Purpose-Driven Sales - A Sales Leadership Podcast

The Knowledge Founders and Sales Leaders Need

About the show

Josh Sweeney and Taylor Barnes discuss the challenges of sales leadership while sharing ideas, solutions, and experiences.

Episodes

  • Episode 24: Prospect Data and Success

    October 8th, 2020  |  25 mins 12 secs
    business, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, sales

    Ensuring your sales reps have the best chance of success starts with how you source your prospects. The time you invest in sourcing and preparing a quality prospect list on the front end pays dividends in the time your sales team puts into their communications. This episode focuses on the nuances of how to source a quality list of prospects and the pitfalls you may encounter so that you, as a sales leader, may better prepare your sales team for success.

  • Episode 23: Asking for the Sale

    October 1st, 2020  |  28 mins 56 secs
    business, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, sales

    For a sales team, the goal in communicating with a prospect is the sale. Though it sounds trivial, there is an art to closing the deal. When is the appropriate time in the deal lifecycle to ask for the sale? How should you adjust your approach to the decision maker’s personality? In this episode, we discuss the lessons learned in our cumulative experience that you and your sales team can adapt to your communication strategies and close more deals.

  • Episode 22: Balancing Lead Volume and Quality

    September 24th, 2020  |  26 mins 41 secs
    business, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, sales

    For founders, bringing in leads is paramount. As an organization grows, however, determining whether or not you will continue to drive for high volume or start to focus on higher quality leads is a decision that warrants careful consideration. What route is the best fit for your organization?

    Find out in this episode as we talk through the pros and cons of each approach, real world examples of how different organizations have handled their leads, and pose questions for you to help discover which path best suits your team.

  • Episode 21: Discovering the Prospect’s Budget

    September 17th, 2020  |  24 mins 47 secs
    business, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, sales

    Ultimately, to close a deal, a prospect needs to be able to afford your product or service, but, when is it appropriate to have the budget conversation with your prospect? How do you go about discovering whether a prospect is a good fit for your organization? In this episode we discuss the finer details and considerations of how to handle the budget conversation with prospects that you, as a sales leader, can bring to your team to more effectively qualify leads.

  • Episode 20: Setting Client Expectations

    September 10th, 2020  |  29 mins 21 secs
    business, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, sales

    In communications with clients and prospects, setting appropriate expectations and delivering on your promises are key behaviors that contribute to strong, positive relationships. Join Taylor Barnes and I as we discuss how to handle setting expectations with your clients, reigning in the desire to say yes to everything, and the value implementing these strategies will bring to your organization.

  • Episode 19: How to Niche Down

    September 3rd, 2020  |  26 mins 57 secs
    business, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, sales

    In the business world, being the jack of all trades but master of none can be detrimental, especially for small businesses. In this episode, Taylor Barnes and I discuss how focusing on the things you’re great at, and having the discipline to say no to the things outside your wheelhouse, can return dividends in your ability to retain and acquire customers.

  • Episode 18: The Lifecycle of a Sale

    August 27th, 2020  |  26 mins 26 secs
    business, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, sales

    Closing a deal is the ultimate objective of a sale, but there are many stages that lead up to a successful outcome. How you handle your communication with your prospects is pivotal to converting more leads into satisfied customers. Join Taylor Barnes and I as we share our insight on how to successfully guide a prospect through your sales process and close more deals.

  • Episode 17: Hiring Sales People

    August 20th, 2020  |  25 mins 45 secs
    business, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, sales

    Building a high performing sales team starts with the recruitment process. In this episode, Taylor Barnes and I discuss the approaches we’ve developed, from our favorite questions to filtering techniques we’ve found to be most effective, over the course of our years in the industry.

  • Episode 16: Selling to the Ideal Customer

    August 13th, 2020  |  29 mins 57 secs
    business, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, sales

    Narrowing the audience for your sales efforts may seem counterproductive, but there are many benefits to honing in on a profile for your ideal customer. Join Taylor Barnes and I as we delve into how to go about developing an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP), and the advantages a focused sales effort can bring to your organization.

  • Episode 15: Sales Outcome Ownership

    August 6th, 2020  |  23 mins 55 secs
    business, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, sales

    Oftentimes, in the sales process, multiple people are involved in closing a deal. When things don’t go according to plan, it’s easier to relegate blame than acknowledge that you could have been more involved to ensure a positive outcome. In this episode, Taylor Barnes and I discuss the mindset of outcome ownership and the positive impacts it will have on your relationships with your team and with your customers.

  • Episode 14: Metrics Driven Sales Culture

    July 30th, 2020  |  19 mins 46 secs
    business, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, sales

    Measuring the pulse of your sales is key to tracking the health of your sales programs. In this episode, Taylor Barnes and I discuss how to simultaneously use metrics to motivate your sales team and, as a sales manager, make strategic decisions regarding the direction of your sales initiatives.

  • Episode 13: Weekly One-on-One's

    July 24th, 2020  |  24 mins 41 secs
    business, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, sales