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...]

Stop Selling & Start Succeeding

When asked “What do you sell?” my answer is “I don’t sell, I develop relationships, many of which happen to turn into business.” … [Read more...]

The Nuclear Bomb of Sales Responses

No is a power word. No is inflexible. No is final. No is a relational nuclear bomb. No painted me into corners of embarrassing finality. Saying no without sticking to my guns always weakened my position and eroded my customer’s confidence in me. A blunt no hurt negotiations, killed deals, and damaged relationships. Adversity to buying is the common climate of the sales environment. How we deal … [Read more...]

The Last Thing They See – Lasting Impressions

The importance we place on first impressions overshadows our last impression. Most people dress and check their front and maybe a side view in the mirror. Because we don’t have eyes in the back of our head, we pay little attention that side of ourselves. But it’s the last thing people see when we leave. … [Read more...]

Marketing Creates Lousy Sales Presentations

Guest post By Mark Hunter Too many marketing departments are still living in the 1990s with how they feel salespeople should be making presentations. Marketing departments are notorious for making slick presentations that do nothing but extol the virtues of how wonderful their company is.  I call these “capabilities presentations.” Really they should be called “look at me – I think I’m … [Read more...]