Selling From the Heart Podcast

Your home for authentic, effective, and socially-integrated sales strategies to help you master the art of selling. Each week you’ll receive a 20-30 minute episode that you can listen do during your drive time or commute. Full of practical ideas, we promise to challenge you to the core.

Keenan-Stoking the Fire of Passion for Success

Keenan-Stoking the Fire of Passion for Success

To celebrate the launch of the Selling From the Heart book on Wednesday, September 19, we're joined by Keenan, a true Selling From the Heart Champion. This week we explore what it takes to stoke the fire of passion that drives you to do the hard work to be a true...

How To Get Out of a Sales Funk

Every sales professional goes through seasons of frustration and even despair. There is an aspect of sales that is very emotional. Let the negative emotions fester and they can drag you down, shipwrecking your career. In this episode, Larry Levine and Darrell Amy get...

How To Create a First Class Experience For Your Clients

Inspired by two recent trips in first class, Darrell's blog article, First Class is a Seat, Not an Experience, we explore why sales professionals should go the extra mile to create a first class experience for their prospects and clients. Larry shares some stories...

Feedback: The Breakfast of Selling From the Heart Champions

Forget the Wheaties, oatmeal, or All American Grand Slam. Selling From the Heart Champions eat feedback for breakfast. In this episode you'll be challenged to go to your middle-of-the-road clients and ask for feedback. The goal is to double your list of raving fans by...

Self Enablement Strategies for Sales Professionals

One of the biggest buzzwords in sales these days is "sales enablement." While we all appreciate that new platforms and content that our companies provide, the problem is that if we focus on getting visible without working on increasing our value, we'll get vetted out...

Deb Calvert-How Sales Professionals Can Create Value

This week we're joined by our good friend, Deb Calvert, author of Stop Selling and Start Leading. We discuss how true sales professionals can build competitive advantage, improve win rates, maximize profit, and enhance enjoyment of their job. How? Created...

Opening Skills

We all talk about improving our closing skills. What about our opening skills? The way we open up new conversations has a direct bearing on the close. Of course, if we don't open up new conversations, we won't close any new business. Beyond that, the real question is,...

The Number One Way to Build Competitive Advantage

This week Larry Levine and Darrell Amy discuss what they have learned from working with sales teams this year: most sales reps cannot clearly articulate their value proposition. Get this right and you put yourself ahead of the majority of your competition. In this...

Jeff Bajorek-Prospecting From the Heart

This week we're joined by Jeff Bajorek of The Why and the Buy podcast and author of The Five Forgotten Fundamentals of Prospecting. Every sales professional needs to prospect. This week we explore ways you can keep yourself or your sales team energized for growth....

Prospecting to Fill the Relationship Funnel

Prospects are people. If you want a full sales funnel, you need a full relationship funnel. What if prospecting was about more than finding a deal in the 30 day window? What if it included building relationships and driving conversations to build a foundation for a...

Proactive Strategies to Overcome Discouragement

Sales professionals constantly face the temptation to give into discouragement. Bad news and rejection are inevitable in sales. What's important is how you handle it. In this episode, Darrell Amy and Larry Levine offer strategies to proactively handle discouragement...

Quota Crushing Ideas for the Second Half

How are you doing year-to-date? The middle of the year provides time to pause and see how you are doing year-to-date with your personal goals. Larry Levine and Darrell Amy offer inspiration to help you take advantage of this mid-year opportunity to set yourself up for...

Personal Values As Competitive Advantage

What will set you apart in a market of sameness? In this episode, Larry Levine and Darrell Amy explore how you can understand and communicate your personal values in the sales process to drive competitive advantage. You'll be challenged to interview your top clients...

Listening to Learn

One of the most powerful things sales professionals can do is listen. However, most sales people listen to sell and then immediately jump into sales pitch mode the moment they uncover a pain point. This week Larry Levine and Darrell Amy pose the question, "What would...

Unclogging Sales Funnels With Empathy and Vision

Do you have any deals that have been stuck in your sales funnel for far too long? In this episode, Larry Levine and Darrell Amy explore two key reasons deals get stuck in the funnel and how you can get more of your deals moving forward to close. As we mention at the...

James Muir-Sales Transformation Starts With Personal Transformation

James Muir, author of the best seller, The Perfect Close, joins us this week to discuss how sales professionals and their managers can transform their results by turning the focus inward. You'll learn about the power of knowing who you are, what you value, and your...

Developing Your Identity as a Sales Professional

We all work for companies that have a brand, mission, and values. While sales professionals represent their company, they also have their own brand. In this episode, Darrell Amy and Larry Levine explore how sales reps can go beyond their company brand to develop their own identities by asking the following questions:

What value do YOU bring to your clients and prospects as a person?
What relevant experience do you have that could benefit your clients and prospects?
Who are you? What do you enjoy? What are you passionate about?
What can clients and prospects expect from you?
At the end of the episode, you’ll be challenged to build your own mission and values statement as a sales professional.

What’s Holding You Back?

What’s holding you back from filling the empty suit and becoming a sales professional with substance? It takes a plan, practice, and preparation. Larry Levine and Darrell Amy discuss the top things holding sales reps back: fear and ego. 

Filling the Empty Suit

Many sales professionals are empty suits, having lots of style but lacking substance. The week we explore ways to fill the empty suit with the intangibles that build competitive advantage, inspire loyalty, and generate referrals. You’ll be challenged! 

Bernadette McClelland-How To Start Authentic Conversations

In sales situations with high sales resistance from buyers with sales reps pressured for performance it can be a struggle to drive good conversation. Yet it’s conversation is the foundation of any relationship, the basis for trust, and the vehicle by which we uncover need. In this episode we discuss these topics with our friend, Bernadette McClelland, author of The Art of Commercial Conversations, When It’s Your Turn to Make a Difference.

The Selling From the Heart Manifesto

As we head into year 2 of the Selling From the Heart Podcast, it’s time for a manifesto! What does it mean to sell from the heart? Larry Levine and Darrell Amy explore the planks of a manifesto. It’s punchy, it’s fun, and we think you’ll be inspired! 

Tom Hopkins: How Sales Champions Sell From the Heart

Nobody embodies the spirit of selling from the heart more than Tom Hopkins. We're proud to have Tom as the guest of honor on as we celebrate the one year anniversary episode for the Selling From the Heart Podcast! You'll appreciate his sincerity as he shares nuggets...

How To Start Great Conversations

If you want a full sales funnel, you need a full relationship funnel. Every relationship begins with a conversation. In this episode, Larry Levine and Darrell Amy get practical with street-smart tactics to start great conversations with your prospects. A special shout out to our friend, Bernadette McClelland, author of The Art of Commercial Conversations.

Pipe Is Life! Top Takeaways From the Outbound Conference

Freshly energized from the sold out Outbound Conference, Larry Levine shares his top five takeaways from speakers like Jeb Blount, Mike Weinberg, and Anthony Iannarino. Here are the top 5 takeaways:

Pipe is Life!
Don’t Overcomplicate
Recognize the Importance of Story
Build a Model Sales Week
Social is Jet Fuel for Outbound
Also, check out Larry’s newest special report: How Sales Teams Can Integrate Social To Grow Net-New Revenue.

Celebrating Values and Victories with Special Guest, Phil Gerbyshak

How do you set yourself apart? Focus on the things that are unequal! This week, our special guest, Phil Gerbyshak shares strategies to differentiate yourself by connecting with your values and aligning your behaviors with your values. We’ll talk about the power of celebrating behaviors related to these values with our clients, prospects, and teams. 

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