Sales Articles

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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Benefits of prospecting to a salesperson

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 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

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3 ways to making effective sales presentations

Sales presentations are the road along which you move to sales closes. Effective sales presentations smoothen that road, accelerating your movement along it and therefore letting you close more, faster. So if you are wondering how you can improve your sales presentations, buckle up. There are many effective sales presentation methods and ideas. However, doing

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Lessons in prospecting from political campaigning

There are many lessons in prospecting from political campaigning, but I will confine myself to three. First though, prospecting is the never ending quest for qualified people to buy what you are selling. In the case of the politician, it’s seeking your vote. And for the politician, a classic case of prospecting in personal selling,

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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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