It’s December. So close. Just close. Steer clear of lame excuses, false promises and tall tales; there’s no time for them. December is only a full selling month on paper; in practice, it’s at best three weeks, before the hapless Kenyan loses it to Christmas cheer. And as it is, one week is already gone.
Salespeople should bring a sales call to a close with authority. So show authority to close a sales call effectively. We don’t think about it, but the reason why we assent to a doctor’s prognosis and diagnosis is because we believe him to have authority to do both. So much so that even quacks get
Continually get leads and invest time in converting them. This significantly lowers your prospecting burden, increasing your closing ratio. To begin with, when you are given a lead, wring it dry before throwing in the towel. Most sellers give up at first blush, much to the dismay of the lead giver. Here are three reasons
Sellers find processes boring and unnecessary, to their detriment. Yet, as a buyer, do you really want to understand the buying process before you buy? Confused? Read on To begin with, selling is results oriented; buying is process oriented. So? Not understanding this difference may ruin relationships and delay completing the sale (closing). Here are
Say just enough to close the sale. If the decision makers are ready to make a commitment, let them commit! Get out of their way. Make this your sales new year resolution. You can thank me later. When a girl says, “Would you like to kiss me?” it’s not a question. It’s an invitation for
“It’s the little things that citizens do that make a difference. Planting is my little thing.” The late Professor Wangari Maathai New year, new things. What’s your new thing this year? You see, 2020 promises to be the precisely what you want it to be. So what do you want it to be? What new
Very few girls will say, “Kiss me now”, making it necessary for the boy to instigate the kiss. Closing is a verb, not a noun; an action, not a thing. It’s a process, not a result. This revelation should dampen the fear closing is associated with, emboldening the seller to instigate it instead. Instigate closing
December is not the time to say, “Is a meeting next week on Thursday at 10am a good time to meet, or is Friday same time better? I’d like to present our product?” If the latter is your lingo, you have 2019 to amend that. December not only closes the year but ‘hanging’ sales too.
Usually, this requires that you understand his circumstance because it is the lens through which he is looking at the problem. Think for the buyer to accelerate the sale. Leave nothing for his imagination Spell out how you see the sale going through from his point of view. And do this without disrupting his circumstances,