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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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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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’,…

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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…

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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…

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