We have all been there: Something bad has happened (personally or professionally) and you have to inform your boss or a friend about it. Two things come to your mind: 1) You don’t know how to say it and overthink it. Or, 2) You just spill it out without thinking about the consequences. But did you know there’s a third way to deliver bad news in a ‘good’ way?

In this episode of Killer Media Sales, Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson talk about the importance of knowing how to deliver information but more specifically how to deliver bad news. They mention that the importance of communicating the bad news is critical, as people’s reactions will depend on this. The duo advise that one of the best things you can do is to manage the impact and acknowledge that something went wrong and the damage caused, but most importantly, to have a solution or solutions ready to go.

They also highlight that as a sales person you not only have to be prepared for bad things to happen but you also need to be ready to perform during a moment of crisis. An understanding that everyone takes bad news differently, will help you to develop your communication abilities and come up with more creative solutions.

Do you want to know what the two key factors are that will make you be better at delivering bad news? Listen till the end of this podcast to find out, you can’t miss this one!

In this episode of Killer Media Sales, Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson talk to all of those who would like to change careers and become a sales person, or anyone that’s always been interested in sales but doesn’t know if they have the skills needed to be good at it. The pair discuss communication skills, strong presentation, the way you carry yourself, and how you present information are just a few of the skills and qualities that make a good sales person.

They also mention that one of the core fundamentals in sales is that you have to be “fairly fearless” when it comes to talking about money. They mention that being likable is really important in sales but emphasise that “this is not enough” to be good at sales. They highlight that talking about money is key, and probably the most important thing in sales is you have to be able to close a deal and not only be pleasant with a client.

According to the duo, salespeople can lack certain qualities and skills and still be good at it, however they give one single and powerful piece of advice to anyone that is moving into sales or trying to get a job in sales that will help you discover if this career is for you. Do you want to know what it is? Don’t miss this amazing episode and find out! Tune in now!

Do you remember the last time that you bought a product just because a celebrity endorsed it? And can you tell if you are being persuaded or influenced?

In this episode of Killer Media Sales, Russell Stephenson is joined again by the director and owner of Frontier Performance Pancho Mehrotra to talk about persuasion and implements in sales. They discuss the differences between persuasion and influence and give advice to sales people about the importance of understanding your own thinking in order to influence and persuade others and improve your sales.

The duo also talk about the mistakes that sales people make when they focus on “sales tactics” rather than building the self of that person so he or she can learn (among other things) how to react under pressure or how to improve their communication skills. Pancho mentions that this is one of the big challenges in sales nowadays, but also says that if you want to improve your sales and learn how to be more persuasive and influential in your role, this is something that can be learned and trained and definitely can be mastered with experience.

If you want to learn how to influence more and persuade better, this is an episode that you can’t miss. Tune in now!

We all know how important language is in all aspects of communication in life. Language is more than just words, it has a currency of meaning. That’s how we make sense of the world around us. But what about the use of language in sales? Is it really good to be the most knowledgeable person in the room and show it off to your client?

In this episode of Killer Media Sales the founder of Frontier Performance Pancho Mehrotra is back to talk to Russell Stephenson and dig deeper in the S.A.L.E. Personality. They focus on the use of language and the importance of adapting it to the different sales scenarios and needs you may encounter with your clients.

Pancho also explains why the worst thing you can do as a salesperson is to make friends with your clients, and highlights the importance of knowing what to say and what not to say in your sales speech, and how flexibility is key when it comes to avoiding the “friend zone” with your potential clients. This is another amazing episode you can’t miss. Tune in now!

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!

The Killer Media Sales Podcast regularly focuses on success and how to over-deliver on results, but it is a fact of the sales game that not every campaign will meet the expectations of your client.  When a relationship has already been built, these non-successes can be worked through with your client, but what if it is a new advertiser and you haven’t delivered the results that they were expecting for their first campaign?

Alex Whitlock and Russell Stevenson, hosts of the Killer Media Sales Podcast, don’t believe that this is necessarily ‘game over’, and in this episode of the show they explain how you can win back their business and regain their confidence.

They explain the risks of discounting, why it is so important to acknowledge the issue, and why communication breakdown is often where these issues arise.  Alex and Russell also unpack the importance of self-reflection, why a new direction could be your best move for your next pitch, and how to navigate the minefield that you face when you believe that their creative or copy could be at fault.