Archive for Category: Sales Success

Bye-bye 2023. Out with the old, in with the new. Here’s 3 ways how.

“Bye-bye 2023. Welcome 2024.” 2023 is gone. It’s never coming back. So, quit driving looking at the rear-view mirror of ‘should have’ and ‘could have.’ Look, instead, at the windscreen of “Can do” and “Will do”. Otherwise, forget the mishaps you had in 2023. In 2024 you’ll be rushing headlong into a crash. As you

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5 ways to successfully sell in difficult economic times

“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

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Get your salespeople off the path of least resistance

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.

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Products don’t sell. Sales people do. Are you?

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

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Three easy ways to increase sales

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.

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Why sales reporting is important to you

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

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Adapt to this most important step in selling

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

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How to become a successful salesperson

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

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Differences in successful and average sales people

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

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