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The Marketing Book Podcast

Fun, weekly interviews with authors of new marketing and sales books. Named by LinkedIn and Forbes as one of the top marketing and sales podcasts. Hosted by Douglas Burdett, a marketing agency principal, former artillery officer, Madison Avenue ad man, and stand-up comedian.
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Oct 30, 2020

Mastering Marketing Agility: Transform Your Marketing Teams and Evolve Your Organization by Andrea Fryrear

The leading authority on agile marketing shows how to build marketing operations that can pivot freely and yet remain committed to priorities.

As a marketer, are you tired of chasing marketing fads and algorithm rumors that seem to change every couple of months? This guide to building the perfect marketing department will help you achieve the latest and greatest without having to rebuild your operations from scratch every time the wind shifts.

Agile strategies have been the accepted modus operandi for software development for two decades, and marketing is poised to follow in its footsteps. As the audiences we market to become ever more digital, agile frameworks are emerging as the best and only way to manage marketing.

This book is a signpost showing the way toward the agile future of marketing operations, explaining how every role, from social media intern up to chief marketing officer, can work in unison, responding to the market's demanding challenges without losing focus on the big picture.

You will learn what it takes for marketing agility to thrive--customer focus, transparency, continuous improvement, adaptability, trust, bias for action, and courage--along with the anti-patterns that can drag you down. Most important, you will learn how to implement the systems, strategies, and practices that will truly transform your marketing operations.

Click here for this episode's website page with the links mentioned during the interview...

https://www.salesartillery.com/marketing-book-podcast/mastering-marketing-agility-andrea-fryrear



Oct 23, 2020

Unleash Your Primal Brain: Demystifying How We Think and Why We Act by Tim Ash

Understand what makes you human!

This book is about the commonalities all 8,000,000,000 people on Earth share.

Drop a rock. It falls and hits the ground.

Once you understand brain evolution, many of our behaviors will become more predictable. To a scary degree, we are reactive animals ruled by passions and not the rational geniuses with free will that we like to imagine.

First the bad news: The notion that people make decisions and choices to maximize objective self-interest has been demolished. People are not rational — far from it.

Now the good news: We are finding out exactly how and why we act in these seemingly irrational ways. In other words, there is a method to our seeming madness.

We evolved for a particular environment, but our rapid social advances and mushrooming populations have created a bewildering new world. On the timescale of this dizzying change, evolution has effectively stopped, and we must rely on what has gotten us this far. By retracing the path that our distant ancestors took to get here, we can understand the stunning abilities and glaring weaknesses which we have inherited.

Sometimes our reactions and responses are appropriate and uncannily helpful. In the blink of an eye, we can assess complex situations and reach critical life-or-death decisions. At other times, we are seemingly our own worst enemies — repeating the same mistakes, even when we know the results will be counterproductive, or even deadly.

Unlocking the true nature of the human brain is the last frontier. Recent work in fields such as biology, neuroscience, evolutionary psychology, medical imaging, social science, and behavioral economics is combining to show us the inner workings of this evolutionary marvel.

This book is designed for you — the curious and intelligent searcher for truth.

Click here for this episode's website page with the links mentioned during the interview...

https://www.salesartillery.com/marketing-book-podcast/unleash-primal-brain-tim-ash

Oct 16, 2020

Standout Virtual Events: How to Create an Experience That Your Audience Will Love by David Meerman Scott and Michelle Manafy

Everyone wonders what the future holds for events if people are unable to travel or gather in large groups in the short term, and how the industry may be impacted in the long term. One thing we know for sure: Whether you are an event organizer or speaker, your business is changing.

Unfortunately, when experienced events folks move into the virtual setting, they often try to replicate what works for in-person events. However, what works on a stage rarely translates well to digital. To succeed in virtual events we need to reimagine what is possible.

In this essential guide, David Meerman Scott and Michelle Manafy share newly emerging best practices in virtual events. As speakers at, and organizers of, virtual events, they have unique opportunities to speak with people in many different aspects of the events business to learn what works.

Here, they offer concise, practical guidance you can quickly put into practice, including:

  • Making Connections in a Socially Distant World
  • Understanding the Purpose of Running a Virtual Event
  • Critical Differences Between In-Person and Virtual Events
  • Building Audience Interaction
  • Six Key Benefits of Hosting Virtual Events
  • Format, Features, and Platform Considerations
  • Speaker Preparation for Virtual Events
  • The Business of Virtual Events
  • The Cost of Producing a Virtual Event
  • How To Run A Great Virtual Event

Whether you are a seasoned event organizer, a speaker making the transition to virtual events, or just getting your first event off the ground, this guide will equip you with everything you need to run a great virtual event.

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https://www.salesartillery.com/marketing-book-podcast/standout-virtual-events-david-meerman-scott

Oct 9, 2020

Virtual Selling: A Quick-Start Guide to Leveraging Video, Technology, and Virtual Communication Channels to Engage Remote Buyers and Close Deals Fast by Jeb Blount

And, just like that, everything changed.

A global pandemic. Panic. Social distancing. Working from home.

Suddenly, virtual became king. Digital transformation rolled over us like a tidal wave.

Virtual Selling is the new normal. To remain competitive, salespeople, account managers, entrepreneurs, and business professionals must shift the way they engage prospects and customers. There is no turning back.

Virtual Selling can be challenging. Few of us haven’t felt the wave of insecurity the instant a video camera is pointed in our direction. It’s natural to feel intimidated by technology and digital tools. In the virtual world, everything moves fast.

Virtual Selling is powerful. The good news is with a little training and a few easy-to-learn techniques, you can confidently master virtual sales calls, protect your income, and continue to serve and provide solutions to the customers who depend on you.

Virtual Selling is the definitive resource and guide to leveraging video-based technology, digital tools, and virtual communication channels and techniques for human to human engagement and connection. You’ll learn directly from Jeb Blount, one of the most sought-after and celebrated sales trainers of our generation.

Jeb teaches you:

  • How to choose the right technology stack for your unique situation
  • The five elements of effective virtual sales calls
  • The seven keys to making a lasting impression on video
  • How to make the camera your best friend
  • Why you must be video ready (BVR) all the time
  • How to leverage virtual tools to get more done, in less time, with better outcomes
  • Seven virtual communication strategies you must never forget
  • How to conduct multi-stakeholder virtual sales calls
  • The B.O.N.D. virtual engagement framework
  • How to leverage digital tools to keep buyers engaged and deals advancing after the virtual call
  • How to leverage the powerful M.L.P. strategy within the virtual sales process to bend win probability in your favor
  • The five questions stakeholders are always asking on every virtual call
  • The S.C.O.R.E. Discovery Method for virtual sales calls
  • How to deliver effective virtual demos and presentations that grab attention and seal the deal
  • Key strategies for leveraging Virtual Selling to reduce sales cycles and accelerate pipeline velocity
  • How to ask for what you want, get past objections, and close the deal on virtual sales calls
  • How to reduce costs and boost productivity with a blended virtual/physical sales approach that meets stakeholders where they are on the buying journey
  • Mastering these techniques will instantly separate you from competitors and give you a distinct competitive edge

Virtual Selling is the most comprehensive resource on video-based and digital sales skills ever developed. As you dive into these powerful insights, and with each new chapter, you'll gain greater and greater confidence in your ability to conduct successful virtual sales calls. And, with this newfound confidence, your success and income will soar.

Following in the footsteps of his blockbuster bestsellers People Buy You, Fanatical Prospecting, Sales EQ, Objections, and Inked, Jeb Blount's Virtual Selling puts the same strategies employed by his clients¯a who's who of the world's most prestigious organizations¯right into your hands.

Click here for this episode's website page with the links mentioned during the interview...

https://www.salesartillery.com/marketing-book-podcast/virtual-selling-jeb-blount

Oct 2, 2020

The Sticking Point Solution: 9 Ways to Move Your Business from Stagnation to Stunning Growth by Jay Abraham

Businesses can plateau, stall, or stagnate...without the owners or key executives even realizing it. A business might be achieving incremental year-on-year growth and yet still be in a situation of stagnation or stall. Why? Because entrepreneurs and executives often focus on the wrong things and don't know how to solve the problems that get their businesses stuck.

The purpose of The Sticking Point Solution is to help entrepreneurs and executives recognize the ways in which their businesses may be stuck, and to then give them tools for getting unstuck and enjoying exponential growth.

To achieve this, Jay will help you to identify the nine "sticking points." They are:

  1. stuck losing out to competitors instead of taking the lead in their marketplaces
  2. stuck at low levels of sales instead of selling wisely and selling more
  3. stuck with erratic sales volume instead of thinking strategically and systematically about their businesses
  4. stuck failing to strategize instead of managing their efforts wisely
  5. stuck with high overhead and costs instead of leveraging the assets of other companies, including the competition
  6. stuck with doing more of what doesn't work instead of innovating and trying new approaches
  7. stuck by getting marginalized and commoditized in the marketplace instead of becoming distinctive in their fields
  8. stuck with antiquated, mediocre marketing instead of using what works today
  9. stuck trying to do everything themselves instead of leveraging the talents of other individuals and organizations

Whether businesses are afflicted by one, two, or all nine of these sticking points listed above, the result is the same: the owners, executives, or entrepreneurs are not achieving all of the growth, success, and prosperity they deserve. Unlocking that true potential is the impetus for The Sticking Point Solution.

Click here for this episode's website page with the links mentioned during the interview...

https://www.salesartillery.com/marketing-book-podcast/sticking-point-solution-jay-abraham

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