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Are you a voice developer or designer? Are you excited about the future of voice? Are you curious about an ambient computing future where our TV's, appliances, watches, phones, and more can talk with you to create new experiences? Join us on the Bixby Developers Chat to learn about Bixby and conversational AI. Join host Roger Kibbe as he talks with guests about voice, AI, Bixby, technology innovation and where the exciting Voice industry is going,
 
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Today’s guest is Enzo, the founder of June - a tool to visualize and measure the metrics for subscription businesses. In this episode, we’ll discover how they’re growing 10% month-over-month and why you should monetize as quickly as you can. Sponsor of today's episode: Grain - Record, transcribe, clip, and share the most important moments from your…
 
A client described this situation: Business is flat, and he’s unable to get his sales force to promote the lines that he wants to promote, he’s unable to get them to use some of the new technology that the company wants them to use, and he’s unable to get them to prospect for new customers. He’s faced with an experienced sales force, who for the mo…
 
Vedran is the founder of Treblle. In this episode, we’re talking about how they scaled their software, which makes it super easy to understand your product’s API, to 6k MRR and how they are growth hacking their marketing through smart content strategies. Join the FB community group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saaspirates. Follow Mike: https://…
 
Only about five percent of sales organizations invest in developing their salespeople. Those that do are often the industry leaders. Creating and managing a formal program to develop your salespeople is one of your best investments. The Excellence & Influence Community. Learn more here.By Dave Kahle
 
Throughout the history of mankind, successful people have been disciplined people. At some point in their development, they have discovered the power that lies in discipline. And they chose, with an act of willfulness and intentionality, to pursue disciplines. As a result, they rise above the pack on the basis of the strength of their wills and the…
 
In this episode, Roger talks with KQED's Senior Producer of Voice and AI, Lowell Robinson. Lowell and KQED have been very innovative with voice and have explored the interaction between humans and machines in depth. Lowell discusses KQED innovations, the challenges of voice, and philosophically about man-machine interactions. Links from the Show KQ…
 
Value-added means different things to different people. If you are going to be a true value-added seller in the 21st century marketplace, you must be flexible and capable enough to offer different things to different customers, responding to the individual customer’s definition of what is valuable to him or her. The Sales Leader's Excellence & Infl…
 
It’s one of the most common laments I hear from principals and sales managers: “I wish I had a more professional sales force.” No doubt that thought has passed through your mind at some time in the recent past. You’re not alone, of course. I hear it regularly from my clients. Let’s take a look at what it really means, why it is such a common malady…
 
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.…
 
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…
 
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…
 
: “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…
 
Tim Leland is the founder of t.ly. And, in this episode we’re talking about how Tim scaled his business to now $5k MRR and some of the growth hacks he applied, such as building free separate tools to attract new leads! Join the FB community group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saaspirates. Follow Mike: https://twitter.com/mikeslaats/, https://ins…
 
: 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.…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
Today’s guest is Farzad Rashidi, and he’s the founder of Respona. Farzad initially joined the Visme team as the first marketing hire, helping the company reach over 2M monthly organic traffic and surpass 13 million active users. That journey led to the creation of Respona, which was, what they called, “the secret weapon” of their marketing team. Th…
 
Today’s guest is Tadej, and he’s the founder of Cartboss. In this episode, you’re going to learn how they are scaling the business with a 150% month-over-month growth and how building and connecting with your audience upfront can actually benefit the launch of your new product. Favorites: Brands: Wheelio Software: Slack, HelpScout Person: Karlo Bra…
 
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…
 
Very soon we’ll be confronting the next wave of change as our companies and our jobs lurch back to something resembling pre-Covid normal. The question in the back of every executive’s mind is this:” How do we handle the post-Covid changes?” In this podcast, I suggest an approach to using this window of opportunity to make significant, positive chan…
 
In this episode, Roger talks with entrepreneur Michael Novak. Michael and Roger discuss Michael's history with voice, his work with the Open Voice Network, voice and privacy, and where and how Web3 and the metaverse intersect with voice. As always Roger asks his guest to give his voice predictions at the end! Keeping in Touch Michael on LinkedIn - …
 
Our times are uniquely characterized by an unprecedented pace of change. If we are going to survive and thrive in this environment, we have to do some different things, and do others much better. One of these is the discipline of purposeful learning. It is the ultimate success skill for our age. In this podcast, I share six disciplines to help you …
 
Our times are uniquely characterized by an unprecedented pace of change. We need to do some things differently and some things better than ever. One of those is the discipline of purposeful learning. If we are going to survive and succeed in these turbulent times, we need to make it a part of our lives and a strategic initiative in our organization…
 
In today’s competitive environment, it’s important that sales organizations field a ‘directable’ sales force. The key word here is directable. It means that your sales force can be counted on to quickly, thoroughly and positively carry out your directions. Such a sales force is both rare, and incredibly valuable to the company. In this podcast, I e…
 
How do we handle an unethical customer? One who says he would do anything to make money on a job, or to get a job? Dave, how can a sales person have a life at night and not be reactive to customers calling at night – seven or eight per night? In regards to personality conflicts with an account, at what point do you walk away and let someone else in…
 
“Sales time” is that portion of a salesperson’s work week wherein they are interacting with their customers and prospects. It can be on the phone, over an interactive webinar, or in person. It’s the heart of the job, wherein the salesperson exercises all the skills, concepts, practices and tools he/she has acquired over the years. Sales time is whe…
 
I know you are concerned with sales. It’s easy to determine how well your people are selling to your customers. That’s what sales reports are for. But your customers are more concerned with how well they are being served by your salespeople. Why is that important? Because you are in it for the long run. You don’t want to just sell something to a cu…
 
Adam is the founder of Split Hero, and today, he’ll be sharing the story on how he bootstrapped his Wordpress plugin and how he’s leveraging the platform to acquire customers. NEW! Check out Mike's new podcast: https://foundermornings.com Favorites: Brands: Postmark Software: Upvoty, Spark Books: Rich Dad, Poor Dad (https://amzn.to/3o43svB) FB grou…
 
A difficult customer – someone who is angry or upset – can be one of the most challenging and rewarding encounters for most companies. If you cam handle the situation well, you will often gain a long-term customer. Mishandle it, and you’ll watch the situation dissolve into lost business and upset people. Here are two proven guidelines to help you c…
 
In this episode, Roger talks with his colleague at Samsung, Prasad Sethumadhavan. Prasad has had a career working with Microsoft Cortana, Amazon Alexa, and Samsung Bixby as well as earlier voice assistants like TellMe. Roger and Prasad discuss the state of voice, what is working and what isn't and why, and the future of voice. Roger and Prasad disc…
 
Interested in improving the productivity of your sales force? Investing in training and developing your salespeople is always a good idea. But it isn’t the entire solution for many organizations. Often, enormous improvements in sales productivity can be achieved by sharpening the structure of your sales organization.…
 
If you are like most segments of the economy, there have been more price increases announced in your industry in the last three months than in the last three years combined. Unfortunately, many sales forces are peopled with individuals who have never lived through a time of price increases. They have no frame of reference from which to view it, and…
 
Jane is the co-founder of Userlist, and today she’ll be sharing the story on how they launched their product, how they scaled their team, and how they’re using a mix of marketing channels to grow their user base. [DISCOUNT] Special discount for Userlist: Userlist.com/Pirates NEW! Check out Mike's new podcast: https://foundermornings.com Favorites: …
 
In most organizations, sales managers are the essential bridge between the company’s sales goals and the realization of those goals. It’s an incredibly important and difficult job. Unfortunately, it is often the most under-trained job in the entire organization. In this podcast, I shine the light on two of the three most common mistakes sales manag…
 
In most organizations, sales managers are the essential bridge between the company’s sales goals and the realization of those goals. It’s an incredibly important and difficult job. Unfortunately, it is often the most under-trained job in the entire organization. Instead of providing information on the best practices and processes of the job, most c…
 
Ah, if only the people around us were more professional. Our lives would be easier, our businesses would grow more effortlessly, we’d find our jobs more fulfilling…the list of dramatic benefits can go on and on. But what does it mean to be more professional? More importantly, what can we do to make sure that we, and our associates, are becoming eve…
 
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