Winning at Selling Podcast : Episode #589

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Thank you for listening to the episode. Your commitment to developing your selling skills, mindset and techniques is our motivation.

This podcast is dedicated to the overall success in the sales channel.  From the CEO to the front line salespeople, every role must be aligned, trained and committed, every day to achieve the desired outcome.  This is not done without a commitment to ongoing career development in learning market-relevant techniques, overcoming conceptual barriers, applying proactive and productive behaviors and projecting a positive attitude.

As sales professionals and leaders, most of us have overcome the overwhelming feeling of rejection and disappointment.  We risk our emotions every day on a quest to seek validation, please others and serve when there is an opportunity. Does this sound familiar?

Just a reminder, this is safe space as Bill, and I discuss Avoiding Disappointment and other cool concepts on episode 589 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“None of us can change our yesterdays, but all of us can change our tomorrows.” Colin Powell

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Mentions: 
– Current Book: SPIN Selling by Neil Rackham (Starting Ep. 582)
– Attend a Professional Sales Association (PSA) meeting.  Go to www.psamn.org 
– Bill – Jumpstart Sales Coaching – Introductory Program – (1) 60 min. initial and (5) 30 min ongoing sessions – $495. – Contact me here.
– Bill – Seven Deadly Sins of Selling presentation for the next 2 companies to contact me. 45 min. Live in Minneapolis area – Webcast further away.
– Scott offer’s the DiSC Sales Assessments for $139.00 per person.  See a Sample.

Whether you are defending first place in the market or dedicated to fighting for first place, each episode will deliver proven advice you can apply that day to improve your sales results.

Join us every week.  Email us your comments, feedback, real-life challenges in the marketplace and desired topics for us to cover and we will deliver sound advice you can use. ALL comments are welcome.

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Winning at Selling Podcast : Episode #578

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Thank you for listening to the episode. Your commitment to developing your selling skills, mindset and techniques is our motivation.

This podcast is dedicated to the overall success in the sales channel.  From the CEO to the front line salespeople, every role must be aligned, trained and committed, every day to achieve the desired outcome.  This is not done without a commitment to ongoing career development in learning market-relevant techniques, overcoming conceptual barriers, applying proactive and productive behaviors and projecting a positive attitude.

Is there a difference between a “sales situation” and a “crisis situation”? Do they both require strategic crisis communication techniques? Chances are, you haven’t often thought of a sales call and a crisis communication the same way but you might after this podcast!

Fortunately, we’re not in a crisis mode because Scott and I are welcoming crisis communication expert   Paul Omodt to discuss People and The Stories They Sell on episode 578 of the Winning at Selling podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“You must look within for value, but must look beyond for perspective.” – Denis Waitley

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Mentions: 
Guest Paul Omodt – CLICK HERE for more information 
-Current Book: How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
– NEXT Book: SPIN Selling by Neil Rackham
– Bill – Jumpstart Sales Coaching – Introductory Program – (1) 60 min. initial and (5) 30 min ongoing sessions – $495. – Contact me here.
– Bill – Seven Deadly Sins of Selling presentation for the next 2 companies to contact me. 45 min. Live in Minneapolis area – Webcast further away.
– Scott offer’s the DiSC Sales Assessments for $139.00 per person.  See a Sample.

Whether you are defending first place in the market or dedicated to fighting for first place, each episode will deliver proven advice you can apply that day to improve your sales results.

Join us every week.  Email us your comments, feedback, real-life challenges in the marketplace and desired topics for us to cover and we will deliver sound advice you can use. ALL comments are welcome.

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Winning at Selling Podcast : Episode #574

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Thank you for listening to the episode. Your commitment to developing your selling skills, mindset and techniques is our motivation.

This podcast is dedicated to the overall success in the sales channel.  From the CEO to the front line salespeople, every role must be aligned, trained and committed, every day to achieve the desired outcome.  This is not done without a commitment to ongoing career development in learning market-relevant techniques, overcoming conceptual barriers, applying proactive and productive behaviors and projecting a positive attitude.

Some employees are fortunate to have their organizations provide a comprehensive and ongoing development program in which they can participate. But for many salespeople and those of you who are solopreneurs, these is no comprehensive program. So, what do you do?

If your smart, you’ll pay special attention as Scott and I discuss Take Control of Your Own Development on episode 574 of the Winning at Selling podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” -Vince Lombardi

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Mentions: 
– Current Book: How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
– Scott offer’s the DiSC Sales Assessments for $139.00 per person.  See a Sample.
– Bill – Jumpstart Sales Coaching – Introductory Program – (1) 60 min. initial and (5) 30 min ongoing sessions – $495. – Contact me here.
– Bill – Seven Deadly Sins of Selling presentation for the next 2 companies to contact me. 45 min. Live in Minneapolis area – Webcast further away.

Whether you are defending first place in the market or dedicated to fighting for first place, each episode will deliver proven advice you can apply that day to improve your sales results.

Join us every week.  Email us your comments, feedback, real-life challenges in the marketplace and desired topics for us to cover and we will deliver sound advice you can use. ALL comments are welcome.

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Winning at Selling Podcast : Episode #572

Greetings,

Thank you for listening to the episode. Your commitment to developing your selling skills, mindset and techniques is our motivation.

This podcast is dedicated to the overall success in the sales channel.  From the CEO to the front line salespeople, every role must be aligned, trained and committed, every day to achieve the desired outcome.  This is not done without a commitment to ongoing career development in learning market-relevant techniques, overcoming conceptual barriers, applying proactive and productive behaviors and projecting a positive attitude.

There are many issues which cause us to be fearful. Darkness, loud sounds, heights and closed in spaces can all cause this feeling. In sales we might suffer from a fear of rejection or failure or crazy enough, success. I doubt if anyone is completely fearless and could have survived past the age of 12. Fear and caution are very good at keeping us alive. But an over abundance of caution can keep us locked in to mediocrity.

So get out from under your bed and tune in to episode 572 of the Winning at Selling podcast as Scott and I welcome Dave Cornell founder of Cultivate Courage.

Golden Nugget:

We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.” — Seneca

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Mentions: 
– Current Book: How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
– Dave Cornell – Book – Cultivate Courage (Link to Amazon)
– Dave Cornell – Online Course: Special Discount for your listeners with $50 off use “WINNINGATSELLING as coupon code at checkout”
– Bill – Seven Deadly Sins of Selling presentation for the next 2 companies to contact me. 45 min. Live in Minneapolis area – Webcast further away.

Whether you are defending first place in the market or dedicated to fighting for first place, each episode will deliver proven advice you can apply that day to improve your sales results.

Join us every week.  Email us your comments, feedback, real-life challenges in the marketplace and desired topics for us to cover and we will deliver sound advice you can use. ALL comments are welcome.

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Winning at Selling Podcast : Episode #562

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Thank you for listening to the episode. Your commitment to developing your selling skills, mindset and techniques is our motivation.

This podcast is dedicated to the overall success in the sales channel.  From the CEO to the front line salespeople, every role must be aligned, trained and committed, every day to achieve the desired outcome.  This is not done without a commitment to ongoing career development in learning market-relevant techniques, overcoming conceptual barriers, applying proactive and productive behaviors and projecting a positive attitude.

Sales is a difficult and often lonely business. Despite all of those meetings, lunches and golf dates each salesperson, at the end of the day or week or month, is left alone with their quota and their commission check. If we didn’t do so good, we can turn to our sales manager for help, if we dare. But this might show weakness and hurt our career. Perhaps we can try to get our coaching from podcasts but we all know those can be spotty at best! So, what should we do?

Maybe we should consider investing in ourselves, so listen up as Scott and I discuss, Do I Need a Sales Coach? And other stimulating topics on episode 562 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.” – Dale Carnegie

Your Hosts:

Bill Hellkamp See my LinkedIn profile and send me an invite
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Mentions: 
– Current Book: What Great Salespeople Do by Michael Bosworth and Ben Zolden
– Next Book: How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
– Bill – Seven Deadly Sins of Selling presentation for the next 2 companies to contact me. 45 min. Live in Minneapolis area – Webcast further away.

Whether you are defending first place in the market or dedicated to fighting for first place, each episode will deliver proven advice you can apply that day to improve your sales results.

Join us every week.  Email us your comments, feedback, real-life challenges in the marketplace and desired topics for us to cover and we will deliver sound advice you can use. ALL comments are welcome.

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Winning at Selling Podcast : Episode #550

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Thank you for listening to the episode. Your commitment to developing your selling skills, mindset and techniques is our motivation.

This podcast is dedicated to the overall success in the sales channel.  From the CEO to the front line salespeople, every role must be aligned, trained and committed, every day to achieve the desired outcome.  This is not done without a commitment to ongoing career development in learning market-relevant techniques, overcoming conceptual barriers, applying proactive and productive behaviors and projecting a positive attitude.

Your initial interview is going along well when all of a sudden the prospect says something like, “Can you believe what those idiots in Washington just did?” What do you do? Do you agree with them or  – do you disagree? Or do you just keep your mouth shut and hope she moves on? And exactly what flavor of idiot is being discussed anyhow?

If you want to learn how to avoid these conversation traps, tune in as Scott, and I discuss What if they bring up POLITICS? and other important topics on episode 550 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.”  – Groucho Marx

Your Hosts:

Bill Hellkamp See my LinkedIn profile and send me an invite
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Mentions: 
– Current Book: What Great Salespeople Do by Michael Bosworth and Ben Zolden
– Bill – Blog – Communicate by Listening https://www.reachdev.com/communicate-by-listening/

Whether you are defending first place in the market or dedicated to fighting for first place, each episode will deliver proven advice you can apply that day to improve your sales results.

Join us every week.  Email us your comments, feedback, real-life challenges in the marketplace and desired topics for us to cover and we will deliver sound advice you can use. ALL comments are welcome.

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Winning at Selling Podcast : Episode #539

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Thank you for listening to the episode. Your commitment to developing your selling skills, mindset and techniques is our motivation.

This podcast is dedicated to the overall success in the sales channel.  From the CEO to the front line salespeople, every role must be aligned, trained and committed, every day to achieve the desired outcome.  This is not done without a commitment to ongoing career development in learning market-relevant techniques, overcoming conceptual barriers, applying proactive and productive behaviors and projecting a positive attitude.

Outstanding leaders are outstanding listeners. And when you are in sales, you’re a leader. As we interact with prospects, clients, customers and colleagues’ successful relationships start with listening. And if you don’t listen to know what they are talking aboutyou don’t know what you are talking about.

So, let’s talk about it.  And today ‘it’ is Listening – as Bill and I welcome award winning listener and speaker Dr. Manny Steil to discuss Effective Listening on episode 539 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“I never learned anything while I was talking.” Larry King

Your Hosts:

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Mentions: 
– Current Book – Theory of Accountability by Steve Silverstein
– Dr. Manny Steil – Book: Listening Leaders
– Bill – Video: 2-minute Selling Tips – The Best Questions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25gwN-TRZKM&list=PLW6QtzyH9r6dDKQB3GpEXIMmQHVEEdY79&index=29

Whether you are defending first place in the market or dedicated to fighting for first place, each episode will deliver proven advice you can apply that day to improve your sales results.

Join us every week.  Email us your comments, feedback, real-life challenges in the marketplace and desired topics for us to cover and we will deliver sound advice you can use. ALL comments are welcome.

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Winning at Selling Podcast : Episode #536

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Thank you for listening to the episode. Your commitment to developing your selling skills, mindset and techniques is our motivation.

This podcast is dedicated to the overall success in the sales channel.  From the CEO to the front line salespeople, every role must be aligned, trained and committed, every day to achieve the desired outcome.  This is not done without a commitment to ongoing career development in learning market-relevant techniques, overcoming conceptual barriers, applying proactive and productive behaviors and projecting a positive attitude.

Each of us gets 24 hours in a day and 7 days each week. So how is it that some people get SO much more done than others. Is it luck, planning, smarts or something else? Scott and I are excited to welcome one of those people who get a lot done and he is going to help us learn how daily execution results in extraordinary results.

Put on your running shoes and pop in those earbuds as Scott and I welcome marathoner and development expert, Scott Welle to episode 536 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“If you’re not making progress, you don’t know your numbers”  – Scott Welle. p65 “Outperform the Norm.”

Your Hosts:

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Mentions: 
– Next Book – Theory of Accountability by Steve Silverstein
– Scott Welle – Amazon Page
– Scott Welle – Website
– Bill – Blog: Pain of Discipline or Pain of Regret https://www.reachdev.com/pain-of-discipline-or-pain-of-regret/

Whether you are defending first place in the market or dedicated to fighting for first place, each episode will deliver proven advice you can apply that day to improve your sales results.

Join us every week.  Email us your comments, feedback, real-life challenges in the marketplace and desired topics for us to cover and we will deliver sound advice you can use. ALL comments are welcome.

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Winning at Selling Podcast : Episode #528

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Thank you for listening to the episode. Your commitment to developing your selling skills, mindset and techniques is our motivation.

This podcast is dedicated to the overall success in the sales channel.  From the CEO to the front line salespeople, every role must be aligned, trained and committed, every day to achieve the desired outcome.  This is not done without a commitment to ongoing career development in learning market-relevant techniques, overcoming conceptual barriers, applying proactive and productive behaviors and projecting a positive attitude.

What do prospects look for in a salesperson? I submit following through on promises.  This requires accountability to ourselves, our employers and most importantly prospects, so they become clients.

Stay tuned to learn how to overcome your fear of accountability, as Bill and I discuss What is Accountability? And other great ideas on episode 528 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“People do what you inspect, not what you expect.”   — John LeBeouf

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Mentions: 
– Current Book  – How Clients Buy: A Practical Guide to Business Development for Consulting and Professional Services
– Bill – Pain of Discipline or Pain of Regret
– Scott –  Everything DiSC Assessment

Whether you are defending first place in the market or dedicated to fighting for first place, each episode will deliver proven advice you can apply that day to improve your sales results.

Join us every week.  Email us your comments, feedback, real-life challenges in the marketplace and desired topics for us to cover and we will deliver sound advice you can use. ALL comments are welcome.

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Winning at Selling Podcast : Episode #509

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Thank you for listening to the episode. Your commitment to developing your selling skills, mindset and techniques is our motivation.

This podcast is dedicated to the overall success in the sales channel.  From the CEO to the front line salespeople, every role must be aligned, trained and committed, every day to achieve the desired outcome.  This is not done without a commitment to ongoing career development in learning market-relevant techniques, overcoming conceptual barriers, applying proactive and productive behaviors and projecting a positive attitude.

What is the most important part of making calls?  How much research should we do? What is the goal of the call? That’s just the beginning of our topic today on call planning.

Remember, if they are not hanging up on you, you are not making enough new calls – As Bill and I discuss Call Planning and other important ideas on episode 509 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“It’s always too soon to quit.” Norman Vincent Peale

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Mentions: 
– Current Book – The Success Principles by Jack Canfield
– Scott – Dead Sea or Sea of Galilee
– Bill – Blog: Why Most Company Pitches are Ineffective

Whether you are defending first place in the market or dedicated to fighting for first place, each episode will deliver proven advice you can apply that day to improve your sales results.

Join us every week.  Email us your comments, feedback, real-life challenges in the marketplace and desired topics for us to cover and we will deliver sound advice you can use. ALL comments are welcome.

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