Today’s topic is focused on how to make a difference in your sales career. This is a great topic because proactively taking charge and managing your career path should be your top priority. Don’t sit on the sidelines waiting for your good work to be noticed!! There is some great career advice offered up in this interview. Soak it in and put the ideas into practice!!
My guest is Lori Richardson who heads up Women Sales Pros and Score More Sales. Lori is one of the original voices for more women in sales and sales leadership in B2B industries where there are male-majority sales teams. She speaks, writes and consults with companies on ways to find, hire, develop and retain women within sales and she also speaks directly to women about ways to rise within their organization. Find her @WomenSalesPros online, on Twitter, Instagram, FB, and LinkedIn.
Okay, buckle up. These are the questions Lori and I tackled.
Lori, you like me, have been in sales for a long time. What’s so great about a sales career?
How do you find what you call, “Salesvana”?
How do you decide what direction to go in your sales career?
How do you present an idea to management for a new role, division, or sales segment?
What if you feel that your manager does not respect you or your ideas?
What if your company leadership or immediate manager does not talk about a formal career path?
If you want to write job posts that really compel people to take a look at your organization, Lori mentioned this great resource! https://textio.com/
Another insight packed interview, which I encourage you to listen to and enjoy!
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