My Best Closing Tactic

Getting people to laugh helped me close more deals than every other method combined. Steve and I were negotiating our first deal. He was pushing me to the wall for a big discount. First, I was unwilling to cut my price. Second; I didn’t need to, because he had already made the emotional commitment to buy, which was why he was pushing so hard. It got tense. You know the type of tense … [Read more...]

Timing is Everything – Sales Strategy

Whenever I needed money, my dad’s no took the form of there’s a time and place for everything sermon followed by now is not the time or place. I rarely got any money, which is one of the reasons I went into sales. My poor sense of timing transferred to the early part of my sales career. What I learned about timing at 21, I later taught our children. They learned to wait until I was comfortable. … [Read more...]