MMS #85 - Fresh Perspectives: A New Era of Sales with Victoria Jimenez
Mastering Modern SellingMay 09, 2024x
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MMS #85 - Fresh Perspectives: A New Era of Sales with Victoria Jimenez

In this week's episode of "Mastering Modern Selling," Victoria Jiménez, an esteemed practitioner from the University of Texas at Dallas, shares her wealth of experience and insights from the sales program with Hosts Tom Burton and Carson V. Heady.

Here are five pivotal points from the discussion:

  1. Integrative Sales Education: Victoria details her academic journey in sales, highlighting the program’s focus on real-world applications rather than traditional exams. The curriculum emphasizes role-plays, hands-on projects with CRM tools like Salesforce, and intense competition simulations that prepare students for actual sales scenarios.
  2. The Humanistic Approach: Echoing modern selling philosophies, Victoria stresses the importance of viewing prospects as individuals rather than just business opportunities. This approach fosters genuine connections, making it easier to address their needs effectively.
  3. Leveraging LinkedIn: The program also teaches the strategic use of LinkedIn, including maintaining a strong SSI score, to better identify and engage with potential clients. This tool is pivotal in understanding what matters to prospects at a personal and professional level.
  4. AI in Sales: Artificial intelligence plays a crucial role in their training, with tools like ChatGPT being used to grade role-plays and provide feedback. This integration of technology is preparing students for the future landscape of sales, where AI aids in refining sales strategies.
  5. Continuous Adaptation and Improvement: The sales program is continuously evolving, and adapting to new industry standards and technologies. This adaptability is crucial for staying relevant in the ever-changing field of sales.

Victoria's insights not only shed light on the cutting-edge methods being taught in modern sales education but also underscore the importance of continuous learning and adaptation in sales.

Her approach illustrates how blending technology, personal connection, and strategic thinking can revolutionize selling techniques. For those eager to stay ahead in the sales game, embracing these innovative strategies is key.

Watch the full episode here!

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