89 episodes

The Medical Sales Accelerator Podcast brings you insider tips and secrets to help you drive your sales. Featuring interviews with top-performing medical sales reps, president’s club winners, and leaders in the medical device and MedTech industries. Hosted weekly by Zed Williamson and Clark Wiederhold. Listen online, or find us on YouTube or the web!

Medical Sales Accelerator Zed Williamson and Clark Wiederhold

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    • 4.9 • 61 Ratings

The Medical Sales Accelerator Podcast brings you insider tips and secrets to help you drive your sales. Featuring interviews with top-performing medical sales reps, president’s club winners, and leaders in the medical device and MedTech industries. Hosted weekly by Zed Williamson and Clark Wiederhold. Listen online, or find us on YouTube or the web!

    Neurosurgeon Dr. Mohamed Draz on How Reps Can Balance Empathy with Expertise

    Neurosurgeon Dr. Mohamed Draz on How Reps Can Balance Empathy with Expertise

    People do business with people—but once you get through the door, you better know your product and be ready to field a variety of questions. Dr. Mohamed Draz, senior clinical fellow in neurosurgery at NHS Scotland, rarely sees reps who can balance disarming interpersonal skills with commanding expertise. Join us as Dr. Draz explains why the often-overlooked junior surgeon and support staff can hold the key to a rep’s long-term success, and how reps can let their expertise shine by communicating more empathetically. 
    In this episode, you'll learn: 
    Why Dr. Draz started his popular YouTube channel How to break away from the ‘vomit information and hope something sticks’ approach What Dr. Draz means when he says, “The brain can be fixed, but the numbers can’t” The importance of ascertaining why someone is asking a particular question Plus, we talk about how you can control a conversation while still remaining genuine. 
    Resources from this episode:
    Download the Behavior Change Blueprint Explore Dr. Draz’s YouTube Channel Social Media:
    Connect with Dr. Draz on LinkedIn Connect with Zed on LinkedIn Connect with Clark on LinkedIn

    • 30 min
    They’re Stealing from Your Territory with Digital Persuasion—the Rep of the Future Is Here

    They’re Stealing from Your Territory with Digital Persuasion—the Rep of the Future Is Here

    Today’s medical device companies produce mind-blowing technology that would impress The Jetsons—so why does their marketing seem like it’s no more advanced than The Flintstones? That’s a question which still puzzles Omar Khateeb, founder of media company The State of MedTech. When he first joined the show for Episodes 13 and 14, Omar boldly predicted that the MedTech sales rep of the future would be doing 80% sales, 20% (or even 30%) marketing. With that prediction ringing truer by the day, Omar returns with one simple message: the MedTech marketing revolution is already happening with or without you, but not primarily in the form of paid social, email campaigns, or even SEO—it’s time to think organically.
    In this episode, you’ll learn:
    Why physicians are flocking to LinkedIn (not Doximity) in droves Reading for interest vs. reading for application Why the ‘rep of the future’ invests in books, courses, and other resources The limitations of treating sales and marketing as two distinct silos   Plus, we explore why “you will be paid in proportion to the difficulty of the problem you solve.”
    Resources from this episode:
    Download the Behavior Change Blueprint Watch Omar’s Webinar Social Media:
    Connect with Omar on LinkedIn Connect with Zed on LinkedIn Connect with Clark on LinkedIn

    • 52 min
    Selling from the ‘Press Box’: Coordinating Clinical, Strategic, & Economic Value Like a Coach

    Selling from the ‘Press Box’: Coordinating Clinical, Strategic, & Economic Value Like a Coach

    Most reps feel comfortable facilitating the clinical sale, but when it comes to talkin’ business operations with their physician customers, they quickly turn from ‘go-getter’ to ‘procrastinator.’ So how do you address that elephant in the room and unlock deeper trust? Duston Harper has found success by broaching the business sale early and often, recognizing that today’s temporary discomfort plants the seeds for tomorrow's opportunities. Join us as the VP of business development at SnapNurse shares what it means to “sell from the press box” and attack the sale from all angles with confidence.  In this episode, you’ll learn:
    How Duston’s time in corporate sales for Home Depot gave him an edge in MedTech The subtle yet important difference between stress and worry Why avoiding business side discussions can often put the sale at greater risk How to proactively address a customer’s negative opinion of your company Plus, Duston shares his most practical tips for broaching difficult subjects with customers.
    Resources from this episode:
    Download the Behavior Change Blueprint Explore SnapNurse Social Media:
    Connect with Duston on LinkedIn Connect with Zed on LinkedIn Connect with Clark on LinkedIn

    • 32 min
    Building a MedTech Army to Drive Commercialization and Capture the Market

    Building a MedTech Army to Drive Commercialization and Capture the Market

    You’ve built a dream team of uniquely skilled sales pros, and you just executed a flawless exit—now it’s time to break-up the band, right? Jason Scherer and company took a different path and kept their rare entrepreneurial chemistry alive by creating Vita Group, a MedTech incubator that nurtures physicians’ ‘napkin ideas’ all the way to the commercialization stage. Join us as the chief operating officer himself discusses how a robust network of investors, a plug-and-play sales team, and an accelerated R&D cycle work together to bring bleeding-edge technologies to market.
    In this episode, you’ll learn:
    Why Jason and his team call themselves a “paperless” sales force How Vita Group is able to bring tech to market for one-fifth the typical cost The symbiotic relationship between visionary docs and MedTech incubators Why the true meaning of innovation is deeper than shiny robotics Plus, we dig into the logistics of retaining and training a standing sales army. 
    Resources from this episode: 
    Download the Behavior Change Blueprint Check Out the Vita Group  Social Media: 
    Connect with Jason on LinkedIn Connect with Zed on LinkedIn  Connect with Clark on LinkedIn 

    • 29 min
    Investigating the Business Brain: Diving Deeper into Decision Science

    Investigating the Business Brain: Diving Deeper into Decision Science

    Research reveals that only 10% of your message sticks in someone’s brain—so are you hammering home the point or burying the lede? You might want to ask cognitive scientist Dr. Carmen Simon, chief science officer at Corporate Visions and B2B Decision Labs who has developed a groundbreaking approach to creating memorable messages that are easy to process, hard to forget, and impossible to ignore. When she says humans are cognitively lazy by design, she means it as a compliment to efficient biology. Join us as Dr. Simon helps us investigate the ‘business brain,’ reminds us of the important distinction between ‘wanting’ and ‘liking,’ and shows us what ‘cognitive ease-infused’ content looks like. 
    In this episode, you’ll learn: 
    What it means to create “high arousal, positive valence” experiences in your audience Why your audience only has energy for rewards, not objectives How to present data in the most cognitively digestible way Why repetition and emotion are the one-two punch behind memory formation  Plus, we define the four quadrants of memory-making (and where your message should land). 
    Resources from this episode: 
    • Download the Behavior Change Blueprint
    • Explore B2B DecisionLabs

    Social Media: 
    • Connect with Dr. Simon on LinkedIn
    • Connect with Zed on LinkedIn
    • Connect with Clark on LinkedIn

    • 34 min
    Neurosurgeon Dr. Betsy Grunch Helps You Level Up Your Conversational Finesse

    Neurosurgeon Dr. Betsy Grunch Helps You Level Up Your Conversational Finesse

    It’s no secret surgeons don’t like being told what to do—so how do you get them to think that adopting a new approach was their idea? For a fresh perspective, we sat down with Dr. Betsy Grunch, a board-certified neurosurgeon who was recently named to Georgia Trend’s Top Doctors List for the third year in a row. Join us as Dr. Grunch shares why she’s glad to see the practice of “accosting [docs] at the scrub sink” fading, the real reasons why some of her colleagues shy away from paradigm-shifting procedures for SI joint pain, her ingenious use of social media, and the behaviors that separate cringeworthy reps from trustworthy partners. 
    In this episode, you’ll learn: 
    How to distinguish staunch nonbelievers from curious would-be converts How to tailor your approach to fit each surgeon’s unique style Why you need to understand which patient types irritate your customer the most The impact of presenting case studies on social media  Plus, we explore the importance of humanizing providers in your outreach.      
    Resources from this episode: 
    Download the Behavior Change Blueprint Follow Dr. Grunch on IG Follow Dr. Grunch on FB Follow Dr. Grunch on TikTok Social Media: 
    Connect with Dr. Grunch on LinkedIn Connect with Zed on LinkedIn Connect with Clark on LinkedIn

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

okhateeb ,

A must listen for medical sales professionals.

Zed and Clark bring the best content and guests to help you level up in medical sales.

malfoxley ,

Great show!

Zed and Clark, hosts of the podcast, highlight all aspects of driving medical sales and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Motay10 ,

Road Warrior

Phenomenal content! The topics discussed are relevant and actionable. Keep up the great work, Zed and Clark and thank you for sharing your expertise.

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