It can be hard to stay focused on work during the year’s warmest months, especially on the tails of Independence Day weekend. That’s why the Sales 2.0 Conference, coming up on July 18-19 in San Francisco, falls at such a perfect time.
With a informative sessions from top sales experts, hands-on learning, and networking, Sales 2.0 is the perfect opportunity to build your skill set and make new connections, whether you’re a new manager or have been leading a team for years.
With so many excellent speakers to hear from, it can be hard to set your agenda. Here are our five picks for top speakers to catch this year:
VP of Global Sales Operations at Linkedin
You’re certain to walk away from Sales 2.0 with dozens of new LinkedIn requests, so why not learn how best to put your new network to use? Brian brings knowledge straight from the source of every salesperson’s favorite social network in his session, “How LinkedIn uses Data, Social, and Culture to Sell Smarter.” Not only will Brian offer some individually useful tips, but during this rare peek inside LinkedIn, he’s bound to focus on the big picture and how he’s helped grow the company into the success it is today.
CEO & Founder, 6sense
Once you’ve attended Brian’s talk and heard the perspective of a leader at an organization with a household name, make sure you catch Amanda Kahlow, founder of a predictive marketing startup in its first few years. Amanda’s session, “How Culture, Leadership, and Passion Fuel High-Performing Sales Teams,” will bring out the same energy in you that has helped Amanda secure millions in funding from backers including Salesforce, Bain, and Venrock.
Founder & CEO, Selling Power
The most prolific speaker at Sales 2.0 is the conference’s founder. You’ll find Gshwandtner (also founder and publisher of Selling Power) moderating, joining panels, and delivering keynotes on the changes in the sales landscape and creating peak performance mindsets within your team. With years of experience and hundreds of interviews under his belt, Gerhard is a sales expert you won’t want to miss.
President, Heinz Marketing Inc.
If you’re a fan of Matt Heinz’s award-winning blogging, you’ll definitely want to catch his dynamic style in-person. His session, “How To Double Your Team’s Productivity and Active Selling Time,” will help you think both strategically and creatively about your team’s productivity. You’re sure to learn some valuable and immediately actionable takeaways. If you’re live-tweeting and lucky, Matt just might retweet you to his nearly 90,000 followers.
President, TeleSmart Communications
Josiane Feigon is the president of TeleSmart Communications and the well-known author of two books on inside sales and sales management. Since they fall at the same time, you’ll have to choose between Matt’s breakout session and Josiane Feigon’s session, “Creating Change: What’s it Going to Take For My Sales Team to Start Selling.” Matt’s session will be most helpful for sales managers whose teams have a good process in place, while Josiane’s session is for teams who need a major turnaround or kick-start.
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