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Do you struggle with multithreading as a seller? Would you like a secret technique to help you develop relationships with decision-makers?

Spencer Muhonen on The Sales Evangelist Podcast

In this episode of “The Sales Evangelist Podcast,” host Donald Kelly speaks with Spencer Muhonen on the concept of multithreading in sales and shares strategies and tactics for effectively implementing it. They provide insights based on their experience in the industry, offering valuable tips for BDRs and sellers looking to improve their pipeline and build relationships with multiple stakeholders.

Who Is Spencer Muhonen?

  • Spencer is a senior tenured SDR for Awardco, a SaaS company based in Provo, Utah, that focuses on employee recognition and incentives. 
  • He shares his role and highlights the importance of targeting traditional personas in prospecting, along with key internal champions in other departments to strengthen the case for sales.

Collaborating With the Sales Department

  • Donald and Spencer emphasize the significance of multithreading in modern sales, as sellers must engage with multiple stakeholders throughout the buying journey. 
  • They caution against ineffective approaches, such as cheesy sales tactics or simply blasting outreach to a list of focus accounts without a thoughtful strategy.
  • Spencer defines multithreading as expanding outreach beyond traditional personas and titles, reaching out to key decision-makers in various departments to build credibility and enhance the pipeline.
  • He explains that sales departments can be excellent sources of internal champions, as people in sales are often looking to grow their own pipelines. 
  • Spencer highlights his willingness to have meetings with other sales professionals who approach him on LinkedIn, even knowing that he is not a decision-maker. This reciprocal approach can lead to strengthened relationships and mutual support.

Engaging With the Finance Department

  • Donald and Spencer further discuss other effective multithreading strategies, such as contacting the finance department. 
  • Spencer emphasizes the importance of vendor managers and their oversight of profitability and contracts. 
  • By connecting with finance teams during the RFIs or RFPs process, sellers can build intrigue and gain intros to C-suite members. This approach is often overlooked but can yield significant benefits.

Personalizing Your Messages

  • Both speakers address the issue of using the same message for multithreading prospects. Donald refers to it as “lazy selling” and asks Spencer for his approach.
  • Spencer suggests personalizing the messaging, taking into account the specific context and pain points of each stakeholder. 
  • Sellers can build trust and make a stronger impact by tailoring outreach to individual needs.

Building Internal Brand Champions

  • Throughout the conversation, Donald and Spencer provide actionable advice and share their experiences to guide sellers in implementing effective multithreading strategies.
  • They underline the importance of building relationships beyond traditional personas, leveraging networks in sales departments and finance teams, and personalizing outreach to engage stakeholders more effectively.

This episode of “The TSE Podcast” offers valuable insights to BDRs and sellers on the art of multithreading in sales. By expanding their reach and building relationships with various stakeholders, sellers can enhance their pipeline and increase the chances of closing deals. Through personalization, collaboration, and a strategic approach, sellers can navigate the complex sales landscape successfully.

Resources

Spencer Muhonen on LinkedIn

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Donald is the host of the popular sales podcast,"The Sales Evangelist". He is the founder of The Sales Evangelist Consulting Firm where he helps small companies develop killer sales process to scale their business and increase growth.

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