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Selling Slumps, How to Pull Out Before You Crash and Burn – Tip 4

Selling Slumps, How to Pull Out Before You Crash and Burn – Tip 4

It matters very little whether you are a selling rookie or a seasoned professional, sooner or later, you will find yourself mired in a selling slump. There are a number of actions you can take to shorten the duration of the slump, lessen the financial impact, and reduce the emotional drain that a slump can…

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Decision Makers vs. Influencers

Decision Makers vs. Influencers

What salesperson has not been disappointed to hear he/she has lost a deal as the result of selling to the wrong person? Despite asking, many salespeople, without knowing it, find themselves pitching to someone other than the decision-maker. Because this can be a fatal error, let’s think about how to identify and get to the…

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Sales Process Productivity – 5 Best Practices and 20 Key Questions

Sales Process Productivity – 5 Best Practices and 20 Key Questions

While many businesses make efforts to improve production, distribution, and various administrative work processes, it is less common to find organizations that focus on applying the fundamentals of Continuous Improvement to the sales process. However, our research and experience indicate the selling process is more complex than many people realize. In addition, we have consistently…

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Get Past The Gatekeeper & Close More Sales

Get Past The Gatekeeper & Close More Sales

Cold calling is tough and not for the weak hearted. When you cold call you are often confronted with the “gatekeeper“. One of the gatekeeper’s jobs is to keep salespeople like you away from the decision maker. They are not willing to share information with you, or they may send you into an endless loop…

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Sales Tips – What is it about objections that make so many of us in sales so nervous?

Sales Tips – What is it about objections that make so many of us in sales so nervous?

When talking with prospective customers for your cleaning business, you’re bound to have objections. To minimize objections, it helps to know why people raise them in the first place. Here are some of the main reasons for objections:  > Your presentation was weak and didn’t fully answer their questions  > You didn’t establish trust or…

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