#220: Usman Sheikh – How AI-Driven Insights are Revolutionising the Sales Process

December 18, 2023

In this week’s Scale Your Sales Podcast episode, my guest is Usman Sheikh.

Usman is the Founder and CEO of xiQ, an award-winning B2B sales and marketing platform. He aims to humanize B2B sales and marketing by leveraging generative AI and psychology. He’s a graduate of the University of Michigan and before xiQ, Usman held various global roles at SAP, including Vice President of Corporate Development, Product Management, Sales Enablement, and Digital Commerce.

In this episode, Usman unravels the intricate distinctions between AI and generative AI. He discusses their game-changing platform that not only saves ten times the time in researching your prospects but propels us into a future-focused paradigm, and sheds light on the transformative power of identifying opportunities for unique individuals within distinct organisations. Learn how their innovative approach enables the generation of personalised content that captivates the interest of each individual or organisation, setting the stage for unparalleled engagement and success.

Welcome to Scale Your Sales Podcast, Usman Sheikh.


05:52 – B2B sales and marketing practices need upgrading.

09:46 – XiQ predicts 4 key personality types accurately.

13:19 – Sales perspective: focus on future opportunities.

15:44 – Utilise digital breadcrumbs to personalise responses effectively.

17:46 – Future relationships, small companies using AI efficiently.

22:15 – Use tools for their intended purpose; be honest.






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