Category: Presentations and Proposals

Are You Making These Basic Proposal Mistakes?

You’ve tried your hardest to get in front of the top decision-makers at your prospect’s site. But you’ve not been able to advance.

Are Your Speech Habits Driving Away Prospects?

Have you ever been talking with someone knew and something about the way they spoke just made you want to get out of that conversation as quickly as possible? While your case hopefully isn’t that intense, there are a few speech habits many salespeople unknowingly possess that could be costing them sales.

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.

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.

Prospects have rules. Follow them to make an easy sale.

When you make a presentation, you’re not the only one with expectations. The person you’re presenting to has as many or more than you. Are you aware of them?

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?

Make Case Presentations More Effective With These Tips

Presenting information in a compelling and persuasive way isn’t everyone’s strong point. It can be especially difficult if there’s a chance your audience will disagree with what you have to say.

Are You Dancing on the Fine Line Between Pushy and Persistent?

Think about your interactions with salespeople in your personal life. When you answer the phone and it’s a telemarketer, you probably feel a sense of dread. Why? Because you expect them to be a pushy salesperson.

These Good Habits Can Lead to a Perfect Pitch

Over time, sales reps can settle into habits, especially when doing demos or discovery calls. These are big parts of the sales process, and after a while, reps may unknowingly fall into a bad habit (or two or three).

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.

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