When you make a call to a customer – they see your name on the caller ID – do you think they’re inclined to roll their eyes and say “ugh, what does he want,” or would they say, “oh, let me see what’s on his mind!” That’s the difference between a sales rep who brings real value to every call and one who’s viewed as an annoying interruption. Andy Paul is a well-known author, speaker & coach and hosts a daily podcast called Accelerate, and he joins host Dan Walker with some great ideas on how to bring value to your clients every time in this 10-minute podcast
No one says you can’t have a little fun and some much deserved R & R this time of year. But the smart sales pro knows how important it is to stay in front of their effort to hit & exceed plan. Thank goodness for the excellent advice we have waiting for us to keep things in high gear over the summer months from very busy corporate sales & marketing consultant, author and president of New York’s Global Learning Link, Susan Onaitis. Susan joins host Dan Walker with the 8 great tips in this 10-minute podcast.
Referrals – the mother’s milk of sales growth in many reps’ eyes, and in many cases it is. But lots of time has been spent by many reps following up on referrals and coming up dry. Why? Because unless all the stars line up just right, your referral is likely not much more than someone’s name & phone number, and they don’t need what you’ve got. Might be time for a fresh approach. How about PREferrals? Business consultant Bill Doerr is managing partner at Sell More Marketing, and joins host Dan Walker with the scoop in this 10-minute podcast.
How many times have you been in the final stages of a sales cycle – you’re rounding the turn into the home stretch, things are looking great, and then suddenly your customer decides he or she wants to negotiate a better price. We become a little intimidated and we feel that dropping our price is the only way to close business. Well sales consultant, author and president of Value Selling Associates, Julie Thomas, tells host Dan Walker that we don’t have to fall into that trap, and it all comes down to one thing,…being prepared. Hear all about it in this 10-minute podcast.
ABC, also known as “Always Be Closing” is an MO that has not only seen its better days – it can be downright destructive to your success rate. Today’s buyer is far more sophisticated with many more resources at their disposal. This requires a new twist on the way we do business nowadays. Speaker, sales consultant and author of The New Game of Selling, Mitch Axelrod joins host Dan Walker to explain in this 10-minute podcast.
So you’ve finally kicked the door open on the account and it’s presentation time. Are you sure you’re ready for that? Or are you "sweatin’ bullets?" Don’t worry, we’re gonna talk you off the ledge. Busy sales consultant, speaker, and founder of Engage Selling Solutions and author of the new book, Nonstop Sales Boom, Colleen Francis joins host Dan Walker to take us through some do’s and don’ts of effective, successful presentations in this 10-minute podcast.
Here's a note from our old friend "Capt. Obvious" - As sales reps, our job is to sell our product or service. But what remains unclear to some, and what needs to be repeated from time to time is, it’s the way we sell it that makes the difference. Our guest says a big problem is that sometimes we try to sell a little too hard, and that can really put customers off. Busy sales consultant, trainer & prolific author Jeffrey Gitomer, joins host Dan Walker to put us back on track in this 10-minute podcast.
When you’re preparing for your day in sales, surprisingly, a major part of your process has got to be how NOT to think like a sales rep, but rather to think like your customer. Maybe you’ve heard this before, but joining us is a guy who, through many years of experience in front of customers and of consulting sales teams, has developed road map that’s ready for prime time. Jerry Acuff, CEO of the consulting firm Delta Point, joins host Dan Walker in this 10-minute podcast.
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In the best of all worlds, you’d have just the right marketing for your product or service, a nice list of dependable customers, and of course a comfortable chair in which to sit back and take orders all day. Now, back to reality. We all know that we have to work hard every day in order to stay relevant. And in case you’ve forgotten that message, speaker, trainer & consultant Tim Connor joins host Dan Walker with a reminder.
Cold Calling – it’s unpleasant, ineffective, a waste of time & makes everyone crabby. Right? Not so fast…There’s a growing number of thought leaders who maintain that cold calling in fact DOES work and has a place in sales today. Speaker, partner and lead trainer for eCenter Training, Jeff Goldberg, joins Dan Walker with the scoop in this 10-minute podcast.