Category: Tactics – Getting to 2nd Base (Prospects)

When You’re Perceived as a Commodity

Many readers have emailed me about their products or services that are now being perceived as commodities. Baseline Selling has a very detailed section of the book devoted to commodities. I call the section Commodity Busters and those of you who find yourself in this situation should refer to that.

When the Answer Isn’t What you Expected

How often does this happen?  You ask your prospect a question, have a pretty good sense of what the answer should be, and their answer is not what you expected?  For most salespeople it happens a lot.  I have written a lot about questioning skills and listening skills but for this challenge, you’ll need listening skills and observation skills.