Winning at Selling Podcast : Episode #604

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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.

The most successful salespeople will admit the best leads they receive are from referrals.  Referrals serve as evidence of a “transfer of trust.”  What have we shared about building trust in a sales conversation.  It’s the only way you receive honest answers.  When the TIMING is right and TRUST is high, you increase your chances of converting a lead to a commitment.

So, think about who you’d like to refer this episode to – as Bill, and I discuss Referrals: Asking, Giving and Receiving and other miraculous matters on episode 604 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

.Golden Nugget: 

“I love money. I love everything about it. I bought some pretty good stuff. Got me a $300 pair of socks. Got a fur sink. An electric dog polisher. A gasoline powered turtleneck sweater. And, of course, I bought some dumb stuff, too.”
-Steve Martin

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Bill Hellkamp See my LinkedIn profile and send me an invite
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Mentions: 

– Current Book – The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel
– Scott’s Referral Policy –
https://mnsales.com/referral-policy/
– 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 #603

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.

Some believe that a salesperson is born, not made, while other believe a salesperson is made and not born? Leaving us with the question, are some people psychologically predisposed to be better at selling? Or can anyone, with the proper training and motivation become a high performing sales professional? It’s an interesting question that deserves to be explored.

So, take off your tinfoil caps as Scott and I welcome author and sales leader, Mark Hunter: The Sales Hunter to Episode 603 of the Winning at Selling podcast.

.Golden Nugget:

“The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does.” – Napoleon Hill

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Mentions: 

Mark’s website – https://thesaleshunter.com
Mark’s podcast –
 https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-sales-hunter-podcast/id1609005509
Next Book – The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel
– Scott – BLOG: from Rut the Strut! 
– 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 #602

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.

Sales is an emotional career.  We trade our time and hope our wager turns into a winning hand.  But not everything is within our control. The marketplace is changing, the economy is in flex.  While we need to keep our head up while moving forward. That may not be as easy as said.

If you want to learn how to manage the changing time, stay tuned as Bill, and I discuss Keeping a Positive Attitude When Sales are Down and other uplifting topics on episode 602 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

.Golden Nugget:

“Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace to the hearers.” Ephesians 4:29

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: Go Giver – Bob Burg
Next Book – The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel
– Scott – BLOG: from Rut the Strut! 
– 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.

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 #601

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.

John Maxwell says that “The key to your success is found in your daily routine.” The highest paid and most successful salespeople have developed routines that get them focused on the most crucial tasks to drive their sales. You can change your level of success by developing better work habits.

So, pull out your Day Timer as Scott and I discuss Work Habits of Top Sales People and other helpful ideas on Episode 601 of the Winning at Selling podcast.

.Golden Nugget:

“Well done is better than well said.” – Einstein

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: Go Giver – Bob Burg
Next Book – The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel
– 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 #600

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 the adage goes – the separation is in the preparation.  Add other famous quotes like – Professionals don’t practice on prospects – throw in a sports analogy – and I think you will uncover the theme of today’s show.

So, suit up as Bill, and I welcome speaker, author and sportscaster, Joe Schmit to discuss How Sports Professionals Practice on episode 600 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

.Golden Nugget:

“Small daily improvements over time, lead to stunning results.” Robin Sharma

Your Hosts:

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

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Visit my website: https://www.mnsales.com

Mentions: 
– Current Book: Go Giver – Bob Burg
– Joe’s book – The Right Thing to Do: The Joe Mauer Story
Joe Schmit – Website
– Joe Schmit – Online Class

– Pipedrive – Top Podcasts – WINNING AT SELLING #2!
– 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 #599

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.

Is any sale a good sale or should the salesperson be concerned about profitability? Do you get paid on raw sales amounts or are you compensated on the profitability of the final numbers? Can salespeople be trusted to negotiate the final contract or do the immediate dollar signs get in their eyes.

Well, hold on to your wallets as Scott and I discuss Maintaining Your Profit Margin and other valuable lessons on Episode 599 of the Winning at Selling podcast.

.Golden Nugget:

“I have one thing that’s not negotiable. I demand that we meet your interests. The reason we want to meet your interest is that if we don’t meet your interest, you won’t meet mine and I’m a real selfish guy. I want my interest met.” – Bob Woolf, sports agent

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: Go Giver – Bob Burg
– Pipedrive – Top Podcasts – WINNING AT SELLING #2!
– 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 #598

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.

Most of the time your prospect is someone else’s client or customer.  You may have a better product or service.  You may even have a better price.  However, it is going to take more than that to convince your prospect to be your next sale.

If you want to change minds, hearts and souls – listen up – as Bill, and I discuss Unseating the Incumbent and other fascinating topics on episode 598 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

.Golden Nugget:

“Life is like a ten-speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use.” Charles Schulz

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: Go Giver – Bob Burg
– Pipedrive – Top Podcasts – WINNING AT SELLING #2!
– 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 #597

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 dread the idea of Monday mornings? You know the start to another miserable week at your job. Seldom is the problem the job, instead it’s the people we work with and work for. It has been said that people don’t quit a company, they quit bad managers.

If you are experiencing these feelings hold on just a little longer as Scott and I welcome best-selling author and speaker Eric Harkins to discuss Do You Have the Right Leaders in Place for 2024? on Episode 597 of the Winning at Selling podcast.

.Golden Nugget:

A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people” by Mahatma Gandhi.

Your Hosts:

Bill Hellkamp See my LinkedIn profile and send me an invite
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Mentions: 
– Go to to Eric’s Website – https://ericharkins.com/
– Eric Harkins LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/eric-harkins-3144296/ 
– Current Book:
Go Giver – Bob Burg
– Pipedrive – Top Podcasts – WINNING AT SELLING #2!
– 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 #596

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.

Ever ask yourself how you won or lost the sale, as you walk back to your car?  As you debrief, what did you concentrate on and want to repeat – or regret and refine before applying again?  What can you control, how can you better prepare and how do you increase your chance of making more sales in less time?

If these are questions you ask yourself everyday – today is your day as Bill, and I consider When Good Sales Calls Go Bad on episode 596 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

.Golden Nugget:

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” Aldous Huxley

Your Hosts:

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

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Visit my website: https://www.mnsales.com

Mentions: 
– Current Book: Go Giver – Bob Burg
– Pipedrive – Top Podcasts – WINNING AT SELLING #2!
– 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.

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 #595

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.

Son of a nutcracker! The prospect just told me that they are looking at a couple of other vendors for this deal! I hate it when that happens! I know our product is good but what can I do to win this sale?

What you can do my apoplectic sales professional, is take some notes as Scott and I discuss Winning a Competitive Sale and other challenging topics on episode 595 of the Winning at Selling podcast.

.Golden Nugget:

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke

Your Hosts:

Bill Hellkamp See my LinkedIn profile and send me an invite
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Mentions: 
– Current Book: Go Giver – Bob Burg
– Pipedrive – Top Podcasts – WINNING AT SELLING #2!
– 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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