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We interview practicing sales leaders about their career journey and ask for tips on how you can take your sales career to the next level. Have someone we should interview? Let us know!
Kaiser Permanente Sales Leader Matt Chubb Knew the First Year of his Sales Career Would be Make or Break so Here’s What He Did to Excel
Matt says It’s never crowded going the extra mile. Don’t be afraid of hard work, don’t be afraid to go the extra mile for your customers, prospects or clients.”
Jennifer Fisher of WorldStrides Tells How Selling Life-Changing Experiences for College Students Impacts Her and Her Sales Team in this Way
Jennifer says, “I think it’s important to always understand how you’re helping people. Always think about how you are helping that other person and by doing that, you’re going to fall in love with what you do."
Fuel Education’s Brian Mills Shares How Teaching Experience Prepped Him to Sell Online Solutions to School Districts Nationwide
If you love what you do and love who you do it with day in and day out. We spend a lot of time away from friends, away from family and loved ones and when you can love what you do and love who you do it with, you will never work a day in youlife.”
Trade Show Analytics Expert Eric Misic Reflects on How Selling Shipping Services Door-to-Door Led to His Sales Success
Take a step back, think about some of the good wins that you’ve had for those days. Take a step back and say, “I’ve done this before, I’ve been in this situation before and say, “I’m going to really sell my way out of it.”
Edward Hughes Details His Journey from Being a Successful Trial Attorney to Leading a Growing, Worldwide Sales Force at Appian Corporation
A former attorney, Edward sums it up fairly succinctly. He says, "Pay attention to your family. Eat healthy. Be sure that you exercise.” And there's a lot more that you'll find in this interview. Lots of gems to help you grow your career.
The Fearless Leader Author and Former Verizon Executive Chris Baron Offers Sensible Guidance for Your Sales Leadership Growth and Impact
Chris says, "We’ve all got so much to offer in the world and when you find your passion, you stay true to who you are and you continue down your journey."
Steve Goldenberg Made Learning Sales a Priority When He Started Interfolio after Graduating from Georgetown and Here’s How it Paid Off
Steve said one of the best pieces of advice that I ever got is that no one likes to be sold, everyone likes to buy and that is the magic that a salesperson can bring to their prospects and clients.
Hortonworks Sales Leader Shaun Bierweiler is Passionate about Helping the Public Sector Solve Big Data Challenges
If you’re passionate about what you’re doing it’s not going to feel like a job. And network. Network, mentor, get out there and talk to your peers because you never know when you’re going to be working for them, working with them or they’re going to be working for you.”
DataRobot Public Sector’s Eric Forseter Shares How a Coffee Shop Owner in Australia Observed this Skill that Led Him to a Great Career in Software Sales
Just listen. The biggest thing you can do in your career is listen and absorb and make it your own. If that’s not you, just take the good out of it and work on your craft to make it better and just constantly improve. If you do that, the sky’s the limit.
Kastle Systems Sales Veteran Clay Deming Shares the Main Reason Why She Teaches Her Legions to Achieve Trusted Advisor Status with Their Customers
Clay says, ‘I am here to genuinely see if this is the right fit for this organization’ and if it is, then you start putting all of that credibility and all of that reliability and all of that intimacy.”
Juniper Networks Federal Leader Bob Dunn Explains Why Knowing the Solutions You Sell Deeply is Critical to Your Success
If you're true to yourself and true to your customers, they will be true to you. If you could live that way and set a foundation that is firm that you believe in, you'll be successful in sales, says Bob.
Career improvement is really around success and success comes from focusing on your client. You could talk about it and be theoretical, but at the end of the day you have to know your client better than whom you’re competing against.
DivvyCloud Revenue Chief Chris Hertz Shares How Intellectual Curiosity, Nuance, and this One Rule Will Differentiate You and Your Selling Efforts
Chris says live by the Golden Rule. You may see people taking short cuts and being at least in the short term successful. Don’t fall into that trap. You'll regret it.”
Red River Federal Sales Head Kush Kumar Says Enjoying the Game and Trusting the Process are Keys to Long-Term Sales Success
Kush says finding the right company is something that’ll change the span of your career. Understanding who the company is, how you fit into that company, and who’s going to be your mentor are critical.”
Earth Networks Sales Leader Jim Anderson Offers Hot Tips to Weather the Storm When Your Enterprise Sales Efforts Go Cold
Jim says bring your values and your passion into it. It’s highly rewarding and meaningful when you do sales right with great integrity and a sense of purpose.
Lookout Federal Sales Exec Bob Stevens Shares How His Competitor at Cisco Became His Mentor and Helped Him Grow as a Leader
Bob says to ask the difficult questions like do you have the money, do you have the time, what is the timeline?” These are questions that our customers expect us to ask. Ask them!
Reston Limousine CEO, Philanthropist, and Business Leader Kristina Bouweiri Shares the Moment She Knew She Was Born to Be in Sales…and Other Powerful Insights
Kristina says to Get out there and meet people and stay in touch. Keep track of the people you know. Stay in touch and your business will grow.
Verizon Public Sector Sales Leader Mike Maiorana Teaches this Key Strategy to Continually Generate a Win-Win with Customers
Mike says be that team player, develop those relationships, be the go-to person for the industry that you serve at the company you serve and have fun.”
ExecVision Sales Leader Ted Martin Shares the One Thing that Will Improve Your Inside Sales Effectiveness
Ted says there’s always going to be an excuse. Some people live by the excuse, other people don’t. If you truly want to affect change and if you truly want to make something of your career, in your life in general, don’t accept excuses.
Apptio Sales Leader Nick Bollini Offers Strategies to More Effectively Provide Value to Your Customers and Prospects
Nick says make sure that selling is purposeful for you. Make sure you are ever mindful of what is your purpose, and know why you do what you do. This will raise your sales career up a level.
Hospitality Sales Leader Jen Erney of ALHI Helps Her Member Hotels Sell Experiences…and Plenty of Sleeping Rooms
Jen says it takes seven touch points to make one memorable experience so don’t think that just one email is going to get you in the door. Do it often and thoughtfully and don’t be afraid to ask the hard questions.
Tableau Sales Leader Ed Beaurain Shares Insights on Optimizing the Sales Data You Should Be Capturing
We discuss the sales analytics leaders need to effectively manage their pipeline and sales performance. Ed is an expert in using analytics for sales and offers some gems you can implement immediately for success.
Find Out the Sales Lessons Entrepreneur Jere Simpson Learned that Helped Him Become a Self-Made Millionaire in His 20’s
Jere says be 100% human, genuine and honest with everybody that you’re talking to. You might be honest with someone in a way that blows the sale in the moment, but they’ll come back to you when the competitors that lied to them didn’t work out for them.
Find Out How VMWare Federal Sales Leader Bill Rowan Answers the Question ‘What Would Bill Ask’ to Take Your Sales Skills Up a Notch
Bill says talk to your clients, learn more and more about them, not just about what they do. Develop that personal relationship and you will find you will fail a lot less often and you will find that your opportunities continue to get bigger and your career is going to grow.
How Nearly a Decade as a Professional Baseball Player Prepared Diligent Corporation’s Liam Healy for Sales Leadership Excellence
Liam says solve problems and look for the fair trade. Live life by putting things in that lens and thinking through others first. Embrace the challenge – if things were easy everyone would do it!
Want to Be a Trusted Sales Professional Who Beats the Competition? Sales Innovator Shawn Cook Says You Need to Be “Compellevant”
Shawn Cooks says Start with the customer, it’s all about them. If you’re in sales to help yourself, you have to define what sales means to you. Sales is helping the customer get what they want so that I can get what I want.
How Do You Grow Sales Revenue When the Trade Show Venue is Full? CES Show Sales Leader Denise Medved Tells How
Denise said always be learning, don’t be afraid to make mistakes, and don’t be afraid to fail. If you’re not failing or making mistakes you’re not recognizing your true potential because every time you make a mistake you’re learning that much more and you’re getting that much more experience.
Steven Gaffney said the #1 problem in relationships with teamwork and change is actually when people just don’t talk to each other. He said if he can get people to get this “unsaid said,” it will transform organizations and that’s exactly what’s happened.
Hear How a Masters in Neurobiology and Growing Up in a Family of Sales Leaders Prepped InfinityQS Sales Exec John Hicks for Success
John Hicks said, "Don’t let the fear of failure be your guiding principle. Embrace failure as an opportunity to learn. Embrace failure as a way to broaden your horizons and become more comfortable with the notion that it takes a lot of no’s to get to a yes.”
DLT Sales Head Chris Dewey Shares How He Went from Making 125 Prospecting Calls a Day to Managing a $650 Million Book of Business
Chris says, "Sales can be hard, it can be stressful but it can also be very rewarding. Remember to always have a good work-life balance because sales can consume you. Don’t let it happen, just try to have a balance and you’ll be happier and a more successful person.“
Dave says, "You need to find a mentor, you need to emulate the traits that you admire, you need to get some formal sales training and don’t be afraid to make mistakes, always working to earn your customer’s trust and do your homework about their mission.“
Eric Marterella Shares How an Early-Career Meeting with Bill Marriott Inspired Him to Become an Innovative Sales Leader
Eric talks about how he started his career in hospitality and how two chance meetings with Bill Marriott (yes that Bill Marriott) gave him direction and led to a successful career in sales management.
Lessons Learned at the Marines and CA Highway Patrol Built Kim Harrington into a Leader with a Bent Towards Community Service
Kim says, "In life you can either be a great example or a horrible warning so focus on being the best person you can be. Go into your day acting like you’re self-employed. This is your business, don’t wait for somebody to take the initiative and just be the best person you can be.“
Salesforce Public Sector Sales Chief Dave Rey Shares Why Patience, Persistence, and Passion are the Cornerstones of his Successful Career
Jesse says, "You have to be passionate about what you’re doing, otherwise it’s a very hard job to do. Along with that passion, you got to be proud of what you’re doing each and every day and take ownership."
Yiyas says, "It is important that every time you make that cold call or hold that staff meeting that you are thinking about the changes that are occurring outside of your four walls…because if you adapt to that changing market, your customers will believe in you and your customers will follow you with revenue through your entire career.“
How Do You Get the Optimal Sales Mindset? Listen to Federal Cybersecurity Sales Executive Wayne Lewandowski
Wayne says, "It’s in your head. You can do it or you can’t and in either case whatever the answer is in your head, you’re right, because that’s what you believe."
Christine Barger Tells How Being a Collegiate Lacrosse Champion Helped Her Exceed Her Billion Dollar Sales Goals at Microsoft
Chris says, "Do what inspires you, spend time and invest the time in yourself getting grounded in understanding what you love to do and where you provide value, and realize that your path isn’t the same as the person next to you. You chart your own path.“
David says "The biggest difference between a great sales person and an average sales person is that 5:01pm extra call of the day, or picking up the phone call at 4:30am in the morning. Take action, take that extra step."
Washington Nats Ryan Bringger Engages Clients Year Round with Programs that Offer Experiences, Rewards and Access
Interested in selling tickets for a major sports team? Ryan Bringger has succeeded for some of the top teams in sports. Listen how on this podcast!
PM Hotel Group Sales Leader Leticia Proctor Addresses How Data Makes Selling Her Hotels More Hospitable
Leticia Proctor shared some powerful insights for hospitality sales execs to take to grow their careers and help their properties excel. Listen to this podcast now!
VION Corporation President Jeff Henry Offers Sales Leaders Strategies on How to Stay Relevant as Your Market and Customers Transform
Jeff says be a leader. Sales leadership, takes a lot of different forms, but be relevant to your company and to what you do for a career, be a leader in the field.
Tom Snyder practically invented today's sales performance improvement techniques. Learn some of his insights about how you can take your sales career to the next level during these challenging times.
GRIT, Tenacity and Solid Planning Have Helped Dario Campolattaro Reach the Sales Summit for a Quarter Century
Dario Campolattaro has succeeded in the tough and competitive insurance industry when many of his peers have fallen by the wayside. Learn some of his secrets now and take your sales career to the next level!
With Over 18 Years at the Same Company, Cision Sales Leader Chris Cutino Offers a Wealth of Ideas on How to Continually Stay Ahead
Chris Cutino is an anomaly. He's had great success with one company for the past 18 years! Listen to his stories about how he's led high performing teams since 2000!
Monica McEwen started her career as a sales engineer and then realized quickly she could provide great value to her customer as their sales professional. Her career selling data analytics and BI software grew from there.
Metropolitan Shuttle’s Ben Knowlton Tells How Losing a Sale at Marriott Got Him Hundreds of Sales at Marriott
Ben shares a great story about how by not getting a sale at Marriott led to hundreds of sales at Marriott. He didn't think it was a good thing at the time, but by not closing a well-regarded Marriott employee, he put himself in position to boost his career to new heights.
Learn How Digital Marketing Sales Expert Erik Requidan Sells Advertising on Over 1 Billion Web Pages Per Month
Erik Requidan manages a sales team that sells digital marketing content on hundreds of millions of web pages including The Drudge Report. Learn some of his secrets to success on this powerful episode now!
Digital Signage Sales Expert Mike Kilian Offers New Sales Pros Tips on How to Effectively Grow Their Career
Mike Kilian has quickly made a name for himself in the digital signage market. In this podcast, he shares ideas young sales professionals can take to quickly achieve more sales success.
MOI's Susan Lee Offers Strategies Women in Sales Should Take to Proactively Move Their Career Forward
Susan Lee describes strategies women (and men) in sales need to take to grow their business. She talks about career and relationship development strategies that will help you accelerate your path to success.
Listen to the Tips Pure Storage Public Sector Leader Gary Newgaard Offers to Help You Excel at Sales
Gary Newgaard compares selling tech products to the Federal Government to being in the NFL. Learn from one of the top data storage sales leaders in the Federal market today.
Steve Richard has helped companies around the world get more intelligence from their sales conversations. Listen to the insights Steve has gleaned from recording and analyzing tens of millions of sales calls.
Salesforce Sales Exec Joe Markwordt Urges Sales Pros to Have a Strong Plan Or Else You’ll Become Someone Else’s Plan
Joe Markwordt shares lessons from a career at some of the some of the biggest tech brands including DEC, CA, HP and Silicon Graphics.
Accelerent Sales Leader Michael Gordon Preaches Quality of Relationships Over Quantity of Connections
Michael Gordon's company, Accelerent, helps business owners develop rich trusted relationships that lead to sales. Listen as he shares his insights on how to build those deep partnerships.
Vineeta Mooganur Applies Her Engineering Expertise to Help Her Sales Teams Multitask, Manage, and Grow
Vineeta's diverse experience of sales, client services, strategy and management has allowed her to give a unique perspective to her team as well as find unique ways to serve the market.
Genesys Sales Leader Josh Abich Helps the World's Most Successful Brands Unleash Great Customer Experiences
Josh Abich shares powerful lessons in how his offerings help his customers communicate more effectively across multiple channels. He shares powerful lessons from his mentors and how he has risen to sales leadership quickly.
Gigi brings over two decades of experience leading high-performing sales and services organizations spanning commercial sales, services, channels, alliances, business development and operations. She is a leading sales figure in cybersecurity.
Sales Leader Sean Ryan is on a Mission to Fuel the Quality of Education with World-Class Technologies
Sean is a leader in education technology. His firm works with schools across the country to bring state of the art learning tools into the classroom in order to drive high level student performance across nearly all grade levels and subjects.
Alex specializes in guiding change, disrupting the status quo, challenging CEOs and transforming sales and leadership teams in the pursuit of excellence. Learn how he does this on the podcast!
Heidi Webb took her career as a professional Not-for-Profit fundraiser to new heights when she realized that she was in sales. This insight helped her become much more valuable to the organizations she was raising money for. Every fundraiser needs to hear her story of success.
Pleasant Rich transformed her career from being a school teacher to an education software sales professional. Now she's a leading SaaS sales leader with Outreach. If you're thinking about transitioning your career into sales, listen to this podcast!
Like the Rhinoceros He Admires, Hargrove Sales Leader Dan Cole Charges Down Opportunities with Great Success
Dan’s passion is to develop an urgently enthusiastic sales environment by focusing on the following: training, revenue generation, activity and analysis, customer focus and recruiting. he has great stories to prove this!
Government Contracting Business Development Leader Raza Latif Says Eliminating Fear of Chaos Will Lead to Sales Success
Listen to how Raza Latif has helped his IT Services company grow and expand its offerings by understanding how to help its customer achieve their mission more affordably and successfully.
By Focusing on Ideas and Not Commodities, Scott Attman Has Led His Restaurant Supply Company to the Front of the Industry
Scott Attman has taken the company his grandfather created over 70 years ago to new levels by bringing solutions to his customers that they never anticipated.
Professional Soccer Player Joe Alvarez Went from the Pitch to the Boardroom by Excelling at these Sales Skills
National Office Systems President Joe Alvarez shares how he went from being a professional soccer player to a leading sales and business leader by outhustling his competitors. It's a great story!
Women on Course’s Tina Fox Shows How Being Authentically Curious about Your Prospect’s Needs will Increase Your Sales
Tina Fox talks about women in sales and some of the things she's doing to help them grow in the profession. It's a great listen. Check it out now.
Mark Cerminaro is a former college football quarterback who shares some interesting lessons learned that he's applied from the gridiron to the sales floor.
NeuStar sales leader Dorean Kass shares insights into how his use of analytics has helped raise the performance of his team and take it to new heights.
Monumental’s Patrick Duffy is a Wizard at Helping Companies Maximize their Sports Marketing Investment
Patrick Duffy leads global partnership sales at Monumental Sports and Entertainment, one of the most successful companies in the sports marketing industry. Listen as he shares his tips on sales success!
Keri Shull is transforming what a career selling residential real estate can be like. By taking a more business-oriented approach to the profession, she's helping people achieve success much quicker then previously imagined.
Brian Beveridge helps sales and marketing organizations get on the same page. We often hear about the great divide between sales and marketing. Listen to how Brian brings them together.
Joy Newton Grubb has had an exemplary career in sales, largely because she has learned how to anticipate her customer's needs to deliver optimal solutions. Listen as she shares her sales success tips!
John Carter has learned how to apply skills he developed producing films and major marketing campaigns for well-known brands into storytelling expertise that has helped him achieve sales stardom. Learn how he did it!
Sam McKenna has worked hard to develop a sense of urgency that has propelled her to the top of her sales game at ON24. Learn some of the things she does to ensure that she's bringing value to her customers and growing her relationships.
Award-winning sales leader Gary Milwit shares how he learned from great mentors from the sales industry and the high school athletic fields.
Interfolio Managing Director and Sales Enablement Leader Jen Burns shares insights into how sales professionals can take their careers to the next level if they really understand their Buyer Journey.
PennWell's Chief Revenue Officer Paul Andrews shared some insights into how emerging sales leaders need to truly understand how their customer's business is changing to transform better to serve them.
Cvent sales leader Darrell Gehrt offers powerful tips that he's learned in his illustrious career that will help sales professionals take their game to the next level.
Hobson's Sales Leader Paul McConville provides strong lessons for sales leaders about recruiting, managing and retained top tier sales professionals.
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Payroll Network's Joe Young's sales career was highlighted with success in the financial services, technology and sports marketing industries. Listen to some great stories of how he thought as an entrepreneur to grow his career.
We interviewed Cintas Sales Game Changer Tory Clark at a Cosi in Arlington, VA. He's a highly-motivated sales leader who gave great ideas into how to achieve success from the start!
Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants Sales Vice President Telesa offers insight into how to take your career to the highest heights by setting goals, developing a strategy and executing the plan.
WTOP's Jeffrey Wolinsky Discusses Why Presentation is Much More Important in Sales than Documentation
WTOP's Jeffrey Wolinsky has spent his whole career in sales. He's seen the media business change over the 17 years he's been at WTOP, the nation's most profitable radio station.
Alex spoke about his commitment to helping communicators achieve their goals. Although a self-proclaimed fan of Hubert Humphrey, Alex helps the right-leaning media company and The Daily Caller achieve its goals. Learn how he does it!
Tableau sales vice president Sarah Lash gave great insights into how millennials are achieving success in sales. What are some of the things you should be doing to ensure their success? Learn from Sarah.
Kevin Carr has had a tremendous career in software sales across many large and dynamic companies. He shared insights into how sales professionals need to focus on skills development to grow their careers. His episode can be found here.
We conducted our first podcast in 2015 when it was called the Sales Leader Profile podcast. Our first guest was Brian Green, Senior VP of Sales at Learning Tree International. Brian dropped value bombs left and right about what's necessary to become a sales leader. His podcast can be found here.
PowertoFly Chief Revenue Officer Caroline Turner shared powerful insights on how women in sales can take their careers to the next level. Formerly with Bloomberg and CEB, she provided wonderful insights on sales effectiveness. Her episode aired on October 13.
When we launched the Sales Game Changers podcast in Fall of 2017, we did not waste any time interviewing world-class sales leaders. One of the first was Heather Combs. She shared powerful insights into how to stay sharp and how to keep being as successful as possible.
Join the IES to help your sales team improve performance and grow sales. The IES is the leading sales organization for B2B sales leaders and teams. We are all about growth in the art and science of selling.
Sales and Retail Expert Will Fuentes spoke about how the using the 40/20 most effectively will help you grow your sales career. Essentially how you use the 20 when you're not "working" is a determinant in how well your career will go. His episode aired on October 16.
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Welcome to the Sales Game Changers Podcast
Sales Game Changers is a high-energy audio podcast where Institute for Excellence in Sales co-founder Fred Diamond interviews top Business to Business sales leaders. On the podcast, they discuss their journey, career highlights and offer tips for emerging sales professionals and leaders to grow their careers.
Fred Diamond is an engaging, energetic professional who spent time as an in-demand party DJ when he started his career. This experience, coupled with his rich experience as a senior marketing and sales professional at Apple, Compaq, and as a consultant to hundreds of high-growth software and tech firms, bodes well for an exceptional podcast experience.
The 21-25 minute podcast is high energy, crisp and entertaining. It is offered three days a week. Subscribe to the podcast here!
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