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The 30-Second Personal Commercial – How to Write It

When you go to a business meeting or are networking in general, you are on the lookout for contacts and prospects. Your commercial is the ability to provide information to create interest and response from prospects. It is the prelude and the gateway to a sale.

I’m sorry, I didn’t hear you. Could you repeat that?

If you ask most salespeople, they would admit that listening is their weakest quality. In part, due to impatience, but mostly because they don’t know how. Or even deeper, they don’t know the components or factors that make up the “why” of listening.

Setting up the question…and lowering the boom

Leone says the question is the most important skill a salesperson should master and I agree. He presented a three-level strategy in setting up and asking the question that could change the way you ask questions from now on.

Can You Close a Sale in Five Questions?

Questions breed sales. Using questions to find facts is critical to creating an atmosphere in which a sale can be made. Sales solutions are easy once you identify the prospect’s problems.

Networking is Getting Known by Those Who Count

Anne Boe, a brilliant, award winning speaker, recently led an audience through the psychological barriers of networking avoidance, and seemed to empower the audience with thought provoking statements that had people leaning into her words. And humor that had them laughing to a point of applause.

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.

When you answer a prospect’s question, avoid two words – Yes and No

When a prospect asks me a yes or no question, I never answer yes or no. When a prospect asks me any question, I always answer in the form of a question.

No Soliciting Signs… How to Get Around and Through Them

No Soliciting is actually more of a game than a rule. If you have a legitimate, established business, making a cold call will not be offensive to most businesses IF YOU DO IT RIGHT.

If You Would Do It Later – Why Wouldn’t You Do It Now?

Are you in the field or do you lead the field? Your innovative proactive actions will determine your fate. And your field position. Be first.

Have the Greatest Sales Year of Your Life with Tips from Jeffrey Gitomer

“How many are experiencing a good economy at the moment?” Jeffrey Gitomer, author and speaker, asked the crowd. Half the room raised its hands at the recent Leadership+Talent Development Summit in San Diego. “You’re going to have the greatest year of your life if you work your ass off.”

To Bid or Not to Bid? That is the Question

Many companies have become smart buyers, but many have become too smart. They’ve refined the buying process so far that they have precluded the words “quality” and “value” from the buying process AND they have taken the words productivity, ease of use, and morale out of the delivery process.

This is Not a Resolution, It’s an ALL OUT Resolve!

Whatever your age, you’ve made resolutions, you’ve made goals, and often fall short of the stated objective and/or desire. Drop resolutions, they’re always painful. Drop goals, they’re often unmet.

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