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Shut Up and Do Business With Me


Posted By on Aug 11, 2015

Shut up and do business with me…that doesn’t really work, does it? How do we get people to listen and dance with us? Adrian Miller lists four actions to ensure that you retain more clients and increase your prospecting success. By Adrian Miller Wouldn’t it be easier, and certainly faster, if all we had to do to get what we want was to say shut up and dance with me. That might work when you want to find your next dancing partner but as...

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Stop Writing Practice Proposals

Stop Writing Practice Proposals


Posted By on Mar 2, 2015

When the price shopping prospect asks the salesperson to “put something together,” non-assertive salespeople go along to get along and invest time on writing proposals they have no hope of winning. They avoid rocking the sales boat and avoid truth telling conversations. by Colleen Stanley What is a practice proposal? Practice proposals are those time consuming documents created for prospects that have no intention of doing business...

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Sales prospecting can be tedious, intimidating, and terribly discouraging.  Yet, it still has to be done.  Why not make a game out of it and get past the boredom? by Kendra Lee You’ve probably heard the saying that it takes 10 “no’s” to get one “yes,” but I think that number is outdated.In today’s market, it can take 40 voicemails to reach a live person and dozens of emails to yield a single response. For sales reps, that kind of...

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You can be the greatest salesperson in the world, however, if you call on prospects that don’t match your demographics or psychographics, you are going to be busy and broke.  by Colleen Stanley It’s the beginning of 2015. There are new sales quotas to achieve and opportunities to develop.   One of best ways to ensure you will hit your quota is to fish where the fish are biting. This is the time of year where sales professionals...

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Don’t Ignore These 5 Warning Signs

Don’t Ignore These 5 Warning Signs


Posted By on May 29, 2014

By Jill Konrath This article is an excerpt from my sales book, AGILE SELLING. To learn more habits of successful, agile sellers, order your copy today. Hope is rampant in sales. We need it to keep going – but we also need to avoid being fooled by false hope. The longer a deal stays in your sales pipeline, the less likely you are to ever close it, even if your prospect claims that he or she desperately needs your offering. ...

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