What it Takes to Be a Virtual Selling Hero – Outside Sales Talk with Craig Wortmann


Craig Wortmann, the Founder and CEO of Sales Engine, has been a professional sales person for 25 years. He is the author of What’s Your Story?, a book that looks at how leaders and sales professionals use stories to connect, engage and inspire. Craig is also a Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and the Founder of the new Kellogg Sales Institute. Craig designed, developed and teaches the award-winning course called “Entrepreneurial Selling,” ranked by Inc. Magazine as one of the “Top Ten” courses in the country. In this episode, Craig explains how salespeople can become exceptional virtual sellers.

Here are some of the topics covered in this episode:

  • Why prospecting should be increased during this time
  • Tips for keeping virtual meetings with prospects snappy
  • How to stop a prospect from ghosting you
  • The secret ingredients in a great virtual presentation

About the Guest:

Over the last twenty-five years, Craig has developed a set of sales and leadership tools critical to delivering results. This became the cornerstone of  Sales Engine Inc. At Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, Craig won the Faculty Excellence Award, given to the professor who has had the most positive impact on the students.

In May 2018, Craig launched The Art of Sales: Mastering the Selling Process, a four-part Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Specialization with Coursera. The purpose of the online MOOC is to become as efficient and effective at selling as possible. In addition, he serves as an Operating Partner at Pritzker Group Venture Capital where he helps grow the sales engines of its portfolio companies.

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

Twitter – https://twitter.com/craigwortmann

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/craigwortmann/

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