Posts tagged with: sales skills

A good amount of work I do with clients is provide expert advice to B2B sales professionals, revenue managers, and sales leaders to help open, qualify, advance, and close more sales opportunities — sales coaching. This 1:1 service includes unlimited...
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A problem artificially hindering sales among B2B sales teams is measuring and rewarding the wrong thing — closed sales. It sounds right — pressure the team to sell more. But riding your team to close more business is like yelling...
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Getting in is the greatest skill a salesperson needs to meet and exceed quota. Closing is a critical skill, but as with most other sales skills, it has dependencies. Getting in is fairly independent, as far as skills go. If you can’t get in,...
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“The time has come for one of us to buy and you’re the only one at the table that can do that.” It’s not the most polished closing statement ever made, but it won a $3.5M deal when I gave...
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For some companies and individuals, the negotiation before the close is long, gut wrenching, and sometime tense.  Lots of people play games at negotiation-time:  one-off requests, take-backs, hidden competition, unknown decision makers, etc. And then there’s the lawyers. If you’re...
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