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2017: The Year of the SDR Manager

I’m officially declaring 2017 The Year of the SDR Manager. ​Ah, the SDR Manager, that beleaguered soul who doesn’t get nearly enough credit for the …

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Sales Development Podcast – Show Notes – Sean Sheppard

Connect with Sean Sheppard: Linkedin TwitterShow notes: Sales should be treated as other professionals and it should be treated as such Sales professionals can be incredibly …

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Sales Development Podcast Show Notes – Ralph Barsi

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams I can’t …

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Learnings from our Sales Development Executive Leadership Dinner

Tuesday night, we hosted our first ever Sales Hacker Sales Development Executive Dinner at Sens in San Francisco. It was attended by some of the …

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Why I became a GrowthX Mentor

Recently, I was having coffee in San Francisco with my good friend Chris Ortolano of DiscoverOrg, and he mentioned he was heading over to do …

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Breaking out the research function for SDRs

A key piece of intel that should be on the shelf of all Sales Development leaders is “The Sales Development Playbook” by Trish Bertuzzi.   …

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5 Benefits of a Good Beat-Down

​Have you gotten a good beat-down recently? If not, maybe you’re not trying hard enough.  Any time you try something new, try to build something, …

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Close the deal: mapping out an organization

Over the past few years, I’ve interacted with a lot of salespeople in my role as a Sales Development leader.   Being immersed in the …

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Daniel Pink & the Keys to SDR Team Success

In his bestselling book, Drive, Daniel Pink outlines three concepts that lead to success and fulfillment in one’s career. He boils it down to these …

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3 Ways to Build Trust Across Sales & Marketing

Misalignment sucks.  Anyone managing a Sales Development program realizes pretty quickly how important alignment is to the success or failure of your plan.   After …

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Narrowing Down the Candidates: Top 3 Success Indicators of Stellar Sales Development Representatives (SDRs)

Searching for top SDR candidates is a never-ending quest. High producing SDR’s don’t hang around long, and hiring the wrong person ends up being a …

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University Sales Programs: Top 4 Reasons Why They Belong in SDR Managers’  Tool Kits

Finding top talent for Sales Development Representative (“SDR”) positions can become a full time job for an SDR Manager if not done right.   SDR …

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