Closers are Losers Episodes
Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a top business owner/top salesperson in your industry, the one who makes all the money, who gets the promotions and all the respect? My guest today built three businesses from the ground up over the course of several years–but not as many as you’d think. In just four years, Traffic and Funnels–a high-level business coaching and workshop firm–grew from zero to 8 figures.
In less than one year, Wealth Cap Holdings–a real estate investment firm–did the same. Within 15 months, SalesMentor – his sales consultancy, grew from nothing to multiple 7-figures per year. He attributes most of his success to his early desire to be one of the best in the sales game. Now he’s on a mission to share what he’s learned with other sales professionals and business owners around the world. Most importantly, though, Taylor’s family is his first priority. They mean more to him than any business…
My guest today has been an entrepreneur for almost 40 years. He has started, built, and sold two successful book publishing companies. He devoted the last 25 years to the art and science of relationship marketing. He has three books on the topic of referrals: Get More Referrals Now, Don’t Keep Me a Secret, and Beyond Referrals. As the founder of The Cates Academy for Relationship Marketing – he has become widely recognized as an international expert in his ability to help businesses create exponential growth through purposeful word of mouth, strategic networking, referrals, and personal introductions. He has now turned his attention to helping businesses and professionals develop and communicate more relevant and compelling value propositions to win more ideal clients or customers. His newest book is Radical Relevance – Sharpen Your Marketing Message, Cut Through the Noise, Win More Ideal Clients.
My guest today focuses on why some salespeople do it better than others – why some languish, while others seem to outperform everyone else, naturally. When he began to sell professionally and eventually manage salespeople, he became obsessed with learning the answer to this. His lifelong pursuit of understanding “The Sales Gene” was born. His sales chops were developed in his first B2B sales job at Western Union Telegraph where he made President's club in his very first year. His sales leadership expertise was developed during his long tenure as VP of sales for CBS, an office automation company in New York. He holds a degree in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and he has been speaking professionally for over 15 years, winning accolades from such notable companies as DLL Bank, GE, Xerox, and K Hovnanian.
My guest today started in B2B sales in the 1980’s, around the same time fax machines were the height of communications. He started off on the phone, and has held almost every possible role in sales over the years. He works with companies of all sizes, helping them improve and achieve their revenue goals. People have labeled him “a brilliant sales tactician”, which is fine by him, as he truly believes that success in sales is all about Execution! Everything else is just talk; and “apparently” there is no shortage of “talk” according to him in sales. 🙂 This is why his work is focused on helping sales teams and organizations better execute their sales process. With a laser focus on metrics and process, he helps clients improve critical aspects of their sales cycle, including: aligning the buyer process, removing redundancies to shorten their cycles, increasing close ratios, and creating double digit growth through the execution of strategy and through tactical execution. He also helps improve adoption, and by extension, the behavioral change required for ongoing improvement in execution and results.
My guest today is a highly sought-after speaker at company sales conferences, sharing the platform with everyone from today’s business leaders and broadcast personalities, to even a former U.S. President. He is the author of a number of books on sales, marketing and influence, with total book sales well over a million copies. His book, The Go-Giver, coauthored with John David Mann, itself has sold over 950,000 copies and it has been translated into 29 languages.The book he was first known for is Endless Referrals: Network Your Everyday Contacts into Sales considered by many a “sales classic” which has sold over 300,000 copies and to this day is credited by many top sales professionals to be THE book upon which they built their sales success.
How Healthy Obsession, Purpose, Calling & Giftedness Play Into Your Ability to Be Top 1%- with Evan Stewart
My guest today is a master strategist, trainer, and expert closer with years of experience running his own businesses, generating tens of millions in revenue, and helping others learn how to do it too in the process..He is a recognized leader in personal and professional development, and has a proven track record helping companies scale over 1,000% to multiple 7- and 8-figures. His personal mentorship has been coined “the invaluable element” that professionals can use to fortify their minds and realize their deepest aspirations.He is a highly sought after adviser to thousands, helping motivate professionals to gain a competitive advantage. He has expertise in driving referrals, mastering objections and fostering a bullet-proof mental resiliency. From upper management and ownership, to starting staff and sales and professionals alike, his private clients receive tangible and actionable knowledge with the sole purpose of elevating their life and their earning potential.
My guest today is an author, speaker, and business performance coach for executives and companies throughout the United States and Canada. He is the founder of Business LockerRoom, Inc. and CRUSHYourNumber.com. Widely recognized as a powerful speaker and highly effective performance coach in the areas of sales management, leadership, and strategic planning, he is a former sales executive, a two-time national Salesperson-of-the-Year, a serial entrepreneur, and a member of the Forbes’ Coaches Council. He has written two books: 1-on-1 Management: What Every Great Manager Knows That You Don’t and Quit Whining and Start SELLING! A Step-by-Step Guide to a Hall of Fame Career in Sales. His third book, Counter Mentor Leadership: How to Unlock the Potential of the 4-Generation Workplace, was co-written with his Millennial son, Robby Riggs. NOTE: No trophies were awarded in the writing of this book. However, it was selected as the 2019 Gold Medal winner in the leadership category by Axiom Business Books Awards.
My guest today is the chief growth evangelist at Salesforce and author of the Wall Street Journal bestselling book GROWTH IQ: Get Smarter About the Choices that Will Make or Break Your Business. She has been named to the latest Thinkers50’s list of the world’s top management thinkers and is a welcomed guest on Bloomberg, BNN, Cheddar, MSNBC, and Yahoo Finance, among others. She is a top Twitter influencer in Business Growth, Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, the Future of Work, and Sales. She was named one of Inc. Magazine’s 37 Sales Experts You Need to Follow on Twitter, a LinkedIn Top Sales Expert to follow in 2018, 2019 and 2020, a Top 100 Women in Tech, a Brand Quarterly Magazine Top 50 Marketing Thought Leader, and one of the most Powerful and Influential Women in California according to the National Diversity Council.
My guest today has over 20 years of technology and SaaS experience in sales training, operations, sales leadership and Sales Consulting. He has built, led and consulted with a wide range of organizations including start-ups, mid-size companies, and global organizations. He is also the current Director of Sales Consulting and Training for SalesHacker and is a regular speaker at the various Sales Hacker events, workshops, and SalesStack conference. Some of the companies he consults include Zoom, Google, Salesloft, Visa, & PagerDuty…just to name a few.
My guest today is a nationally recognized author, speaker, and the foremost expert in large account sales. His methods of unlocking explosive growth were developed through years of real-world success. By the age of 40, he had led four corporations, transforming annual revenues of less than $15 million to more than $100 million in each case. Since then, he founded Hunt Big Sales, a fast-growth consultancy and thought leadership organization. With his guidance, Hunt Big Sales clients have landed more than $5 billion in new sales with 190 of the Fortune 500 companies, including 3M, Disney, Chase Bank, International Paper, AT&T, Apple and hundreds more.