Old-fashioned sales techniques

Sales 2.0

Sometimes it pays to do what is “out”. Social selling has become synonymous with technology. Many definitions make it all about using social media to sell. But I think social selling is about being social and actual human beings do more than just hang out on social media platforms. Some other productive people have learned that being tethered to your email is good way to get nothing done other than respond to email.

Old Fashioned Sales Tactics that Your Small Business Can Utilize

The Pipeline

While this may seem like a good idea, the entire population is not yet Internet-savvy, and even those who are heavy internet users can still appreciate what might be considered old-fashioned marketing. Print marketing is another choice when it comes to old fashioned marketing techniques.

Which Of These F’s Should You Give an F About?

The Pipeline

Some developments come along and become the rave for a while, only to fade after a time when they are proven ineffective, this is the first F, as in Fashionable. Fashion on the other hand is much more exciting, appealing, and unfortunately, fleeting.

Sounds of the Season: Songs for Sales Pros

The Center for Sales Strategy

As we roll through the Holidays, working hard to close out the year and prepare for a great 2019, we thought we'd share some 'sounds of the season' in true sales pro fashion.

HireBetterSalespeople.com

Anthony Cole Training

I normally don’t do this in this forum in such an obvious fashion, but I cannot help it today. This is a blatant blog post boasting about our hiring deliverable - Hirebettersalespeople.com. Allow me to explain…why this…why now.

Why You Can’t Afford to Keep Sales and Marketing in Silos

Sales and Marketing Management

Teaser: The only way to reach people in a timely fashion is to know who they are before they’re ready to buy. The only way to reach people in a timely fashion is to know who they are before they’re ready to buy. Issue Date: 2016-07-18. Author: Jonathan Gray.

Use Sales Activity To Keep Enthusiasm High

MTD Sales Training

Use this new modern approach to reignite that old-fashioned fire! As economic conditions begin to rebound and more sales opportunities arise, it may be time to reinvigorate your sales team. Below are two ways to help you motivate the sales team for a new charge. A New Approach to Goal Setting Ok, you set the

The new ABCs of selling

Sales and Marketing Management

SMM: Your new book, “To Sell Is Human,” offers a fresh look at the art and science of selling and states that everyone is in sales in one fashion or another. Issue Date: 2013-01-01.

Yes, Gender is a Factor in B2B Buying Decisions: Selling to Men and to Women

DiscoverOrg Sales

A small percentage (5% of men, 2% of women) prefer an old-fashioned letter. Are there differences selling to men and women in a B2B sales process? That was the question we set out to discover.

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Do You Know if Your Sales Organization is Digital or Analog?

Understanding the Sales Force

They are not aware of the migration to inside sales, make little use of selling tools, don't know what a sales playbook is, and in true analog fashion, they measure work product, not flow.

Heidi Grey, Skilljar & TheRougeEssentials.com: Balancing Your Career With a Side Hustle & Passion

Close.io

Heidi Grey is a Strategic Account Manager at Skilljar and the founder & blogger of The Rogue Essentials ( www.therogueessentials.com ), a fashion and lifestyle blog focused on inspiring women to go outside of the norm to curate their own list of essentials. Episode #13: Close.io

Closing Sales, Process, Hauntings, Training & More

Understanding the Sales Force

It''s very fashionable - and a best practice - to continue promoting the most-read, most-liked, most-favorited, most-shared, most-tweeted and most-commented articles; but I don''t think anyone has gathered up their worst work and said, "Look at this!" Photo Credit: Psychic Library.

Sales Pollution (#video)

The Pipeline

As in other parts of life certain words have meaning in some context while not in others, words become fashionable, and then become over used. By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca. Words set expectations for buyers, and they impact the way sellers act and execute their sale.

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5 Bulletproof Tips for Winning Presentations

Anne Miller

Fashions change (ripped jeans). Technology changes (CRM). New crises arise (privacy and Facebook). However, the ingredients for a winning presentation remain remarkably the same.The following five tips for winning presentations are as valid today, Presenting

What If I Hadn’t Called?

The Pipeline

This allows me, as the subject matter expert, to explore in a much more proactive fashion than with a buyer who comes to me with preconceptions and a “product” they are looking for already in mind. By Tibor Shanto.

Sales Engineers: An Untapped Opportunity For Insights Generation

SalesforLife

Sales engineers see themselves akin to ninjas, drop into an account for a few hours, razzle and dazzle the customer, and jettison out in rapid fashion. “I Where do most of your deeper insights and marketing knowledge reside? Between the ears of your sales engineers.

Five Days Left in Your Quarter! A Few Data-Driven Lessons on Forecasting and Managing Your Pipeline 

Aviso

Much of the outcome of the next few days will be achieved the old-fashioned way, with hard work, […]. For many B2B technology sales leaders, it’s “nail biting” time.

Direct Mobile Dials are Fueling B2B Communication Channels

Lead411

Whether it is reaching out when a company is going through a growth trend, responding in a timely fashion to an RFP, or reaching out to renew an existing contract; timing can mean the difference between revenue and missed opportunity. Time is always a key factor in sales.

Every Call is an Opportunity- Avoid the Voicemail Maze

SalesGravy

Answer phones the old-fashioned way. During business hours, unplug the automated answering system. Consumer frustration with automated telephone systems, call screening, and poor telephone skills are at an all-time high. So high, in fact, that the

Chairs are Dead—and Other B2B Marketing Hogwash

Pointclear

I casually said what we do, which is outbound business development for B2B companies, is not old fashioned, it is timeless. In 2015, I wrote this blog for Sales & Marketing Magazine: Dead is Dead (in Sales & Marketing). It seemed like, suddenly, a lot of things were dying: cold calling was dead; telephone prospecting was dead; outbound marketing was dead … many said that even marketing was dead. Maybe I was just sensitive.

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The Death of Cold Calling Has Been Greatly Exaggerated #webinar

The Pipeline

While there will always be “new ways” to sell, the best sellers look for what works, not what is new or fashionable, including yes cold calling. The combination of process, high value activities and mutual accountability between sellers and buyers and the organization to their sellers, leads to revenue success, regardless of “style or fashion”.

Trend Spotting – 2013

The Pipeline

Like fashion, some “trends” are manufactured, there to promote a cause, product, or other thing with an intended predetermined purpose, as with most manufactured goods, the end goal is profit. By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca.

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Write a Letter. Create More Sales.

The Sales Leader

Do you ever wonder what happened to good old-fashioned handwritten letters?

How To Stop Objections Before They Are Raised

MTD Sales Training

And you’d be right if you approached your presentations in the old-fashioned way of ‘one-size-fits-all’ pitches. It’s one of the most-frequently asked questions on our sales courses – ‘how do we overcome objections to our proposals?’.

7 Overused Words You Should Avoid

No More Cold Calling

A buzzword (a term first used in 1946 as student slang) is a word or phrase used to impress, or one that is fashionable, according to Wikipedia. Disrupt, disruptive innovation, disruptive technology: These seem to be the fashionable phrases from 2013, and I say we leave them there.

What To Do When The Prospect Blames You: Part II

MTD Sales Training

But I bought some of those widgets a few years ago from Old Fashioned Widgets and it was a nightmare. But I assure you we are not Old Fashioned. But I bought some of those widgets a few years ago from Old Fashioned Widgets and it was a nightmare.

Preparation Trumps Rejection

The Pipeline

It is an old fashioned good news bad news scenario. People are always looking for a way to avoid rejection while prospecting for new clients, unfortunately most of the time that quest is unsuccessful.

Why “Value Propositions” Are Useless

The Pipeline

While many of the assumptions that go into the value prop are indeed accurate, they are often “proposed” in a very one directional fashion, much like a pitch. By Tibor Shanto - tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca.

Seeking New Sales Techniques? Look Beyond Digital

No More Cold Calling

This is done by an experienced salesperson who knows how to ask the right questions, who knows how to use new sales techniques and when to have a good old-fashioned conversation. The best prospecting strategies require a human touch.

3 leadership lessons from my Nana

Bernadette McClelland

There are also going to be times where you think you need to come up with something different, new and out of the box but that doesn’t mean you don’t look at simple, old fashioned ways of doing things that worked in the past, like phoning people and sending real letters.

What To Do When The Prospect Blames You For Your Competitors’ Failures

MTD Sales Training

Let us assume that you sell widgets and as a true professional, you are aware that your competitor, Old Fashioned Widgets, uses an outdated manufacturing process and therefore has many unsatisfied customers. . But we are not Old Fashioned.

Seasonal Sales Tactics: Fall

The Pipeline

Whether it is fashion or technology trends, you can research what exactly people are being predicted to purchase this season. The Pipeline Guest Post - Megan Totka.

Marketing Minions Start Distrust

Increase Sales

Just call me old fashioned because I believe in permission based email marketing. Today I received an email from some local marketing minion promoting some noted sales expert who recently died. Of course the email suggested this sales expert was still alive.

The Power of Handwritten Letters

The Sales Leader

Do you ever wonder what happened to good old-fashioned handwritten letters?

Go retro for important prospects

Sales 2.0

My recommendation is go buy yourself some of these old fashioned retro note cards with your name on it. 900, 300, 0. The first number is the number of emails I get as a marketing manager each quarter from sales people.

These Shark Tank Winners Share Tips for Swimming with the Big Fish

Hubspot Sales

Paschall owned a Los Angeles waxing salon and Vasseghi was a fashion executive. Vasseghi says she knew it was time to resign from her work as a fashion executive when the workload simply became too much to handle. “I

Building Your Brand of Gold: 6 Step Process

Pipeliner

So make sure you have got your brand covered in a holistic fashion and see what difference it makes to your interactions. There is a lot of conversation circulating about building your personal brand.

Go retro for important prospects

Sales 2.0

My recommendation is go buy yourself some of these old fashioned retro note cards with your name on it. 900, 300, 0. The first number is the number of emails I get as a marketing manager each quarter from sales people.

This Thanksgiving I’m Thankful For….

Smart Selling Tools

But no amount of hard work can overcome a lack of good ole fashioned luck. It’s been enjoyable reading all the posts on what people are most thankful for. What am I thankful for most of all? I’m thankful that I’ve been lucky.

5 simple sales strategies for 2017

Trinity Perspectives

The ability to sell in a consistent and predictable fashion is the clearest (though not the only) predictor of a business's long-term viability. Optimising sales is the single biggest priority for sales managers and sales reps in most businesses around the world. Truth be told, any employee who enjoys getting paid each month, putting their kids through school and having the occasional holiday should take at least a passing interest in the sales side of the business.