It has never been a more exciting time to be in sales. New sales acceleration tools are revolutionizing the way we sell. Customers are becoming more educated about our offerings than ever thanks to inbound marketing. And social media has made it easier than ever to connect with and learn from the most successful sales leaders on the planet.
Here at RingDNA, we’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with some of the most innovative and influential sales leaders around. And if we’ve learned one thing, it’s that there are many different ways to successfully close deals. If you’re like me, you’re always on the hunt for ideas that can help you sell more successfully. My own quest for sales knowledge is never-ending. Luckily, some of the world’s greatest sales leaders regularly share insight, tips, tactics and thought leadership on Twitter. To that end, we thought it would be helpful to build a list of some of the most essential sales leaders to follow.
Methodology: To build this list of top sales influencers, we measured which twitter profiles our partners and customers are following, favoriting and retweeting most often. We excluded sales leaders from product companies, instead focusing on authors, coaches and consultants. The result is this list of 51 superb sales gurus!
Ready to learn from the greats?
Author of Hacking Sales. Sales Hacker. Community Builder. World Traveler.
Inside Sales Thinker, Writer, Builder. Passionate about all things related to phone, web and social prospecting.
Author: Sales Management for Dummies & 10 Essential Habits of Sales Superstars. Works with salespeople to gain more appts, win more business & retain more customers!
Author of Conversations That Sell-sales enablement-Proven increases w/ 1000s trained Mission to equip sales, service, & leaders make every conversation count.
Founder of Sales Gravy and Author of People Buy You, People Follow You, People Love You and Power Principles. Expert on human behavior in the workplace.
Host of – The Brutal Truth about Sales & Selling PodCast
Sales Expert & Trainer, Leadership & Executive Coach focused on getting people connected, At PFPS, we build organizational strength by putting people first!
Vice President of Rock Star Development Castain Training Systems. Trainer, Sales Coach, Speaker, Podcaster, Keeper of The Whupass
Don Cooper, The Sales Heretic™ — Sales trainer, keynote speaker & coach for salespeople, business owners & professionals. Follow Don for daily sales tips & more.
LinkedIn Expert | Keynote Speaker | Social Selling Speaker & Evangelist | Author of #1 Bestseller The LinkedIn Code | CEO, Top Dog Social Media
Creator of Trigger Event Selling™,author, $1,000,000 prize winner in Billion Dollar Idea Competition, Dadpreneur
Jonathan Farrington’s Top Sales World (TSW) is a unique international online sales community providing free resources daily from the industry’s most successful sales experts.
Founder and President of Engage Selling. She is a sales trainer and speaker and co-authored the book Honesty Sells.
#Executive Speech Coach, Keynote #Speaker, #Sales #Presentation Skills Expert, #Leadership Presentation Skills, World Champions Edge, #FrippVT, #Frippicism
Founder & Publisher of sellingpower.com, sales20conf.com , sales20circle.com
#SocialSelling #CustomerExperience Advisor, Speaker, Author. The New Handshake: Sales Meets Social Media
Bestselling sales author of The Sales Bible and the Little Red Book of Selling.
Speaker and sales team transformation expert, helping businesses increase profitable sales.
CEO of @QuotaFactory, #SalesAcceleration software-with-a-service platform driving sales teams to Quota. Advocate for fair treatment of #SalesDev pros worldwide.
Experienced consultant and author of the Sales Du Jour blog.
B2B revenue acceleration via sales & marketing strategy, demand generation, sales pipeline & process improvement, retention & renewals.
Speaker, Sales Expert & Author
Mark Hunter offers sales motivation tips and proven sales training techniques to help you increase sales, profitably
Anthony Iannarino is one of the foremost B2B sales coaches and bloggers.
Professional speaker, award-winning sales blogger, and author of Business Without the Bullsh*t and How To Say It: B2B Selling.
Author of Lead, Sell or Get Out of the Way. Expert Speaker and Business Coach on Sales, Leadership, Negotiations.
CEO of A Sales Guy Inc. Keenan is a blogger, keynote speaker, coach and sales expert.
Consummate consultant/trainer – sales, leadership, and customer service! Avid golfer, amateur ornithologist and philanthropist.
Jill Konrath is the bestselling offer of Agile Selling, Selling to BIG Companies and other books. She is one of the most well recognized B2B sales experts and regularly shares her expertise through blogs and social media.
Sales Force Transformation Leader: #Sales #Training | Sales #Enablement | Sales #Effectiveness
Cutting edge sales strategist; passionate lead generation expert; top seller; author, speaker & president;
Motivational Speaker and Master Sales Trainer. Seminar Leader and Sales Scripting Expert. Encourager and Mentor.
If I share it, I read it. Believes that great sales people and entrepreneurs can make the world a better place.
Forbes Top 30 Social Selling thought leader, training B2B sellers and sales teams to find and connect with great prospects.
Cold email expert. Founder of Salesfolk.
Leads an advisory firm specializing in sales productivity tools & advanced selling strategies. Recognized as a #Top50 Most retweeted Vendor by B2B Marketers.
Author of Zero-Time Selling. Leading expert on Selling with Maximum Impact and the strategies, tactics and processes to make it happen for you.
Lori Richardson is the founder of Score More Sales and is an expert on mid-market sales strategies.
Startup Advisor. Keynote Speaker. Social Selling Evangelist. Modern Marketing Expert. Determined to elevate the profession of Sales.
Social Selling Expert | Social Selling Training | Social Lead Generation | Social Recruiting | Partner @ Sales for Life
Tibor Shanto is award winning author, speaker, B2B sales execution specialist.
Sales coach to small and medium sized businesses and author of The Red jacket in a Sea of Gray Suits.
Inspirational Speaker, International Best-Selling Author, and Sales Consultant at Smooth Sale, A Sales Training Company.
Colleen Stanley is president of SalesLeadership, Inc., a sales development firm. They are experts at building emotionally intelligent sales organizations.
Business Coach & Management Consultant | Growth strategies for SMB & Startups w/ unpredictable revenue streams |Author & Speaker -Entrepreneurs & Collaboration|
Expert sales recruiter.
Billion Dollar Deal Maker, Best Selling Author, Extreme Runner, Motivator, Helping You Succeed
Helping people overcome Fear of Failure & Rejection. Co-Author, best-selling book, Go for No! & Keynote Speaker.
New Business Dev & Sales management consultant, coach, speaker & author of New Sales Simplified.
Wendy Weiss, is an author, speaker, sales trainer, and sales coach. She is a leading authority on lead generation, cold calling and new business development.
Sales Pro, Keynote Speaker, CEO @SalesEngine, Professor at Chicago Booth Business School, Author of What’s Your Story?, Dad, Storyteller
Check out our free eBook for some actionable sales management tips from several of the sales leaders on this list.
Jesse WestDirector of Lifecycle MarketingringDNA
Jesse Davis West is Director of Lifecycle Marketing at ringDNA, focusing on improving the experience and maximizing the lifetime value for customers across their entire journey. Drawing on 9 years of B2B marketing experience, Jesse is passionate about communication, branding and strategic marketing. He also plays a mean lead guitar and can throw down at karaoke.