Winning at Selling Podcast : Episode #531

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.

What is the most important step in the sales process? Some say the first one. Others respond with the Interview step. Seasoned salespeople reply with ‘the close.’  All of these are important, but without active listening you will not make a difference in someone’s life by selling them your best offering – and could make their lives worse.

So listen up as Bill and I address Active Listening and other great ideas on episode 531 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

I never learning anything talking.”  Lou Holtz and Larry King

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Bill Hellkamp See my LinkedIn profile and send me an invite
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Visit my website: https://www.mnsales.com

Mentions: 
– Current Book  – How Clients Buy: A Practical Guide to Business Development for Consulting and Professional Services
– Bill: 2 Minute Selling Tip #15 Resist the Urge https://youtu.be/pbYf52heD8Q
– Scott: Reverses and Softening Statements https://mnsales.com/common-reverses-and-soften-statements/

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 #530

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.

Do you follow your manager or leader?  What’s the difference between leaders and managers? What makes good one, better ones, and the best ones? And why do people want to follow the best, no matter the role? How can you create better leaders or better followers?

Listen up as the Professor is “off the leash” with our special guest, Steve Keating on episode 530 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”  Zig Ziglar

Your Hosts:

Bill Hellkamp See my LinkedIn profile and send me an invite
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Visit my website: https://www.mnsales.com

Mentions: 
– Current Book  – How Clients Buy: A Practical Guide to Business Development for Consulting and Professional Services
– Guest Steve Keating Twitter: https://twitter.com/leadtoday
– Guest Steve Keating Website: https://stevekeating.me/

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 #529

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.

The conversation between prospects and salespeople is constantly changing. Imagine a full count in a baseball game with 3 balls and 2 strikes, bottom of the ninth, tied score with 2 outs. The pressure, on the pitcher to throw another strike and win the game; and the batter to deliver a hit and stay in the game. How can we reduce the pressure of sales and maximize successful outcomes?

So listen up for answers as Bill and I address Questions from Listeners and other great ideas on episode 529 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

Consistency is the true foundation of trust. Either keep your promises or do not make them.”  Roy T. Bennett

Your Hosts:

Bill Hellkamp See my LinkedIn profile and send me an invite
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Visit my website: https://www.mnsales.com

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 #528

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.

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

Your Hosts:

Bill Hellkamp See my LinkedIn profile and send me an invite
Visit my website: http://www.reachdev.com/

Scott “Professor Plum” PlumSee my LinkedIn profile and send me an invite
Visit my website: https://www.mnsales.com

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.

Feel free to reach out to us via the form below. You can reach either of us by calling 612-789-5700.

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Winning at Selling Podcast : Episode #527

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.

What are “Best Practices” when it comes to the world of selling. We all want to be individuals, and sell in unique ways. But in reality, there are effective processes and some that just don’t work. Today we have an opportunity to learn form the successes of other salespeople.

So, put on your critical listening headphones as Scott and I discuss 10 Astounding Selling Statistics Part 2 and other great ideas on episode 527 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” — Earl Nightingale

Your Hosts:

Bill Hellkamp See my LinkedIn profile and send me an invite
Visit my website: http://www.reachdev.com/

Scott “Professor Plum” PlumSee my LinkedIn profile and send me an invite
Visit my website: https://www.mnsales.com

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.

Feel free to reach out to us via the form below. You can reach either of us by calling 612-789-5700.

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Winning at Selling Podcast : Episode #526

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.

As sales professionals we can sometimes feel as if we are alone in the world of business. That what we experience and how we feel are all wrapped in our unique bubble. But that’s not true. There are millions of salespeople out there dealing with the same issues and emotions as we do. And periodically those sales professionals are surveyed to better understand what they are going through in their daily business lives.

So, crack open a cold one as Scott and I discuss 10 Astounding Selling Statistics – PART ONE –  and other great ideas on episode 526 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Grateful for our Sponsors:

AJ Imholte 

Golden Nugget:

“Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesperson – not the attitude of the prospect.”  -W. Clement Stone

Your Hosts:

Bill Hellkamp See my LinkedIn profile and send me an invite
Visit my website: http://www.reachdev.com/

Scott “Professor Plum” PlumSee my LinkedIn profile and send me an invite
Visit my website: https://www.mnsales.com

Mentions: 
– Next 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.

Feel free to reach out to us via the form below. You can reach either of us by calling 612-789-5700.

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Winning at Selling Podcast : Episode #525

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.

As a consumer, we are battling with price increases on our essentials; food, gas, housing. We explore options, but don’t find relief.  Is it possible, as salespeople, we must impose a price increase on our customers?  Are they exploring options?  How will we know?  How can we keep our customer after a price hike?

Lower your expectations, as Bill and I discuss Selling a Price Increase on episode 525 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Grateful for our Sponsors:

AJ Imholte 

Golden Nugget:

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

Your Hosts:

Bill Hellkamp See my LinkedIn profile and send me an invite
Visit my website: http://www.reachdev.com/

Scott “Professor Plum” PlumSee my LinkedIn profile and send me an invite
Visit my website: https://www.mnsales.com

Mentions: 
– Next Book  – How Clients Buy: A Practical Guide to Business Development for Consulting and Professional Services
– Bill – 2-Minute Selling Tip #8 How to Get More Done
– Scott –  Everything DiSC Assessment
– Scott –  You are Not Being Tested

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 #524

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.

Do you want to sell more? Of course you do! That’s why you listen to this podcast. The question is, do you sell scientifically? That’s a pretty good question and I’m not sure if I could answer yes to it. But this episode’s guest will be able to help us find an answer and a better way to sell.

So, put on your white lab coat as Scott and I discuss Selling More with Science with author and sales trainer, David Hoffeld on episode 524 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Grateful for our Sponsors:

AJ Imholte 

BizzyWeb

Golden Nugget:

There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.”
– Napoleon Hill

Your Hosts:

Bill Hellkamp See my LinkedIn profile and send me an invite
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Visit my website: https://www.mnsales.com

Mentions: 
– Next Book  – How Clients Buy: A Practical Guide to Business Development for Consulting and Professional Services
– David Hoffeld – Science of Selling Podcast
– David Hoffeld – Website
– David Hoffeld – Book – Sell More with Science
– David Hoffeld – Optimist Club presentation
– Bill – 2-Minute Selling Tip #8 How to Get More Done
– Scott –  Everything DiSC Assessment
– Scott –  You are Not Being Tested

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 #523

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.

That’s not Fair – is a common reaction when you don’t get your way. You react, thinking the incident is closed; and the time and experience has no future value. But are there ways to make the outcome better than just fair? I say yes.

Learn the valuable lessons learned through undesired outcomes, as Bill and I discuss That’s Not Fair on episode 523 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Grateful for our Sponsors:

AJ Imholte 

BizzyWeb

Golden Nugget:

“Nothing is fair in this world. You might as well get that straight right now”
― Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees

Your Hosts:

Bill Hellkamp See my LinkedIn profile and send me an invite
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Mentions: 
– Next Book  – How Clients Buy: A Practical Guide to Business Development for Consulting and Professional Services
– Bill – 2-Minute Selling Tip #8 How to Get More Done
– Scott –  Everything DiSC Assessment
– Scott –  You are Not Being Tested

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 #522

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.

Salespeople are busy! Contacting, prospecting, networking, appointments, creating proposals, following up and hopefully closing a deal will keep the best salespeople busy for 40, 50 or even 60 hours each week. But is all of that time productive and could we get just as much done in less time if we were better organized and efficient?

So, if you can find the time, and more importantly, if you can’t, join Scott and me as we discuss Maximizing Your Day on episode 522 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Grateful for our Sponsors:

AJ Imholte 

BizzyWeb

Golden Nugget:

“What are you pretending not to know?” – Susan Scott, Author of Fierce Conversations.

Your Hosts:

Bill Hellkamp See my LinkedIn profile and send me an invite
Visit my website: http://www.reachdev.com/

Scott “Professor Plum” PlumSee my LinkedIn profile and send me an invite
Visit my website: https://www.mnsales.com

Mentions: 
– Next Book  – How Clients Buy: A Practical Guide to Business Development for Consulting and Professional Services
– Bill – 2-Minute Selling Tip #8 How to Get More Done
– 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.

Feel free to reach out to us via the form below. You can reach either of us by calling 612-789-5700.

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