By: Jordan Benjamin on March 24th, 2022
Empowering Women in Sales & Giving Back with Sam McKenna
Sam McKenna has led a brilliant career that has included being the Head of Enterprise Sales at LinkedIn, an angel investor, and advisor for several startups.
Sam is also the founder of #Samsales Consulting, which provides intelligent strategies for the most important aspects of your business - sales and marketing. Sam's main sales advice is to always put the buyer first. Look for ways to add value and help solve their problems, even if it's not the solution that you're selling.
Sam also talks about empowering women in the workplace, and how women should be helping, not competing against each other.
- Women should help, not compete with each other
- Sales is about helping, not hustling people
- Get your name in light to the right people
- Keep your online profiles professional but authentic
- Always think of what you can contribute first
- How to add value, standout, and give back
- Empowering women in sales
Samantha: "When you talk about how to show up as a badass woman in sales or how to make sure that there's even more of us in this profession, the number one thing that we can do is let go of the idea that we are competition for each other and figure out how we can do nothing but shine a light on other women in sales. Find opportunities to support each other, champion for each other, and even the best part, say positive things about each other when that person isn't in the room and doesn't know that you're championing for them."
Samantha: "You're spending 30 minutes with me, I'm gonna figure out how to help you even if it's not the solution that I sell. And that has made me wildly successful.. So just tell me about what's going on on your side and your challenges."
Samantha: "When you make an investment in our company and you have our training, have us speak in SKO, your money is not just gonna go line our pockets. We're gonna think of how we've been successful now, then what else can we do. How can we make a contribution."
Samantha: "As a woman in sales, use your voice publicly. We work with a ton of executive women at organizations like LinkedIn, etc. And one of the coolest things about them is that they are SVPs at these massive organizations. And you not posting on LinkedIn, you not speaking on podcasts, you not being out there, hides yourself from the rest of the world that could be inspired by you."
You can learn more about Samantha in the links below:
- Website: https://www.samsalesconsulting.com/
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samsalesli
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About Jordan Benjamin
Jordan is the founder of My Core OS. After spending years in sales, working with sellers and studying peak performance he found an opportunity to help sellers level up to not only build peak performance at work, but to also create harmony between work and life so you can sustain performance over the long term.