The Revenue Revolution + Darin Alpert
Success, Layoffs and A New Era of Revenue
Welcome to another edition of the Revenue Revolution podcast from Jointflows. Darin is currently the VP of Strategy for RepVue and has carried out this role for the past 2 years.
He has gone from selling shoes in a sporting goods store to selling technology to some of the biggest companies in the world. Darin has also co-founded two companies, one of which Mark Cuban invested in, and he has sold both companies profitably.
In this episode we discuss the current state of the sales landscape, including the lay offs that are happening in sales and potentially some of the reasons for this, for example missing quotas and overhiring.
Darin shared some skills that sales reps need to have to succeed, including honing their craft and talking to their peers in order to improve.
We also spoke about sales processes being much longer than they used to be and how sales reps can navigate this new landscape.
Highlight 1 (00:08:00) – The targets are probably not attainable
Highlight 2 (00:08:20) – Many sales reps are not set up to succeed
Highlight 3 (00:10:05) – Good sales reps are good at discovery and qualifying deals out quickly
Highlight 4 (00:13:27) – Detecting bad sales positions
Highlight 5 (00:16:10) – Interviewing is a two way street
Highlight 6 (00:17:50) – Do research on the organisation you are applying for
Highlight 7 (00:21:48) – Too many organisations trickle revenue targets top down without a bottom up approach
Highlight 8 (00:24:37) – Delusions of grandeur
Highlight 9 (00:30:58) – Everyone is selling to the CFO now
Highlight 10 (00:31:25) – Definition of a champion