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Moving Ahead by Looking Back

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It’s a new year and a new decade. It’s also no coincidence that 2020 also refers to vision with perfect clarity. In this very special episode of INSIDE Inside Sales, Darryl goes solo to recap the best tips and tactics from the previous year. If you want to be equipped with some solid, proven, and powerful advice, then this episode is an absolute can’t-miss! Reviewing the lessons learned in 5 episodes from 2019 (featuring industry experts such as Andy Paul, Jason Bay, Benjamin Dennehy, Randy Riemersma, and Mike Weinberg), Darryl will discuss easily actionable steps to intentionally invest in yourself, as well as provide you with some effective tools that will help transform you into the Rockstar Sales Leader you know you can be! Make it a truly Happy and Prosperous New Year by starting off listening to this highly impactful episode of INSIDE Inside Sales!

Connect with Darryl Praill on Twitter or LinkedIn 

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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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Success Starts with the Interview

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Is it time for a change? Are you looking to move your talents to a new employer, but are intimidated by the interview process? Do you have any job interviews lined up in the new year, or are you having difficulty even getting one? Are you adept at the interview process but struggle when it comes to the negotiation stage?

In this episode of INSIDE Inside Sales, Darryl speaks with Richard Harris, the sought after and accomplished head of The Harris Consulting Group. Darryl and Richard discuss 5 segments of the job interview process, offering up tips and advice that can help you secure your next posting. They also reveal tips for asking the questions that are important to you, as well as how to leverage recruiters, and optimizing your LinkedIn profile. If you are even thinking about branching out, you really should check out this fantastic episode of INSIDE Inside Sales!

Richard Harris brings 20+ years of sales and Saas experience to the table in his work as an advisor and consultant. His focus is on a more relaxed conversational selling style that helps people go from strangers to acquaintances to trusted business allies.

The goal of Richard's training is to get people to stop talking about what they do and get them to start talking about the pains they solve. Clients and experiences include Visa, Google, Zoom, PagerDuty, Headspace, and Gainsight.

Richard has been named a Top 25 Inside Sales Professional by the American Association of Inside Sales for the last 4 years. As well as a Top 10 Sales Development Leader as voted by Inside Sales and Sales Hacker. Published in Huffington Post, Inc, and most recently NBCNews

Richard Harris on Linkedin

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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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Steps to Handle and Reduce Objections

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Are objections getting you down? Are you getting burned out coming up with responses to deal with the excuses your prospects fire back at you? Do you have a plan to help avoid objections from the start, but it’s just not working?

In this episode of INSIDE Inside Sales, Darryl is joined by Michael Pedone, the insightful   Founder and CEO of SalesBuzz. Darryl and Michael discuss effective strategies that can eliminate objections before they even happen! They offer up solid advice to increase engagement and help turn resistance into interest before the resistance ever happens. Learn how you can drastically reduce objections by up to 80% on this incredible episode of INSIDE Inside Sales.

About Darryl's guest:

Michael Pedone, founder, and CEO of SalesBuzz.com, is a name well known to many in the world of online business. He launched an internet marketing company during the dot com meltdown and defied the odds by turning it into a massively successful venture. A large factor in its success was Michael’s ability to teach his proven phone sales techniques to his ever-expanding staff, creating swift growth for the company. He sold the firm at the peak of its profitability so he could turn his attention to a new challenge. Michael drew on his background as a commissioned salesperson and a sales trainer when he created the programs that form the backbone of SalesBuzz.com.

Michael recognized a crucial weakness in most sales companies seminars: the initial glow of enthusiasm whipped up by charismatic speakers soon wears off leaving attendees several hundred or thousand dollars poorer and selling just as little as before. He wanted to offer sales professionals a more effective, affordable sales training mode.

Connect with Michael on LinkedIn and Twitter

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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. 

   Funnel Radio Podcast Channel by the Funnel Media Group, LLC

Opening the Door to More Sales Meetings

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Are you confident in the way you connect with your prospects? What tactics do you use to get them to respond? Are you always successful when it comes to securing a meeting with them?

In this episode of INSIDE Inside Sales, Darryl speaks with Barbara Giamanco, the brilliant founder and CEO of Social Centered Selling about igniting a sales transformation that will help you to book more meetings. Darryl and Barbara go over easy to implement tactics such as using a give first mentality, maintaining the integrity of genuine intent by not jumping to the pitch too soon, and simple ways to research your prospects before you reach out. If you are having issues connecting and engaging with your prospects, you can’t afford to miss this episode on INSIDE Inside Sales!

Barbara Giamanco heads up Social Centered Selling and is on a mission is to Ignite Sales Transformation. This transformation includes a heavy emphasis on helping companies attract more women to their sales ranks, providing the path and support to advance women into sales leadership roles and to promote diversity and inclusion across all teams.

Barb co-authored The New Handshake: Sales Meets Social Media – the first book written about Social Selling. An outspoken advocate for women in business, leadership, and sales, Barb hosts the popular Conversations with Women in Sales podcast.

Committed to excellence in selling, Barb has been recognized as a Top 50 2019 Keynote Speaker and Top 50 Sales and Marketing Influencer by Top Sales World, a Top B2B Sales Influencer by LinkedIn and a Top 25 Sales Leader on Twitter.

Connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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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. 

   Funnel Radio Podcast Channel by the Funnel Media Group, LLC

5 Keys to Creating New Opportunities

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We here at INSIDE Inside Sales have a special episode for you as the year winds down and we get ever closer to the end of the final quarter. We have a very special guest who is here to offer up some encouragement and advice from his latest bestselling book, “#SalesTruth”.

In this episode, Darryl is joined by the unmistakable and world-renowned sales consultant, bestselling author, and original member of the Four Horsemen, Mike Weinberg. Darryl and Mike discuss best practices and highlights from some of the brightest stars in the world of sales, as well as tried and true ways to address real issues, faced by real people, working for real companies. From having the right attitude to proper calendar management and strategic targeting, this podcast is chock-full of wisdom you can use to finish this year strong!  

About Darryl's Guest:

Mike Weinberg ​loves sales! He is a consultant, coach, speaker, and bestselling author with specialties in new business development and sales management. He’s on a mission to simplify sales and create high-performance salespeople and sales teams. Mike is known for his blunt, practical approach and that he calls it like he sees it. He has spoken and consulted on five continents and works with companies in all industries, ranging in revenue size from a few million to many billions of dollars.

Mike was the #1 producer in three different companies before launching his consulting practice, and he has been named a Top Sales Influencer by ​Forbes​, OpenView Labs, and other publications. His first book, ​New Sales. Simplified.: The Essential Handbook for Prospecting and New Business Development became a #1 Amazon Bestseller and has been a bestseller for six years. His second book, ​Sales Management. Simplified.​ is being called “arguably the best book that has ever been written on sales management, and an unequaled blueprint for leading salespeople and building high-performance sales teams.” A transplanted New Yorker, Mike has called St. Louis home for 27 years.

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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. 

   Funnel Radio Podcast Channel by the Funnel Media Group, LLC

Embrace the Suck

 

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Have you ever hit a rough patch in sales, where nothing seemed to be going right? Were you able to reach your leads and prospects, but just couldn’t manage to close the deal? It happens, even to the best of salespeople. What’s important to remember is that failure is OK.    

In this episode of INSIDE Inside Sales, Darryl speaks with Dale Dupree, the rockstar Leader of The Sales Rebellion. Dale and Darryl talk about how important it is to have a mindset and attitude that will help you embrace those failures and make you a better salesperson. They go over the simple ways to use self-awareness, mentoring, and a positive mentality to help yourself overcome the areas you may need to improve so that you can have a more successful sales cycle. All this and so much more on this episode of INSIDE Inside Sales!

About Darryl's guest:

Dale Dupree is more commonly known as The Copier Warrior and is the appointed Leader and Founder of The Sales Rebellion. He is born and raised in Orlando, FL. Has a sales background that dates back to his childhood as he was raised wandering the halls of his father's business, but has been a full-time sales professional for 13+ years. Founded on March 1st of 2019, Dale now provides sales training and development through his firm, The Sales Rebellion, that challenges the status quo. He is audacious with his outreach, intentional in his sales walk and driven to create a community of sales professionals that cause undeniable curiosity and value-based synergy in their walk with prospects and clients alike.

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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. 

   Funnel Radio Podcast Channel by the Funnel Media Group, LLC

Asking the Right Questions

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Have you ever stumbled when you’ve finally been able to speak to a prospect in the C-Suite? Were you intimidated by their position of power and it threw you off enough that you botched your pitch?  

In this episode of INSIDE Inside Sales, Darryl speaks with the brilliant Matt Reuter, Sales Development Leader at GTT. Darryl and Matt discuss the importance of being able to craft the right questions. They go over ways to avoid getting simple yes or no answers, and how to create the proper structure for questions that will bring you nearer to closing those deals. They also talk about important tips such as the value of listening to your recordings, as well as deftly handling objections with questions that keep the conversation going. It’s all right here on this episode of INSIDE Inside Sales!

About Darryl's guest: 

Matt Reuter is a Sales Development manager for GTT, with over 4 years of Sales Development experience in the telecom industry. Matt spent 2 years on the phone as an SDR and worked his way up to manage teams. He has a passion for finding and training the next evolution of salespeople. Connect with him on LinkedIn.

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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. 

   Funnel Radio Podcast Channel by the Funnel Media Group, LLC

The Startup Spirit

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Are you considering creating or joining a startup? There are a lot of challenges that an early-stage company can face as they try to grow, or even just launch. What measurements will you use to track success? Which channels and tools should you use, or conversely, which should you avoid? Most importantly, how can you get financial returns almost immediately?  

In this episode of INSIDE Inside Sales, Darryl speaks with Scott Berty, the Rockstar Chief Growth Officer at Trufan. Darryl and Scott talk about which strategies can help quickly overcome the challenges of growing those important early accounts. They also discuss effective ways to manage your tech stack, as well as tips for making sales without having to offer painful discounts. It’s all right here on this episode of INSIDE Inside Sales!

About Darryl's Guest:

Scott’s a life-long learner and traveler with a diverse set of skills in social media, marketing, sales, and operations. With experiences that range from social media advisory and consulting for startup or scale-up technology companies, to operations management and business development, he’s suited to lead an innovative sales engine. After graduating from an international degree program in Australia and navigating his way through the business world for 3 years, he found an ideal position as the Chief Growth Officer for Trufan, a Canadian tech startup. After joining as a member of the founding team and helping build the venture-backed business from the ground up, he's also now on the advisory board for Quarter4 - an Ai startup focussed on predictive analysis for sports. Social media and digital strategy are part of his responsibilities for each company Scott works with. Three things Scott would definitely not be here without are family, sports and peanut butter. Scott invites you to connect with him on LinkedIn or Instagram!

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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. 

   Funnel Radio Podcast Channel by the Funnel Media Group, LLC

The 4 Ways Buyers Are Evaluating You

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Are you struggling with your conversion rates? Do you get right to the edge of finalizing the deal but just can’t close it? We all know that your prospects are evaluating you right from the moment they answer your first call, but is there a way for you to influence their evaluation?  

In this episode of INSIDE Inside Sales, Darryl speaks with Karen Dunne-Squire, the brilliant Creator and Managing Director of Elation Experts. Darryl and Karen discuss the 4 ways that buyers evaluate you and provide terrific tools that will help ensure you make a positive impression. Learn how you’re going to be evaluated by your prospects, and make it easier for you to make that sale! It’s all right here on this important episode of INSIDE Inside Sales!

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

   Funnel Radio Podcast Channel by the Funnel Media Group, LLC

The Human Element

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Do you use a script when you are cold-calling? Is it a cold, unfeeling template, or is it personalized so that you can connect with your prospects on a human level? If you’re not getting conversions or responses, perhaps you’re missing the human element. You may know your script, but do you know how to really connect?  

In this episode of INSIDE Inside Sales, Darryl speaks with Julia Shapiro, the Rockstar Director of Sales at Oktopost. Darryl and Julia talk about ways to connect to your prospects on a more human level. They also share effective tips such as researching to find a common bond, simply staying in touch, and recognizing events your prospects experience. It’s all right here on this episode of INSIDE Inside Sales!

About Darryl's guest:

Julia Shapiro is a passionate and motivated sales professional with a love for relationship building, good wine, and a better time. Leveraging her expertise with B2B marketing solutions to meet customer and company goals, she has incorporated both sales and operational experience to deliver an exceptional outcome- giving the people what they want!

Connect with Julia on LinkedIn or Twitter

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

   Funnel Radio Podcast Channel by the Funnel Media Group, LLC