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Audience Driven, Authentic Presentations

Dr. Jerry Cahn of Presentation Excellence Group with host John Asher of Asher Sales Sense


Your sales team is pretty good at sales and marketing presentations. Pitches go well and the majority of your sales opportunities are won. Customers are happy. The company is making money. Salespeople are getting bonuses. Everything’s good, right? But what if you could increase your win rate by 10% or 20%? And what would that mean if you could do it without throwing more people, time, and money at your sales process? You can significantly increase your top line if in your presentations you pay more attention to the bottom line of your audience’s interests.

What does the Audience Driven, Authentic Presentations (ADAP) mean? Why is it so important? How did this presentation success model originate? What’s more important in a presentation? The customer? Your company? The presentation environment? What are some great examples of how ADAP works? Listen in to learn the answers to these questions so you can present like a pro and bring in more deals.


About John's Guest: 

This Asher Sales Sense Podcast – “Audience Driven, Authentic Presentations” - features host John Asher with guest Dr. Jerry Cahn, President of the Presentation Excellence Group, providing presentation training, leadership consulting, and organizational consulting to startup and Fortune 100 companies enabling them to win million-dollar deals.



Asher Sales Sense is hosted by John Asher and Kyla O’Connell of ASHER Strategies which is a program on the Funnel Radio Channel.  ASHER Strategies is the sponsor of ASHER Sales Sense. 

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Digital Strategy: How Elite B2B Competitors Get It Right and How You Can Too

John Edwards Communica on Asher Sales Sense

You might be in the majority if you think B2B digital strategies don’t work. And you’d be wrong. The reason is that it’s hard to get them right. Let’s say you already (1) have access to people who know what they’re doing in the digital realm and (2) your systems are driving leads to operationally functional sites. That’s good. You’re avoiding two common problems in this arena. But what about the biggest problem: failure to have a solid B2B digital strategy?

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The Five Ways Elite B2B Competitors Are Beating You Online

John Edwards on John Asher's Asher Sales Sense


Is your company’s digital presence competitive? You invest a lot for it, but are you getting the results you need or are you getting pushed around by the A players? Maybe it’s not the quantity of money you spend on digital presence that’s as important as the quality of the strategies and tactics you use. What if you could make a few key adjustments and quickly be more effective in attracting business?

This Asher Sales Sense Podcast – “The Five Ways Elite B2B Competitors Are Beating You Online” - features host John Asher with guest John Edwards, Executive Vice President at Communica, helping companies with digital marketing and sales initiatives. His areas of focus include strategic consulting, digital tools, and platform integration, including marketing automation, CRM, social media and content development - all designed to accelerate marketing and sales. 

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If You Can Have a Conversation, You Can Sell



Is your lack of sales skills holding you back from getting that next promotion? You like your company and you want to be successful in it, but the idea of becoming an aggressive always-be-selling salesperson makes you cringe. Here’s some good news. It doesn’t have to be that way. You don’t need to fear selling anymore. With a new perspective and some helpful tips on conversations, you can become the kind of salesperson who customers trust and sales managers reward.

This Asher Sales Sense Podcast – “If You Can Have a Conversation, You Can Sell”- features host John Asher with guest Kim Fredrich, founder of an outsourced B2B sales firm in the Washington DC Metro Area and author of a popular book with the same name as this podcast title. Kim helps small B2B service-based businesses reach ambitious revenue goals by teaching them how to have winning sales conversations. 

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The Sales Manager’s Toolbox

John Asher on Asher Sales Sense


The job of the sales manager was never easy, but with economic headwinds and gusts of pandemic thrown in its now harder than ever. Sales managers are closing out the year and hoping 2021 will be better, but wishing and hoping generally don’t bring in new orders. You need help. And not just any help. Help from people who for the last twenty years have been providing sales leaders with the tools they need to get the job done. Wouldn’t it be great if you were given access to all of those tools in one box for sales managers only?

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Is the Phone Still Relevant in Today’s Sales Process?

Darryl Praill on John Asher's Asher Sales Sense


The telephone has reemerged as a vital sales communication channel. Now more than ever, people now want to talk with each other. And we are “Zoomed Out.” Salespeople no longer need to feel they might be intruding. Prospects are answering their phones knowing that you might be a stranger and you might want to sell them something. When they answer, they allow you to interrupt their lives. The key is not whether you should make the call- it’s what are you going to say after they say hello?

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Shift Your Mind

Shift Your Mind - Brian Levenson on with John Asher

You are a super-prepared salesperson.  You’ve acquired deep knowledge of your products, your markets, your customers – even your competition. In doing so, you’ve placed yourself well ahead of many salespeople who don’t put in the time to be a knowledge giant. Now comes the moment when you launch toward new sales. Will you be able to shift into performance mode like the sales athlete you could be? Or will you settle  for so-so results and waste all that preparation?

This Asher Sales Sense Podcast – “Shift Your Mind” - features host John Asher with guest Brian Levenson, founder of Strong Skills, which provides executive coaching and mental performance coaching and consulting to elite organizations, performers and leaders He has worked with CEOs, professional athletes and teams in the NBA, NHL, and MLS, Division 1 athletic departments, the Federal Reserve, Department of Homeland Security, and many other organizations.

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Developing an eCommerce Strategy is Easier than Ever


eCommerce revenues have grown remarkably over the last decade and in the current environment, online purchases are accelerating exponentially.  According to eCommerce experts, shoppers are spending at least a third of their budgets online.  There are expected to be over two billion digital buyers by the end of next year.  What is your company doing about this?  Do you think eCommerce is too difficult?  Too expensive?  Not a good fit for your products and services?

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The Purpose of a Salesperson


In 2019 the Business Roundtable, with the support of nearly 200 CEOs, redefined the purpose of a corporation from serving shareholders to promoting an economy that serves all Americans.

The goal was to encourage businesses to reflect the way corporations can and should operate. Because without sales there is no business, this should be affecting how we view salespeople and how they view themselves. Yet if someone was asked how a salesperson should operate to achieve their purpose, the answer most likely would simply be: “Sell.”

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What Small Business Leaders Can Learn from Billion-Dollar Entrepreneurs


As a small business owner or leader, you’ve got your hands full. You’ve built the company up to where it’s successful, but you’re having trouble breaking through to the next level. You’re spending so much time on budget and personnel issues that your long-range plan is just to try to the end of the week. You feel all alone because you can’t talk to anyone about it. And you’re not sleeping. Wouldn’t it be great to hear advice from business leaders who were in the same place you are and now have billion-dollar enterprises?

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