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Hope isn't a strategy on the battlefield or in the boardroom, yet so many salespeople hope they'll make the next sale. In Bulletproof Selling, we're bringing the best minds and selling systems together each week so you can create more impact and more income in your sales! For more free sales systems, make sure you visit www.bulletproof-selling.com or follow us at https://www.linkedin.com/in/shawnrhodes/
 
Institute for Excellence in Sales co-founder Fred Diamond interviews top business-to-business sales leaders from companies such as Cisco, AT&T, Oracle, Microsoft, Salesforce, Hilton and others about their sales journey, career highlights, mentors, and lessons learned while asking them to offer tips to help emerging sales professionals and leaders to grow their careers. It's an interview-style podcast that has become even more popular as sales professionals look for solutions during the COVID ...
 
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Here’s my response to this question: How can we get inside sales to do some proactive sales activities each day? We want our inside sales people to use some of their time to shift into the proactive mode to make outbound phone contact to existing and new business. Check out the Sales Manager's Group in the Xi Community here.…
 
This is episode 525. Tips for sales career success. Read the complete transcript on the Sales Game Changers Podcast website. PATRICK’S TIP: “If we are going to interact with others in a way that we can be effective, then we need to know how what they’re doing and saying makes sense to them, instead of judging that, “That doesn’t make any sense. Why…
 
This is episode 524. Tips for sales career success. Read the complete transcription on the Sales Game Changers Podcast website. SOHALE'S TIP: "Stop what you're doing and take a deep breath. Slow down a little bit. Sharpen the axe. What was that old quote? "If you give me six hours to chop a tree down, I'd spend the first four hours sharpening the a…
 
This is episode 523. Tips for sales career success. Read the complete transcription on the Sales Game Changers Podcast website. GEOFF’S TIP: “Ask better questions to help you understand things better. Here’s a paradox. If you want to take your sales career to the next level, stop selling. What I mean by that is you can actually sell more by not try…
 
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 you’re competent and bring relevant solutions. Fortunately, …
 
This is episode 522. Tips for sales career success. Read the transcription on the Sales Game Changers Podcast website. STEVE'S TIP: "What is the experience from the minute somebody sees you, whether it's on social media, whether it's on LinkedIn, what is the experience that somebody is going to get when they have their first contact with you to the…
 
Listen to my reply to this question: “Q. Dave, I’m from outside the industry, and am accustomed to what I see as a much more professional sales force than what I currently have. Am I off-base in expecting a professional group of salespeople, as opposed to the ‘nice guys’ who don’t seem to take their professions seriously that I inherited?” Check ou…
 
This is episode 521. Read the complete transcript on the Sales Game Changers Podcast website. Tips for sales career success. DAVID’S TIP: “The goal is always the win-win. If you just look around yourself in today’s world, the things that are of the most value have been done by collaborative or cooperation means. It’s just simply the way it is. You …
 
Most salespeople would rather be selling than training, and it’s because few can connect training with revenue and serving customers. That’s why we wanted to sit down with George Hamilton, a former Army artillery officer who applies what he learned on the battlefield with his sales team. He outlined how he determines what they need training in most…
 
The rapid change whirling around every company puts great pressure on organizations to change themselves. Not only must the organization as a whole change, but the individuals within each organization must themselves change, learn and grow more rapidly than at any time in the past. This ability for an organization and its people to change in respon…
 
This is episode 520. Tips for sales career success. Read the complete transcription on the Sales Game Changers Podcast website. LIZ'S TIP: "It will take some time to shift what's coming out of your mouth. The more you start to do this in little subtle ways, before you know it, you drop that “I would love” language, and you start sounding completely…
 
This is episode 519. Tips for sales career success. Read the complete transcription on the Sales Game Changers Podcast website. IAN'S TIP: "If I were to guide somebody on something they do that is potentially game-changing, what I always say to people is, go model somebody who does something that you don't do or can't do or don't believe you can do…
 
This is show 518. Tips for sales career success. Read the complete transcription on the Sales Game Changers Podcast website. TODD'S TIP: "Think to yourself, "What is the greatest increment of value that I can be doing for my business right now?" Stop what you're doing and go do that. That's how you're going to be successful."…
 
: “Lack of directability is one of the problems common to sales forces. That means the sales force rarely does what management wants them to do. Instead, they do what they have always done, or they work only in their own best interests instead of the interests of the company. This robs the company of an incredibly powerful strategic asset- a direct…
 
This is episode 517. Tips for sales career success. Read the complete transcription on the Sales Game Changers Podcast website. JIM'S TIP: "Really get clear on where you want to go to the next level. You've heard it said probably, write down your goal and then picture it. Well, the keys to making that work is repetition and emotional impact. Put yo…
 
This is episode 516. Tips for sales career advancement. Read the complete transcription on the Sales Game Changers Podcast website. GENEIN'S TIP: "Find the miracles in the mundane. Right now, look at what’s in front of you and pick up something that you’ve been exposed to for a long time. Look for one new thing you’ve never noticed before. With tha…
 
This is episode 515. Tips for sales career success. Read the complete transcription on the Sales Game Changers Podcast website. JAKES TIP: "Identify your #1 networking objective in your life or in your business. Attach it to something that you already to every single day and see how easily you can start to add that as a normal habit, as part of you…
 
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 down with Moeed Amin, a student of neuros…
 
This is episode 514. Tips for sales career success. Read the complete transcription on the Sales Game Changers Podcast website. May is #LymeDiseaseAwarenessMonth. J.P.'S TIP: "Go back to elimination. Eliminate pork, gluten, and genetically modified (GMO). Try to eat as organic as you possibly can. Eliminate artificial sweeteners, the artificial swe…
 
: Many sales models are built on the concept of the entrepreneurial salesperson. There was a time when this model was effective, but in today’s competitive economy, there are serious difficulties with the entrepreneurial model. Let’s consider this together. Check out The Xi Community for Sales Leaders.…
 
This is episode 513. Tips for sales career success. Read the complete transcript on the Sales Game Changers Podcast website. JIM'S TIP: "Monitor every diagnosis call you do in the next two weeks to look at how quickly you have transitioned from questions that are about them, to questions that are really leading to your product. Try to lengthen the …
 
This is episode 512. Read the complete transcript on the Sales Game Changers Podcast website. Tips for sales career success. This episode was sponsored by Cox Media. KAY'S TIP: "Call one customer and ask them why they buy from you. I think we all think that we know the answer to that, but I have found by doing that, you get surprising information t…
 
This is episode 511. Tips for Sales Career Success. Read the complete transcription on the Sales Game Changers Podcast website.' CONNOR'S TIP: "Be authentic and be someone who people want to be around. You're going to have that supporting cast as I mentioned earlier and as Matt was talking about. Be someone who people want to go in and look forward…
 
If you're paying your sales reps straight commission, you're using an obsolete formula. If you're paying your sales reps a straight salary, you're also using an obsolete formula. Both of those formulas are vestiges of an earlier, simpler times. You may be like thousands of other companies who are using compensation plans that served them well in th…
 
This is show 510. Tips for sales career success. Read the complete transcription on the Sales Game Changers Podcast website. LEE'S TIP: "Look at every touchpoint in the buyer-seller relationship and identify ways to outsmart, outmaneuver and outsell the competition. That’s what this new book helps you do."…
 
This is episode 509. Tips for sales career success. This episode is sponsored by Cox Media. Read the complete transcription on the Sales Game Changers Podcast website. JENNIFER’S TIP: “Well, if it’s not preparation, I would say the common theme is put your customers first, stay engaged, be empathetic, and see things from their perspective and deliv…
 
While there is a degree of significance to be achieved though one’s family, my focus in this article is on a higher level of significance. Having “notable worth or influence” implies that significance of that level is relatively rare. People take note of it. Suppose you could lay a foundation of significance with your family, and then reached out t…
 
This is episode 508. Tips for Sales Career Success. Read the complete transcription on the Sales Game Changers Podcast website. LISA’S TIP: “You can’t focus on too many things. I’m going to challenge everybody to figure out what I call their triage areas. What three areas that if improved upon will have the biggest impact on your performance? On my…
 
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 to customize m…
 
There is something incredibly compelling about being a part of an organization that aspires to something larger and more noble than others of their ilk. Something in the soul of human beings longs to be a part of something that not only strives for a better future but works to enhance the present. A well-written manifesto taps into that power. It c…
 
This is episode 506. Tips for sales career growth and success. This show was sponsored by Cox Business. Read the complete transcription on the Sales Game Changers Podcast website. GERILYN'S TIP: "Think about where you want to be, how you're going to get there, and who you need to know to get there. Think hard about expanding your network. There's a…
 
This is episode 505. Tips for sales career success. Read the complete transcription on the Sales Game Changers Podcast website. LIANE'S TIP: "Pick one spot where you're in conflict debt. Maybe it's one specific person on the customer's team. Maybe it's somebody in your family, whoever. I want you to pick one conflict debt and I want you to go and c…
 
This is episode 504. Tips for sales career success. Read the complete transcription on the Sales Game Changers Podcast website. HANG'S TIP: "Give that inner imposter a hug, appreciate them. They are bold. They are brave. They are courageous. But take accountability, because whining will only get you down to the next glass of wine. For allies, we ne…
 
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 sat…
 
This is episode 503. Read the complete transcription on the Sales Game Changers Podcast website. Tips for sales career success. MICHAEL’S TIP: “If the Buddha did give sales presentations, they’d be focused on providing value for people for enriching their lives, for making the world a better place. It’s the first and most profound secret of not jus…
 
This is episode 502. Tips for sales career success. Read the complete transcription on The Sales Game Changers Podcast website. MASON'S TIP: "Chutzpah is very complicated. It's one of those things that you may have trouble defining it, but when you see it, you know it. Unfortunately, with what's going on right now between Ukraine and Russia, an exa…
 
This is episode 501. Tips for sales career success. Read the complete transcription on the Sales Game Changers Podcast website. This episode is sponsored by Cox Business. BRIAN'S TIP: "If you do this, you will elevate your career because you’re going to have to figure out how to navigate and get the answer. Identify the top 20 accounts in your comp…
 
This is episode 500. Tips for sales career success. Read the complete transcription on the Sales Game Changers Podcast website. FRED’S TIP: “When you’re doing a podcast, think about your audience, your guest, and then you. That’s the order of priority. And do a good show.”
 
This is episode 499. Tips for sales career success. Read the complete transcription on the Sales Game Changers Podcast website. GINA’S TIP: “If you’re a woman in sales, figure out what you want to happen, what you need to happen to be successful in what’s going to be this new hybrid version of our existence for a while. Figure out what it is you ne…
 
This is episode 498. Tips for sales career success. Read the complete transcription on the Sales Game Changers Podcast website. MIKE’S TIP: “Find a connective listening course because we all can be better listeners and listening is really hard work. It seems like most extroverts are good storytellers but most introverts are better story listeners. …
 
This is episode 497. Tips for sales career success. Read the complete transcription on the Sales Game Changers Podcast website. KATHERINE'S TIP: "Pay yourself first, invest in yourself first. Whether it's through taking advantage of professional training and forums, like the Women in Sales Leadership Forum, whether it is making your world smaller b…
 
This is episode 496. Tips for Sales Career Success Read the complete transcript on the Sales Game Changers Podcast website. JOHN’S TIP: “Be a zealot about pre-call planning. Read 10-K’s, look at their Twitter, go look at their Facebook, go find out as much as you can about that person and their business as you possibly can. If you look at the risk …
 
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 fame speaker who has been teaching personal develop…
 
This is episode 494. Tips for sales career success. Read the complete transcription on the Sales Game Changers Podcast website. TOM'S TIP: "Look at everything you produce, whether it’s a PowerPoint, a website, an email, or a lecture, and honestly ask yourself, how different is this from what your prospect is getting from the competition? Is it dram…
 
At its most fundamental level, business is always and only about three things: Money, people and systems. There is a huge body of content revolving around money in business and there is an equally impressive body of knowledge and infrastructure for the people component. When it comes to systems, however, there is not nearly the quantity and quality…
 
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