Tag Archives: sales skills

Sales is Sales is Sales is Sales is Sales

Sales. It is not marketing. It is not branding. It is not social media. Sales is what happens when you do those things effectively but in all honesty you can sell even if you do none of the above. Is it more difficult? Most definitely? Is it possible? Once again, most definitely. The best strategy […]

Will You Love Me in the Morning

We’ve all had those sales presentations where everything went right. You captivated the audience with your words, and they nodded in agreement. You left the room feeling like a rock star, confident that you’d soon have a sale. Then, the romance quickly ended when you tried to close the deal. They fell off your grid, […]

Want to Improve Your Sales Results?

Wanna improve your sales results? Sure you do. Then please tell prospects how your product or service will improve their business or personal life. Selling “features” has always been a slippery slope, not just in these Pandemic times, but since anyone began selling anything. So, do this. Use transition statements to show your prospects just […]

Why Selling Isn’t Different During Covid19

Selling now, selling then and really, it’s not all that different. The pandemic is different. It sucks. No more wasted space on that. But selling. Didn’t we always: Create solutions that could help our clients derive value, benefits and improvements. Provide creative ways to execute solutions in such a way that our clients could “afford” […]

Let’s Hear It For Routines

Let’s hear it for routines. I tend to get up each morning at the same time as I did pre-Q, read the paper, have my first cup of coffee, down that lemon water, shower and and get dressed. It’s all pretty quick and I do it early. Then I get down to business. Here’s my […]

3 “No BS”​ Ways to Increase Business Right Now

Is your business doing well? Regardless if you feel that you or thriving, or merely, surviving, here are three tips to help you build the business right now: 1)   Be flexible, creative and make an offer that people WANT. Don’t be rigid and stick to what you’ve always done before; old tricks just might not work. Do […]

A Case of TMI (Too Much Information)

Cyber-introductions can be a time-efficient and effective way to bring two people together and start the networking ball rolling. When you are on the receiving end of a cyber introduction follow these simple guidelines: Don’t ignore it. Sounds crazy but there are folks that are on the receiving end of an introduction and do not […]

Consultation or Sales Call? You Be The Judge.

For any salesperson, the objective of a sales call is to uncover a prospect’s needs, present a solution, and offer products or services if there is potential synchronicity. Many salespeople, however, disguise their request for a sales call, referring to it as a “consultation” instead, as if there is something seedy about meeting with a […]

It’s Not JUST Anything

I’m going to be just a little late I just want to pick your brain I’m just following up on an email I sent to you. Just. Frankly, the word makes me uncomfortable mostly because of what it is intended to do namely “minimize” the impact of the question or statement to which it is […]

I’m Sorry But I Have to Start Over

I didn’t watch much of the Grammy’s last Sunday but what I saw absolutely amazed me. And made me smile. It also had me wondering if I could ever pull off something like this. In case you don’t know what “this” is and to what I refer let me summarize. Adele was doing a tribute […]

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