Have you confused ego with confidence? Do you lack confidence or is your confidence driven by your ego? Or are you even conscious of your own ego during the selling process?

In this episode of Killer Media Sales Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson talk about why sales people should have high confidence and charisma as this is key to the sales process. They also mention how the ego can be an extension or your own personality and can sometimes “help” in the process of selling, however they warn about personality clashes and letting the ego take over completely.

You can’t miss this episode of Killer Media Sales as you’re going to find out if having an ego is good or bad for you as a sales person.

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.

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

The darkest months of COVID-19 had a huge impact on sales teams around the world. However, approaching the end of this financial year 2021, Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson talk about the pitfalls and dangers for salespeople and sales managers to underestimate the market moving forward.

They also give advice on how sales people should look back, and set up targets based on the trajectory that they think is out, to trust in their gut and try to avoid limiting themselves by setting up those new sales targets.

Large media groups in Australia are proactively going out with tight strategies around how they sell native space. They are also digging deep in the creation of content and how to utilise it.

In this episode of Killer Media Sales Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson talk about how to proactively put a proposition forward to a client that has native content and a native strategy.

They share their knowledge in how to create a deep client relationship of trust and the most effective way to deal with any kind of sales opportunity. But more importantly, they talk about how to deal and educate a client to create an evergreen holistic view on content creation.

You can’t miss this episode of Killer Media Sales, tune it now to hear much more!

With the majority of businesses adapting to the changing nature of the market, loyalty is something that is more important than ever.

In this episode of Killer Media Sales, Russell Stephenson joins host Alex Whitlock to share insights into how you can enhance client engagement, increase brand recognition, and ensure that stakeholders all feel like they are a part of the equation.

They will discuss why you need to focus on small details, how you can increase recognition of your brand, and when it is the right time to celebrate those small wins.

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

In a disrupted marketplace, it is absolutely essential for salespeople to be receptive to evolving circumstances and to harness the opportunities that these new situations are presenting you with.

On this episode of Killer Media Sales, hosts Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson outline why in times like these, it’s more important than ever to stop and smell the roses.

They also explore the importance of counting milestones, approaching barriers with the right mindset and increasing the frequency of touch points to ensure that relationships and servicing of clients remains as smooth a process as possible.

 

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.

With Momentum Media being a leader in innovation and delivery within the Australian events space, their sales team are regularly tasked with selling client involvement and opportunities across new events. But how do you convince a prospect that a new product will be a success when you have no historical performance data to back up the claims?

In this episode of Killer Media Sales, hosts Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson deep-dive into the challenges of selling a new product, revealing why underselling outcomes can often work in your favour.

They explain why you need to create ‘exclusivity’ around what you are selling, how to focus on the right parts of multi-pronged packages, and the danger of client ‘illusions’ surrounding what will be delivered.

The COVID-19 pandemic came with an air of uncertainty around how it would impact the media sales environment. A little more than a year after the first confirmed cases in Australia, hosts Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson explore the impact that the health crisis has had on the sector, and how it has resulted in a more ‘level playing field’ for those looking to sign and retain clients.

With relationship building having shifted away from being about one-on-one entertaining, Alex and Russell explore how you can stand out against your competition. They explain the difference between articulating value and outcomes in comparison to ‘useless data’, how being a media consultant for more than your own brand can build trust, and reveal what it takes to be fundamentally successful in media sales.

As the saying goes ‘we have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.’ Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson believe this to be not only great advice for being a good conversationalist, but also a sales technique that too many overlook.

In this episode of Killer Media Sales, they explain why leading with a question is imperative to a successful sales call. They stress the need to bring the client into the conversation as soon as possible, and why the belief of ‘the more information I can get out the better’ can often be opposite of the truth.

They reveal what you should be focusing on in your sales calls, explain why jargon is your enemy, and why you need to have a genuine interest in both your product, and the business that you are trying to appeal to.