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Chris Merrill, Meghan Forgione, and John Barrows come together in the last episode of 2021 to reflect back on the year and talk about why 2022 will be even better for JB Sales. With the addition of new trainers, big company moves, the community growing legs of its own, and continuing to provide impactful events and experiences for revenue-facing pr…
 
In the spirit of giving thanks this past week, we are recognizing our membership community, who truly show up and show out for every webinar, livecast, AMA, and event we have. Thank you for bringing your greatness and energy! This episode, James Buckley talks with member Sterling Frandsen, inside sales representative at Tiled, about his career star…
 
Nick Cegelski, AE at Time by Ping, frequently participates with the JB Sales teams on their webinars and is always a welcome guest, so we are thrilled to bring him back onto Make It Happen Mondays. This is a very tactical episode talking about what you can do before, during, and after the sale. Listen in for advice on how to manage deals, how to en…
 
This week Alice Shaff joins John to talk about how his trainings have helped her over the years launch a career from starting as an SDR, to Head of Business Development at Anjuna. She talks about mindset, how important it is to have mentors in business, and how you have to launch your sales career first because no one else will care as much. Alice'…
 
Suneera Madhani, mentor, investor and Fortune's 40 Under 40 CEO at Stax by fattmerchant, joins John this week to talk about mom guilt, building a legacy of empowering women, and evaluating $10 tasks versus $10,000 tasks. This episode is filled with serious life advice from two different generations, actionable time management tips, and how to appro…
 
Thank you for 1 million downloads of Make It Happen Mondays Podcast! We are incredibly grateful for your listenership and couldn’t be more proud of this milestone. Let’s countdown the top 5 episodes of all time! Episode #1: This week we’re replaying one of our most impactful episodes that we’ve ever produced on Make It Happen Mondays. Our guest is …
 
Thank you for 1 million downloads of Make It Happen Mondays Podcast! We are incredibly grateful for your listenership and couldn’t be more proud of this milestone. Let’s countdown the top 5 episodes of all time! Episode #2: This week we’re pleased to have an award winning sales rep on the podcast. You may remember back at Dreamforce, Chili Piper th…
 
Thank you for 1 million downloads of Make It Happen Mondays Podcast! We are incredibly grateful for your listenership and couldn’t be more proud of this milestone. Let’s countdown the top 5 episodes of all time! Episode #3: This replay of Episode 109 welcomes Sean Sheppard, who’s friendship spans years with John. Sean is a 5-time Founder and has 3 …
 
Thank you for 1 million downloads of Make It Happen Mondays Podcast! We are incredibly grateful for your listenership and couldn’t be more proud of this milestone. Let’s countdown the top 5 episodes of all time! Episode #4: This replay of Episode 129 welcomes Tom Williams, Head of DealPoint (part of Clari), onto the podcast. Tom joins us and brings…
 
Thank you for 1 million downloads of Make It Happen Mondays Podcast! We are incredibly grateful for your listenership and couldn’t be more proud of this milestone. Let’s countdown the top 5 episodes of all time! This replay of Episode 136 explains Armand Farrokh’s winning formula that allows him to crush quota repeatedly. Hitting 100% of quota is o…
 
Heather Monahan, Top 40 Keynote Speaker in 2020 and Best-Selling Author, comes together with John this week to discuss building confidence when you’re not the expert throughout all stages of your sales career. This conversation is filled with advice for sales reps and beyond on how and why you should listen to your gut & the voice in your head, sea…
 
Jules Kun, social media marketing strategist for many of the trainers at JB Sales, talks about her start in social media (tweeting to chefs for free appetizers!), her favorite lessons from working with Daymond John’s team while he was on Shark Tank, and in this episode hosts a mini consulting session with John on redefining his own brand in sales. …
 
James Buckley takes over Make It Happen Mondays podcast this week as he brings on guest Ashleigh Early, founder of The Other Sales Coach and podcast host of “The Other Side of Sales”, to share their opposing views on sales reps leaving voicemails. Ashleigh believes salespeople should not leave voicemails in general, with some caveats, "because the …
 
JB Sales' newest trainer, Shelly Gupta Correa, joins John this week to talk about her journey on growing up as a first generation Indian-American not conforming to cultural norms, tough career decisions and changes, and evaluating her values and priorities in life. Shelly's greatest lessons have come from taking different risks in life as well as b…
 
Tim O'Neil, CRO at Alation, joins John this week to continue to conversation from the last few weeks about the new career path of the SDR. They discuss a new model of how to grow organizations internally to break the predictable growth model that could be the novel way companies go to market. This episode is: for leadership to take back to your org…
 
Following up on last week’s episode (211) on product-led growth, Kris Rudeegaap joins John this week to talk about product-led growth changing the industry and the structure of sales organizations. Kris is the CEO and Co-Founder of Sendoso, a sending platform that helps sales & marketing teams send out direct mail, swag, handwritten notes, and more…
 
Doug Landis, Growth Partner at Emcap, joins John this week to discuss the shifting roles of sales due to product-led growth and how companies can adjust in order to evolve. This episode is especially important for the mid-tier 50% of reps that want to further their sales career. Doug and John discuss how over half of the reason people buy anything …
 
Todd Caponi joins John once again on Make It Happen Mondays almost 2 years after his first appearance (Episode 112) to talk about radical transparency and leading with one’s flaws in sales. “Perfection isn’t a thing”, and Todd goes on to explain why talking about what you can’t do or don’t have can actually create a stronger foundation for a relati…
 
Our guests this week are Alexine Mudawar, Major Account Executive at Displayr, and Gabrielle Blackwell, SDR at Gong. This week we have two smart powerful women chat with John on how to become an advocate for women in business, starting by the leadership selected to set examples, creating a safe and welcoming environment, and ensuring conversations …
 
Our guest this week is Debra Roberts, a conversation expert and creator of the Relationship Protocol, helps savvy business people navigate important conversations. This week with John she talks about how to approach conflict, triggers and why people react certain ways, as well tactical things to open up communication & build trust in a short period…
 
Our guest this week is Brian Trautschold, Cofounder at Ambition which is enterprise gamification for sales teams, joins John this week to talk about keeping remote employees motivated and accountable, and how companies and brands that incorporate gamification are changing the world. Gamification can foster teamwork and create an outlet for friendly…
 
Our guest this week is Hang Black, VP of Revenue Enablement at Juniper Networks and author of Embrace Your Edge, joins John this week to talk about adaptability within the customer lifecycle and personalization: telling people how you like to be connected with. Hang details how diversity, innovation, and creativity come into play in this new age of…
 
Our guest this week is Brian Burkhart, Founder and Chief Word Guy at SquarePlanet which focuses on presentations, strategy, and messaging. He joins John this week to talk about core values, growth mindset, and elevating others. Brian explains how one sets the tone as the leader yet emphasizes staying flexible throughout your entire career. You don'…
 
Our guest this week is Scott Gillum, CEO and founder of Carbon Design, who talks about what makes a good salesperson and what makes a good buyer, how personality-based marketing can be utilized, how to conduct solid research on brands and people, and also share their differing thoughts on the role of the SDR. Scott and John also discuss different s…
 
Our guest this week is Robbie Crabtree, a former trial lawyer turned founder of Performative Speaking. After years of convincing jurors and working on both sides of the attorney fence, Robbie elevated his talents and now helps visionary leaders become excellent speakers. Bridging the connection between persuasive speaking and sales, Robbie also pro…
 
Our guest this week is Beth Waterfall, Executive Director @ Elevate Northeast & Founder of Beth Waterfall Creative. Beth is a thought leader on the legalization and advocacy of marijuana and provides education in this episode around the history of cannabis and how it affects our economy, psyche, wellbeing and lifestyle. John and Beth also discuss w…
 
Our guests this week are Simon Mulcahy, Chief Innovation Officer @ Salesforce, and Karen Semone, Senior Director of Innovation at Salesforce. This conversation between John and these two dynamic, free-thinking leaders is filled with invention, thought leadership, innovation, and content. Both Karen and Simon emphasize genuine curiosity, curating th…
 
Our guest this week is Mark Roberge, Managing Director at Stage 2 Capital and Professor at Harvard Business School. John and Mark discuss the future of sales, best practices, and how one size and strategy does not fit all companies. They emphasize how agility, disruption and innovation have moved to the forefront of careers and business. Mark deliv…
 
Our guest this week is Galit Ventura-Rozen, Co-Founder of Everyday Woman, real estate broker, and sales success expert. In this episode, Galit shares her experiences on the path to entrepreneurship. Investing in yourself can be frightening; Galit and John talk about the mentality and mindset needed to overcome our fears and take the steps towards w…
 
Our guest this week is Will Frattini, Director of Sales at ZoomInfo. Will joins John to talk about sales engagement strategies, and why a good support system helps fuel growth. Will shares the mistakes he’s made along the way and also the successes. We succeed by helping others succeed.By John Barrows
 
Our guest this week is Tim Clarke, Senior Director, Product Marketing - Sales Cloud at Salesforce and Co-Founder of UNCrushed, a platform and community for mental health awareness. Success isn’t always about tactics and dollars. Sometimes success is about carrying on even though our world seems to be closing in around us. In this episode, Tim and J…
 
Our guest this week is Sean Sheppard, serial entrepreneur and Managing Partner at U.plus. Sean is helping corporations with their startups and shares with John what we should be teaching young sellers today, how the risk dynamic has changed, and the antiquated thinking we need to get rid of.By John Barrows
 
On this week’s episode, John sits down with some of the JB Sales team for a very honest conversation on email effectiveness. There are a lot of salespeople who are wildly successful with email because of the way they’re using it to deliver their message. There’s also a lot of people who have become numb to emails. The team discusses their thoughts …
 
Our guest this week is Jeff Hoffman, a friend and mentor of John’s. Jeff and John are going to reflect on their history, the milestones they’ve each achieved, growing a business while growing a family, and their thoughts on retirement. They also talk about how they have navigated each decade of their lives so far and share what we should be focused…
 
Our guest this week is Melanie Fellay, CEO and Co-Founder of Spekit. From management of finances to where you spend your time, Spekit has successfully navigated the startup waters to become what they are today. And now a new milestone has been reached. Melanie joins John to discuss building a team, designing a go-to-market strategy, funding decisio…
 
Our guest this week is Brian Gil, SVP, Operations at Articulate. Brian shares how growth and trajectory dramatically changed for Articulate when he joined over eight years ago, and what it’s like to break ground on a new product, a new process, and a new vision. Brian and John also discuss what we should be looking at when interpreting data so we c…
 
Our guest this week is Kristina Finseth, Growth Marketing Manager at Interseller. Kristina is a strong leader with incredible insight due to her diverse marketing and sales background, and her Outbound FIRE Framework has been spreading rapidly through the sales community and making an impact. She and John talk about how her sales expertise has been…
 
We’re keeping it in house for this week’s episode! JB Sales CRO Chris Merrill takes over and talks with Leslie Douglas, Director of Sales Training, and Meg Holsinger, Director of Customer Success. They discuss their experiences navigating a successful sales career, the strong opinions that shaped them into talented sellers, and share off the wall b…
 
Our guest this week is David Cancel, CEO and Founder of Drift. David has spent a lifetime as an avid learner and found a way to understand not just sales, but human decision making and why things work. John and David are going to go deep into the ebbs and flows of being in sales today, the short-term versus the long-term and the cyclical world that…
 
Our guest this week is Kevin Ellis, VP of Sales at Thrive. Kevin and John share their story about meeting over 15 years ago and how John’s training and mentorship has impacted Kevin’s career. Kevin also tells us how he feels about underdogs and their hustle, the importance of learning in the moment, the startup mentality, and what has kept him at t…
 
Our guest this week is Joe Caprio, Co-founder of Reprise. John is consistently talking about how bad most demos are for prospects and Joe's research proves that the frustration we experience as demo attendees is often shared by the people that are actually doing the demos. Joe and Reprise are preaching heavily against the traditional ways of doing …
 
Our guest this week is Michael Phelan, Principal and Founder of Go-to-Market Pros. The knowledge that Michael has accumulated over the years comes from his ability to ask the right questions. Michael and John are going to dive into the importance of driving meetings, the ever evolving concept of give to get situations, and the impact of well design…
 
Our guest this week is Lindsey Boggs, Digital Sales and Development Manager at Citrix and Co-founder of UNCrushed. Lindsey’s focus on the mental health of her team helps provide a healthy environment that is conducive to growth. Lindsey and guest host James Buckley discuss the tools she’s using to strengthen her one-on-ones and make them more meani…
 
This week we’re replaying one of our most impactful episodes that we've ever produced on Make It Happen Mondays. Our guest is Chris Voss, author of Never Split the Difference, former FBI hostage negotiator, CEO and Founder of The Black Swan Group, and one of the most talented negotiators of our time. Chris and John talk about due diligence, loss av…
 
Our guest this week is Galem Girmay, a strong advocate for women in sales and Co-founder of the very popular and fast-growing networking Slack community, RevGenius. Galem is a valuable resource and joins us to discuss the meaning and value of community, and what it means to be truly engaging and engaged.…
 
Our guest this week is Nick Cegelski of SurePoint Technologies. Nick's an experienced enterprise account executive with a ton of useful insights. The way that we speak to our prospects matters and Nick and John are going to dive deep into those little awkward moments that we experience with our prospects and how to handle them. We love the way Nick…
 
Our guest this week is Victor Antonio of Sellinger Group. Victor and John talk about reaching levels of experience that make sales easier, recognizing our sources of anxiety, selling in other countries, and more! As a sales keynote speaker and trainer, Victor helps us see the bigger picture so we can have more meaningful conversations with our pros…
 
Our guest this week is Larry Long Jr. Director of Collegiate Sales at Teamworks. Larry is a ball of energy and encompasses what it means to be a true leader. Larry talks with us about beefing up his LinkedIn presence, the difference between leadership and management, and finding a rep’s motivation. Larry hopes to share messages of hope, positivity,…
 
Morgan Ingram joins John this week to discuss the ups and downs of what could be called one of the strangest years in history. What changed, what did we learn, and what will be different this year? We’ve accomplished a lot in the face of adversity and we wouldn’t have been able to help as many people were in not for you our loyal audience. Thank yo…
 
Our guests this week are Darryl Praill, CRO at VanillaSoft and Shawn Finder, Founder of Autoklose. They’re talking with John about everything from sales culture, diversity, hiring and firing reps for many reasons, to finding the right fit for acquisition. This episode is full of incredible wisdom, insights, and value!…
 
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