The Demand Efficiency Podcast

Podcast

Audio

Demand Generation

Growth

Skilljar CEO, Sandi Lin, on her evolution as a leader and lessons learned

Episode outline:

00:34 What does Skilljar do?

01:56 How skills have evolved over time and how Sandi has evolved as an engineer leading a company as CEO

07:45 The moment Sandi decided to pull back and bring in leadership, sales and marketing

10:55 Can Sandi pack them to revenue or is it some other qualitative factor?

16:58 What would Sandi avoid, when starting her next company?

21:37 What gets Sandi really jazzed about this next revenue sprint fresh capital in the bank

23:15 People that helped Sandi get to where she is today


Connect with Sandi

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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