Three Simple Tips to Practice “Constructive Delusion”

Shari Levitin

Cognitive researchers have found that we have an unconscious tendency to seek out and readily accept information that confirms our preconceptions, and to ignore, distort, or discount information that contradicts (or disconfirms) them.

How All Those Trucks on the Road Can Help You Stop Discounting

Understanding the Sales Force

Trucks and construction. Lots of construction. Dave Kurlan Consultative Selling closing discounting value selling We've been doing a lot of traveling this summer to baseball tournaments ( how one playoff game turned out) , college baseball showcases and back.

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How All Those Trucks on the Road Can Help You Stop Discounting


Trucks and construction. Lots of construction. We've been doing a lot of traveling this summer to baseball tournaments ( 20-second video showing how one playoff game ended), college baseball showcases and back. During these travels, one thing has become abundantly clear.

6 Sales Promotion Ideas to Leverage or Leave

Hubspot Sales

Avoid Discounts of More Than 50%. Avoid Discounting Outside Traditional Guidelines. When constructed correctly and deployed intelligently, they should enhance, not disrupt, the sales process. Avoid: Discounts of More Than 50%. Sales Promotion Ideas.

7 Signs Your Sales Rep Should Be Promoted

Sales Benchmark Index

For example, making the number by discounting heavily hits your goals. Displays Constructive Criticism : They don’t complain. The best provide professional, mature constructive criticism. Displaying constructive criticism but having to defend the accounts they sell is a problem.

If, When, and How You Should Leverage a Sales Gimmick

Hubspot Sales

Discounting Isn't a Good Call Long Term. Discounting often means running the risk of undermining your sales strategy — particularly in B2B sales. Discounting can project a lack of confidence in your product or service.

Use These 2 Examples To Uncover Prospect Needs

MTD Sales Training

It may sound something like this: “Tom, many businesses in the construction industry have been able to save over 15% in their long-term buying cycles by using our preferred supplier status discounts.

The 11 Best Virtual Staging Services and Software for Real Estate Agents

Hubspot Sales

Price: $75/photo (Volume discounts available). Need virtual construction help? Price: $32/photo (No volume discounts available). In a 2018 survey of more than 4,000 homes, 68% of staged homes sold for at least 9% more than those of their unstaged neighbors’.

Q&A: Remote selling during the COVID-19 crisis

Q3: What would you do sales-wise in Germany with a clientele in the construction sector, which is very analog? Q8: How aggressive should you be with special rates and discounts during this time based on urgency? Do you think we should give discounts as an incentive to sign up?

Focus on the Most Fascinating Thing | Sales Motivation and Sales.

The Sales Hunter

“What company is moving into that big office building under construction along the freeway?” ” This was a problematic question for me, because I hadn’t even noticed the office building under construction along the freeway. After two weeks on the job, I went to a party where three separate people asked me questions about office buildings, retailers and condominium construction. discount. discounting. About. FREE Resources. Hire Mark.

Sales Leadership The Talent of Correcting Others

Increase Sales

Those who consistently positively demonstrate this sales leadership talent “can usually provide constructive criticism to another in such a way that it is not received as insulting or degrading.

New Hire Training for Salespeople: The Ultimate Guide

Hubspot Sales

Foster this rule in your sales organization to create a team that embraces constructive criticism instead of being afraid or resentful of it. What are your parameters for discounts and sales? What kind of judgement calls can your reps make regarding discounts?

Why Email Marketing Is An Important Part Of Your Sales Process

The responses are also a source of constructive criticism, which is extremely valuable for any company. Still, knowledgeable email marketers know how to be included in that 20% more often than not (for the record, the best way is by offering a discount in the subject line).

Dogtopia: Everything You Need to Know About This Franchise

Hubspot Sales

Real Estate and Construction. Dogtopia assists with a real estate and construction package. And the initial franchise fee of $49,500 is discounted by 10% if the franchisee opens multiple units. The pet boarding and grooming industry is growing -- it has grown 6.8%

How to Design a Sales Manager Compensation Plan (With Examples)


Constructing Commissions in a Sales Manager Compensation Plan. At many companies, reps may not have control over pricing and discounting policies. When it comes to sales compensation planning, you can never start prepping too early, right?

How to Create a Winning Sales Process: 7 Essential Steps


Constructing a customer avatar – which represents your ideal customer persona – is an essential part of this stage. Solution: Free trial or discount. . Solution: Free trial along with a time-limited discount or additional features. . Warren Buffet famously said , “It is not necessary to do extraordinary things to get extraordinary results.”. At first glance, that quote might seem counterintuitive. . But think about it for a little and it starts to make sense.

Email Subject Lines: 5 proven methods for mastering sales-centric subject lines


One that I think can be used to particularly great effect is the classic curiosity construction. FOMO encompasses everything from offering timed discounts or limited-edition sales to detailing how popular your product is with other customers.

4 Ways to Regain a Customer’s Trust After Losing It


Here are a few ways to collect customer feedback in a constructive way: Automated satisfaction surveys. Never underestimate the power of a gift– whether it’s a discount, a coupon, or a free sample, etc. Every buyer-seller relationship is built on a foundation of trust.

Sales Tips: Honest Customer Feedback is the Cure for Insanity

Customer Centric Selling

No, I cannot offer you a larger discount.” “No, Explain that constructive criticism will help you be more successful. Guest post from Primary Intelligence, CCS® Partner. It’s been said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Learn How to Increase Sales with These 5 Behavioral Asssessments

Increase Sales

Marston’s book, Emotions of Normal People, provided the means for a later industrial psychologist, Walter Clarke, to construct the DISC assessment based upon his theory of DISC. The goal to increase sales is always front and center especially as the year begins to wrap up.

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Designing Sales Compensation Plans for Sales Managers (With Examples)


Constructing the Commission Plan for Sales Managers: Pay Mix and Upside. At many companies, reps may not have control over pricing and discounting policies. When it comes to sales compensation planning, you can never start prepping too early, right?

Understanding the benefits of 360-degree customer view


These data sets allow businesses to derive reports that help in constructing a meaningful conversation between them and the customers. The ads or discounts clicked, the product or services clicked by the customer shows what they are most interested in.

12 Important Product Knowledge Topics In Retail Sales

MTD Sales Training

There may be discounts and special offers that you need to take into consideration and any special sales that are taking place. This may sound a quite simple topic but you really need to have deep understanding of your product knowledge with regards to what you sell.

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“We Chose The Vendor With The Most Complete Solution”

Partners in Excellence

These are always constructed in a manner that our solution has twice as many boxes checked as the alternatives/competition. Interestingly, rather than focus on our organization’s needs and demonstrating the completeness of their solution in the context of what we needed–ignoring all the other capabilities we didn’t care about; they started coming back with deep discounts—which I gladly took advantage of.

Why Business Acumen is Key to Sales Success (And How to Get It)

Hubspot Sales

For example, if you close new business by regularly offering heavy discounts, you might hit your sales number and impress your manager, but it puts your finance department in a difficult position. Definition of Business Acumen.

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Do You Influence Decisions to Your Favor?

Smooth Sale

Buyers at internationally known construction companies spent time with me due to recommendations from the people working in their trailers. ” Sales Hub – Direct OFFER: Inbound Selling Guide. Offers Discounted Services Empowering Entrepreneurs.

The Ultimate Dictionary of Real Estate Terms You Should Know

Hubspot Sales

It’s usually associated with investment or construction projects that are issued for the short term and don’t require collateral. They understand real-estate law, construction, and property management. Construction loan. Discount points.

CPQ Makes It Selling Season All Year Long

Cincom Smart Selling

HVAC manufacturers can segment their market into four major divisions: commercial versus residential and new construction versus replacement products for existing buildings. The new construction versus replacement manufacturing dynamic also differs in terms of one being driven by economic development in general and the other by part failure, regulatory change and sales level of existing structures.

4 Types of Customer Data to Enhance Your Marketing Campaigns

Connext Digital

A study shows that 67% of customers were willing to share their information in exchange for some form of benefit, like discounts and freebies. As a marketer and a businessperson, you need to take advantage of this to help you construct strong marketing solutions and effective strategies.

4 Types of Customer Data to Enhance Your Marketing Campaigns

Connext Digital

A study shows that 67% of customers were willing to share their information in exchange for some form of benefit, like discounts and freebies. As a marketer and a businessperson, you need to take advantage of this to help you construct strong marketing solutions and effective strategies.

The 39 Best Franchise Opportunities of 2018

Hubspot Sales

And they support their franchisees with training and assistance with site selection, construction, operations, management, and marketing. It's a great option for military veterans and offers discounted investment prices.

Sales rep for a day: Aligning sales, marketing, and support

Zendesk Sell

To align marketing and support departments with sales, sales managers can construct an ongoing, interdepartmental job-shadowing program. Support reps might discover that sales reps are offering discounts or incentives that might come up later in customer service calls. No matter the department, every single person in your company should understand sales because, at the end of the day, it’s everyone’s job to sell the brand.

Why Your Focus on Quota is Killing Revenue Growth

Smart Selling Tools

The more elaborate “magical” tricks make use of smoke and mirrors not unlike how some people construct forecasts. It’s tempting to wave off complaints and to discount their comments. Most organizations live and die by quota.

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The Ultimate Guide to Cold Calling

Topics like discounts, pricing, and competitors come up 1-2 times each. Then, motivate reps to provide constructive feedback on each others’ cold call recordings and recognize team members who frequently engage. Cold calling is one of the most critical parts of your sales process.

CPQ and the Internet of Things (IoT)

Cincom Smart Selling

Volume discounts, localized currency pricing and special contract pricing variables are all built into CPQ. Both the sales rep and the customer know they are getting the right price for the product under construction. CPQ is, like many applications, a sort of virtual device within the context of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the digital transformation. The IoT has promised many benefits to business in the coming years, and some of these benefits are already being delivered.

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Channel Management Strategies: Using CPQ to Improve Customer Experience

Cincom Smart Selling

Example – Bob buys Atlas Engine parts for his company for use in lawn tractors and small construction vehicles. Bob hates dealing with the distributor because they have no experience in the lawn and construction vehicle business. However, one dealer offers attractive terms while another only provides rapid response and a third is offering a cash-only super discount. Every company wants to grow. Growth is imperative. Companies achieve growth through increased sales.

Principles Of Sales, Part 2 — Value Is Exchanged

Partners in Excellence

In constructing our value proposition, we have to first determine what the customer values, then present what we can do in the context of that value. Too often, we don’t pay attention to the exchange of value–we our pipelines become filled with deals that will never be closed; we desperately discount to get a deal–because the customer doesn’t value what we provide (or values it less than we do); we invest in servicing customers who we should really be firing.

23 Ideas for Improving Employee Morale in the Workplace


You make “hellos” and “goodbyes” more commonplace, and you instill confidence for your team to give constructive feedback, and the mindset to receive it. Do you offer any discounts and sponsored programs ? I need to brag a little.

How to Drive Business Growth Using Net Promoter Score


Construction & Engineering: 45. Consider including an exclusive offer or discount as a gesture of appreciation and as an apology for a bad experience.

“Content Free” Content

Partners in Excellence

The email was well constructed, it served its purpose by motivating me to “click” for more information. But after the 3 bullets, the rest of the white paper was a product data sheet with a “special discount” if I bought now. I haven’t whined in a while, so pardon me for this indulgence. We all know that content is critical in engaging prospect and customers.