Category : Business

Business Sales Tips

Start selling already… your customers need you!

Your job begins now. Start selling!

Start selling already!

In our most recent podcast episode, Jon and I are very clear with the Seven Minute Sales Minute listeners that sales professionals truly don’t start selling until we hit the first objection.  Prior to the first speed bump, we are merely having a conversation, performing a demo, or being an order taker.  It’s not until we have to overcome objections that we begin to earn our keep.

If you turtle and punt to setting a follow-up appointment at the first sign of adversity, you need to rethink your approach.  Not only is friction in the sales process a good think, it’s abundantly necessary.

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Business Sales Tips

Make them feel great…

feel

Make them feel great

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou

I have shared many bits of advice and useful quotes over the years, but there are few that are as poignant as this one.  In the sales profession,  we are constantly making little impressions.  Yes, first impressions are of utmost importance, but second, third, fourth, and even fifth impressions are equally important. 

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Business Sales Tips

Borrow what works. Make it your own.

Borrow What Works

Borrow what works.

“Good artists borrow, great artists steal.”

The quote was originally attributed to Pablo Picasso, but Steve Jobs made it famous most recently.  He wore it like a badge of honor.

Borrow

Humans have been around for a long time. 

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