Tag: Preparation

Despise Negotiating? Here are 4 Ways to Up Your Game

Your clients aren’t always going to agree on the deals you set before them. So, what then? Here are four ways to improve the way you negotiate.

Is Nervous Talking Sinking Your Sales?

Some people clam up when they encounter a stressful situation. Others start talking. And, they keep talking.

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.

When You Walk in Empty Headed, You Walk Out Empty Handed

How much of your presentation is “standard?” Whether you sell a product or service, whether it’s simple or sophisticated, how much (what percentage) of your presentation is the way you usually present it?

Is Your Personality Leading You Away from Consultative Negotiating?

Unless you have the most accommodating prospect in the world, you’ll need to negotiate to close your deal. If you’re not a natural negotiator, you can succeed if you know what to watch for.

Sales preparation. New ways to get ready.

Get ready. Get set. Go! The hardest part is “get ready.” In sales, it’s known as “preparati

Fear of Rejection is Bogus

I am finally calling BS on the biggest myth in selling. Salespeople quit or fail because they “fear rejection.” Give me a break. “Fear of rejection” is totally bogus.

The 3 Sales Questions I Should Have Asked

A few years ago, shortly after launching my new website, I absentmindedly answered the phone when it rang. When the caller announced that he was from Southwest Airlines, I quickly snapped to attention.

Why don’t more things go my way? Sales Fate.

Oh boy! Oh boy! You got the APPOINTMENT! Slow down there, commitment breath. You’re only at the steps of the church — not the altar.

Have You Tried the 5-P Program to Prepare for Pitches?

Information is powerful. And, it can be more powerful than flashy presentations, high-priced lunches, or a list of big-name clients.

Ace the First 30 Seconds of Your Prospect Meeting With These Tips

You never have a second chance to make a first impression. Truer words were never spoken – especially in the world of sales. If you want a prospect to trust you, says Mike Renahan, you’ve got 30 seconds to do all the right things.

Are You Doing Enough Pre-Call Research?

When planning your pre-call research, consider who you’ll be talking with. Narrow your lead base to the people who will likely buy your product or service. Then, organize your call lists by industry as these prospects will likely be facing similar problems so you’ll get more mileage out of your preliminary research.

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