Category: Outside Sales/In-person sales only

Feel Awkward At Networking Events? Try These 3 Tips

Some salespeople love networking events while others loathe them. Either way, networking is a must for those in sales. There are ways to feel a little less awkward, though.

How to Be Welcomed by Your Customers

One way to be welcomed by your customers is to be in the right frame of mind. Prepare yourself mentally for selling. What does that mean to you?

You Are Now Under My Power (Statement)

Power statement: a statement that makes your product or service outstanding, understandable, credible (incredible) and buyable. A (non-traditional) statement that describes what you do and how you do it in terms of the customer and his or her perceived use or need for what you're selling.

Using Time as a Sign of Caring

Someone who is frequently late sends the message that he or she does not care. That may not be true, but that is the message, and it may injure his or her chances for rapport.

Do You Have A Presentation Ritual? If Not, Try One of These

Presentations require a lot of work, in regard to both style and content. While you may have a flawless presentation on paper, your attitude and energy can ultimately determine its success. And, every presenter has different needs when it comes to prepping for an audience.

Is Your Ego Running Your Meetings with Clients and Prospects?

A new study by DiscoverOrg finds that buyers are onto salespeople with big egos. If your buyers perceive you’re arrogant and self-interested, your sales could be at risk. Here’s how to shift the focus away from yourself.

Do's and Don'ts for In-Person Pitches

Despite the convenience and ease of today’s technology, there really is no substitute for face-to-face communication. This is especially true for sales.

Are You Sabotaging Your Sales with too many Buying Options?

What’s easier to choose between: two meal options or five? No matter what it is you need to choose from, the process is always easier with fewer options.

Are you the Best?

It’s your first week, and your manager says to the ten new-hires, “Look around the room, only one out of every ten people will be here in the next 36 months.” Will you be the one?

Want to Know A Simple Strategy To Score A Sales Meeting?

While some prospects may accept a blunt, out-of-left-field request for a sales meeting, most will likely balk at this approach. Reps will have better success scheduling first-time meetings if they warm up prospects first before asking.

Sales Reps: How to Hone Your Sense of Humor

My suggestions for improving your sense of humor: First, find out what your strong suit is, humor-wise. Ask a friend who’ll be honest with you.

How to Read A Room to Improve Your Communications

Salespeople can learn so much simply by “reading” a room. This skill can be especially helpful when presenting or part of a meeting. Picking up on subtle cues can help you determine how to proceed with your communications (and how others may receive your message).

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