Episodes
In this quick episode, Bill and Bryan provide some tactical tips to help you get started creating high-quality LinkedIn video content in 2024. The guys discuss how to frame your video around solving a specific problem, finding leverage like hiring an intern to help edit and repurpose your videos, being consistent with your process and format, and offering a clear call-to-action. Whether you're new to LinkedIn video or want to step up your game in the new year, this episode will help set you...
Published 01/15/24
In this episode, Bill and Bryan discuss the power of choosing a single word to focus on each quarter of the year. The guys explain how picking an intentional word like "process" or "leverage" can help salespeople stay focused, make better decisions, and achieve their goals.  They give you their strategies for selecting meaningful words of the quarter and putting them into practice in both business and life. They also share real examples of using these words to filter choices and actions. ...
Published 01/08/24
In this Holiday episode of The Advanced Selling Podcast, Bill and Bryan discuss an interesting question - if you had $1,000 to invest in your business or career in 2023 with the goal of generating more revenue in 2024, what would you spend it on? The guys share ideas like investing in LinkedIn Premium, sales enablement software, creating opt-in lead generation assets, and hosting events to position yourself as a thought leader. Tune in for their recommendations on how to leverage a small...
Published 12/18/23
As 2023 draws to a close, Bill and Bryan reflect on key lessons and changes from this year that they aim to carry with them into 2024. This includes maintaining a steadfast mindset that "everything will be okay" even amidst challenges, focusing more on purpose over profits, and perfecting their sales processes for optimal results. Looking ahead, they preview a future episode where they will explore the self-image dilemma - how our subconscious beliefs about ourselves can inadvertently limit...
Published 12/11/23
As 2023 winds down, Bill and Bryan share practical advice for sales professionals to hit the ground running on January 2nd. The guys discuss the power of planning ahead, calendaring key activities, and using the holidays to create assets like webinars. Even if your plans feel like a pipe dream now, put them on the calendar and work backwards. Gain momentum going into the new year so you're fired up, focused, and ready to crush it! Is it time for you to get serious about your 2024 goals? If...
Published 12/04/23
We’re back in your feed with a bonus episode! Bryan Neale is joined by Margaret Henney, Director of Marketing at Covideo. The two chat about the new regulations being placed on email and what that means for sales & marketing. Margaret also shares some best practices for incorporating video into your sales process. To learn more about Covideo and see an example of how it can help you grow your business, visit https://www.covideo.com. ================================= Want our "Insider...
Published 11/29/23
In this episode, Bill and Bryan explore how the tide is turning against inauthentic marketing outreach. With major email providers restricting spam, sales professionals now need marketing plans centered around value and relevance. How can you leverage existing social media habits to be more active on LinkedIn? What marketing behaviors should you commit to consistently? Tune in as Bill and Bryan discuss why sales and marketing success in 2024 will require embracing personalization and...
Published 11/27/23
In this episode, Bill and Bryan discuss the importance of identifying and utilizing your unique gifts and talents in business and sales. They talk about how natural talents can often be overlooked because they come so easily to us. The guys provide examples of skills that are in their "zone of genius" versus skills that are a struggle. They emphasize leveraging your gifts and spending less time trying to improve weaknesses. Whether you believe your gifts come from a higher power or are...
Published 11/20/23
Bill and Bryan discuss some of the most common mistakes sales teams make when trying to close out the year strong. They talk about the dangers of discounting to hit quota, warning that this can train customers to always expect a deal.  The guys emphasize starting with the intention to help prospects truly, not just make the numbers look good. They advise against putting too much pressure on prospects to close deals by year-end when there may not be a good reason and the importance of having...
Published 11/13/23
This week we’re bringing you a bonus episode of ASP! Host Bryan Neale sat down with Bill Johnson, CEO of Salesvue. The two discuss the stark difference between sales when they started their career and sales in 2023. They also dig into how to make your CRM your system of action vs. just your system of record. To learn more about Salesvue and whether it can help grow your business, visit https://salesvue.com. ================================= Want our "Insider Secrets?" Go to...
Published 11/08/23
In this episode, Bill and Bryan have an important conversation about fulfillment and meaning beyond just hitting sales targets and revenue goals. They introduce the concept of the Thriving and Fulfillment Inventory (TFI), encouraging listeners to take stock of what activities and parts of their work truly light them up versus simply going through the motions. The guys share personal examples from their own careers about times they've chased validation or followed a certain path just because...
Published 11/06/23
In this episode, Bill and Bryan discuss the invisible forces that hold us back from reaching our full potential. They talk about how we can get comfortable with a certain level of achievement or income, and then stop pushing ourselves to grow once we reach that threshold. The guys explore the roots of this "invisible pole" that anchors many of us from ascending to the next level in our careers and lives. They share motivating stories of public figures who have walked away from fame and...
Published 10/30/23
In this episode, Bill and Bryan tackle the common pressure for salespeople to make their passion their job and income source. They offer perspective around looking deeper to find fulfillment in elements of your current sales role, while also pursuing side projects and passions outside of work that can boost energy, creativity and performance. Drawing from their own experiences, they share stories and tips to help salespeople and other professionals nurture their interests and find deeper...
Published 10/23/23
In this episode, Bill and Bryan discuss how high achievers and experienced sales professionals can get to the next level, not by necessarily learning new skills, but by better leveraging the skills and assets they already have. The guys talk about how our mindset of "more work and effort" often holds us back from identifying and utilizing key leverage points like time, relationships, talent, and technology. They also share examples and perspectives on how to inventory your unique assets and...
Published 10/16/23
In this episode, Bill and Bryan debate the pros and cons of relying too heavily on data in sales. They discuss common sales metrics like funnel velocity, win rates, and lead response times. While data can provide useful insights, the guys argue overusing statistics can drain the human creativity, relationships, and instinct needed to close deals. They'll help give you some perspectives on keeping data in its place so it doesn't kill the sales mojo. They also tell you how to leverage numbers...
Published 10/09/23
In this episode, Bill and Bryan discuss the critical role of sales leadership in helping teams reach their full potential. The guys highlight the need for sales leaders to lead by example and invest in their own growth. The hosts also emphasize the importance of self-improvement for sales professionals and how taking ownership of your development can lead to breakthroughs in your career. If you're looking for insights on sales leadership, personal growth, and maximizing your potential in...
Published 10/02/23
Are you in the job market or planning to make a move soon? In this episode, Bill and Bryan discuss tips for job seekers in the current market and share strategies for finishing the year strong in sales. The guys offer valuable advice on standing out and positioning yourself effectively to land your dream sales job. They also emphasize the importance of being visible and leveraging your personal brand through platforms like LinkedIn. As we celebrate our 17 years of podcasting, we want to...
Published 09/25/23
In this episode, Bill and Bryan continue their birthday celebration by revisiting some old school sales techniques that still pack a punch in the modern world of selling. The guys share insights on picking up the phone for personal outreach, getting in the game by attending events and networking, asking for help, and the power of inviting prospects to meaningful events. These timeless strategies are a reminder that successful sales is about building genuine connections and leveraging them...
Published 09/18/23
Join Bill Caskey and Bryan Neale in this special episode as they celebrate their 17th birthday on the Advanced Selling Podcast. The guys reflect on their journey, share behind-the-scenes insights into podcasting, and answer questions from their listeners. They'll share how they consistently find topics, the platform they use, the gear they recommend, and the valuable lessons they've learned along the way. This episode is not just a celebration of their podcast but a glimpse into the power...
Published 09/11/23
In this episode, Bill and Bryan tackle a unique challenge: creating a video for sales leaders, VPs, CEOs, and presidents. The goal is to explore crucial yet often overlooked sales skills. Discover how advanced LinkedIn proficiency, the ability to convey complex ideas clearly, belief as a skill, and effective planning can transform your team's performance. Get practical tips and insights to enhance your sales abilities and stay ahead in the ever-changing world of sales. Don't miss this...
Published 09/05/23
In this episode of the Advanced Selling Podcast, hosts Bill Caskey and Bryan Neale discuss the challenges salespeople face with constant economic news bombardment. They offer strategies to cut through the noise, stay focused, and serve clients. The guys emphasize the value of personal observation over media narratives and share insights on dealing with AI-driven content. Tune in for actionable tips to remain centered and productive in uncertain times. ================================= Want...
Published 08/28/23
In this episode, hosts Bill Caskey and Bryan Neale tackle the age-old question of sales cadences – the structured outreach sequences used by many salespeople. They discuss the merits of using a cadence while emphasizing the need for authenticity and value delivery. Bill and Bryan share insights into crafting meaningful interactions, rather than relying on automated templates. They challenge the idea of a one-size-fits-all approach, suggesting that offering valuable tools and advice can be...
Published 08/21/23
In this episode, Bill and Bryan dive into a candid conversation about a common frustration they share when coaching clients – the challenge of convincing clients to create valuable content that bridges the gap between being unknown and becoming a trusted partner in the eyes of their prospects. The guys explore the journey from initial unawareness to eventual engagement and how offering a "gesture of value" at the start of this journey can be a game-changer for clients. They share insights on...
Published 08/14/23
In this episode, Bill and Bryan return to the bedrock of successful sales: Prospecting and Active Listening. The guys reflect on the enduring power of these two fundamental skills. Bill shares a pivotal lesson from his past, shifting his prospecting mindset from self-gain to problem-solving for clients. Bryan highlights the art of active listening with genuine intention, building deeper connections. They draw insights from Steve Jobs' storytelling and Apple's timeless strategies, reminding...
Published 08/07/23
Are you ready to shatter the limits on your income potential? In this episode, Bill and Bryan explore the secrets of achieving exponential income growth in sales and leadership roles. Drawing from their Insider program's insights, the guys demystify the concept of "exponential income," going beyond linear percentages. They challenge you to ask the right questions about your income goals, encouraging you to envision a world where extraordinary earnings are possible. By adopting a mindset of...
Published 07/31/23