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Startup Selling: Talking Sales with Scott Sambucci

Over the past twenty years, I’ve led three Silicon Valley startups to their first customers and revenue, and sold everything from financial data, enterprise software, and vaporware to cabinet doors, amusement park daily programs, and “would you like fries with that…?” My customers have included the largest financial institutions in the world, top US Universities, cabinet door makers and people that eat at Applebees and go to amusement parks... I’ve learned a lot, and made a few, ahem, well… a lot, of mistakes. Here in The Sales Podcast with Scott Sambucci, I share the lessons learned from my past two decades of selling. In each episode, I discuss a specific topic in selling and sales strategy like how to find new prospective customers, how to manage leads, how to run an effective sales meeting, uncovering customer needs, and developing pricing strategies. Episodes are a mix of guest interviews, observations from the field, and sales techniques that I’m using every single day. And people that care about such things, I’ve written two books, been a TEDx Speaker, been featured on CNBC, The Financial Times and NPR. Oh… I’m also a husband, a dad, and a three-time Ironman triathlete. Build your sales process so that you can have the company you imagine. The Sales Podcast with Scott Sambucci will help you get there.
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Now displaying: April, 2024
Apr 26, 2024

In this episode, Scott emphasizes the crucial role of routines in achieving both goals and happiness. He shares personal examples and strategies to guide listeners on their journey to success. Scott highlights the importance of routine in ultra running and training, as well as establishing structured routines at work. He underscores the value of repetition and consistency in routines as drivers of personal growth and productivity.

Addressing customer needs, Scott discusses the benefits of finding a routine in work and personal life, such as reducing decision fatigue, focusing on priorities, and creating predictability. He suggests structuring work weeks with themed days, dedicating specific days to content creation, client work, coaching, operations, and other tasks. Scott also emphasizes the importance of eliminating distractions by turning off notifications and using airplane mode, allowing for greater focus and adherence to routines. Additionally, he stresses the need for consistent scheduling to maintain discipline and cultivate habits.



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Apr 19, 2024

In this episode, Scott underscores the pivotal role of clarity, control, and confidence in attaining success, offering a structured approach to goal-setting. He emphasizes the importance of visualization, effective planning, and preparation, advocating for the mapping out of timeframes and conducting standups and meeting prep. Introducing the concept of account planning meetings for key accounts, Scott provides a detailed example of preparing for an on-site meeting, highlighting the significance of thorough planning and communication with stakeholders. Addressing customer needs, he stresses the ability to capitalize on opportunities and execute plans through principles of planning, preparation, and visualization. Additionally, Scott shares strategies for setting and achieving key performance indicators (KPIs) to reach specific goals and milestones, offering practical insights for effective implementation. Through actionable advice and real-world examples, Scott equips listeners with the tools and mindset necessary for achieving success in their endeavors.



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Apr 12, 2024

In this episode, Scott underscores the crucial elements of clarity, control, and confidence in the pursuit of success, offering a structured approach to goal-setting. Emphasizing the significance of visualization and effective planning, he advocates for meticulous preparation through time mapping, standups, and meeting prep. Introducing the concept of account planning meetings for key accounts, Scott provides a detailed example of preparing for an on-site meeting, highlighting the importance of thorough planning and communication with stakeholders. Addressing customer needs, he stresses the ability to seize opportunities and execute plans by adhering to principles of planning, preparation, and visualization. Additionally, Scott shares strategies for setting and achieving key performance indicators (KPIs) to reach specific goals and milestones, offering actionable next steps for implementing account planning meetings, conducting standups and meeting prep, and blocking time for planning and preparation. Through practical insights and actionable advice, Scott equips listeners with the tools and mindset necessary for achieving success in their endeavors.

 

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Apr 5, 2024

In this episode, Scott delves into the transformative power of gratitude, emphasizing its profound impact on both personal and professional growth. He underscores the importance of recognizing abundance and opportunities, urging listeners to shift their mindset towards problem-solving and ownership. By reframing challenges as opportunities for growth and learning, Scott introduces a powerful strategy for overcoming obstacles and achieving success. Addressing customer needs, Scott emphasizes the significance of understanding and addressing prospects' problems, highlighting the importance of creating demand for software systems by solving real-world business challenges. Moreover, he stresses the value of aligning with customers' strategic priorities and seizing opportunities to assist them, fostering a sense of gratitude for the ability to make a positive impact. Through strategic insights and actionable advice, Scott empowers listeners to embrace gratitude as a catalyst for driving meaningful change and achieving their goals.



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