102 episodes

The SDR DiscoCall Podcast takes you on a journey akin to the initial "Discovery-Call" phase of a sales cycle, commonly known as a "DiscoCall," where sales reps engage with first-time prospects in the tech industry to gather crucial insights within a concise timeframe. Hosted by Neil Bhuiyan, Founder of HappySelling.io, each episode invites a seasoned SDR (Sales Development Representative) from various companies, with a maximum of two years of experience, to share their unique insights.

Through structured segments covering introductions, personal SDR anecdotes, and three key takeaways, listeners gain invaluable knowledge and strategies for navigating the dynamic world of tech sales. Now also available as a visually engaging 4k-video show on YouTube via HappySelling.io. Tune in and embark on a journey of discovery and growth in sales excellence.

The SDR DiscoCall Podcast: For Brand New Sales Development Reps Neil Bhuiyan

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The SDR DiscoCall Podcast takes you on a journey akin to the initial "Discovery-Call" phase of a sales cycle, commonly known as a "DiscoCall," where sales reps engage with first-time prospects in the tech industry to gather crucial insights within a concise timeframe. Hosted by Neil Bhuiyan, Founder of HappySelling.io, each episode invites a seasoned SDR (Sales Development Representative) from various companies, with a maximum of two years of experience, to share their unique insights.

Through structured segments covering introductions, personal SDR anecdotes, and three key takeaways, listeners gain invaluable knowledge and strategies for navigating the dynamic world of tech sales. Now also available as a visually engaging 4k-video show on YouTube via HappySelling.io. Tune in and embark on a journey of discovery and growth in sales excellence.

    #102 The SDR DiscoCall Show – Ashley Ormond

    #102 The SDR DiscoCall Show – Ashley Ormond

    In this episode, Neil Bhuiyan interviews Ashley Ormond, the Senior Manager of Global Strategic Sales Development at Brandwatch. They discuss Ashley's career journey, starting from door-to-door sales to his current role, as Sr. Manager, Global Strategic Sales Development - Brandwatch

    Ashley shares his experiences and lessons learned along the way, including the importance of resilience and maintaining a positive mindset. They also touch on the challenges of managing a team and the value of connecting with people. The conversation highlights the significance of perspective and gratitude in both personal and professional life.

    In this conversation, Ashley Ormond shares his journey in sales and the challenges he faced along the way. He discusses his experience in different sales roles, including recruitment and tech sales. Ashley emphasizes the importance of taking action, learning sales early, and detaching oneself from the outcome. He also highlights the role of a manager in supporting and guiding the team to success.

    • 54 min
    #101 The SDR DiscoCall Show – Anna Bella

    #101 The SDR DiscoCall Show – Anna Bella

    Anna Bella shares her journey from SDR to leadership in tech. Starting young in sales at her parents' hospitality business, she moved to the UK from Hungary without speaking English. Through her network, she joined Redis as an SDR. Anna emphasizes researching and finding the right job fit, and the value of mentors for guidance and feedback.

    She advises aspiring leaders to identify strengths and weaknesses, be authentic, and find their superpower. Addressing female leaders, she advises ignoring stigma and focusing on growth, while embracing vulnerability, transparency, and open-mindedness. Anna also discusses leadership challenges, including managing cross-departmental relationships and admitting when you don't know the answer.

    This episode was recorded in March 2024, and since then, Anna has recently started a new role as Senior SDR Manager for EMEA at Snyk, a leader in developer security - Congratulations and #HappySelling Anna!

    • 54 min
    #100 The SDR DiscoCall Show – Katherina Tustea

    #100 The SDR DiscoCall Show – Katherina Tustea

    Katerina shares her experience of prospecting in the DACH region as an SDR. She initially found it tough and struggled with cold calling, feeling like a robot and lacking confidence. However, she learned to trust the process, be herself, and adapt her approach. She found support and resources from the SDRs of Germany community and her colleagues.

    • 53 min
    #099 The SDR DiscoCall Show – Maisie Connaghan

    #099 The SDR DiscoCall Show – Maisie Connaghan

    In this episode, host Neil Bhuiyan interviews Maisie Connaghan, a former SDR turned commercial account manager at Matillion. They discuss Maisie's journey from studying marketing to transitioning into sales, the importance of building relationships with marketing teams, and the value of thinking long-term as an SDR.

    They also touch on the transferable skills Maisie gained from her previous roles in hospitality and how they have helped her in her sales career. In this conversation, Maisie and Neil discuss the importance of building relationships, adapting to change, and finding a company with aligned values. They emphasize the value of coaching and mentorship, both internally and externally, to support personal and professional growth.

    Maisie shares her journey from SDR to Key Account Management and highlights the significance of continuous learning and staying adaptable in the ever-changing sales environment.

    • 46 min
    #098 The SDR DiscoCall Show – James Ski

    #098 The SDR DiscoCall Show – James Ski

    In this conversation, Neil Bhuiyan interviews James Ski, the CEO and founder of Sales Confidence, a B2B sales community. James shares his journey in sales, his motivation for success, and his experience with bipolar disorder. He discusses navigating stress in sales and shares insights from his founder's journey. James explains what Sales Confidence is all about, who it is for, and the benefits of becoming a member. He also shares the feeling of building Sales Confidence and how he seeks coaching and mentorship.

    In this conversation, James shares insights on personal growth, accountability, and success in sales. He emphasises the importance of investing in oneself through following and learning from successful entrepreneurs, seeking coaching and mentorship, and asking the right questions.

    James encourages individuals to take the first step towards their goals and to aim for 10X growth. He also highlights the journey of building a business and offers advice to his younger self.

    • 44 min
    #097 The SDR DiscoCall Show – Emily Parker

    #097 The SDR DiscoCall Show – Emily Parker

    In this episode of The SDR DiscoCall Show, presenter Neil Bhuiyan engages in a conversation with Emily Parker, the Insight Sales Director at Insider. Emily unfolds her journey into sales and leadership, stressing the significance of curiosity and posing pertinent questions during interviews. She also delves into the allure of being a sales development leader and the influence of parenthood on leadership. The discussion underscores the necessity for mentors and coaches, along with the importance of mental readiness when assuming a leadership role.

    Emily navigates through the trials of maintaining a balance between parenthood and work, drawing from her experiences as a working mother in a demanding profession. She underscores the value of discovering a flexible company and having a supportive partner. Furthermore, Emily explores the process of crafting her personal brand and engaging with Sales Confidence, a community for sales professionals.

    She accentuates the importance of networking and introspection. Lastly, she extends advice to her younger self, advocating for trust in intuition, networking, and attentive listening during calls.

    • 52 min

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