Passion is not enough. As a revenue generator - deal closer service provider, Ledge tells us he doesn't need to be passionate about what you do. He needs to be passionate about closing deals for you and generating revenue for you. Then you will be able to channel more of the passion you have for your business. (20:31) "...sometimes folks will try to negotiate and say, well, if you're really passionate about it and you want to be involved in this, maybe you can cut your rates. And no, I'm not at all ... I'm passionate at the price I just quoted you because I'm going to make you millions of dollars. And that's what I'm passionate about. We build revenue machines. The end." Join us for part 1 of a 3 part series. Take notes!
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Marketing and sales have changed. How we connect, work together, and support corporate goals has changed. Anyone still doing things ‘how it’s always been done’ will soon be eating the competition’s dust. This podcast explores the intersection of marketing and sales and how a strong partnership between these two crucial functions supports organizational goals of internal alignment, external engagement, and corporate growth.
In today’s episode of Revenue Rebels Rhoan Morgan, CEO of DemandLab, talks with Michael Sala, Managing Director, Strategic Origination of LLR Partners to discuss how sales and marketing teams can work together to meet their organization's top-level growth goals.
SLMA guest host and board member Dan McDade (CEO of PointClear) interviews Karen Hayward a managing partner of Chief Outsiders on the subject of what separates winners and losers in the revenue wars. The interview covers three tactical areas that winners use, and loses fail to implement. Very interesting.
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It’s Budget Time and this year may be different for many marketers as expectations of “marketing revenue management” have increased.
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In this interview with Christopher Ryan, CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners we cover the 8 significant components to increase the lead to revenue conversion for B2B companies. The results are based on Fusion Marketing Partners annual research survey of 1400+ sales and marketing executives. The host is Jim Obermayer. Show airs Thurs January 19 10:30 am.
About Christopher Ryan
Chris Ryan has 25 years of marketing, technology, and senior management experience, and is a widely known expert in B2B marketing, lead-to-revenue modeling, sales strategy, and business startups. As both a services provider and in-house marketing executive, Chris has played a transformative role in driving marketing and sales programs that achieve the desired results and create alignment and synergy between the sales and marketing operations.
Chris is known as an outstanding communicator and has presented keynote addresses and breakout sessions at numerous conferences on marketing and technology. For three years, Target Marketing magazine named Chris as one of the Top 100 U.S. Marketers. Chris has written four books on marketing and information technology, including the recently published Winning B2B Marketing.
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In this interview with Rhoan Morgan, recent winner in the category of most inspiring leader of B2B and B2C C-Level Executives, she reveals what leading companies are doing that those that want to be leading companies aren’t doing. The host is Jim Obermayer
About Rhoan Morgan
As CEO of DemandLab, Rhoan sets the direction for the technologies, strategies, and partnerships that drive success for the agency’s clients. An early proponent of marketing automation, Rhoan continues to explore the next wave of technologies and analytics that support engaging customer journeys, and deliver valuable customer insights that advance business goals and accelerate revenue. Read the rest of this entry »
Change is a risky proposition for all sales organizations because change means confusion, hesitation and chaos as salespeople adjust to the company’s vision of a new sales approach driven by changed customer buying habits. In the book “Selling Vision” co-author Rick Cheatham takes us through the origins of the book and how change doesn’t have to mean one or two quarters of lower revenue when salespeople adjust. Everyone agrees that new realities of customer buying is driving changes in sales organizations and Cheatham discusses how to approach change and not get slammed in the process. The host is Jim Obermayer
About Rick Cheatham
RICK CHEATHAM leads the US Sales Practice for BTS. He works with clients such as Google, Accenture, Metlife, and IBM to drive their sales efforts into the future. Rick leads a team of over 20 consultants and conceptualizes many of the BTS solutions deployed in the US.
He is passionate about making work a place where salespeople come to be successful, is totally pragmatic and experienced in getting results through being a purpose-driven leader, and has an uncommon balance between vision and how things really get done.
Prior to BTS Rick was a sales leader for both regional and global account teams. Ultimately he led the sales force of a $1B business unit through a restructuring and shift in how they sold, which has shaped his thinking on how organizations can change what and how they sell faster and more effectively. Rick lives in Austin, TX.
BTS is a professional services firm nestled between consulting and training on the strategy execution spectrum. Our focus is on the people side of strategy working with leaders at all levels to help them make better decisions, convert those decisions to actions and deliver results. Rick leads BTS’ Sales Practice, which offers buyer-centric consulting, sales transformation (planning, change management, and training), assessment and selection, and on-the-job execution tools.
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Host Jim Obermayer interviews Aaron Ross, best-selling author of Predictable Revenue. Ross reaches back into his experience at SalesForce.com to share a method he has created to allow any company to create predictable revenue.
About Aaron Ross
Aaron Ross is the #1 best-selling author of Predictable Revenue: Turn Your Business Into A Sales Machine With The $100 Million Best Practices Of Salesforce.com (called by Inc.com the “Sales Bible of Silicon Valley”). His consulting company, Predictable Revenue Inc., helps companies with sales teams double or triple their growth. Before Predictable Revenue, Aaron worked at Salesforce.com, where he created a revolutionary Cold Calling 2.0 inside sales process and team that helped increase Salesforce.com’s revenues by $100 million. Aaron graduated from Stanford University. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and four children (also expecting a new baby in June 2014, loves motorcycles, and he keeps his work to 20-30 hours a week.
Host Jim Obermayer discusses with Paul Roberts of OC Talk Radio, about the compensation programs for CMOs. Plus as a bonus, Obermayer brings interviews from the Integrated Market Summit Conference (January 30-31st in San Diego). He interviews Shawn Ellridge, Shawn Flaherty of ITX Corporation, Mac McIntosh from Acquire B2B, Jennifer Allen from Victor Marketing, and Julie Newmark from Outward Media Inc.
Obermayer said that this summit was unusual in its choice of topics. There was a keynote by the venerated Don E. Schultz interesting presentations by Shelly Kramer of V3 Integrated Marketing, Michelle Killebrew of IBM Social Business. Aaron Bolshaw of Act-On Software, Audie Chamberlain of Realtor.com., Nicholas Muldoon from Twitter, Eric Holtzclaw of Laddering Work’s, Matt Hertig and Michelle Jacobs of Alight Analytics, Tim Ash of SiteTuners (Your baby is Ugly) Roy Pun from Adobe, Amanda Kahlow of 6Sense Insights, Pam Didner of Intel. If you missed IMS, it will appear in Atlanta, Minneapolis, Cincinnati, Raleigh-Durham and Austin kin the coming months.
SLMA Radio Host Jim Obermayer interviews Debbie Qaqish, author of "Rise of the Revenue Marketer." Debbie was driven to write book by the question increasing asked by marketers, "What are you going to do about revenue?"
Obermayer will ask Debbie about the Revenue Marketers she knows that have made a difference. Why do marketers welcome revenue responsibility? Does she recommend that marketers should be paid on revenue. What are the metrics a revenue marketer should track other than the revenue goal? How long does it take to become a Revenue Marketer?
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