Are Your Prospecting Results Disappointing?

Are you struggling with prospecting? My last post, “Stop Selling and Start Succeeding” was about relationship selling for sustainable, profitable sales results. Building quality relationships is a step-by-step process. The first step is prospecting, and getting it right is critical. … [Read more...]

The Last Vendor Standing – A Heavyweight Sales Event

Five heavyweight vendors publically vying for the same customer is a rare, riveting event. Selling is a courtship of suitors with competitive sportsmanship that includes incidental contact and ends with only one vendor standing. Last weekend, someone researching marketing automation solutions for their marketing department served up round one. … [Read more...]

Are You Selling Like Publishers Clearing House?

The first time a “You won a $1,000,000” showed up in my mailbox, my sales and marketing mind was piqued. Opening this treasure revealed I had not won anything yet and might only win a car or digital clock with a shortwave radio that doesn’t work. The pitch unfolded to a litany of stuff I did not want, yet subliminally suggested a purchase would help me win. Sales people spend tremendous effort … [Read more...]

Enthusiasm is the lever that moves a sale

Archimedes said, “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world." Enthusiasm is the lever that moves a sale. … [Read more...]