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Funnel Radio Line-up August 30



10:30 am SLMA Radio Special Episode with host Susan Finch

Guest: Anil Kaul, CEO @AbsolutData

Topic: What can AI do for me? Speaking to the puzzled, intrigued and curious.


What do sales managers say about AI as a tool to help them manage? Are they welcoming or defensive. Our guest, Anil Kaul, says that most are still puzzled, intrigued and curious. Tune in Thursday 10:30am Pacific.

He asks us to ask the question, "What am I going to be doing next to increase productivity?" First, hire the right sales person, coach them, and spend the time training them. Companies spend a lot of time hiring and firing sales staff. They take the hit and miss approach. And now sales managers are expected to spend all of their time coaching. Listen to how this can be solved so sales can get back to SALES and managers can better use their time. 

11:00 am Special Edition of CRM Radio - James Obermayer, host with guest, Paul Petersen

Topic: Petersen Shares Stories of Things He has Learned in Life


Paul Petersen, GM and VP of Goldmine Software shares his struggles from a young man to adjust to the realities of business.  He has worked for 7 CEO’s as a senior manager and each taught him that he must consider being:

  1. Adaptability: He had to accept and participate in change; He has had 7 CEOs – all good guys, but different. He chose to participate rather than fight it (excepting criminal or ethical lapses)
  2. An “idea” is NOT a “plan”: many a good idea goes unfulfilled for want of execution. Have an idea? Enlist others to help -- have a bias for action.
  3. Communicating is hard – He learned more from listening than speaking. And by listening, he was more relevant for what  he heard
  4. No one Cares what you did (or know) – only what you do now. No one says “tell us about software in the old days, Mr. Petersen” or cares about his thoughts on Fleetwood Mac before the girls joined.
  5. Make your boss look good (and team) – don’t be a kiss ass, but be supportive, do what you can to help others succeed; offer praise, cooperation – and phrase critiques gently.
  6. Lastly Bonus: have coping strategies: Pick your battlesbe activedo stuff /press on

Dan McDade on the 5 Most Important Things he has Learned in Business and Life

Listen while you work in the garage on iTunes

In this interview, really part of a series, we ask what makes an entrepreneurs tick?   We ask about the things that make a difference in their lives.  600x600-SLMARADIO-20180208-mcdade-5thingsWe hear about how they run their company and sometimes the personal things that were important milestones in their lives. 

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Konrath on The Five Most Important Things she has learned in Business and Life

This one of our ongoing series of interviews on what executives have learned in life.  Jill Konrath shared the 5 Most Important Things she has Learned in Business and Life with personal stories from her early days in sales. 

She covers an early failure that nearly stopped her in the first few months of her sales career. 

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5 Most Important Things Kevin Joyce of Pedowitz has Learned about Business and Life

This is one of a series of programs on SLMA and CRM Radio about the 5 Most Important Things in Business and Life that people we respect have learned.    Kevin Joyce's interview turned inward and more personal than many.   The host is Jim Obermayer. 

What has driven some people to accomplish so much? Have you ever wondered how some people have become so smart?  Did they make the mistakes you made?   In this interview we ask Kevin Joyce, CMO of the Pedowitz Group to tell us the about the five things he has learned in business and life.  His answers surprised me and I think they will surprise you also.   He talked about:

1. How he came believe in Carpe Diem because of a death of a close friend.

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Sunday Musings: 5 Most Important Things I've Learned in Business and Life - Lars Helgeson

"Listening is important," said Lars Helgeson, founder of GreenRope, but when he listened to people saying that what he wanted to do was impossible, he heard an entirely different messages from them. 

In this interview with Lars Helgeson, CEO and Founder of GreenRope, Helgeson discusses what he learned from listening, rejection, over-coming resistance, and why he needed to build partnership with employees as well as the external partnerships so important in building a business.   

He also discusses the value of becoming an author and the lessons he learned in the process.  Basically it seems Lars learned to walk the talk which has brought him success and satisfaction. This is one in a series of executive interviews on the most important things in business and life.

About Lars Helgeson

LarsLars Helgeson has been in the Internet marketing space since 2000, when he co-founded one of the world's first email service providers, CoolerEmail. As a pioneer in responsible email marketing, he grew CoolerEmail to a global software company specializing in marketing communication with over 1,500 clients. In 2010, after spending several years designing and implementing a more comprehensive way to meet the needs of small and mid-sized businesses, he launched GreenRope. 

I CRM for Dummiesn 2017, Lars published CRM For Dummies, part of the globally acclaimed "For Dummies" series of books. 

About GreenRope

GreenRope is a company built around providing exceptional value to our customers. In the past 16 years, we have evolved from being one of the first email marketing service providers to being the only Complete CRM on the market. Combining sales, marketing, and operations in to a single platform, GreenRope inspires collaboration with your clients, vendors, and employees and we live this collaborative culture, listening to people like you to build what YOU want to run your business.



Sunday Musings: 5 Important Things I've Learned In Business and Life - Kreiger

Being a success is seldom an accident in the lab, it is hard work, and learning from your mistakes and success over time.  In this interview with, Dave Kreiger we learn what has driven this admitted introvert to be successful in a very competitive business. 

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