In a time of great uncertainty, it is absolutely critical for salespeople to be open and receptive to the constantly changing environment and harness the opportunity this presents to serve your clients’ needs.

On this episode of Killer Media Sales, hosts Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson propose that now is the perfect time for truly talented salespeople to shine, embrace an attitude of confidence and leadership, and approach clients with innovative ideas and suggestions.

They outline why an unpredictable market calls for short-term, flexible solutions, what to do if your top ten clients have policies that limit spending at the moment, and how to approach clients with sensitivity to their fears and expectations.

As media salespeople, your primary responsibility is to ensure you’re bringing in the maximum amount of revenue available in the marketplace for your brand. In order to execute this task effectively, a key focus of your working day should be making contact with prospective and existing clients.

On this episode of Killer Media Sales, hosts Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson break down the available methods of contacting new clients, the circumstances under which you should use a particular technique, and which avenues should be avoided.

They reflect on how to “pester” clients in a productive way, the importance of maintaining an organised and updated database, and why keeping a smile on your dial is critical to steering you towards positive engagement with clients.

From the panic buying in the supermarket to the large falls in the stockmarket, the impact of the recent Coronavirus outbreak is not to be understated. More than ever, sales people need to be on the front foot, and have their rhetoric ready to deal with things that may be thrown at them.

On this episode of Killer Media Sales, hosts Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson discuss how sales people can avoid getting dragged along with the frenzy, use their voices to provide clarity and guidance, and reassure their clients and stakeholders not only about the fact that the wheels are still turning in our business, but also of the opportunities that arise in times like this.

They also explore how sales people can continue to drive confidence, the alternative events that can be presented to cautious clients, and the importance on focusing on the variables that are within your control without getting carried away by the delirium.

Live streaming technology has brought about a new channel for engaging your audience, and has enabled the chance for content creators to speak directly to their target market in a customised and focused fashion.

On this episode of Killer Media Sales, Hosts Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson explore the differences between webinars and webcasts, the complexity of articulating the value of such products to your clients, and the caution that needs to be upheld when selling a live webcast.

Along with the opportunities, there are also a lot of pitfalls when it comes to selling ‘webcasts’ to your clients. Alex and Russ explore these possibilities and how to scale your product to cater to your prospective patrons. 

During busy periods, email can sometimes seem like a more efficient means of pitching opportunities, but according to your hosts, this ultimately leads to long-term shortcomings from a revenue perspective.

On this episode of Killer Media Sales, Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson advocate the importance of picking up the phone, whether it be with the intention of generating new business or servicing existing clients.

They warn against the dangers of becoming too reliant on digital communication channels, emphasise the advantages of phone calls in gauging interest and adapting pitches, and specify exactly how often you should be calling your clients.

Whether it’s a new event within an existing portfolio or an entirely new brand, launching a product can be an extremely daunting task.

On this episode of Killer Media Sales, host Alex Whitlock is joined by The Sales Leader’s Jim Hall to share the biggest hurdles sales professionals need to overcome in this space, why remembering fundamental sales techniques is critical when things might seem overwhelming, and how the sales process has changed over the last decade or so.

They also delve into the power of storytelling, how to identify which prospective clients to target first, and why it’s essential to always have more prospective buyers than assets to sell.

It’s easy to look down on your competition when you strongly believe in your product, but dismissing other bands can be very detrimental to your own success.

In this episode of Killer Media Sales, hosts Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson explain the disadvantages of viewing your competition one-dimensionally, how demonstrating a superior attitude comes across as blind arrogance, and why having your competitor trash-talk you can actually be a good thing.

They share their insights on the importance of taking a neutral view of the strengths and weaknesses of your competition, why you should be complimentary on your competitors’ successes, and how to use your competitor analysis effectively.

The quiet beginning of a new year is the ideal time for a deep spring clean to prepare you for a productive sales cycle.

In this episode of Killer Media Sales, hosts Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson outline why an organised desk sets a positive tone for the new year, how to go about tidying up the assets in your database, and the importance of refreshing the figures you use to make sales.

They also share why you should reengineer your proposal technique, the benefits of updating your professional wardrobe, and how reinvigorating your personal brand can positively affect your client relationships.

Starting a new year is the perfect time to be setting personal goals, which are critical in helping you achieve what you believe to be possible.

In this episode of Killer Media Sales, hosts Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson dive into the learned habit of goal-setting, outline how this practice differs to working towards a target, and explain why goals are not simply about revenue.

They discuss whether goals should be kept to yourself or shared, why goals should be both ambitious and achievable, and the importance of breaking goals down into bite-sized portions.

Christmas is almost here, and while you are gearing up for a well-deserved break your clients are likely to be doing the same.

In this episode of Killer Media Sales, hosts Russell Stephenson and Alex Whitlock reveal why this time of year is crucial in setting yourself up for the sales year ahead.  They reveal the one question that you need to ask your clients before they go away for their break, why it is important to finish the year strong, and the importance of taking a “proper break”.

Russell and Alex also discuss the trap that many salespeople fall into in the new year, break down how you should be spending those first few days back in the office, and reveal what you need to know to achieve sales success in the year ahead.