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Not Every No is a Hard No | Not Knowing the Difference Costs You Sales Orders

Not Every No is a Hard No | Not Knowing the Difference Costs You Sales Orders

Sales rejection is a killer. And I know. But what dawned on my last week is that lots of sales people suffer from it and that many more of them are carriers. In fact, some sales teams are just a steaming hot bed of sales rejection germs… Sales Rejection | Are You Infected or a…

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3 B2B Sales Questions No-One Uses Any More

3 B2B Sales Questions No-One Uses Any More

3 B2B Sales Questions No-One Uses Any More So, you’re a progressive sales person, you understand the concept of asking great B2B sales questions and then listening. And, it works, you’re doing ok. Great. But, do you ever wonder why some sales questions are more powerful than others? How some sales questions push the sales…

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When Is A Sales Person Not Really A Sales Person?

When Is A Sales Person Not Really A Sales Person?

Sales fails trip you up when you least need it, they derail even the best of sales people, and they cost you deals, orders, target smashing months and bonus! That’s the bad news. The good news is – almost all of your sales fails, prospect objections, buyer barriers, whatever you call them, they are all…

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Cold Calling Techniques – So Your Buyers Love You

Cold Calling Techniques – So Your Buyers Love You

Cold Calling Techniques? Really, but I get most of my business from inbound leads, so then why do I need to do cold calling? And that’s a fair question. But at some point you’ll need to move that nurtured lead out of the social media play ground, so you can move it on to your…

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Anyone Seen My Buyer?

Anyone Seen My Buyer?

Chasing sales quotes, that all important following up the sales quote, now let me ask you this: how much of your very valuable time do you waste chasing sales quotes?  How much does it wind you up that you even have to chase sales prospects to place the order once you’ve done all the hard…

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Why Sales BANT is Not Enough

Why Sales BANT is Not Enough

What is Sales BANT? BANT is covered in almost every article on how to close good quality sales, appointments, demonstrations, meetings. For those that haven’t come across it before here’s the basic premise – the person you’re engaging in the sales process needs to be qualified against the following profile Budget – are they the…

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Engaging the Perfect Prospect is the First Stage in Making a Profitable and Fast Sale

Engaging the Perfect Prospect is the First Stage in Making a Profitable and Fast Sale

Engaging the perfect prospect right at the beginning of the sales process is one of the most fundamentally overlooked elements of a successful sales process which concludes in an order. I see too many new business development efforts, lead generation research and sales forecasts fall part because of poor initial sales qualification. This means 4 key things:…

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High Quality Sales Appointments | Fill Your Sales Diary with High Quality, Qualified Prospects

High Quality Sales Appointments | Fill Your Sales Diary with High Quality, Qualified Prospects

Sales Appointment Setting  Sales appointment setting is where the magic starts – lots of high quality  and well qualified sales appointments means there is a steady stream of sales opportunities to convert into orders and invoices. A full diary means plenty of opportunities, and is a key leading factor in predicting sales success. A half…

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Why Your Buyer Turns Cold When You Start Selling…and what you can do about it.

Why Your Buyer Turns Cold When You Start Selling…and what you can do about it.

Business Development – Fly or Die? There is no getting away from it, unless you are in a very specialist market, new business development and new business is the life blood of any business. No matter how good your business is, if you’re relying on simply servicing existing customers then by definition your business may…

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We Want Fully Qualified Sales Data!

We Want Fully Qualified Sales Data!

We Want Fully Qualified Sales Data! ‘If I’d had fully qualified sales data I’d have hit my sales target!!’ Well if this isn’t the battle cry of every sales team I’ve ever worked with then I don’t know what is. It’s sales review time, whether that’s weekly, monthly or perhaps even daily in some instances and you,…

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