76 episodes

The podcast for technical people who find themselves responsible for sales and marketing, because they started a company or got promoted.
We interview experts and other technical folks who have figured out how to hack the sales and marketing world the way they used to hack code. Don't believe the myth that only "natural" sales people can sell.

Sales for Nerds Reuben Swartz

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 24 Ratings

The podcast for technical people who find themselves responsible for sales and marketing, because they started a company or got promoted.
We interview experts and other technical folks who have figured out how to hack the sales and marketing world the way they used to hack code. Don't believe the myth that only "natural" sales people can sell.

    Corrie Loguidice on starting a consulting business

    Corrie Loguidice on starting a consulting business

    Corrie Loguidice was set to inherit the family business, but a series of traumatic events led her to change course and strike out on her own.
    Applying the lessons she had learned as an art major (you read that right) and a marketer, she built her own consulting practice and now helps other professionals leave the corporate world to start their own consulting businesses. Learn how to do this the right way, straight from Corrie.

    • 38 min
    Julie Brown on how to network the right way.

    Julie Brown on how to network the right way.

    Julie Brown lauched never thought of herself as a master networker or professional speaker, but when someone asked her to give a talk on networking and the room was packed and people in the audience asked her to come talk to their firms, she knew she was on to something.
    In addition to being a captivating speaker, Julie puts in the "work" to build the "network". Learn how you can do that the right way, the authentic way, without feeling slimy or overwhelmed, and having fun the whole time.

    • 46 min
    Cynthia Zhai on using your voice effectively

    Cynthia Zhai on using your voice effectively

    We communicate not just with words but with tone and body language. Voice coach Cynthia Zhai discusses how we can communicate confidently by being intentional about voice. We can't all sound like Morgan Freeman, but we can improve how we talk to be more effective.

    • 31 min
    Ashley DePaulis teaches you to be nicer to your body

    Ashley DePaulis teaches you to be nicer to your body

    As business owners, we spend a lot of time trying to make our minds more productive, often without considering that our minds are connected to our bodies. If we don't take care of our bodies, we miss out on joy and productivity, and we load up on stress. Ashley DePaulis, who helps large organizations prevent burnout and turnover, is here to give you tips that will make not just your business, but your life better.

    • 47 min
    Rick Terrien on starting a business at any age

    Rick Terrien on starting a business at any age

    If you read the business news, you might think that you have to start a business by dropping out of college, or you're too late. But Rick Terrien, who did start a successful business while in college, and now runs the Center for Ageless Entrepreneurs, shows you that it's never too late, and that you should be planning to start a business in your later years.

    • 40 min
    Melisa Liberman on going from employee mindset to business owner mindset

    Melisa Liberman on going from employee mindset to business owner mindset

    Melisa Liberman loved working at a big consulting firm. But life had other plans and she ended up an independent consultant. She talks about how she struggled with the mindset shift from employee to business owner, and how you can make the leap much faster and with les stress.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

rebeccapm1 ,

Wholly Engaging!

Reuben’s podcast is wholly engaging, entertaining, and full of sensible, practical, action-oriented business advice. He finds the most interesting guests and is an exceptional interviewer. Time well spent!

shickari1 ,

Amazing podcast full of info

Fantastic host and I absolutely love the energy of the show and the theme of this podcast... I'm sure you will too!

Sales neard-ess ,

Wine and sales - what could go wrong

Hi Reuben, I'm want to thank you after listening to a few of your previous podcasts. I loved listening to Ellen Melko Moore, Bob Burg, Angelique Rewers, Russell Thackeray, now David Priemer. You've got a fantastic hand in choosing your guests - and a talent for making them sound at their best (and that's rare).

On my walks, in the car - I love to listen to podcasts and have a few favorites on weekly basis. Yours became one of those "special selections". There're probably 1-3 that I find so inspiring and valuable, I need to listen to the episode again, and take notes. Your fabulous show is one of those podcasts.

Really thrilled to be part of this community - and although in sales all my life, there're always new inspirations, new angles to consider, and new things to learn.
You've got it! Looking forward to new episodes - so appreciate what you do.

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