Archive for Category: Pitching/Presenting

The face-to-face sales meeting still trumps. Use it

Insist on face-to-face sales meeting. At the meeting, dialogue, listen, take notes. Get to the nub of the issue. Then consensually agree on way forward. After all, even in a pandemic, we are still social creatures. This piece of advice should be Holy Grail for two sellers. The business to business (B2B) one for whom

Read More

Adapt your Zoom presentation to virtual audience

Listening and reading are wildly different forms of consuming content. So are physical and virtual audiences. Therefore, presentation to virtual audience must be adapted accordingly You’ve just sat down to watch the 7’oclock news on NTV. The newscaster comes on. He is holding that day’s Daily Nation. Your face spells, “Huh?” Then you smile. It

Read More

Sales lessons from online sellers in time of COVID-19

Lessons from online sellers in time of COVID-19. Respect the importance of prospecting. The activities that lead to a sale offline are different from that online. Once upon a time there were two ‘stall sellers’. One had a shop right at the entrance of the building that housed them, and the other’s shop was at

Read More

Handle ‘historical injustices’ by owning them

Caused by you or another seller, deliberately or not, it doesn’t matter. Handle historical injustices by owning them Historical injustice is a past moral wrong committed by previously living people that has a lasting impact on the well-being of currently living people. Kenyans are more familiar with the term in relation to land issues. I

Read More

Could your pride be coming before your sales falls?

Contrary to popular belief, these pride-less acts earn the seller the buyer’s respect, not disdain. Would you caught at a prisons courtyard making a sale? As a man, would you pitch to a lady in the ladies washroom? If you are frowning upon the thought of either, possibly pride is impeding your selling potential. How

Read More

Four reasons why you sell for yourself

There is something magical about a buyer seller connection that accelerates the sale. Dear Seller, You are not making that sale for your employer; you are making it for yourself. The employer is secondary. Rid yourself of the mentality that the sale is the employer’s problem.  It limits your performance; it  gets you going in

Read More