Burnout happens to the best of us, but for salespeople depending on commission, not being able to shake a mental slump can have detrimental consequences to their pay. Little do most salespeople know, their methods to try to overcome burnout are exactly what helps it overstay its welcome.
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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.
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.
Are you stuck in a sales rut? If/when unfruitful sales periods come about, the worst thing you can do is what most salespeople feel they have to do: wait for the slump to pass.
It’s said that from failure comes experience. However, when it comes to sales negotiations, you want there to be as few failures as possible. That being said, how are you supposed to get the amount of practice you need and still close the majority of your sales?
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
The pressure to make a decision can overpower the doubt consumers may have when considering a product and make them feel as if they need the product or service immediately. However, who wants their business associated with negative feelings?
Yeah, you may have spent a considerable amount of time researching your next prospect on LinkedIn and a slew of other sites, but there may be one reference you forgot to check: your fellow salespeople. Brian Birkett writing for SellingPower points out that overlooking what your coworkers are doing can lead to multiple problems.
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.
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.