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The world's most candid, inspiring sales podcast. With millions of downloads and 1,000+ episodes of in-depth conversations with the most exciting B2B sales and marketing leaders in the business, the Sales Enablement Podcast with Andy Paul explores critical sales insights, sales perspectives, sales skills and sales technologies that enable peak sales performance.Host Andy Paul is a B2B sales and management expert, author of two award-winning sales books, is ranked #8 on LinkedIn’s list of Top 50 Global Sales Experts, and has consulted with the biggest businesses in the world. Join him 3x a week on his mission to help you exceed customer expectations, earn more sales, and create your dream sales career. Powered by Revenue.io: the revenue acceleration platform that helps businesses scale growth through AI. Visit revenue.io/andy for exclusive Sales Enablement content. (Formerly the "Accelerate! with Andy Paul" sales podcast.)

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The world's most candid, inspiring sales podcast. With millions of downloads and 1,000+ episodes of in-depth conversations with the most exciting B2B sales and marketing leaders in the business, the Sales Enablement Podcast with Andy Paul explores critical sales insights, sales perspectives, sales skills and sales technologies that enable peak sales performance.Host Andy Paul is a B2B sales and management expert, author of two award-winning sales books, is ranked #8 on LinkedIn’s list of Top 50 Global Sales Experts, and has consulted with the biggest businesses in the world. Join him 3x a week on his mission to help you exceed customer expectations, earn more sales, and create your dream sales career. Powered by Revenue.io: the revenue acceleration platform that helps businesses scale growth through AI. Visit revenue.io/andy for exclusive Sales Enablement content. (Formerly the "Accelerate! with Andy Paul" sales podcast.)

    Be Mindful of Changing Your Habits, with Tim Mann

    Be Mindful of Changing Your Habits, with Tim Mann

    Tim Mann is the Director of Sales at Blueboard. Entering the world of sales through a nonprofit working in jails taught Tim the value of coaching to improve sellers' performance. He explains how cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is at the core of his coaching by changing habits and being curious about how people think.
    Tim also talks about salespeople's openness to learn as the foundation of their continuous learning. This curiosity about what makes them behave a certain way is not just important for personal awareness, but it also helps them to think for themselves, a soft skill with a direct correlation with sales success.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    Serving as a Marine and entering sales through a nonprofit for running

    Companies must invest in coaching and performance management

    CBT laid the foundation for Tim's coaching and changing behaviors

    Healthy competition builds an encouraging sales culture

    The Marines reinforced how to think for the greater good of the team


    QUOTES
    CBT is at the core of how and why Tim coaches Tim: "To me, it's all kind of laid the foundation, like all that work I was doing in the jail and in nonprofit was CBT-based, like helping people form better habits, exploring why they think things, and how they think about things."
    Changing habits starts with an openness to learn Tim: “As we think about changing habits, it's about taking this mindset that you're open first to changing your habits. It has to start from a place of openness, like I'm open to getting better. And as I think about teams, this idea of continuous improvement and not getting complacent and just there's always more to learn. There has to be a hunger to learn."

    Find out more about Tim in the links below:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-mann-98381b53/


    Website: https://www.blueboard.com/


    Email: tim.mann@blueboard.com



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    • 46 min
    Remote Work Productivity in Asynchronous Companies, with Liam Martin

    Remote Work Productivity in Asynchronous Companies, with Liam Martin

    Liam Martin is the Co-Founder of Time Doctor and Running Remote, and the author of Running Remote. Increasing productivity has always been one of the goals in sales. However, it is the metrics to measure productivity which has been changing with the move to hybrid and remote work.

    Liam shares how asynchronous companies, which have adopted an “unmanagement” style, maintain productivity with less management within a digital environment. He also comments on the role of management as not merely a means of reporting up, but as the ideal role for coaching and development on the ground.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    Time Doctor tracks sellers' specific actions to aid productivity

    AI helps predict seller retention in companies

    Remote work and productivity of asynchronous organizations

    Management is not just reporting up but coaching for development

    Collaboration and autonomy in asynchronous organizations


    QUOTES
    Time Doctor tracks more than just time Liam: "If you can pull in a quantifiable, longitudinal metric, so the amount of demos that you've done, the amount of closes that you have, the amount of tickets that you've closed, the amount of Jira tickets that you've put together, these are all examples of API integrations that we have inside of the app, then we can measure against that output and be able to figure out who's doing this better."
    Asynchronous organizations are more productive working remotely Liam: "These organizations which I'm calling asynchronous companies, which is a concept which is the ability to be able to manage people without simultaneously interacting with them, I discovered that their managerial layer is about 50% thinner than their on-premise counterparts. So there are more people doing work in asynchronous organizations than there are people managing people doing work in asynchronous organizations." 
    The nature of collaboration is different in asynchronous organizations Liam: "The only tickets that stay up there are the EQ issues or the soft issues. Generally, they are, Andy's got a problem with Liam and we need to be able to solve it, because Andy feels like Liam is pushing in on his departmental requirements or what he's responsible for and Liam doesn't agree and we need to be able to work that out. So those human components is what the vast majority of our synchronous time is reserved for."

    Find out more about Liam and get his book in the links below:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/liammcivormartin/


    Time Doctor Website: https://www.timedoctor.com/


    Running Remote Book Website: https://www.runningremotebook.com/



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    • 57 min
    A Conversation with Dale Dupree

    A Conversation with Dale Dupree

    Dale Dupree is the Founder and CSO of The Sales Rebellion. The status quo in sales is mediocrity and this is what Dale is rebelling against. By developing your own personal brand and improving upon inherent strengths instead of conforming to processes, both individual contributors and managers can interact with people on a more human level. Dale shares how his unique methodology aligns the way you operate with your authentic self, creates credibility, and makes sellers stand out to attract clients to start—and continue—to do business with you. 

    HIGHLIGHTS

    The Sales Rebellion rises up against the status quo of mediocrity 

    Anchor change on a desire to give people something better

    Building The Rebel Refuge platform

    Call volume is a useless metric for salespeople


    QUOTES
    Effective salespeople start with management Dale: "Our rebellion isn't just about going and saying you're doing it wrong. It's about helping people to take their strengths, what does make you a good manager, why did you get to this level in the first place, and how can [you] add that little spice, that pepper and that salt that's needed in order to lead your own rebellion and start to tap into your people better."
    Interrupt patterns with emotion Dale: "I didn't start pitching products, instead I started pitching more experiences. Hey, you're probably feeling this way at some point in time, whether right now or in the past or it's yet to come, but these are the things that I fix from an emotional standpoint because people buy emotionally more so than anything else. Intelligently, we use our brain to justify the emotion."
    Crush quota by creating long-lasting business partnerships Dale: "The Rebellion, what we teach and how we train, is to create that. Not just to say hey, let's hit your numbers but to say, let's hit your numbers and build literal relationships in the process that will then expand those numbers lightyears away from wherever you thought you would be with them. Because of that, it is a long game approach because you have to build credibility and trust."
    Results matter more than call volume as a metric Dale: "A sales trainer coming and saying you need to double your volume or you need to triple your volume and you need to follow this playbook to do it, I think really it just disconnects people further from sales because sales is not about how many people can I dial. It's about how many results do I get a day. And too many times in sales training have I seen people going on and basically saying do the work instead of get the result. And so, I think that's a mindset shift that people need to make."

    Find out more about Dale in the links below:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/copierwarrior/


    Website: https://www.thesalesrebellion.com/



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    • 41 min
    Innovating Immersive Learning Through VR, with Kurt Kratchman

    Innovating Immersive Learning Through VR, with Kurt Kratchman

    Kurt Kratchman is the CEO at Virti. COVID fast-tracked the need to innovate remote learning, especially in the healthcare industry where diagnostic skills must be accurate. Kurt shares how they improved immersive learning using cutting-edge technology like VR headsets, 360 video learning, and avatars and how this forward-thinking applies even with the return to face-to-face interactions. He also discusses their program for sales readiness that cuts down the time for a salesperson to be productive from 6 months to just 7 days while also providing continuous training for up to 8 months.  


    HIGHLIGHTS

    Virti delivers immersive learning to enterprise at scale

    Sales readiness: Focusing on skill-fade reduction and memory retention  

    Supporting franchise industries in sales and corporate entities with leadership 

    The learner’s journey: VR headsets help teach situational awareness


    QUOTES
    Innovating immersive learning for the healthcare industry Kurt: "Simulation training is a big part of the healthcare industry. Every hospital has a simulation center. You practice sometimes on mannequins, sometimes on patients, sometimes on actors. So what we've done is taken a lot of those processes and move them into 360 video and using avatars."
    Moving up sellers' sales readiness to just 7 days "The ready to sell means that they can prospect, that they can pitch, that they can take someone through a demo, and they can get someone to yes. And the yes, meaning, typically a POC. Now, the training doesn't stop at 7 days. We have actually a curriculum that lasts for 8 weeks, but they don't have to wait 'til the 8th week to start being productive."
    Immersive learning guides the learner's journey and creates situational awareness "When you get into the immersiveness of the video and you get into the diagnostic tools of the avatars, and you bring them together, that's where the magic happens. And that's what we call the learner's journey. So the learner's journey starts with situational awareness, they get into the context of the situation, they see what's going on."

    Find out more about Kurt in the links below:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kurtdavidkratchman/


    Website: https://www.virti.com/


    Email: kurt@virti.com



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    Learn more at AndyPaul.com

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    Revenue.io | Unlock exponential growth with an AI-powered RevOps platform | Revenue.io
    Scratchpad | The fastest way to update Salesforce, take sales notes, and stay on top of to-dos | Scratchpad.com
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    • 45 min
    Commercialization Leaders Deliver Functional Transformation, with Sean Sheppard

    Commercialization Leaders Deliver Functional Transformation, with Sean Sheppard

    Sean Sheppard is the Managing Partner at U.plus. Introducing innovation requires the specialized role of commercialization leaders, either to grow the innovation from within or to find a partner who can from without. Sean shares the attributes of such a leader and how their innovation operating model works. Their functional transformation is a subversive approach toward changing behaviors. They celebrate small wins so their partners can then tell the story to their own stakeholders and continue to get the resources to be successful.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    Commercialization leaders: An emerging role to fill a gap

    Portfolio-based approach towards venture-building

    Innovating Bridgestone and growing U.plus 600%

    Survive the recession by investing in your relationships


    QUOTES
    Innovation in big companies is both inside-out and outside-in Sean: "Outside-in means I have a problem, I think there's a startup out there that could solve it for me. So I go out and I scout and I try and find a startup that I can either buy from, invest in, acquire, or partner with in some way.
    And then there's inside-out innovation. We know we can provide a digital version of our current physical experience or we need connected services for our hardware or our equipment, as an example, but we don't have the people to do it."
    Usher functional transformation, not cultural transformation Sean: "We do what I call functional transformation. Our approach is we want to find the truth about where our product or service fits with the user or market, what to do about it. We want to create a functional learning organization, now the teams that are responsible for doing it, so we do it at the team level, which is quite possible." 

    Find out more about Sean in the links below:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/seansheppard/


    Twitter: https://twitter.com/seanasheppard


    Email: sean@u.plus



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    • 54 min
    A Conversation with Steve Hall

    A Conversation with Steve Hall

    Steve Hall is an executive sales coach and Australia's leading C-level sales authority. He brings with him decades of experience in several industries and roles, from bricklaying to middle management to sales leadership to executive consulting. He learned that even the most complex sales involving millions of dollars still boil down to the basics: sales is a people business. He shares how to get in the mindset of a C-level executive, create a message that gets you a longer conversation about your solution, and find the best way to send that message as cold emails do not work with the C-level.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    Sell to the person who has the authority to approve 

    Focus on accounts, not leads: Sales is about creating relationships 

    A conversation with the C-level is going to be about strategy

    Get a meeting with the C-level then prepare for it


    QUOTES
    Even complex sales are about relationships Steve: "One of the biggest sales I made, the COO of an 8 billion dollar company in the states, or UK actually, wanted to meet the president of our company not to look at how the software works, but look him in the eye and say, will you support us if we get in trouble? At the end of the day, it's still about relationships. I'm not saying people will buy off you because you've got a good relationship, but they shouldn't buy off you if you haven't got a good relationship because that's a huge part of making things work."
    Empathy and business knowledge are important when selling to the c-level Steve: "To be able to talk intelligently, business, to a senior executive, you've got to be vaguely intelligent and know a little bit about business. And you also need to have the capability of putting yourself in the shoes of the person you're speaking to. That's one of the most important and least understood skills of the salesperson—look at things from your customer's perspective." 
    The two things you need to speak to the C-level Steve: "You need two things. You need a message which will make them want to talk to you, and you need a way to get it to them. And the message depends on the circumstances but it could be we want to help you reduce the risk in your automotive department, for instance, or reduce the downtime on your machine, so whatever it might be for that particular customer."

    Find out more about Steve in the link below:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevehallsydney/


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    • 52 min

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