What are the best sales professionals doing to get to the top? In the Sales Success Stories podcast, Scott Ingram interviews and deconstructs world class sales performers to uncover their favorite sales books, habits, routines, strategies and tips. These salespeople are the A+ players among A players. If you’re in B2B Sales, Enterprise Sales, SAAS Sales, selling professional services, serving as an account manager or otherwise interested in revenue growth there’s something for you in these conversations. While created primarily for the individual contributor regardless of where they are in their sales career there’s probably some value in here for you if you’re a sales manager, sales leader or otherwise involved in revenue management, leadership or strategy. Learn more at Top1.fm
New Sales Job Due Diligence
In today’s bonus episode on the Sales Success Stories podcast I want to talk about doing your due diligence on a new sales role. This is something that has come up over and over again in this community because the position you find yourself in, in terms of the company you’re selling for, the industry, and in large part who you’re working for can have a massively outsized impact on your success in sales, and I’ve threatened for way too long to create some type of resource to help with these decisions. Well, here’s your resources thanks to a thread in the Sales Success Community Slack that Luke started, with some significant contributions from Eddie Baez and David Weiss.
Insurance, Tenacity & The Law of Averages with Tompkins Insurance’s Daniel McDevitt
Daniel McDevitt is the top Account Executive at Tompkins Insurance out of Pennsylvania. Dan is a highly knowledgeable and skilled sales professional who always prioritizes his clients and their needs. Dan is committed to his craft, is a forever learner, and, most importantly, gets results. Today, Dan talks about his role at Tompkins Insurance and what it has taken to become the top seller in his organization.
Investing & Side Hustling for Sales Professionals
David Weiss is a top performer and expert in sales strategy, sales operations, training, and the ways companies brand themselves to attract a target audience. In this very special bonus episode, Scott welcomes David to engage in a conversation on today’s topic, Investing and Side Hustling for Sales Professionals.
David and Scott touch on subjects such as dollar-cost averaging, cryptocurrency, REITS, owning your own residence, and much more. David shares his thoughts on side hustles and why he believes that most sales professionals jump into their side hustles too quickly and at the expense of their everyday hustles. Finally, David speaks to his ability to build networks and foster relationships and why those two things have been critical to his success.
Jason Koons, a Forever Learner: #1 of 550+ at Sweetwater
Jason Koons is the top seller at Sweetwater out of Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he has exceeded monthly, quarterly, and annual sales goals and consistently ranked at the top of the leaderboard among a team of over 550 active sales engineers. Jason is a relationship-based sales and business development specialist who is skilled in developing and implementing strategic sales plans, identifying new business opportunities, and building lasting relationships to achieve bottom-line growth objectives. Today, Jason is in a new role with Sweetwater that is focused more on training and coaching new hires as well as seasoned professionals aspiring to achieve personal and career growth.
$SALES Community Coin
Today I get to tell you about the launch of the $SALES Community Coin. This is something I’ve been watching and studying for a little over a year since my friend and mentor, Joe Pulizzi, launched his own $TILT coin in support of his business that’s all about supporting Content Entrepreneurs. I’ve personally participated in half a dozen projects and watched carefully to see what does and doesn’t work with the intent to bring this idea to the Sales Success Community.
Having a Rejection Plan: Everything In Sales Happens For A Reason with Investment Monitor’s Charlotte Lloyd
Charlotte Lloyd is the Global Director of Partnerships FDI at Investment Monitor, an organization that provides FDI data, intelligence, and insights from the industry’s leading journalists and experts. Charlotte is in the top one percent of revenue producers globally for Investment Monitor and she’s just getting started. Charlotte is a passionate and knowledgeable sales professional who has overcome many obstacles throughout her career. Today, Charlotte gets vulnerable and discusses her experiences with grief and mental health as well as her belief that detaching yourself from your outcomes can truly be a game-changer when it comes to your mental health as a sales professional.
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So much help!
Whenever I am in a sales funk, or looking to continue to be a great performer at my company, I know I can always listen to an episode of the Sales Success Stories Podcast. It’s both inspirational, and actionable.
The smaller daily sales tips podcast is also a great 2-5minute way to start your sales day.
Incredibly Helpful, Necessary for All Sales People
This podcast is incredible. Since beginning my career in sales, I stumbled upon this gem and it has helped me immensely.
As a sales professional, all of our activities, messaging, and mindsets make up how impactful I am. This podcast is helpful because the approach you’re taking has already been tested and it works. You’re getting advice from people who understand sales and have been successful at it.
If you’re beginning your career in sales, as an SDR or an AE, please do yourself a favor and binge this podcast to make sure you’re building the right habits.