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How Much Time Do Sales People Waste?
Monday, 31 Aug, 2015
How Much Time Do Sales People Waste?

As sellers, we waste over 90% of our time. We need to find prospects, get them bought-in to the possibility of using our solution, get them what they need to understand our solution and how it might fit, get past gatekeepers, manage objections, get to the right people who will know how to buy us, and wait. And then, we only close a small fraction.
There must be a better way to do this, no?
1. if we knew who would be a prospect on the first call, and get rid of those who will never buy, how much time would we save?

Voice Mail, Gatekeepers, And Other Obstructions To Sales Success
Sunday, 17 Sep, 2006
Voice Mail, Gatekeepers, And Other Obstructions To Sales Success

You know your job, the characteristics of your market, and your product. You were hired in your latest company because of your experience – you’ve been selling your product line for some time with great results. No one has ever needed to teach you to sell because of your history of success. You do your […]

Sales Is The Problem: What Is The Solution?
Wednesday, 17 May, 2006
Sales Is The Problem: What Is The Solution?

Over the past year or so, it has become apparent that we are not getting the sales results we’re used to getting:

it’s taking 30% longer to close a sale than it used to;
additional decision makers seemingly appear from nowhere;
internal decision makers whom the prospects seek to include in their purchasing decision are either unfamiliar […]