Curiosity may have killed the cat, but this trait will make you a successful sales rep. Mike Renahan wrote about how curiosity benefits sales reps. Take a look at the connections he makes.
Are you among the 47% of sales reps who are struggling to make this year’s numbers? You might be able to close the gap by understanding what your B2B buyers really want.
While sales without salespeople is possible, salespeople, you included, have the power to make a sale that will lead to long-term, reoccurring or multiple sales, if you master the art of emotionally-connected selling.
Chanin Ballance discusses the importance of curiosity in her post for Selling Power. To learn exactly how this trait can help you, read on.
“A customer objection is merely a request for more information.” Have you ever considered objections from this perspective? Likely not. This quote repositions objections as opportunities.
People are ALWAYS asking me how long it takes to become a great salesman (salesperson). I tell them, “59 years and I’m still working at it.”
Have you received a review from a known industry professional or authority figure? Make sure to include it in your sales story; you’ll enjoy the transfer of power and influence.
One of the biggest concerns today’s hiring managers have about the new crop of college graduates entering the job market centers on their ability to think. Creative thinking and problem-solving skills are critically important whether an employee is handling a customer service problem or trying to connect with a prospect.
Part of your sales process may involve making a presentation to an audience made up of prospects who, at best, are neutral. At worst, some of these people will be hostile to what they think you are going to say.
Please don’t confuse this article as just a tribute to the late, great Wilt Chamberlain. Rather, it’s a commentary on setting standards, breaking records, and the ability to have so much skill that the rules are changed to level the playing field.
Have your made your prospect curious enough to learn more about what you’re selling? If not, read more on how to employ the ‘curiosity gap.’