Category: Preparation

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.

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.

Mapping The Customer's Journey Can Have A Big Impact

Gone are the days when every customer’s journey was simple. Today, buyers have countless paths to a purchase, thanks to shifting shopping options and consumer attitudes.

How to Stop the "I'll Get Back You" Stall

What percentage of your sales calls end in a price negotiation? Or, the dreaded “I will think about it and get back to you?”

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Sell Smarter — Episode 21 — Avoiding Autopilot Sales

What’s the number one objection most salespeople face today?

Why You Should Covet Out-of-Office Email Messages

Do you get disappointed when you email a prospect and get an out-of-office message in return? Those messages are full of useful information, as Matt Benati points out in a recent HubSpot article.

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?

Are You as Productive as You Think You Are?

Would you say your daily work routine is productive? Whether you have your doubts or you want to learn what you could be doing better, Selling Power editors say that there are four ways that productive salespeople tend to spend their time.

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.

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