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If I Wanted To Sell For A Living, I Would Of Majored In It In College
By a show of hands, how many of you grew up as a kid saying to yourself, "I can't wait to grow up until I become a salesperson"?Why do people go into sales? Here are some reasons people have given to me and sales managers when they apply for a sales position:? I don't know what else to do in life, so I might as well sell.? I'm tired of my present job of (you fill in the blank), so I guess I'll go into sales; anybody can do it.
Selling Abilities - Part 1
Selling "-abilities": Reliability (Part 1 of 4) Most salespeople love to talk about their "-abilities": Reliability, Upgradeability, Compatibility and Expandability. Salespeople feel stronger and more confident when they can use their 'abilities' to convince the customer to make a buying decision.
How To Profit From Initial Consultations
"I'd love to work with you, but?"How many times have you heard these words? As a professional service provider looking to grow your business, isn't it sometimes frustrating to hold an initial session with someone who you'd love to work with but the potential client has a whole list of reasons why s/he would love to work with you, but??As in, "I'd love to, but..
Three Ways to Get More Referrals
When you are in the business of sales, among the many key ingredients to your success is receiving referrals from as many sources as possible.Wouldn't it be nice if every morning you walked into your office and had a referral sitting there waiting for you on your desk?Unfortunately it doesn't work that way, but here are few suggestions that should help steer some referrals your way.
The History of Sales: Dale Carnegie is Still with Us
I've recently been hearing sales companies talk about how they are 'helping their buyers buy' with a system that is the 'next thing' after Consultative Selling. After becoming familiar with their concepts and methods, I've come to believe they are correct: they are definitely on to the next iteration.
Leads, Prospects, and the Huge Gap Between
The leads marketing delivers to the sales team never seem good enough. Either the leads are "bad" and are wastes of a salesperson's time, or there are just not enough "good" ones.
7 Pitfalls of Using Email to Sell
* Are you sending e-mails to prospects instead of calling them?* Is e-mail your selling medium of choice because it lets you avoid the rejection that you dread when you make real cold calls?* Do you wait and wait for return e-mails from prospects that will give you the green light to move the sales process forward?Sad but true, these days most people who sell for a living spend 80% of their time trying to communicate with prospects via e-mail instead of actually picking up the phone and speaking with them. Are you one of those people? If so, you aren't alone.
How to Reach Purchasing Agents of Big Corporations
Now business owners and sales professionals can develop a Faster and Easier method of selling to big corporations, Hospitals and Universities, Government Agencies (State, County levels), and other medium enterprises..
Packaging Maketh the Person
The multi million pound cosmetics industry is acutely aware of the value of packaging. You'll know this if you've ever bought anything from those glamorous ladies whose counters are always just inside the front door of Department stores.
10 Mistakes That Reduce Profitability
In my professional experience as a sales and marketing coach/consultant, I've had the opportunity to work with a number of small business owners on various issues related to sales and marketing. The owners who are struggling to keep their businesses afloat tend to engage in some, or all, of the following mistakes that reduce profitability.
Increasing Short and Long Term Profits
"I was at your site for all of two minutes before I bought one of your manuals. I'm impressed!" I love to get emails like this one sent by Vicki from Tucson, Arizona.
Going Global: Communication Across Mental Boundaries
A completed communication consists of a sender and a receiver. If there is just a sender - like in a pitch, or a lecture, or a commercial, or advertisement, or even a newsletter - it's not a communication, but an assertion, or a monologue, or an opinion.
In Sales Service Means Business
Some businesses flourish while others slowly fade away. There's usually a good reason.
Save Your Breath: How To Sell In Trade Shows Without Pitching
You stand there, in front of your great presentation material, wearing just the right suit or logo shirt, handing out some gimmick with your company name on it, wearing just the right smile or look of professionalism. You might even have a fishbowl at the table - or some type of contest material - to collect business cards of passers by for later use in your sales process.
Impotent Questions - How Much Are They Costing You?
Last issue we talked about what motivates people to buy something. A person or a business is motivated to buy when they perceive that a change needs to occur to fix or avoid a problem, or to enable a greater vision for their future.
Create A Killer Product by Writing Your Sales Letter First!
You may not realize this, but when if you are in the early planning stages of developing a product, the best thing you can do is STOP and write the sales letter first! "But wait a minute (you might be thinking)..
An attractive woman has a decided advantage as sales representative over her male counterpart. This "selling edge" is primarily due to the existence of the "glass ceiling" found in most business organizations today.
9 Ways to Keep Clients Coming Back For More
A lot of effort is put into getting new clients. We all know our client base will change.
How to Sell High Tech Solutions
Many companies are looking to improve upon the speed, security, and accessibility of business technologies, especially satellite and broadband connections to the internet. While customers are becoming more savvy, many don't speak 'tech-ese,' and they still are baffled by terms such as routers, IPSEC, T-1s, WIFI, and broadband.
Connecting with Customers
I just got off the phone with a friend of mine. Business is up he said, but he didn't know why.
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