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Sales Rules: How Can I Sell Better?

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?

Sales is a Flawed Model
Friday, 26 Jun, 2015
Sales is a Flawed Model

Do you know why you don’t close all the sales you deserve to close?
Do you know, on your first prospecting call, who will buy?

Don’t Give Away Free Programs
Sunday, 7 Sep, 2014
Don’t Give Away Free Programs

Offering free programs to prospects is a massive waste of resource: not only are you trying to get prospects you don’t know to spend time they don’t have to do

Content is not King
Tuesday, 6 May, 2014
Content is not King

Do you know the point in the buyer’s journey that they read your content? Is it when the assistant hands her boss a stack of articles to help him prepare for a meeting?

Forecasting closed sales: how you will know when a buyer will close
Tuesday, 8 Apr, 2014
Forecasting closed sales: how you will know when a buyer will close

As a sales manager, do you forecast sales that will close when your sales folks tell you they’ll close?
As a sales professional, do you forecast which sales will close when your contact tells you they’ll be ready? Or when it seems to you they’ll be ready?
How accurate have you been with your predictions?
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Why Your Sales Cycle is So Long (Hint: It’s Not About Your Solution).
Wednesday, 5 Mar, 2014
Why Your Sales Cycle is So Long (Hint: It’s Not About Your Solution).

Do you know why it takes so long for a buyer to buy? If the buyer knows they have a need, and they like you and your solution, shouldn’t it be easy?