Category: Attention to Detail

Are Your Speech Habits Driving Away Prospects?

Have you ever been talking with someone knew and something about the way they spoke just made you want to get out of that conversation as quickly as possible? While your case hopefully isn’t that intense, there are a few speech habits many salespeople unknowingly possess that could be costing them sales.

4 Ways to Keep Your Sales Process from Becoming Obsolete

If, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” is ever uttered by a salesperson, it signals the beginning of a downward spiral in their career. Salespeople need to stay on top of their professional development, always doing what they can to stay ahead of the curve so that their methods don’t become predictable and boring.

Avoid this Embarrassing Sales Email Editing Mistake

Have you ever taken the time to edit your sales emails before you click send? Not just reading it over once for spelling and grammatical errors. Rob Reinalda, writing for Ragan, says that if you’ve edited your message correctly, you’ll have cut at least a few sentences in half.

Here’s Why Your Deal Stalled and How to Get it Back on Track

How did your last contact with a big prospect end? If you didn’t get a commitment from them to talk again, at a specific time, you may have a problem.

Are You Unnerving Prospects by Using This Sales Strategy?

Imagine, if you will, that you’re an executive of a company beginning a meeting with a salesperson you have never met before. They come in, shake your hand, and immediately reference an activity you enjoy that they had no way knowing, even from the items in your office.

I Spy a Sale

Remember playing I Spy when you were a kid? Before the tablet age, this was a classic parenting tactic to keep children entertained during a long car ride or a grown-up meal in public.

Are You Dancing on the Fine Line Between Pushy and Persistent?

Think about your interactions with salespeople in your personal life. When you answer the phone and it’s a telemarketer, you probably feel a sense of dread. Why? Because you expect them to be a pushy salesperson.

How to Navigate Infuriating Negotiations Before They Happen

It’s said that from failure comes experience. However, when it comes to sales negotiations, you want there to be as few failures as possible. That being said, how are you supposed to get the amount of practice you need and still close the majority of your sales?

Attentiveness

Attentiveness means being aware of what is going on in your environment. It can be as simple as noticing when someone is getting bored, to sensing that now is not the right time to put your ideas across.

You CAN Master Upselling & Cross-Selling! Here's How

The most successful reps know that there is an art to the upsell and cross-sell. But, don’t think that it’s a difficult technique that only a few can do. Not only does upselling boost your earnings but it can also secure loyalty.

Mystery Shoppers Reveal Top Seller Mistakes

Even the best salespeople can trip up. It’s easy to become too complacent in the job or too busy to notice details. But these “fails” can be costly.

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