Prospecting

Driving Sales Momentum with Effective Prospecting – Outside Sales Talk with Dave Kurlan

Dave Kurlan is the founder and CEO of Objective Management Group, the leading developer of sales assessment tools. He is also the founder and CEO of Kurlan & Associates, a full-service sales, sales management consulting and training firm.

Dave is the best-selling author of “Baseline Selling: How to Become a Sales Superstar by Using What You Already Know About the Game of Baseball”. In this episode, Dave explains how salespeople can prospect effectively to generate sales momentum.

Here are some of the topics covered in this episode:

  • Dave’s secret tip to break the ice with prospects during cold-calls
  • Top tips to make prospect qualification meetings more enjoyable and natural
  • The best ways to establish emotional connections during cold-calls
  • How to shift prospects from thinking of your solution as a “nice to have” to a “must-have”

About the Guest:

Dave Kurlan is a best selling author, top-rated speaker and earned the Bronze Medal for Top Sales & Marketing Thought Leader for 2015.  He was inducted into the Sales & Marketing Hall of Fame in 2012. Dave’s company, Objective Management Group, was named the Top Sales Assessment Tool for 2011 – 2015.

He is an expert in all facets of sales, sales leadership, sales strategy, sales process, sales recruiting, sales training, coaching, and consulting.

Dave has been a top-rated speaker at Inc. Magazine’s Conference on Growing the Company, the Fortune Sales & Marketing Summit, the Sales & Marketing Management Magazine’s Sales Management Conference, Sales 2.0 Conference, Inbound 2014, and hundreds of other events.

LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/davekurlan/

Dave’s Award-Winning Blog – http://www.omghub.com/salesdevelopmentblog

Email – dkurlan@objectivemanagement.com

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How to Triple your Qualified Leads While on the Road – Outside Sales Talk with Shawn Finder

Shawn Finder is the founder and CEO of Autoklose, a revolutionary outbound sales automation platform. He is also the author of “The B2B Sales Handbook” and has been named a Top 25 Sales Engagement influencer. In this episode, Shawn explains how to use automation tools to get more qualified leads and keep your sales process ongoing!

Here are some of the topics covered in this episode:

  • How sales reps can find time to generate qualified leads
  • The best tools to save time and automate your tasks
  • How to ensure a great follow-up with your prospects
  • Tips to get in front of decision makers and identify their pain points

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

About the Guest:

Shawn was one of North America’s top tennis players before getting his MBA and starting a career in sales. He stepped into the entrepreneurial world at the age of 24 and discovered that selling was his passion. In 2013, Shawn founded ExchangeLeads, a list-building company that helps salespeople build quality lists for reaching out to new prospects. He created Autoklose in 2018 to help salespeople save time and automate their tasks.

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

E-mail: shawn@autoklose.com

Website: www.autoklose.com

Download for free “The B2B Sales Handbook”: https://autoklose.com/books/b2bsales

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The Compelling Proposal: Make the Customer Choose You – Outside Sales Talk with Steve Thompson

Steve Thompson is the founder and managing partner at Value Lifecycle, a B2B deal training and consulting firm. Over the course of his career, he has helped close more than $15 billion in B2B deals in over 120 different industries. Steve is also the author of multiple books guiding salespeople through the “Value Lifecycle”. His latest book, “The Compelling Proposal”, focuses on how to deliver actual value to your prospects. In this episode, he explains how salespeople can close more deals by creating the perfect proposal.

 

Here are some of the topics covered in this episode:

    * Why most proposals do not help the buyer make an informed decision
    * What salespeople should focus on when writing a proposal
    * Tips to build long-term relationships between buyers and sellers
    * How to create a great proposal in 7 slides

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

About the guest:

Steve Thompson is a sales consultant, coach, and author. He holds an MBA degree from the Kellogg School of Management, has over 30 years of experience in Sales and has helped closed more than $15 billion in deals. As the CEO and founder of Value Lifecycle, Steve works with buying and selling programs around the globe. With his company, he helps organizations develop and present great value propositions to customers, and navigates them through negotiations.

Website: www.valuelifecycle.com

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/steve-thompson-61913b17/ – check out his articles

Email: steve@valuelifecycle.com – questions about sales, need help with deals

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Crafting a Predictable Sales Pipeline – Outside Sales Talk with Jason Bay

Jason Bay is the Co-founder of Blissful Prospecting, a company that helps B2B sales reps, SMBs, and nonprofits create sustainable revenue growth. At Blissful Prospecting, he’s in charge of growing the company through marketing and sales efforts. His sales experience dates back to 2008, having worked with hundreds of sales reps and personally closed millions of dollars in revenue during his career. In this episode, Jason explains how to build a predictable pipeline from scratch and to convert your prospects into valuable clients.

Here are some of the topics covered in this episode:

  • The best ways to keep your sales pipeline full using effective prospecting
  • How to take advantage of segmentation to communicate with prospects
  • Tips to empathize better with prospects 
  • What is the R.E.P.L.Y method and how to use it to improve your outbound strategy

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

Contact the Guest:

Summary of the R.E.P.L.Y method: https://blissfulprospecting.com/outsidesales

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

Website: https://blissfulprospecting.com

Email: jasonbay@blissfulprospecting.com

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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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Why Salespeople Should STOP Prospecting – Outside Sales Talk with Aaron Ross

Aaron Ross is the author of the award-winning, bestselling book Predictable Revenue. He has been teaching companies how to double or triple (and more) new sales since he helped Salesforce add an extra $100M+. In this episode, Aaron shares his breakthrough selling methods, key takeaways from his book and why salespeople should stop prospecting!

Here are some of the topics covered in this episode:

  • How to specialize your sales team and create predictable revenue
  • Sales metrics you need to track
  • How to effectively use the referral technique
  • How to structure your lead generation and closing funnel
  • Aaron’s 3-step lead generation strategy
  • The ‘Layer of the Onion’ principle

 

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

About the Guest: Aaron Ross is the Co-CEO at Predictable Revenue Inc., the “Outbound Success Company”. He is helping businesses build an outbound prospecting program that creates sales growth and scalable revenue.

Before starting his company, he worked at Salesforce where he built a new tele-prospecting inside sales team and process (Cold Calling 2.0) from scratch that sourced $100m in recurring revenue for the company. Now he’s turned his attention to building the software platform that will power the next wave of Cold Calling 2.0 teams.

Aaron is the author of the bestselling books “From Impossible to Inevitable” and “Predictable Revenue: Turn Your Business Into A Sales Machine With The $100 Million Best Practices Of Salesforce.com”.

As a highly ranked international speaker, Aaron speaks at conferences, Sales Kickoffs and Private Equity events, known for combining ‘big picture’ breakthrough and inspirational ideas with giving audiences hyper-tactical actions to take with them after. His speaking topics include scalable sales teams, creating predictable revenue, growth and innovation.

Website: https://predictablerevenue.com

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

Twitter: @motoceo

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