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Closing the Deal

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How are you at closing your deals? Did you know that over half of the sales professionals today don’t even ask to close the deal? 
This week on INSIDE Inside Sales, Darryl is joined by the modern-day authority on closing, the incomparable James Muir, author of the best-selling “The Perfect Close” and VP of Sales at Essential Hub. Darryl and James discuss some easily applicable best practices for advancing the sale process to close the deal. They share advice on the psychology of the ask, a winning formula for your value prop, and the 3 important pre-call questions you should be asking yourself before you even pick up the phone. Learn how you can close more deals on this episode of INSIDE Inside Sales!

About Darryl's guest:

James Muir is the founder and CEO of Best Practice International and the best-selling author of the #1 book on closing sales – The Perfect Close. James is a 30-year veteran of sales where he has served in every role from individual contributor to executive VP. James has shattered records as both a field rep and manager. His guidance comes from experience and the school of hard knocks. Three decades of experience have given James a fresh and practical perspective on what works in real life and what doesn’t. His mission - to make the complex simple.

James has an extensive background in healthcare where he has sold-to and spoken for the largest names in technology and healthcare including HCA, Tenet, Catholic Healthcare, Banner, Dell, IBM, and others.

James' greatest professional joy comes from working with new and inexperienced professionals. He is on a mission to teach how being genuinely authentic actually creates the highest levels of success and happiness.

Not only is James a lifelong student of sales, but he's also an accomplished guitarist, organic chemistry fan, and fitness buff. Those interested in learning a method of closing that is zero pressure involves just two questions and is successful 95% of the time can reach him at PureMuir.com.

Video of the podcast can be found at: https://vanillasoft.wistia.com/medias/w5q6cl2njy
 
Lunch and Learn Video can be found at: https://youtu.be/T9bYnnIgXOQ


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Increasing Sales Through Storytelling

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The trend toward Storytelling is an unmistakable force that is sweeping across organizational gatherings, meetings, and presentations globally.

This week on INSIDE Inside Sales, we chat with one of the most successful Storytellers in North America. Ed Bilat, aka “The Closer” is the President of StorytellingSales.com, a firm dedicated to helping organizational leaders and sales professionals sharpen the craft of storytelling. 

Hear how Ed’s career went from Telemarketing Agent to Vice President, working in industries like Telecom, Wireless, and SaaS. Take notes as Ed describes his simple, but effective STAR Model for Storytelling: S = Situation T = Trouble A = Action R = Results, on this episode of INSIDE Inside Sales!

About Daryll's Guest:

As a martial arts practitioner of 30 plus years, Ed is the creator of the Aikido Selling and Negotiation method gained him international recognition for its simplicity and effectiveness.

Ed, his wife, and two kids reside in Ottawa, Canada. When he is not traveling around the world consulting and speaking, Ed can be found at the local dojo practicing martial arts or in the middle of a lake paddle boarding and fishing.

Video of the podcast can be found at: https://vanillasoft.wistia.com/medias/munnumrhww

Lunch and Learn Video can be found at: https://youtu.be/ZxTK22C3f2o


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Sales Misconceptions That Can Affect Your Success

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There are a great many misconceptions about sales as a profession. Unfortunately, some of these erroneous beliefs can manifest in ways that tangibly and even negatively affect your performance. We want to change that. 

In this episode of INSIDE Inside Sales, Darryl welcomes Inside Sales Training Speaker and Superstar, Kevin “KD” Dorsey. Darryl and Kevin get right to work debunking the 5 most popular and damaging misconceptions people have about sales. They break down the myths of needing to be a natural talent to succeed, the necessity to be an extrovert, as well as the requirement to be money motivated. Learn some fantastic tips on how to overcome these unnecessary barricades to success on this episode of INSIDE Inside Sales!

About Darryl's guest: 

Kevin leads and develops the inside sales team at PatientPop, where each member shares the goal to help practices grow and thrive. Kevin has worked with top sales organizations and previously held roles with ServiceTitan and SnackNation before joining PatientPop. In 2018 he was named one of the Top 10 Sales Leaders in the country by InsideSales.com, and is a highly sought after sales coach, consultant, and speaker for top national sales conferences. Kevin studied Kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin before beginning his career in sales and business.


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How to Do a Demo

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No matter how good your sales pitch may be, there comes a time when you will inevitably need to provide a demo before you can close the deal. Sadly, most sales professionals focus too many resources on just making their pitch, and not enough on that all-important demo.

In this episode of INSIDE Inside Sales, Darryl is joined by popular podcast host and digital marketing specialist Sam Dunning. Darryl and Sam share some valuable tips and advice on how you can dramatically increase the quality of your demos. They discuss ways to set an agenda, expand your discovery process, and weave stories into your demo while simultaneously getting buy-in from your prospects at every stage. Get some master class tutelage on how to create next-level demos on this episode of INSIDE Inside Sales!

Sam Dunning is a Sales Director & Co-Owner at Web Choice.

He is also the host of Sam’s Business Growth Show - a regular top 100 Apple podcast for marketing & business.  Sam is a digital marketing, sales, and business growth evangelist. He’ is passionate about helping companies boost their leads, sales, and brand positioning! Sam Dunning on LinkedIn

Video of the podcast can be found at: https://vanillasoft.wistia.com/medias/ky9mbdg6b7


VanillaSoftINSIDE Inside Sales is hosted by Darryl Praill, CMO of VanillaSoft which is a program on the Funnel Radio Channel.  VanillaSoft is the sponsor for INSIDE Inside Sales. 

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Passion for the Process

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Closing a deal can require a fairly complicated process, and the difference between being a good sales professional and a great one can come down to having a passion for that process.

In this episode of INSIDE Inside Sales, Darryl welcomes the globally renowned sales trainer and public speaker, Morgan J Ingram. Darryl and Morgan share tips and advice on how having a passion for the sales process can propel your sales performance. They discuss proven strategies you can follow such as ways to understand your buyers, increase your self-awareness, and focusing only on what you can control. Learn how to reignite your passion for sales, on this episode of INSIDE Inside Sales!

About Darryl's guest: 

Morgan is the Director of Execution and Evolution at JBarrows Sales Training, focusing on delivering to sales development teams to enhance their skill sets and performance. He is also a motivational speaker who has been nominated for TEDxSBY and TEDxUGA. An avid fan of social media and communicating online, Morgan has been featured in the Red and Black and OnlineAthens for a previous startup company Collegiate Gaming LAN, written college articles for CampusSports, and has done sales and marketing research for a start-up shoe store that Dunta Robinson started and has also done Partnerships for a start-up music company which helped promote artists in Athens, GA such as Judah and the Lion and the Shadowboxers.


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The Power of Referrals

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Good quality leads can be hard to come by. Leads that already come with a referral can be too few and far between, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
In this episode of INSIDE Inside Sales, Darryl welcomes the extraordinary Brynne Tillman, best-selling author, and CEO of Social Sales Link. Darryl and Brynne delve deeply into how you can leverage your existing customers to not only find some quality leads but to also place you in front of prospective buyers with the weight of a referral. They share some incredible insights on how you can exponentially grow your list of leads through shared social connections. If you are one of those sales professionals who want to experience some exponential growth, you can’t afford to miss this episode of INSIDE Inside Sales!

About Darryl's guest:

Brynne Tillman is the LinkedIn Whisperer and CEO of Social Sales Link. For over a decade she has been teaching Entrepreneurs, sales teams, and business leaders how to leverage LinkedIn for social selling.

As a former sales trainer and personal producer, Brynne adopted all of the traditional sales techniques and adapted them to the new digital world. She guides professionals to establish a thought leader and subject matter expert brand, find and engage the right targeted market, and leverage clients and networking partners for warm introductions into qualified buyers. In addition, Brynne is the author of The LinkedIn Sales Playbook, a Tactical Guide to Social Selling.


VanillaSoftINSIDE Inside Sales is hosted by Darryl Praill, CMO of VanillaSoft which is a program on the Funnel Radio Channel.  VanillaSoft is the sponsor for INSIDE Inside Sales. 

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Sales Can Change Your Life

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Much has been said about sales as a profession. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran, a rookie entering the field, or even just considering becoming a salesperson, there’s no shortage of opinions and articles on the world of sales. Though some of these opinions may not paint sales in a favorable light, if you have the right mindset, a career in sales has the potential to change your life! 

In this special episode of INSIDE Inside Sales, Darryl is joined by globally recognized sales leader and author, Scott Leese. Darryl and Scott discuss how the importance of commitment, mindset, and self-awareness can drastically change and improve your career in Sales. Scott also shares how his career in sales changed his life for the better, as he delves deeply into his early struggles dealing with illness and addiction. Learn how he tackled his role head-on without a “Plan B” and through will and determination found ways to excel in sales, on this episode of INSIDE Inside Sales!

About Darryl's guest:

Scott Leese is one of the top startup sales leaders in the country. Through domestic and international consulting, he has trained an army of salespeople thousands strong. Leese puts his nearly two decades of sales and leadership experience to use as the CEO & Founder of both Scott Leese Consulting, LLC; and SurfandSales.com. A highly sought-after consultant, advisor, leader, and sales trainer, Leese has a proven record of success building and scaling businesses from the ground up. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Janet; their two sons, Brayden and Caleb; and the family dogs, Loki and Mia.


VanillaSoftINSIDE Inside Sales is hosted by Darryl Praill, CMO of VanillaSoft which is a program on the Funnel Radio Channel.  VanillaSoft is the sponsor for INSIDE Inside Sales. 

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Adapt or Die

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The world of sales is always changing. The needs of customers change. Their spending habits change. Priorities change. Even the way we buy continues to change. Whether you like it or not, change is real, constant, and often happens with little time for you to prepare. So how are you when it comes to adapting to change?

In this episode of INSIDE Inside Sales, Darryl is joined by international award winner and world-class sales leader, Rob Jeppsen. Darryl and Rob discuss how adaptability is the number one indication of the success of a salesperson, and offer valuable tips on how you can strengthen your own level of adaptability. They share advice on how to spot the key indicators of change, as well as ways to use tools like A/B Testing. Darryl and Rob also go over why you should not be too product-centric and offer ways to engineer customer experiences to your benefit. Learn how to adapt and stand out from the crowd on this episode of INSIDE Inside Sales!

About Darryl's Guest:

Robert B. Jeppsen is currently the Founder and CEO of XVoyant, a Sales Coaching Technology organization committed to helping organizations develop world-class sales coaches. XVoyant’s platform is the first technology to transform historical data from Salesforce into predictive coaching plans for sales leaders and salespeople. Prior to forming XVoyant, Rob worked with HireVue as Sr. Vice President and General Manager of HireVue Coach. Prior to joining HireVue, Rob was Senior Vice President of Sales for Zions Bank for 10 years. In this capacity, he led 700 salespeople across 7 lines of business and was responsible for sales targets exceeding $3B annually.

Rob has been recognized by the American Business Awards with 15 Gold and Silver Stevie® Awards, in categories including Sales Leader of the Year, Sales Process of the Year, Sales Team, Sales Curriculum of the Year, and Sales Coaching Program of the Year. Rob has trained over 900 organizations and speaks at leading events across the country. With 21 years of direct sales and sales leadership experience, Rob has successful experience in every part of the sales process.


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All About Agility

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It’s time to talk about agility. The ability to be agile is often the difference between closing a deal or closing the door on a customer. Receiving a promotion or stagnating in your current role. Your level of agility can even mean the difference between starting a new job or looking for one.

In this episode of INSIDE Inside Sales, Darryl is joined by bestselling author and legend, Amy Franko. Darryl and Amy discuss how integral agility is as it relates to either your success or failure.   They share fantastic tips to strengthen your level of agility such as developing curiosity, and how to reframe any failure you experience. Darryl and Amy also go over advice such as seeking feedback, strategic speed and busting the patterns that hinder your progress. Learn how to increase your level of agility on this episode of INSIDE Inside Sales!

About Darryl's Guest:

Amy Franko is a keynote speaker, sales strategist, and author specializing in B2B sales and sales leadership development. She works with professional services, insurance, and technology organizations to accelerate their growth results.
With over 20 years of client-facing sales experience, Amy began her career with global companies IBM and Lenovo before pivoting into entrepreneurship. Her book of business includes some of the world’s most recognizable brands.
Her book, The Modern Seller, is an Amazon best seller and was named a 2019 top sales book by Top Sales World. She is also recognized by LinkedIn as a 2019 Top Sales Voice.


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Rants for a Pandemic

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Everybody has an opinion. Whether it be insightful, genius, misguided, or even just the rantings of an obnoxious troll, wherever you look opinions are easy to come across. These varied opinions can enhance or destroy even the most enlightened dialogues, and often can lead us to wonder what we ourselves are bringing to these conversations. Are we helping or hurting our cause?

In this episode of INSIDE Inside Sales, Darryl is joined by a special guest who is making a record third appearance – the legendary Benjamin Dennehy, the UK’s Most Hated Sales Trainer. Darryl and Benjamin forego the normal podcast routine and rant about the issues facing sales professionals during a global lockdown. They trade barbs on such issues as the “Give Back Movement”, selling during a pandemic, and just being yourself. You’re not going to want to miss the fireworks in this episode of INSIDE Inside Sales!

About Darry's guest:

Benjamin Dennehy is an engaging sales speaker, Interim sales director, and sales trainer who will explain that the barriers cemented within your selling process ARE your parents’ fault! Dennehy brings an antipodean brutality and charm to the sales experience many have never encountered before. His ‘no holds barred’ presentation will educate, inspire, motivate, and help your salespeople understand why they struggle with many of their daily sales frustrations.


VanillaSoftINSIDE Inside Sales is hosted by Darryl Praill, CMO of VanillaSoft which is a program on the Funnel Radio Channel.  VanillaSoft is the sponsor for INSIDE Inside Sales. 

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