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The Surprising Gift of Doubt

Marc Pitman on Asher Sales Sense with host Kyla O'Connel, on Asher Strategies Radio

 

You’re a high-performing leader. It’s time to shed the doubt. You’ve hit milestone after milestone in your career. You’ve achieved stellar highs. People look to you for direction as a model of success. So where is all this doubt and insecurity about how to lead coming from? And is it even possible to shake these feelings of uncertainty? How can you conquer your imposter syndrome and harness these uncomfortable feelings to develop leadership mastery? Could that inner doubt you’re wrestling with actually be a signal that you are on the verge of greatness?

  • Why is it that so many leaders struggle with doubt?
  • Aren't effective leaders supposed to project confidence?
  • Are leaders born or made?
  • How do our favorite books and movies shed light on our own leadership styles? What role do stories play in all this?
  • How can someone identify the self-sabotaging stories they're telling themselves?
  • What are the four stages of a leader's journey?

Listen in to hear the answers to these questions (and more) so you can put doubt behind
you and achieve success in front of you.

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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.

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How Great Leaders Create Organizations Their People Never Want to Leave

Clint Pulver on Asher Sales Sense with host Kyla O'Conner

 

As a business or sales leader, you’re beginning to see things turn for the better. There’s hope that the economy will rebound and sales will take off. You’ve pushed your young team to keep the company afloat and they responded and kept their jobs. Now all you have to do is sit back and watch the orders come in. But what if the Millennials on your sales team are tired of being pushed around? And you don’t know that? When business picks up, will your team take you to new performance levels - or take off for other jobs?

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Building Your Scalable and Repeatable Sales Process

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Remember at the beginning of 2020 when you were challenged to find enough time for prospecting, identifying, focusing on, and closing buyers? And then you suddenly had more time than prospects? Market forecasts show the economy is gradually improving. Production and sales are picking up. Will you be ready to pivot to full-on “back to business” when the time comes? You will if you prepare now. It’s a great time to dust off your sales process and tune it up for recovery.

This Asher Sales Sense Podcast – “Building Your Scalable and Repeatable Sales Process” - features host John Asher with guest Mark Evans, Founder and CEO of SalesKit, a second brain for sales professionals to help them close more deals and celebrate more wins. Mark works with business leaders in developing training and sales systems so teams can scale up with repeatable processes to consistently achieve the results they want.

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Connecting Personally Through Technology to Sell Authentically

Connecting Personally Through Technology to Sell Authentically with Fred Irwin

We are approaching a year spent selling in pandemic conditions. The virus has taken much from us and forced us to change the ways in which we live and work. In the beginning we thought we could muddle through for a few weeks. Those weeks stretched to months and months. But our initial fears have given way to resilience. We’ve found we can continue operations and sell to customers using technology platforms. But at what cost? Are the benefits of technology robbing us of closer contact in our business relations? Could we do better in connecting with each other?

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Digital Selling: Four Ways Elite B2B Competitors Master the Market

Digital Selling: Four Ways Elite B2B Competitors Master the Market

This is the third in a series of discussions between John Asher and John Edwards on digital capabilities and trends in sales and marketing. The first was “Digital Presence: The Five Ways Elite B2B Competitors are Beating You Online.” The second was “Digital Strategy: How Elite B2B Competitors Get It Right and How You Can, Too.”

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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

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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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