Tag: closing

Have You Perfected Your “If” Close?

You’ve led the prospect through the sales funnel. You finally ask, despite heart palpitations and hand sweat, for their business. And the answer is…no?

Two Phrases That Can Help You Close More Deals

In sales, wording can mean the difference between closing a sale or walking away disappointed. Language plays a big role in success, and not just because of its subtle influence over buyers. Saying the right thing also lends confidence to the seller, and we all know confidence is a major key to closing.

You Are Now Under My Power (Statement)

Power statement: a statement that makes your product or service outstanding, understandable, credible (incredible) and buyable. A (non-traditional) statement that describes what you do and how you do it in terms of the customer and his or her perceived use or need for what you’re selling.

Are You Sabotaging Your Own Sale?

There may be one sales challenge that you’ve never considered: Yourself. Some sales reps find themselves at the close with a ready and willing buyer, only to make a mistake and cause the deal to fall through.

Showcase Value in All Your Sales Process Stages

Can we talk about your sales process? It seems that every organization has invented its own sales process stages. Whatever your process looks like, the most important thing is to understand where your buyer is.

Do You Commit These Common Closing Mistakes?

One of the most challenging parts of selling is the close. There are so many tiny mistakes that can lessen your chances of making the sale.

Where and When to Establish Buyer Confidence

The prospect won’t buy if he/she lacks confidence in you or your product. Obviously the faster you establish confidence in the selling process, the easier it will be to get to the next phase of the sale.

Are You Making One of These 5 Closing Mistakes?

The sales process can be a long and arduous journey. Depending on the situation, what might start with a prospecting call in February could easily not close until March of the following year. With that kind of time spent, there’s nothing more frustrating than getting 99% of the way through a sale, only to watch it fall apart at the last minute.

Performance-Based Goals vs. Getting-Better Goals

It‘s time for more straight talk today on goal setting. So let me ask you this: What IS your quota this year? How about your revenue goal? I‘ll bet it hasn‘t gone down.

The Key to Closing Business With Social Media

The key to closing more business using social media is knowing HOW to close the business. What happens when your social media starts to work?

Revive Stalled Deals With These Tactics

There’s still hope when a potential deal stalls; its revival just requires some savvy on the part of the sales rep.

Discount and Other Words to Banish from Your Close

Want to lower your chances of making a sale by 17 percent? Sprinkle the word discount in your sales conversation.

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