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!

Creativity is something all human beings possess on different levels. But in the realm of sales, people can get very creative very quickly, as they look to convince a client to try new things and close the deal. However, this creativity can become a problem when you get a crazy idea and present it to your client without even trying it first.

In this episode of Killer Media Sales, Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson talk about the importance of understanding your limitation as a sales person, as well as knowing the expectations of your clients, when it comes to being creative. They also reflect on the question: Are you creating new things for the sake of doing things? Or are you actually thinking about the outcomes you’ll get with your new ideas?

They also talk about how critical it is for salespeople to control the process, as well as the importance of delivering ideas to a client which you have tested and you know are viable. Alex and Russell also discuss how to avoid this creative process”becoming a distraction and instead focusing on getting good outcomes from something that isn’t necessarily new but something you know will deliver good results to you and your clients.

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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!

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.

In their early careers, sales people are so keen to bring the money on board, to hit the target and to move their brands forward that they can fall into the “close the deal” trap.

In this episode of Killer Media sales Russell Stephenson and Alex Whitlock talk about some of the early mistakes that salespeople make when trying to bring money to the table and when they accept any deal in order to hit their targets. Alex and Russell also give advice to all the salespeople to be prepared to deal with these types of situations.

They also talked about the importance of changing marketing tactics in order to reach the market target you’re looking for.

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Of all the skills a salesperson needs, negotiation has got to be top of the list. The ability to work around a tough situation is something that will benefit you greatly in the long run.

On this episode of Killer Media Sales, Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson mull over the ins and outs of good negotiating. They dwell on their experience in trying to get the best out of a bad hand of cards, as well as how you can approach any situation with the right mindset to maximise results.

The two also discuss a few case studies from Momentum Media whereby they saw people actively pursuing the best deal through negotiating tactics, and how you can use these tactics to gain a competitive edge in your selling operations.

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Sometimes in the sales process, you fall into a rut. The same patterns and habits can lead you down a rabbit hole of mediocrity, but how do you get out?

Hosts Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson outline why it’s critical to set the tone from the outset, how to control your workflow without burning yourself out, and what tactics to use when you are stalling.

They explain how to apply the appropriate tempo to a particular selling scenario, whether the pace usually increases as you get closer to closing a deal, and why you should always have the bigger picture in mind.

You know what you are offering your client. You have spent time collating your proposal, figuring out how much the deal is worth, the outcomes that they will get from the campaign, but when your client starts to focus on the small details rather than the bigger picture the negotiation has likely lost its way.

In this episode of Killer Media Sales hosts Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson discuss keeping the sales process short and concise, explaining why the speed of the deal doesn’t need to be linked to the dollars associated with it.

They explain why it is important that you set the tempo for every conversation and opportunity, how to deal with a timeline that might be out of your control, and why focusing on the bigger picture is so important.

Let’s face it. Nothing is perfect. Except for Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson who join you on this episode of Killer Media Sales to explain why even a ‘perfect’ product is going to have flaws, and how you can navigate those possible bumps in the road when negotiating with clients.

The pair explain why belief in a product starts with the salesperson, how that belief can be used to your advantage in convincing clients, and the importance of knowing what your potential customer is trying to achieve from their campaign.

They tackle the possible risks involved in ‘sweetening the deal’, how being a respected brand gives you an edge against your competition, and the impact of keeping the urgency ball firmly in your court.