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What are Metaphors and how to use them in Sales ?

Let us now "examine" what are metaphors, why should we "employ" them in Sales and how can we make them "pay" us. Is it easy to use metaphors in Sales ? If it was easy, why everyone is not using them ? What makes them so "attractive" and "image-provoking" ? Will the use of metaphors [...]

By |July 19th, 2016|Inspiration, Sales Motivation, Sales Process|0 Comments

It’s Transformation, which your prospects seek

Your Prospects are not seeking a Commodity but are seeking Transformation. The route to the transformation does not matter much as long as the Transformation is guaranteed in a specific time frame. Transformation means "a marked change in form, nature, or appearance." A metamorphosis, in essence, is what your prospects are seeking. For ex, from [...]

How to differentiate yourself from your competition ?

Businesses of all sizes have competition. The sales people have to face stiff competition day in and day out. They have to counter the competition to win deals and acquire clients. What are the various things that a Sales person can do or should do during the Sales Process to differentiate themselves from the competition [...]

You can close more sales, if

We all want to close more sales. Right ? Let us understand what it takes to close more deals. First and foremost, I am sure you have heard this: Don't rush the sales process. And don't delay it as well. The right speed is what will determine the outcome. The speed that matches your prospect [...]

By |June 15th, 2016|Closing techniques, Inspiration, Sales, Sales Process|0 Comments

How to develop a sense of urgency and achieve more in less time

Your prospects are not in a great hurry. At least not most of them. They seem to be quite happy with the Status Quo. But don't you know that enthusiasm is contagious. And if you pack energy and sense of urgency into your action, they are bound to match your speed and energy. So, let [...]

By |June 6th, 2016|Inspiration, Sales, Sales Motivation|2 Comments

How to make 100 Sales Calls in a short period

The idea is to spread the word, understand the market needs, identify the decision makers involved, get to know the competition, their pitch, what works for the competition and what doesn't etc. Idea is definitely not to sell anything. So, here are the steps to get you to make those first 100 sales calls without [...]

By |June 3rd, 2016|Prospecting, Sales, Sales Call|0 Comments

What can Sales people learn from “The Walk” and Philippe Petit

From Wikipedia: "The Walk is a 2015 American 3D biographical drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Christopher Browne and Zemeckis. It is based on the story of 24-year-old French high-wire artist Philippe Petit's walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on August 7, 1974."   What were the steps [...]

By |May 26th, 2016|Inspiration, Risk taking, Sales|0 Comments

Why I love consultative selling and you should too…..

What is Consultative Selling ? Customers’ needs or pain points forms the focal point of the sale. Your product or service does not. You ask open ended questions and listen. In the process, you learn what is the pain point or needs of the customer and you propose a solution to address that pain point. [...]

I was asked “What is a CRM” and this is what I answered…..

CRM is not anymore a buzzword. It is not just another acronym that an IT Professional builds skills on to grow in his / her career. CRM, as you are aware, stands for Customer Relationship Management. When someone says CRM, they refer to an application software used by Sales, Marketing and Customer Service departments of [...]

By |May 13th, 2016|CRM, CRM Evaluation, Sales, Sales Process|0 Comments

Things to remember during a follow-up call

Marketing department in an organization uses 4P [Product, Price, Promotion, Place] to plan and execute its marketing strategies. And its aim is to create a market for their company's products and services, if it is a new product or a service. If it is not a new product / service, then their aim is to [...]

By |May 11th, 2016|Closing techniques, Follow-up, Sales|0 Comments