Relevance is how your product or service can help your prospect, and trust is the degree to which they believe you. When these elements are working in unison, they become a powerful force – the aforementioned spear – in starting sales conversations.
In sales, and in life, there are few traits more important than genuine confidence – the confidence that people exude when they are simply being themselves. When you can access that state, and harness it for the betterment of yourself and your job, you can move mountains…and close lots of deals, and Alex Perry explains how to do it!
The challenge in sales is we are trying to get our needs met. That can be motivating – but it can also be a negative. We spend so much time trying to get people to care about what we do, and what we sell, but you have to start with what your customers care about and what they are trying to get done.
Johann discusses how he and his companies work to unlock revenue, build brands, and, ultimately, empires for their clients. The foundations and fundamental steps a company should follow to increase revenue; and Johann’s cutting edge marketing process to ensure you meet your goals. And of course, how he puts these processes in practice in his businesses .
A few years back,Kenny MacKenzie, Predictable Revenue’s Chief Product Officer had bootstrapped his company, Vandrico, to six figure revenue and a team of 13 people. But they failed on the sales and marketing side – they developed a really cool, cutting edge piece of software that wasn’t aligned with what the market needed. And that’s the story of entrepreneurship… even the best ideas can fail for a host of different reasons. Failure, though, can also inspire learning, passion, and your next idea.
Starting out in sales as an SDR can be extremely exciting and rewarding, but also soul crushing when things don’t click. After chatting with hundreds of CEOs and sales leaders over the last couple years, I know they too feel the pressure when things aren’t working because, ultimately, the buck stops with them. But unlike those in leadership positions, a junior SDR tends to be pointed in a specific direction by a superior and will, by default, trust they’re being pointed in the right direction.