Sales Tips

6 Steps That Help Your Prospect Know They’ve Made The Right Decision

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We’re often taught as salespeople that we have the best solution for prospect’s businesses and that we should be able to sell to everyone. If they don’t buy, then our sales managers think you haven’t tried enough or you made some errors along the way. While these ideas may be correct in some circumstances, we can only get so far…

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7 Biggest Mistakes Salespeople Make

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If you had the chance to listen in to the salespeople who made the least sales, and learn from them what NOT to do, would you take it? You bet your Granddad’s last Werther’s Original you would! Well, on some of our sales courses, we’ve been gathering information that sums up what the worst salespeople out there actually do, and…

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5 Ways To Kill The Sale Before It’s Even Started

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It’s often said that the best salespeople don’t have to sell; they make it easy for the prospect to make the decision to buy. Even so, companies still need salespeople to actively go out there and show the results that their customers will achieve with their products and services. It’s still possible, though, that some sales are lost either before…

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33 Sales Tips & Techniques

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Here are 33 tips and techniques that I believe will help every salesperson to improve their overall sales figures and create more motivation and drive. Take a look and let me know what your favourites are, and what other tips you would share with others. 1) Focus on what you can control, not on what you can’t. That focus will…

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19 Sales Tips For Closing The Sale

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Many salespeople fear the ‘close’ of the sale, as they think it might be putting too much pressure on the decision-maker. Use these 19 tips to reduce this fear and build confidence when you get to this strategic part of the sales cycle. 1) Get rid of sales objections before they come up. By anticipating and dealing with objections early…

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How To Avoid “I’m Just Looking”

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If you work in the retail industry then this tip is just for you! No doubt, if you have worked on the shop floor, hearing those three dreaded words “I’m Just Looking” have annoyed you, aggravated you and made you quite angry at times. Well, many customers will say this as a stimulus response to get you off their back…

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10 Steps Sales People Must Take If Everything Seems Like It’s Going Wrong

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It’s easy to be content and consistent when things are going great. You’re on a roll, nothing seems to be too much trouble and success is around every turn. Oh, if things could always work out how we want them to. But because of imperfect procedures, human error or simply bad luck, we often find things going wrong and having…

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4 Quick Tips On Increasing Your Longevity In Sales

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The average life expectancy of a multinational organisation is approximately 40-50 years. So says Arie De Geus in his book ‘The Living Company’ (Boston, Harvard Business Press). He based this premise on a survey of corporate births and deaths, and it shows the massive changes that business and organisations go through during their relatively short life-times. In fact, he also…

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“I’ve Been Selling This Product For Years” – So What?

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Albert Einstein once said that ‘Imagination is greater than Knowledge’. I’ve always admired this thought, because often I’ve come across people who think that, just because they’ve been selling for many years and they have more product knowledge than their team mates and most of their prospects, then that’s all they need to be successful. It set me thinking about…

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How Sales People Get Beyond First Base…

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Many sales people ask us for that ‘one thing’, the idea that will solve all their problems and enable them to hit their goals every time. The ‘magic pill’ if you like, that will make them their sales managers’ dream machine. Sorry, but there isn’t just one thing that will make you successful. But if there is one bit of…

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