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Hannah Ajikawo on TSE Podcast

Are you ready to unlock the secrets to successful sales strategies and go-to-market plans?

In this episode of “The Sales Evangelist Podcast,” host Donald Kelly speaks with Hannah Ajikawo, a seasoned sales professional with over 15 years of experience in the industry. Hannah shares invaluable insights into understanding the B2B buyer journey, setting up go-to-market infrastructure, and optimizing sales processes to drive higher deal value.

She also reveals the essential elements of a winning sales strategy plan and uncovers the secrets behind successful sales initiatives. Tune in now to discover proven strategies and insider tips that will propel your business to new heights!

Hannah’s Professional Journey

  • Hannah provides an overview of her rich professional background, emphasizing her extensive career in sales. 
  • Her professional journey spans from prominent global corporations to disruptive startups. 
  • Notably, she shares her experience of working with an AI company in 2011, showcasing her early engagement with groundbreaking technologies and go-to-market strategies.

The Evolution of AI Technology

  • Drawing from her experience with an AI company, Hannah recounts her involvement in selling visionary AI solutions to leading B2B information providers. 
  • She elaborates on the groundbreaking nature of their tool, highlighting its potential to automate data processes and generate substantial value for businesses, including a memorable interaction with Google.

Sales Strategy Planning

  • Donald and Hannah discuss the importance of developing a strategic sales plan for the quarter, emphasizing the need for meticulous planning, especially for deals with substantial value. 
  • Hannah provides actionable advice, stressing the significance of understanding prospects’ budgeting cycles and planning interactions well in advance to align with their financial timelines.

Territory Management and Strategic Approach

  • Hannah outlines the strategic approach required for sales territory management, encouraging sales professionals to adopt a CEO mindset when structuring their territories. 
  • She emphasizes the importance of identifying white spaces, key customers, and optimal use cases to streamline the sales process and drive meaningful results.

Seasonal Budgeting Cycles

  • Addressing the challenges of seasonal budgeting cycles, Hannah emphasizes the value of nurturing relationships and delving deeper into buyers’ experiences within their organizations. 
  • She shares insights into discovering discretionary budgets and leveraging CEO’s wallets to drive successful deals, emphasizing the need to build rapport and acquire nuanced knowledge about buyers’ capabilities.

Hannah Ajikawo shares valuable insights on developing a killer sales strategy plan to set you up for success in your sales endeavors. Her wealth of experience as a career salesperson and go-to-market consultant shines through as she shares practical tips and strategies for sales professionals and organizations alike.

If you’re ready to revolutionize your sales approach and take your game to the next level, then this episode is a goldmine of actionable advice. Tune in now to gain valuable knowledge that can transform your sales approach and drive remarkable results.

Resources

Hannah Ajikawo on LinkedIn

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About the Author The Sales Evangelist

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.

Donald is also an award-winning speaker, sales trainer, and coach. He's a big fan of traveling, South Florida staycations and high-quality family time. Donald has a belief that “anyone” can sell if they have the desire and receives the proper training.

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