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Why Athletes Win – Tactics to Become a Sales Superstar – Outside Sales Talk with Ian Altman

In today’s episode, Steve has a BIG announcement – The Sales Hall of Fame is here!

This is a platform to celebrate the sales leaders who have inspired all of us! Curious to see who the first inductees are? Check them out here!

(Hint: If you listen to today’s OST episode, you may find a very familiar face in there…)

Ian Altman is a CEO, keynote speaker, and sales advisor. He co-authored the best selling book “Same Side Selling”. Ian also hosts the popular Same Side Selling Podcast. In this episode, Ian explains how salespeople can improve their skills by following athletes’ tactics.

Here are some of the topics covered in this episode:

  • The secret tips salespeople must learn from athletes
  • How to identify the right prospects for your business
  • Tips for reps to overcome their resistance to practice
  • The key principles of a successful role-play session

About the Guest:

Ian Altman has been a leader in sales and business development for over two decades. He’s grown his businesses to over one billion in revenue. His business helps B2B companies improve their sales strategy and achieve strategic growth, from zero to over $1 billion in value.

Seth Godin, recommends Ian’s book, “Same Side Selling”, as one of two books to read on B2B selling – the other one being SPIN Selling from 1988. You can also find hundreds of Ian’s articles on Inc and Forbes.

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

Website – https://www.ianaltman.com/

Get exclusive access to the Same Side Selling Academy resources: https://samesidesellingacademy.com/

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Leveraging your Online Reputation to Increase Sales – Outside Sales Talk with George Leith

George is the CEO at Vendasta, an award-winning platform that helps companies sell digital marketing solutions to local businesses. With more than 30 years’ experience in sales, George helps businesses to adapt their sales and marketing strategies to the digital era. In this episode, George discusses how important a salesperson’s online presence has become and how to leverage it.

Here are some of the topics covered in this episode:

  • How the digital age has changed our relationship with customers
  • Tips on how to instantly improve your online presence
  • How to deal with negative online reviews
  • Where does your online strategy fits in your sales process

About the Guest:

Apart from his role at Vendasta, George is also the host of the Conquer Local podcast, where he aims to help organizations sell digital solutions to SMBs by providing them insider knowledge and best practices from industry experts.

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

https://www.conquerlocal.com & https://www.conquerlocal.com/podcast/

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Breaking Boundaries in Remote Work – Outside Sales Talk with Liam Martin

Liam Martin has founded multiple businesses and has turned into an advocate for remote work. He is passionate about learning how people work and thus created Running Remote, the world’s largest remote work conference. In this episode, Liam teaches us how to gain advantage of remote work, whether as a sales rep or a manager.

Here are some of the topics covered in this episode:

  • Remote work in its actual form
  • How to overcome the downsides remote work can generate
  • Why is remote work crucial for the future of salespeople
  • How to manage remote sales reps

About the Guest:

Liam Martin is the co-founder of Time Doctor, a tool that provides time-use analytics for companies. He also co-founded staff.com, a company that concentrates on providing companies with long-term outsourced labor relationships, and Running Remote, the world’s largest remote work conference.

Website: timedoctor.com

runningremote.com/liam

Youtube: youtube.com/runningremote

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Actionable Customer Retention Tactics To Drive Repeat Sales – Outside Sales Talk with Alice Heiman

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Alice Heiman is the founder and Chief Sales Officer at ‘Alice Heiman, LLC’, a sales consultancy, and has over 20 years of experience in sales strategy and coaching. She helps companies grow into profitable and powerful businesses using detailed strategies. In this episode, Alice delivers some of her best tactics to ensure healthy and strong relationships with customers and turn them into advocates for any business.

Here are some of the topics covered in this episode:

  • The steps to transform a satisfied customer into a loyal one
  • What are the right questions to ask to understand your customers’ needs
  • Why team selling is better than assigning separate tasks to separate reps
  • How important it is to remember that buyers are human too

About the Guest:

Alice Heiman is a sales strategist, coach and keynote speaker with over 20 years of experience. She’s the founder and Chief Sales Officer at ‘Alice Heiman, LLC’ a sales consultancy that provides strategy and tactics for companies dealing with complex B2B sales and helps them accelerate business growth. She is also the co-founder and CRO of TradeShow Makeover, a program that provides winning strategies for closing deals at trade shows.

Website: aliceheiman.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aliceheiman/ Send her a message saying you heard her on the Outside Sales Talk podcast

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How to Sell with Authenticity and Build Trust with Anyone – Outside Sales Talk with Shari Levitin

Shari is the founder of the Shari Levitin Group and the bestselling author of “Heart and Sell: 10 Universal Truths Every Salesperson Needs to Know,” now in over four languages. As CEO of Levitin Group, she has helped create over 1 billion dollars in increased revenue for companies in over 40 countries. Shari has been awarded as one of LinkedIn’s Top Ten voices in sales in 2019, and was premiered in the Salesforce film “The Story of Sales”. In this episode, Shari shares her secrets to uncover customer’s emotions and sell more effectively.

Here are some of the topics covered in this episode:

  • How to use stories to create a feeling of emotion and a sense of urgency
  • The top skills salespeople need to master to get trust from customers
  • How to use empathy, reliability, and integrity to sell with authenticity
  • How to ask the right questions to build rapport with customers

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

About the Guest:

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

E-mail: shari@sharilevitin.com

“Heart and Sell: 10 Universal Truths Every Salesperson Needs to Know”

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Multiplying Success with Sales Career Growth – Outside Sales Talk with Mark Roberge

Mark Roberge is the former CRO of Hubspot, a marketing enablement company to which he contributed a revenue increase of over 6,000%. He now delivers his Sales Acceleration Formula at Harvard, in his book, and in this podcast.

Here are some of the topics covered in this episode:

  • Why we should all dedicate time to personal development
  • How to fit your buyer’s needs and be a better seller
  • The step to follow to draft an efficient sales process
  • The impact of technology in the sales funnel

About the Guest:

Mark Roberge is the former CRO of Hubspot, and now a lecturer at Harvard BS and MD of Stage 2 Capital, a venture capital fund. He is also the bestselling author of the award-winning book, “The Sales Acceleration Formula: Using Data, Technology, and Inbound Selling to Go from $0 to $100 Million”. He was named one of Forbes’ Top 30 Social Sellers in the World, Mark has also won the Salesperson of the Year award at the MIT Sales Conference in 2010.

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

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