Winning at Selling Podcast : Episode #556


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.

We are almost to the end of the first quarter of the new year. For many sales professionals it has been a difficult start. Our economy is exhibiting record inflation and in an effort to quell it, the FED has raised interest rates from 0 in January, 2022 to almost 5% today. Gas prices almost doubled in 2 years and then settled back to a 60% rise, which increases the cost of anything that has to be delivered. Add to that some lingering supply chain issues and the aftereffects of the Covid pandemic and it’s no wonder that salespeople are stressed.

So take a couple of aspirin and try to chill out as Scott and I discuss the Key Sales Challenges for 2023 and other fascinating issues on episode 556 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“All conversations are with myself, and sometimes they involve other people.”
-Susan Scott; Author – Fierce Conversations

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Bill Hellkamp See my LinkedIn profile and send me an invite
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– Current Book: What Great Salespeople Do by Michael Bosworth and Ben Zolden
– Source:
– Bill – Seven Deadly Sins of Selling presentation for the first 4 companies to contact me. 45 min. Live in Minneapolis area – Webcast further away.

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