Accelerate Podcast with Andy Paul
November 27, 2015

On Accelerate! Now: Episode 41 Front Line Friday with Bridget Gleason. The Death Of The Salesperson?

My regular guest on Front Line Friday is Bridget Gleason. Bridget is VP of Corporate Sales at SumoLogic. In this episode, we use an article titled The Death of the Salesperson as the jumping off point for our discussion about the future of sales and the changing role of the sales person. Will there still be salespeople in 10 years? With today’s prospects becoming ever less reliant on the salesperson, Bridget and I identify the challenges that all sales reps face in the battle to remain relevant to their customers and what that means in terms of the responsibilities that sellers must assume for their own professional and personal development. You’ll want to listen as we delve into the concept of value co-creation and what that means in terms of how sellers must collaborate with their prospects during their buying process. And, learn how this trend specifically will impact the next generation of sales people: millennials. Make sure you join us for this episode!

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More about Bridget Gleason

One Book Every salesperson should read?
Winner's Dream by Bill McDermott

My first job in sales
Selling networking products and desktop computers for Xerox

My most powerful sales tool?
LinkedIn Sales Navigator

Music that psyches me up before and important sales call.
I tend to go quiet and focus and role play the call instead of listening to music.

Contact Bridget Gleason

Bridget is VP of Corporate Sales at SumoLogic. With more than twenty years of sales and sales management experience in the technology sector, Bridget joined SumoLogic’s executive team to lead and grow their inside sales organization. Her recent experience includes being VP of Sales for Yesware and SVP of Worldwide Sales for Engine Yard.

Contact Bridget:

Website: http://www.sumologic.com/

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Transcript

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Free Resources

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About Andy

Andy is the host of the top-rated 6-day per week podcast, Accelerate!, the go-to resource for the best sales advice online. He is the author of Amp Up Your Sales: Powerful Strategies That Move Customers To Make Fast, Favorable Decisions. Amp Up Your Sales is on HubSpot's list of the 20 Top Rated Sales Books of All Time. He is also the author of Zero-Time Selling: 10 Essential Steps to Accelerate Every Company’s Sales (which won Top Sales World's award as one of the Top 3 Sales & Marketing books of 2011.)

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