The Demand Efficiency Podcast

Podcast

Audio

Demand Generation

Growth

Sean Sheppard of GrowthX on the importance of “Stage Fit” in SaaS growth

Episode Outline

[04:39] Sean’s background

[07:16] Operational issues and then the other one had to do with just the fundamental shift

[10:13] Reason these companies were failing, had more to do with people and the behaviors of the people

[11:18] Realize that affiliation with a company who's been successful in that industry

[12:04] Hiring and supporting and developing and growing other humans

[14:34] If you think about things from a red, yellow, green perspective, you put people in a stoplight bucket

[16:35] Best fit based on their characteristics and attributes because the majority of the Academy students are adult learners. The true character of a person is not how you act in this life, but how you react.

[17:04] If you don't like something, you already know it. It's probably not going to continue to enjoy it.

[19:22] There's social responsibility, corporate responsibility, environmental responsibility, and personal responsibility.

[20:19] Starting over with the concept of what problems do my customers have right now that can really solve, and growth mindset is going to be more important.


Sean's Inspirations:

His father

His wife

Will Bunker


Connect with Sean:

LinkedIn

Twitter

The Demand Efficiency Podcast

Podcast

Audio

Demand Generation

Growth

Episode Outline

[04:39] David’s background

[07:16] Why he decided to focus on sales and then to become a sales manager and help with strategy at a management level

[10:13] How to wrap up with analytics as broad topics that might be the most productive

[11:18] The way having a strategy of some kind is really important, even if it fails to understand that it did fail and why failed and that you need to move somewhere else is really important

[12:04] Ask yourself, are you focusing on a certain industry and emphasizing a certain value proposition?

[14:34] What to focus on when thinking strategically about your customer base and the first customers

[16:35] On developing your strategy based on what you're seeing

[19:22] Frustration around pricing because it's such a key to either unlocking sales or blocking sales and the same goes for how marketing can help support.

[20:19] So many founders think they've got it but sometimes the right thing to do is actually to ask quite a bit more for what you're selling.

[24:30] People are totally willing to be honest, especially if your products adding a lot of value.


David's inspirations:

Jared Hansen

Christy Serrato

Nikhil Jhingan


Connect with David:

LinkedIn

Twitter

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