200 episodes

Do sales conversations make you feel awkward or pushy?

It’s time to ditch the outdated salesy strategies.

Your guide, Nikki Rausch, will show you how to combine kindness with selling skills to meet your prospects where they are.

And in the process, how to uplevel your influence and income.

Learn how to earn business easily and effortlessly.

Sales Maven Nikki Rausch

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 101 Ratings

Do sales conversations make you feel awkward or pushy?

It’s time to ditch the outdated salesy strategies.

Your guide, Nikki Rausch, will show you how to combine kindness with selling skills to meet your prospects where they are.

And in the process, how to uplevel your influence and income.

Learn how to earn business easily and effortlessly.

    The One Question I Wish People Would Stop Asking Me As A Sales Coach

    The One Question I Wish People Would Stop Asking Me As A Sales Coach

    Some questions send us on a spiral, while others aim our trajectory. If you switch out spiral questions for trajectory questions, you’ll find that you get so much more from your coach. How do you turn a spiral question into a trajectory question? 
    Your very own Sales Maven, Nikki Rausch, is here to offer tips, techniques, and strategies to master your sales conversations. Discover methods to place yourself in the position to thrive in business and produce true value for your audience. Today, learn about the one question Nikki wishes people would stop asking her as a sales coach on this episode of the Sales Maven Show.
    In today’s episode, Nikki explains why the questions you ask your coach could expand or limit your options. Listen as Nikki discusses questions that are more helpful to your business and allow you to get the most out of your coaching experience. 
    Nikki invites you to join the Sales Maven Society. Don't miss this opportunity for you and Nikki to work together. Bring your questions, concerns, and sales challenges; she sprovides answers and guidance to boost your confidence. Join the Sales Maven Society here, click Join Today, and then checkout and use coupon code 47trial to get your first month for $47.00!

     
    In This Episode:
    [00:27] - Welcome, and thank you for listening!
    [01:08] - Nikki talks about investing in coaching.
    [03:35] - What type of coach is Nikki?
    [05:55] - Sometimes asking the right question instead gives you more options.
    [07:28] - Nikki recommends these questions
    [10:14] - Nikki says to look for the coaches that help you do this thing.
    [12:07] - Thank you for listening. Nikki is so grateful you are here!
     
    For more actionable sales tips, download the FREE Closing The Sale Ebook.
     
    Find Nikki:
    Nikki Rausch
    nikki@yoursalesmaven.com
    Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram
    Sales Maven Society
    Work With Nikki Discussion
    To download free Resources from Nikki: www.yoursalesmaven.com/maven 
     

    • 13 min
    Making Buying Easier For Your Clients - Sales Success Story

    Making Buying Easier For Your Clients - Sales Success Story

    Your ideal clients are excited to start their journey. They’re finally ready for action and don’t want to be thrown off course by distractions. You want to make your sales conversations, offers, and solutions as easy as possible to create a seamless experience for them.
    Your very own Sales Maven, Nikki Rausch, is here to offer tips, techniques, and strategies to master your sales conversations. Discover methods to place yourself in the position to thrive in business and produce true value for your audience. Today, learn to make buying easier for your clients during this Sales Success Story on this episode of the Sales Maven Show.
    Women facing transitions in their professional or personal lives hire Jenine Camins to guide them through these moments of change toward greater fulfillment, success, and confidence. As a seasoned Certified Life Coach and Mindfulness Trainer, Jenine has been using her compassionate, empowering, and realistic approach to guide clients as they push through the discomfort and obstacles of change toward a future that they're excited about!
    In today’s episode, Nikki and Jenine discuss how to make buying easier for your clients. Jenine shares how she made her sales conversations seamless and secured more work. She talks about building rapport with clients through how you show up, not just words. Listen as Nikki and Jenine talk about making connecting with your ideal clients as easy as possible.
    Nikki invites you to join the Sales Maven Society; take advantage of this opportunity for you and Nikki to work together. Bring your questions, concerns, and sales situations; she provides answers and guidance to boost your confidence. Join the Sales Maven Society here, click add to cart, and then at checkout, use coupon code: 47trial to get your first month for $47.00
     
    In This Episode:
    [00:27] - Welcome, and thank you for listening!
    [00:45] - Jenine Camins is a life coach for people who are ready to initiate change.
    [02:03] - Have you changed your routine lately?
    [04:53] - Authentic selling is about building rapport.
    [07:30] - Make it as easy as possible to connect with people.
    [09:25] - “Yes, Of course.”
    [11:09] - Walk the walk.
    [13:28] - Thank you for listening. Nikki is so grateful you are here!

     
    For more actionable sales tips, download the FREE Closing The Sale Ebook.
     
    Find Nikki:
    Nikki Rausch
    nikki@yoursalesmaven.com
    Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram
    Sales Maven Society
    Work With Nikki Discussion
    To download free Resources from Nikki: www.yoursalesmaven.com/maven
     
    Find Jenine:
    Jenine Camins
    Instagram |LinkedIn | Facebook
    Free Resource from Jenine:
    Living With Authenticity: A Guide to Aligning Actions With Values for Fulfillment and Success

    • 15 min
    How To Come Up With Your Next Business Idea - Mastering Excellence Series

    How To Come Up With Your Next Business Idea - Mastering Excellence Series

    Life is filled with inspiration for your next business idea. All that’s left to do is to tap into your passion and figure out which idea to pursue. Where will your passion for business take you next?
    Your very own Sales Maven, Nikki Rausch, is here to offer tips, techniques, and strategies to master your sales conversations. Discover methods to position yourself to thrive in business and produce true value for your audience. Today, learn how to generate your next business idea in this Mastering Excellence Series conversation on this episode of the Sales Maven Show.
    Jennifer Bradley started her journey in 2010 when she began her career as a Speech-language Pathologist. Faced with budget constraints for therapy resources while working with children, she began creating her own therapy materials, eventually venturing into selling them on Teachers Pay Teachers. Recognizing the need for greater control of her own business, Jennifer started a membership in 2017 for speech therapists. She grew the community to 1500 members before deciding to sell the business in 2023. Now, Jennifer is starting a new venture – "Not Simply Mom," a platform designed to empower stay-at-home moms to build their own online businesses.
    In today’s episode, Nikki and Jennifer discuss how to develop your next business idea. Jennifer talks about finding a new passion after selling her company. Listen as Nikki and Jennifer discuss developing passion around a new business idea.
    Nikki invites you to join the Sales Maven Society; take advantage of this opportunity for you and Nikki to work together. Bring your questions, concerns, and sales situations; she provides answers and guidance to boost your confidence. Join the Sales Maven Society here, click add to cart, and then at checkout, use coupon code: 47trial to get your first month for $47.00!

     
    In This Episode:
    [00:27] - Welcome, and thank you for listening!
    [01:57] - Jennifer Bradley talks about her experience of selling her business. PART 1
    [04:22] - Jennifer Bradley talks about her experience of selling her business. PART 2
    [07:10] - “I needed something of my own.”
    [09:51] - Jennifer talks about finding a new passion after selling her company.
    [12:25] - Passion for the business.
    [13:33] - “She’s found it.”
    [15:14] - Jennifer explains the strategy behind narrowing your offer.
    [18:02] - Do you have peers you can grow together with? PART 1
    [20:54] - Do you have peers you can grow together with? PART 2
    [23:16] - Getting things done even when it’s uncomfortable.
    [26:00] - Jennifer talks about continuously learning.
    [28:51] - Jennifer and Nikki talk about investing in coaching.
    [31:08] - How does passion for a craft develop over time?
    [33:01] - What’s next for Jennifer?
    [35:34 - Thank you for listening. Nikki is so grateful you are here!
     
    For more actionable sales tips, download the FREE Closing The Sale Ebook.
     
    Find Nikki:
    Nikki Rausch
    nikki@yoursalesmaven.com
    Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram
    Sales Maven Society
    Work With Nikki Discussion
    To download free Resources from Nikki: www.yoursalesmaven.com/maven 
     
    Find Jennifer:
    Jennifer Bradley
    Quarterly Goals & Priorities
    Instagram | Facebook 

    • 37 min
    The Confidence That Comes From Up-Leveling Your Selling Skills - Sales Success Story

    The Confidence That Comes From Up-Leveling Your Selling Skills - Sales Success Story

    Improving your sales skills supports your business in two major ways. First, potential clients understand your business better. Second, you develop more self trust in how you handle sales conversations. What could you do to build self trust to support your expertise?
    Your very own Sales Maven, Nikki Rausch, is here to offer tips, techniques, and strategies to master your sales conversations. Discover methods to place yourself in the position to thrive in business and produce true value for your audience. Today, learn about the confidence that comes from up-leveling your selling skills during this Sales Success Story on this episode of the Sales Maven Show.
    Kathy Farah is passionate about helping small business owners unlock the power of their email list by increasing engagement and revenue per subscriber. She brings over 16 years of experience in project management, leadership, and relationship building to help her clients deepen their connections with their email subscribers and re-engage cold email lists.
    In today’s episode, Nikki and Kathy discuss topics about the confidence that comes from up-leveling your selling skills. Kathy shares how she redefined her offers and became comfortable with sales conversations. Listen as Nikki and Kathy talk about the confidence that comes from solidifying your sales skills.
    Nikki invites you to join the Sales Maven Society; take advantage of this opportunity for you and Nikki to work together. Bring your questions, concerns, and sales situations; she provides answers and guidance to boost your confidence. Join the Sales Maven Society here, click add to cart, and then at checkout, use coupon code: 47trial to get your first month for $47.00

     
    In This Episode:
    [00:27] - Welcome, and thank you for listening!
    [00:46] - Kathy Farah is a ConvertKit Email Marketing Strategist who can help you re-engage your audience.
    [03:10] - Are you hesitant to reach back out to your audience?
    [06:07] - Kathy talks about rethinking her offers.
    [09:00] - Putting empathy in your business.
    [11:54] - Kathy talks about the core elements of managing your email list.
    [14:45] - “The connection has been wonderful.” 
    [17:35] - Thank you for listening. Nikki is so grateful you are here!

     
    For more actionable sales tips, download the FREE Closing The Sale Ebook.
     
    Find Nikki:
    Nikki Rausch
    nikki@yoursalesmaven.com
    Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram
    Sales Maven Society
    Work With Nikki Discussion
    To download free Resources from Nikki: www.yoursalesmaven.com/maven
     
    Find Kathy:
    Kathy Farah
    LinkedIn
    Free Resource:
    4 Email Strategies to Re-engage Your List
    Episode:
    How To Make More Money With Less Clients

    • 19 min
    Creating Boundaries That Save You Time - Sales Success Story

    Creating Boundaries That Save You Time - Sales Success Story

    As a thoughtful entrepreneur, you strive to provide the best service to your clients and community. You might notice that offering such high value can get out of hand if you don’t set intentional expectations. How are you communicating expectations that protect your business and well-being?
    Your very own Sales Maven, Nikki Rausch, is here to offer tips, techniques, and strategies to master your sales conversations. Discover methods to place yourself in the position to thrive in business and produce true value for your audience. Today, learn creating boundaries that save you time during this Sales Success Story on this episode of the Sales Maven Show.
    Dr. Angelique Adams is CEO of Angelique Adams Media Solutions, LLC, a leadership coaching and training consultancy for Ph.D. scientists and engineers. She is an engineer and former corporate executive with 25 years of experience in operations, strategy, and innovation. After managing multimillion-dollar innovation portfolios and leading hundreds of scientists and engineers worldwide, Angelique discovered her true passion is developing people, not products.
    In today’s episode, Nikki and Dr. Angelique discuss creating boundaries that save you time. Dr. Angelique explains how a monthly membership became a group coaching program in her business, then recalls the boundaries that allowed her to manage the program without burnout. Listen as Nikki and Dr. Angelique talk about developing systems that protect your time and emotional wellness during the sales process.
    Nikki invites you to join the Sales Maven Society; take advantage of this opportunity for you and Nikki to work together. Bring your questions, concerns, and sales situations; she provides answers and guidance to boost your confidence. Join the Sales Maven Society here, click add to cart, and then at checkout, use coupon code: 47trial to get your first month for $47.00

     
    In This Episode:
    [00:27] - Welcome, and thank you for listening!
    [00:47] - Dr. Angelique Adams talks about what inspired her current business.
    [02:31] - Continue to have a love of learning.
    [04:54] - Dr. Angelique describes how she provides value through speaking, consulting, and more.
    [07:35] - Dr. Angelique explains how a monthly membership became a group coaching program in her business.
    [10:19] - Finding boundaries in business. PART 1
    [12:38] - Finding boundaries in business. PART 2
    [15:34] - Dr. Angelique shares examples of implementing new language in sales conversations to protect your energy and peace.
    [17:39] - Take away the angst of saying “No.”
    [20:17] - Dr. Angelique talks about the group sessions in the Sales Maven Society.
    [22:16] - Thank you for listening. Nikki is so grateful you are here!
     
    For more actionable sales tips, download the FREE Closing The Sale Ebook.
     
    Find Nikki:
    Nikki Rausch
    nikki@yoursalesmaven.com
    Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram
    Sales Maven Society
    Work With Nikki Discussion
    To download free Resources from Nikki: www.yoursalesmaven.com/maven
     
    Find Dr. Angelique:
    Dr. Angelique Adams
    LinkedIn

    • 24 min
    How To List Build - Mastering Excellence Series

    How To List Build - Mastering Excellence Series

    Marketing is all about conversations. You attract your audience through what you talk about and how you engage with potential clients. An email list creates a friendly ongoing conversation between you and your ideal clients. Have you invited your ideal clients to this opportunity?
    Your very own Sales Maven, Nikki Rausch, is here to offer tips, techniques, and strategies to master your sales conversations. Discover methods to place yourself in the position to thrive in business and produce true value for your audience. Today, learn how to list build in this Mastering Excellence Series conversation on this episode of the Sales Maven Show.
    Shelly Niehaus helps service-based businesses get more clients by developing a solid personal brand and a list-building strategy with aligned content that connects and converts. As a small business owner herself, Shelly realizes it can be very intimidating to build a brand around your work and know how to present yourself to the world. Shelly is a firm believer that marketing does not have to be complicated. It can be fun!
    In today’s episode, Nikki and Shelly discuss ways to build a loyal email list. Shelly explains how to promote your business in a way that doesn’t feel promotional. Listen as Nikki and Shelly talk about strategies to build a dependable email list packed with value and sales conversations.
    Nikki invites you to join the Sales Maven Society; take advantage of this opportunity for you and Nikki to work together. Bring your questions, concerns, and sales situations; she provides answers and guidance to boost your confidence. Join the Sales Maven Society here, click add to cart, and then at checkout, use coupon code: 47trial to get your first month for $47.00!

     
    In This Episode:
    [00:27] - Welcome, and thank you for listening!
    [02:08] - Shelly Niehaus recalls when people first started asking her for help with skills.
    [04:05] - “Marketing is all about conversations.”
    [06:00] - Shelly talks about understanding your ideal clients.
    [08:07] - Are you stuck on what to do first?
    [10:23] - Put your content into the world and see how it lands.
    [13:16] - “I have a solution for you, and it’s free.”
    [15:36] - Position yourself as the professional.
    [17:27] - Shelly talks about segmenting your email lists to customize the client journey.
    [20:05] - Shelly describes the balance for nurturing clients with value then starting sales conversations.
    [23:06] - How often are you talking about your freebie(s)?
    [25:34] - How often are you emailing your list?
    [27:07] - Shelly explains how to promote yourself in a way that doesn’t feel promotional.
    [29:30] - Start list-building now if you haven’t.
    [32:25] - Start with your list, then work backward.
    [34:43] - Shelly enjoys spending time in nature.
    [37:34] - What’s next for Shelly?
    [40:04] - Thank you for listening. Nikki is so grateful you are here!

     
    For more actionable sales tips, download the FREE Closing The Sale Ebook.
     
    Find Nikki:
    Nikki Rausch
    nikki@yoursalesmaven.com
    Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram
    Sales Maven Society
    Work With Nikki Discussion
    To download free Resources from Nikki: www.yoursalesmaven.com/maven 
     
    Find Shelly:
    Shelly Niehaus
    Email Quickstart Guide
    Overcome Overwhelm, Take Back Your Life
    Educated Empowered Inspired Podcast
    LinkedIn | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram
     

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

Jenine @ UQ ,

Sales that are 100% relationship 0% ick!

Nikki’s podcast is one of my favorites! As a life coach for women navigating transitions and their changing stages, my clients are already making so many decisions and choices.

Nikki’s techniques help me provide what my clients really want and need, while making the process easy for them! Increasing revenue as a business owner is of course important, but you want to feel good about what you’re doing and how you’re doing it, and Nikki’s style helps me do that!

Jennifer Bradley ,

Amazing

Nikki is brilliant and so is this podcast. She shares so much great information. Definitely worth listening!

Sierra Scacco ,

INCREDIBLE Insights!

Nikki's expertise on sales and business is incredible & so helpful for someone like me in the high-ticket space! Love all of her tips!

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