Day: January 28, 2015

Overcoming the Think it Over

This week I received a voice mail message from a professional sales trainer (at another firm). He wanted me to know that he used my technique for handling a think it over on his four most recent opportunities and it had worked on 3 out of the four. Before we get to the technique or lessons you should know this. It’s never the technique that actually overcomes a think it over, rather, it’s the technique that provides you with a crutch to hang in long enough so that you can learn why your prospect hasn’t made a decision yet. Once you know why, you can ask questions, eliminate obstacles, fears, and misunderstandings, and close again.

Success with Big Opportunities

When an opportunity has an extra zero or two at the end, what do you do differently to earn the business? Are you more polite, respectful cautious, aggressive, intimidated, or observant? Do you ask more questions, better questions, fewer questions? Do you spend your time answering questions, talking about your value proposition, company and expertise?

Sense of Opportunity

You probably know Jeffrey Gitomer, author of the Little Red Book of Selling and a syndicated columnist in many business journals. In this week’s column, Gitomer presented five internal senses required for having a sense of selling. The great part of writing my own weekly column is that I can disagree with what he writes!

Self Coaching for Success

I get many calls and emails asking for help – and that’s good! One of the things I’ve observed over the years is that most salespeople, when they’re struggling some, don’t know why they’re struggling. I thought that today I would share my simple formula for helping salespeople discover where in their selling process the problem is hiding.