175: What Is SAAS And How Do You Sell It With Dan Smith

Dan Smith is a SAAS sales expert and on today’s show we cover both what SAAS is, why it’s taking over the world of both B2B and B2C and the best approaches to sell it.

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  • [1:26] Show intro
  • [1:56] Interview starts
  • [3:02] Why choose SAAS as a revenue model?
  • [5:16] Which came first the customer (chicken) or SAAS (egg)?
  • [6:25] Will things other than software shift towards monthly?
  • [11:15] Do SAAS sales people have different personalities to the traditional sales professional?
  • [16:11] Best way to deepen relationships
  • [20:14] Should we sell future features?
  • [22:03] Are sales people groomed to just want to close the deal?
  • [27:09] The key to success in the world of the internet
  • [35:31] Wrap up


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Will Barron is the founder of Salesman.Red and host of the Salesman Podcast where he entertains hundreds of thousands of millennial salespeople every month. If he isn't recording or editing shows he's racing his RX8 or riding bicycles down mountains.

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