Revenue Optimization Radio by Upland Altify

Revenue Optimization Radio by Upland Altify

Revenue Optimization Radio talks to the top B2B sales leaders, sales ops, enablement and marketing execs to help you crack the code to high performance selling.... Show More

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June 24, 2020 27 min

Thinking about running an online event and don’t know where to start? This episode of Revenue Optimization Radio has you covered. We spoke to Richard King from the Product Marketing Alliance about their seven-day online event, the tech stack needed to make it happen, and festival hangovers.

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Richard founded Product Marketing Alliance to disrupt existing product marketing research, education, and events organ...

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Alliterative titles, podcast hosting envy, and redefining categories were just some of the things covered with our guest Patrick Morrissey, SVP of the Enterprise Sales & Marketing Cloud at Upland Software. He documents the journey of creating a category in 2019 and how that has evolved into something bigger since Upland Software acquired Altify. Enterprises find it extremely difficult to adapt and develop new categories, and w...

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In this special edition of Revenue Optimization Radio, Patrick Morrissey highlights two previous interviews. In this first half, we catch up with Patrick rushing through the airport talking with Ryan Begin from Salesforce - also on the go. We love the portability of podcasts. There's a bit of signal fluctuation between airports, but you'll want to listen carefully to Ryan as he tells us the 8 steps required to hire, build ...

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May 6, 2020 28 min

"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both.” The choice that faces companies today is a similar one faced by Robert Frost in ‘The Road Not Taken.’ Do they take the road most traveled and chase new customers, or should they take the less-traveled route and expand in existing accounts? 80% of companies surveyed by my guest Tim Reisterer from Corporate Visions, spend 70% of their sales & marketing...

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Today is a special episode focusing on sales enablement with three experts starting with our host, Patrick Morrissey. In the first half, Patrick interviews Aragon Research CEO Jim Lundy about the increasingly important topic of sales enablement.  Lundy tells us about the weaknesses and falsehoods that are unknowingly crippling a large number of B2B firms. One thought that you’ll hear again and again is, “And they don’t even know ...

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What do you get when you combine Elvis, Rocket Science, and Latin phraseology? A fascinating insight into how to manage your energy in an unprecedented crisis, that’s what. Everyone wants a seat on a rocket ship but you cannot make smart decisions when you are exhausted. My guest on the show is Sophie Devonshire is the CEO of The Caffeine Partnership and the author of the best seller ‘Superfast: Lead at Speed’. She outlines the im...

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April 15, 2020 27 min

1990’s WWF, triple threats, podcast inside baseball and Content-Based Networking. When you have the host of a hit B2B podcast on the show you know you are going to cover some varied ground. My guest on the show this week is Logan Lyles, Director of Partnerships at Sweetfish Media and the co-host of both the B2B Sales Show and B2B Growth podcasts. We talked about how Content-Based Networking is the triple threat where the host, the...

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April 8, 2020 27 min

Sellers when they first approach new customers will generally sell a utopian vision of what a product can do. There will be no mention of bumps in the road, but the road to transforming an organisation through software is seldom smooth. Our guest on the show Moe Goodman, Senior Director of Sales Enablement at Centurylink, expects vendors who knock on his door, to give the honest truth of what the end to end journey will look like....

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One of the key barriers to consistent business growth, is an organisation's ability to successfully scale an enterprise sales team. In this chat with Richard Scheig, Global Head of Sales, Revenue Optimization BU at Upland Software we break down the keys to doing just that. Listen in to find out the 5 step process he uses to successfully onboard and empower his enterprise sellers. We also discuss why having a great product offe...

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Organisations who grow to 53,000 employees and tens of billions of market capitalization rarely get there without significant mergers and acquisitions. FIS Global who acquired payments powerhouse Worldpay in 2019 is a great example of this. While expanding the product set is a boon for sellers, getting them up to speed on new offerings is a major challenge for sales leaders. In this chat with Garrett Clifford the General Manager o...

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Having a team that is as diverse as your customer base pays off in the short and long term. Salespeople who share the same ethnicity with their prospective clients are 150% more likely to close a sale! In this chat with Furkan Karayel the CEO of www.diversein.com we hear about organisations who are leading the way in terms of diversity & inclusion. She also provides listeners with 4 ways for their organisations to kickstart th...

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The intersection of Business Development & Sales has always been a thorny issue for organizations. Making sure that the business development team is in lockstep with their sales counterparts is far from a given. In this chat, we talk about best practices in leading a BDR team and why they are crucial to driving long term business growth.

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Kelley Orcutt is the Senior Manager of Business Development for Z...

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This episode of Revenue Optimization Radio sees Sean Broderick continue hosting duties. Sean is the Marketing Lead for Upland Software in the Revenue Optimization Business Unit. To celebrate International Women’s Day, Sean welcomes the top-performing salesperson in Upland Altify, Wendy Higley. Upland Altify research shows that win rates increase by 10% and sales cycle times are reduced by 7% when the salesperson is female. Wendy ...

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To effect a change means you need to change thinking and mindset, and that changes behaviors and outcomes.

Think about the face you are presenting to your candidate. Look at the leadership team, the C-suite, do you see diversity, people of color in leadership roles. 

She answers the question, "What should organizations do to enable the organizations, the behavior, the mindset shift that really bakes into the culture and that c...

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This episode of Revenue Optimization Radio features a new host who will be sharing duties with Patrick Morrissey. Sean Broderick is the Marketing Lead for Upland Software in the Revenue Optimization Business Unit. Sean welcomes co-authors, Toby Murdock and Zoë Randolph. This is a collaborative book about content operations. The evangelist and the writer's strengths really come through in this book. There are so many books out...

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Nicole France joins Patrick Morrissey. She's the VP of Constellation Research. Everyone wants to claim they are a customer-centric, customer-focused, customer-360 company. But we know as consumer and business people that isn't actually the case. Nicole has recently published some research about the insight-driven experience. In order to understand insight-driven design, you need to know the definition. It's the sum of ...

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February 7, 2020 24 min

In this episode of Revenue Optimization Radio Patrick Morrissey is happy to share the eight steps to a great kick-off. Listen to this episode to get the details and take notes. Here are the eight steps simplified:

  • Kick-off is not just sales – it’s the whole revenue team
  • Edutainment – Inspire, educate, entertain
  • It’s about the customer stupid – Feature your customer and have them on stage
  • Turn deal reviews into customer journey discus...
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    Patrick Morrissey and Paul Roberts have a deep discussion on how customer revenue optimization changes the game for sales in 2020. Some of this episode's highlights include:

  • It’s not just about sales > It’s the entire revenue team
  • The rise of methodology
  • Improved analytics in sales and account planning
  • It’s the relationship stupid
  • Focus on building trust & outcomes
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    Revenue Opt...

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    January 23, 2020 25 min

    Many organizations have rounded the corner, reset territories and are wondering how they can execute more effectively in 2020. How do you make deal reviews part of your cadence? What are the best in class companies doing? What are the approaches you can take strategically to uplevel your entire organization?

    How do you orchestrate a deal review that will help the entire team execute more effectively?

    Sometimes we miss the foundati...

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    There's a great scene in Bill Murray's Lost in Translation. Scarlett Johanssen asks him, "Why don't you just get out of here?" "Well first, I have to finish my drink, then I have to pay my bill, then I have to get off this barstool...." How do you bring the data together to meet aggressive revenue targets? There's a lot of focus on sales, there's a lot of focus on how do we make the number. Ever...

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