151 Always Being Curious with Wes Schaeffer


The sales fund everything and everything is a sale. That’s the philosophy that drives our guest today, Wes Schaeffer, the Sales Whisperer.

Wes is a ruthlessly pragmatic sales trainer, marketing consultant, keynote speaker, copy writer, InfusionSoft expert and doer. In this episode Wes breaks through the noise and demands of other so called “sales and marketing gurus” and gets down to the fundamentals of customer relationships and customer loyalty.

On today’s podcast

2:59 – the new ABC’s of selling
9:00 – The jujitsu philosophy of sales conversations
12:26 – Balancing inbound and outbound development
15:00 – the difference between Hubspot and Infusionsoft
18:25 – Take a quiz to find the best CRM for you
25:15 – When to deal personally and when to go for scale
30:00 – The sale funds everything

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132 Peering into the Paradox of Potential with Thom Singer

Our guest this week is Thom Singer, Certified Speaking Professional, standup comic and master of alliteration with the letter “P.” Thom has been a trusted speaker to major organizations for over a decade. He believe that the modern work environment suffers from a lot of different distractions. A disconnect has developed between social media “likes”, “links”, “shares” and “follows” and real meaningful business connections. Thom has dedicated his life’s work to helping people get back to the basics of relationships that lead to better opportunities and more sales.

On today’s podcast

3:30 – The Paradox of Potential
7:00 – The 3 buckets that will allow you to take actions towards success
13:22 – Finding perspective and balance while trying to be successful
16:55 – Thom’s 10 tips to reach your true potential
19:45 – How open mic nights are changing Thom’s career
22:30 – Why Thom asks Starbucks to pick his drink for them
30:00 – How do you connect with people in a gadget friendly world?
35:30 – Thom Singer’s “why”

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115 Networking in a New York Minute with Jen Gluckow

Our guest this week is, Jen Gluckow, founder and CEO of Sales in a New York Minute. She is a master networker, LinkedIn expert and one half of the popular podcast Sell or Die.  

She is our thought leader for our month on networking and she is leading off with a ton of tips and strategies that you can use in any networking meeting, event or situation. She also has a  free ebook if you’re struggling to find places to expand your network.

We want to know YOUR top networking tips, strategies and connection success stories. Send them to info@thewhyandthebuy.com and you just may hear yours on our next episode!

On today’s podcast

2:59 – People start off as people we don’t know
7:02 – The single biggest mistake most people make at a networking event
10:07 – Ask about THEM
14:50 – Jen’s “targeted networking” strategy
17:30 – Turning business cards into relationships
23:50 – Creating deeper relationships after the networking event
30:10 – How BNI changed Jen’s life
34:50 – The most unique place Jen has ever made a connection

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88 April Kickoff: Reach and Reputation Month

In this episode we’re recapping some of the amazing things we’ve learned from our guests in the month of March and introducing our theme for April: reach and reputation. This month we’ll explore how to extend your reach in whatever market you are in and gain the reputation that will lead you to more relationships, more referrals and ultimately…more sales.

!ANNOUNCEMENT! We’re excited to announce the release of the beta version of our Small Business Breakthrough Program this month and we need your help. If you want to know more about owning and operating a small business from two people who have been through it all (…us) then email breakthrough[at]thewhyandthebuy.com for more information.

On today’s podcast

5:00 – Find out about Jeff’s new ebook

8:00 – Recapping the month of March: Pia Silva helped us badass our brands

11:00 – Derrick Williams joined us and faced down our SDR/BDR skepticism and fear

17:00 – On our Monday Musings this month we kept it brief, kept adapting and kept it going.

19:30 – The amazing Anthony Iannarino joined us as our March Thought Leader

21:30 – Larry Levine brought his unique journey and discussed how to prospect and build a loyal following.

22:30 – The brilliant Matt Goudy, aka the Sales Renegade, came on and talked some sales heresy

26:15 – Our third Book Club book is…in the books! Our final thoughts on Building a Storybrand.

29:30 – A preview of what’s coming up on April’s reach and reputation month!

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84 Monday Musing: Quality over Quantity

A few weeks ago Christie discussed “Quantity over Quality” for preparation month. This month is all about prospecting and Jeff is flipping the script on that idea in this week’s Monday Musing. Does it still make any sense to dial for dollars? To make 100 cold calls a day? Or is some of that time better spent building relationships that will lead to greater sales?

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59 Monday Musing: Help More People

Start your week off with “why!” Our Monday Musing this week is all about helping others. It is a principle that is as simple as it is powerful. Living to serve can fundamentally change the quantity and quality of relationships and can change your business. Find out how service, charity and thoughtfulness can be employed to cultivate your long term success.

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