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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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?
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.
The success of a sales call is almost completely determined by the quality of the research you conduct before you even pick up the phone. According to an article on SellingPower by Jim Cathcart and Tony Alessandra, here are a few things you need to look into for every call.
Have you been having trouble increasing your sales lately? Have you tried a number of new techniques and it still seems like nothing is helping? SellingPower’s Jeff Cochran has developed a systematic approach that only takes three steps to see a difference.
A couple of weeks ago, the popular TV series Game of Thrones began its final season. Even if you aren’t a fan, you may be aware that the show features dragons. You may not be aware that the sales industry has its own “dragons,” dubbed “productivity dragons” by the RAIN Group.
Are you having trouble keeping the sales goals you set for yourself at the beginning of this year? You’re not alone. It’s not just exercising goals that tend to fall to the wayside as the year goes on; many goal setters often leave their intentions in the dust as well.
“When you talk to customers, what are you fundamentally trying to do?” That is the question SellingPower recommends asking yourself when reflecting on your sales strategy.
After you’ve found what works in the majority of sales situations, you tend to stick with it. Why mess with a tactic the works a good amount of the time? Because it will get old, that’s why; to both your clients AND you.
The average professional sports team wins more than 75% of the games they play on their home court. That's a pretty high winning percentage.
Biases exist, whether we like it or not. It’s up to salespeople to overcome buyers’ internal biases to make the sale.