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The 4 Most Common Buyer Types (And How To Sell To Them!)

One feature of modern, relationship selling is that we need to understand about peoples’ preferred buying behaviour if we are to sell to more of them. It is a fact that people buy differently. Some people prefer to buy quickly, others slowly. Some people need a lot of information and detail, for others a sheet of A4 with bullet points…

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The 5 Stages Of The Buyer’s Decision Making Process & How To Utilise It

How do you make a decision? Ever thought about it? Many of us have, and have used the facts behind decision-making in identifying how they should work with clients. But many more haven’t studied this subject and consequently lose the ability to influence buyers in making decisions that will progress a sale and take the prospect on a journey of…

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How To Show The Prospect The Future’s Brighter With You

Sigmund Freud had a way with words. One of his theories was that pain can be more immediate than pleasure, leading us to become more concerned with avoidance of pain and hence paying more attention to it. Many salespeople have heard this reckoning and have identified how recognising a client’s ‘pains’ and ‘problems’ can have a big effect on the…

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The Top 10 Sales Blog Posts Of 2016 – As Voted For By You!

2016 has been a strange old year – if you thought Brexit was enough we were then Trumped by the States later in the year! We’ve brought you bi-weekly tips all year long and will continue to do so again in 2016! From sales management to prospecting, we have tried to cover as many bases as possible to improve your overall…

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6 Ways You Can Fulfil Your Prospect’s Needs

Many salespeople struggle to find the best way forward when they have to work with existing clients because they still put the emphasis on their own products and services. The more successful salespeople spend their time identifying the real needs of the businesses they are working with and creating opportunities for them to advance their businesses. This opens up chances…

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10 Quick Tips On Gaining The Ultimate Competitive Advantage

Sales is one of the most fluid of industries, mainly because of the massive amount of changes that it has been involved in over the years. The only consistent factor that has existed has been change. Thinking about what has to happen for a sales consultant to be successful, one thing that naturally comes up is their ability to achieve,…

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5 Quick Tips On Building Better, Long-Term Client Relationships

We all know that partnering with a client’s business helps you to establish long-terms relationships, often provides improved profit opportunities and adds value at every touchpoint you have with the buyer’s company. It offers and delivers results you simply wouldn’t achieve at a more shallow level. What is it, then, that makes businesses open their inner sanctum to you and…

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3 Quick Tips On Leading Your Prospect Directly To The Close

Most people like to envision a future full of promise and profits. It helps us to set goals, have purpose and build strategies. It’s always better to look forward to the future rather than loathe it. As a sales consultant, how can you help buyers to build this vision? What can you do to encourage them to listen to your…

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Use This Cold Email Template To Make The Best Possible First Impression With The Prospect

I’ve seen hundreds and hundreds of emails from companies trying to sell their products to me or my team. Some of the products and services are really good and would make a difference to the way we work. But the emails are so lousy or self-serving that they (a) don’t tell me how I would benefit or (b) bore me to…

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10 Steps Sales People Must Take If Everything Seems Like It’s Going Wrong

It’s easy to be content and consistent when things are going great. You’re on a roll, nothing seems to be too much trouble and success is around every turn. Oh, if things could always work out how we want them to. But because of imperfect procedures, human error or simply bad luck, we often find things going wrong and having…

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