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Many articles have been written about what great Salespeople do. In our discussions with our sales training partners in Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto we often approach it the other way by revealing what Great Salespeople don’t do. Here are the 10 Top Things that come to mind. Do you have any suggestions on additions? Comment below or share this article and you’ll be entered in a draw to win our online course – The Sales Skills Incubator valued at $199.
If you’re a Professional B2B Salesperson with a 2019 sales target that seems unreachable, don’t panic. As we start a new year, here’s the advice we’ve offered many of our sales training partners in Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton, and Calgary. Take your eye off the yearly total for a second and ask yourself this question. What confidence would you have in your company and Sales Manager if your targets were lower and easily attainable? While that might seem like a good idea, nobody wants to work for a company that is projecting lower sales. That means lower profitability and cost cutting, so be careful what you hope for. Here are 3 ways to break down the process of reaching your 2019 Sales Targets.
Our individualized sales training workshops in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto are a great opportunity for us to interact with Salespeople and learn how to best provide them with what they need to be successful. Our philosophy is that success starts with what happens between your temples. How you think and perceive your environment is the single largest influence on your ability to build a healthy sales funnel and meet your sales targets. At a recent Workshop, I brought up the “A” word – accountability – to see what I could learn from the Salespeople attending.
Salespeople need to respond to sales leads immediately. All our sales training participants in Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto would agree. Who wouldn’t? Yet, the response time to sales leads for many companies ranges from OK to downright horrible. While we all agree that this is an important component of a successful sales strategy, why does it take so long for many B2B and B2C Salespeople to engage with a lead? Here are the reasons why and what your company can do about it.
It’s always great to share new sales training techniques with our clients in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto. It’s even better when we learn something that we weren’t aware of previously. That’s what this post will focus on. It’s called the Power of 3 and it works! So much so, that we’ve incorporated this into the sales training programs of all our partners. Here how it works.
Are you a B2B or B2C Salesperson always looking to improve your time management abilities? One of our most popular sales training Workshops in Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto will give you insight into some useful techniques that help you become more efficient in planning your day. Better prioritization means delivering on timely commitments and handling more customers in your sales funnel. Here are 10 Sales Tips for Better Time Management.
Every one of our sales training clients in Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto have heard this from their buyers. Yet, it holds no geographic barriers. It’s one of the most frustrating objections you can hear as a Professional Salesperson. Your first thought is to reply “So, what is it you need to think about?” While some Salespeople might be tempted to be that direct, delivering it without the feeling of being pushy can be a challenge. Here are a few great ways to handle this objection.
The Professional Salespeople we provide sales training to in Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton and Calgary are always open to new ideas for having the best first call with a new potential client. It’s the start of a new relationship and we all want to make a positive first impression with someone that may have been very difficult to book. Show that you’ve done your research and do these three things before your call.
Success by design, not default. At the start of 2018, that’s the message we’re communicating to all of our sales training partners in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Victoria and Toronto. Your ability to reach your 2018 sales targets should be determined by careful thought, planning and structure. While we will gladly accept the fortune of a good economy, great product or just plain luck, smart Salespeople know they can’t reach targets that way. Whether you are in B2C or B2B sales, here’s how a Sales MBO will give you the ability to start your year with confidence.
Many of the people we offer sales training to in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria entertain the idea of becoming a Sales Manager at some point in their career. For those of you thinking of such a move, ask your Sales Manager what he or she wishes they would’ve known from the start of their management career. Chances are you’ll get a smile and a thoughtful look from your boss. Listen carefully. You’re about to learn some valuable lessons.
We have introduced the concept of a customized Sales Drive to many of our sales training partners in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria with great results. While commission is a definite motivator for Salespeople, a Sales Drive gets everyone excited and enthusiastic toward reaching a specific sales goal within a specified period of time. While Sales Drives have been around for years, customizing them is the difference between a very successful one and one that falls shy of expectations.
We constantly impress the benefits of the right account base for the Salespeople of our sales training partners in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria. While many Salespeople are eager to land big accounts with high annual investments, we have all had the experience of seeing some of these clients cancel, leaving massive amounts of attrition in their wake. Here’s how smart Salespeople structure their account base to ensure they’re in the best position at all times.
Our sales training focus in Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary always has a common denominator – B2B Salespeople want to know how to convince decision makers to pay a higher price for their quality product. In a world that seems bottom-line price oriented, it can be a challenge to answer the question “Why would I buy your product when your competitor is offering virtually the same thing for far less?” Here’s how to instill the value that’s required for the buyer to justify the extra investment to do business with you.
This is the biggest challenge currently experienced by our sales training partners in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto. Midsummer and B2B decision-making don’t tend to be synonymous with each other. After leaving many phone messages and sending emails, it’s easy to get frustrated and start to question your next step. No smart Salesperson wants to be a pest, yet we all know that persistence leads to sales success. How do you determine the fine line between the two? Use these five steps to get clients to return your messages, revive opportunities stuck in the sales cycle, and close sales in the summer:
While we expect Salespeople to drive sales, we encourage our sales training partners in Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton and Calgary to entice all staff to become sales-minded. This can be a great source of new business development by identifying the personal motivators of employee recognition and rewards. It encourages everyone to have a customer-focused attitude and look for opportunities to grow company sales as a team.
Do you remember your first sales call as a Professional Salesperson? We were discussing this with our sales training partners in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria recently. What was your most important goal in that meeting? As one Salesperson told me “I just wanted to get through it without throwing up!” Other than holding down breakfast, what did you want to accomplish with the decision maker?
Dealing with price objections is one of the biggest hurdles that our sales training partners in Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary deal with on a consistent basis. Salespeople representing high quality providers must be skilled in handling buyers who always want a deal. Fierce competition, online discounters and a troubled economy can make us nervous to say no. How should you handle this objection?
Great Salespeople consistently add new opportunities to their sales pipeline. Our sales training clients in Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton and Calgary are learning that closing pending business is even more important. Otherwise, Salespeople can easily have a sales funnel that is stuck with hundreds of thousands of dollars in pitched business. If this sounds like your situation, here are the four steps you need to follow.
Driving revenue is always the focus of our sales training clients in Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary. The commitment to reading is a leading attribute of all top performing Salespeople and Sales Managers. There is a direct connection between your commitment to self-education and the ability to be a great Salesperson. Here are two books that you need to add to your collection with my reviews of them.
Our sales training clients in Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary deal with this challenge on a regular basis – the “hurry-up and do your best with limited information” proposal. It usually comes from a new inquiry where someone has the task of gathering information on a tight timeline. He or she may know little in the way of specific client needs and unfortunately, has no decision-making ability. The turnaround time is tight and you’ve been told to submit your proposal quickly. What do you do?