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9 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Doug Davidoff. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Doug Davidoff, often where they are interviewed.

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Doug Davidoff: How Revenue Operations Can Generate 30% More Revenue

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In this Inbound Speak interview, I chat with Doug Davidoff about his INBOUND 2020 session "How Revenue Operations Can Generate 30% More Revenue From Your Existing Efforts" He explains who should be in the room and why.He also dives into a tip, myth, and hurdle to watch for along the way.

Eliminating Friction: How Revenue Operations Can Generate 30% More Revenue From Your Existing EffortsDo more. Do it faster. Do it better and do it with fewer resources. This is the battle cry of those who succeed through recessions. When times get tough, the winners are the ones who capitalize on the opportunities that exist and utilize the limited resources they have the best.Revenue Operations is the emerging discipline that focuses on eliminating friction in your sales, marketing & customer success programs. Research we conducted in 2018-19 showed most companies were losing 15-35% of their impact because of inherent friction in their processes, this session will show you how to remove it.
Sep 14 2020 · 13mins
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Doug Davidoff: Coaching Sales Reps to Coach Themselves

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Do you want to understand how to turn good sales reps into great sales reps? Wondering if the sales problems you are facing are normal or caused because of your process?

We answer these questions and more as we talk with Doug Davidoff from Imagine Business Development. https://www.imaginellc.com
Does shares how to get your sales reps to coach themselves, understand what they need, and figure out what to ask along the way.
Heck, we even talk about what makes for an amazing sales rep and the hiring process.
Aug 05 2020 · 49mins
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The Spot: Introducing Doug Davidoff from Imagine Business Development [INTERVIEW]

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Listen in as I talk about why we picked Doug Davidoff from Imagine Business Development to be a host on The Spot, and so you can get to know him better. He is an amazing human and I enjoy asking him every single question in this getting to know you interview. The speed round is so funny as a couple of Doug's responses take me by surprise.

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About Doug Davidoff
Having worked, firsthand, with more than 1,500 SMB's, Doug Davidoff, CEO of Imagine Business Development, enables SMB's to make sales growth predictable, sustainable & scalable.

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Jul 17 2020 · 14mins
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S2 EP14 Better, Faster, Stronger, Cheaper with Doug Davidoff

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Meet Doug Davidoff

Doug Davidoff founded the agency Imagine Business Development. As the CEO, he’s directly advised more than a dozen companies who have successfully sold for a combined value of more than $1 billion. Imagine is also a HubSpot partner.

For more than 20 years, Doug has advised small and mid-market companies that are committed to serious growth who want to hear the truth about achieving it. Doug’s worked, firsthand, with more than 1,500 companies (and seen their financial statements), so he knows the difference between what works, and what sounds good and doesn’t work.

What we love about Doug is that he takes a "no-holds-barred, no bullshit approach" to business growth. He's a true wayfinder and natural explorer.

Doug’s both quick to adopt new ideas, methods and technologies; and remarkably cynical of products and strategies dubbed “the next thing.” As you'll here in this Wayfinding Growth episode, he combines an in-depth knowledge of sales and marketing theory and strategy, with front-line execution expertise to know what works, what doesn’t and why it is so.

Today's Episode is Brought to You By:

Today’s Sponsor is Impulse Creative’s Video Marketing Masterclass - George B Thomas built out an 11 module On-Demand Course on how to leverage Video in your Business. He covers everything from how to choose the right equipment, to what you can do videos about in your business. Check it out at impulsecreative.com/vfm and preview 2 modules for Free.

What is BFSC?

BFSC is something Remington has rattled off over the years. The letters stand for Better, Faster, Stronger, Cheaper.

How does BFSC apply to business growth?

Remington describes this BFSC idea as a bit of an alternative to a SWOT analysis. It's a different way to think about your business, about projects and about the growth journey. 

Pat of Doug's culture at Imagine is that every employee is encouraged to look around and anything they see that could be done better, faster, stronger or cheaper (less expensively, but cheaper works for brevity) to speak up. Regardless of whether it's directly related to their job, they're all given permission to speak up.

Making it a team culture helps everyone buy into the business's growth.

Listen to the full discussion starting at about 22:00 into the episode.

The Flawed "Only Bring Me Solution" Mentality

Don't bring me a problem unless you have a solution. It's a common idea in business. But it's flawed. 

Sometimes we have a problem we can see, but may not have the right solution, which means we can't approach leadership or management. 

Too often a manager will say "Here's the problem," and the employee will say, "Yes I knew that." 

When the manager asks why nothing was said, the natural response is because the employee was told only bring solutions, and they had none. 

We need to foster solutions while staying open to team members bringing us problems without a solution so we can collaborate.

"No one know how to do a job better than the person doing it. But that doesn't mean they know how to do their job." Doug Davidoff

It's a Trap!

The phrase "This is the way to do it" is a trap in sales.

Doug says there's always more than one way to do something in sales. 

You have to be curious and open to suggestion. 

This is especially obvious when a leader hires someone from a company who had success in a specific project or tactic. Because this person was at that company and involved in it, we often think they figured out how to do it. 

The fact is they learned one way to do it in that particular situation, but may not understand all of the nuances that went into the entire situation. 

"You do have to be an observer," Doug says. "You have to be able to ask a lot of questions. If you ever say 'The way to do that [in sales] is...' then you don't know enough about sales and you're going to run into problems. There is no one way to do it." 

The right path in sales for you is determined by many factors. 

Chill Out About The Path and Obsess Over the Destination

In a business's growth journey, leaders often focus on how to get somewhere, The Path. This means they're often afraid to make mistakes because they get hyper-focused on how each decision impacts the micro-moments, the how. Instead, David offers, focusing on The Destination, the where, and getting there through mistakes and learning opportunities, is a better strategy. 

We've heard it said "Fail fast, fail often." Another cliche is that it's only a failure if you don't learn from it. Doug adds his own spin, because he's confident in where he's going and knows the how will work itself out as he works.

"I may be wrong often, but I'm rarely in doubt." Doug Davidoff

David says it's not perfect of course. Some years "we kicked you know what, and other years we were kicked." But when you fix the issues and you're on the right trajectory, growth happens purposefully.

Get to Know Doug:

Subscribe for New Episodes Every Week

Be sure to subscribe on your podcast player of choice (or the email notifications below) for new episodes every week, Tuesday mornings at 7:00am EST. Wayfinding Growth is the go-to podcast to inspire entrepreneurs, business owners and leadership. “For better or worse, in richness and in want” may be for weddings, but it’s also for businesses. We will be your navigator in this journey, no matter your level.

Love what we're doing? Leave a review wherever you listen!

Oct 01 2019 · 56mins
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S2 EP14 Better, Faster, Stronger, Cheaper with Doug Davidoff

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Meet Doug Davidoff

Doug Davidoff founded the agency Imagine Business Development. As the CEO, he’s directly advised more than a dozen companies who have successfully sold for a combined value of more than $1 billion. Imagine is also a HubSpot partner.

For more than 20 years, Doug has advised small and mid-market companies that are committed to serious growth who want to hear the truth about achieving it. Doug’s worked, firsthand, with more than 1,500 companies (and seen their financial statements), so he knows the difference between what works, and what sounds good and doesn’t work.

What we love about Doug is that he takes a "no-holds-barred, no bullshit approach" to business growth. He's a true wayfinder and natural explorer.

Doug’s both quick to adopt new ideas, methods and technologies; and remarkably cynical of products and strategies dubbed “the next thing.” As you'll here in this Wayfinding Growth episode, he combines an in-depth knowledge of sales and marketing theory and strategy, with front-line execution expertise to know what works, what doesn’t and why it is so.

Today's Episode is Brought to You By:

Today’s Sponsor is Impulse Creative’s Video Marketing Masterclass - George B Thomas built out an 11 module On-Demand Course on how to leverage Video in your Business. He covers everything from how to choose the right equipment, to what you can do videos about in your business. Check it out at impulsecreative.com/vfm and preview 2 modules for Free.

What is BFSC?

BFSC is something Remington has rattled off over the years. The letters stand for Better, Faster, Stronger, Cheaper.

How does BFSC apply to business growth?

Remington describes this BFSC idea as a bit of an alternative to a SWOT analysis. It's a different way to think about your business, about projects and about the growth journey. 

Pat of Doug's culture at Imagine is that every employee is encouraged to look around and anything they see that could be done better, faster, stronger or cheaper (less expensively, but cheaper works for brevity) to speak up. Regardless of whether it's directly related to their job, they're all given permission to speak up.

Making it a team culture helps everyone buy into the business's growth.

Listen to the full discussion starting at about 22:00 into the episode.

The Flawed "Only Bring Me Solution" Mentality

Don't bring me a problem unless you have a solution. It's a common idea in business. But it's flawed. 

Sometimes we have a problem we can see, but may not have the right solution, which means we can't approach leadership or management. 

Too often a manager will say "Here's the problem," and the employee will say, "Yes I knew that." 

When the manager asks why nothing was said, the natural response is because the employee was told only bring solutions, and they had none. 

We need to foster solutions while staying open to team members bringing us problems without a solution so we can collaborate.

"No one know how to do a job better than the person doing it. But that doesn't mean they know how to do their job." Doug Davidoff

It's a Trap!

The phrase "This is the way to do it" is a trap in sales.

Doug says there's always more than one way to do something in sales. 

You have to be curious and open to suggestion. 

This is especially obvious when a leader hires someone from a company who had success in a specific project or tactic. Because this person was at that company and involved in it, we often think they figured out how to do it. 

The fact is they learned one way to do it in that particular situation, but may not understand all of the nuances that went into the entire situation. 

"You do have to be an observer," Doug says. "You have to be able to ask a lot of questions. If you ever say 'The way to do that [in sales] is...' then you don't know enough about sales and you're going to run into problems. There is no one way to do it." 

The right path in sales for you is determined by many factors. 

Chill Out About The Path and Obsess Over the Destination

In a business's growth journey, leaders often focus on how to get somewhere, The Path. This means they're often afraid to make mistakes because they get hyper-focused on how each decision impacts the micro-moments, the how. Instead, David offers, focusing on The Destination, the where, and getting there through mistakes and learning opportunities, is a better strategy. 

We've heard it said "Fail fast, fail often." Another cliche is that it's only a failure if you don't learn from it. Doug adds his own spin, because he's confident in where he's going and knows the how will work itself out as he works.

"I may be wrong often, but I'm rarely in doubt." Doug Davidoff

David says it's not perfect of course. Some years "we kicked you know what, and other years we were kicked." But when you fix the issues and you're on the right trajectory, growth happens purposefully.

Get to Know Doug:

Subscribe for New Episodes Every Week

Be sure to subscribe on your podcast player of choice (or the email notifications below) for new episodes every week, Tuesday mornings at 7:00am EST. Wayfinding Growth is the go-to podcast to inspire entrepreneurs, business owners and leadership. “For better or worse, in richness and in want” may be for weddings, but it’s also for businesses. We will be your navigator in this journey, no matter your level.

Love what we're doing? Leave a review wherever you listen!

Oct 01 2019 · 56mins
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45: Doug Davidoff / HubSpot Sales Enterprise: The Great, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

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Sales software savant, Doug Davidoff, joined us on Ground Up to discuss the 37 (yes, 37!) features of HubSpot Sales Enterprise.
Jan 29 2019 · 1hr 40mins
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The Great ABM Debate with Sangram Vajre and Doug Davidoff, Part 2

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Is Account Based Marketing a Strategy, Tactic, or Category? Is it right for your business, and how would you know? The debate is alive and well in this high energy debate between two leaders in Demand Generation, Doug Davidoff of Imagine Business Development and Sangram Vajre of Terminus Account Based Marketing Software. Listen in and get a front row seat to all the action and decide for yourself the best approach for your business.
Oct 24 2018 · 52mins
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The Great ABM Debate with Sangram Vajre and Doug Davidoff, Part 1

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If you’re not familiar with ABM, or Account Based Marketing, you’re going to learn about it in this episode from Sangram Vajre of Terminus, Account Based Marketing Software, and Doug Davidoff of Imagine Business Development as we explore why only 1% of leads drive revenue and how to dramatically increase that through ABM.

If you’re of the mind that most marketing is a waste, or you’re just tired of wasting money on things that don’t work, then tune in to part 1 of 2 of this high impact discussion between two passionate individuals, who don’t always agree.
Oct 23 2018 · 44mins
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Doug Davidoff from Imagine

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Are you trying to find a system to grow your agency team at the right time? Doug and the team at Imagine just may be able to help!
Jan 11 2016 · 46mins