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Five Keys to Make Your Cold Calls Sizzle
Do you clam up on the telephone? An advertising rep called the other day to sell some ad space in a local news magazine. After I said, "Hello," there was nothing but monotone dialog until I interrupted him a minute later.
Stop Screwing Up Your Sales Letter
How to Blow Rapport Really Fast
Do you have 5, 10, or 20 years of sales experience? Or do you have 1 year of sales experience 5, 10, or 20 times? Many salespeople never advance beyond ancient outdated sales lines like "If I do this for you, will you give me the order?" Or "What do I have to do to get your business?" Lines like these are why salespeople have a reputation near lawyers in our society. Everyone learns lines like these in sales at some time or another.
When I ask salespeople to define what a gatekeeper is, I generally hear: "Someone who keeps out people who will waste the boss's time."But gates are two-sided - they open as well as close: a gatekeeper's job is actually to make sure the boss gets to spend his/her time efficiently.
Selling To Women - Selling To Men - It Isnt the Same
Selling To Women - Selling To Men - It Isn't the SameNow let's not fall into the old style car salesman's trap of believing that men are interested in what goes on under the bonnet and women are only interested in what colours you can get and whether it has a vanity mirror.Believe me, and I speak as an ex mechanical engineer, I couldn't give a toot what goes on under the bonnet.
Dress as Though You Mean Business
Could casual Friday be undermining your leadership ability?One of the cool things about working in a home office is that you can do business in torn jeans and a T-shirt because no one sees you but the dog. And Sparky believes in you no matter what you wear.
6 Creative Questions To Move From HOW Are You To WHO Are You
Imagine you just met someone new. The formalities of names, jobs and the like have been exchanged and you seem to be getting along famously.
10 Incredible Ways To Sell Your Products Now
1. Make your reader visualize they have already bought your product in your ad.
Great Telephone Skills
Having good telephone skills is crucial as the call may be the catalyst for a prospective sale or provide vital counseling for a member of public. However, since both parties may not see each other face-to-face, a telephone conversation may not lead to favourable results; on the flip side, it may lead to unintended misunderstanding.
Business Lessons Learned At The Mall
Normally in this column I dispense highly-intelligent small business advice in response to thought-provoking questions submitted by future and fellow entrepreneurs. This week, however, I have a couple of questions for myself, one of which makes me wonder how truly intelligent I really am.
101 Ways to Improve Your Direct Mail Response
1. Mail to your customers more often.
The Answers (1 - 5) Are Here !!! - Challenge Yourself - Evaluate Your Selling Skills
"THE ANSWERS (1 - 5) ARE HERE!!!"Question 1) List the top five most important steps in the selling process?Answer: 1. Rapport.
Improve Your Sales Closing Ratio
Occasionally EGOPOWER readers send me questions or topic suggestions that I feel would be of interest to you. In this issue I give some tips to improve your sales closing ratio in response to a question Rob Smith wrote me from the UK: "I sell IT equipment to schools in the UK over the phone.
Cold Calling Reluctance
Most salespeople I know consider cold calling a dreadful, but essential activity in our profession. Even those who are good at it rarely like it.
Long Sales Letters vs. Short Sales Letters
Everywhere I turn, I'm being asked to weigh in on the issue of whether copy should be long or short in a sales letter. I receive countless newsletters on copywriting and marketing, and they are all still debating the issue.
9 Packaging Problems That Lose Sales
You have a great product, but it's not flying off the shelf. Is one of these packaging problems turning sales away?1) You don't understand your market.
How To Seal The Deal In Seven Seconds
Can you close a sale in just seven seconds? If you make a great first impression, you can do it even faster. Seven seconds is the average length of time you have to make a first impression.
The Problem With Technology At The Point Of Sale In Financial Services
BackgroundThere's a conundrum that currently exists between the customer and the seller in financial services. The customer buys and the seller sells.
Selling Your Business - Step by Step Process
So it's finally come time to sell the business. After investing years of your time and uncounted thousands of dollars, it has become successful, providing for your needs and wants, and it's time to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Define Your Best Customer
To be more effective at developing relationships, one should always take time to describe their best customer. This is the customer that gives you the biggest bang for your buck.
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