John Barrows is a leading B2B sales trainer and founder of JBarrows Consulting. His clients include Salesforce, LinkedIn, and Okta. Each Week he gives you actionable sales tips to close more business and brings on industry leaders.
209: Alexine Mudawar and Gabrielle Blackwell on Empowering Women in Sales
Our guests this week are Alexine Mudawar, Major Account Executive at Displayr, and Gabrielle Blackwell, SDR at Gong. This week we have two smart powerful women chat with John on how to become an advocate for women in business, starting by the leadership selected to set examples, creating a safe and welcoming environment, and ensuring conversations about diversity and inclusion are continued. Other topics mentioned are how to approach defensive males in the workplace, and leading by example, even as a peer. You don't want to miss out on learning from this important conversation conversation about empowering women in sales.
208: Debra Roberts on Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution in Sales
Our guest this week is Debra Roberts, a conversation expert and creator of the Relationship Protocol, helps savvy business people navigate important conversations. This week with John she talks about how to approach conflict, triggers and why people react certain ways, as well tactical things to open up communication & build trust in a short period of time. Debra gives actionable advice on how to best communicate between management levels and clients in the workplace.
207: Brian Trautschold on How Gamification is Taking Over the Sales World
Our guest this week is Brian Trautschold, Cofounder at Ambition which is enterprise gamification for sales teams, joins John this week to talk about keeping remote employees motivated and accountable, and how companies and brands that incorporate gamification are changing the world. Gamification can foster teamwork and create an outlet for friendly rivalries. To create a healthy environment, promote competition alongside metric-driven coaching and encouragement amongst sales reps. Brian reveals his tips and strategies for pushing yourself throughout the day.
206: Hang Black on Diversity and Intentionality in Sales
Our guest this week is Hang Black, VP of Revenue Enablement at Juniper Networks and author of Embrace Your Edge, joins John this week to talk about adaptability within the customer lifecycle and personalization: telling people how you like to be connected with. Hang details how diversity, innovation, and creativity come into play in this new age of Gen Z sellers and buyers, especially as we re-enter into this “hyper hybrid world”.
205: Brian Burkhart on Elevating Others through Core Values, Growth Mindset & Flexibility
Our guest this week is Brian Burkhart, Founder and Chief Word Guy at SquarePlanet which focuses on presentations, strategy, and messaging. He joins John this week to talk about core values, growth mindset, and elevating others. Brian explains how one sets the tone as the leader yet emphasizes staying flexible throughout your entire career. You don't want to miss this conversation as it solidifies the connection between elevating others to be the most well-rounded version of themselves in life and in sales.
204: Scott Gillum on Personality-Based Marketing as The Next Level of ABM
Our guest this week is Scott Gillum, CEO and founder of Carbon Design, who talks about what makes a good salesperson and what makes a good buyer, how personality-based marketing can be utilized, how to conduct solid research on brands and people, and also share their differing thoughts on the role of the SDR. Scott and John also discuss different selling methods and models in this enlightening conversation.