Category: Outside Sales/In-person sales only

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.

2 Reasons Your Prospects May Not Trust You

James Rores, founder and CEO of Floriss Group, says that 97% of salespeople are not viewed as trustworthy by prospective clients. Instead, they’re seen as self-centered, pushy, and manipulative. Why does this happen?

You May Be Overlooking A Vital Selling Point

Successful selling involves more than just pitching a couple of benefits and throwing out a price. There are so many factors that influence buyers, and some things they consider to be benefits may not even be tangible.

Are you Focusing on the Right Part of Your Sales Pitch?

Do you get that special feeling when you find a prospect who fits the description of your ideal target candidate? They’re in the same field of business as many of your other clients, they’re in a position of buying power, and there’s plenty of contact information for them. Your solution will be perfect for them! Get out of that mindset.

Are You Unknowingly Giving Your Prospects Negative Attention?

Too many salespeople aren’t engaging their prospects and giving them the positive attention they need in order to be motivated into a sale. If you’re asking yourself how a salesperson could be giving negative attention to someone they’re trying to sell to, here’s some enlightenment that Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall provide in their SellingPower article.

How To Add Value For Clients Who Research Online

We are living in an “information revolution,” a time when an incredible amount of information is available to buyers. And, they are using that information when making purchasing decisions.

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