11 Quick Tips On Effectively Preparing Your Sales Pitch

At some point in the sales process we need to make our pitch. This is an area where most salespeople could do a lot better. Most people in sales present a standard pitch that all their customers get to hear. This doesn’t work! People are different and buy for different reasons. When people buy things buyers have what we call…

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How To Present Solutions That Make The Prospect Think Differently

When salespeople present their solutions to prospects, they seldom see the whole picture. What I mean by this is that many salespeople see their product or service and present it from their own perspective. That is, they determine what are the features and benefits the product will bring the prospect or their business and talk about them. A few salespeople…

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6 Actions You MUST Take After Your Sales Presentations

I remember meeting a salesperson in my office who presented me with a product that would hopefully deal with some challenges we were having at the time. The product was quicker, more efficient and easier to use than our current product. It was more expensive and would have meant us getting other quotes in, but all-in-all it would do the…

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Dealing With Nerves During Formal Sales Presentations

We’ve all been there. You’ve been asked to make a formal sales presentation in front of a panel as part of a beauty parade and you’ve not had a lot of experience or training in doing it. Or maybe you’ve done it before and are naturally a bit nervous, especially when you have to present to work colleagues who know…

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Lose The Projector – Connect Instead With The Prospect

We’re often asked to help salespeople put slides together for their presentation to prospects. Some ideas salespeople have are brilliantly creative; some are as boring as the proverbial wet weekend. Naturally, we help out whenever we can and everyone is grateful for our advice on how to improve their presentations. However… The first question we always ask is ‘Why are…

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Where Your Focus Should Be When Presenting Solutions

MTD’s trainers and consultants often ask delegates on courses to ‘sell’ their products and services in just 10-15 seconds. It focusses the mind and makes the salesperson think hard about what is the most important element of what they actually sell. Most delegates say something about what their product or service actually ‘does’. That is, some feature or benefit that…

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Is Your Sales Presentation Matching The Buyer’s Needs? – Video Blog

When it comes to product demonstrations, many sales people fall into the trap of carrying out a a one size fits all presentation with a prepared monologue of what makes there product the best on the market.   What can you do to put a demonstration together to make a real difference? Watch this short video on making your sales…

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15 Ways To Know When Your Prospect Is Ready To Buy- Video Blog

Getting a prospect to agree to an order does not have to be tricky. If you listen to what the prospect is saying there should be no problem in getting them to close the order. The prospect will always give signals and signs as a way of communication to what they are thinking. So how would you know this when…

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Words To Avoid Like The Plague When You’re Selling: “Obviously”

Is it? Is it really? Is it really obvious? To you maybe but not to me and because I didn’t think it was obvious and you said it was then does that make me thick? Because I just didn’t see it! You need to be very careful if you use the term “obviously” in your selling as it can be…

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How To Get Your Prospect In The Right State Before Presenting

Have you been successful in a sale and then tried a similar appraoch with someone else, only to find it goes terribly wrong? Join the club! We often think that because we’ve sold our product or service to one person or company, then it must be right for the next person too. And here’s the surprising thing…it may be the…

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