your sales reps’ territories to increase their productivity and drive results.

Listen to this episode on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play or wherever you get your favorite podcast.

About the Guest: For many years, Bernadette worked on the front line for world class technology companies as a quota bearing sales executive, responsible for business development, product launches, client relationships and profitable negotiations ranging from tens of thousands to multi million dollars.

She now works in those same environments helping CEOs and their sales teams increase their sales results and performance by building a realistic and qualified pipeline.

Her business, 3 Red Folders, ensures their customers create solid results by focussing on sales strategy, sales process, target market, ratios and numbers, message to market, prospecting strategies and mindset shifts that encompass a successful and sustainable sales environment.

Having recently published her fifth book, ‘The Art of Commercial Conversations – When It’s Your Turn To Make A Difference’, Bernadette has highlighted the 9 commercial leadership skills and conversations needed for B2B sales executives, leaders and business owners in today’s world.

What differentiates Bernadette’s approach and her business offering is found at the intersection of ‘sales process (business)’ + ‘sales psychology (behaviour)’ + ‘sales science (brain)’ and is underpinned by a proven science backed and evidence based evaluation tool, specific to the selling field.

Website: http://bernadettemcclelland.com

3 Red Folders: http://3redfolders.com

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

Twitter: @b_mcclelland

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How to Overcome Price Objections – Outside Sales Talk with Steve Benson

In this special episode of the Outside Sales Talk podcast, host Steve Benson is addressing a very frequently asked question – what’s the best way to handle and overcome price objections in sales?

You probably already know that mastering price discussions is important, but did you know, that almost six in 10 buyers want to discuss pricing on the first call?

Even reps who are great at overcoming most sales objections aren’t prepared to overcome price objections – no matter how experienced they are. It throws them off their whole game.

Steve will show you how YOU can overcome a price objection and walk away from the meeting, with the deal in your pocket and without discounting your price or losing the deal because you didn’t have an answer when your customer said, “This is too expensive for me.”

Here are some of the topics covered in this episode:

  • Identifying the 4 types of price objections
  • How to address and overcome different types of price objections
  • Giving discounts vs. making ‘price adjustments’

 

Steve is the host of the Outside Sales Podcast, and Founder and CEO of Badger Maps, the #1 route planner for field salespeople. After receiving his MBA from Stanford, Steve’s career has been in field sales with companies like IBM, Autonomy, and Google – becoming Google Enterprise’s Top Performing Salesperson in the World in 2009.

In 2012 Steve founded Badger Maps to help field salespeople be more successful. He has been selected as one of the Top 40 Most Inspiring Leaders in Sales Lead Management.

Steve is also a passionate life and career coach and believes his main job leading a company is to empower the people on his team to find their best career path and thrive in their role.

Website: www.badgermapping.comLinkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/stevenbensonTwitter: @SteveBenson and @BadgerMapsFacebook: www.facebook.com/badgermapsYouTube: www.youtube.com/user/BadgerMapping

You can listen to more episodes here: https://www.badgermapping.com/podcast