Quotable Podcast

  • Quotable Podcast Episode #149: How to Use Inside Sales to Drive Growth, with Ben Vonwiller and Maria Valdivieso de Uster
    by Salesforce on 2 marca 2020 at 14:00

    Learn the growing power of inside sales: what it is, why it matters, and how to do right. Maria and Ben share McKinsey’s best-in-class practices from their research and experience across clients. They provide guidance on four popular topics: 1) creating an omni-channel experience, 2) effectively using customer analytics, 3) embracing technology and automation, and 4) optimizing the lifetime value of your seller with people analytics. Guest:  Maria Valdivieso de Uster: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariavaldivieso1/ Ben Vonwiller: https://www.linkedin.com/in/benvonwiller/ Host:  Krista Bauer: https://www.linkedin.com/in/krista-h-bauer/

  • Episode #148: How Nielsen Is Transforming Its Sales Organization, with Andrew Criezis
    by Salesforce on 6 stycznia 2020 at 17:00

    Learn how Nielsen, a global media company, is transforming its sales organization in terms of strategy, processes, technology, and culture. Andrew Criezis, SVP, Sales Ops & Enablement, walks us through how Nielsen recently redid its sales strategy to become more specific, focusing on personas. By creating sales specialists, Nielsen was able to access a greater share of each company’s wallet. In addition, Nielsen created inside sales teams to focus on new accounts and rolled out a new incentive plan that works to directly correlate to individual and team contributions. https://sfdc.co/vhwnH   Guest: Andrew Criezis (https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-criezis-072b716/) Host: KayLeigh Dent (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kayleighdent)

  • Episode #147: How to Use Intentionality to Trigger Success, with Michael O’Brien
    by Salesforce on 10 października 2019 at 16:00

    Learn how to break the cycle of negative self-talk that could be holding you back from your success. By surrounding yourself with people who give you confidence and using mindfulness to address negative self-talk, you can stop self-doubt from plaguing your mind. Hear how Michael O’Brien’s life-threatening accident helped him understand the key to achieving ultimate self-awareness and acceptance of himself and his choices. https://sfdc.co/D3k46   Guest: Michael O’Brien (https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelobrienpelotoncoaching/) Host: KayLeigh Dent (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kayleighdent) Related resources:  Learn more about Michael O’Brien: https://www.michaelobrienshift.com/

  • Episode #145: How to Build Trust with Customers, with Bill Wilson
    by Salesforce on 26 września 2019 at 19:00

    Build trust with customers by letting them participate in the sales conversation through choices. Choices enable sellers to change the conversation with customers from “Am I going to buy from you?” to “What am I going to buy from you?” Giving customers full transparency into your offerings helps them feel less like they are being sold to and more like they are in control of their decisions. https://sfdc.co/2jRGu   Guest:  Bill Wilson (https://www.linkedin.com/in/wdrwilson/?originalSubdomain=ca) Host: KayLeigh Dent (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kayleighdent)   Related resources: 3 Shortcuts to Proposal Writing  Three Elements Needed to Write a Convincing Proposal

  • Episode #146: Three Elements Needed to Write a Convincing Proposal, with Bill Wilson
    by Salesforce on 26 września 2019 at 19:00

    In enterprise sales, it’s hard to avoid proposals. Start treating proposals as an opportunity to close the sale, not just as a formality. By focusing on benefits, using your prospect’s language, and providing choices, you will be able to effectively communicate your value. https://sfdc.co/bSiRiF   Guest:  Bill Wilson (https://www.linkedin.com/in/wdrwilson/?originalSubdomain=ca) Host: KayLeigh Dent (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kayleighdent)   Related resources: 3 Shortcuts to Proposal Writing  How to Build Trust with Customers

  • Episode #144: How to Train Physically and Mentally to Become a Sales Champion From Coach Dana Cavalea
    by Salesforce on 27 sierpnia 2019 at 23:00

    No one becomes a sales champion by accident. The road to a successful sales career starts with physical and mental discipline — creating consistency in your patterns, habits, and behaviors. Anyone can live a “championship life” by identifying where you are going and what you need to do physically and mentally to get there. https://sfdc.co/2Cfim    Guest: Dana Cavalea (https://www.linkedin.com/in/danacavalea) Host: KayLeigh Dent (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kayleighdent)   Related resources: Learn more about Dana Cavalea — danacavalea.com Read Dana Cavalea’s new book — Habits of a Champion

  • Episode #143: Listen to What Customers Aren’t Saying, with Oscar Trimboli
    by Salesforce on 26 czerwca 2019 at 10:30

    Some salespeople hear one thing on calls: their customer’s voice. And most overestimate their ability to be effective listeners. Salespeople who can listen “in color” to multiple sources of information including themselves, the content, the context, and the unsaid words of their customers have a significant advantage in understanding the conversation better. Professional speaker Oscar Trimboli shares why great listening can be a difficult skill to master and tips for improving your own listening skills. https://sforce.co/2WIc2EA   Guest:  Oscar Trimboli (https://www.linkedin.com/in/oscartrimboli/) Host: Vanessa Haney (https://linkedin.com/in/vmhaney)   Related resources: The Five Myths of Listening http://bit.ly/2x0RMyp The Deep Listening Podcast http://bit.ly/2ZpxOK4 Atomic Habits https://amzn.to/2RiHSl7 You have one boss. The customer. https://sforce.co/2WEq317

  • Episode #142: Optimizing Your Presence at Events, with Alice Heiman
    by Salesforce on 19 czerwca 2019 at 10:30

    How can you cut through the noise and bustle of events and shows and make a lasting impact on leads without being too aggressive? Events can be a unique opportunity to talk to the right people — not just anybody — or they can be a total loss of your time and resources. Well-structured, targeted approaches to events can help you leave with strong leads and can help your attendees leave with more than just swag. Alice Heiman, Co-Founder and CRO at TradeShow Makeover, explains how to get the most ROI at events and ensure you’re making the right impression on leads. https://sforce.co/2I8ODC1   Guest:  Alice Heiman (https://www.linkedin.com/in/aliceheiman/) Host: Vanessa Haney (https://linkedin.com/in/vmhaney)   Related resources: Trade Show ROI Calculator http://bit.ly/2wv4uVU Online or Offline, Speak with Influence https://sforce.co/2Wh8okO Focus on Outcomes, Not Actions https://sforce.co/2wtee34 How to Sell When Buyers Are Already Making Up Their Minds https://sforce.co/2ELjX94

  • Episode #141: The Science of Sales Incentive Programs, with Charlotte Blank
    by Salesforce on 5 czerwca 2019 at 10:30

    Rewarding strong sellers is simple — give them more money, right? Maybe not. The best incentive programs to establish for your sales teams may not necessarily be purely cash-driven. With about twenty million salespeople in the United States, it’s not surprising that there is an entire industry dedicated to rewards and incentives for salespeople. Cash may be the default rewards option for many companies, but it may not be optimal for team building and employee satisfaction. Charlotte Blank, Chief Behavioral Officer of Maritz, explains what actually makes salespeople tick and how to take a scientific approach to your own sales rewards programs. https://sforce.co/2YQaGnS   Guest: Charlotte Blank (https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlotte-blank-52554a2/)   Host: Vanessa Haney (Host: Vanessa Haney (https://linkedin.com/in/vmhaney)   Related resources: Subscribe to PeopleScience.com http://bit.ly/2HVXgj4 Follow PeopleScience.com on Thttp://bit.ly/2VW4w8Fwitter How to Keep Your Sales Team on Track, with Shannon McGovern https://sforce.co/2VW6A0p Why a Sales Team Full of Winning Players Could Be a Losing Team https://sforce.co/2VWxNzY

  • Episode #140: Creating Compelling Value Propositions, with Lisa Dennis
    by Salesforce on 22 maja 2019 at 10:30

    It’s time to start reverse engineering value propositions. The fastest way to earn a prospect’s trust, and potentially close the deal, is not by extolling the benefits of your product or services; rather, it’s by demonstrating your knowledge of and concern for your prospects’ challenges. Lisa Dennis, President of Knowledgence Associates, details how important it is to develop value propositions from the outside in, and ways to successfully work with internal teams to create your messaging. https://sforce.co/2E40mR2   Guest:  Lisa Dennis (https://www.linkedin.com/in/knowledgence/) Host: Vanessa Haney (https://linkedin.com/in/vmhaney)   Related resources: Value Propositions That Sell — Turning Your Message into a Magnet That Attracts Buyers (Chapter 1) http://bit.ly/30h9hrU The Power of Buyer Relevance http://bit.ly/2LQo21s Matching Your Product’s Value with Your Customer’s Values https://sforce.co/2WJRDuO Deliver Value from the Start, with Spencer Doyle https://sforce.co/2VnRADk

  • Episode #139: The Upside of Being an Introvert in Sales, with Christine Volden
    by Salesforce on 8 maja 2019 at 21:42

    Introversion, while seemingly counterintuitive, can be a real asset in the world of sales. Known for being great listeners, their ability to read a room, and deal with difficult situations, introverts bring a unique skill set to the sales environment. Christine Volden, Founder, Soulful Selling, shares the differences in and advantages of working with, working for, and selling to those who are on the more introverted end of the spectrum.

  • Episode #138: How the Agile Process Enriches Sales, with Kathi-Lyn Coker
    by Salesforce on 13 marca 2019 at 20:42

    Creating tools to improve the sales process can be painful. Without active involvement in the development process and regular feedback, sales teams can find themselves presented with tools that don’t meet their needs. Kathi-lyn Coker, AVP Salesforce Platform Strategy, Lincoln Financial Distributors details how moving to the agile method of product development for sales tool can bring sales and IT teams into a closer working relationship, changing the working relationship by encouraging transparency and accountability. https://sforce.co/2T12ZaR   Guest: Kathi-lyn Coker (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathilyn/) Host: Kevin Micalizzi (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinmic/)   Related resources: The Sales Productivity Trap: Don’t Add New Tools Without Rep Buy-In https://sforce.co/2INvZTJ Quotable Podcast Episode #113: Technology and Process Are Your Best Differentiators, with Mike Martin https://sforce.co/2Ha30XQ The Sales Manager’s Dilemma: Getting Reps the Technology They Want https://sforce.co/2INvZTJ The Six Questions Sales Leaders Should Ask Their IT Department https://sforce.co/2EFUfTy

  • Episode #137: The AI Advantage in Lead Scoring, with Marco Casalaina
    by Salesforce on 27 lutego 2019 at 11:30

    One of the greatest gifts of AI to sales is that of time; with mechanical tasks handled by increasingly intelligent AI, salespeople have the time to focus on interacting with customers in more sophisticated and informed ways. Marco Casalaina, VP Product Management, Einstein, Salesforce, digs into the rewards reps can reap from the AI automation of tasks that detract from the most inherent aspect of sales: the human component. https://sforce.co/2VmmagR Guest:  Marco Casalaina (https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcocasalaina/) Host: Kevin Micalizzi (https://linkedin.com/in/kevinmic)   Related resources: Why AI Will Be Your New Best Friend in Sales https://sforce.co/2VodW7V Use AI to Make a Positive Difference, with Tony Hughes https://sforce.co/2ICCU2c The 7 Biggest Trends Upending Sales Today https://sforce.co/2IOkHyq Tomorrow Today: Why the Rise of AI for Sales Is Your Rise, Too, with Donal Daly https://sforce.co/2XkP03f 

  • Episode #136: The Voice of Women in Sales, with Ryan Dowdy
    by Salesforce on 20 lutego 2019 at 11:30

    Selling is about understanding the customer’s needs to provide value and solve a problem. More than ever, the ability to connect is key to creating a beneficial buyer-seller relationship. Join Ryann Dowdy, Director of Sales at iFocus Marketing, as she discusses her passion for helping women discover how their talents and abilities can translate into success in the sales environment. https://sforce.co/2V7BKwG   Guest: Ryann Dowdy (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanndowdy/) Host: Kevin Micalizzi (https://linkedin.com/in/kevinmic)   Related resources: Why More Women Should Be Part of Your Sales Team https://sforce.co/2TWwwE7 Marketing Made Easy Podcast https://www.amyporterfield.com/amy-porterfield-podcast/ Women for the Win, with Barbara Giamanco https://sforce.co/2Ejtlkm Jeb Blount Podcast https://jebblount.com/jeb-blount-podcasts/

  • Episode #135: Coaching Sellers to Success, with Michelle Vazzana
    by Salesforce on 13 lutego 2019 at 11:30

    While organizations equip their managers with coaching tools, what is often lacking is the context of the everyday job of their sellers. Learn what sales managers can do to create programs that fit their seller’s circumstances. https://sforce.co/2RYzRAA   Guest: Michelle Vazzana (https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-vazzana-52166a9/) Host: Kevin Micalizzi (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinmic/)   Relate resources: How to Keep Your Sales Team on Track https://sforce.co/2X7jOo2 10 Questions to Masterfully Coach in 10 Minutes https://sforce.co/2RXPtEr To Supercharge Sales Productivity, Unleash Peer to Peer https://sforce.co/2N0JC0t 3 Tips to Transforming a Sales Manager into a Sales Coach https://sforce.co/2St90BS