Besides being on a lounge chair at the beach on a hot summer day drinking a refreshing Mai Tai, is there any better place to be than calling on a high-level decision maker who’s hanging on your every word? Probably not. That’s why we asked best-selling author, speaker and sales consultant, Steve Bistritz, author of the blockbuster “Selling to the C-Suite”, to give us some guidance on how to get in, and what to do once you’re in there. Steve joins host Dan Walker with some help in this 10-minute podcast.
The first and most important step in most sales endeavors as we all know is that initial engagement – opening a meaningful dialogue, and then ultimately onto a successful conclusion. But it’s literally those first few seconds that are so important. Jerry Acuff is founder & CEO of the sales consultancy, Delta Point, and he joins host Dan Walker with some help in this 10-minute podcast.
Hindsight is 20-20…don’t you just love it? You look back at the business you just lost and realize if you had done just one thing you could have saved it. What’s that one thing? In many cases, it’s just following up. And equally as important, following up the right way. Busy speaker, sales consultant, trainer Tim Wackel joins host Dan Walker with some help in this 10-minute podcast.
No secret here - Social media ain’t just for being social any more…it’s evolved into arguably the most potent weapon for sales success EVER. But navigating those social waters the right way, the most effective way, requires that you know what the experts know. International Speaker, author, trainer and executive coach Kevin Knebl joins host Dan Walker with great insight in this 10-minute podcast.
As sales professionals, there are many pitfalls we need to watch out for – some of those old traps and crutches and out & out missteps that tend to foil our efforts to walk off with the business. Well, sales consultant, author & trainer Tim Connor has a book entitled “You Call That Selling?” that tackles some of these issues – 91 of them in fact, and he joins host Dan Walker to explain in this 10-minute podcast.
Well, congratulations! You’ve finally not only found a way to engage a really big company as a prospective customer, you’ve actually progressed the sales cycle to the negotiation phase. Gulp. This could get hairy. You’ve heard the stories, maybe even been through a couple of incredibly stressful negotiations where they just had their way with you. Well, take comfort that there is a process that’ll give you the edge in negotiations. Jeanette Nyden has been consulting companies on the topic for years and joins host Dan Walker with solid advice in this 10-minute podcast.
So let’s say you’re in a bar, at a bus stop or even the iconic elevator, and someone asks, “What do you do?” You’ve only got a few seconds to make this brief encounter a sales opportunity – you’ve got to make your response one that leaves them wanting your business card. Robert Middleton, marketing consultant, speaker and founder of Action Plan Marketing, joins host Dan Walker with some eye-opening advice in this 10-minute podcast.
Here's a question: Who do you suppose a buyer is more likely to do business with – someone they know, like and trust? Or someone they don’t know from a bucket of chicken? Pretty obvious answer, of course. The real question is how do we become that person the buyer knows, likes and trusts, and win though positive persuasion? Bob Burg, prolific speaker, author & sales consultant joins host Dan Walker to help us chart a course in this 10-minute podcast.
We've all heard for the longest time that in order to be successful, you've got to think big - really big. But when it comes to getting in the door of those really big companies, believe it or not, you need to think small. So says best-selling author, speaker and sales consultant Jill Konrath, who joins host Dan Walker with insight in this 10-minute podcast.
Ever walk out of a client meeting and shake your head thinking it was a total waste of time? Just didn’t click. Well, guess what…your client is thinking exactly the same thing. They can’t all be home runs, but you can take more control over the situation and increase your odds of success. Longtime sales management consultant and author of the book “Level 5 Selling,” John Hoskins joins host Dan Walker with insight in this 10-minute podcast.