[Legacy post: Small Business Talent] Do you have a clear definition of your ideal client or customer? Just as important, do you know how you can win their business? My special guest on the podcast today, Rick Wong, is here to help you on both counts.
Rick is the creator of The Five Abilities® Sales Methodology and the CEO and Founder of The Five Abilities® LLC. Prior to starting his own company, Rick spent 35 years in sales and sales management convincing decision makers and influencers to buy from him and the companies he represented, including startups, SMBs, and corporate giants like Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft.
Rick has done it all, from cold calling to negotiating multi-billion dollar contracts. His varied business-to-business sales experience has given him a seasoned, realistic perspective on how to get sales results and grow a successful business.
In today’s interview, Rick discusses his forthcoming book, The Five Abilities of Incredibly Successful Salespeople, and how mastering The Five Abilities® Sales Methodology will help you acquire the clients you want most. Free Bonus Offer >> Sign up here and get the first three chapters of The Five Abilities® book, plus 10 weeks of valuable selling tips from Rick – all for free!
The bottom-line is simple. If you’re looking for practical ways to grow your revenue, then you won’t want to miss the sales wisdom that Rick has to share. Scroll down to the Podcast Player below and listen now!
[Legacy post: Small Business Talent] Winning customers for life is the Holy Grail for most of us. But it’s not so easy to do – and that’s why I invited world-class B2B sales expert, Dr. Richard Ruff, to join me on the podcast today.
Over the past 25 years, Richard’s work has varied in scope from delivering business-to-business sales training to start-ups to international sales performance projects with large organizations. His high-profile clients range from global corporations, like UPS, to consulting firms, such as McKinsey and Booz Allen, to medical device companies, including Boston Scientific and Smith & Nephew.
Richard is coauthor (with Neil Rackham) of two sales books: Managing Major Sales and Getting Partnering Right. He has authored numerous articles and white papers related to increasing sales effectiveness. Richard also posts regularly on the Sales Training Connection blog, and recently launched an excellent online sales training course.
It’s obvious that Richard has a wealth of sales wisdom to share. If you’re ready to learn what it really takes to win customers for life, then don’t miss this interview. Scroll down to the Podcast Player and listen now!
[Legacy post: Small Business Talent] If you’re a self-employed professional selling business-to-business services, then you’re probably trying to better integrate social sales tools into your sales process.
This can be frustrating if you haven’t found a Social CRM solution that can help you to do it efficiently.
Fortunately, my guest on the podcast today is Craig Jamieson of Adaptive Business Services. Craig is a Nimble Social CRM Solution Partner, and he provides training and consulting to businesses on how to leverage social sales tools, techniques, strategies, and Social CRM to increase their sales.
Craig has been a small business owner since 2005. He also has decades of business-to-business sales experience. Over the years, Craig held a variety of sales leadership positions, including division sales manager, national sales manager, and district manager. Craig has also taught salesmanship at the university level.
Lastly, Craig writes a column on social sales at MaximizeSocialBusiness.com (you’ll find links to his monthly posts and his social media accounts on his author profile page), and he’s also empowered to blog for IBM on the topic of social business.
In this content-rich interview, Craig and I discuss:
- The crucial differences between standard CRM and Social CRM solutions
- Why using social sales tools such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus without a Social CRM solution is inefficient
- How combining social tools and Social CRM solutions can help you save time and increase your social selling results
- Why focused content creation remains important and how to effectively leverage this activity
- The amazing Social CRM automated features available today for individual entrepreneurs and small businesses
If you want to tap the true power of social selling for your business, then don’t miss this valuable information. (Scroll down to the Podcast Player and listen now!)