Does the thought of hiring a sales rockstar give you a stomachache? If so, you’re not alone. The anxiety can be a result of a huge variety of reasons; brand and reputation risk, paying people what you think is “too much”, designing the right compensation plans, company cash flow issues, and we can’t forget - the thought of dealing with the difficult personalities of the stereotypical “salesperson”. These are all valid reasons to have anxiety, but it doesn’t have to be this way and is not a good excuse to figure out what to do about it.
On today’s show, we have Doug C. Brown on the show who talks about how to find, properly hire and engage top performing sales people. He draws on an extensive background and experience as the CEO of Business Success Factors where he has coached, consulted and advised thousands of people in business, as well as companies like Enterprise-Rent Car, Nationwide, Intuit, Proctor and Gamble, CBS television, and others. He has also served as an independent President of Sales and Training for companies run by Tony Robbins, Chet Holmes, and Russ Whitney.
Doug C. Brown is a highly acclaimed Sales Revenue Growth Expert and international bestselling author. He has coached, consulted, and advised thousands of people in business as well as companies including Enterprise-Rent Car, Nationwide, Intuit, Proctor and Gamble, CBS television, and others. Doug served as an independent President of Sales and Training for Tony Robbins, Chet Holmes, Russ Whitney, and others.
Doug is a 12-year veteran of the US Army and a proud father of two wonderful daughters. His mission is to help companies grow their sales revenue and to have better performing sales teams. Additionally, he instructs B2B coaches and consultants on how to build a more profitable business.
06:11 - “I’ve succeeded or crashed and burned in about thirty-five companies at this point, helping others as well as myself.” - Doug C. Brown
08:47 - “I like to look at it as, ‘It’s a customer journey from beginning to end.’ So if marketing is starting that journey, the congruency of the messaging needs to be consistent, all the way through.” - Doug C. Brown
10:33 - “Mistakes aren’t a problem as long as we don’t continually focus on trying to fix the problem but if we fix the cause of the mistake then all of a sudden the problem doesn’t exist again.” - Doug C. Brown
13:17 - “You’re dealing with people and people want to have a trust level and confidence in what they’re buying.” - Doug C. Brown
16:08 - “Playing win-win through the process will never hurt somebody. It will only enhance.” - Doug C. Brown
21:10 - “I like to use sales specific assessments as well. Things that will be able to measure sales personality and sales DNA as well. A lot of people call themselves a hunter but they don’t know how to hunt.” - Doug C. Brown
21:45 - “All resumes are embellished upon. They are a bunch of lies.” - Doug C. Brown
32:45 - “If [sales people] do it [during the interview], they will definitely do it in the field.” - Doug C. Brown
35:14 - “The reality is that all of this can be measured, it can be quantified, especially if we have a systematic process for doing it. And you can save yourself a bunch of time if you have the system set up.” - Doug C. Brown
39:00 - “If you want to ruin two positions, hire your top producer and make them your manager.” - Doug C. Brown
46:20 - “A top producer, like yourself, gets up every single day and says, ‘I gotta go do this.’” - Doug C. Brown
47:05 - “A top producer does two things. One, always desiring to get up and do something. Two, never being satisfied with their current level of production.” - Doug C. Brown
Doug C. Brown’s email: [email protected]
Doug C. Brown’s phone number: 603-595-0303
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