Episode 85: How to defend your time, with Anthony Iannarino.
Anthony is the Managing Director of B2B Sales Coach & Consultancy, a boutique sales coaching and consulting firm. Anthony works with Fortune 500 sales organizations like Accenture, Abbott Laboratories, and CH Robinson. He helps companies produce increase sales by improving individual sales representative performance, providing tools and methodologies for more effective sales management, and through executive level coaching to senior managers.
Anthony is a prolific writer, posting daily to his personal blog: The Sales Blog, which was named the #1 sales blog in the world in 2010. Anthony was named one of the 50 most influential people in sales and marketing in 2012. He also publishes a bi-monthly column in the Think Sales Journal and is a Contributing Editor at SUCCESS Magazine.
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Secret – timesaving technique
Anthony spends Saturday organizing his life and Sunday planning his week – be proactive, not reactive. ONWARD!
Daily habit that contributes to success
Have coffee and head to the gym – Anthony creates the energy he needs to succeed each day.
Could have ruined your business – but now – an invaluable learning experience
Anthony had his revenue cut by 45% in one day – and Anthony tells the whole story here.
Most critical skill you think business owners need to master to be successful
“You have to figure things out – answer the questions that haven’t been asked yet.”
Most influential lesson learned from a mentor
“Your job is to go out and create as much value as you can in the area where you can make the greatest difference.”
Final Round – “Breaking Down the Recipe for Success”
What systems would you go back and put into place sooner?
I would have figured out who my dream clients are very early – don’t get distracted by “opportunities.”
What one strategy or “recipe” would compound into big wins for business owners?
Businesses exist to create customers – take care of sales and marketing first.
How to exceed expectations and add the most value?
An individual is resourceful – and has the initiative to get it done.
What strategy would you recommend new business owners focus on to best ensure success?
- Focus on sales and marketing – feed your marketplace with the “why” you are different
- Make sure your employees understand the “why”
- Become a sales leader
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