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Let's Talk BD

Let's Talk BD

By The BD School
Welcome to Let's Talk BD, the official podcast of The BD School 🚀🚀🚀

Here we interview business developers working in the field every day as well as startup founders, so they can share tips, insights, and best practices, to help you become a better Business Development Professional!
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Ep. 19: Is cold calling still effective?
Hello #BusyBDee 🐝 Welcome to Let's Talk BD, the official podcast of The BD School, the first educational platform entirely dedicated to business development. Here we interview business developers working in the field every day as well as startup founders, so they can share tips and experiences to make you a better #BD pro. In this episode, we interview Marlou Hofman, Manager of the Business Development team at Aircall. Aircall is the leading cold calling software helping teams improve productivity and get results. With Marlou we talked about: 👉 How to use cold calling effectively 👉 How to measure cold calling 👉 Tips to improve your outreach Get your dose of #BusinessDevelopment inspiration, join The BD School 🔥
29:17
March 01, 2022
Episode 18: Business Development Insights for 2022
Hello #BusyBDee 🐝 Welcome to Let's Talk BD, the official podcast of The BD School, the first educational platform entirely dedicated to business development. Here we interview business developers working in the field every day as well as startup founders, so they can share tips and experiences to make you a better #BD pro. In this episode, we interview our founder Lucia Piseddu talking about: 👉 What happened in the BD world in 2021 👉 How to prepare for 2022 👉 Everything else in between! Get your dose of #BusinessDevelopment inspiration, join The BD School 🔥
55:22
December 28, 2021
Episode 17: The first 120 days of a startup
Hello #BusyBDee 🐝 Welcome to Let's Talk BD, the official podcast of The BD School, the first educational platform entirely dedicated to business development. Here we interview business developers working in the field every day as well as startup founders, so they can share tips and experiences to make you a better #BD pro. In this episode, we interview Nicu, India, and Philip co-founders of early-stage startup Fitee. They shared their experience building a startup from scratch and what happens in the first 120 days. Listen to get insights into: 👉 Typical challenges of startup founders 👉Business Development at startups 👉How to prioritize tasks Get your dose of #BusinessDevelopment inspiration, join The BD School 🔥
29:05
November 23, 2021
Episode 16: Uncovering your talent for business development
Hello #BusyBDee 🐝 Welcome to Let's Talk BD, the official podcast of The BD School, the first educational platform entirely dedicated to business development. Here we interview business developers working in the field every day as well as startup founders, so they can share tips and experiences to make you a better #BD pro. In this episode, we interview Derren, Europe Director at Kinescope, and give you insights into: 👉 How to understand that you are a right fit for business development Get your dose of #BusinessDevelopment inspiration, join The BD School 🔥
28:12
November 09, 2021
Episode 15: Building strategic partnerships at The Next Web
Hello #BusyBDee 🐝 Welcome to Let's Talk BD, the official podcast of The BD School, the first educational platform entirely dedicated to business development. Here we interview business developers working in the field every day as well as startup founders, so they can share tips and experiences to make you a better #BD pro. In this episode, we interview Gianluca, Head of Commercial Operations at The Next Web. We talked about: 👉How to build strategic partnerships 👉Skills of successful BDs 👉How startups skyrocket your career Take your #BusinessDevelopment career to the next level, join The BD School 🔥
32:30
October 26, 2021
Episode 14: Moving your first steps in Business Development
Hello #BusyBDee 🐝 Welcome to Let's Talk BD, the official podcast of The BD School, the first educational platform entirely dedicated to business development. Here we interview business developers working in the field every day as well as startup founders, so they can share tips and experiences to make you a better #BD pro. In this episode, we interview Sep, Product Manager at e-commerce startup Hengam, and BD mentor for The BD School. We talked about: 👉How to move your first steps as a BD 👉Challenges faced by first-time BDs 👉How BD shapes your personality Take your #BusinessDevelopment career to the next level, join The BD School 🔥
26:18
October 12, 2021
Episode 13: Business Development at Google Cloud
Hello #BusyBDee 🐝 Welcome to Let's Talk BD, the official podcast of The BD School, the first educational platform entirely dedicated to business development. Here we interview business developers working in the field every day as well as startup founders, so they can share tips and experiences to make you a better #BD pro. In this episode, we interview Galadrielle, Senior Team Manager BDR at Google Cloud. We talked about: 👉How to build a BD career in giant tech companies like Google  👉The typical day of a BD at Google Cloud 👉What you need to start working at Google Cloud Take your #BusinessDevelopment career to the next level, join The BD School 🔥
29:39
September 28, 2021
Episode 12: Mental wellbeing tips for business developers
Hello #BusyBDee 🐝 Welcome to Let's Talk BD, the official podcast of The BD School, the first educational platform entirely dedicated to business development. Here we interview business developers working in the field every day as well as startup founders, so they can share tips and experiences to make you a better #BD pro. In this episode, we interview Giulia psychologist and entrepreneur, co-founder of aPsicologa. We talked about: 👉How to switch from psychology to business development 👉How to keep your mental well being as a business developer 👉How to cope with the constant change in BD Take your #BusinessDevelopment career to the next level, join The BD School 🔥
30:10
September 20, 2021
Episode 11: The importance of mentorship
Hello #BusyBDee 🐝 Welcome to Let's Talk BD, the official podcast of The BD School, the first educational platform entirely dedicated to business development. Here we interview business developers working in the field every day as well as startup founders, so they can share tips and experiences, to make you a better #BD pro. In this episode, we interview Vikrant, entrepreneur and business development mentor. We talked about: 👉Why you should find yourself a mentor 👉How to find the right mentor 👉What you can expect from mentors Take your #BusinessDevelopment career to the next level, join The BD School 🔥
21:44
August 31, 2021
Episode 10: From teacher to entrepreneur
Hello #BusyBDee 🐝 Welcome to Let's Talk BD, the official podcast of The BD School, the first educational platform entirely dedicated to business development. Here we interview business developers working in the field every day as well as startup founders, so they can share tips and experiences, to make you a better #BD pro. In this episode, we interview Francesca, founder of L'It School, an online school to learn Italian. We talked about: 👉How to switch career from being a teacher to being an entrepreneur 👉How to improve your organizational skills 👉Challenges of being an entrepreneur Take your #BusinessDevelopment career to the next level, join The BD School 🔥
27:57
August 24, 2021
Episode 9: Business Development for Apps
Hello #BusyBDee 🐝 Welcome to Let's Talk BD, the official podcast of The BD School, the first educational platform entirely dedicated to business development. Here we interview business developers working in the field every day as well as startup founders, so they can share tips and experiences, to make you a better #BD pro. In this episode, we interview Quirine, co-founder of Dearly, the app with the goal of helping people's grief. We talked about: 👉How the app business model works 👉Challenges of building an app 👉The role of community in the app model Take your #BusinessDevelopment career to the next level, join The BD School 🔥
33:10
August 10, 2021
Episode 8: From startup to scaleup
Hello #BusyBDee 🐝 Welcome to Let's Talk BD, the official podcast of The BD School, the first educational platform entirely dedicated to business development. Here we interview business developers working in the field every day as well as startup founders, so they can share tips and experiences, to make you a better #BD pro. In this episode, we invited Edwin van Rest, co-founder and CEO of StudyPortals the leading study choice platform in the world. We asked him: 👉How can you grow a small startup to a leading global company 👉What's the biggest mistake he made as a founder 👉What makes him proud to be a founder Take your #BusinessDevelopment career to the next level, join The BD School 🔥
24:00
July 20, 2021
Episode 7: The power of networking
Hello #BusyBDee 🐝 Welcome to Let's Talk BD, the official podcast of The BD School, the first educational platform entirely dedicated to business development. Here we interview business developers working in the field every day as well as startup founders, so they can share tips and experiences, to make you a better #BD pro. In this episode, we invited Maria Cozza, an amazing networker, a former student of our live training as well as a BD mentor at The BD School. We talked about: 👉What is networking 👉How to make it less awkward 👉How to make friends with business contacts Take your #BusinessDevelopment career to the next level, join The BD School 🔥
36:34
July 06, 2021
Episode 6: Evolution of Business Development
Hello #BusyBDee 🐝 Welcome to Let's Talk BD, the official podcast of The BD School, the first educational platform entirely dedicated to business development. Here we interview business developers working in the field every day as well as startup founders, so they can share tips and experiences, to make you a better #BD pro. In this episode, we explore the evolution of business development from the '90s until today. We do it with Augusto Vianna, an experienced professional with over 20 years in the field and one of our BD mentors. 👉Evolution of BD in the years 👉How was BD life before LinkedIn 👉Why research is a key skill for BD pros Take your #BusinessDevelopment career to the next level, join The BD School 🔥
38:12
June 15, 2021
Episode 5: LinkedIn secrets for BD pros
Hello #BusyBDee 🐝 Welcome to Let's Talk BD, the official podcast of The BD School, the first educational platform entirely dedicated to business development. Here we interview business developers working in the field every day as well as startup founders, so they can share tips and experiences, to make you a better #BD pro. In this episode, we interview Lorena, co-founder of Wishup Digital, LinkedIn expert, and one of our BD mentors, today we talked about: 👉How to use LinkedIn for lead generation 👉Writing content that converts 👉How purpose can make your company successful Take your #BusinessDevelopment career to the next level, join The BD School 🔥
38:12
June 01, 2021
Episode 4: Recycling skills
Hello #BusyBDee 🐝 Welcome to Let's Talk BD, the official podcast of The BD School, the first educational platform entirely dedicated to business development. Here we interview business developers working in the field every day as well as startup founders, so they can share tips and experiences, to make you a better #BD pro. In this episode, we interview Matteo Ogliari, an engineer turned #businessdevelopment manager as well as becoming one of our BD mentors. Today we talked about: 👉How to recycle skills 👉Challenges of switching career 👉Embracing change Take your #BusinessDevelopment career to the next level, join The BD School 🔥
26:37
May 18, 2021
Episode 3: Beyond the limits
Hello #BusyBDee 🐝 Welcome to Let's Talk BD, the official podcast of The BD School, the first educational platform entirely dedicated to business development. Here we interview business developers working in the field every day as well as startup founders, so they can share tips and experiences, to make you a better #BD pro. In this episode, we share Julissa's story, a story of going beyond the limits. She is a coach and one of our BD mentors, today we talked about: 👉Becoming a life long learner 👉Overcoming challenges 👉How to become a legend We are the first educational platform entirely dedicated to business development and we will make you fall in love with #BD 🔥 Take your #BusinessDevelopment career to the next level, join The BD School 🔥
36:43
May 04, 2021
Episode 2: A passion for lead generation
Hello #BusyBDee 🐝 Welcome to Let's Talk BD, the official podcast of The BD School, the first educational platform entirely dedicated to business development.  Here we interview business developers working in the field every day as well as startup founders, so they can share tips and experiences, to make you a better #BD pro. In this episode, we interview Ron, founder of Conversion Crew Digital Growth agency specialized in HubSpot.  We talked about: 👉Lead generation 👉Learning how to delegate 👉Hiring your first employee Take your #BusinessDevelopment career to the next level, join The BD School 🔥
26:33
April 20, 2021
Episode 1: Creative BD Minds
Hello #BusyBDee 🐝 Welcome to Let's Talk BD, the official podcast of The BD School, the first educational platform entirely dedicated to business development. Here we interview business developers working in the field every day as well as startup founders, so they can share tips and experiences, to make you a better #BD pro. In the first episode, we invited Martina Mantoan, a business developer from Italy, a former student of our live training as well as a BD mentor at The BD School. We talked about: 👉Using dating apps for lead generation 👉Working with the product development team 👉How BD works in Italy 👉And a lot more Take your #BusinessDevelopment career to the next level, join The BD School 🔥
32:26
April 06, 2021