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Sales is an art and a science. Join Jenna Sacks as she interviews the brightest minds in modern sales to bring you immediately actionable advice. If you have a passion for sales, are looking to further your career, or just want to hear some great, practical tips, this is the podcast for you.

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On this final episode of Hey Salespeople!, Jenna Sacks sits down with Salesloft’s own Tom Boston to talk about how he grew from SDR to creating the role of Brand Awareness Manager through growing his own personal brand. Tom shares how his early failed attempts ultimately lead him to embracing his own authenticity and discovering the importance of focusing on yourself.
On this episode of Hey Salespeople!,Jenna Sacks sits down with Douglas Cole, an enterprise sales leader at LinkedIn, to talk about his book The Sales MBA: How to Influence Corporate Buyers. Doug shares tips for positioning yourself as a trusted advisor and how to develop a more strategic mindset.
On this week’s episode of Hey Salespeople!, host Jenna Sacks sits down with Christian Kletzl, the CEO and co-founder of UserGems, a pipeline generation company.. Jenna and Christian talk about the importance of creating user champions and building lifetime value as they transition between roles. Christian also digs into account scoring and churn prevention as well as managing the overall customer experience. Visit for show notes and insights from this episode.
Ravi Rajani is the CEO of Ravi Rajani Consulting, which focuses on strengthening the connection between salespeople and prospects using the power of storytelling. This week, host Jenna Sacks and Ravi explore the concept of feature telling versus storytelling, how to earn the focus of potential clients, and how to use a high-impact personal story to develop trust and build a connection. Ravi also shares exercises you can do to make yourself a more effective sales storyteller. Visit for show notes and insights from this episode.
Aleks Gollu is the CEO and co-founder at 11Sight, an inbound video call and customer engagement platform for revenue teams.  In this episode, host Jenna Sacks chats with Aleks about the increasing importance of speed to lead and how video can play akey role in creating instant connection with prospects. Aleks shares his view on how technology has slowed down the sales process and puts high-velocity sales models at risk.
Chip House is the Chief Marketing Officer at Insightly, a modern, scalable CRM. Host Jenna Sacks sits down with Chip to chat about the functions of a CRM that are core to success and which pieces are crucial for helping salespeople manage effective customer outreach. Chip also talks about the importance of authentic contact and the role that sales messaging plays in the buyer journey. Visit for show notes and additional insights from this episode.
Nate Henry is the VP of Channel Resellers at Birdeye, an all-in-one reputation and customer experience platform for local businesses and brands to manage their digital presence. In this episode, host Jenna Sacks and Nate chat about the importance of challenging yourself and your team.. They also discuss the right ways to be involved in a deal as a leader, as well as the value of feedback after a sales call. Visit for show notes and insights from this episode.
Juhi Saha is the Vice President of Partnerships and Alliances at Clearbit, a data activation platform that allows companies to discover, engage, and convert their most valuable customers from one flexible go-to-market foundation. In this episode, host Jenna Sacks and Juhi talk about the importance of maximizing partnerships and identifying key factors that drive retention and successful internal communication. Juhi dives into the different variables that impact different partnerships and how to maintain them. Visit for show notes and insights from this episode.
Eric Leipzig is an enterprise account executive at Ontic, a comprehensive intelligence software specializing in corporate security that protects Fortune 500 and enterprise companies from physical security threats. In this episode, host Jenna Sacks and Eric cover the importance of building lasting relationships with clients, as well as understanding where in the sales cycle communication is essential to strengthen a potential deal. Eric discusses the best way to use multi-threading to benefit deals as well as how to arm stakeholders with effective tools for successful, organization-wide buy-in. Visit for show notes and insights from this episode.
Ila Gold is an account executive at Stripe, a financial infrastructure platform for businesses to accept payments, grow revenue, and accelerate new business opportunities. In this episode, host Jenna Sacks and Ila discuss how to qualify opportunities, especially in tumultuous economic environments when the strongest potential leads are most needed. Ila digs into managing competing opportunities with a focus on customer pain points. Visit for show notes and insights from this episode.
Amelia Taylor is an account executive at Carabiner Group, a Revenue Operations consulting service that makes Rev-Ops easy for clients across the globe. In this episode, Amelia sits down with Jenna Sacks to explain the benefits of social selling. She shares that letting your guard down and connecting on a human level can build champion relationships that will help you in the long term. Visit for show notes and insights from this episode.
Katie Forte is the Director of Account Management at Greenhouse, an enterprise talent acquisition software that helps businesses deliver measurable hiring results. In this episode, Katie and Jenna discuss the key steps to building a successful team: strategy, structure, and people. Katie also digs into the importance of the account manager role. Plus, learn how love languages can improve your leadership strategy. Visit for show notes and insights from this episode.
Chuck Marcouiller is the VP of Revenue Enablement at FreightWaves, a platform that provides comprehensive news insights and market data for the freight industry. In this episode Chuck shares his three Cs for success: consensus, clarity, and confidence. He and Jenna also discuss the benefit of honesty in sales, even when it comes to the limitations of your product, and how to differentiate yourself from your competitors. Visit for show notes and insights from this episode.
Farzad Rashidi is the Lead Innovator and Co-Founder at Respona, the all-in-one PR and outreach software that allows online businesses to build backlinks to boost organic traffic. In this episode, he joins Jenna Sacks to discuss building a productive partnership between sales and marketing. Farzad also shares his steps to a successful demo, from pre-call prep to follow up tactics and how to use your time with a prospect effectively. Visit for show notes and insights from this episode.
Alison Graham is the Global Account Manager at Amazon Web Services, which provides reliable and scalable cloud computing platforms to businesses all over the world. In this episode, she and host Jenna Sacks dig into what makes a great salesperson. According to Alison, "number one is discipline." She also shares advice on how to prioritize and create a schedule that will help you achieve your goals. Visit for show notes and insights from this episode.
Colleen Ruggiero is the Director of Customer Experience at Firstbase, a remote work software service that helps companies manage the physical assets of their employees working from home. Join Colleen and host Jenna Sacks as they discuss the changing landscape of remote work and the importance of fostering empathy and understanding of the customer experience across teams. You’ll also hear Colleen share her experience building out the customer experience team at a growing startup. Visit for show notes and insights from this episode.
Mo Moran is the Senior Director of Sales Development at Greenhouse, a provider of enterprise talent acquisition software that helps businesses pursue better hiring results. In this episode, Mo joins Jenna Sacks to take a comprehensive look at career ladders. They break down the process of creating promotion paths and pinpointing areas for skill development. Whether you're a manager trying to create growth opportunities for your team or someone seeking to progress your own career, Mo's advice will help you take the first step. Visit for show notes and insights from this episode.
Sean Robinson is Regional Vice President of Enterprise and Commercial Sales at Automox, a cloud-native IT operations platform for modern organizations. In this episode, Sean and host Jenna Sacks discuss how outbound sales have changed in a largely remote workforce. They explore the benefits of reverse engineering processes and give advice on how to encourage an entrepreneurial spirit in your team. According to Sean, “everyone should take ownership in the company. Everyone should be their own entrepreneur.” Visit for show notes and insights from this episode.
Rich Park is the vice president of commercials sales at @ThoughtSpot, a Modern Analytics Cloud company dedicated to creating a more fact-driven world through an easy-to-use analytics platform. He and host Jenna Sacks examine how the workforce has changed in the midst of the pandemic and the Great Resignation. They delve into how to adapt to managing remotely, how early career sales reps can communicate their needs, and how to be ferocious about your learning.  We also say farewell to longtime host Jeremey Donovan who is pursuing a new opportunity beyond Salesloft. Visit for show notes and insights from this episode.
Sean Murray is a Strategic Account Manager at LinkedIn, where he and his Sales Solutions team help customers develop their sales and marketing strategies to drive incremental revenue. In this episode, Sean and host Jenna Sacks discuss working effectively with cross-functional partners, aligning processes to customers’ unique needs, and how to leverage internal resources and external contacts when building relationships. Visit for show notes and insights from this episode.
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