Your Sales MBA® Podcast
Season One Bonus Episode! (and a sneak peek at Season Two)

Season One Bonus Episode! (and a sneak peek at Season Two)

July 11, 2019

Thank you for listening to our first season of Your Sales MBA. We loved answering every single one of your sales questions!

This is the end of Season 1, and we are taking a mini-break, but we will be back shortly with Season 2! 

Not only will we be answering more of your sales questions in Season 2, but we’ll also be joined by industry experts to get their take on your sales challenges, and dive deep on real-life deals so that you can get a better understanding on how to maximize your pipe and current opportunities. 

And in the meantime, we want to hear from you! Write to us at podcast@sellhoffman.com and tell us what you thought about Season 1, what you would like to see more of in Season 2 and as always keep those questions coming! 

Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe to hear the best sales advice from Jeff and CeCe so you can crush your quota. Happy Selling!

Head to our Workshop Page and see where Jeff & CeCe will be next! Our public workshop offerings are listed on our website at www.sellhoffman.com/upcoming-workshops 

Want more? Check out our sales blog at www.sellhoffman.com/blog 

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Stronger, Better, Faster: Your Guide to Getting to Power

Stronger, Better, Faster: Your Guide to Getting to Power

July 11, 2019

As a rep, you want to get the decision maker as quickly as possible. Most of the time we don’t want to waste our time with someone who won’t have the final say. But how do we get to that person in power? Typically, calling a CEO as the first cold call doesn’t get the job done. And sometimes, reps can get tripped up, or try to ‘sneakily’ ask a prospect for access to the ‘real’ boss… No wonder sales reps get a bad rep! Jeff and CeCe reveal all you need to know about getting to power… the right way. In this episode were covering how to ask questions assertively, not aggressively, as well as the best way to navigate through a company’s org chart.

Head to our Workshop Page and see where Jeff & CeCe will be next! Our public workshop offerings are listed on our website at www.sellhoffman.com/upcoming-workshops 

Want more? Check out our sales blog at www.sellhoffman.com/blog 

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Get That Paper: How to Get Your Contracts Back Faster.

Get That Paper: How to Get Your Contracts Back Faster.

July 3, 2019

Do you have lingering contracts out there? Are you waiting for your prospect to send a proposal back? What is the best way to send your prospect a proposal? As we head toward the end of the quarter, we can sometimes feel like we’re chasing our prospects. Jeff and CeCe answer an email this week about how to get contracts and proposals back FASTER. They’ll cover how you can organize your company’s pricing structure with the necessary steps (ie. rate cards, verbal commitment, proposal, contract), and the best closes to use to get what you want, when you want, from your prospect. 

Head to our Workshop Page and see where Jeff & CeCe will be next! Our public workshop offerings are listed on our website at www.sellhoffman.com/upcoming-workshops 

Want more? Check out our sales blog at www.sellhoffman.com/blog 

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He’s Just Not That Into You: Handling No-Shows Without Losing the Deal.

He’s Just Not That Into You: Handling No-Shows Without Losing the Deal.

June 26, 2019

Have you ever had a prospect agree to a meeting, and then not show up? Have you considered sending your prospect a ‘breakup email’ to guilt them into getting on the phone with you? Jeff & CeCe break down the rules of following up missed calls, and how to maintain your social value in front of your prospects. You’ll learn how to handle the situation while maintaining your integrity, and how to negotiate for power within the opportunity.

Head to our Workshop Page and see where Jeff & CeCe will be next! Our public workshop offerings are listed on our website at www.sellhoffman.com/upcoming-workshops 

Want more? Check out our sales blog at www.sellhoffman.com/blog 

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Pitch Perfect: How to Craft and Deliver a Pitch That Works.

Pitch Perfect: How to Craft and Deliver a Pitch That Works.

June 19, 2019

Do you struggle with the right ways to truly explain your company and product in 30 seconds? Do you feel pressure to WOW your prospect with one carefully crafted sentence? Elevator pitches are so much more than a one sentence explanation about how awesome your product/company is. In this week’s episode, Jeff & CeCe explain the true goal of an elevator pitch, and how to deliver an effective and persuasive explanation, without scaring your prospect away from the next call. 

Head to our Workshop Page and see where Jeff & CeCe will be next! Our public workshop offerings are listed on our website at www.sellhoffman.com/upcoming-workshops 

Want more? Check out our sales blog at www.sellhoffman.com/blog 

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Don’t Leave Me! How to Get Ahead of Customer Churn

Don’t Leave Me! How to Get Ahead of Customer Churn

June 12, 2019

Customer Success and Account Managers are responsible for managing many different accounts and customer relationships with varying levels of detail. With so many moving parts, it can be hard to recognize when your customers are misaligned with you. This week, Jeff and CeCe dive into what you can do TODAY to prevent your customer from churning, and how to build closes into your customer conversations. They’ll share their tips on identifying the signs that indicate when a customer relationship is in rocky territory, and what you need to do to prevent scenarios where you would need to ‘save’ a customer relationship.

Sign up for our San Fran Prospecting Workshop and see where Jeff & CeCe will be next! Our public workshop offerings are listed on our website at www.sellhoffman.com/upcoming-workshops 

Want more? Check out our sales blog at www.sellhoffman.com/blog 

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How to Win Deals and Influence Prospects: The Psychology of Negotiation.

How to Win Deals and Influence Prospects: The Psychology of Negotiation.

June 3, 2019

Negotiation can be one of the most challenging and intimidating part of the sales process. Knowing when to push your prospect and stand firm versus knowing when to back down and compromise is an art. But don’t despair -- Jeff and CeCe have the solution. They’re turning the antiquated ways of negotiation on its head and reveal their best advice on how to negotiate with confidence and authority, how to ask and close for things early, and even reveal the secret to closing your prospect on the FIRST call. We’re all about negotiation on this episode of Your SalesMBA!

Started from the Top and Now I’m Here! How to Successfully Break into an Account Without your Buyer.

Started from the Top and Now I’m Here! How to Successfully Break into an Account Without your Buyer.

May 29, 2019

Do you know the difference between prospecting to people & titles vs. prospecting to triggers? Are you concerned that you’re won’t reach the right prospects fast enough? Do you constantly feel like you’re fighting for your prospect’s attention? This week, CeCe and Jeff cover the differences between prospecting to people vs prospecting to trigger events, as well as the concern of not getting to your prospects fast enough.

Are You My Champion? Finding Your Champion and Closing the Deal

Are You My Champion? Finding Your Champion and Closing the Deal

May 22, 2019

When it comes to getting a deal done, champions are key. But how do you know who your champion is and if you have the right one? Jeff and CeCe give you the tools you need to identify your champion, how to close the right champion, and how to get what you really need from them. We’ll show you how to navigate org charts and find the right advocate on this week’s episode of YourSalesMBA®.

Kicking Tirekickers to the Curb: How to ID Them Early, and How to Get Rid of Them

Kicking Tirekickers to the Curb: How to ID Them Early, and How to Get Rid of Them

May 15, 2019

Have you ever dealt with a tirekicker before? Ever wasted your time on a prospect who is never EVER going to buy your product? How do you figure out which opportunities are real and which are a waste of your time and resources? Jeff and CeCe reveal the secrets to smoking out tirekickers, how to get rid of them without ruining your pipeline, and how to get around tricky situations like when is it ok to go over your prospect’s head on this week’s installment of YourSalesMBA®.