Category: Outside Sales/In-person sales only

The 3 Keys to Successful Networking

Email and call sales? Easy. Sales presentations you’ve practiced to perfection? You could do those in your sleep. But networking events? They’re not everyone’s strong suit.

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.

Are You Matching Your Sales Strategy to the Situation?

Has your sales training taught you to take control of a prospect meeting? As a challenger salesperson, your goal might be to disrupt the prospect’s mindset.

Mastering the Art of Persuasion in 3 Easy Steps

Persuasiveness is an ability most salespeople long for. You may think it’s a natural born gift that some people have and some don’t. However, persuasiveness is something you create; not a trait.

Triumph over Sales Meeting Anxiety Using These 3 Tips

In-person sales presentations can be nerve-wracking, especially if you’re meeting with a prospect you’ve only briefly spoken with. It can be difficult to appear confident and conceal any anxiety you may be feeling.

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.

Struggling to Inspire Sales via Presentations? Try This

How many times have you sat through a slideshow presentation that made you lose interest almost immediately? Probably too often. How are your sales presentations to your prospects and clients different than those other boring ones?

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?

Answer These Questions to Turn Missed Sales into Opportunity

From failure, we learn. It’s a mantra many of us have repeated over the course of our lives to give us the motivation we need to try again once we fail. But for some salespeople, instead of motivation, that sentence becomes an excuse.

Watson, come here. I need you to help me make a sale.

Take away the telephone and you’d have a tough time doing business. Is this sales tool so vital that you take it for granted?

Slow Down, or Doom Your Sales

Your fellow salesmen may be making it rain while you’re somehow in the middle of a bad streak or your manager may have just bumped up your quota. No matter what your situation is, you’re probably feeling rushed, and will therefore put the sales process into hyperdrive. However, according to a SellingPower article by Ben Taylor, you have to slow down to make your prospecting better.

Are You Guilty of “Pitchulation”

To speed prospects along, you might be tempted to cut a few corners during discovery. Don’t do it.

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