Ep. 10 How to Listen More and Sell More with Gerhard Gschwandtner The Sales Conversation Podcast Episode Overview In this episode, Gerhard talks about how to listen more and sell more. It's a fun episode that offers guidance on how to show up with a listening mindset and be present for the customer and ready to discuss the customer problem. Episode Timestamps [0:28] Gerhard Introduction Salespeople talk too much: Anxiety as a cause. The first rule for having a good conversation is to prepare yourself: Come in
Ep. 9 How to Sell Complex Solutions to Multiple Buyers with David Svigel The Sales Conversation Podcast Episode Overview This episode features David Svigel, the co-founder of ROI-Selling.com. He's been a close friend and business partner of mine for over a decade. We've tag teamed on several successful client engagements where the b2b client wanted to up their game in value selling - and that meant being able to communicate and quantify the business value proposition to targeted prospects. In this episode, David and I will talk about some
Ep. 8 How to Sell like a Startup Founder with Jeremy Diamond The Sales Conversation Podcast Episode Overview This episode features Jeremy Diamond, founder of the blog Startup Deck Review, which is dedicated to studying startup pitch decks. He has a rich media background and is an MBA graduate from the University of Washington Foster School of Business. In this episode we will be covering 3 key factors in a winning pitch, how to communicate your "Grit", and advice for sellers in how to improve their selling conversations.
Ep. 7 How to harness the power of improv in your selling conversations The Sales Conversation Podcast Episode Overview In this episode, we are speaking with Andrew McMasters. Originally from Philadelphia, he's an actor who's been working in Seattle for over 30 years. He started Jet City Improv back in 1992 and left that company back in October 2017 after 25 years. For the last 10 years, he's been working with organizations– helping them improve communications, team cooperation, and innovation. He also works with sales teams on listening, accepting
Ep. 6 How to StorySell with Ed Bilat The Sales Conversation Podcast Episode Overview In this episode, we talk with Ed Bilat about how we can up our sales conversations by telling stories– what some refer to as "Story Selling". We are all humans at the end of the day, meaning that we live our lives through stories– stories we tell others, stories others tell us, and the stories we tell ourselves. The exciting thing about stories is they play a profound influence on our ability to persuade others.
Ep. 5 How to use video outreach to get the meeting with Chris Ortolano The Sales Conversation Podcast Episode Overview This episode features Chris Ortolano, a sales workflow consultant based in Portland, Oregon. He provides an outside perspective to help organizations address their weaker elements to accelerate their revenue cycle. He is a leader of his firm, Outbound Edge, and will speak about the power of video in sales outreach and how to drive buyer engagement. Episode Timestamps [1:30] How Chris became focused on helping sellers use video
Ep. 4 How to Get a Meeting with Anyone with Stu Heinecke The Sales Conversation Podcast Episode Overview Our guest, Stu Heinecke, is a master of getting a meeting with anyone. Stu is a Wall Street Journal Cartoonist, a hall of fame nominated marketer, and author of the book, How to Get a Meeting with Anyone. I know it can be frustrating trying to get meetings with key decision makers and buyers. Stu will share with us ways to focus on the right areas to up our percentage on
Ep. 3 How to sharpen your social outreach strategy with A. Lee Judge The Sales Conversation Podcast Episode Overview In this episode, you'll hear us talk about how to connect with potential buyers online, how to build trust over time by contributing content and closing new business with the buyers you've been building relationships with. I met our guest, A Lee Judge, on LinkedIn, where I sent a connection request knowing he'd be someone I would want to follow. He has a beautiful podcast - the Business of Content
Ep. 2 Getting Your Stories to Work with Theresa Francomacaro The Sales Conversation Podcast Episode Overview There has been a primary theme in storytelling over the past few years in sales. Stories are the #1 way to connect with a buyer and help them see their situation in a new way. In this episode we will push into how to tell better stories with Theresa Francomacaro? a chief storyteller for a construction company and a facilitator/learning professional who consults for individuals and businesses. We will talk about understanding story
Ep. 1 How to Sell Based on Business Value with Darrin Fleming The Sales Conversation Podcast Episode Overview Sellers struggle with selling business value. They are taught to sell products, but not how to sell based on business value. In this episode, my former college roommate, business partner, and lifelong friend, Darrin Fleming, speaks about why we should be selling based on business value. Darrin is the founder and CEO of ROI-Selling.com and a business leader with experience in marketing and sales across different sizes of businesses, from small