➡️ About The Guest
David Priemer never thought he'd end up in sales! He started his career tinkering with test tubes and differential equations as an award-winning research scientist before spending the next 20 years leading top-performing sales teams at high-growth technology companies including Salesforce, where he was the Vice President of Commercial Sales and creator of the Sales Leadership Academy program.
Today, as the Founder and Chief Sales Scientist of Cerebral Selling, David's unique science and empathy-based approaches to driving revenue and talent growth have been published in the Harvard Business Review as well as Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Inc. magazines. Often referred to as the "Sales Professor", David is also the author of the Bestselling book, Sell The Way You Buy, and an Adjunct Lecturer at the Smith School of Business at Queen's University and the London Business School.
➡️ Talking Points
00:00 - Intro
03:02 - How did David end up in sales?
06:11 - The science behind sales & Dan Pink.
09:17 - David hates sales people.
11:02 - Lessons learnt from Salesforce.com
19:53 - The human component of sales.
22:15 - What is cerebral selling?
31:01 - Sales lessons & dating.
36:04 - The art of sales negotiation.
40:03 - How to properly learn & implement anything.
45:26 - The biggest misconceptions about sales.
47:21 - Lessons David would tell his younger self.
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On this podcast, you'll find interviews, Q&A, keynote presentations & conversations on sales, marketing, business, startups and entrepreneurship.
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