Episode 42: Beatin’ the Bots with Anita Nielsen

Episode Overview

New technology is only as good as the operator who uses it. It can be used for sales shortcuts or sales gold. How will you use it?

Our guest today is a sales performance consultant with over twenty years of experience in B2B sales and support. Anita Nielsen is the author of Beat The Bots: How Your Humanity Can Future-Proof Your Tech Sales Career. With a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s in business administration from the New York Institute of Technology, Anita is uniquely positioned to help salespeople adapt and thrive. 

Anita’s wide range of experience made for a wide ranging interview that touched on technology, psychology and using soft skills to survive impending A.I. evolutions.

Connect with Today’s Guest

https://twitter.com/anielsenldk

https://www.linkedin.com/in/anitanielsen/ 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/LDK-Advisory-Services/502558906564886

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On today’s podcast…

4:10 – Don’t do the math: Anita has been in the B2B sales tech space for a long time

7:22 – A.I. tech is only as evil as the operator using it

8:55 – It’s not B2B, it’s H2H: inserting the human back into sales

15:21 – Technology responsibility starts at home

22:28 – Working on yourself is a lifelong endeavor

26:24 – Understanding emotions and envisioning someone else’s future

32:11 – Psych2Sell 

34:02 – Dealing with inherent biases and embracing allies

38:07 –  How does Anita define sexy?

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