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Modern Sales Podcast
A sales podcast that’ll help you sell more by understanding how people buy.
Your New Favorite Sales Podcast
At the heart of all sales is people. It doesn’t matter if you’re a business owner, solo consultant, or frontline seller – it all comes down to people. And the most important question you can answer about people is how they buy and make decisions.
Modern Sales is a sales podcast that’ll help you build sales skills by understanding how people buy. Every week we publish two episodes: one solo (with just Liston, the host), and one interview episode. In every episode, you’ll get actionable advice based on the psychology, behavioral economics, neuroscience, and first-hand experience behind how people buy.
If you’ve never heard the show before, here are some of our favorite episodes:
Storytelling in sales is one of the most powerful skills available to you, especially if you sell something that represents hard change for your client. In this episode, you’ll learn why stories are so powerful, what makes up a good story, and how to start using storytelling in your sales process today.
How is expertise bought, and how should you sell yours? Hinge Marketing asks this question over and over again, and they do research on how professional services buyers make purchasing decisions. In this episode, Liston interviews Lee Frederiksen to discuss what he’s uncovered in his research that we can apply to consultative selling.
Sales presentations are a critical piece of your sales process, but have you ever stopped to ask how effective yours are? We can turn to the science of learning and something called cognitive load theory for the answers. What you’ll find is that your sales presentations could be improved. In this episode, you’ll find out how.
Can you motivate your team to reach new levels of performance, or are differences in motivation just genetic? Justin Welsh, former VP of Sales at PatientPop, talks about his approach to motivation, and what you can (and can’t) do to keep your team motivated. Justin also reveals his formula for selling anything – one based on copywriting! – and discusses the differences between selling products and services.
How do you prospect during a global pandemic? Well, think about what’s going on with your prospect. That’s exactly what you should do in a pandemic, and it’s exactly what you should do when we’re not in a pandemic. Jason Bay, a prospecting expert, gives his advice about how to prospect and lead with empathy. It’s not just a way to feel better about how you do business – it’s much more effective, too.
Selling remotely means a slightly different approach to your sales process, and you’ll have to make adjustments accordingly. Attempting to directly transfer your sales process from in-person to online won’t work. In this episode, you’ll learn some of the nuance that goes along with selling remotely, and how to update your sales process accordingly.
Whether you’re new to remote selling or you’ve been doing it for years, you know that building trust is a critical part of the process. In this episode, you’ll learn how use video selling to build trust during your remote selling process, along with some other ideas about how to use video in your remote sales process.
We’re all in a time of great upheaval, and one of the biggest changes is being stuck inside. If you’re new to remote selling, there’s a lot to learn. In this episode, I’ll cover the basics of what you need to know.
The focus of your services can have many variations. It may vary from client to client or from project to project. So, it is important for you to know what your focus is and what value you can provide to your potential clients. It is important so that you can clearly explain it to them.