Tag: managing accounts

Is This The One Tool You Need to Make Quota This Month?

If airline pilots miss any single step of their pre-flight process, they’ve put themselves and their passengers at risk. Your typical sales process isn’t usually a life or death matter, but you’ll have a greater chance of success if you use a checklist.

How To Sell To Clients in Disrupted Markets

In a fast-moving market, the best way to retain and sell more to existing clients is to make them an unbeatable offer. If you’re selling a product or service that’s being disrupted by a competitor with new technology, don’t start thinking all is lost.

What’s Your Plan for Managing the Last Quarter of 2017?

If you are using final weeks of each quarter to hastily make deals, you might want to reconsider. You could end up costing your company more than you’re winning.

Are you serious about them? Are they serious about you?

Most people misunderstand and mis-define the word serious. They view it as stoic, non-smiling, stiff, non-humorous, and boring. Hardly.

How to Give A Sales Pitch That Prospects Will Remember

Many salespeople take the moment or two that clients require to think as a negative thing when, in reality, attempting to fill that gap in conversation with any random facts you can think of is just making you seem ill-prepared and on-edge.

What to Say When You Need an Answer Now

It’s understandable that a salesperson will have deadlines, but there are more tactful ways to communicate that than saying “as soon as possible.” Rather than cause anxiety or create pressure, consider using one of the following suggestions the next time you request something by a deadline.

Are You In Danger of Losing Your Key Accounts?

According to Tris Brown, who writes for td.org, having a clear plan for dealing with strategic accounts can explain 31% of “the difference between high- and low- performing sales team. [LSA Global research.]” The same holds true for your own management of strategic accounts.