If you’re a sales manager or CEO, send this to the entire sales team and put them on notice - stop screwing around with your success; be the professional you’re paid to be.
Part 1 (of 4) covers 8 actions of great sales leadership and how to respond to disruption. Also, what a Leader Doesn’t Do.
Many so called “experts” claim that there are two types of salespeople – Hunters and Farmers. Employing hunter and farmer sales teams increases costs and often confuses buyers.
The only way to discover the truth is to communicate in a way that helps the other person feel comfortable telling you the truth. What you don’t want is for them to think you’re calling just to make the sale.
The basics, whilst important, are certainly no longer enough for the salesperson of the future to hang their hat on. The Connection Economy or the Imagination Era are fundamental.
Batman or High D’s are not intentionally unkind or rude. Their bark is often worse than his bite. If you respect them and meet their expectations, they will probably do business with you and become a life long client.
The History of Sales Methodologies – the sales profession is one of the oldest ones but where did it all start? Part 1 covers the 1900s -1950s.
Insight is the capacity to gain a deep understanding of something. How can the thinking of salespeople can change via the 4 C's (Content, Consult, Context & Construction) to become an ‘authentic authority’ in your field?
Rapport is the deepest level of relationship between two individuals that involves sharing common ground, and is established when harmony and accord have been reached between both parties.
Emotional intelligence is a skill that’s incredibly beneficial when it comes to sales and business – but its use goes far beyond closing a deal or getting a promotion. EI can help you in virtually any professional or personal activity. Emotional intelligence can be learned – and it really is the key to success!
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