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How To Go From Salesperson To Sales Consultant

You will be aware of the changing nature of sales, driven by the ever-evolving requirements of businesses and their decision-makers. The old way of selling (cold-call, qualify, present, resolve, close) is being superseded by the consultative and insightful approach of…

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How To Approach A New Referral

So you’ve achieved that great goal of getting a referral from a customer. This is the holy grail in sales; getting a warm lead without having to do the marketing to achieve it. How should you approach this referral? Here…

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The Top 5 Phrases That Will Close The Deal With Your Prospect

We had an enquiry last month from a sales manager who asked us to work with his sales team for half-a-day on closing techniques. He said his team was good at relationship-building but when it came to the close, they…

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3 Powerful Tips To Create Client Loyalty

In today’s marketplace of shrinking budgets, growing competition and modern, sophisticated buyers, establishing stronger client loyalty is not easy. There always stands a competitor ready to offer lower prices and higher value, while buyers are also looking to play companies off…

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How To Create A Sense Of Urgency In The Sale

The sales interaction went well. The prospect seems very interested, and you feel that you have covered all of the possible objections. However, the prospect sees no reason or need to act NOW. Even though you can expose problems the buyer…

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The 5 Best Phrases To Use When Offering Your Prospect A Discount

No matter how good your discussions have been with a prospect, there will come a time when you simply have to talk about lowering your prices. Even though you’ve built up your value, it still seems the prospect wants to…

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10 Things To Ask Your Client At The First Meeting

It’s an exciting time when you meet a client or prospect for the first time. It can also be nerve-jangling as you try to make a good impression, so your products or services virtually sell themselves. Opening the first meeting…

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How To Keep Your Prospect Engaged In Your Meetings

One thing many salespeople tell us is that, when they are in a sales meeting, the prospect often will derail the subject or cause objections to be raised. In fact, they do anything but agree to buy the product! It’s…

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How To Overcome The Fear Of Cold Calling

You are all ready to go. You have all of your leads for the day prepared and lined up in front of you. You have all of your rebuttals ready, and you have rehearsed your main talking points. You are…

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5 Steps To Effectively Follow-Up Prospects

What strikes me as strange and rather puzzling is a piece of research I read this week that said less than 10% of salespeople actually follow up a prospect more than once after they have sent a proposal. I had…

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3 Powerful Sales Coaching Tips

You know the feeling. It seems that after all of the training, the teaching, the sales contests, rewards and prize money; still there are too many on your sales team who routinely turn in lacklustre performances and barley survive. Sales…

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How To Turn Failure Into Success In Sales

Let me say something that, on the face of it, may sound puzzling. You learn more when things are going badly than when they are going well. Go on, admit it…that’s an interesting statement (even if you don’t agree with…

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