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Month: January 2008

Sales Lessons From A Mentor

Over the years I’ve been blessed to have worked with some great sales professionals. I looked at these older and more experienced sales pros as my personal mentors. They taught me a lot, and they really made a big difference in my ability to build my businesses. One such pro, Mike, taught me three critical lessons. I want to share those with you today. 1. If you’re not in front of a prospect or customer you are unemployed. The bottom line

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Are You Easy To Do Business With?

Recently I had a speech for a large home-builder. It was an annual meeting, and they wanted to send their management team off with a bang. I arrived at the Westin Hotel and was greeted warmly at the front door. The doorman escorted me to the room that I would be speaking in and made sure that all of my things arrived properly. Once in the meeting room, Mike, the hotel manager in charge of

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Three Questions You Must Answer To Make The Sale

Ultimately, if you are going to sell any product or service, there are three questions you must answer in your prospect’s mind. This is true whether you are selling face-to-face or running a display ad. No sale has ever been made without these questions being answered either directly or indirectly. The first question is: Why should I buy? This question is all about need. It is the sales professional’s responsibility to illustrate need to the

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Eliminate Objections and Increase Sales

You close your sales opportunities 100% of the time when you make a presentation, right? You don’t? Why not? It’s a simple question with a simple answer: objections! People don’t buy because they have objections. If, and only if you can overcome all of a potential customer’s objections can you then close the sale. I went to the baseball game last fall. My favorite team, the Cardinals, were playing the Padres. It was a sold

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