Down The Rabbit Hole
Why Cold-Calling Isn’t Dead (Ft. Jason Bay)

Why Cold-Calling Isn’t Dead (Ft. Jason Bay)

May 27, 2021

DTRH Episode 27 

Why Cold Calling Isn't Dead 

Ft. Jason Bay 

Selling has become a world of outbound, especially after the pandemic. Some people say that cold-calling is dead, though, 2020 happened... Cold-calling has become one of the most effective forms of selling again. It has risen from the ashes like a phoenix! What are the need-to-knows for cold-calling? Well, Jason Bay's got you covered. 

 

Key Takeaways: 

  1. Leverage your prospect's value prop to strengthen your own: By doing so, you make the principal point of your conversation about their core values, beliefs, and overall company mission. It creates a well-defined way to make the prospect the hero while strengthening your own value prop in the process. 
     
  2. Share wins that clients are having over sales successes: Driving your team's knowledge and morale by sharing wins that your clients are having. It creates belief in the product, and each win becomes a powerful story for future selling efforts. A sales success on the other hand means the salespeople are literally just doing their jobs. 
     
  3. Proof + Passion x Persuasion = The Equation: It's the golden combo. Proof of concept by telling stories, passion while doing so (true belief in what is being sold), and the ability to persuade, and sell past the "no" is necessary for a successful cold call

 

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Episode Summary 

In today’s episode of Down The Rabbit Hole, your host, Rob Turley, Co-Founder & Co-CEO at White Rabbit Intel, delves deep into the mind of Jason Bay to discuss the cold-calling process, how to effectively sell while using a phone, and talk about the best practices to get the outcomes you desire. 

Cold calling has recently had another boom, though that boom is driven by mobile number access. Cold-calling has been dead for quite some time, though it has resurrected itself as a reprieve in our noisy digital world. 

 

About Jason 

Jason Bay is Chief Prospecting Officer at Blissful Prospecting. He helps reps and sales teams who love landing big meetings with prospects but hates no-to-low-response cold emailing, and salespeople who do not feel confident while making cold calls.

Jason works with reps and sales teams from companies such as Zoom, CBRE, Databricks, Bolton & Company, Fortinet, and numerous others. Selling is the only "adult job" Jason's ever had. And he’s done everything from selling house painting services door to door, running outbound call centers, to help hundreds of reps master cold outreach.

 

"80% of prospecting success is the art of conversation." 

- Jason Bay 

 

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Feel free to connect with Jason Bay or Rob Turley on LinkedIn, or follow Rob @RobTurley2 on Twitter! 

#DTRHpodcast #FollowTheWhiteRabbit #SalesEnablement #ColdCalling #Prospecting #Sales #Coaching #SalesTips #SDR #BDR #SAFFG

Making Sales a Force for Good (Ft. Marcus Cauchi)

Making Sales a Force for Good (Ft. Marcus Cauchi)

May 6, 2021

DTRH Episode 26 

Making Sales a Force for Good 

Ft. Marcus Cauchi 

When did the sales industry go down the proverbial toilet?  What happened to a customer-centric business model or buyer safety? The customer is not an afterthought. Value is delivered through transparency, commitment, and constructive conflict. Competency is measured by solving problems without fearing confrontation. 

 

“67% of buyers consider sales and salespeople to be 'morally bankrupt'.” 

- LinkedIn State of Sales 

 

Key Takeaways: 

  1. Engaged employees create 273% more profit: Salespeople and other employees are not "assets." They're human beings that need a mission, vision, and purpose to see value in who they are and confidence in what they do. 
     
  2. Buyer safety should be central: The customer should NEVER be an afterthought. Centralizing a business around protecting and serving the customer is proven to keep growth at a high trajectory. Play an infinite game. 
     
  3. Decision-makers want to be challenged: Do not avoid conflict with the customer or prospect. They're not "always right." If what they believe is actually hurting them—help them realize there's a better way

  4. Fact: quota-based sales are not effective: The performance of a sales team that doesn't have to "meet quota" with leadership that has a solid ethical foundation who have the freedom to build quality relationships sell more. 

 

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Episode Summary 

In today’s episode of Down The Rabbit Hole, your host, Rob Turley, Co-Founder & Co-CEO at White Rabbit Intel, delves deep into the mind of Marcus Cauchi to talk about how sales have become "morally bankrupt" and what we need to change to make selling a force for good. 

The sales industry has plummeted into a deep, dark hole that was dug by incompetence and tragic desperation. Salespeople have become feared and avoided and this has caused serious issues with the way we view business development. 

Something fell off in the 70s and 80s where salespeople became predatory, aggressive, and were told that "it's okay to lie if it gets you the sale." Sales leaders must work together to reconstruct the industry to become a force for good. 

 

About Marcus 

With over 30 years of experience in sales, Marcus believes that selling is a service profession, not a self-service profession. 

Unfortunately, he’s found not everyone sees it this way, which is why he’s a man on a mission to rewrite the sales industry. This is due to where the practice has been driven by the unscrupulous and incompetent. 

Marcus is furious that the financial cart is being put before the customer success horse. He's livid that salespeople are being trained, encouraged, and incentivized to lie, manipulate, and mis-sell by managers and leaders who make the customer pay a heavy price for their greed, lack of competence, and soulless immorality. 

 

"1/3 of B2B buyers want a 100% seller-free buying experience." 

- Gartner 

 

JOIN #SAFFG (Sales a Force for Good) 

 

Feel free to connect with Marcus Cauchi or Rob Turley on LinkedIn, or follow Rick @The_Inquisitor or Rob @RobTurley2 on Twitter! 

#DTRHpodcast #FollowTheWhiteRabbit #SalesEnablement #buyersafety #procustomer #SAFFG #channelsales #customerfirst #Scale #Growth #Mindset

Social Selling: Explained (Ft. Alexander Low)

Social Selling: Explained (Ft. Alexander Low)

March 19, 2021

DTRH Ep.21: Social Selling: Explained - Ft. Alexander Low 

It's about time someone really explained how social selling works... Become a social selling Jedi by learning social sales psychology and the best practices to master the art. Alex and Rob joined forces to leak the esoteric recipe for success. 

Key Takeaways:

  1. The Paradox: The point of social selling is to sell. If you sell while social selling, you'll never sell a thing. 
  2. Do Not Pitch: The pitch is for the birds. It's not the point. The point is to connect and set a meeting.
  3. Be Human: Just because it's virtual doesn't mean you should change your typical social patterns.

 

Episode Summary 

In today’s episode of Down The Rabbit Hole, your host, Rob Turley, Co-Founder & Co-CEO at White Rabbit Intel, delves deep into the mind of Alex Low to tear away at the facade created by a virtual selling environment we call LinkedIn. 

Selling on social media platforms is not unlike any other form of selling. That is usually where people end up going wrong. They feel like they have a license to pitch at will when, in reality, nobody wants to be sold to. No one. 

Though, people love communicating and love to buy things. The key is to approach as if you were meeting someone for the first time at a cafe, and have a damn good reason to be doing so. Being genuine, showing real interest, and understanding the psychology behind what people need to be willing to engage with you is the secret sauce. 

 

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About Alex 

Alex Low likes to refer to the following story to describe his mission and purpose. 

 

In 1519, Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Spain with five ships to find a western route to the Moluccas. Battling storms, mutinies, and the unknown, Magellan died before reaching his destination. One ship ultimately returned to Spain after circumnavigating the world. 

We are in a world of firsts at the moment, all of us trying to navigate our way through 2021 and what the future will mean for us. 

Why, your digital Magellan you may well ask? 

In the world of Sales & Marketing, it may feel like at times you are all at sea, not knowing where to begin with your digital transformation journey. Or maybe you are part way through and now feel like the programme has lost its bearings. 

Alex helps teams map out a digital transformation journey, across sales and marketing, ensuring you reach your destination. 

 

Feel free to connect with Alex Low or Rob Turley on LinkedIn, or follow Alex @alexander_low and Rob @RobTurley2 on Twitter! 

#DTRHpodcast #FollowTheWhiteRabbit #Sales #SalesEnablement #Coaching #SalesTips #SalesTraining #askdigitalaskalex #socialselling #guidedselling

Technology & Marketing Psychology - “Get Shit Done” (Ft. Angela Proffitt)

Technology & Marketing Psychology - “Get Shit Done” (Ft. Angela Proffitt)

February 25, 2021

DTRH Ep.18: Technology & Marketing Psychology "Get Shit Done" - Feat. Angela Proffitt 

"Get Shit Done." Yeah, that old chestnut. The ultimate question is, "How?" Getting shit done is a formula. An age-old recipe. How do we get shit done? By using technology, marketing effectively, and reading a potential buyer's mind before meeting them.

 

Episode Summary 

In today’s episode of Down The Rabbit Hole, your host, Rob Turley, Co-Founder & Co-CEO at White Rabbit Intel, delves deep into the mind of Angela Proffitt to discuss how to "Get Shit Done" with the "Queen of Productivity" herself to fill those sales and marketing funnels.

Growth hacks are life lessons that are essential to success. Using the tools that enable you to require far less effort yet still be able to do more with more efficiency and effectiveness is critical to getting yourself into the most advantageous position possible. Learn how to get more done in less time and how to get better results with less effort.

Reading a potential buyer's mind using key elements of marketing psychology is critical to a smooth pipeline, and a shorter sales cycle. Creating a community around a product or a service is the most effective way to generate revenue from marketing materials, such as podcasts, webinars, and blog articles.

 

About Angela

Angela Proffitt is an award-winning 8-figure entrepreneur and CEO of GSD Creative. She is no stranger to the spotlight and is currently the host of the Business Unveiled podcast. As a consultant with several books as well as an in-demand speaker, Angela has appeared on ABC, CMT, TLC, E! as well as other national networks.

With a degree in psychology and proven expertise in productivity strategies that scale your business, her work has been featured in publications such as INC, Success, US Weekly & People magazine.

When she is not speaking, writing, or creating content, Angela can be found working with other CEOs, executives, entrepreneurs and or solopreneurs to implement and master processes that can turn any business into a profitable business.

Angela’s expertise has been extended to clientele such as Kellie Pickler of American Idol, Hillary Scott of Lady A, Patrick Carney of The Black Keys, country megastar Jason Aldean, and Eddie George former, a former Tennessee Titans football player—to name a few.

Angela currently serves as Mentor Chair for the Nashville chapter of the Entrepreneur's Organization; a global business network for entrepreneurs who make over one million in revenue.

 

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Feel free to connect with Angela Proffitt or Rob Turley on LinkedIn, or Follow Angela @AngelaProffitt_ and Rob @RobTurley2 on Twitter! 

#DTRHpodcast #FollowTheWhiteRabbit #Sales #SalesEnablement #Coaching #SalesTips #productivity #gsd #getshitdone #Motivation #Business #smallbusiness #productivitytips #Entrepreneur #leadership #planahead #timemanagement #goals #visionboard #vision #innovation #technology #distractions #mindset #gsdacademy #foundation #timeblock

Sales Organizations Exist Because Demand & Value Doesn’t

Sales Organizations Exist Because Demand & Value Doesn’t

December 2, 2020

DTRH Episode 10: Sales Organizations Exist Because Demand & Value Doesn't (Ft. Sean Stormes

If you have to advertise or sell your business, is it even good enough to keep it running? Seriously, is it? Companies worldwide struggle to generate demand WITHOUT significant investments in a strong sales organization and a high-budget marketing initiative. The root of this catastrophe is typically caused by something known as design thinking—or the lack thereof. Design thinking is a critical component to the success of all businesses in every industry. It’s a factor that most businesses blatantly neglect. 

#DTRHpodcast #FollowTheWhiteRabbit #SalesEnablement #DemandCreation #DemandGeneration #ProfitableGrowth #DesignThinking 

 

Episode Summary 

In today’s episode of Down The Rabbit Hole, our host, Rob Turley, Co-Founder, Co-CEO at White Rabbit Intel, delves deep into the mind of Sean Stormes to unravel the tangled disaster and utter lack of design thinking and demand generation. Arm yourself with the hidden knowledge about how design thinking creates tremendous value and generates obscene levels of demand like mega-corporations such as Apple as the perfect example of the cult-like-following it’s been able to generate around its products. Learn from the master of The Third Door,” Sean Stormes, about what demand generation is and how it can drive profitability and hyper-growth for your business. 

Having crystal clear clarity for your demand and value propositions can open numerous new, untapped revenue streams within your existing client base and existing business model. Attracting your dream target clients and delivering exponential increase to top-line and bottom-line revenue while defending against competitive threats are the optimal results. That’s a fact. 

If a company is thinking, behaving, and looking like everyone else in your industry (infected with the dreaded “bluechip” plague among us…) are dooming themselves. There are so many substantial opportunities for a business to take advantage of but are often overlooked by small-minded thinking and lack of emotional intelligence of the market they exist in—which we will guide you in defining today. 

Honestly, we in B2B can learn a lot from our B2C brothers and sisters. Let that sink in for a minute and think of some ways to take advantage of their strategies in B2B. 

 

“The only reason sales organizations exist is because demand doesn’t.” 
— Sean Stormes 

 

About Our Featured Guest 

Meet Sean Stormes, “The Antidote to Conventional Wisdom.” Sean designs unprecedented value and drives profitable growth as the Chief Demand Creator at The Third Door

Sean is the author of Clean Slate, Explosive Profitable Growth Via Demand Creation. He has stretched his influence over countless businesses to achieve tremendous profitable growth using demand generation as his superpower. A true hybrid, Sean is a mission-focused visionary with the assertiveness, detail, speed, and ingenuity to dream and execute his plans into results. 

 

Feel free to connect with Sean Stormes or Rob Turley on LinkedIn!

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