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15
Jan 2019

The One Thing Needed for Sales Coaching

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Every sales rep needs coaching, no one is ever too good not to improve and grow. But one-fits-all approaches to sales coaching is often a short-term method that is usually a long term failure. In this program, David Kreiger, president of Sales Roads reveals how he has solved the sales coaching challenge with great success by using the “One Thing” model.

About our Guest David Kreiger

David Kreiger is the Founder and President of SalesRoads, a business-to-business appointment setting, lead generation and sales outsourcing company. He has been named as one of The Most Influential Leaders in Sales & Lead Management by the SLMA the last four years in a row. 

SalesRoads Overview

SalesRoad’s focus is on developing and implementing high-quality, professional, business-to-business inside sales teams for its clients with its turn-key solutions.  These include recruiting, training and retaining highly skilled workforces, developing powerful call approaches, rebuttal strategies and leveraging the latest technologies to build pipeline, increase sales and lower its clients’ costs per sale.  For more information you can visit SalesRoads at www.SalesRoads.com or call them at 800-836-4033.

Also of interest:

For more valuable advice, access the Sales Road Blog here 

2
Nov 2018

Failure of Salespeople is Self-Imposed by Companies

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Andy Paul, author and founder of the Sales House says that the sales profession is in a self-imposed crisis. Companies spend freely to hire salespeople only to find them fail and then they simply fire them and hire more like them.

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30
May 2018

New Book on Sales Enablement from Co-Author Byron Matthews

Listen on iTunes while pretending to watch baseball 

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Sales Enablement has the promise and research behind it to explain why this book is more than a new just a sales process. Book co-author Byron Matthews discusses why he and co-author Tamara Schenk set out to define the many facets of sales enablement into an understandable framework for success.  The host is jim Obermayer.   We discuss:

  1. The many facets of Sales Enablement
  2. Define the Sales Enablement Charter
  3. Enablement Operations
  4. Measuring Results

About the Author Byron Matthews

Byron Matthews, President and CEO, leads Miller Heiman Group’s commitment to championing customer-management excellence throughout the customer life cycle and across the enterprise from one source. Byron brings to bear in his role a firm grasp of providing organizations worldwide with an expanded, holistic approach for developing and managing, and sustaining, long-term customer relationships.

Byron’s depth and breadth of prior experiences include serving as Senior Vice President of Sales at Aflac, where he led over 30,000 sales professionals across multiple channels, and over five years at Mercer as Global Sales Leader and Global Head of the Sales Performance Practice, where he grew revenue over 30 percent.

About Miller Heiman Group

Miller Heiman Group is the global leader in providing organizations the sales methodology plus technology to drive revenue. The organization consults with successful brands, both large and small, to implement training, technology and coaching that drastically changes business outcomes. Through a combination of system innovation, unique industry research and proven learning approaches, Miller Heiman Group is future-proofing clients through the next wave of sales disruption. For more information, visit www.millerheimangroup.com.

About CSO Insights
CSO Insights is the research division of Miller Heiman Group, dedicated to improving the performance and productivity of complex B2B sales. The CSO Insights team of respected analysts provides sales leaders with the research, data, expertise, and best practices required to build sustainable strategies for sales performance improvement. CSO Insights’ annual sales effectiveness studies, along with its benchmarking capabilities, are industry standards for sales leaders seeking operational and behavioral insights into how to improve their sales performance and to gain holistic assessments of their selling and sales management efficacy. Annual research studies address sales and service best practices, sales enablement and sales performance optimization. For more information, visit www.csoinsights.com.

 

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1
May 2018

When Corporate Arrogance Bulldozes Marketing’s Good Judgement

Listen on iTunes while hanging upside down!

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A little bit of success, can breed arrogance and poor judgment in many fast growing

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18
Apr 2018

Author David Cook: How to Be A GREAT Salesperson…by Monday Morning!

Listen on iTunes while you should be doing your sales forcast!

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Sounds too good to be true, and yet it appears it isn’t as I have already tried some of David’s techniques and been rewarded.  In his book, How To Be A GREAT Salesperson…by Monday Morning!

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21
Jan 2018

How Jill Konrath Reframes Problems

Listen on iTunes while driving a race car 

In this 2 minute and 16 second segment from her interview on the Five Most Important Things She has Learned in Busienss and Life, Jill Konrath talks about how she redefines a problem by turning it into a challenge. This is number three of five extracted from her interview “The Most Important Things Jill Konrath has learned in business and life.”  Hear the full interview here

Konrath’s sincerity comes through in this heartfelt advice.

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The full interview contains: 

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12
Dec 2017

How Companies Are Using Databases to Improve Sales & Marketing Productivity

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The competitive edge of success for B2B and B2C marketing and sales departments today is undoubtedlythe databases the company uses, maintains and accesses.  It isn’t an understatement to say it’s all about the database.  Good databases save marketing budgets, increase salespeople’s measurable productivity and lower the cost of customer acquisition.  Our guest to discuss how this is accomplished is Anna Fisher, Senior Director of Marketing at ZoomInfo.  Anna, who has been voted the most inspirational leader in the Lead Generation category of the Sales Lead Management Association’s annual 40 Inspiring Leaders election tells us why the database you use can make a difference between success and failure. The host is Jim Obermayer.

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27
Nov 2017

How to train your reps 75% faster – A Case Study

20171130-tweet-green-benson.jpg Training new sales representatives is generally either too fast and they learn very little that immediatelyhelps them, or too slow which delays them getting into the field. Either way can lead to a show start and delayed productivity. In this interview, guest host Steve Benson discusses how Badger Maps enabled Colonial Life to speed up the training process.  Steve will interview Derrick Green of Colonial Life.

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17
Nov 2016

Secrets for Managing New Sales Reps for Early Success

250-SLMARADIO-20161117-reflektive.jpgManaging sales reps is not most people’s favorite job.  Getting the reps to perform early is a special talent.   Too often salespeople languish in the startup phase and deliver little in their first six months to as long as a year.  In this program we talk with Reflective’s Ben Nachbaur and Cindy Shibutani about the secrets to getting early performance wins from new hires in sales. The host is Jim, Obermayer

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11
Aug 2016

3 Ways to a Perfect Sale Demo

You train the sales reps and send them forth and the first stumbling block is demonstrations of your product. Certainly the reps do dry runs in training, managers listen in for the first few live demos and then the reps are off on their own and God only knows what happens. In the program this week Steve Richard, co-Founder and CRO of Exec Vision we discuss the three ways you can be sure to have a great sales demo. The host this week is Jim Obermayer. 
 

About our guest, Steve Richard

 
Steve's mission & life's work is helping sales professionals become wildly successful. Each of the three companies Steve's played a founding role in exemplify this dedication to the betterment of sales organizations.

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12
Apr 2016

The Single Biggest Mistake Every Sales Person Makes

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Salespeople must to learn dozens of different skills to be successful.The most accomplished salespeople have refined each of the talents, one after another, until they are consistently selling (think telephone skills,appointment setting, presenting, technical knowledge, persistence, in person communication, benefit presentations, probing questions, closing and negotiation to name a few). But there is one skill that separates winners from losers and Jeff Smith will share that in this program with host Jim Obermayer.

About Jeff Smith:
Generate. Follow up. Succeed.
 
As CEO at Lead Generation and Management Solutions, these words are Jeff’s mantra…and mission for each of his clients.Jeff Smith is a seasoned business executive who has been a key player in more than 20 successful business start-ups in markets including entertainment, telecommunications, Internet, finance, software, online services, information publishing, business services, business consulting, customer satisfaction, reputation marketing, ROI tracking, business coaching and sports training. Throughout his career, he has re-invented himself in a variety of different markets by focusing on the key principles of success.
 
Smith’s primary focus today is on helping clients solve their lead monetization problems by implementing intelligent automated lead generation and follow up solutions.

Like you, we all lead hectic lives with many distractions. Work. Home. Distractions from every corner of our daily lives. The result is we never have enough of our most precious resource…time. When we lack time, we often fail to focus on two of the most important aspects of our business success. Generating high quality leads that reach out to us - and following up on our leads in a professional and persistent manner until they are ready to buy, partner or whatever we consider success.
 
As an author Jeff has written two best-selling books on Amazon. “Profitable Internet Marketing for Dental Practices - How to Get More New Customers Than Your Competition” and “Winning with Reputation: 12 Key Strategies to a Stellar Online Reputation.” Jeff is a guest that will entertain, educate and inspire your listeners to grow, overcome challenges and succeed.
 
Will Berger, Founder, LeadOutcome said, “Jeff is an expert in lead generation and follow up. He knows the value of the advice he’s giving because he follows it every day and benefits from the results it produces.” 

Jeff Smith, CEO, Lead Monetization Solutions

www.lmsmax.com | 404-530-9383 | jsmith@lmsmax.com
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This episode is generously sponsored by adView.cfm?id=383The Vanella Group, Inc.-- the only firm that delivers telebased lead generation programs exclusively for enterprise technology providers. They achieve results 5 times higher than industry standards for outbound lead generation based on the research published by implementing their unique Telesales 2.0 methodology. We are an award winning leader in this space and get results like no other firms.The Vanella Group supports firms from Fortune 500 companies to startups.To learn more, visit VanellaGroup.com or call 888-335-0340


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and by Validar Whether you're producing a seminar series, user's conference, lunch and learn, or exhibiting at a tradeshow, Validar has a solution. From capturing leads at tradeshows to managing onsite registration, tracking session attendance, gathering feedback, and providing sponsors lead retrieval we have a full suite of solutions for you. Since 2005 Validar has been turning Corporate Events and Trade Shows into Better Business. Call 888 784 2929 or visit us at www.validar.com
14
Mar 2016

Should leads be reassigned if a rep fails on follow-up?

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Sales lead follow-up by direct or indirect representatives continues to be the most aggravating, difficult, madding, and frustrating issue confronting sales and marketing management. Management demands, threatens, screams and begs salespeople to do their jobs and follow-up expensive sales leads given to them, and failure is their reward 75-90% of the time. In this interview with Jerry Troke, CEO of Marketnet, host Susan Finch and Jerry tackle the issue of simply reassigning sales leads to someone that cares instead of pursuing the impossible dream.
 
About Jerry Troke
Jerry Troke is an entrepreneur and sales/marketing executive with more than 35 years of experience across several industries in b2b markets.  Jerry received multiple degrees from Purdue University before joining Rockwell Automation (formerly Allen-Bradley Co) in 1978.  After his twenty-plus-year career with increasing responsibilities at Rockwell, he moved on to challenging opportunities with Stiles Machinery in the woodworking machinery industry, and Behler-Young and Heat Controller in the heating/ventilating/air conditioning industry, gaining perspective through working for both manufacturing and distribution companies.  In 2014, Jerry spearheaded the acquisition of MarketNet Solutions, currently serving as its president and owner.  Jerry resides in western Michigan with his wife, Sue, where they enjoy sailing on Lake Michigan.  He can be contacted at JTroke@MarketNetSolutions.com.
 
About MarketNet
MarketNet specializes in Lead Management and Digital Marketing. We help our clients move leads through the sales cycle with lead capture, content creation and lead distribution. Our process helps you save time and money by knowing when your leads are ready to be contacted and knowing what touchpoints and products they are interested in.
 
“No lead left behind” is more than a slogan to us. It’s a deep-seated operating philosophy. Every sales lead represents an opportunity for you and for us. For you, it’s more business. Not only today, but hopefully for the future as well. For us, it’s a chance to deliver a great customer experience on your behalf. We pay attention to every sales lead. Our systems and processes leave nothing to chance. Using our Lead Management process, we work with you and your channel partners to make sure no one is left unattended. No lead is left behind.
 
Not sure what Lead Management is? Yes, it may seem like a world of acronyms, fictional scenarios, and hypothetical questions. We bring it down to earth; we make it understandable and most importantly, we make it work. And it’s our passion (not many people can say that). We’re leaders in making Lead Management a key part of revenue generation, especially for clients who go to market through dealers or a mix of dealers and direct sales offices. So feel free to chat, call, email, or reach out to us through social media. We can help. Learn more about MarketNet at www.marketnetservices.com

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This episode is generously sponsored by adView.cfm?id=383The Vanella Group, Inc. is the only firm that delivers telebased lead generation programs exclusively for enterprise technology providers. They achieve results 5 times higher than industry standards for outbound lead generation based on the research published by implementing their unique Telesales 2.0 methodology. We are an award winning leader in this space and get results like no other firms.The Vanella Group supports firms from Fortune 500 companies to startups.To learn more, visit VanellaGroup.com or call 888-335-0340

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and by Validar Whether you're producing a seminar series, user's conference, lunch and learn, or exhibiting at a tradeshow, Validar has a solution. From capturing leads at tradeshows to managing onsite registration, tracking session attendance, gathering feedback, and providing sponsors lead retrieval we have a full suite of solutions for you. Since 2005 Validar has been turning Corporate Events and Trade Shows into Better Business. Call 888 784 2929 or visit us at www.validar.com
9
Feb 2016

Dirty Little Secrets of the Sales Training Industry

Every industry has its secrets and the sales training industry, an area often over-burdened with out-of-work salespeople, is one area that is confusing and laden with misconceptions.  In this interview, seasoned sales training professional Patricia Fripp shares the secrets to sales training that not everyone wants you to know.   Bring seat belts. 

About Patricia Fripp

When your message must be memorable, your presentation powerful, and your sale successful, you can’t go wrong calling Patricia Fripp.

Patricia has won or been awarded these designations by the National Speakers Association: Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), CPAE, Hall of Fame keynote speaker, and the Cavett Award (considered the Oscar of speaking). Named “One of the 10 most electrifying speakers in North America” by Meetings and Conventions magazine, Patricia delivers high-content, entertaining, dramatically memorable presentations.

One of the few professional speakers who can transform the presentation skills of others, she is an executive speech coach and sales presentation skills trainer.Kiplinger’s Personal Finance wrote that one of the best investments in your career is Patricia Fripp’s presentation skills training.

Patricia simplifies and demystifies the process of preparing and presenting powerful, persuasive presentations. She can deliver her message in a keynote speech, breakout sessions, through interactive virtual training, and in-depth customized training and coaching.

Fripp is a past president, and the first female president, of the over 3,000-member National Speakers Association. She is a member of the highly prestigious Speakers Roundtable, an invitation-only group of highly regarded professional speakers, authors, and consultants.

In addition, Patricia often teams up with her brother, legendary guitarist of King Crimson, Robert Fripp, for Fripp and Fripp presentations on “How to Be a Hero for More Than One Day” and “Beginner to Master.”

She is the author of Make It So You Don’t Have to Fake It! and Get What You Want! and co-author of Speaker’s Edge, Speaking Secrets of the Masters and Insights Into Excellence.

Patricia is now virtually everywhere with FrippVT.com, her interactive, learn-at-your-own-pace, virtual presentation skills training.

Fripp Virtual Training’s Powerful, Persuasive Presentations is a multimillion-dollar, state-of-the-art, web-based training platform that emulates live training and coaching. It is almost as if Patricia Fripp were sitting right there with you.

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This episode is generously sponsored by The Vanella Group, Inc. is the only firm that delivers telebased lead generation programs exclusively for enterprise technology providers. They achieve results 5 times higher than industry standards for outbound lead generation based on the research published by implementing their unique Telesales 2.0 methodology. We are an award winning leader in this space and get results like no other firms.The Vanella Group supports firms from Fortune 500 companies to startups.To learn more, visit BuildPipeline.com or call 888-335-0340

Whether you're producing a seminar series, user's conference, lunch and learn, or exhibiting at a tradeshow, Validar has a solution. From capturing leads at tradeshows to managing onsite registration, tracking session attendance, gathering feedback, and providing sponsors lead retrieval we have a full suite of solutions for you. Since 2005 Validar has been turning Corporate Events and Trade Shows into Better Business. Call 888 784 2929 or visit us at www.validar.com

26
Jan 2016

Sales Management Simplified

 

Amazon lists 30,277 books on sales management and yet they named “Sales Management Simplified” as one of the best books for 2015.  We originally heard Mike on an episode of Sales Pipeline Radio which is also on the SLMA Channel. 

 During this 30 minute program SLMA Radio host Jim Obermayer interviews author Mike Weinberg about what it takes to be a great sales manager and how his book has been received since its publication in October of 2015. 

 About Mike Weinberg

Mike Weinberg is a consultant, sales coach, speaker and author on a mission to simplify sales. His specialties are New Business Development and Sales

Management, and his passion is helping companies and individuals acquire new clients. Prior to launching his own firm, Mike had been the top-producing

salesperson in three organizations.  Forbes, OpenView and several other publications have named Mike a Top Sales Influencer.

 

Author of two Amazon #1 Best-Sellers:

The just released Sales Management. Simplified. and New Sales. Simplified.   His first book, New Sales. Simplified. – The Essential Handbook for Prospecting and New Business Development, spent a full year as the Top-Rated book in its category. And his latest book, Sales Management. Simplified. is being called “arguably the greatest book ever written on sales management, and an unequaled blueprint for leading salespeople and building high-performance sales teams.”

http://www.newsalescoach.com/

314.397.7700  


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This episode is generously sponsored by The Vanella Group
The Vanella Group, Inc. is the only firm that delivers telebased lead generation programs exclusively for enterprise technology providers. They achieve results 5 times higher than industry standards for outbound lead generation based on the research published by implementing their unique Telesales 2.0 methodology. We are an award winning leader in this space and get results like no other firms.The Vanella Group supports firms from Fortune 500 companies to startups.To learn more, visit BuildPipeline.com or call 888-335-0340

and by Validar
Whether you're producing a seminar series, user's conference, lunch and learn, or exhibiting at a tradeshow, Validar has a solution. From capturing leads at tradeshows to managing onsite registration, tracking session attendance, gathering feedback, and providing sponsors lead retrieval we have a full suite of solutions for you. Since 2005 Validar has been turning Corporate Events and Trade Shows into Better Business. Call 888 784 2929 or visit us at www.validar.com

19
Jan 2016

How to get a 60% Increase in Conversions to Forecast!

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How technology and outbound calling over-comes quota failure and turns losers into winners!

 

Failure to make quota is sad.  Sad for the reps that fail, sad for the CFO that has to figure out how to pay the employees and Sad for the sales manager that will be fired after he or she fires those that fail.  It’s a losing situation unless it can be turned around.  During this program, Peter Gracey, CEO of QuotaFactory tells us how to use technology and outbound calling to turn losers into winners.  The host is Jim Obermayer.

  

About Peter Gracey

 

Peter Gracey is the CEO and Co-Founder of QuotaFactory where he is responsible for company vision, growth and success, and servicing client and partner relationships while focusing on product management. He enjoys helping sales and marketing execs to streamline their prospecting process and surpass quota. Peter is also an Adjunct Professor of Sales and Marketing for the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Connect with Pete on LinkedIn and follow him on Twitter to join in on sales development discussions and industry updates.

 

 About QuotaFactory

 

QuotaFactory is the leading prospect relationship management (PRM) platform and outsourced sales development services company. Our PRM empowers sales development reps to execute account-based selling techniques and strategies using a phone-driven prospecting plan. This results in a higher number of fully qualified leads for closing reps to both increase and develop a true sales pipeline that is accurately forecasted. Whether you decide to have our internal team handle the entire process for you, or empower your team with our technology, we put reps in the best position to increase your monthly conversions to forecast by up to 60%.   Contact QuotaFactory Today!

 

Blog   Sales Wars

 

Contact: info@quotafactory.com

 

QuotaFactory

313 Boston Post Road West

Marlborough, MA 01752

781-702-6990

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This episode is generously sponsored by The Vanella Group
The Vanella Group, Inc. is the only firm that delivers telebased lead generation programs exclusively for enterprise technology providers. They achieve results 5 times higher than industry standards for outbound lead generation based on the research published by implementing their unique Telesales 2.0 methodology. We are an award winning leader in this space and get results like no other firms.The Vanella Group supports firms from Fortune 500 companies to startups.To learn more, visit BuildPipeline.com or call 888-335-0340
and by Validar
Whether you're producing a seminar series, user's conference, lunch and learn, or exhibiting at a tradeshow, Validar has a solution. From capturing leads at tradeshows to managing onsite registration, tracking session attendance, gathering feedback, and providing sponsors lead retrieval we have a full suite of solutions for you. Since 2005 Validar has been turning Corporate Events and Trade Shows into Better Business. Call 888 784 2929 or visit us at www.validar.com
15
Dec 2015

Why leadership campaigns are important to nominees and those nominating

With the announcement of the 40 Most Inspiring Leaders in Sales Lead Management, Jim Obermayer and Susan Finch discuss the not so obvious reasons campaigns like this are important. It's not just about building your contact lists, email lists and gaining members. It goes way deeper than that.

They will cover the evolution of such recognition campaigns within the history of the SLMA and other organizations. Points to include the value to the nominees, their companies but also to those who are nominating people. Join them for this, tweet your questions and comments before, during and after this episode. 

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This episode is generously sponsored by The Vanella Group
The Vanella Group, Inc. is the only firm that delivers telebased lead generation programs exclusively for enterprise technology providers. They achieve results 5 times higher than industry standards for outbound lead generation based on the research published by implementing their unique Telesales 2.0 methodology. We are an award winning leader in this space and get results like no other firms.The Vanella Group supports firms from Fortune 500 companies to startups.To learn more, visit BuildPipeline.com or call 888-335-0340

and by Validar
Whether you're producing a seminar series, user's conference, lunch and learn, or exhibiting at a tradeshow, Validar has a solution. From capturing leads at tradeshows to managing onsite registration, tracking session attendance, gathering feedback, and providing sponsors lead retrieval we have a full suite of solutions for you. Since 2005 Validar has been turning Corporate Events and Trade Shows into Better Business. Call 888 784 2929 or visit us at www.validar.com

19
Oct 2015

Marketing Management must Change or be Fired Says Author Carlos Hidalgo!

The author of Driving Demand by Carlos Hidalgo discusses with the host Jim Obermayer why B2B lead generation and marketing in general has changed so dramatically. Carlos just doesn’t talk about the issues; he discusses how the transformation of the buyer is creating an upheaval in sales and marketing in departments. This interview discusses why CMO’s are under pressure to perform, why so many people in marketing are in different silos with so little connection to their salespeople. Frank talk from Carlos can make the most stoic marketing manager think about change as a necessary tactic for survival.
 

About Carlos Hidalgo  Chief Executive Officer and Principal

Twitter: @cahidalgo
Carlos is an innovative thought-leader with over 20 years’ experience as a B2B marketing practitioner and industry visionary. Carlos is widely recognized for his expertise in strategic integrated marketing, Demand Process, Demand Transformation℠ and marketing automation. As CEO and Principal of ANNUITAS, Carlos drives strategy and leads core practice teams to Transform Demand℠ for enterprise clients globally. Carlos has been named one of the 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management for the last five years and was named as a Who’s Who in BtoB Marketing in 2011 and 2012. Prior to ANNUITAS Carlos was responsible for global SMB marketing at BMC Software and held a similar role at McAfee. Carlos received his bachelor’s degree in business communications from Cedarville University in Ohio.

About  ANNUITAS:

ANNUITAS is a demand generation and change management firm that helps B2B marketing and sales leaders at enterprise organizations build and execute demand generation that is more buyer-centric, revenue-optimized and operationally-minded. ANNUITAS delivers this via its Demand Process℠ methodology. ANNUITAS works with clients to determine their demand strategy and process, drives execution and then helps clients achieve self-sustainability and longer-term optimization.

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This episode is generously sponsored by The Vanella Group
The Vanella Group, Inc. is the only firm that delivers telebased lead generation programs exclusively for enterprise technology providers. They achieve results 5 times higher than industry standards for outbound lead generation based on the research published by implementing their unique Telesales 2.0 methodology. We are an award winning leader in this space and get results like no other firms.The Vanella Group supports firms from Fortune 500 companies to startups.To learn more, visit BuildPipeline.com or call 888-335-0340

and by Validar
Whether you’re producing a seminar series, user’s conference, lunch and learn, or exhibiting at a tradeshow, Validar has a solution.  From capturing leads at tradeshows to managing onsite registration, tracking session attendance, gathering feedback, and providing sponsors lead retrieval we have a full suite of solutions for you.  Since 2005 Validar has been turning Corporate Events and Trade Shows into Better Business. Call 888 784 2929 or visit us at www.validar.com 
 
5
Oct 2015

How to Increase Sales 30% in 90 Days

Increasing sales by 30% in 90 days is a bold statement and we asked Mike Hollison, CMO of InsideSales.com how it can be done.  Of course following up all leads increases sales, but InsideSales.com claims its self-learning engine drives predicative sales communications and engagement which combined with rep motivation results in dramatic sales increases. Prime questions: How does the Neuralytics® program work?  How soon can results REALLY be seen. What is the basis for the claim in increased sales?  What does it cost and what are the contractual expectations from clients?  The host is Jim Obermayer

About Mick Hollison

Mick Hollison joined InsideSales.com in June 2013 with over 20 years of experience in technology marketing, product management and sales. Currently, Mick oversees all marketing efforts including public relations, content marketing, paid advertising and website conversion.

Previous to InsideSales.com, Mick spent 7 years at Citrix, a $2.6B company, recently serving as global vice president of marketing and strategy, leading integrated product marketing and strategy. He was responsible for integrated product messaging, solutions marketing, and marketing strategy and led the development of pricing, licensing and packaging across all Citrix product lines.

Prior to Citrix, Mick spent two years at Microsoft where he was responsible for the development and delivery of marketing messages targeting C-level executives. During his tenure, he led a worldwide network of nine executive briefing centers delivering over $4 billion in influence revenue per year, and produced customer events such as the Microsoft CEO Summit. Before joining Microsoft, he spent 13 years with IBM in a variety of executive product line roles. 

About Inside Sales

InsideSales.com offers the industry’s leading sales acceleration platform built on Neuralytics®, a predictive and prescriptive self-learning engine that drives revenue growth by delivering an optimized experience for both salesperson and buyer. The platform fuels sales rep performance and provides buyer personalization with breakthrough innovations in predictive sales communications, gamification and sales hiring. Customers: Over 2,000 • Employees: Over 700 • Locations: Worldwide headquarters in Provo, Utah, with European regional headquarters in Reading, UK; additional offices in San Mateo, California and Salt Lake City, Utah. In May 2015, the company announced its acquisition of C9 Inc., based in San Mateo, California, to extend its predictive capabilities from sales prospecting to sales forecasting for opportunities and accounts. And earlier in the year, the company hired top executive talent including Chief Customer Officer and President of Worldwide Sales Jim Steele and expanded its company footprint beyond U.S. borders into Europe. www.insidesales.com



25
Jul 2015

Four Reasons Why a Pipeline Fails to Deliver Which Makes Sales Managers Look Clueless.

Sales pipelines that fail to deliver projected sales are a common and ugly fact of life in too many organizations. Sales managers are fired not just  because the sales department fails to deliver, but because the sales manager fails to forecast. No one likes being in the financial dark and CEOs and CFOs take it seriously when sales managers demonstrate failure to know the marketplace when they can’t forecast sales in a consistent manner.  In this 30 minute program, Rod Sloan, a frequent guest on SLMA Radio and our voice from the UK, gives us the top four reasons why pipelines (and the sales managers who create them) fail to deliver. Author of “Alignment, The Secret to getting your Sales and Marketing Teams Working Together” The host this week is Jim Obermayer.
 
Rod Sloane
 
Rod Sloane produces the UK based “No-Bull Sales & Marketing Alignment Radio Show” available on itunes.apple.com. He is a conference speaker who tackles how companies manage leads, create opportunities and generate revenue. Mr. Sloane is the founder of the LinkedIn Sales and Marketing Alignment Group that has over 8,000 members. Rod says it is about your people, your language and your culture. Sloane has his own consultancy aptly named, Rod Sloan. http://www.rodsloane.co.uk/     


Commercial  sponsors on SLMA Radio include: The Young CompanyThe Vanella Group and Vanilla Soft.
 
6
Jul 2015

How Gamification provides triple digital growth for inside sales

Inside salespeople are growing at the expense of outside sales reps and with it comes difficulties. Inside salespeople are expected to make more “contacts” – 50-100 a day, keep the CRM system updated and deal with rejection 90-95% of the time. The push for revenue is measured hourly and is relentless in many organizations. And yet, a new sales productivity platform from Ambition shows that combining fun and motivation with accountability through gamification are all possible. In this short interview, Ambition CEO Travis tells us why Harvard Business Review sought them out for an article and why inside sales departments are reaching previously unheard of success; some report triple digital growth by using gamification.


About Travis Truett

Travis Truett is the CEO of Ambition, a sales productivity and analytics platform for Salesforce and other CRM solutions. A lifelong entrepreneur, Travis has built Ambition into one of the most respected performance management solutions for the workforce. Both Travis and the Ambition platform have been the subject of feature stories in the Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, and Business Insider.

Truett attended the University of Tennessee where he earned a degree in Enterprise Management. Upon graduation he quickly put his diploma to work by spending two years snow skiing and rock climbing across the world with extended stints in Austria, Utah, and California.

Post-sabbatical Travis taught himself to program and co-founded companies Retickr and Fireplug, both invaluable learning experiences in making every mistake possible. Undeterred, Travis helped start Ambition which was subsequently accepted into the world-renowned Y Combinator program before raising Silicon Valley funding for a Tennessee Valley startup. Now serving as CEO, Ambition has achieved triple-digit growth including Fortune100 customers and numerous product accolades under his watch.


About Ambition

Ambition is modern performance management for proactive, data-driven sales organizations. It enables employees and management to more effectively track and optimize cause-and-effect between daily activities and long-term objectives with the secret sauce being a “Fantasy Football” gamification layer proven to drive sustainable results.

Ambition’s cutting-edge sales operations platform passively manages user performance. Ambition drives CRM adoption, KPI attainment, team accountability and cultural alignment across your sales force by tracking real-time performance, improving transparency and accelerating new hire onboarding.


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