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11THERE ARE NO MAGIC SALES BEANS
I get frustrated sometimes. More often than I’d like to admit. I found myself explaining the story of Jack and the Beanstalk to a salesperson last week, a very young salesperson, who didn’t get my reference when I said, “There are NO MAGIC BEANS.” It seems that Jack and the Beanstalk isn’t as popular with...
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11what matters to buyers
In the last post, we talked about how to make your sales presentations better – improving the focus of the content and delivery. This week, using more examples from our clients, we present a more specific context of your proposals – a mistake that’s made quite often when we listen to sales pitches which is...
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Last week, I had to have an unexpected surgery on my sinuses. At the doctor’s office one day and scheduling an urgent surgery for the following day! Wow – talk about a sudden disruption to your “status quo”. One of the first things I had to do was to create an account and login to...
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For years, to become better at Sales and Selling, sales people and business owners have focused on closing techniques or perfecting their pitch and offers. With the big flip in control of the sales process transferring to the buyer, in order to become better at selling now, we must study what factors influence how and...
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What is “Audience Development” and how do you know if you need to turn your focus and resources there? Audiences are people whom you’ve captivated or engaged for some span of time with some interesting thing, offer or thoughts. When you focus on providing value and being useful in your customers’ worlds, you are being...
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“Next Year” is just a few weeks away. Right about now, you’re decking the halls and putting on party pants to spend special time with friends and family but don’t throw away the rest of this year yet! Now is a great time to lay out your strategy so you can hit the ground running...
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Does this title feel ALL too familiar to you? I write this blog as I had an encounter with a business prospect last week. “Tom” had met me and heard me speak at a conference about “Meeting the Modern Consumer” and sent me an email to discuss what that really meant for his business. Tom...
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What’s your title? Are you the owner, the manager, the producer, the seller, the buyer, the coordinator? No matter if you’re the CEO or the CSR {Customer Service Representative}, a Solopreneur or Sales Rep at a Fortune 500 company, you are undoubtedly experiencing the rapid shift running through businesses like wildfire today that is called...
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Tackling thoughts about FAILURE today, but let’s start out this blog with the right mindset: Failure is an EVENT, not a person. –Zig Ziglar Click To Tweet Man, we hate failure. Don’t want to admit to it, don’t want to claim it, don’t want it any where near us. But why? Other than school grades,...
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Have you ever tried to buy something and “abandoned ship” or, cart, because the seller was just making things too difficult to complete the sale? Whether you’re selling something online or in person, there are several things you could be doing that are putting barriers up between you and closing a sale. We get really...
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