Sales Mindset

Do You Have A Mental Sales Block?

While you may not throw salt over your shoulder when you spill some, or dread the sign of a black cat crossing your path, you may still suffer from a few sales superstitions that block sales success. Negative experiences with certain types of prospects or situations can cause you to preconceive negative outcomes in similar situations. Conversely, very positive experiences…

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How To Get The Money Off Your Mind When Closing The Sale

Having the right mindset during the close is far more important than any super-sales technique, closing gimmick or pricing strategy. You can have all of the best words and closes, but if your potential commission is at the forefront of your thoughts, you are dead. Your Mind is on the Money Once the prospect feels that your interest in the…

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The 3 Most Costly Prospecting Mistakes

Below are three clear and simple mistakes that sales people routinely make while prospecting. Prospecting mistakes are the most costly problems because most sales people and sales management never actually realise the full affect of prospecting errors. What You Can Not See CAN Hurt YOU The problem is that it is much easier to see and understand others selling issues…

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The Sales Person And The Prospect Want The Same Thing

For some reason, many sales people still feel that they and the prospect are on different sides of the issue. Many sales professionals today still suffer from the outdated thinking that selling is a battle; a contest. The whole though of “winning the sale” is an obsolete concept. Yet, you hear it all the time, sales people and management talk…

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Powerful Advice For The New Sales Person

You can always find a multitude of tips and tricks for sales people. Sales techniques, closing strategies and prospecting avenues abound. However, I have found that usually these pillars of advice pertain to the sales person who has been with their company, at least for some length of time. I am also guilty of this, in that most of my…

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In Sales Management, You Reap What You Sow

Every sales manager, supervisor, director or otherwise frontline sales team leader, wants to have and develop a great sales force. Everyone wants eventually to have a sales team made up of superstar sales people. We all want that sales crew in where every sales person is a high-level, top performing, consultative, executive-level super sales person. However, I am continually surprised…

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The “Take-Away” Can Be A Great Tool To Close Sales

For some reason, an intrinsic part of human nature is to desire that which is forbidden. It seems that whatever it is that we cannot, or should not have, are the very things we want most. Take anything, and deny someone of their right, ability or choice to have it, and they will want it more, simply because they can’t…

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A Great Sales Presentation Is Like A Great Golf Swing

A great sales interaction is not an accident. While an expert-level sales professional can make a sales presentation LOOK like a casual, impromptu conversation, does not mean that it actually IS a causal, unplanned conversation. In fact, a great sales presentation is very much like a good golf swing. Don’t worry, if you are not into the game of golf,…

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Use Client Testimonials To Close More Sales

You face some objections so regularly, you know well in advance you will get them and you know how to answer them. You also have customers whom you have closed by overcoming those same objections. Here is a way to leverage those clients to overcome objections and close more sales. To Start, Make an Investment To start to build your…

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A Powerful Way To Handle The Spouse Objection

“Well, everything looks good. But I just have to ask my wife about this…” “Yes, it is a great offer, but I always discuss things like this with my husband first…” Is It an Objection, a Stall or a Condition? We are all familiar with the spouse objection, and before I give you a great way to answer this stall,…

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