“The problem is the economy.” “The economy is bad; that’s why we can’t sell.” “Buyers aren’t biting because they have no money.” Hmm! Is the problem the economy or you? Are you doing the same things over and over again and expecting different results? If so, you may want to shift from such insanity and
Salespeople default to the path of least resistance. The easy path. It’s in their nature. Internalizing this sales psychology is critical to business owners and sales managers. Especially given that, in the quest to solve this challenge, the tendency is to throw money at it. “We will just increase the commissions,” you’ll hear it said.
Products don’t sell, sales people do. Services don’t sell, customer needs do. Products and services don’t sell; salespeople that address customer needs do. If a customer you’ve never hosted before calls your hotel asking to make and pay for a reservation, it’s not that they like your hotel; nor is it that they don’t have
“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
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.
Why sales’ reporting is important is because it benefits both the organization and the sales person. Unfortunately though, most sales reports are Oscar Award winning works of fiction. Further, it doesn’t help that most are not read. A tweep captured this when he tweeted thus: “…in my fledgling days in sales we had a sales
Prospecting is the most important step in selling. Yet many salespeople will complain when it is done for them. When you are handed a portfolio of existing customers to grow, celebrate. Yet, many sellers complain-especially if they are customer service agents. Celebrate because the most important part and difficult step in selling is done for
Successful salespeople don’t follow the rules. This is what makes them succeed. Paradoxically, following rules is what makes average sales people, well, remain average. Here are three attributes of becoming a successful salesperson, by breaking the rules. Focus on result not process Your sales rule book or standard operating procedure (SOP) likely outlines number of
Successful sales people can get away with murder. Average sales people can only wish they could kill the many ‘problems’ that afflict their selling. This is the difference between successful and average sales people. Average sales people are bogged down with average sales people problems.Successful sales people are bogged down with too many sales. Average
“Why would you want to interrupt a conversation that is to your advantage?” Success in selling is not just about what you say. Sometimes what you do shoots you in your foot. These three mannerisms work against the seller, possibly losing him the sale. Cell phone etiquette. Francis (RIP), salesperson par excellence, once told me