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Dec 28, 2017

On this edition of The Predictable Revenue Podcast, host Collin Stewart welcomes Tuak Das, CEO of Halifax’s LeadSift, a sales intelligence platform that generates qualified leads from public web.  

Tukan is a veteran developer, entrepreneur, and company founder, with experience leading development teams and numerous startups focused on social media monitoring and lead generation.

Throughout the pod, Collin and Tukan step away from building lists, making cold calls and drafting email drips to do a deep dive on Tukan’s innovative prospecting method based on  trigger events. Highlights include: Tukan’s positive response rates using trigger events (3:06), tracking your competitors (13:15), tracking job changes (19:56), tracking event attendees (21:24), tracking RFPs (24:05), tactical tips on finding triggers (27:08). 

Dec 28, 2017

On this edition of The Predictable Revenue Podcast, host Collin Stewart welcomes Tuak Das, CEO of Halifax’s LeadSift, a sales intelligence platform that generates qualified leads from public web.  

Tukan is a veteran developer, entrepreneur, and company founder, with experience leading development teams and numerous startups focused on social media monitoring and lead generation.

Throughout the pod, Collin and Tukan step away from building lists, making cold calls and drafting email drips to do a deep dive on Tukan’s innovative prospecting method based on  trigger events. Highlights include: Tukan’s positive response rates using trigger events (3:06), tracking your competitors (13:15), tracking job changes (19:56), tracking event attendees (21:24), tracking RFPs (24:05), tactical tips on finding triggers (27:08). 

Dec 21, 2017

On this edition of The Predictable Revenue Podcast, host Collin Stewart welcomes Sean Banks, Director of Sales Development at Atlanta’s QASymphony, a growing international firm providing enterprise-level agile development testing tools to some of the world’s most well-known companies.  

 

Sean is a seasoned sales development leader, with experience leading enterprise teams at public companies, as well remote SDRs at fast-growing startups.  

 

Throughout the pod, Collin and Sean focus on the ever-critical one on one interview. In particular, Collin and Sean chat about how to make these critical meetings more effective, for the both the rep and the manager. Highlights include: why every sales manager should do one-on-ones (16:35), how to make sure you’re always adding value to one-on-ones as a sales manager (24:50), how to bolster your one-on-ones during the rest of the week (29:41), and some advice for new sales managers (43:32).

 
Dec 21, 2017

On this edition of The Predictable Revenue Podcast, host Collin Stewart welcomes Sean Banks, Director of Sales Development at Atlanta’s QASymphony, a growing international firm providing enterprise-level agile development testing tools to some of the world’s most well-known companies.  

Sean is a seasoned sales development leader, with experience leading enterprise teams at public companies, as well remote SDRs at fast-growing startups.  

Throughout the pod, Collin and Sean focus on the ever-critical one on one interview. In particular, Collin and Sean chat about how to make these critical meetings more effective, for the both the rep and the manager. Highlights include: why every sales manager should do one-on-ones (16:35), how to make sure you’re always adding value to one-on-ones as a sales manager (24:50), how to bolster your one-on-ones during the rest of the week (29:41), and some advice for new sales managers (43:32).

 
Dec 14, 2017

On this edition of The Predictable Revenue Podcast, host Collin Stewart welcomes San Francisco’s J. Ryan Williams, Founder and Sales Coach at mentorship group Sales Collider, and entrepreneur-in-residence at esteemed venture capital seed fund, 500 Startups.

Simply put, J. Ryan builds sales teams. In 5 short years, he’s hired more than 200 sales reps, which have, cumulatively, closed more than $150 million in sales. Impressive numbers, to be sure.

Throughout the pod, Collin and J. Ryan discuss the different experiments you can run with your sales team, in order to best understand your ICP and the most effective sales process. Highlights include: J. Ryan’s professional focus (14:21), his different sales experiments (15:50), how to track / record your experiments (37:17), the importance of ‘wild card’ experiments (47:20).

 
Dec 14, 2017

On this edition of The Predictable Revenue Podcast, host Collin Stewart welcomes San Francisco’s J. Ryan Williams, Founder and Sales Coach at mentorship group Sales Collider, and entrepreneur-in-residence at esteemed venture capital seed fund, 500 Startups.

Simply put, J. Ryan builds sales teams. In 5 short years, he’s hired more than 200 sales reps, which have, cumulatively, closed more than $150 million in sales. Impressive numbers, to be sure.

Throughout the pod, Collin and J. Ryan discuss the different experiments you can run with your sales team, in order to best understand your ICP and the most effective sales process. Highlights include: J. Ryan’s professional focus (14:21), his different sales experiments (15:50), how to track / record your experiments (37:17), the importance of ‘wild card’ experiments (47:20).

 
Dec 7, 2017

On this edition of The Predictable Revenue Podcast, hosts Collin Stewart and Aaron Ross welcome Allen Johnson, Senior Managing Director of Seattle’s Lighter Capital, for another live edition of The Predictable Revenue Podcast.

Allen is a longtime sales and finance executive, having led large scale sales teams, as well as financial services firms.

Throughout the pod, Collin, Aaron and Allen discuss how to best structure a key piece of every well-functioning sales organization: the qualifications process. Highlights include: Lighter Capital’s levels of selling (11:47), how Lighter Capital built its sales process (18:17), the art of guiding a conversation (21:33), how Allen provides advice to his team (23:11), and managing the handoff (30:50).

 
Dec 7, 2017

On this edition of The Predictable Revenue Podcast, hosts Collin Stewart and Aaron Ross welcome Allen Johnson, Senior Managing Director of Seattle’s Lighter Capital, for another live edition of The Predictable Revenue Podcast.

Allen is a longtime sales and finance executive, having led large scale sales teams, as well as financial services firms.

Throughout the pod, Collin, Aaron and Allen discuss how to best structure a key piece of every well-functioning sales organization: the qualifications process. Highlights include: Lighter Capital’s levels of selling (11:47), how Lighter Capital built its sales process (18:17), the art of guiding a conversation (21:33), how Allen provides advice to his team (23:11), and managing the handoff (30:50).

 
Nov 30, 2017

On this edition of The Predictable Revenue Podcast, hosts Collin Stewart and Aaron Ross welcome Denver-based wordsmith and freelance marketing specialist, Laura Lopuch for Predictable Revenue’s first live recorded podcast.

Laura is veteran copywriter, turned Email Conversion Engineer specializing in helping SaaS companies and startups grow with persuasive cold emails.

Throughout the pod, Collin, Aaron and Laura discuss every sales development practitioner’s favourite topic: the art and importance of the persuasive cold email. Highlights include: Laura’s overall framework for cold emails that convert (5:29), learning about your prospects (7:50), proving you can help them (19:30), and the importance of the call to action (25:18).

 
 
Nov 30, 2017

On this edition of The Predictable Revenue Podcast, hosts Collin Stewart and Aaron Ross welcome Denver-based wordsmith and freelance marketing specialist, Laura Lopuch for Predictable Revenue’s first live recorded podcast.

Laura is veteran copywriter, turned Email Conversion Engineer specializing in helping SaaS companies and startups grow with persuasive cold emails.

Throughout the pod, Collin, Aaron and Laura discuss every sales development practitioner’s favourite topic: the art and importance of the persuasive cold email. Highlights include: Laura’s overall framework for cold emails that convert (5:29), learning about your prospects (7:50), proving you can help them (19:30), and the importance of the call to action (25:18).

 
Nov 23, 2017

On this edition of The Predictable Revenue Podcast, host Collin Stewart welcomes Meg Hewitt, Director of Sales at New York’s Handshake, a B2B eCommerce platform geared to manufacturers and distribution companies. 

Meg’s done it all in sales: Account Executive, Manager, Director of Sales, to name just three. And she’s worked in companies ranging from startups to international enterprise organizations. But it’s her practice as a sales coach and mentor that’s the subject of her interview for the show.

Throughout the pod, Collin and Meg focus on how to harness the powerful forces of mindfulness and emotional intelligence to create both positive personal and professional lives. Highlights include defining mindset and emotional intelligence (5:42), tactical examples (8:50), avoiding distractions/mistakes at work (18:18), and applying these concepts to calls with prospects (36:30).

 
Nov 23, 2017

On this edition of The Predictable Revenue Podcast, host Collin Stewart welcomes Meg Hewitt, Director of Sales at New York’s Handshake, a B2B eCommerce platform geared to manufacturers and distribution companies. 

Meg’s done it all in sales: Account Executive, Manager, Director of Sales, to name just three. And she’s worked in companies ranging from startups to international enterprise organizations. But it’s her practice as a sales coach and mentor that’s the subject of her interview for the show.

Throughout the pod, Collin and Meg focus on how to harness the powerful forces of mindfulness and emotional intelligence to create both positive personal and professional lives. Highlights include defining mindset and emotional intelligence (5:42), tactical examples (8:50), avoiding distractions/mistakes at work (18:18), and applying these concepts to calls with prospects (36:30).

 

 
Nov 16, 2017

On this edition of The Predictable Revenue Podcast, host Collin Stewart welcomes Taft Love, Global Director of Sales Development at SmartRecruiters, a fast-growing international firm re-defining the hiring process. 

To say Taft is an experienced sales professional would be an understatement - he’s been an SDR, account executive, and director of sales development. Oh, and he’s also taught English in Korea and been a detective as well. A colourful resume, to be sure.

Throughout the pod, Collin and Taft chat about how SmartRecruiters is working to eliminate manual SDR tasks. Highlights include: bridging the gap between fiction and reality (14:43), the ideal day for SDR (16:00), operationalizing an SDRs day (20:34), and establishing effective safeguards(40:58). 

Nov 16, 2017

On this edition of The Predictable Revenue Podcast, host Collin Stewart welcomes Taft Love, Global Director of Sales Development at SmartRecruiters, a fast-growing international firm re-defining the hiring process. 

To say Taft is an experienced sales professional would be an understatement - he’s been an SDR, account executive, and director of sales development. Oh, and he’s also taught English in Korea and been a detective as well. A colourful resume, to be sure.

Throughout the pod, Collin and Taft chat about how SmartRecruiters is working to eliminate manual SDR tasks. Highlights include: bridging the gap between fiction and reality (14:43), the ideal day for SDR (16:00), operationalizing an SDRs day (20:34), and establishing effective safeguards(40:58). 

Nov 9, 2017

On this edition of the Predictable Revenue podcast, host Collin Stewart welcomes veteran sales leader, BDR consultant, c-suite executive and Startup Sales Professor Rex Bibertson.

Rex has done it all in the world of sales development and lead generation, having held titles as varied as SDR, Alliance Manager, CRO and, most recently, company owner.

Throughout this episode, Collin, and Rex do a deep dive on a critical piece of every sales development professional’s job: executing the first 30 seconds of a cold call. Highlights include: how to avoid getting hung up (10:10), the pitfalls of doing too much pre-call research (12:06), a day in the life of a cold caller (14:35),  the steps to nailing the first 30 seconds of a call (20:40), and how to close the cold call (47:13).

 

Nov 9, 2017

On this edition of the Predictable Revenue podcast, host Collin Stewart welcomes veteran sales leader, BDR consultant, c-suite executive and Startup Sales Professor Rex Bibertson.

Rex has done it all in the world of sales development and lead generation, having held titles as varied as SDR, Alliance Manager, CRO and, most recently, company owner.

Throughout this episode, Collin, and Rex do a deep dive on a critical piece of every sales development professional’s job: executing the first 30 seconds of a cold call. Highlights include: how to avoid getting hung up (10:10), the pitfalls of doing too much pre-call research (12:06), a day in the life of a cold caller (14:35),  the steps to nailing the first 30 seconds of a call (20:40), and how to close the cold call (47:13).

Nov 2, 2017

On this edition of The Predictable Revenue Podcast, host Collin Stewart welcomes Michael Pullman, SDR Manager ZUUS Dynamic Scheduling, a Denver-based company developing staff scheduling software for large-scale quick service restaurants. 

Michael has done everything at ZUUS – SDR, Account Executive, SDR Manager, as well as developed and led the company’s trade show strategy. Oh, and he also helped create $2.75 million in net new pipeline from outbound prospecting along the way.

Throughout the pod, Collin and Michael examine planning and tactics for the all-important trade show. From booth design to loud suits, ZUUS has left left no stone unturned when it comes to making trade show appearances worth it for the company. Highlights include: the foundation of  trade show planning (4:41), ZUUS’ attraction strategy (6:54), qualifying trade show leads (13:12), trade show results (18:52), the importance of a trade show pitch (28:42). 

Nov 2, 2017

On this edition of The Predictable Revenue Podcast, host Collin Stewart welcomes Michael Pullman, SDR Manager ZUUS Dynamic Scheduling, a Denver-based company developing staff scheduling software for large-scale quick service restaurants. 

Michael has done everything at ZUUS – SDR, Account Executive, SDR Manager, as well as developed and led the company’s trade show strategy. Oh, and he also helped create $2.75 million in net new pipeline from outbound prospecting along the way.

Throughout the pod, Collin and Michael examine planning and tactics for the all-important trade show. From booth design to loud suits, ZUUS has left left no stone unturned when it comes to making trade show appearances worth it for the company. Highlights include: the foundation of  trade show planning (4:41), ZUUS’ attraction strategy (6:54), qualifying trade show leads (13:12), trade show results (18:52), the importance of a trade show pitch (28:42). 

Oct 26, 2017

On this edition of The Predictable Revenue Podcast, host Collin Stewart welcomes Steve Mayernick, Product Marketing Lead at Guru, a Philadelphia-based company re-inventing the way teams store and share internal knowledge / marketing assets. 

Steve is a veteran product marketer and sales enablement pro, having led fast rapidly growing sales and marketing teams, specifically in the data marketing and business intelligence fields.  

Throughout the pod, Collin and Steve take a step back from our regular in-the-trenches sales discussion to examine sales enablement – the process and function of arming salespeople with the tools they need to close. Highlights include: defining sales enablement (10:43), how to begin an effective sales enablement function (12:38), the various marketing assets sales enablement functions can produce (18:46), Steve’s battle cards (25:20), and how to operationalize a sales enablement function (34:18).

Oct 26, 2017

On this edition of The Predictable Revenue Podcast, host Collin Stewart welcomes Steve Mayernick, Product Marketing Lead at Guru, a Philadelphia-based company re-inventing the way teams store and share internal knowledge / marketing assets. 

Steve is a veteran product marketer and sales enablement pro, having led fast rapidly growing sales and marketing teams, specifically in the data marketing and business intelligence fields.  

Throughout the pod, Collin and Steve take a step back from our regular in-the-trenches sales discussion to examine sales enablement – the process and function of arming salespeople with the tools they need to close. Highlights include: defining sales enablement (10:43), how to begin an effective sales enablement function (12:38), the various marketing assets sales enablement functions can produce (18:46), Steve’s battle cards (25:20), and how to operationalize a sales enablement function (34:18).

Oct 19, 2017

On this edition of The Predictable Revenue Podcast, host Collin Stewart welcomes Kim Brown, Sales Development and Marketing Manager at Catavolt, a enterprise mobile app development company.

To call Kim an account-based sales specialist is an understatement. Kim has helped lead her company’s sales development and marketing departments in routine process overhauls, all geared towards refining account based sales development.

Throughout the pod, Collin and Kim examine (in detail!) Catavolt’s continued account based evolution. Highlights include: Catavolt’s company / sales development alignment (6:28), Catavolt’s battle cards (25:28), what’s next for Catavolt’s sales process (45:03), and Catavolt’s SDR to AE handoff email (47:17).

Oct 19, 2017

On this edition of The Predictable Revenue Podcast, host Collin Stewart welcomes Kim Brown, Sales Development and Marketing Manager at Catavolt, a enterprise mobile app development company.

To call Kim an account-based sales specialist is an understatement. Kim has helped lead her company’s sales development and marketing departments in routine process overhauls, all geared towards refining account based sales development.

Throughout the pod, Collin and Kim examine (in detail!) Catavolt’s continued account based evolution. Highlights include: Catavolt’s company / sales development alignment (6:28), Catavolt’s battle cards (25:28), what’s next for Catavolt’s sales process (45:03), and Catavolt’s SDR to AE handoff email (47:17).

Oct 12, 2017

On this edition of The Predictable Revenue Podcast, host Collin Stewart welcomes Evan Bartlett, Head of Inside Sales at New York City’s Zocdoc.

What isn’t there to say about Evan? He’s a veteran sales manager with international experience, mentor, coach and co-host of Building the Sales Machine, an event focused on bringing together sales managers from companies of all shapes and sizes. Evan truly is the consummate sales leader.

Throughout the pod, Evan shares his in-depth knowledge of effective sales management practices and how those practices help scale sales orgs. Highlights include: Key components to scaling a sales department (9:21), good sales management practices (19:54), traits and skills for effective managers (28:23), Communication mistakes (34:49), and establishing a culture of accountability (54:03).

Oct 12, 2017

On this edition of The Predictable Revenue Podcast, host Collin Stewart welcomes Evan Bartlett, Head of Inside Sales at New York City’s Zocdoc.

What isn’t there to say about Evan? He’s a veteran sales manager with international experience, mentor, coach and co-host of Building the Sales Machine, an event focused on bringing together sales managers from companies of all shapes and sizes. Evan truly is the consummate sales leader.

Throughout the pod, Evan shares his in-depth knowledge of effective sales management practices and how those practices help scale sales orgs. Highlights include: Key components to scaling a sales department (9:21), good sales management practices (19:54), traits and skills for effective managers (28:23), Communication mistakes (34:49), and establishing a culture of accountability (54:03).

Oct 5, 2017

On this edition of The Predictable Revenue Podcast, host Collin Stewart is joined by Jake Biskar, Head of Sales Development at San Francisco’s Rainforest QA, a fast-growing firm building a market leading crowd testing software for agile development teams.

Jake is burgeoning sales leader in the Bay Area, having led large SDR teams in both the telecommunications and the software development worlds.

Throughout the pod, Collin and Jake examine a favorite (and critical) sales development conundrum: how to humanize your prospecting, while still hitting you activity numbers. Highlights include: why relying on email is “irresponsible” (7:25), Rainforest’s outbound success (25:15), Re-working leads (33:57), and tracking SDR activities and results (39:30)

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