Sales Mindset

Want To Be A Successful Salesperson? Don’t Do These 5 Things!

You’ll have read lots of information on what you need to do to improve your sales. I have thought about it from a different perspective and come up with things that you shouldn’t do! Keep away from these concepts and you should avoid a lot of the traps associated with failure, many times without even knowing the reasons why. Don’t…

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3 Times When You SHOULD Take NO For An Answer

Well, we all know the old sales person’s mantra, “Never take NO for an answer!” Indeed, some sales people try to live by this greed. However, in attempting to live up to such a rigid and unrealistic standard, sales people often cross the line. The line I am referring to is the one where you go from being a professional, confident…

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3 Ways To Wake Up From A Sales Slump

No matter how long you have been in sales, you will inevitably experience the ups and downs of the business world and create opportunities from them or suffer from the pain of lost sales. It would be wonderful to always maintain a high profile with all your customers, and be on top of your game at all times. But what…

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7 Ways To Make Your Brand Stand Out Against The Competition

Brand is often described as ‘a variety of something distinguished by some distinctive characteristic’. Apple’s brand, for instance, is characterised by the statement ‘Think Different’. It creates a label in people’s mind that attracts them and builds trust in the product or services. No matter what your brand is, you can make it stand out against competitors by putting the…

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3 Quick Tips On Opening Up Your Prospect & Uncovering Their Pain

Many of you will have seen the great film Glengarry Glenross, about a team of has-been salespeople who try to make it big in a small town. They have a visit from their boss one evening, played by Alec Baldwin. Baldwin’s character  tells the team about the ABCs of sales. He says ABC stands for Always Be Closing. This is …

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How This Small Change Of Mindset Will Smash Your Sales Targets

I was talking to a sales manager recently, who was concerned about one of his salespeople. This person was suffering from a negative mind-set, where if he didn’t sell or at least get the appointments he wanted, he felt very demoralised and actually called himself a failure. This happens regularly, where a person’s self-esteem and self-worth are linked to their…

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3 Essential Traits That Elevate Your Credibility In Sales

We are supposedly exposed to over 5,000 marketing, advertising and other types of messages each day. Personally, I think it’s a lot more, especially when you think of how many emails we get! What does this mean to a hard-working, stress-induced salesperson? Well, it could mean that when you approach any new prospect, you are fighting ever harder to even…

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The Complete A-Z Guide To Success In Sales

There is a saying that goes: “Many people want to have before they be and do. The truth is that you need to be and do before you have.” I’m sure you’ve heard people say that they will do things they want to do and be the kind of person they want to be when they have the things that…

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4 Steps To Become More ‘Sales Savvy’

Being sales savvy is to have the business acumen, practical knowledge and active ability to carry out your sales job effectively and efficiently. Most salespeople would mark themselves fairly high when asked if they are savvy when it comes to selling. Very few would admit they don’t know how to promote their products or are unable to improve in their…

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How To Turn Failure Into Success In Sales

Let me say something that, on the face of it, may sound puzzling. You learn more when things are going badly than when they are going well. Go on, admit it…that’s an interesting statement (even if you don’t agree with it!) What I’m referring to is the fact that no-one goes through life being successful every time. The only way…

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