On Accelerate! Now: Episode 77 with Trish Bertuzzi. Do You Have A Sales Development Playbook?

Trish Bertuzzi has one for you. In this episode, Trish Bertuzzi, founder & President of The Bridge Group and author of The Sales Development Playbook; Build Repeatable Pipeline and Accelerate Growth with Inside Sales, shares her perspectives on some of the key challenges sellers face in building their inside sales teams. Among the many topics we discuss in this information-packed …

On Accelerate! Now: Episode 76 with Regis Lemmens. The Future Of B2B Sales And The Changing Role Of Sales Reps

In this episode, Regis Lemmens, founder of Sales Cubes and a Professor at leading business schools in the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands, shares the key findings of his extensive research into the future of B2B sales. He describes what his research found to be the necessary and inevitable evolution of consultative selling to a true collaborative partnership with buyers. …

On Accelerate! Now: Episode 75 Front Line Friday with Bridget Gleason. How Sales Leaders Should Structure Their Days to Maximize Their Effectiveness

My regular guest on Front Line Friday is Bridget Gleason, VP of Corporate Sales for SumoLogic. In this episode, Bridget discusses how she, as a sales leader at a high growth tech company, allocates and uses her time during a typical work day. She shares how allocates time in her day to preparation, managing sales, coaching her team, selling, recruiting, …

On Accelerate! Now: Episode 67 with Mark Roberge. The Sales Acceleration Formula. Part One.

In this first part of my two-part conversation with Mark Roberge, CRO of HubSpot sales division and author of the best-selling book, The Sales Acceleration Formula, describes the process that he created to build the sales team that produced predictable scalable revenue growth as it rapidly marched from $0 to over $100 million in sales. Mark shares the process that …

On Accelerate! Now: Episode 63 with Mike Weinberg. If You Fail to Plan, Then You Are Planning to Fail. Essential Sales Planning Strategies for 2016 from MIke Weinberg.

That saying about failing to plan is from Ben Franklin. And, while Mike Weinberg, author of two best-selling sales books (New Sales. Simplified and Sales Management. Simplified) may or may not be Ben Franklin, he is one of the smartest people I know in sales. And, in our conversation, Mike describes the two essential planning steps that every sales manager …

On Accelerate! Now: Episode 61 with Jeb Blount. Want to really kick-start your sales in 2016? Commit yourself to positive change.

In this special first episode of 2016, Jeb Blount, CEO of Sales Gravy and best-selling author of multiple books including his latest best-selling book Fanatical Prospecting, describes the most essential changes that sales reps must commit to making to in order to achieve their goals in 2016. He describes why every seller needs to have a sales plan for 2016 …

On Accelerate! Now: Episode 59 with Kelly Riggs. Quit Whining And Start Selling. How The Winners in Sales Think, Learn and Act Differently From The Whiners.

Kelly Riggs is the creator of The Business Locker Room and author of Quit Whining And Start Selling. In this episode, Kelly breaks down why, despite all the changes that are occurring in B2B selling, sales success will always depend on the ability of a sales rep to effectively communicate one-on-one with a potential buyer. He describes why most salespeople …

On Accelerate! Now: Episode 57 with Babette Ten Haken. Selling Is A Team Sport. How To Effectively Blend Sales And Non-Sales Resources To Win New Business.

Babette Ten Haken is the author of Do You Mean Business ? Technical, Non-Technical Business Collaboration, Business Development And You. In this episode, Babette discusses the challenges of melding sales and technical resources to effectively and efficiently win new business. She describes how the future of sales will belong to the hybridized seller who can effectively combine sales and technical …

On Accelerate! Now: Episode 49 Front Line Friday with Bridget Gleason. Preparing Salespeople For Success In The 21st Century

My regular guest on Front Line Friday is Bridget Gleason. Bridget is VP of Corporate Sales at SumoLogic. On this episode, Bridget and I talk about a variety of essential sales topics for sales leaders: why it’s important for sales leaders to celebrate the small successes; the importance of helping sales reps develop patience; how to develop and maintain a …