Multiply Your Revenue by Connecting Customers

Multiply Your Revenue by Connecting Customers

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Salespeople know that relationships create revenue. Unfortunately, they usually focus only on the relationships they have with prospects and customers. This leaves an entire chunk of value off the table: the relationships you could be making between customers! To learn how to leverage our own customer networks as an asset, we sat down with Steve…

The Sales Funnel of Talent Acquisition

The Sales Funnel of Talent Acquisition

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As salespeople, we may understand how to educate and provide value to prospects, but finding and hiring top sales talent to join our team can seem like speaking a different language. To solve this problem, we sat down with Dan Fantasia, president of tree line Inc. he has helped more than 3500 salespeople find their…

Embracing Ownership In Buyer Conversations

Embracing Ownership In Buyer Conversations

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Ownership is a popular topic, but how do we implement it in every sales conversation? That is the question we posed to Matt Rose, executive vice president of sales of H-Wave and US Army veteran. He shared the same process he trains his sales team to use to ensure that they never give up the…

Revive, Refresh And Re-Sell To Previous Customers

Revive, Refresh And Re-Sell To Previous Customers

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One of the easiest sales to make is to someone who already bought from you. But what happens if you don’t have any new products or services to offer? That is a challenge that we brought to Justin Parke, national sales manager with Trader Interactive and veteran of the US Army. He shared exactly how…

Attracting Customers Who Embrace Your Mission

Attracting Customers Who Embrace Your Mission

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We all want to do business with more great customers, but how do we find them, and how do we attract them into our orbit? To answer that question, we sat down with Luke Cox, CEO of Hunt Lift Eat, and former infantry captain in the US Army. He walked us through the same system…

Using Your Selling Style To Win Customers

Using Your Selling Style To Win Customers

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Salespeople are always on the hunt for ways to differentiate themselves, but many overlook one of the easiest things they can leverage in any sales conversation: their selling style. To learn how to systemize the way we leverage our own sales style as a differentiator, we sat down with Tim Kuehn, vice president of global…

Standing Up Great Outbound Sales

Standing Up Great Outbound Sales

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Whether we are standing up a new team or up leveling up an existing team of sellers, outbound sales are where we can always take the initiative. Unfortunately, too many sales teams hope their salespeople understand how to conduct great outbound, and fewer are aligned on what success looks like. To learn how to establish…

Appreciate Your Way Into More Sales

Appreciate Your Way Into More Sales

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Many salespeople earn a great living from customers who keep coming back. But for those of us just a building that type of pipeline, how do we achieve it faster? That is the question we post to Curtis Lewsey, author of Appreciation Marketing and founder of AM Cards. He shared with us the same system…

Not Assuming In Sales

Not Assuming In Sales

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One of the toughest parts about selling are the assumptions we make. As we have more and more conversations, we tend to carry what we hear from one prospect to another. That works, until it doesn’t. To learn how we can stop assuming in sales and better test our assumptions before they cost us revenue,…

Selling To Solve Problems

Selling To Solve Problems

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Many salespeople are focused on understanding every aspect of the features and benefits of what they sell. The problem is prospects and customers don’t care. They do care about the problems they need solved. To learn how to systemize our discovery in a solution-oriented way, we sat down with Steve Schmidt, CEO of Magnetic. He…

Servicing While Selling

Servicing While Selling

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Many salespeople are responsible for servicing existing customers while developing new business. It can be tough to juggle this type of role, but with the proper systems, it becomes not only possible but also enjoyable! To learn how it’s done, we sat down with Josh Patton, a former Navy aviation ordinance specialist and vice president…

Mastering the Art of Qualification

Mastering the Art of Qualification

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Too many salespeople spend time on accounts that go nowhere, and too many sales leaders struggle to get their salespeople to accurately qualify their deals. Instead of using subjective data to build our piplelines, we can remove hope from systemizing how we qualify deals – even before we’ve called on them. To learn how to…

Partnering for Success In Sales

Partnering for Success In Sales

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Success isn’t a one-person show in sales. We each have a team and partners that ensure we have the resources we need to sell, and serve, our customers. Yet many salespeople hope they’ll be able to hold the line all by themselves. To learn how we can better partner with the other teams in our…

Treasuring Transparency In Sales

Treasuring Transparency In Sales

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The more honest we are, the better our conversations tend to be – but to many salespeople leave their transparency to chance. In this action-packed episode, we sat down with an expert in sales transparency, Shane Wingo, VP of sales in employee benefits with BKS Partners. He shared the exact process he uses to ensure…

Taking The Initiative On Change In Sales

Taking The Initiative On Change In Sales

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If you’d like to be the salesperson that your prospects can’t wait to hear from, it means you need to be more than an order taker or even an order maker. You’ll have to be the one with solutions they can’t get anywhere else and deliver an experience that differentiates you from your competition. Too…

Are You Validating Value In Conversations?

Are You Validating Value In Conversations?

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When we meet a prospect who ‘gets’ us, what we sell, and immediately see how it could benefit them, sales happen on their own. Unfortunately, most of the folks we’re selling to are inundated with offers and don’t have the time to figure out how your unique product or service can help them. That’s where…

The Process Of High Performance Meetings

The Process Of High Performance Meetings

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Too many salespeople wait until they’re in a meeting or in a conversation before they start performing, and it results in delayed sales and prospect attrition. The best salespeople, however, put the same amount of prep into their meetings as they do their research and outreach. To learn how we can turn prospect meetings into…

The Power Of Selling Ideas

The Power Of Selling Ideas

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Salespeople’s biggest struggle isn’t caring about what they sell, it’s convincing prospects why THEY should care. There’s a group of salespeople who are expert at selling ideas before anything tangible appears – and you’ve seen their work. To learn how to apply this expertise to our own sales process, we sat down with Julie Barlow…

Turning A Solo Act Into A Sales Symphony

Turning A Solo Act Into A Sales Symphony

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Too many salespeople and sales teams think they’re operating on their own in their companies, with little support or understanding from marketing, operations, and delivery. This leads to high customer turnover and fewer referrals as customers don’t feel like they’re being valued by a cohesive team. To learn how we can get every department singing…

Relentless Selling At Scale

Relentless Selling At Scale

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We all know that the more prospects we’re pursuing, the more potential revenue we have, but how do we manage great outreach and awesome conversations at scale? To learn the secret of relentless selling at scale, we sat down with Nicole Williams, a former intelligence analyst with the US Army, and now the regional vice…

Systemizing Ninja Negotiating Skills

Systemizing Ninja Negotiating Skills

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If you’re spending time driving deals only to get stuck in negotiations, you’re going to love this week’s episode of Bulletproof Selling! We delve into the art of deal-making, exploring strategic approaches that elevate sales professionals to new heights. To learn how the very best negotiate better deals, we sat down with Mark Raffan, CEO…

Mastering Purpose In Sales

Mastering Purpose In Sales

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Most salespeople wouldn’t consider ‘purpose’ as one of their most powerful selling tools, but in study after study, those with purpose out-performed those without. To learn how we can systemize more purpose into our conversations, we sat down with Lisa McLeod, founder of McLeod & More, Inc., and author of the bestselling Selling With Noble…

Crafting Budgets With Your Prospects

Crafting Budgets With Your Prospects

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Money is one of toughest subjects in any relationship, and it’s often the one that stalls or destroys even the best sale. Top-performing salespeople don’t fight with prospects to justify their prices – instead, they work with prospects to develop the right budget to solve their problems. To learn how we can build this process…

Networking For A Fuller Pipeline

Networking For A Fuller Pipeline

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Developing a trusting relationship is a key to success in sales, but how do we ensure we have a pipeline full of folks who already know, like and trust us? To find the answer,we sat down with Michael Lange, the VP of Sales at Ferrara Logistics Services and former Navy Seabee. He showed us how…

Reshaping From Commodity Into Collaborative Sale

Reshaping From Commodity Into Collaborative Sale

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If you’re in an industry where buyers are shopping you on price, you’re not alone. Even if what you sell is like what a buyer can get somewhere else, it doesn’t mean you should revert to discounts and concessions to make the deal. To learn how to reshape our products and services from a commodity…

Don’t Leave Rapport To Chance

Don’t Leave Rapport To Chance

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For many salespeople, the ability to quickly build rapport is something they either have, or don’t. Because rapport is one of the most critical elements for establishing trust and driving engagement, every salesperson should be working on ways to increase their ability to build rapport, but there are few processes to do so. Until now….

Unlocking Sustainable Sales Success

Unlocking Sustainable Sales Success

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Salespeople know that selling to an existing customer is easier than selling to a new one, but few take the time to ensure every customer’s sales journey maximizes future sales. To learn how we can systemize recurring revenue, we sat down with Troy Small, a former Marine Corps Drill Instructor and current VP of Sales…

Choose Prospects Instead Of Them Choosing You

Choose Prospects Instead Of Them Choosing You

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Senior salespeople often seem like they only deal with the best prospects: The folks who are most responsive, engaged, and qualified. What many don’t realize is that the same book of business can be consciously created by salespeople of any experience level, if they know what they are looking for. To help us create a…

Increase Sales With A Better Qualification Process

Increase Sales With A Better Qualification Process

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Whether you’re drowning in new leads or scraping the barrel for business, there’s one process you can’t ignore if you want to increase sales: how you qualify, and disqualify, your prospects. It’s an area a lot of salespeople try to ‘wing’, and their pipeline suffers the consequences. To learn how the best salespeople are qualifying…

Controlling Your First Attempts At Outreach

Controlling Your First Attempts At Outreach

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Salespeople dread cold-calling and will often come up with creative ways to avoid it. However, we all had a first conversation with our best clients, and we can apply what we’ve learned to all our future first attempts at outreach. To learn how to transfer knowledge from one call to the next, we sat down…

Prescribing Success In The Complex Sale

Prescribing Success In The Complex Sale

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If you think your sales process is complicated, welcome to the complex sale. You’re juggling decision makers, conflicting goals, shifting delivery timelines and budgets. It’s almost too much for a salesperson to manage – which is why you’re going to love this week’s episode. We sat down with Gavin West, vice president of sales and…

Cure A Sales Slump With An Injection Of Leads

Cure A Sales Slump With An Injection Of Leads

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Leads are the fuel that powers our pipelines, but too many salespeople forget to top off the tank. To avoid sales slumps, we sat down with Chet Lovegren, founder and ‘Head Sales RX’er’ at the Sales Doctor. He showed us exactly how to mine our existing databases, personal network and those of our teammates to…

Improve Skillset By Improving Your Mindset

Improve Skillset By Improving Your Mindset

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We know that if we’re not growing as salespeople, we will be left behind. But how do we identify and prioritize the improvements we need to make, and then create an action plan to ensure those changes are made? To learn the answer, we sat down with Alan Versteeg, the CEO of Growth Matters. He…

Are Your Sales And Marketing In Harmony?

Are Your Sales And Marketing In Harmony?

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Want to start an inter-office fight? Pit sales and marketing against each other. When these two teams work together, magic happens, but there’s often misalignment that slows down sales and increases attrition. To learn how to ensure sales and marketing are in a harmonious relationship, we sat down with Tim Butler, CEO of Innovation Visual,…

The Secret To A Packed Calendar

The Secret To A Packed Calendar

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The more meetings we book, the more conversations we can have, and the more chances we have of making sales. However, most salespeople approach their sales cycle from the wrong end and wonder why they’re not seeing results! To learn how to construct a calendar that provides value to prospects at every meeting, we sat…

Arming Your Salespeople With Technology

Arming Your Salespeople With Technology

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In the battlefield of sales, we can’t hope to win with outdated technology. Fortunately, the most effective piece of sales technology is likely one you already have: your CRM. Yet, too many salespeople avoid their CRMs because they can’t see how it serves their prospects, and sales leaders are rarely able to pinpoint where their…

Systemizing for Consistent Success

Systemizing for Consistent Success

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It’s upsetting to lose a deal, only to discover that your competitor got the business. And that the customer paid more and is receiving less! Most of our lost deals occur long before we even reach out to the customer, and to discover why – and how to turn it around – we sat down…

The Sale Of Building Sales Teams

The Sale Of Building Sales Teams

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When it comes time for us to scale our teams, we’ll want to make sure we’re not caught off guard. Hoping we stumble across great candidates isn’t a recruitment strategy we can depend on, so we went looking for a sales leader who understands the power of a candidate pipeline. We sat down with George…

Be Negative To Positively Sell More

Be Negative To Positively Sell More

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Most salespeople are focused on why someone should buy from them, and then they’re surprised when the deal stalls or objections appear. You may be convinced, but that doesn’t mean your prospects are! To learn how to look at all the reasons someone isn’t buying and leverage them, we sat down with Jakub Hon, CEO…

Achieving Balance By Doing More?

Achieving Balance By Doing More?

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‘Doing more with less’ is a phrase that drives most of us up a wall, but in this week’s podcast, we found a way to actually apply it and achieve better balance in the process. We sat down with Dr. Travis Parry, PhD, an expert in both sales and life balance, to learn how we…

Where Relationships Grow, Deals Flow

Where Relationships Grow, Deals Flow

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Relationship selling’ is a popular term, but too any salespeople wing their relationship-building during sales meetings, hoping their charisma works. To remove hope from how we develop relationships with prospects and clients, we sat down with Scott Hubble, CEO of Nucamp, and learned how we can be more intentional about building relationships during every conversation…

Showing Up From A Place Of Service

Showing Up From A Place Of Service

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If you want to know how to get prospects into conversation, this episode is for you. This week, we sat down with David Kurkjian, the founder of Master Messaging. He showed us how a simple prospect-focused agenda can move us leaps and bounds through a sale. Turns out, showing up to serve and not just…

Stop Sales Problems Before They’re Problems

Stop Sales Problems Before They’re Problems

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The problems that stop our sales are rarely a surprise, but they are always annoying. They’re annoying because we see them again and again! Instead of letting the same objections, challenges and problems stop our sales, we can use the same process that keeps troops one step ahead in their planning and performance. To learn…

Stop The Prospect Chase

Stop The Prospect Chase

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If you’re spending time chasing down prospects, leaving voicemails and sending emails into the ether, you’re going to love this week’s episode of Bulletproof Selling. We sat down with Dailey Tipton, Senior Vice President of Revenue at Ndustrial and former Navy flight officer. He shared a systematic way to ensure you stop chasing prospects and…

To Train Or Not To Train?

To Train Or Not To Train?

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In this insightful episode,we sat down with Bill Parry, Director of Sales Enablement with Privitar and a Coast Guard veteran, to learn how to decide if training is the answer to our sales problems. Join us as we explore the critical question of whether problems can be effectively solved through training, or if there are…

Harnessing the Power of Storytelling In Sales

Harnessing the Power of Storytelling In Sales

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It’s a fact: Stories sell. But how many salespeople hope they remember to use stories, and use the right stories, when in sales conversations? To learn how it’s done, we sat down with Tom Jackobs, an Impact Pilot at JackobsEffect, to explore the art of sourcing, developing and delivering stories that connect with our prospects….

Certify Your Success: Systemizing How You Sell Certifications

Certify Your Success: Systemizing How You Sell Certifications

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Does your company offer a certification or warranty on what you sell? And does it make a difference in whether someone buys from you? In this latest episode of our podcast,we sat down with Robb Clawson, Director of Marketing, Education, Membership, and Events at AMCA International to learn how to systemize the way we sell…

Scaling Emotional Connections Across Prospects

Scaling Emotional Connections Across Prospects

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In this episode of our podcast, we sat down with Ryan Staley, CEO of Wale Boss, to discuss how to systemize our emotional connections in a scalable way. Ryan shared his insights on the importance of researching what our prospects care about so we can show educated and prepared to offer solutions. Tune in to…

Systemize Your First Days As A Sales Leader

Systemize Your First Days As A Sales Leader

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If your careers takes you to a leadership position, you don’t want to hope you figure it out as you go. This week, we sat down with John Hoskins, founder of Level Five Selling, to learn what new sales leaders need to know to ensure they’re starting off well. Because we never know when we’ll…

Are You Hiring And Firing The Right Salespeople?

Are You Hiring And Firing The Right Salespeople?

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Whether you’re a sales leader or on the front lines, the cost of a poor hiring decision cuts deep. In our latest podcast episode, we sat down with Chaminda Wijesundera, a sales headhunter and managing partner at Emphire Agency who shared his secrets on how to systemize your hiring process to ensure faster ramp-up and sales…

Keeping Deals From Sticking: The Secret to Faster Revenue and Sustainable Growth

Keeping Deals From Sticking: The Secret to Faster Revenue and Sustainable Growth

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In the world of sales, keeping your pipeline moving is crucial. That’s why we sat down with Steve Gielda, author of the book “Influence Acceleration: How to Get Your Way Faster and with Less Resistance,” to discuss his insights on keeping deals from getting stuck. In our podcast, Steve shares his strategies for accelerating pipeline…

Create More Ideal Prospects

Create More Ideal Prospects

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In this episode of our podcast, we sat down with Collin Mitchell, sales expert at Humantic.ai, to discuss how sales professionals can leverage the power of AI and personality types to systemize and streamline their sales process. Collin touched on various topics, including the importance of understanding your ideal customer profile, the role of AI…

Mastering Sales Success Through Controlling The Basics

Mastering Sales Success Through Controlling The Basics

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Are you struggling to achieve sales goals? Trying to get back on track after some tough calls? We sat down with Steve Heroux, founder and CEO of the Sales Collective, to discuss his insights on how to reclaim our control of sales calls and of our sales careers. In this episode, we dive into the…

Optimize Your Qualification Process

Optimize Your Qualification Process

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Ever wasted months pursuing a prospect only to discover they’d make a horrible customer? During our latest podcast episode, we sat down with Ian Selbie to discuss the importance of systemizing how we qualify prospects into our pipelines. He shared his insights on how to create a repeatable and measurable system that can help you…

Creating Effective Systems for Getting Paid On Time

Creating Effective Systems for Getting Paid On Time

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Selling is tough enough, but too many of us stop when the sale is made. In this episode, we sit down with Dee Bowden, the founder of BCS Solutions, to uncover the secrets to creating an efficient and effective system for managing accounts receivable, so that we can begin delivering on the value we promised…

Being The Salesperson Your Prospects Seek Out

Being The Salesperson Your Prospects Seek Out

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Top salespeople seem to be the ones prospects seek out, and they’re the envy of everyone else on their team. However, what they’re doing isn’t magic – it’s just different than how most salespeople are selling. Instead of focusing on their product or service, top salespeople are focusing on the challenges their prospects face and…

Creating A Customer-Focused Buying Journey

Creating A Customer-Focused Buying Journey

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Salespeople often struggle to convince prospects to take their calls, review materials, and make decisions. Yet, each of us make buying decisions every day. What is the difference? When salespeople focus on their sales journey, prospects must be led. When prospects are the ones calling the shots, they do the leading. To learn how to…

Removing Procrastination From Sales Activity

Removing Procrastination From Sales Activity

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We all have that one task we avoid at all costs, and it usually costs us dearly. Whether it’s cold calling or filling the pipeline, what we avoid always comes back to haunt us in sales. To learn how to identify, document and overcome even our toughest sales task, we sat down with Larry Long,…

Systemizing Your Sales Solutions

Systemizing Your Sales Solutions

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Being the person our prospects and customers turn to when they have a problem is a great place to be, but there’s an even better place the best salespeople strive for. It’s to be the person with solutions to problems that prospects didn’t even know they had. To learn how we can systemize listening for…

Are You Focused On Your Mission Or Theirs?

Are You Focused On Your Mission Or Theirs?

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Salespeople are reviled, but not for the reasons they think. It’s not because they’re calling unannounced. Rather, it’s because salespeople tend to be focused on themselves and what they’re trying to accomplish, rather than what their prospects want! To help us systemize how to shift the focus from ourselves to our prospects in every sales…

Save More Sales Calls

Save More Sales Calls

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Salespeople are excited to get into conversations with potential customers, but that excitement can quickly turn to fear if the call starts to go south. The best salespeople have ways to turn sales calls around mid-stream or decide to cut and run – and we sat down with Kevin Vear, a sales expert from Franklin…

Inviting ‘No’ To Hear More ‘Yes’

Inviting ‘No’ To Hear More ‘Yes’

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Salespeople, by their nature, want to be accommodating and easy to speak to. However, top-performing salespeople are too busy to spend time on prospects who won’t ever become customers. They have a way of ‘weeding out’ folks who don’t need the solutions they have, and they do it by inviting the prospect to say ‘no.’…

Convert Lifetime Customers

Convert Lifetime Customers

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Salespeople spend entire careers creating customers that keep coming back. These salespeople don’t have to prospect as much and they rarely have to overcome objections. Instead, they only deal with people that know, like and trust them. While it used to take decades to develop a book of business like that, it doesn’t have to….

What To Do In The Seconds Before The Sales Call

What To Do In The Seconds Before The Sales Call

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It’s go-time. The prospect’s name and number are in front of you, and you’re about to hit ‘dial.’ What did you do to prep? Too many salespeople answer that question with ‘nothing’ or ‘not enough.’ Figuring things out on the call isn’t the best time to help customers solve problems, which is why the best…

Ensuring Discovery Is Not A One Time Event

Ensuring Discovery Is Not A One Time Event

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Discovery is one of the most critical jobs of a salesperson, because we need to know if we can help the people we’re speaking with! Unfortunately, many salespeople make discovery a one-time event in their sales process and then get frustrated when interest wanes, objections arise and priorities shift. Salespeople that ensure discovery continues throughout…

Customizing Value In Your Pitches

Customizing Value In Your Pitches

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‘Pitching’ has a bad rap in the sales industry, because too many salespeople ‘spray and pray’ when it comes to showing prospects what their products and services can do. If we could make our demos and pitches prospect-focused and actually provide them with something they couldn’t get anywhere else before they purchase from us, how…

Micro Objectives For More Sales

Micro Objectives For More Sales

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If you knew you could make progress on any account you called on, would you pick up the phone more? Instead of being a fantasy, delivering on that is exactly what we’re covering in this week’s podcast. We sat down with Gerry Hill, vice president at ConnectAndSell, to learn how salespeople can set and leverage…

Improving Your Account Handoff Process

Improving Your Account Handoff Process

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One of the easiest places to experience loss in a pipeline has nothing to do with pricing or competitors – it’s because we let a prospect slip through the cracks. To ensure we never lose a prospect during a handoff between team members, we sat down with Sebastien Van Heyningen, president of Central Metric, to…

Adding More Prospect Value

Adding More Prospect Value

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If our prospects don’t know how much we care about them, then we can’t expect them to care about what we’re selling. That’s why it’s imperative we add more value to their lives even before they become customers. But how do we identify their pain points and build resources that will ensure they see us…

Leveraging Data Your Prospects Care About

Leveraging Data Your Prospects Care About

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Have you ever tried to convince a prospect to care about the features or benefits of what you sell? And how did that go? It’s true that prospects only care about the things that could affect them, and if they don’t understand how what you sell does that, you’ll struggle to sell. To understand how…

Linking Profits With The Moods Of Prospects

Linking Profits With The Moods Of Prospects

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Unhappy people don’t tend to do well in sales, and there’s a reason: People want to have conversations, relationships, and buying experiences that leave them feeling good about their choices.  To learn how we can positively elevate our prospects in every conversation, we sat down with Mark Bowden, an international expert in leveraging body language….

Accelerate Your Sales Pitch

Accelerate Your Sales Pitch

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Salespeople often struggle through sales scripts and pre-built ‘pitches’ their companies provide them, wondering why the highest performers in their organization often go off-script. To learn how we can make any sales pitch our own, we sat down with Caelan Huntress, creative director of Stellar Platforms and author of the book Marketing Yourself. He showed…

Systemizing How You Maintain Or Regain Control Of Your Sales

Systemizing How You Maintain Or Regain Control Of Your Sales

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Sales is a tough job if we think we’re responsible for controlling the actions of others. Often, however, top salespeople place their focus on the things in their schedules, outreach and day that are within their control. This mindset shift can make the difference during times when prospects aren’t picking up the phone despite our…

Systemize Your Way Out Of Lost Sales

Systemize Your Way Out Of Lost Sales

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Systems are part of nature and for the best salespeople, part of how they sell. When scientists conduct experiments in the natural world, they’re looking for things that reliably repeat – a lesson salespeople can benefit from. To learn how to apply science to systemize our way out of losing sales, we sat down with…

Leveraging Prospect Target Packages

Leveraging Prospect Target Packages

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A famous saying is ‘Knowing is half the battle,’ and it’s a saying that the best salespeople take seriously. Showing up to a sales meeting already knowing about your prospect, their goals and their challenges positions you ahead of every other salesperson who has to build their prospect’s profile on the fly. To learn how…

Serving Rather Than Being Subservient In Sales

Serving Rather Than Being Subservient In Sales

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Sales is a relationship business, but many salespeople sacrifice the sale to maintain the relationship. It is possible to have both and be seen as an equal partners. That’s why we sat down with Leon McCowan, creator of The Sales Dojo, to learn how to keep ourselves out of the friend zone with our clients….

Overcoming Likeability In Sales

Overcoming Likeability In Sales

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When salespeople get desperate, they really turn on the charm. Unfortunately, buyers can smell it a mile away and it shuts down more sales opportunities than it creates. To learn how we can overcome the need to be likeable in how we sell while still serving our prospects, we sat down with Douglas Cole, author…

Systemizing Sales Even When You Are Senior

Systemizing Sales Even When You Are Senior

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There’s a saying that ‘you can’t teach an old dog new tricks’, and we’ve seen that apply to a lot of senior salespeople. After all, why fix what isn’t broken? In this week’s interview, we sat down with Charles Reiling, CEO of Coastal One Advisors, to learn how he ensures his team of experienced salespeople…

Systemizing Sales Even When You’re Senior

Systemizing Sales Even When You’re Senior

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There’s a saying that ‘you can’t teach an old dog new tricks’, and we’ve seen that apply to a lot of senior salespeople. After all, why fix what isn’t broken? In this week’s interview, we sat down with Charles Reiling, CEO of Coastal One Advisors, to learn how he ensures his team of experienced salespeople…

Systemize Your Way Out Of Sales Plateaus

Systemize Your Way Out Of Sales Plateaus

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If you sell long enough, you’ll find yourself in a sales plateau. It might be in how you prospect, drive meetings or ask for the sale, but as we become comfortable in any process, we become complacent. To learn how to identify where we might be in a comfort zone in how we sell and…

Kicking Down Doors In Sales

Kicking Down Doors In Sales

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If you’ve ever been nervous to reach out to a stranger and try to sell them something, you’re not alone. It’s natural to be nervous when we’re in a new environment, whether we’re selling something or kicking down a door with a military team. Where military teams get it right is having a plan before…

Predicting Where Your Sale Will Stall And Getting It Moving Again!

Predicting Where Your Sale Will Stall And Getting It Moving Again!

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Sales stall for thousands of different reasons, and most salespeople chalk it up to bad luck, inflation, or a stagnant economy. However, there is a group of high performers out there who never settle for sales stalls. They’re constantly examining what they could do differently next time, effectively ‘sprinting’ as they try new methods scripts…

Systemizing Sales Conversion After Demos

Systemizing Sales Conversion After Demos

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The time between when we meet with a buyer and when they say yes can be frustrating for a salesperson who’s always hearing, ‘We’ll check with our folks and get back to you.’ To help us overcome this sticking point in the sales cycle, we sat down with Brandon Bornancin, CEO of seamless.ai, to learn…

Being Prospect-Focused In Your Sales Systems

Being Prospect-Focused In Your Sales Systems

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We all know that our favorite topic is ourselves, but how many times do we apply that to how we sell? We sat down with Chris Dawson to learn how to ensure everything we do as salespeople places the spotlight where it belongs: On our prospects. It’s all in this week’s Bulletproof Selling podcast!

Save Time By Up-Leveling With Training Systems

Save Time By Up-Leveling With Training Systems

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If you’ve ever found yourself having to spend time training the same topic twice on your sales team, you’re going to love this week’s podcast. We sat down with a former Israeli Paratrooper Zach Selch, CEO of @global sales mentor, to learn how the highest performers in militaries around the world develop training to become…

Shortening Sales Cycles By Changing Focus

Shortening Sales Cycles By Changing Focus

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Salespeople around the world are always looking at ways to shorten their sales cycles, but according to Adir Ben-Yehuda, most of them are focusing on the wrong thing. Instead of investing more in a tech stack or sexier marketing, Adir sat down and shared a simple sales system that refocuses our attention where it belongs…

Softening Targets With Prospecting Videos

Softening Targets With Prospecting Videos

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There’s a phrase in the military called ‘softening the target’. It means prepping your target for the main effort so you have a better chance of success. In sales, there’s no better way to prep a prospect for a conversation than to allow them to get to know you ahead of time and show them…

Leveraging The Power Of Psychology To Drive Better Conversations

Leveraging The Power Of Psychology To Drive Better Conversations

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If you’ve ever felt like your prospects were waiting for you to stop talking so they could hang up on you, you’re not incorrect. Our brains have evolved to quickly sort new stimulus into categories and if you’re not surprising them or piquing a prospect’s interest, you won’t make the sale. That’s why we sat…

Leveraging Your Prospect’s Brain To Drive Better Conversations

Leveraging Your Prospect’s Brain To Drive Better Conversations

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If you’ve ever felt like your prospects were waiting for you to stop talking so they could hang up on you, you’re not incorrect. Our brains have evolved to quickly sort new stimulus into categories and if you’re not surprising them or piquing a prospect’s interest, you won’t make the sale. That’s why we sat…

Creating A Loop In Customer Feedback

Creating A Loop In Customer Feedback

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Customer feedback isn’t just for improving customer experience. Properly systemized, it can actually be used to help us sell better to our current prospects. That’s why we sat down with Ross Tramper, VP of sales for Teslio. He shared with us how he encourages his salespeople to gather information from current customers that allows us…

The Power Of Leveraging Sales Intelligence

The Power Of Leveraging Sales Intelligence

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Whether we’re on an actual battlefield of on the battlefield of business, intelligence can determine whether we win or crawl away in defeat. Salespeople understand the value of ‘market intelligence’, but few are taking the time to really leverage it before they begin prospecting to ensure they’re setting themselves up for success. That’s why we…

The Magic Of Mindset In Sales

The Magic Of Mindset In Sales

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Mindset is a term thrown around a lot, but few salespeople understand how to actually build it. Whether you’ve been selling for decades of for a few days, you know mindset is the difference between loving what you do or dreading every sales call. That’s why we sat down with Jim Cathcart, a hall of…

Sell Your Team On Team Meetings

Sell Your Team On Team Meetings

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Sales team meetings usually produce eye-rolls, and for good reason: Most are a waste of time. That’s why we sat down with Jeff Bajorek and learned how he advises his clients to sell their sales teams on the value of meetings the same way they sell clients on the value of their products and services….

Making The First Seconds Count

Making The First Seconds Count

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It’s a fact that most prospects feel ambushed when a salesperson calls them out of the blue, and it’s a major hurdle that stops sales cold in their tracks. Yet, there has to be a way to call a stranger and establish a connection, build trust and demonstrate empathy, and that’s what we sat down…

Systemizing High-Quality Prospecting

Systemizing High-Quality Prospecting

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If you’ve ever become frustrated with the quality of the prospects you’re pursuing, you’ll love this week’s episode of Bulletproof Selling. We sat down with Sarah Jane Hicks to learn how to consistently identify, find and effectively reach out to the highest-quality prospects available. If you want to sell more to prospects who understand and…

Customizing Your Sales Process And Your Products

Customizing Your Sales Process And Your Products

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If we’re reaching out in the same way to every prospect, then we’re by definition ‘spraying and praying.’ That may work if we’re sorting through hundreds of leads each day, but the time comes in every salesperson’s career when they begin to target bigger decision makers that don’t respond well to an off-the-shelf sales process…

Systemizing Your LinkedIn Prospecting

Systemizing Your LinkedIn Prospecting

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Social media sites are one of the few places we have a chance of interacting with prospects we might never get the chance to meet in person or get on the phone – but how do we systemize our outreach so we convert more top-tier prospects? That’s the question we sat down with Phil Gerbyshak…

Ensuring You Fulfill Sales Commitments

Ensuring You Fulfill Sales Commitments

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One of the easiest ways for us to lose a sale is by not fulfilling our commitments, but what happens when we’re managing hundreds of prospects and making commitments to all of them? That challenge is what we sat down to discuss with Sharon Cupach, and you’ll love the simple system she has salespeople use…

Systemizing How We Establish Ourselves

Systemizing How We Establish Ourselves

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Whether it’s your first year in sales or your fiftieth, one thing that never changes is the need to develop new relationships and expand the circle of folks we sell to. That’s why we sat down with Jerry Martin, a sales leader whose team is charged with developing new relationships each and every week. Whether…

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