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The Best Type Of Question That Gets Quick Answers

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What makes a great salesperson? Product knowledge? Great organisation and timekeeping? The ability to prospect effectively? All these are, of course, vital in the armoury of the salesperson who wants to make a success of their profession. But there’s one skill that I believe puts a salesperson head and shoulders above their competition, especially when they are actually face to…

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3 Tips To Ensure You’re Selling To The Decision Maker

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Have you ever had that feeling when you’re talking to a prospect that the person isn’t who they say they are? By that, of course I don’t mean they are an imposter! No, but maybe they are claiming to have more power than they really have in the decision-making process. Sometimes it may be a ploy used by the customer,…

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Top 5 Ways To Gain More Repeat Business

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Don’t you just love it when one of your customers places a follow-up order? Or you get that call and the customer says they’d like a repeat of what they had from you before? The great feelings flow through you, because you realise that all your hard work was worth it, and you feel rewarded by repeat business that you…

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3 Top Qualities Of The Modern-Day Sales Professional

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I talk constantly about the modern-day buyer and how they have evolved from those of the past. However, the modern-day seller must evolve as well. Short and sweet, here are the three top qualities of the modern-day sales professional. Today’s Sales Professional is an Expert Today’s modern consumer is educated and has access to more information about you and what you…

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10 Ways To Prepare For Your First Cold Call

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Sometimes, even the words ‘cold call’ can send shivers down salespeople’s’ spines. The very thought of picking up the phone or writing an email to a prospect who has never heard of you or knows little about your products can be so daunting to a sales professional that they spend hours doing other things so that the inevitable rejection doesn’t…

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5 Ways To Sell To The Modern Day Buyer

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One of the biggest changes in sales over the years has nothing to do with selling itself. It has to do with the way that the buyer has changed their modus operandi. The process of sales is evolving as technology, globalisation and communication methods advance and progress. But the evolution of the buyer has been exponentially faster. So what do…

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5 Video Meeting Mistakes To Avoid At All Costs

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Are you using video meetings in your sales process? More and more companies are going down this route especially those that sell software, SAAS products and online services (such as online sales training). Sometimes it can save you a ton of time if you can jump on a video conference call with screen sharing capability and all that jazz! Do…

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The Best Way To Keep Ahead of the Competition

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According to Charles Darwins’ Origin of Species, “It is not the most intellectual of the species that survives; it is not the strongest that survives; but the species that survives is the one that is able best to adapt and adjust to the changing environment in which it finds itself”. This probably is one of the best bits of advice to…

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5 Ways To Kill Indecision In Your Prospect’s Mind

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It’s one of the biggest frustrations in a salesperson’s experience. You’ve done your research on the buyer and their company…you have uncovered all the possible objections the prospect has in mind…you’ve presented the solutions for their concerns…you’ve even discussed a reduction in price for increased orders. It’s obvious the prospect is going to say ‘yes’. Isn’t it? There’s no alternative….

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How To Uncover Your Prospects Needs & Wants With 1 Question

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We all know the benefits of using quality questions in uncovering the current position our prospects are in. The better the quality of the questions, the more information you will gain. Now, imagine if there was one simple question you could ask that would uncover a whole load of information. One question that, when answered, would help you build value…

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