Listener Q&A: Generative AI All Day [Episode 1141]
Thanks to our loyal listeners, the message line is going strong! This week, Alastair and Howard answer more of your questions submitted to our message line and surprise, they’re all about generative AI and its impact on the job market. Alastair and Howard discuss the excitement and possibilities that generative AI offers in augmenting human intelligence and improving communication between sales teams and customers. They also emphasize the importance of open communication and transparency when approaching sales teams about using generative AI to help shape the future of their jobs and ultimately their success.
Unlocking Value Realization in Enterprise Sales, with Derek Knudsen [Episode 1140]
In this week’s episode, Alastair engages in a dynamic discussion with special guest Derek Knudsen, Chief Delivery Officer at Revenue.io, as they explore the critical concept of value realization in the world of enterprise software. They emphasize the importance of aligning customer needs with product development, highlight the pitfalls of starting with features instead of customer objectives, and underscore the vital role of understanding and delivering on customer outcomes in achieving long-term success in the enterprise software space. This insightful conversation sheds light on how organizations can create meaningful and lasting value for their customers.
Gifting for Growth: Unwrapping Post-Sales Engagement, with Kris Rudeegraap [Episode 1139]
This week, Alastair is joined once again by Kris Rudeegraap, CEO at Sendoso, to talk about the power of post-sale gifting and engagement strategies. They explore how personalizing gifts based on techniques like the “endowed progress effect” and “loss aversion” can drive customer success, cross-selling, and upselling. The conversation also delves into budget considerations, emphasizing the value of reallocating resources for impactful results.
The Power of Personalized Gifting in Sales, with Kris Rudeegraap [Episode 1138]
This week, Alastair is joined by Kris Rudeegraap, CEO at Sendoso, to discuss innovative sales strategies with a focus on gifting and personalization. He emphasizes the importance of authentic and creative outreach, using data-driven insights to tailor gifts and messages to specific personas. The conversation also delves into shifting trends in sales behavior, the rise of mid-funnel engagement, and the growing role of customer success teams in driving revenue from existing customers.
Reshaping Traditional Roles Using AI, with Maha Pula [Episode 1137]
In this week’s episode, Alastair and Howard are once again joined by sales leader Maha Pula, the VP of Global Pre-sales at Cloudflare, to explore the evolution of sales roles in the era of AI and automation. They delve into the transformation of traditional functions like business development and customer success, emphasizing the shift from pushing sales to sparking exploration and adding value to customers throughout their journey with the help of AI.
Sales 3.0: Shaping the Future of Customer Engagement, with Maha Pula [Episode 1136]
This week, Howard and Alastair are joined by Maha Pula, the VP of Global Pre-sales at Cloudflare, to talk about the evolving landscape of sales, highlighting the shift towards a customer-centric approach and the impact of automation and AI on the buying journey. They emphasize the need for organizations to adapt to the changing dynamics, considering tasks over traditional stages, and enabling buyers to engage with digital resources while offering human assistance when necessary. The conversation underscores the importance of understanding the buyer’s journey, optimizing processes, and preparing for a future where customer-led growth drives sales strategies.