Episode 5: Empowering Sales with AI
SBI Sales and Marketing Podcast
by Sales Benchmark Index
7M ago
Episode 5: Empowering Sales with AI AI development continues at a breakneck pace, with the number of use cases increasing by the day. This raises the question for many Go-to-Market leaders: how do we use AI to help sales? How do we ensure smooth adoption of AI? And what value does it bring to the business? In this episode, SBI Managing Director of Talent Services, Ray Makela meets Conor Grennan, Head of Generative AI at NYU Stern School of Business to take a deep dive into the state of generative AI today, its use cases, and key considerations in business. Key Talking Points: Use cases for ge ..read more
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Episode 4: Growth at Any Cost is Over
SBI Sales and Marketing Podcast
by Sales Benchmark Index
7M ago
Episode 4: Growth at Any Cost is Over Understanding the right design and execution of GTM levers in uncertain markets could help CEOs propel their revenue growth by making efficient use of existing resources. In this episode, Pilar Schenk, Cisco COO, Global Specialists, and Mike Hoffman, SBI CEO, discuss strategy, execution, and activation against a backdrop of those who had a growth thesis in tech of growth, at any cost. Key Talking Points: The GTM levers that drive greater value generation in 2024 How to better leverage commercial tech to increase sales efficiency What advancements the ..read more
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Episode 3: Know to Grow Sales Talent
SBI Sales and Marketing Podcast
by Sales Benchmark Index
7M ago
Episode 3: Know to Grow Sales Talent A crucial driver of an organization’s revenue growth plans is the people that work there and how they perform. The importance of understanding how to develop top talent in go-to-market teams cannot be understated. In this episode, Senior Partner and TMT Practice Leader at SBI, Tony Erickson meets with Director of Global Sales Enablement at Nearmap, Karen Mattice to talk about Nearmap’s approach to talent development through its Know and Grow strategy. Key Talking Points: Assessing talent and creating individual OKRs in line with corporate OKRs Developing s ..read more
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Podcast: Increasing Sales Talent Productivity Through Effective Coaching
SBI Sales and Marketing Podcast
by Sales Benchmark Index
8M ago
Podcast: Increasing Sales Talent Productivity Through Effective Coaching In the current landscape, where business leaders are strategically shifting their focus to recovery, the role of sales managers has taken on a critical new dimension. Join us for an interactive webinar to discuss the transformative power of sales coaching in driving commercial excellence. In this webinar, you'll learn about: The crucial role of sales coaching in attaining commercial excellence. Moving beyond ad-hoc coaching: Effective alternatives and solutions. Cultivating a world-class sales coaching culture. Key secti ..read more
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Episode 2: Delivering Sales Velocity
SBI Sales and Marketing Podcast
by Sales Benchmark Index
8M ago
Episode 2: Delivering Sales Velocity Understanding the types of seller behaviors that have been most successful in today’s slow-moving market could help CEOs create value by improving the commercial productivity of their GTM teams. In this episode, Chief Strategy and Product Officer at SBI, Nick Toman, and SBI General Manager of Talent Productivity, Ray Makela, discuss how top CEOs are adopting effective seller approaches and generative AI to push the sales margin.  Key Talking Points: The winning seller profiles that drive increased commercial productivity  Findings from SBI’s late ..read more
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Wait and See is Over
SBI Sales and Marketing Podcast
by Sales Benchmark Index
10M ago
Episode 1: Wait and See is Over CEOs are no longer waiting to see what will happen next. They are taking control of what they can to be optimally positioned for what comes next. There are many aspects of business outside the control of CEOs; and many have recognized this and are no longer waiting to see what will happen next. In this episode, SBI CEO, Mike Hoffman, and SBI President of Consulting, Scott Gruher, discuss how CEOs are taking control of three major challenges to position their companies for what's to come.   Key talking points:  How CEOs are focusing efforts in the ..read more
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Uncovering the Secret to Clean Data
SBI Sales and Marketing Podcast
by Sales Benchmark Index
2y ago
CEOs must make rapid, critical business decisions while being increasingly inundated with data, trends, and conflicting information. In this age of information overload, how can you make sound judgments for your organization without the threat of falling behind? On today's show, we are joined by Frank Cespedes, Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School, recurring contributor to Harvard Business Review, and author of Sales Management That Works: How to Sell in a World that Never Stops Changing. Frank discusses key insights from his book and ultimately how leaders can separate fact from hype ..read more
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How CEOs Maximize Value Creation
SBI Sales and Marketing Podcast
by Sales Benchmark Index
2y ago
On today’s show, serial entrepreneur Jeron Paul, Cofounder and CEO of Spiff, explains how he started, grew, and exited 3 successful ventures. Jeron and SBI’s CEO, Matt Sharrers, talk about the elements needed to drive a growth culture, including a Revenue Growth Office that generates a universal fact base executive team leaders can use to make unified decisions, as well as tools that create visibility, connectivity, and improved employee experience ..read more
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How a $3B Software Company's Forward-Thinking Strategy Accelerated Them Through the Downturn
SBI Sales and Marketing Podcast
by Sales Benchmark Index
3y ago
Organizations have had to drastically reimagine their revenue model since last year to accommodate the new era of digital. However, some companies anticipated this shift much earlier in advance and were able to adapt and scale quicker than their competitors. Autodesk is among those whose strategy pre-pandemic allowed them to weather 2020 unscathed. On today’s show, Steve Blum, Autodesk CRO and EVP Worldwide Field Operations, joins us to discuss topics that are top of mind for commercial leaders navigating the second half of 2021, including: Revenue Model Shifts Pre and Post-Pandemic Talent Re ..read more
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How Leading Finance Executives Drive Transformative Growth
SBI Sales and Marketing Podcast
by Sales Benchmark Index
3y ago
SBI recently held its first Chief Financial Officer Growth Forum to bring together like-minded finance executives to discuss common challenges and share best practices with their peers. These growth-focused CFOs gathered in an intimate virtual setting to discuss the following topics: The Ascent From CFO to CEO The Digital Selling Landscape Driving Accountability Through Visibility And More On today’s show, Jim Ettamarna, SBI Managing Director, joins John Staples, SBI Senior Partner, to share key learnings from the meeting ..read more
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