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  • 01:11

    Sales Strategies - The Time and Value Bargain

    in Business

    Denise Griffitts interviews author, blogger, podcaster, speaker and consultant, Andy Paul  on Your Partner In Success Radio.


    As an author, blogger, podcaster, speaker and consultant, Andy Paul has helped thousands of companies and their salespeople to accelerate their sales. 


    Andy Paul is the author of Amp Up Your Sales: Powerful Strategies That Move Customers To Make Fast, Favorable Decisions. Amp Up Your Sales is on Amazon’s list of the 20 Top Rated Sales Books of All Time.  Andy is also the author of Zero-Time Selling: 10 Essential Steps to Accelerate Every Company’s Sales, which won Top Sales World's award as one of the Top 3 Sales & Marketing books of 2011. He is recognized by Forbes as #7 on their list of the top 30 social selling influencers globally. Seismic, Inc. recognized Andy as one of the Top 25 Sales Enablement resources in 2015. 


    His podcast, Accelerate! with Andy Paul, is a go-to resource offering the latest insights from the leading authorities in sales, sales enablement, leadership, coaching, and personal development to help sellers accelerate the growth of their sales and their businesses. 


    Since founding Zero-Time Selling, Inc. in 2000, Andy has worked as an advisor to CEOs and entrepreneurs to transform sales team productivity and individual sales performance.


     

  • 00:25

    Recruiting Real Estate, Insurance Agents or Any Sales Representative

    in Marketing

    Recruiting is the backbone of many 1099 sales organizations. Pure recruiting is not hiring. Hiring implies the company is offering a full-time, part-time or a time-based, contracted salary. Some sales organizations have hybrid arrangements to provide a salary during a probationary period, then commission-only status begins.


    Recruiting typically means salespersons will only receive commissions.


    Many companies tell recruit candidates all the things that make their companies great such as products, company profile, etc.


    There is usually a couple things missing from most sales organizations.


    We will discuss these missing-in-action items.


    We hope you enjoy the show.


    321SETAPPOINTMENTS.COM provides affordable appointment setting, sales training and business development services to real estate brokers, insurance agencies, and select traditional industries such as dentistry, cosmetic surgery, LASIK surgery, CPAs, and information technology firms in the U.S. and Canada.

  • 00:42

    January 7, FEG Sacramento Sales Training Recap of Wednesday Training

    in Marketing

    On January 6, 2016, my company, 321SetAppointments.com, started working with a life/annuity insurance agency based in Sacramento. Freedom Equity Group (Sacramento) or FEG Insurance Services LLC, headquartered in Santa Barbara County, is part of a network of FEG offices across the United States.


    Today's show will serve as a recap of Wednesday's sales training. The full training session is scheduled for January 9, 2016 at the Sacramento office.


    At the request of the Sacramento FEG manager, 321SetAppointments.com is helping agents learn the art of Selling Without Appearing to Sell or SWAS.


    The actual fee-based, SWAS sales training is a 6-hour session that helps insurance and real estate agents, or any company with a sales component, learn how to sell using traditional sales training practices.


    These sales training overview will be 30 to 60 minutes, each Thursday evening, 730 (PT).


    The first four weeks will not include any conversations with agents from the office. By early February, we will showcase agents who are learning and growing.

  • 00:57

    Sales Training Complexes: Things That Hold Us Back from Successful Selling

    in Marketing

    This show is from a recent sales training class conducted for a Sacramento area client.


    Many salespersons suffer from complexes that hinder production and performance. Interestingly enough, true sales training helps salespersons understand and work through these issues.


    My sales training company, 321SetAppointments.com, recently added the module on managing complexes.


    As discovered, the majority of salespersons agreed that they had some type(s) of complexes which needed to be addressed.


    A solid sales process is the key to minimize the ill-effects of complexes. Salespersons experience anxiety and frustration because most sales training programs do not include this every important conversation. It's definitely not an easy conversation to have with people, but the salesperson attendees were grateful that the subject was brought to the forefront.


    We hope this show helps salespersons, insurance managers and real estate brokers.


     

  • 00:22

    Re-Energizing Your Sales Call

    in Business

    How often have you wished you had that specific brochure, infographic or customer video testimonial, when talking with a prospect, but you did not have access to it real time?


    4DSales has solved your problem. 


    Brian Carpenter, CEO of 4D Sales will share the issue he and his partners were trying to solve for salespeople.


    4DSales provides the ability for sales professionals as well as owners and executives to present their products and services in the best light, and in a very engaging way no matter where they are.  This means they are always ready to present their company and they can do so in an incredibly effective manner.  It also transforms the standard sales calls into more in-depth and persuasive interactions.    According to a study by the Wharton School of Business, 67% of buyers say that salespeople who present information visually are more persusaive.  4DSales is based on visual and interactive presentation.


     


    http://www.4dsales.com

  • 00:25

    Soulful Sales Strategies for Success

    in Women

    Next week on Women Warriors  (Wed, Nov 26th at Noon ET), our special guest is Lori Mann.  Lori will discuss the topic of “Soulful Sales Strategies for Success”.  Many business owners particularly women do not realize that sales is the lifeline of any company’s success. Lori discusses are 5 step process for how to authentically sell your products and services without feeling sleezy or aggressive. You will learn key strategies to accelerate the sales process by having conversations that attract prospects to become customers in less time than it would normally take.


    Lori A. Manns is CEO of Quality Media Consultant Group, a consultancy firm specializing in media strategies that work to provide increased clientele, brand visibility and revenue. Lori is a marketing and sales coach and business strategist who empowers her clients to grow their businesses by utilizing magnetic marketing strategies and soulful sales solutions. Lori is a strategic media buyer and proficient in placing advertising campaigns across all platforms including: TV, radio, Internet, print, direct mail and outdoor advertising.


    Since establishing QMC Group in 2009, Lori has received the Rising in Community Excellence Award in 2014, SWIBA Business on the Rise Award by Stiletto Woman Media in 2013, Super Tuesday Awards finalist honor by Atlanta Business League in 2012 and Business Superstar Award by People You Need To Know Magazine in 2010 as well as honored in Who’s Who of Black Atlanta guide from, 2010-2014.  To learn more about Lori and her business visit her website at www.qualitymediaconsultants.com.

  • 00:14

    5 Characteristics of Highly Successful Independent Sales Teams

    in Marketing

    A growing trend is to build business by paying the sales team on performance.


    Companies who need sales contract with independent sales reps (commission only sales reps) who represent the company's products or services. The independent sales representative is not an employee, but rather an independent contractor. The sales rep may represent multiple companies and products or services, usually within a very well-defined geography and industry.


    Finding great independent sales reps can be tough. There is a much higher demand for great independent sales reps than there is supply. And if not recruited and qualified and managed well, independent sales teams may not be successful at all.

  • 00:21

    Why top producers may not be good sales managers ( and what to do about it).

    in Management

    We've all seen it. A top producer is promoted and goes from sales superstar to average manager (or worse).  The reason why is that the attributes and skills of a top sales person are not the same as a top sales or branch manager.  In this episode, we discuss what makes a great sales manager and tips to support a new one.

  • 00:13

    Setting Commission for Independent Sales Representatives

    in Marketing

    A growing trend is to build business by paying the sales team on performance.


    Companies who need sales contract with independent sales reps (commission only sales reps) who represent the company's products or services. The independent sales representative is not an employee, but rather an independent contractor. The sales rep may represent multiple companies and products or services, usually within a very well-defined geography and industry.


    But how do you know what commission rate to pay for sales reps?  We work through a few short examples in this podcast. 

  • 00:20

    Knowing your SOS WHY is vitally important to succeeding in sales

    in Business

    SOS WHY training will expand your view of yourself and connect you with hidden aspects you always felt were there. Those hidden aspects have no access to words — so this important awakening bridges the gap within. The bridge from uncovering your SOS WHY gives you confidence, clarity and passion!
    When you take your SOS WHY to your core team, family and friends – you will unify and expand your productivity with immediate and increased mutual understanding.


    Cristi McMurdie has launched her own SOS WHY coaching programs promising to uncover your deepest authentic self that underpins all of your dreams, visions, and goals and immediately improves communication and productivity.  Cristi has practiced law and mediation since she graduated in 1992 from ASU Law School.  She specializes in family law and family mediation.


    http://breakthroughcompany.ca


    cristi@mcmurdielaw.com


     


     

  • 00:21

    The Top 4 Mortgage Sales Management Trends for 2016

    in Management

    In today's episode we look at 4 trends that are set to accelerate in 2016.  They will change the strategies and skill sets that mortgage companies, their sales management and their sales teams will need to be succesful in 2016 and beyond.