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The 10 Questions That Will Uncover All Prospect Problems

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We often talk about how to present solutions and results-oriented discussions with prospects for when they need to know how we can help them. Naturally, there are many ways to get the prospect aware of how our services can improve their business. But how about when the prospect doesn’t feel the need for change at the moment? What if they…

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How To Overcome The Prospect Who Needs To ‘Cut Costs’

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When negotiating with a client recently, I noticed she was often coming back to the issue of pricing for our services, trying to get me to reduce the fees for some specific services we were offering. Now, I realise that, although MTD are tried and trusted with many clients, new prospects haven’t had the opportunity to see how we can…

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How To Respond To “Call Me Back In 6 Months”

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Yes, it’s that old chestnut again: the age-old-how-can-I-get-rid-of-this-pesky-salesperson answer. Most prospects will use this simply to get rid of you and if you take it on face value, you might feel there might be a chance in six months’ time. Your manager asks you about this prospect and you say, “Yep, this one’s in the bag…all I need is to…

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6 Steps That Help Your Prospect Know They’ve Made The Right Decision

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We’re often taught as salespeople that we have the best solution for prospect’s businesses and that we should be able to sell to everyone. If they don’t buy, then our sales managers think you haven’t tried enough or you made some errors along the way. While these ideas may be correct in some circumstances, we can only get so far…

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How To Effectively Implement Your Sales Process

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One definition of ‘process’ is ‘a systematic series of actions directed to some end: a continuous action, operation, or series of changes taking place in a definite manner’ A good sales process will give you a good framework and template for you to follow and apply. So, what steps does a good process follow to give you a chance to…

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7 Ways To Coach & Mentor Your Sales Team

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When sales managers have opportunities to develop their sales team, it’s something they should throw their whole time and attention at, as they seldom have the chance to get out of the fire-fighting mode and spend time working on. So what are some ways to ensure success in this important part of the sales manager role? Here are some tips…

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How To Keep Generating Fresh Leads

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Your pipeline is your Holy Grail for future leads. If you don’t keep the leads coming in thick and fast, you run the risk of sales running dry over the next weeks. So, what would be the best ways to keep fresh leads coming in and generating opportunities for new business? Here are a few tips: Divide your territory in…

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3 Vital Tips On Sending Email During The Sale

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Often during the sales process it is necessary to send email to the prospect, and usually the prospect is in the middle of the decision making process. The email correspondence you send during this crucial time period is critical to your success. The slightest misunderstanding or miscue could derail all of the good work you have done. Below are three…

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3 Cold Calling Techniques That Really Work

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Are you sick of all of the wonderful pitches, tips and magical scripts you’ve heard on cold calling? Are you also tired of listening to the naysayers that cold calling is impossible, useless and has no place today? Well cold calling does indeed still have a place on today’s sales playing ground, and while the face of this tried and…

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The Key Sales Skills Of The Modern Sales Professional

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The global situation we face means that literally everything has changed in the last few years. Change is the only constant, and businesses who have fallen by the wayside lay as epitaphs to the inability of many organisations to recognise how they have to adapt to the real world of today and the future. The sales profession is no different….

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