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The 7 Habits Of Highly Ineffective Salespeople

Our brains are wonderful things, in that it always tries to find the best for us. We can justify every and any action we take simply by identifying some kind of gain for us or achievement we attain. When we are happy to carry out some tasks without even thinking about it, we call that a ‘habit’, i.e. something we…

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3 Ways To Become Indispensable To Your Customer

When we ask buyers what makes them purchase from particular suppliers, the answers can range from great prices to great value to great people and many others. But some reasons always seem to float to the top of the list, and when you see them they appear common sense. Unfortunately, the sense needed for this isn’t that common. So, here…

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The Only 4 Reasons Your Prospect Will Buy

It’s really quite simple when you consider it: customers become customers if you solve a business problem or create an opportunity for them. That’s basically it, really. But so many salespeople think that just regurgitating a whole brochure-load of facts and information about their products or services will do this for the customer. Unfortunately, this makes the customer have to…

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10 Ideas That Make Business Relationships Work

Many salespeople and sales managers that I meet and work with are really excellent at their job. They accentuate the positive nature of what they do, and create reasons for clients to not only do business with them in the first place, but also remain loyal, even in the face of concerns and trouble. What do they bring to the…

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How To Read Your Prospect’s Mind

Becoming a mind-reader is a dream for most salespeople. To know what your prospect is thinking, being able to react and guide the conversation in a way that builds rapport really quickly, is actually easier than you might think. Especially if you know what you are looking for. A few years ago, neuro-scientists and psychologists recognised that humans think and…

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The Best Question To Ask When A Prospect Rejects Your Price

It happens every day in most sales interactions. You’re having a great conversation with the prospect, building up value and creating real desire in their minds for your solution. They seem to be interested in what you’re saying, and you have great confidence you’re going to make the sale. Then they ask about the price. You confidently give the price…

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5 Reasons Why Your Prices SHOULD Be Higher Than Your Competitors

I met a salesperson on one of our programmes who was really upset that his company had raised his product’s prices by over 3%, and hadn’t given him an explanation as to why. It was simply called ‘an inflationary mark-up’, even though inflation is actually running lower than that figure. His frustration about the situation made me feel sorry for…

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3 Ways Of Asking For The Sale, That ASK For The Sale

After all the preparation, proposals and meetings you’re so close to closing the deal. But there’s one thing stopping you! Asking for the sale… So let us look at a few more direct and clear ways to ask for the sale that will help you make more money. Sign Here There are not too many ways to be more direct…

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7 Things Successful Sales People Never Say

What’s really interesting about we humans is the fact that, even though we don’t like to admit it, we are judgemental beings. Often we don’t view ourselves as being judgemental; we consider ourselves to be realists. A situation occurs and we decide whether it is right or wrong, good or bad, black or white. Where do those ideas come from?…

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4 Powerful Sales Coaching Tips

I will make this short and sweet. Add these four golden rules to your daily management style and you will be a more effective sales coach. Depending on what you do, and your business structure, some of these may not apply exactly to your situation. However, you will get the idea. Lead By Example The old commanding, “Do as I say,…

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