NOV
07
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Here's A Proposal Your Prospect Can't Refuse

You are in sales, but more important you are in the value creation business . You want to help your prospect make a positive decision to do business with you. When you reach the stage of submitting a proposal it will come at the moment you have laid the foundation for a positive decision. The moment comes after… You have had a positive introduction . This may come in the form of a referral, a testimonial, or relevant marketing you shared that appealed to the buyer. You have built rapport . This is where you establish credibility. Your appearance, reputation, and ease that you converse with the prospect sets the tone. You are subtly selling your integrity, and nothing else. You have discovered the wants and needs of the prospect . This is the most overlooked and underdeveloped aspect of the sales process. This is where you discover wants and...
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OCT
29
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Are These Sales Statistics Blowing Your Mind?

A recent HubSpot blog post titled  73 Mind Blowing Sales Statistics   caught my eye and it should interest you. With each statistic there is a story, which should lead to a series of questions. STATISTIC: 42% of salespeople consider prospecting the most challenging part of the sales process. If I am your sales coach I would ask you : When was the last time you asked your sales team about their biggest challenge(s)? How were the challenges addressed? If it’s prospecting, why is that? Is there a lack of communication with marketing and sales about the best type of accounts to target? How often do you review your sales plan? Are the salespeople unwilling to follow the sales plan? STATISTIC: 60% of buyers want to discuss price on the first call. If I am your sales coach I would ask you : Does price come up because your salesperson...
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MAR
12
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10 Part Series - Must Have Sales Skills in 2018, Skill #2 Question Your Way to the Sale

“ My focus is not on selling…I simply help clients buy what they need. I am always in problem solving mode, and that puts me on the client’s side of the table .” – Don Ray, management consultant The buying/selling process begins with an introduction and an exchange of information about the buyer’s business and the seller’s product or service. It’s more informal than formal as each side assesses whether there is a level of trust and credibility to engage in a deeper conversation. A warm referral can speed up this process, otherwise you can take something from your education based marketing materials (blog post, relevant article about their business) to move the process forward. What happens next is often the place where sales are won and lost. In this series of blog posts about Must Have Sales Skills in 2018 the ability to question your way to the sale...
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