Consultative Selling

3 Great Ways To Help The Sales Team Deal With Change

Some people do not accept change very easily, especially when it means more work and effort. However, change is inevitable, and under good, forward-looking management, it is usually a good thing. Below are three tips to help you take some of…

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A Powerful Answer To The, “I Want To Think About It” Objection

“I want to think about it…” may be the most popular objection in the world, and still causes many sales people a lot of grief and substantial income. The reason behind the objection is usually that the sales interaction did…

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What Is The Difference Between A Sales Person And An Order Taker?

We have all heard the phrases; an order taker or a sales person. However, what does that mean and what is the difference between the two? Take a look at this analogy… The Eagle and the Vulture The difference between…

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Can You Do A Sales Presentation Too Well?

You know you did your job. You did a great sales presentation, covering all the bases. You uncovered problems and built tremendous value. You are certain that it is clear to the prospect that the value of the product or…

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3 Ways To Make Small Talk Pay Big Dividends

Some call it “small talk.” Others refer to it as the “warm up.” You know; it’s that idle, incidental banter between you and the prospect as you get things into place before the sales interaction. This warm up talk is…

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How To Inspire Sales People To Do Their Best

The sales team works hard. Most put in long hours, study diligently and follow the plan. However, are all doing as well as they can? Are all of your sales people actually working as hard, trying has much and giving…

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Should You “Wing It” or Have A Structured Sales Interaction?

Whenever the idea of a planned presentation comes up, usually the first thing sales people think about is a “canned script.” In a canned script, I am referring to the old-fashioned, smile-and-dial era, word-for-word, rehearsed, “Pitch.” Such was a primary…

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How To Push Your Prospect’s Hot Buttons

“Find the prospect’s hot buttons!” “Push their hot buttons!” We’ve heard these thoughts before; but what do they mean? Is it to say that as a sales person you should try to discover your prospect’s primary areas of interest? How…

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How To Practice Your Sales Presentation

Practice, practice, practice because practice makes perfect! While that age-old sentiment is nice, it is not true. Practice does not make perfect. Only Perfect practice makes perfect. I ask sales people if they routinely practice their presentation and often I…

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3 Critical Reasons Why You Should NEVER Reveal The Price Until You’ve Built Up The Value

You know the age-old Golden Rule—“Do not reveal the price until the end.” Even if you are new to sales, management has told you that you have to wait until the closing stages before you tell the prospect the price….

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3 Best Practices For Conducting A Successful Sales Meeting

In the recent post, “The 3 Worst Practices For Conducting A Successful Sales Meeting,” I highlighted the three main DON’Ts for a successful sales meeting: DON’T 1. Berate 2. Intimidate 3. Subjugate Now let us look into three BEST practices to…

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The 3 WORST Practices For Conducting A Successful Sales Meeting

While a good sales meeting can invigorate sales people and increase revenue, a poor sales meeting will cost you more than you can calculate. Incredibly, many sales managers take the structure of a sales meeting for granted. It is the…

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