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The Art and Science of Sales Negotiations with Jeb Blount


This week's show is called "The Art and Science of Sales Negotiations with Jeb Blount".  Jeb is the CEO of Sales Gravy.  Check out his excellent books.  

Jeb shares what the salesperson in the future needs to get and understand and why he thinks this is the best time ever to be in sales ever because...

... in this crucible of pain that we've been through over the last year, salespeople and buyers, by the way, are being forced to learn new technology, learn new skills, step out of these embedded comfort zones and start thinking, "Let's be flexible and agile."

There is going to be a time to meet in person and there's going to be a time to meet by phone. There's going to be a time for text messaging. There's going to be a time for face-to-face meetings. So why not get good at all of those things so you can meet your buyers where they are and you can move faster. And by the way, probably have more time to spend with your family like me.

I also ask Jeb what are some of the best practices he's seeing companies do to make sales kickoff successful in a remote investment?

We also talk about the difference between the outreach and the volume and what people need to do to earn the attention.

This and so much more!  Listen in now and/or read the full transcript on the Heinz Marketing blog starting Mon. 12/28/20 at 6am PST.

Sales Objection Handling from the Master: Insights from Best Seller Jeb Blount


Our guest, Jeb Blount CEO at Sales Gravy joins Matt Heinz to discuss his new book,

 Objections, The Art and Science of Getting Past No and a lot more!  

Check out the full transcript starting Mon. 11/12/18, 6am PST on the Heinz Marketing Blog.

"The one thing that every one in sales faces is objections ...You get objections when you prospect. You get objections when you ask for next steps. You get objections when you ask people to buy and no one's immune. So it doesn't make a difference what you sell, it doesn't make a difference if you're short cycle/long cycle, if you're enterprise, if you're less complex. It doesn't make a difference if you're an SDR or you're an AE or you have a full desk. It doesn't matter. Every single person that sells is going to face objections. So it's important that you understand how to deal with them and get past them so you can be successful in your role."

"I think it applies to people from all walks of life."

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Are you fanatical about prospecting? You should be!


Matt's guest in this episode is Jeb Blount. Jeb Blount is a long time sales trainer, prospector and the best-selling author of eight books including Sales EQ, Fanatical Prospecting, People Follow You, People Buy You. He is a Sales Acceleration specialist who helps organizations reach peak performance fast by optimizing talent, leveraging training to cultivate high-performance sales culture, developing leadership and coaching skills, and applying more effective organizational design. 

When Matt asked how the salesforce looks today he suprised us with his answer, "It looks the same as it did three years ago, five years ago - the things sales people are doing are the same things they did then.  But, there are more ways to fill your pipleline and channels - more opportunities than ever before. Older salespeople are benefitting, but can be overwhelmed with the addition of so many places to interupt the day of prospects and connect."

Channels are being clogged, though, because they are so readily available. Matt asked, "How do you break through using these tools?"

Jeb tells us, "It's always been hard to break through, even when we had email and door knocking, before social became core channels. Prior to that - doors, phones and networking events."

Listen to this - the story of Richard from the UK and how he was persistent until he got through. He KNEW Jeb was a buyer, he KNEW. It's a great success story of knowing your target market and not giving up.

Through his companies – Sales Gravy, Channel EQ, and Innovate Knowledge - he advises many of the world’s leading organizations and their executives on the impact of emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills on sales, leadership, customer experience, channel development, and strategic account management. Under Jeb’s leadership Sales Gravy has become a global leader in sales acceleration solutions including sales recruitment and staffing, sales on-boarding automation, custom sales training curriculum development and delivery, sales coaching, and online learning. As a business leader Jeb has more than 25 years of experience with Fortune 500, SMBs and start-ups.

He has been named one of the top 50 Most Influential Sales and Marketing Leaders (Top Sales Magazine), a Top 30 Social Selling Influencer (Forbes), a Top 10 Sales Experts to Follow on Twitter (Evan Carmichael), a Top 100 Most Innovative Sales Blogger (iSEEIT), a Top 20 must read author (Yes Magazine & Huffington Post), and the most downloaded sales podcaster in iTunes history; among many other accolades. His flagship website,, is the most visited sales specific website on the planet.

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