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The Best Sales Books From The Sales Podcast

Hosted by Wes Schaeffer, The Sales Whisperer®

List of the Best Sales Books

Cold callers: Explore the 46 reasons we have seen cold callers fail and use the solutions to these fails to improve your ability to hit your goals.

Managers: Before spending a bunch of money on sales consultants, use this book to OWN your sales enablement and make your cold calling team stronger on a day-in and day-out basis.

Hiring, Onboarding, and Ramping Salespeople is the key to unlocking and applying the T.E.A.M. framework used by organizations—large and small—to drive repeatable growth, hiring rigor, accountability, and professional development.

Sales Development is written specifically for the job seeker or individual contributor who has aspirations of success in a sales development role, and beyond. This is your personal guidebook to the how, why, and what-to-do’s of the sales development profession. Written practically and tactically, this book shows you how to get the job, how to perform, and how to position yourself for advancement. Based upon ten years of teaching sales development representatives in the fastest-growing companies in the United States, this book will launch you on your path to becoming a rock star.

Regardless of existing sales methodology, market, and company size, Triangle Selling empowers salespeople, managers, and executives to quickly adopt the fundamentals necessary to fuel consistent growth within their organization, onboard effectively, and remain agile in an ever-evolving profession.

Playbooks are living tools that must continue to be developed, revised, and curated over time. Growing companies are constantly hiring new people, promoting internally, entering into new markets, and facing direct or unforeseen competition. In order to drive success, an understanding of how the business operates, what has worked in the past, what is presently working, and what is anticipated to work in the future is required.

Coaching is the activity that has the greatest impact on individual human performance in a team setting, and that’s especially true in sales. A sales coach observes performance, identifies a challenge, and works to rapidly make an individual better. This book equips current and aspiring sales leaders with the C.O.A.C.H. framework, a tool they can use to effectively and efficiently coach their teams.

Why are there so many gaps between what firms know they should do and what they actually do? Why do so many companies fail to implement the experience and insight they've worked so hard to acquire? The Knowing-Doing Gap is the first book to confront the challenge of turning knowledge about how to improve performance into actions that produce measurable results. Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert Sutton, well-known authors and teachers, identify the causes of the knowing-doing gap and explain how to close it. The message is clear--firms that turn knowledge into action avoid the "smart talk trap."

The Conversation Company will help your organization become a business in which people are the key driver of growth, sharing engaging content and building the company's culture and business objectives. People now expect any brand to have a human 'face' and you need to define a clear set of values for both employees and customers, incorporating them in your marketing so that all company communication reflects the DNA of your organization.

Phase 3 of digitalization has started. A phase of artificial intelligence has revolutionized the buying behavior of customers: collecting information, the buying process and customer service have changed dramatically. This book explains the impact of the 'internet of things', virtual assistants, bots and client data. But first of all this is a book about customers. In a world of automatization the most important question remains: how can I be customer-oriented?

In an age when customers have access to vast amounts of data about a company, its product and its competitors, customer experience becomes increasingly important as a sustainable source of competitive advantage. But success doesn't just rely on digital engagement and excellence, but also on combining a digital-first attitude with a human touch. In When Digital Becomes Human, Steven Van Belleghem explores and explains the new digital relationships.

How can you stay relevant for your customers? The answer is a combination of the following three factors: technology, personal involvement and social commitment. The past ten years have been marked by the arrival of 4G, mobile services, and robotics. These technologies have brought about a revolution in the field of customer experience and in the future, this will evolve even further. As a company, you will have to take a more active part in the personal life journey of your customers. This opens up the opportunity to tackle, together with your customer, concrete social world problems, including climate change, mobility, and health care. Customers increasingly seek out companies that do good for both themselves, and the world.

In this revised and updated edition of Secrets of a Strong Mind, LaRae Quy combines FBI training with no-nonsense real-talk on how you can develop your maximum potential.

It's not obstacles that hold you back, it's your attitude about both them and yourself. Many people feel overwhelmed. Secrets of a Strong Mind is a timely slap in the face to remind us that grit and mental toughness are needed to stick to our values so we can face our challenges and live a more successful life.


From Episode 495, Jacques Voorhees

If you enjoy techno-thrillers, richly-crafted historical tableaus, and the quirky plot twists of a fast-moving adventure novel, then you’ll fall into the world of Chrysalis and never want to return—in either time or space. Leave your present universe behind—and embark on a journey that tests the limits of greed, lust, fear, true love, naked ambition, and the question of whether the time/space continuum will ever be the same.

Return on Influence is the first book to explore how brands are identifying and leveraging the world's most powerful bloggers, tweeters, and YouTube celebrities to build product awareness, brand buzz, and new sales.
In this revolutionary book, renowned marketing consultant and college educator Mark W. Schaefer shows you how to use the latest breakthroughs in social networking and influence marketing to achieve your goals through:

  • In-depth explanations of the sources of online influence--and how they can work for or against you
  • Interviews with more than 50 experts, including tech blogger Robert Scoble, Influence author Robert Cialdini, and industry thought leaders such as Mitch Joel, Jay Baer, and Christopher S. Penn
  • An insider's look at the controversial social scoring company Klout and its process for assigning influence numbers to everyone
  • Practical, actionable tips to increase your own personal power and online influence
  • More than a dozen original social influence marketing case studies

Born to Blog

From Episode 494, Mark Schaefer

Born to Blog is filled with practical, street-smart techniques and ideas to help you create and manage a winning business blog. Learn how to attract a loyal following, promote your blog, and write powerful content that generates new business.

"If your dream is to launch a business or publish a book, then read Born to Blog! You'll realize the blogger way is your fastest path to success." -- MICHAEL STELZNER, founder of Social Media Examiner and author of Launch

You're busy and you don't have time to decipher the confusing world of Twitter. In less than two hours, Mark Schaefer's bestselling book will show you how to connect and start creating meaningful business and personal benefits right away!

Behind every Twitter triumph is a well-defined success formula. This is The Tao of Twitter: a path that holds the potential to improve your daily life at work and at home . . . if you know the way.