Until Tom Barnes very recently stepped into a new Head of Sales role at Praxis Labs, he was the number one Enterprise Sales Director at Humu, an organization with a mission to make work better with science and machine learning. Tom has the Continue Reading …
I don’t know about you, but I’m constantly on the lookout for every possible competitive advantage I can find to try to improve myself and my results. It’s a huge reason why I started this show. Selfishly it allows me to build relationships with and learn from the best of the best in sales today. Unselfishly I record those conversations so you can listen in and learn alongside me.
In addition to listening to these stories and gleaning the insights from top performers, one of the most powerful performance enhancers I’ve found isn’t illegal or even unethical. I think of them as Performance Enhancing Events
Of course, I’m talking about the Sales Success Summit where I’m able to bring many of these top performers who you’ve heard on this show together so that you too can meet them, talk with them and learn from them. The most fun part is that they’re just engaged as you are, because they’re taking advantage of the opportunity to learn and network to further improve their own results.
How do you think they got to be top performers in the first place?
Last week I was able to round out the speaker lineup to address some critically important topics like team selling, prospecting, and one of the most important differentiators I’ve found in top enterprise sellers that I don’t believe is adequately addressed in any sales book out there, and that’s how to manage the internal sale inside your organization.
As I record this we still have tickets available and you can be in the room and be a part of this rather intimate Performance Enhancing Experience where the content is killer, but it’s not even the most important thing. The connections and conversations you’ll have can be way more impact if you really get engaged and involved in the event and to help with that Jack Wilson and Chris Watson are helping me develop the best after-party experience yet in addition to all of the time you have to connect over breakfast tacos, bbq and potentially even some special milkshakes.
Do yourself a favor and click over to Top1Summit.com to make that investment in yourself and grab your ticket. Now if you just can’t make it out, thanks to Outreach and Gong you can still get access to the videos of the presentations for FREE. The registration for those is on the same page at Top1Summit.com. That’s T-O-P the Number 1, S-U-M-M-I-T dot com.
Now those of you who are already on the listener list and got my email on Sunday, because I always try to give those subscribers a little bit of a head start and a sneak peek. They know that I promised something a little special in today’s episode. Here’s what I’d like to do, because the secret ingredient at the Summit is the quality of attendees. My being able to put the best, most committed, and motivated people I can find together in the same room is what creates the real magic.
If you’re one of those people and you don’t have a ticket yet. I want you to sell me on why you need to be at this year’s Summit. I’m not going to tell you how to pitch me. It’s up to you to figure out the right channel, the right tools, and the right message. But if you put in that little bit of effort and impress me. I might be willing to do something special for you to make it that much easier for you to join us at the Summit.
You’ve gotta do the work, and I can’t wait to see your approaches and creativity.
I’ve got one other idea. Referrals and recommendations are powerful things. If you have a friend that’s one of us. They’re committed to sales as their career, as a true profession, they’re constantly learning and trying to improve and they need to be in this room. Nominate them. Tell me why they need to be a part of the most impactful part of the Sales Success Community. Don’t forget to let me know how I can get in touch with them.
The last suggestion I’ll make is for sales leaders. If you are committed to your team and you want to see them succeed. Consider bringing at least a couple of your top performers, or those who are working the hardest on the inputs who really deserve a reward.
Next week you’ll get to hear my interview with Tom Barnes. It’s a great one and I can’t wait to share it with you. He tells the story of how Paul DiVincenzo brought his team to the Summit last year. Now Paul’s been on this podcast and attended multiple Summits and knew the value and Tom was a member of Paul’s team. Tom walked out of that event just a few months into his role as an Enterprise Sales Director at Humu and went on to become their #1 top seller himself this year. He’s since accepted a Head of Sales job at an early-stage startup and is bringing his own team to the Summit this year.
If that’s not the best testament to how powerful this event is, I don’t know what is. So consider bringing at least a portion of your team to help them achieve new levels of performance. Don’t worry, we’ll provide the oxygen to help them get there.
That’s it for today. Your only task right now is to go to Top1Summit.com. Hopefully, you’ll buy a ticket and join us, but at the very least make sure you register to get access to the videos.
Then make sure you’re subscribed to the podcast because Tom’s story that will release next Tuesday is one that you don’t want to miss.
Thanks for listening!
Sebastian Amaya is the top seller at IBISWorld, an organization that provides trusted industry research on thousands of industries worldwide. In his role, Sebastian leverages his experience and acumen to provide businesses with market insights and strategic outcomes. Sebastian is an Continue Reading …
Steve Reed is the Creator of Experiences and top seller for the Minnesota Vikings. In his role, Steve provides the very best experience in sports for client entertainment by offering the complete package, including food, drinks, a spectacular view of the action and so much more. Growing up as a superfan of the Vikings, Continue Reading …
And now for something completely different. I sent a newsletter out a couple of weeks ago that wasn’t really directly related to sales at all.
Instead, I was talking about a couple of books that I was reading on macro economics and what the future of the world might look like. It prompted some really interesting conversations and feedback. And one of those bits of feedback was that it was nice to get away from the pure sales content sometimes.
I thought I’d lean into that a bit as we start to wrap up the summer and wanted to share my favorite recent non-fiction read, and by “read” I actually mean listen on Audible. This was “Project Hail Mary” by Andy Weir. You may recognize the author as the author of “The Martian” which was another book I absolutely loved.
Now, he did a book in between called “Artemis” not my favorite, but “Project Hail Mary” is amazing. I highly highly recommend it. And I’d also love to hear what you’re reading, or your favorite recent reads. I might even include some of those in a future newsletter.
You can email me at [email protected] or feel free to send me a note on LinkedIn, and if you’re not already on the listener list and receiving these newsletters. Click over to top1.fm and drop your name and email address into one of the forms.
Thanks for listening, enjoy the rest of your Summer and make sure you’re subscribed to the podcast so you don’t miss my next interview with a top-performing sales professional.
Mike Anderson is the Top Strategic Account Manager at Terryberry out of Chicago, Illinois. Mike strives for excellence and aims to meet all of his customers’ needs. For Mike, sales is an adventure, one that should be joyous and fun. Today, Mike talks about his Continue Reading …
Lynn Powers is the Top Sales Director at Clari as well as a Board Member of Women in Revenue, a non-profit organization focused on current and future women leaders in technology sales and marketing. Lynn is a Continue Reading …
Sean McLean broke records as the Top Sales Development Representative at Semrush and was promoted into his current Account Executive role in less than half the time because of his performance. Sean is a Continue Reading …
I’m kind of cheating with this episode. Its purpose is to let you know that I’m taking a week off and that there won’t be a bonus episode this week, but in a roundabout way, it helps me keep my streaks alive as I haven’t missed a week on this show since we started consistently releasing bonus episodes between the interview episodes years ago.
If you haven’t already figured it out, I’m a HUGE believer in consistency as today we’ll also be releasing episode 1242 on the Daily Sales Tips podcast and I’ve never missed a day on that show. Now, I’m cheating a little bit over there too with a bit of a best-of series, but it’s important to take breaks. I’ve been in need of a massive refresh with tons going on professionally as always, but that’s been compounded by a lot going on on the personal side with a new home purchase and renovation and prepping for the sale of my previous home which is currently under contract.
For me, it’s about getting my head right and getting ready for a full out 4 month sprint that will culminate in the Sales Success Summit and SalesTechEX the second week of October. I also need to get super aggressive about refreshing my productivity process when I get back to pull all of this off. So that’s where we’re at. No real episode today, and I appreciate your understanding and continuing to come back week after week to this show. I’ll talk to you next week!
Misha Jessel-Kenyon was recently named the number one sales rep in the UK by Wiser. He’s also been SalesLoft’s number one Enterprise Account Executive for the last two years running. Specializing in B2B Sales, SaaS, Go-To-Market Strategies, Sales Tech, and more, Misha is an Continue Reading …