Category: Presentations and Proposals

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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).

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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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How To Prepare For Your Next Presentation

You’re likely familiar with the phrase “practice makes perfect.” But have you heard of striving for “perfect practice?” This form of practicing emphasizes quality over quantity, and it can have a major impact on presentations

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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.

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3 Negotiation Styles to Help Land Tough Sales

If you can figure out which negotiating style you should use based on how your sales process has progressed, you can then identify how best to proceed from there. Here are three of the more difficult of the five styles.

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4 Ways around Common Sales Objections

You product or service could be absolutely perfect for your prospect. It could fulfill every need, be a good price, and you got along with them swimmingly. But, even with all that, if a prospect says that now’s just not the time, what can you do? A lot, actually, writes Leslie Ye in a recent HubSpot article.

How to BECOME the Value During A Sales Presentation

Salespeople know the importance of building value. But top salespeople actually become the value.

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Why Transparency is Better than Perfection in Sales

Dishonest. It’s one of the words you want to be described as the least while pitching a sale, but is probably how you’re coming off if you’re trying to paint your product or service as perfect, no matter what. That’s the advice Todd Caponi gives salespeople in a recent SellingPower article.

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Are You Guilty of “Pitchulation”

To speed prospects along, you might be tempted to cut a few corners during discovery. Don’t do it.

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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?

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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.

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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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