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This podcast is for B2B reps and sales teams who love landing big meetings with prospects—but hate not getting responses to their cold emails or feeling confident making cold calls. Join me (you can call me JBay) as I interview sales experts, leaders, and top-performing reps to share actionable tips and strategies to help you land more meetings with your ideal clients.
 
This series was inspired by seeing firsthand the need for sales knowledge in the startup community – brilliant minds who could create anything but did not know how to find clients or sell their services. The goal of this event and these videos is for listeners to authentically receive process design, tools used, and tips on what works to successfully grow revenue and therefore, grow businesses. This series is for entrepreneurs, small businesses, intraprenuers, solopreneurs, nerds, creators, ...
 
I believe that all people want to be heard, seen, and understood. But how do we get people to hear, see, and understand us effectively? Salespeople train themselves on techniques to do this but there are people doing it well without the word sales showing up anywhere in their job title or job description. This podcast is designed to help us hone our human skills, understand subtle similarities between non-sales people and salespeople, and show how we can learn from both groups the next time ...
 
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Ethan Parker is the Head of Sales at Altisales. In this episode, Ethan Parker and Jason Bay go behind the scenes to talk about what they're working on right now. They reflect on their week, share important lessons from the client work they're doing, and talk about what they're learning in Outbound Squad. Connect with Ethan on LinkedIn here and Alti…
 
One of the biggest challenges startup founders face is dealing with the daily distractions and all the options available for the business – Lead gen strategies, pricing models, hiring decisions, product features. It’s nearly an endless list. Often there’s a tendency to keep trying new things – Try running a booth at a conference… Try a little bit o…
 
Join us for a very special Twin Cities Startup Week main stage event & the official kick- off of Season 5. Online Growth Systems CEO Dick Polipnick & Jed Mahonis co-founder Tim Bornholdt join us for this very special episode, both bringing specific challenges they are currently facing. Dick is struggling to break into Fortune 500 companies & Tim is…
 
For this very special, 50th episode of The Stories Of Selling Human podcast we are joined by Nina Butler. She is the Director of Event Experience at Alyce - the AI-powered B2B gifting platform that’s redefining direct mail, swag and gifts with its scalable, sustainable, hyper-personalized approach to account-based marketing. Nina is an experienced …
 
If you’re a company founder like me, you know it’s time for the big push in Q4 to hit those EOY targets and set ourselves up for an even bigger 2022 and beyond. When we’re out there pushing on our SALES – finding new customers, growing revenue, and jumping to the next level this year – we tell ourselves that we’ll hustle and grind, to do whatever i…
 
Belal Batrawy is the Head of GTM & Customer Evangelism at GTM Buddy. This is the audio version of a training with Belal Batrawy on cold calling. He talks about his Mic Drop Method for cold call intros, asking smart questions, and being more customer-centric in your approach. Connect with Belal on LinkedIn here and GTM Buddy here. Resources mentione…
 
One of the biggest sales mistakes most startups, especially ones selling enterprise solutions and targeting Above-the-Line executives make, is that they don't focus on their prospect's PRIORITIES. Instead, most startups make their outreach and pitches all about their PRODUCT – “Hi NAME – I'm contacting you because I would like to give you further i…
 
Ethan Parker is the Head of Sales at Altisales. In this episode, Ethan Parker and I go behind the scenes to talk about what they're working on right now. They reflect on their week, share important lessons from the client work they're doing, and talk about what they're learning in Outbound Squad. Connect with Ethan on LinkedIn here and Altisales he…
 
Karen Kelly is a Sales Coach and the CEO of K2 Performance Consulting. In this episode, Karen shares how to become a world-class sales coach so you can deliver better results with your team. Connect with Karen on LinkedIn here and K2 Performance Consulting here. Resources mentioned in the episode: Show Notes Page Here are three more ways to get hel…
 
In this episode of the Startup Selling Podcast, I interviewed Stephen Steers. Steers Consulting Group is a global training and consulting company helping Entrepreneurs, successfully tell stories that get customers excited to buy. They don‘t teach you sales in school. They don‘t teach you how to be confident. They don‘t teach you how to be out in th…
 
Summary: Amy Volas is the CEO and founder of Avenue Talent Partners, a recruiting firm focusing on sales leadership recruiting for SaaS startups, helping it's clients build the right team with the right leaders and drive growth for the long haul. With sales being her first business love and startups her second, she cares deeply about improving the …
 
Jeff Bajorek is a Podcast Host and a Consultant at Parabola Consulting. In this episode, Jeff and I dig into confidence and the key element missing in most discovery calls. Connect with Jeff on LinkedIn here and Parabola Consulting. Resources mentioned in the episode: Show Notes Page Here are three more ways to get help with your prospecting: Our b…
 
In this episode of the Startup Selling Podcast, I interviewed Zach Stein. Zach is a multi-time founder and is currently helping lead Carbon Collective, the investment platform that makes climate impact investing = smart investing. Zach lives in East Bay, CA. Some of the key topics and questions that we covered in this podcast are: Carbon Collective…
 
Mark Hunter is "The Sales Hunter". In this episode, Mark and I dig into follow up and using the phone to enhance your email results. Connect with Mark on LinkedIn here and The Sales Hunter here. Resources mentioned in the episode: Show Notes Page Here are three more ways to get help with your prospecting: Our best bite-sized content. Want my best L…
 
In this episode of the Startup Selling Podcast, I interviewed Jason Bay. Jason is the Chief Prospecting Officer at Blissful Prospecting. He helps reps and sales teams who love landing big meetings with prospects—but hate not getting responses to their cold emails or feeling confident making cold calls. A few of his clients have included reps and sa…
 
Summary: Brandon Fluharty is the VP of Strategic Account Solutions at LivePerson. He is a senior individual contributor for the organization focused on acquiring top tier, strategic enterprise accounts by enabling a major digital transformation centered around helping brands more easily communicate with their customers and employees at scale. He al…
 
Jeff Bajorek is a Podcast Host and a Consultant at Parabola Consulting. In this episode, Jeff and I dig into these four topics: finding your "why", planning for the unexpected, having fun in meetings, and reverse engineering success. Connect with Jeff on LinkedIn here and Parabola Consulting. Resources mentioned in the episode: Show Notes Page Here…
 
When you’re a startup with the latest and greatest new product, there’s no shortage of interesting conversations. Everyone wants to see the new, cool thing you’ve built. But every demo feels like a fireworks show – everyone’s excited, you get lots of applause when it’s over, then everything goes dark. Getting deals to move through your pipeline fee…
 
Monday's are usually a day I'm feeling rested and ready to go for the week. Not today. As I sat there churning out my Morning Pages, I could just see where the day was headed. The coffee tasted bitter. My mind wandering everywhere. My brain felt spongy and dull. Today was supposed to be a day off from training to give my body a little extra break b…
 
Leslie Venetz is the Head of Sales at Procurement Leaders. In this episode, Leslie tells us everything we need to know about enterprise prospecting. We dig into the mindset, the approach, and how to leverage actionable insights to land meetings with the C-suite. Connect with Leslie on LinkedIn here and Procurement Leaders here. Resources mentioned …
 
I've got this thing when I'm training called "Headlamp Miles" – it's the miles I knock out in before the sun comes up. This morning, I hit *start* on my Garmin at 4:16am today for a 10-miler. It's not so much that I have to practice #running in the dark (though it does help come race day...). It's more about making the time to train. I'm a husband …
 
I don't know about you, but whenever I've got something that seems hard in front of me, I get a little anxious... 😳 I worry that I'm not ready... 😳 I worry that I won't do well... 😳 I worry the thing in front of me will be even tougher than I thought... This past week was like that EVERY DAY as I looked at my training regimen and work schedule. Aft…
 
Meghann Misiak is the Founder of The Path to President's Club. This is an audio excerpt from a webinar Meghann and I did together on discovery and how to properly approach the process from start to finish. Connect with Meghann on LinkedIn here and The Path to President's Club here. Resources mentioned in the episode: Show Notes Page Here are three …
 
This is a tough week, a transition week. As of today, I'm 3.5 weeks since the Western States 100 and 3.5 weeks until my next race – the Castle Peak 100k up in Tahoe. I've been running and training the last two weeks, but this is the real week to get back to race preparation mode – early mornings, getting out on the trail, two-a-day workouts, and a …
 
Malvina EL-Sayegh is a Head of Sales Enablement at Silverfin - a high growth cloud-first SaaS post-accounting solution focused on providing software for accounts preparation and adjacent workflows such as statutory accounts and tax. She is an experienced Relationship Manager & Training Consultant with a 10-year history of working in the Financial S…
 
Belal Batrawy is a SaaS Startup Advisor at Death to Fluff. This is an audio excerpt from a webinar Belal and I did together on sales psychology. We talked about how to use social bidding, the forgetting curve, and loss aversion to land more meetings and close more deals. Connect with Belal on LinkedIn here and Death to Fluff here. Resources mention…
 
In this episode of the Startup Selling Podcast, I interviewed Jay Webb. Jay runs a search firm that focuses on helping early to mid-stage companies hire sales leaders and enterprise salespeople throughout North America. He’s also the host of the Over Quota podcast which features in-depth interviews around vision, strategy, and execution with revenu…
 
Kristina Finseth is a Director of Growth Marketing at Interseller. is back again to talk about the importance of mastering every channel, knowing your prospect's problems, and creating repeatability in your outbound motion. Connect with Kristina on LinkedIn here and Interseller here. Resources mentioned in the episode: Show Notes Page Here are thre…
 
Jeff Bajorek is a Podcast Host and a Consultant at Parabola Consulting. In this episode, Jeff Bajorek and I dig into these four topics: Working the bottom of your funnel first, rejection, working in bite-sized projects, and limiting procrastination. Connect with Jeff on LinkedIn here and Parabola Consulting here. Resources mentioned in the episode:…
 
Summary: Daniel H. Pink is the author of seven books, including the forthcoming The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward. His other books include the New York Times bestsellers When and A Whole New Mind — as well as the #1 New York Times bestsellers Drive and To Sell is Human. Dan’s books have won multiple awards, have been transl…
 
In this episode, I talk about how you can eliminate procrastination using a tip from the late Kobe Bryant. Resources mentioned in the episode: Show Notes Page Here are three more ways to get help with your prospecting: Our best bite-sized content. Want my best LinkedIn posts, podcasts, and webinars? Stuff you can implement in 10-15 minutes or less?…
 
Here it is... The 4th and final, installment of my post-race "Startups are Ultramarathons – Lessons from the Trail" from the 2021 Western States 100 Ultramarathon. In the first three installments, I shared these 8 lessons – Find Experts. Do the [Right] Work. Preparation, Planning & Visualization. Focus on Your Locus Be Confident. Ask for Help. Give…
 
In this episode, I share what you can do to mix up your cold calling power hours with productive Get Shit Done Sessions. Resources mentioned in the episode: Show Notes Page Here are three more ways to get help with your prospecting: Our best bite-sized content. Want my best LinkedIn posts, podcasts, and webinars? Stuff you can implement in 10-15 mi…
 
This is the third installment of my post-race "Startups are Ultramarathons – Lessons from the Trail." The first two installments of these Startup Selling Lessons from the Trail included: Find Experts. Do the [Right] Work. Preparation, Planning & Visualization. How to Focus on Your Locus Act with Confidence. Getting help along the way. In today's in…
 
Charles Muhlbauer is a Lead Enablement Manager at CB Insights. In this episode, Charles gives a masterclass in discovery. We talk structure, agendas, questions, and everything you need to run a solid discovery call. Connect with Charles on LinkedIn here and CB Insights here. Resources mentioned in the episode: Show Notes Page Here are three more wa…
 
This is the second installment of my post-race "Startups are Ultramarathons – Post-Race Lessons from the Trail." The first installment of these Startup Selling Lessons from the Trail, included: - How to leverage experts, - The single biggest factor in the pursuit of BHAGs, and - Removing variables from the journey through planning, preparation, and…
 
Jordana Zeldin is the Founder and Sales Coach at Spriing Training. In this episode, Jordana digs into discovery and her D.I.S.A.R.M. agenda-setting framework. It's a killer way to disarm your prospects and get the discovery call started on the right foot. Connect with Jordana on LinkedIn here and Spriing Training here. Resources mentioned in the ep…
 
Tara Horstmeyer is a ghostwriter, award-winning editor and a LinkedIn Top 100 Sales star. As a "friendly neighborhood ghostwriter" she helps her clients bring the real them to the surface by writing with or for them. She also offers social media consulting, communication coaching, newsletter writing and sales and marketing resourcing services. In t…
 
It's been nearly two weeks since I ran the Western States 100 – a 100-mile ultramarathon from Olympic Village in the Sierra Nevadas to Auburn, CA. Every day since then, I've been reflecting back on the race – what I accomplished, what I learned, and how I prepared for the oldest, and arguably most prestigious, ultramarathon in the world. Here is th…
 
Jesse Gittler is a Senior Sales Development Manager at PatientPop. In this episode, Jesse goes behind the scenes of a top-performing sales development team. We talk about creating buy-in with your reps, getting them to go the extra mile, and tactically how he executes his week. Connect with Jesse on LinkedIn here and PatientPop here. Resources ment…
 
These are final two pre-race "Startups are Ultramarathons: Lessons from the Trail" leading up to the 2021 Western States 100 ultramarathon. I'll get to the full-on race report in a series of future posts... If you've missed the previous three segments, you can find them here on LinkedIn or the Startup Selling Podcast. #7: Incrementalism To do hard …
 
It's less than 3 days from the race start – the Western States 100 – an ultra-marathon from Olympic Valley in the Sierra Nevadas to Auburn, CA near the Sacramento Valley. I didn't sleep well two nights ago – waking up at 1:30am with some pre-race anxiety. That's normal, and expected. Having a few nerves is good – it keeps me focused on every last d…
 
Patrick Downs is a Team Lead at PandaDoc. In this episode, Patrick shares several killer outbound techniques. Spotlight questions to point out problems they don't have a solution for. And several other messaging strategies to land more meetings. Connect with Patrick on LinkedIn here and PandaDoc here. Resources mentioned in the episode: Show Notes …
 
This month's guest, Callan Faulkner is one of the nations leading experts in making your CRM work for YOU. She spent the last 10 years perfecting the science on how to maximize this tool most of us sellers loathe, turning it into a revenue growth super hero. Her expertise as partner & VP of Experience at Kennedy Rowe Collective earned her accolade …
 
Mike Adams is the Founder of Grain. In this episode, Mike shares how you can capture coaching moments that you can share with the rest of your team. Connect with Mike on LinkedIn here and Grain here. Resources mentioned in the episode: Show Notes Page Here are three more ways to get help with your prospecting: Our best bite-sized content. Want my b…
 
Marcus Cauchi is the Chairman of SalesDRIIVN. In this episode, Marcus goes off on the 99.9997% of waste effort and money in most outbound sales organizations. Connect with Marcus on LinkedIn and SalesDRIIVN. Resources mentioned in the episode: Show Notes Page Here are three more ways to get help with your prospecting: REPLY Method™ Guide. A proven …
 
Catherine Brown is a corporate sales trainer teaching people B2B sales "with no sleaze or cheese" She is the author of the book "How Good Humans Sell" and she specializes in Hi-Tech & high-end professional services. In her work she puts an emphasis on the framework, which she believes every good sales person always has in the back of their mind, wh…
 
Ryan Staley is a Founder and CEO at Whale Boss. In this episode, Ryan shares his framework for finding and closing whales. Connect with Ryan on LinkedIn here and Whale Boss here. Resources mentioned in the episode: Show Notes Page Here are three more ways to get help with your prospecting: REPLY Method™ Guide. A proven messaging framework for incre…
 
On June 26th at 5 am, the gun went off and I took my first step in the Western States 100 – a 100.2 mile ultra-marathon from Olympic Valley, CA to Auburn, CA. The course included more than 18,000' of elevation climb and daytime temperatures of more than 100 degrees. I officially started training on Jan 4th – six months of daily effort – more than 1…
 
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