Yes, we know you can hardly get all the work done nowadays, let alone listen to podcasts which demand focus and understanding.
That’s what the holidays are for.
So while you were working your a** off in Q4, we collected some sales podcasts that you can listen to during holidays. Once the kids are playing with their Christmas presents or sleeping and your partner is curled up with a book, you can press play and improve your sales skills..some more.
Everyone who’s anyone has made their own podcast and it’s great because we can learn from them and they can inspire us to start our own.
No matter if you work in the sales department in the big enterprise or hustling in your own startup or growing a small business – we’ve found a podcast for you.
Once you’re hooked, you’ll be bingeing, listening to these podcasts on your way to work, during lunch break, on the plane, bus, etc.
We omitted the ones available on iTunes only, as it would be unfair to Android users.
From California, Hosts Pouyan Salehi and Ben Sardella with the Executive Producer Joe Vignolo (and numerous guests) share some interesting experiences from their sales career such as their proudest moment as a salesperson, the superhero they most relate to and the moment that changed the way they sell.
They are positive, cheerful and funny, probably because of that amazing Californian weather.
Hosts Bryan Neale and Bill Caskey share some amazing insights about sales trends in 2018, how to craft a compelling story when selling and how to be a good negotiator.
They are serious and professional, but not too much. Occasionally they will have a guest and you can always ask them a question if you’re stressed about a problem you can’t solve.
3. Sales Gravy
Jeb Blunt is alpha and omega of Sales Gravy podcast. Followed by some power guitars in the background, Jeb will explain to you how to remove losers and haters from your life, how to sell to an invisible stranger and how to crush Q4 sales quota.
Jeb is energetic, positive and amazing at encouraging listeners to strive for the stars.
The Salesman podcast is a brand in itself. They are focused on B2B sales and show host Will Barron brings a new inspiring person for each episode. Some of the guests include Sujan Patel, Aaron Ross and Matt Heinz.
All podcasts are also available in video form on YouTube if that’s more your cup of eggnog.
Martin Brossman and Greg Hayer are the voices and faces behind Linking Into Sales Podcast. They explain how to sell yourself, how to prospect smarter and how AI can help in sales.
Their podcasts/videos are about an hour long, so take your time when listening to LIS. They usually invite a guest, an expert who helps them dive deeper into every topic they cover.
6. In the Arena
One man Anthony Iannarino show, In The Arena, gives tips on emotional preparation for sales, closing the sale and real sales leadership. Not a single episode is without a guest so it’s pretty diverse.
The show is a bit strangely cut so it might seem like you’re listening to a robot and every episode is turned into a blog, as well.
Kevin Miller and Tom Ziglar, the son of eponymous Zig Ziglar, continue his legacy through this podcast. That is the know-how of self-improvement and impeccable work ethic. They will tell you how to realize your goals, how to craft great relationships and how to talk positively to yourself.
Many entrepreneurs live by Zig’s famous words: “You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”
If their hour-long podcasts don’t inspire you – nothing will.
Host Michael Lambourne brings interesting guests and leading sales managers, such as Groupon director, to share some valuable advice on sales.
They are short, they are informative and you can listen to all of them in just a few hours.
Bowery Capital has 50 years of experience growing business software, hardware and marketplace companies with sales, marketing and customer success. They have poured this experience into a podcast that explains, for example, what to consider before starting a B2B company and they have an entire podcast section dedicated to startup sales.
Host Lauren Vittetoe is announced with a song “Betty Davis Eyes” and she has a different guest on every episode.
10. Closing Bigger
The host of Closing Bigger, Shane Gibson, follows each of his episodes with a small preview so you know exactly what is being said and when. This can be very useful for those on a tight schedule.
He introduces some new terms such as The Right-Brained Sales Revolution that is missing from modern tech influenced sales, he talks about the right questions that will help you close and shares some sales hacks.
Sometimes he will organize an interview with important salespeople.
Steve Klyoda hosts podcasts with simple names explaining the ins and outs of basic sales terms such as storytelling, prospecting and having the right mindset.
He is also powered by power guitars and has some interesting guests, including the above mentioned Anthony Iannarino, from In The Arena podcast.
Steve sounds passionate about his podcasts, he’s a real motivator and storyteller who is in the mood to make jokes at his own account anytime.
For those just starting in the sales business – this is a perfect podcast.
Sales Babble’s host Patrick Helmers is for a change followed by some seductive bass.
They educate their listeners on how to make sales with voicemail, the secret lingo of the customer and why you need a brand.
He takes all the important bullet points in the article below the podcast in case you don’t have time to listen and even suggests topic related blogs at the bottom of each post.
13. The Art of Charm
The Art Of Charm is more a lifestyle self-improvement podcast (we’re talking everything from career to love life) than a sales podcast, but it’s all part of the business.
Host Jordan Harbinger has some amazing guests such as pro skater Tony Hawk, basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal and Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Well-known sales and marketing expert Matt Heinz has his own podcast.
For those having trouble understanding how the sales pipeline works or how to guide your customers through that same pipeline – this is the place to be.
But he doesn’t just stop there, he talks about developing your brand, improving your sales career and even shares SEO secrets.
Host Andy Paul cuts through the typical noise and gives you a simple table with a list of podcasts, authors, titles and topics and go straight to the category that matters to you the most.
His guests will teach you the key traits that top performers share and how to create your own sales rules to achieve success.
16. B2B Growth Show
Sweet Fish Media is a company that produces podcasts, so it only seemed natural to make one for themselves, too.
They talk about how to beat your competition with good customer service, how is AI changing the way we send emails and how a B2B marketer can think like a B2C marketer.
B2B companies often struggle with many things that B2C companies seem to do with their eyes closed and this is where B2B Growth Show comes in.
Catalyst Sale works with founders and executives to build sales teams designed to harness the information and technology available to create “thinking” professionals that put these tools to work.
Host Mike Conner and Mike Simmons talk about innovation in sales, outsourcing your lead generation and podcasting as a sales and marketing tool.
Duct Tape Marketing is a company that focuses on developing the small businesses by providing them with knowledge and networks they may need.
Consequentially their podcasts share the valuable information about benefits of the networking, handling the constant change in marketing and the importance of listening to your clients.
John Jantsch is the founder and host of Duct Tape marketing i.e. one-man show that lasts only 10 minutes.
This is what Enterprise Sales says about themselves – “Our mission: aggregate the best sales knowledge in the world by interviewing the smartest salespeople alive. Period.”
Host Noel Goldman starts his episodes with a little Rick Ross “Hustling” intro and brings guests that talk about how to release your sales potential, shares confessions of a high-velocity sales artist and explains how to bridge a gap between sales and marketing.
Entrepreneurs on Fire is an award-winning podcast where founder and host John Lee Dumas is interviewing inspiring entrepreneurs seven days a week.
The guests talk about their journey, from their worst to their best moments.
So far he has published 180 interviews with famous entrepreneurs such as Tony Robbins, Seth Godin, Gary Vee, Barbara Corcoran and Tim Ferriss.
Growth Everywhere is a blog on business and personal growth. On Mondays, they interview world-class entrepreneurs and pull out actionable insights to help you grow. On Tuesdays through Fridays, you’ll get ‘Growth Bites’ episodes, which are short segments where they cover topics from hiring, sales, marketing, productivity and much more.
Their top 5 interviews are Neil Prat and in their latest episode, they explain how to grow a business while working 9 to 5.
The host John Barrows wants you to get better by at least 1% each day, no excuses.
You can listen to his podcast on iTunes and Android, as well as live on Facebook where he records it every Monday.
John explains how to get referrals, the mindset of an SDR and shares some sales gems.
Host Marylou Tyler spent years in sales in disruptive technology and finally decided to start her own company. She published books Predictable Revenue and Predictable Prospecting.
Every episode Marylou brings a guest that helps her explain things like the characteristics of a good closer and using video to bring conversions.
She publishes the transcript of each podcast so you can catch up in case you miss something.
24. Real Sales Talk
Real Sales Talk Podcast is a weekly audio and video show that began in February 2016 with an idea to have a podcast hosted by sales practitioners, passing along their insight and lessons as they learned them from the field.
The show is lead by Sean Mitchell and Phill Keene and their hip-hop intro announce that they are about to share their knowledge on old-school networking, following your gut in sales and busting the myth of a salesman.
You can follow Real Sales Talk on Soundcloud, Facebook, iTunes, GooglePlay, YouTube, etc.
Host Stephen Larsen is a one-man sales machine with a single goal in mind. He wants to give away 1,000,000 sales funnels to help companies handle the tech side of their businesses so they can focus on what they’re good at. He will build so you can sell.
He’s fast, he’s energetic and determined to grow your business.
He explains things such as how to make good offers, how to raise prices and how to have a funnel mentality.
The name says it all. Host Scott Ingram invites top sales performers and specific industry experts to share their experiences and explain their expertise in a certain field. He loved listening to other podcasts and books and decided to create his own.
Some guests include Trong Nguyen from Microsoft and Mike Dudgeon from Linkedin.
You can listen about becoming #1 with personal relationships and selling professional services.
27. Sales Tip a Day
Chris Hamilton is a 20+ year veteran of sales and marketing, who assisted numerous companies over the years in increasing sales and broadening their marketing. He started Sales Tip A Day with an aim to share the information that makes sales’ lives easier.
On Sales Tip a Day you can learn all and it means all about selling on LinkedIn.
28. Sales Tuners
Sales Tuners is a weekly interview where host Jim Brown speaks with great sales leaders and high performing individual salespeople about the behaviors, attitudes, and techniques that have led to their success.
They explain how to negotiate as if your life depends on it, why every sales person creates its own audience and why your product makes only 10% of your success.
Oh, and they have DJ Khaled “All I Do Is Win” intro.
Gary Vee is a living sales legend. He wrote three bestselling books and people look at him as the second coming of Sales Christ.
The truth is Gary really did hustle for a long time, he was one of the first salespeople to discover YouTube blogging and to recognize the future success of Snapchat.
Gary believes in you more than you believe in yourself and his energy is contagious.
The Quotable podcast is created by the sales giant Salesforce and if anyone knows something about selling – it’s them.
Host Kevin Mecalizzi interviews sales experts who talk about video as a selling tool, social selling and how to become star sales storyteller, just to name a few topics.
If you’re a sales expert you can apply to contribute to The Quotable Podcast.
This podcast is about becoming a PLAYMAKER i.e. a new type of salesperson who wages war against traditional salespeople and wins. Because Playmakers don’t use their gut and intuition, but instead sell using science and testing. Because Playmakers don’t oversell and under deliver, they oversell and over deliver. Because Playmakers are doers, not talkers.
They explain whether or not you should respond to inbound leads, how to hire the right VP of sales at the right time and how you can use AI to be successful.
The host is Gabe Larsen, director of Insidesales.com.
Donald C. Kelly is the founder and host of The Sales Evangelist company and podcast are just one of the ways he shares his vast knowledge.
He talks about the Grinch who stole his sales, why he doesn’t believe in beginners luck and how to go from entry level to an executive level.
Donald brings interesting sales experts and gives a short summary of each podcast written on every show.
The Sales Excellence Podcast is made by Mind Tickle company and the host is Daniel Cooperman.
You can learn how to choose the right sales methodology for your business, how sales tool can be a strategic differentiator or how FMCG giants coach their teams.
You can follow them on Soundcloud, iTunes or Stitcher.
The Sales Podcast is created by Wes Schaeffer, a long time sales expert.
His podcasts are divided into several topics: army veterans who became entrepreneurs, former prisoners who became businessmen, entrepreneurial mindset, SEO, social media, business planning and even podcasting itself.
A bit of a different approach to sales and not your ordinary sales stories.
Smart Sales Pro is having a bit of a trouble with their website at the moment, but you can listen to all episodes on Stitcher.
The last episode was recorded and published in March and talks about 6 principles of outstanding account managers, while the previous two tell the story about sales introverts and social selling.
We hope they post up their website soon.
Close.io’s Steli Efti is the founder and host of Ultimate Sales Hustle podcast.
He talks with Gary Vee, explains how to create killer startup pitch and what to do when you miss your quota.
His blog is one of the best sales resources out there, so podcast should be too.
37. Women in Sales
Ali Powell is a sales rep at HubSpot who writes about being a woman, working in tech and in sales.
She started her podcast in June as a part of her HubSpot project and made seven episodes so far.
Ali researches why there are more men in sales and how to connect women in sales in order to help them learn more.
You can always apply to be interviewed by Ali for her podcast.
38. Young Hustlers
Grant Cardone and Jarrod Glandt bring you the tools you need to succeed in the 21st Century.
Every Thursday at 12 PM Grant and Jarrod share sales, business and success tips and insights to succeed in any economic climate.
They explain how to find a mentor, why you are not closing and how to make six figures in sales.
The Ramp is the SaaS analytics podcast that explores the stories of how people use data to transform and rapidly grow their business. Host Cara Hogan interviews thought leaders, sales experts and data analysts to understand how analytics can ramp up your SaaS business.
They talk about bootstrapping your SaaS startup, nailing the SaaS sale and overcoming founder’s FOMO.
40. Tim Ferriss Show
Another sales legend on our list of best podcasts is definitely Tim Ferris, whose show has been number one business podcast on iTunes.
Past guests include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Foxx, Edward Norton, Tony Robbins, Malcolm Gladwell and Rick Rubin.
Tim will teach you how to say no, how to spot a trend and how to sleep better.
41. HBR IdeaCast
Harvard Business Review has something other podcasts don’t – a tradition in teaching business.
They talk about why you should hire CEOs from within, how best practices can backfire and how to join a startup.
The host is Sarah Green Carmichael, a Senior Editor at Harvard Business Review.
The Brutal Truth is just what its name says it is.
Brian Burns doesn’t care about your bad day, lack of sleep or being overworked – you have to toughen up. Or he will mock you.
With an intro made of U2’s “Vertigo” and A Few Good Man plus Jerry Maguire quote, Brian will give you just what you need – a kick in the shins.
43. The Growth Show
HubSpot is the best source of information and inspiration for any salesperson out there.
Each week, hosts Kipp Bodnar and M. Keaney Anderson sit down with someone who has achieved remarkable growth and unpack how they did it.
You can listen to a new episode every Tuesday.
Ted Talks don’t need an introduction, but they do need a reminder that they are a valuable source of business information.
Latest topics include getting the most out of your meetings and counterintuitive career advice.
EntreLeadership wants to help you be a good entrepreneur and even better leader.
They teach about positioning a brand, how to pose better questions to grow sales and why people say yes.
All podcasts are divided into personal and professional growth.
Host Jason Calacanis and a rotating group of guest experts bring you the weekly take on the best, worst, most outrageous and interesting stories from the world of entrepreneurship.
You will hear stories from people in leading companies such as Groupon, Dropbox and Twitter.
You can even skip to the part of the show that interests you the most.
47. The Startup Chat
Previously mentioned Steli Efti of Close.io and Hiten Shah of Crazy Egg and KISSmetrics share unfiltered insights and actionable advice straight from the trenches of startup and business life.
They talk about inside sales tips for startups, how to write killer email newsletters and how to prioritize in life.
You can read an entire episode transcript, too.
SaaS Stock conference, the biggest one in Europe for SaaS companies, created a podcast.
The show is hosted by Alex Theuma, who brings you insights and tactics from the greatest SaaS minds in Europe and across the world.
You will learn how to convince the entire world they need your product, how to drive growth and engagement with email and selling to the enterprise.
49. Zero to Scale
Hosts Greg Hickman and Justin McGill teach you about developing your business from the beginning to an end. Ok, not actually an end.
From optimizing Facebook ads to webinars and finalizing investor funding – it’s all there.
They give a short overview of each episode so you know what the key takeaways are.
Monocle is the well known monthly magazine that focuses on entrepreneurship and well-designed things in life.
One of their many shows on their radio is Entrepreneurs where they bring people from all over the world to share their stories in successful entrepreneurship.
They talk about their highs and their lows and how they reached a point at which they could call themselves entrepreneurs.
Phew, that’s done.
Honestly, if you don’t become sales super(wo)man now, we don’t know how else to help you!
Did we forget any of them?
Let us know if you know any good podcasts that we should include here.