Have you ever been sold to the exact same product, by the exact same sales person, at the exact same spot, only a decade later? And were you impressed at their level of professional and personal growth or dismayed at the depths to which they had sunk? The former is an object of admiration; the
“I don’t compete on the same level as others,” a participant in my sales training session proudly explained. “I ask the client what he wants, I give it to him, and in the process he naturally opens the account, which is what I wanted him to do in the first place.” If you were wondering
Finally! In 5 days Kenya decides who their next leader is. In a few days the campaigning will be over. The trail will grow cold. So, before it does, and in keeping with the mood of the nation, here are three lessons in selling from the Kenyan campaign trail. Always ask for the close Whether
Define the product before you price it. It may take time as the process tends to be exploratory, but it’s time worth spent. Trust me; you can thank me later. For now let’s see why this is important. Especially in B2B service selling. Customers don’t know what they want Typically, whether selling online payment platforms,
The objective of the initial contact is not to sell. That may come as a shock to many sales people. The purpose of the initial call on the prospect could be one of three things: get a contact, get an appointment or fact-find. Note it is just ONE. Now let is look at each of
Change the customer’s mood, if it’s not receptive. If the customer is not in the right frame of mind for the meeting, switch gears and address this. Insisting on progressing with the pitch will likely backfire. If his mood won’t change, his mind won’t either. So change the customer’s mood and watch his mind follow.
What are some unique and easy ways to increase sales, if you are a salesperson, you wonder? Well read on and when done create an action plan to increase sales. I’ll explain how to increase sales of services or products with practical examples. First, though, increasing sales can happen in two ways: volume and value.
The benefits of prospecting to a salesperson. Wow! I never imagined having to write about this, thinking it was obvious, but alas! here we are. I’ve come to realize it is not obvious to many sellers. Four happenings last week informed this revelation. I was reminded by a reader that there are always new salespeople
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Focus on customer needs and wants to close faster. Focus on why he wants a hole in the wall, not the drill he says he needs. This is what customer-focused selling is. In addition to this one, customer-focused selling is yet another trick to closing the sale faster. Taking a selling approach that focuses on
How do I get more sales appointments? Well, here are 4 ways how to get more sales appointments. But first, the importance of a sales appointment cannot be gainsaid. Whether in B2B or B2C sales, ultimately a sale is made when two or more people meet. Irrespective of the number, one of them is the