You never get a second chance to make a good first impression. That old saying usually applies to when you make someone’s acquaintance.
Has it happened again? You called the team together for a meeting. Your team members assembled and the same person did all of the talking.
Have we gone too far in building a culture of niceness at work? If you’ve recently led an ideation session that yielded poor results, you might agree that being too nice is leading your organization to a dead end.
In-person meetings give you the amazing opportunity to be face-to-face with prospects and sell to them in-person. But these meetings have their challenges, too. Primarily, it’s tough to stand out when there are so many other competitors out there.
You may not have suffered from the problem, but some of your employees do. I’m talking about the fear of speaking up in meetings.
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.
Nine hundred and seventy-seven buyers and sellers across 25 industries agree, this is what you need to become more successful at sales prospecting.
Are you tired of prospecting, presenting, negotiating and closing the same old way? If so, your success rates could be falling. Prospects and clients can tell when you’re not into what you’re selling. To improve your numbers, why not try a little creativity? Most people don’t think of sales as a creative profession. After all,
If you think regular one-on-one meetings with your team members is a waste of time, you need an attitude reset. Chrissy Scivicque, in a money.usnews.com column, reminds us why regular contact is vital.