Sales

21
Mar

The 10 Books I Recommend the Most

I am a sales trainer. I’ve invested the last two decades of my life helping salespeople and sales leaders become more successful working with companies from $2 million to $2 billion in sales. One of the privileges, from which I derive great joy, is recommending good books. Below are the 10 books that I recommend the most to people. I’ve

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14
Mar

10 Things You Can Do to Become a Better Salesperson Right Now

We all want to improve as sales professionals and skill development is a lifelong process. Here are ten things you can do right now to become a better salesperson and improve your sales performance. 1. Remove demotivating factors from your life Whether it’s toxic people, the 24-hour news cycle, demoralizing Facebook/Twitter posts, or TV addictions, you need to limit anyone

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8
Mar

5 Behaviors of Stellar Salespeople You Should Replicate Now

We desire to be stellar salespeople. But what are the common characteristics of superstars? Some traits deal with internal factors such as personality style and thinking patterns. Other traits deal with things that can be replicated such as behaviors and activities. Here are five common habits that top performing salespeople do on a consistent basis. 1. They do things this year

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1
Feb

4 Simple Steps for Upselling Your Customers

What is your strategy for leveraging more sales with your existing customers? Apart from simply asking for more business, the goal is to develop or reinforce your relationship with key contacts in the account. From that you gain the intelligence you need to maximize sales with your customers. Here is a four-step strategy to intelligently upselling to your customers: 1. Select

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13
Jan

Why Bad Salespeople Get Hired

A friend told me over lunch about a sales rep he hired the previous year. He sold seven times the industry average of $1million at his previous company. At $7million in sales, he was a superstar. My friend (the CEO) and one of his Sales Managers snatched this sales rep up with great expectation. After several months of ramp up they

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13
Sep

16 Questions You Need to Ask Your Customers Right Now

Ask your customers about their business and where it’s going. Focus on collecting information relevant to what, why and how customers buy from you. In addition, you also need to share this with the marketing department. (If you don’t have one, then you are the marketing department.) I’ve divided up 16 questions into two categories – questions to learn more

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10
Jul

15 Proven Sales Tips to Boost Your Sales Right Now

Use these time tested sales tips to improve your performance right now. I’m a collector. I collect everything from vintage Coca-Cola machines to really good sales questions. In this article, I’m sharing some of my favorite sales tips that I’ve collected from many great salespeople who’ve allowed me the privilege of observing them and asking questions. I hope you find

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9
Jul

6 Questions To Help You Sell Like a Champion

Drive more sales with these consultative selling questions that draw out the buyers needs, desires and wishes. Asking good questions gets you the buyer’s story. Poorly worded ones invoke silence and puts undo pressure on yourself. Getting the buyer to talk is critical. Getting them to share relevant information is even more important. Like a journalist, your job is to get

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30
Jun

7 Proven Ways to Differentiate Yourself from Your Competitors

Overcome sales resistance and differentiate yourself using any one of these seven forms of validation. How do you differentiate yourself from your competition? Demonstrate your credibility. Chances are good that many prospects have decided whether they buy from you very early in the sales process. So, how do you overcome an inherent lack of trust? How do you separate yourself

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28
Jun

Build a Sales Empire by Conquering Your Contact Lists

Arrange your contact lists into these five (5) categories for a highly effective way to create greater sales opportunities. The lifeblood of your sales career resides in the quality and quantity of your lists. Everyone in your pipeline is not the same, so don’t treat them the same. You have a different relationship with each one and it’s constantly changing.

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