Are your salespeople engaging buyers before “pitching’ a solution? Are they asking enough questions before recommending?
Does your sales team OWN their goals? Most likely your team falls under the 80/20 rule: 80% of the business comes from 20% of the sales people. This is the time most of you are creating goals and objectives for nest year. It is the time you crunch numbers to decide your revenues for the
Selling and Dating, It’s Not That Different Selling and Dating aren’t that different. Selling through communication is key. What does that mean? well, let me ask you this. What would you say to a friend who said he met a great girl and after 2 dates he was going to ask her to marry him.
“I’m going to try my best to do a great ‘elevator speech/benefits statement’ so the customers know exactly what we do”. We put so much time and energy into coming up with this big introduction/benefit statement and honestly, it is not as important as any of the other things that we do. This thought
It’s about the process Ryan, a software sales rep, had been having a rough day. He’d been bombarded with questions from several customers and gotten behind on work that he needed to finish before the end of the day. He then got a call from Wayne, a prospect who introduced himself by saying: “I’ve
“I feel like nothing is working. Whatever I do, it doesn’t seem to matter. I thought the economy was getting better but no one is going to buy right now,” Connie said in frustration about her recent sales numbers. “I really think that, once the economy truly turns around and people are feeling more confident,
If there were one thing I could emphasize to C-level executives is that starting with the right people, the best people, is the key to everything. Yes there are lots of other important factors, if there wasn’t, I wouldn’t have contents for the book, but I often get asked to “train-up my
How often as a sales director, do you get that dreaded feeling from your reps as well as yourself about the weekly sales meeting? Does it go longer then it should? Did you really feel like you got something accomplished or did you just go through the motions? Why is that feeling so common? Here’s
Top 5 Sales Presentation Fails When making a sales presentation there are some mistakes that will often cost you the sale. Most of us do not understand how to truly give a great presentation. First of all, stop giving presentations. Why? Because you are giving away free information that they now have and haven’t earned
How often as a sales director, do you get that dreaded feeling from your reps as well as yourself about the weekly sales meeting? Does it go longer then it should? Did you really feel like you got something accomplished or did you just go through the motions? Why is that feeling so common? Lets