We all like to be out of our comfort zone every once in a while, but we also need to maintain a belief that things are possible by analysing our shortcomings and celebrating our successes.

On this weeks episode of Killer Media Sales, Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson explore the benefits and methods to maintaining a positive mindset in the sales process and in your everyday life.

They also look at how you can regulate your thought processes, organise your day, and use structure and consistency to maintain a high level of performance in your sales career.

All this and much more on this episode of Killer Media Sales!

Meetings are a powerful tool for getting you closer to your clients, but approached the wrong way, they can be quite counter productive.

On this episode of Killer Media Sales, Hosts Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson outline the miriad ways to think about meetings with clients, and how you can gently take control and shift the focus toward your objectives.

They also ask why it is that meetings can go wrong, how you can use digital technology to your advantage, and the power of making a commitment early on in a new relationship.

All this and much more on this episode of Killer Media Sales!

Speaking with someone you don’t know about money can be a challenging endevour. Different prospects will have varying goals and objectives, so it is important to have an open mind throughout the process.

On this episode of Killer Media Sales, Hosts Russell Stephenson and Alex Whitlock attempt to navigate the challenges and concerns faced by salespeople when discussing the budget of a media project.

They also look into the reasons certain prospects will keep budgets close to their chest, the performance of different media channels and the implications this has on the bottom line, as well as the shift in perspective that you can undertake in order to achieve more lucrative outcomes.

All of this and much more, on this episode of Killer Media Sales.

This week we are pulling out an old favourite from the archives.

Author, journalist and star of a viral video titled “The most inspiring speech” with at the time of writing 5.5 million views Dr Rick Rigsby joins us this week for a special live episode of Killer Media Sales.

Alongside host Alex Whitlock, Rick will share the insights that he has gained from working with business leaders and elite athletes and how you can use the basics to make yourself a better salesperson.

He will unpack how you can communicate more clearly, the importance of always growing as a person, and how you can become a sales champion.

Tune in now to hear all of this and much, much more in this episode of Killer Media Sales!

For new and old salespeople, timing is always hard to master. From putting pressure on too early, to missing the boat completely – there can be no understating that timing of certain messaging is critical.

On this episode of Killer Media Sales, Hosts Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson analyse the benefits of applying pressure in different parts of the dealmaking process, and what they find will surprise you.

They also look into the different types of media and how they have different timelines, the pitfalls of jumping the gun, and how you can achieve success through careful, planned execution of messaging.

Find out this and much more on this episode of Killer Media Sales!

One of the challenges that salespeople face is that they have to deal with a lot of information and can get overloaded really quickly if they don’t know how to prioritise.

In this episode of Killer Media Sales, Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson talk about the importance of hierarchisation of the information in the sales process. In particular, why knowing the purpose and the objective of the call is the most important thing.

They also touch on the need for qualification as a salesperson. And explain why it is important to know what matters to your client and what is the outcome they’re looking to achieve as this is the main reason why you’re having the conversation and will tell you where to go.

You can’t miss this episode that’s full of tips and tricks to help you to fire up your media sales.

Did you know that the first level of qualification needs to happen in the first 20 seconds of the conversation?

Sometimes sales people, whether they’re new or experienced, can get lost in the qualification process. Some salespeople have a nervous disposition as part of their nature but particularly when they are new, these nerves can take over and cloud their judgment. In sales, this can lead to finding themselves rambling and chatting away without having a clear strategy in mind giving a sense of disengagement, however, in those very first calls, qualification is everything.

In this episode of Killer Media Sales Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson talk about the importance of qualification in the sales process, what this qualification process looks like and what can happen if you don’t qualify for a lead. They also talk about the importance of simplifying and qualifying the questions early on in the conversation to achieve multiple outcomes.

In this episode you’ll learn how to recognise when there’s a deal to be done and when you’re heading into stumbling territory. You can’t miss this episode.

There are some very tangible tactics that can seperate failure from success when launching a new title, brand or any other type of media product.

On this episode of Killer Media Sales, Hosts Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson delve into the tools and strategies that you can use to avoid some very common pitfalls when bringing something to market.

They also outline how you should structure such launches, the various types of products and how they differ, and the insights that they have gained into creating new forms of media over the years.

Tune in to hear this and much, much more on this episode of Killer Media Sales!

Sometimes grinding can get you results as a salesperson, but to have continued success in the media landscape you need to have an ability to read the room and to understand how people are feeling about a certain situation.

On this episode of Killer Media Sales, Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson explore how you can enhance your sales operations by developing empathy, dissolving ego and relating to those around you at a more personal level.

They also discuss the importance of listening, learning and engaging with the emotions of others, and how you can access a higher level of understanding by keeping the worldview of others in mind.

Tune in to hear this and much much more on this episode of Killer Media Sales!

The fundamentals of being successful in media sales have never changed. With a host of new requirements brought by digital media, as well as the evolving expectations of the modern advertiser, it may seem like the game has been completely flipped on its head.

On this episode of Killer Media Sales, hosts Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson show that while the media landscape is constantly shifting, the rules remain relatively the same.

They explore the importance of setting personal targets, no matter how many overarching goals you have to guide you. They also engage with the idea of being clear with your vision, and how you can underpin your success as a media salesperson by knowing your worth and understanding the limits of your reach.

Tune in to hear this and much more on this episode of Killer Media Sales!