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3 Ways To Handle Clients That Won’t Stop Negotiating Discounts

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There are many times when a client tries to intimidate or get the better of salespeople. Whether it’s because they feel they have to in order to get a better deal, or their ego is associated with getting one over someone else, or some other rationale, they feel the need to do something that gains them a ‘win’ of some…

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Be as unique as possible, What exactly is prospecting, Stephen Covey Quote

Episode 21 – Be as unique as possible, What exactly is prospecting, Stephen Covey Quote This podcast includes: How to be unique in your own marketplace What exactly is prospecting? How we become the people we are today – A quote from Stephen Covey. Take a look at this episode on https://www.mtdsalestraining.com/loads-bubbling-podcast

The Best Way To Generate New Leads

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A salesperson on one of our workshops was bemoaning the fact that he had to make between 100 and 150 cold calls a week. He wanted our opinion on how to get more leads without having to cold call. My trainer was very diplomatic and said that, even though cold calling wasn’t the most efficient use of a salesperson’s time,…

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Top 5 Phrases To Use In A Follow Up Email

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So, you’ve got hold of a prospect and they’ve replied to you or accepted your request to connect up with them. That’s a great start! But where do you go from here? What can you say that will build rapport and follow-up that initial interest? Here are some phrases that could work well for you: 1) Do you have the…

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The 7 Best Phrases To Use With Your Prospects

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Trying to get your prospect to interact with you can often be a frustrating nightmare. Making a call that is interrupting their day, especially when it sounds like a typical sales call, can be the quickest way to get a slam-dunk from the other end of the line. What can we suggest, then, that will at least get the prospect…

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2 Things That Kill Motivation In Salespeople

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A salesperson once said on one of our training programmes that no manager he had ever worked for had been a true ‘motivator’. He went on to describe how no-one he had worked for had even tried to find out what drove him forward and what would make him get up in the morning buzzing and eager to get to…

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5 Ways To Deal With A Picky Customer

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We’ve all had them; those customers for whom nothing you ever do is enough, or everything you do is wrong, or you’re blamed for everything that isn’t your fault. A picky customer is usually like that with every situation. It’s probably not just you. It could be that their character is simply one for whom nothing reaches the level of…

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How To Build The Value Of Your Service Offers

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We often hear from salespeople that one of their biggest differentials is that of giving service. We then ask the question ‘what specific services do you offer that make you different from your competition? How are your services actually adding value to your customer?’ Unfortunately, lots of the answers we get are either pretty woolly or not real differentiators. If…

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How To Get The Best From Your Sales Team

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Managing Performance for many sales managers is the holy grail – how exactly do you get a disparate group of team members working effectively together to achieve common goals and still keep them motivated? One area we are always trying to improve is the way people perform on the job, and it is vital that we understand the elements that…

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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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