Episode #357: Sales Training for Non-Sales People

The Advanced Selling Podcast

advancedsellinpodcastgraphicbootWelcome to Mailbag Monday… Thursday edition. Todays’s question is too good to wait until Monday.  It’s a big one: Was anyone really, truly born to be a salesperson? Veteran sales trainers Bill Caskey and Bryan Neale explore how to implement ASP training with the non-sales people on your team.

How do you and your team define “sales?

Do you think it’s a dirty word and shy away from using it?

In this episode of The Advanced Selling Podcast, Bill and Bryan work through how to reframe the definition of the sales role in your company. You’ll learn how to help non-sales people on your team handle rejections and resistance. You’ll pick up a few good tips about how to create a system that works, regardless of your title and place on the team. Whether you’re a sales person or in ops/customer service/marketing/field technician, you can successfully utilize the principles from The Advanced Selling Podcast every day.

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Episode #356: How To Be Your Own Marketing Department

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advancedsellinpodcastgraphicbootDoes your marketing department actually help you generate leads? Veteran sales trainers Bill Caskey and Bryan Neale take on the challenge of lead generation… whether you have a full marketing department or none at all.

What do you do when you’re a high-level sales pro without a marketing department?

Does your marketing department spend most of their time doing promos and not really generating any actual leads for you?

In today’s episode of The Advanced Selling Podcast, Bill and Bryan walk you through building your own marketing plan— even if you DO have a marketing department to support you. They teach you what it means to “think inbound” and how to establish your own Voice of a Customer series. If you’ve been frustrated by marketing support (or lack thereof), be ready to take notes and brush up on your mad marketing skills.

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Episode #355: Inside the Training Room

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advancedsellinpodcastgraphicbootHave you wondered what it would like to be a fly on the wall at The Advanced Selling Podcast?

Veteran sales trainers Bill Caskey and Bryan Neale invite you in today as they blindly test each other on real sales strategy issues they’re working on with their clients.

You’ll hear Bill’s philosophy on negotiating price at the end of the deal and their discussion about the pros and cons of discounting. Bryan explores the rare and valuable skills every salesperson should have.

In this episode of The Advanced Selling Podcast, you’ll hear real scenarios from the training room with Bill and Bryan. Tune in to learn what it’s like to be in their classroom.

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#354: Mailbag Monday – Competitive Selling Edition

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advancedsellinpodcastgraphicbootIt’s another Mailbag Monday edition of The Advanced Selling Podcast. Veteran sales trainers Bill Caskey and Bryan Neale take a question from Matt, the owner of an IT company in Fort Wayne, IN.

Matt is looking for strategies to encourage customer loyalty and ways differentiate himself in the crowded technology marketplace. Do you have competitors nipping at your existing clients? Do you wake up in the middle of the night concerned about maintaining market share?

In today’s episode of The Advanced Selling Podcast, Bill and Bryan help you deal with competitors who offer similar services. They will show you how to identify if you’re making decisions for your customer or for your competitor and if you are really clear on what you want in a customer relationship. Learn to use competition to your advantage by stamping your personality onto what you sell.

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Episode #353: The Belief Continuum

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advancedsellinpodcastgraphicbootDo you truly believe in the products you sell? Veteran sales trainers Bill Caskey and Bryan Neale give you the framework to know where you fall on the Belief Continuum.

Do you feel you have a deep obligation to tell the world about your products? Or are you afraid to shout it from the rooftops because maybe your products aren’t sexy, interesting or exciting?

In today’s episode of The Advanced Selling Podcast, Bill and Bryan walk you through the Belief Continuum and give you solutions to help you move from one end to the other. If you feel like you just sell boring widgets, this episode is for you.

If you’ve considered putting your company logo on your tombstone because you’re so proud of what you sell, this episode is for you too. The importance is knowing where you fall on the Belief Continuum… and what can you do about it.

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