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Adopt These 5 Traits To Smash Your Sales Targets

Do you want to be mediocre, average, unexceptional or ordinary? Thought not! Those aren’t qualities that usually come to mind when we consider successful salespeople. We like to think of ourselves as successful, positive, popular, prosperous and, yes, outstanding. So,…

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Here’s How You Lost The Business In The First 6 Seconds Of Your Call

“Hi! Mr. Jones, my name is…”   That’s it! That’s about all you have to say on the telephone today for some prospects to realise five things instantly!  Number one, they know that you are NOT a friend or an…

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3 Key Phrases To Use When Gaining Commitment From Prospects

How many times have you found yourself trying to ‘close’ a prospect and you spend much of your time telling them about all the benefits, only to realise you have been doing most of the talking and the prospect has…

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5 Phrases You SHOULDN’T Use With Your Prospects

How do you build up trustworthiness before meeting with a client or prospect? Of course, you can write blogs and articles on LinkedIn, send personalised emails and refer back to previous visits. This builds credibility with prospects and gives them…

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This Is Why Customer Experience Is WAY More Important Than Your Product

Harvard Business Review (HBR) discussed an interesting concept recently (Sept 2016) where they were comparing what customers actually buy and what sellers offer to sell. Of course, people don’t buy the product for what it is (hence features and advantages…

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So…How Do You Get The Prospect To Call You? (Here are 11 Ways…)

Many salespeople believe prospecting to be a one-way journey, where you make contact with the prospect and you have to do all the work to convince them they are making the right choice to talk to you, and eventually buy…

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STOP Using These Tired Methods When Opening Your Sales Interactions

The initial interaction with the buyer is one of the most critical parts of the sales process. This session establishes the ‘primary perception’ of you by the buyer. It builds your credibility and trustworthiness, and allows you an easier passage…

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10 Timeless Values That ALL Salespeople Should Adopt

The only constant today is change. When you look back 10-15 years, it barely seems to be the same world we are living in. And yet, there are some things that remain constant and never-changing, and I’d like to share…

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Use These 8 Basic Strategies To Jump Start Your Sales

So, you could do with making some more sales and need a jump-start – but where do you start? Well, I would recommend that you optimise what you are currently doing by taking a look at the following: Number 1…

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Use This Method To Help You Overcome This Common Objection

One of the biggest objections sales people face that causes most discussion is the issue of price. The holy grail of salesmanship is how to find the best way to convince their customers to pay the price they want for…

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7 Ways To Make Your Brand Stand Out Against The Competition

Brand is often described as ‘a variety of something distinguished by some distinctive characteristic’. Apple’s brand, for instance, is characterised by the statement ‘Think Different’. It creates a label in people’s mind that attracts them and builds trust in the…

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3 Methods That Will Give Your Prospect No Choice But Choose You

No doubt you’ve heard the stories of customers who have changed their buying patterns and switched the companies they buy from, based purely on the fact the salesperson left one company and went to work for another. Their allegiance was…

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