Talking about competitors with prospects is tricky. You need to tread carefully so that you don’t seem unprofessional but yet you don’t want to sing their praises either.
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During your pitch, your main goal is probably to try to convince your prospect to buy what you’re selling. While that’s how most salespeople sell, Dr. Roy Whitten and Scott Roy recommend a different approach: decision intelligence.
For many salespeople, sales calls are still an important part of the sales process. Unfortunately, some reps still rely on scripts when making calls, which prospects probably don’t appreciate.
Not every lead you encounter will be quality. While it’s great to attract a variety of leads, it’s important to realize most won’t be a good fit.
Defeat can sometimes be phrased as, “Thank you for your consideration.” However, if you’re careful with your wording, your response to the prospect who claims they’ve chosen another vendor could still be an opportunity for you.
When you only have a sentence or two to convince a prospect that your outreach email is worth reading, those sentences need to count. But how can you create an introductory email that stands out from the dozens of other emails each of your prospects is getting on a daily basis?
It happens all the time in sales. You find you need to beat the competition.
Not every salesperson tries to upsell. Often, they feel the customer wouldn’t be interested, or they haven’t been successful in the past and won’t try again.
Want to know what makes a sales pitch successful? You can get a pretty good idea by checking out the data gathered from a recent survey of sales reps.
Sometimes salespeople get a bad rap. Sometimes they create it.