Episodes

What Business Development REALLY Means, According to Jane Allen

Mo asks Jane Allen: What is your personal definition of business development? Jane’s definition is simply proactive problem solving. If you are trying to sell something, it should be something they need and may not know they need it. It’s about...

Jane Allen on Solving Problems – Time To Get Great At Business Development

Mo asks Jane Allen: Tell me of the moment where you realized you wanted to focus on business development. Jane originally went to law school because she had read Death of a Salesman in college, and she didn’t want to end up like Willy Loman. It...

Andrew Cogar Offers the Chicken Coop Strategy for Business Development

Andrew Cogar shares the internal and external business development lessons he learned during his career at Historical Concepts and how he knocked Mo off his feet with his approach to building a professional relationship. Find out why the secret to...

Going Back In Time, What Andrew Cogar Would Say To His Younger Self

Mo asks Andrew Cogar: If you could record a video around business development and send it to your younger self, what would it say? Andrew would tell himself two things. Focus on building meaningful, real relationships as early as possible with as...

The Business Development Story That Changed Everything for Andrew Cogar

Mo asks Andrew Cogar: Tell us a business development story that you are particularly proud of. There was one project that stands out for Andrew, where he and the founder of his firm, Jim Strickland, had the chance to not only create an awesome...

Andrew Cogar's Favorite Business Development Strategy

Mo asks Andrew Cogar: What is your favorite science, step, or story in the GrowBIG Training or Snowball System? For Andrew, building out their Give-to-Get toolkit stands out the most. Showing genuine interest in a prospect and how you can help them...

What Business Development REALLY Means, According to Andrew Cogar

Mo asks Andrew Cogar: What is your personal definition of business development? Andrew’s definition has evolved to simply mean fulfilling relationships on a personal and professional level and not making it any more transactional than that. You...

Andrew Cogar on Interest – Time To Get Great At Business Development

Mo asks Andrew Cogar: When did you realize that business development was really important? It really clicked when Andrew started thinking about business development not as a means of getting business but as a means for the firm to get the business...

Brian Caffarelli on the Subtle Art and Exacting Science of Business Development

Brian Caffarelli shares his decades of experience in sales and consulting and what he learned about the art and science that is business development. Learn why becoming a guide that inspires trust is one of the most important things you can do to sell...

Going Back In Time, What Brian Caffarelli Would Say To His Younger Self

Mo asks Brian Caffarelli: If you could record a video around business development and send it back to your younger self, what would it say? If you think selling is hard, buying is harder. Brian would want to tell his younger self that if he was more...

The Business Development Story That Changed Everything for Brian Caffarelli

Mo asks Brian Caffarelli: Tell me of a business development story that you are really proud of. Brian’s most proud of the lesson he learned from his story. Early in his career, Brian was part of a major sales effort with a world-class brand....

Brian Caffarelli's Favorite Business Development Strategy

Mo asks Brian Caffarelli: What is your favorite science, step, or strategy from the GrowBIG Training or Snowball System? Whole brain thinking stands out the most to Brian. When trying to communicate, it’s easy to over index on the message and under...

What Business Development REALLY Means, According to Brian Caffarelli

Mo asks Brian Caffarelli: What is your personal definition of business development? Brian likes to think of business development as the art and science of guiding the buyer through their journey to an informed and confident decision. Just because you...

Brian Caffarelli on the Art & the Science – Time To Get Great At Business Development

Mo asks Brian Caffarelli: When was the moment that you realized that business development was something you wanted to focus on? Brian’s first job out of college was in selling automobiles as a wholesaler to dealerships. Everything began for Brian...

Mark Harris Outlines How Helping and Teaching Always Beats Sales

Mark Harris went from selling books door-to-door in 1994 to one of the most effective rainmakers at Guardian Life Insurance and he shares the exact framework he used to become great at business development. Learn about the difference between following...

Going Back In Time, What Mark Harris Would Say To His Younger Self

Mo asks Mark Harris: If you could record a message around business development for your younger self, what would it say? The first thing Mark would say is that business development is a marathon, not a sprint. The second thing is that the role is a...

The Business Development Story That Changed Everything for Mark Harris

Mo asks Mark Harris: Tell me of a business development story that you are particularly proud of. Mark typically works with brokers or consultants, and they typically shop the market as part of their offer. One of Mark’s work friends went out on his...

Mark Harris' Favorite Business Development Strategy

Mo asks Mark Harris: What is your favorite science, step, or story when it comes to the GrowBIG Training or the Snowball System? Without a doubt, the four brain quadrants are the key to connecting to almost anyone. Mark taught his daughter how to...

What Business Development REALLY Means, According to Mark Harris

Mo asks Mark Harris: What is your personal definition of business development? Business development means something different to everybody. For Mark, it’s all about helping people understand what their needs are (teaching) and then once you find...

Mark Harris on Helping and Teaching – Time To Get Great At Business Development

Mo asks Mark Harris: Tell me a story of when you realized that you needed to focus on business development. Mark takes us back to the summer of 1994 when he took on a job selling books door-to-door, a path that some of the most successful rainmakers...

Kim Davenport Expands on Being Curious and the Steps to Diversity and Inclusion

Kim Davenport shares the role relationship building has played for her and why BD is much more than just selling. Learn more about the three steps to D&I, how you would want to be seen when it comes to BD, and Kim’s advice to a younger self. Mo...

Going Back In Time, What Kim Davenport Would Say To Her Younger Self

Mo asks Kim Davenport: If you could record a business development tip and send it to your younger self, what would it be? In a video she would record for a younger self, Kim would tell her to toss doubts aside and to believe in herself. To prepare...

The Business Development Story That Changed Everything for Kim Davenport

Mo asks Kim Davenport: What is one moment around business development that you are really proud of? Kim’s most proud moment was the first real significant opportunity she brought into her firm – the friend, who’s a vice president at an energy...

Kim Davenport’s Favorite Business Development Strategy

Mo asks Kim Davenport: What is your favorite science, step, or story from GrowBIG or the Snowball System? Kim’s favorite science is the four-color quadrant – green (the one Kim identifies with the most), blue, red, and yellow. She keeps it at the...