3 Referral Selling Skills All B2B Sales Reps Should Practice

No More Cold Calling

Building professional skills takes practice— deliberate practice. Want your sales team to build permanent, repeatable, effective referral selling skills? Here’s how B2B sales professionals can keep their referral skills sharp: 1.

The Crucial Selling Skill That Nobody Talks About

Understanding the Sales Force

They want to optimize my website, sell me SEO services, provide me with online marketing tools, sell me the latest SaaS program, provide a guest article for my Blog, buy advertising on my Blog, sell me leads, book appointments for us with prospects, or show me the latest sales enablement tools.

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What’s the Fluff About Soft Selling Skills?

Best Sales Practices Blog

Question: My company conducts a significant amount of sales training on our product line and on sales techniques, yet very little in the area of “soft selling skills”. Let’s start by looking at the entire sales equation, and then we’ll define and break down soft skills further.

Critical Selling Skills That Distinguish Top Performers

Partners in Excellence

Last week, Tim Ohai and I were talking about the future of selling. We got onto a discussion of the critical skills needed for high performers. I’ve narrowed things down to the top 3 skills critical for top performers.

7 Ways to Re-Think No / Selling Skills

Tom Hopkins

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Financial Services Selling Skills – Guidelines for Asking Questions

Tom Hopkins

Three Guidelines for Asking Questions Because asking good questions is such an integral part of good selling I’ve given the matter a lot of study and thought over the years. The Importance of Being a Lifelong Student of Selling Skills. Financial Services asking for the business financial services insurance questioning strategies sales closing sales skills selling skills talking with clients

Top 3 Reasons to Use Consultative Selling Skills

Klozers

Consultative Selling Skills are used by organizations in many different industries to drive high end Business 2 Business sales, and whilst Consultative Selling is undoubtedly difficult to get right, the rewards are high given the typical values of the products & services involved.

10 Essential Soft Selling skills to develop in 2013

The Accidental Salesman

If you want to make selling easier for you in 2013, my recommendation is to focus on some of the soft skills which make selling easy rather than the deceitful and manipulative tricks that you get in many sales books.

How to boost your selling skills without sales training

The Accidental Salesman

It is possible to significantly improve your selling skills in a relatively short space of time without any more sales training and long as you are prepared to take charge of your own learning. Which selling skills, specifically, do you want to develop?

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Selling Skills or Selling Process? Which is Holding You Back.

The Sales Hunter

Selling a Price Increase. Communication Skills. Selling Skills or Selling Process? A person with strong selling skills. Strong selling skills certainly are a beginning. These include the ability to listen, ask questions, create a unique selling proposition and ultimately close. I refer to these as selling skills, not a sales process. The 4 areas I suggest you look at are: Unique Selling Proposition.

50 Great Avenues to the Best Selling Skills

The Sales Hunter

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Speed Sells and the Art of the Follow-Up

The Sales Hunter

Blog Professional Selling Skills Prospecting follow-up prospect prospecting sales prospecting saleswings selling skillsA few months back, I had a specific problem in my business and I needed help.

8 Things Top Performing Salespeople Do Each January

The Sales Hunter

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5 Ways to Speed Up Your Selling Process

The Sales Hunter

Blog Professional Selling Skills Sales Motivation Sales Training Sales Training Program sales leader sales leadership sales skills selling selling skillsToo many times we get bogged down with the customer. Sure, the reasons can be many, but it doesn’t matter.

Quit Trying to Define Value for Your Customer!

The Sales Hunter

Check this out: Nordstrom is selling a rock for $85.00. Blog Customer Service pricing Professional Selling Skills Sales Motivation discount discounting price sales motivation selling skillsWould you pay $85.00 for a rock wrapped in leather?

21 Great Selling Skills Questions

Klozers

In the world of sales; Selling Skills can make the difference between a Rainmaker and a Bank breaker for most businesses. So here are our top 21 Selling Skills questions for Sales Leaders. Do our Sales people have the skills to prospect, online and offline?

The Productivity Challenge for 2017

The Sales Hunter

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It’s Time to 10x Your Sales. 10 Things You Can Do to Grow Your Sales!

The Sales Hunter

Blog leadership Professional Selling Skills Prospecting Sales Development Training Sales Motivation sales motivation sales skills selling skillsWhat would your business look like if you were to grow it 10x? To be able to pull it off and — yes, you can do it! — you need to be incredibly focused. Start by taking individual components of your sales process and look to build each one of them 10x. Below is […].

10 Steps to Speed the Prospecting Process

The Sales Hunter

Blog Professional Selling Skills Prospecting prospect prospecting sales prospect sales prospectingDon’t start what you can’t finish. This is the first rule of prospecting.

Measuring Your Prospecting Process

The Sales Hunter

Blog Professional Selling Skills Prospecting prospect prospecting salesA topic many of my coaching clients ask me about is how to know if your prospecting process is working. The shortcut answer to the question is that I ask them what their sales are compared to the prospecting they do. Sounds simple, but the answer is far more complex and not easily answered despite […].

Executive Sales Leader Briefing: How to Motivate Others

The Sales Hunter

Blog Professional Selling Skills Sales Motivation executive sales leader briefing leadership motivating motivation sales motivationWhenever I’m asked this question, I love watching the shock on the person’s face when I tell them my answer.

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10 Ways to Overcome the Fear of Selling

The Sales Hunter

The number of people who are out there offering solutions via email to help you sell without ever having to pick up a phone or face rejection is driving me nuts. They’re taking their money by selling them a dream that goes “poof”shortly […].

6 Secrets to Sell More in Less Time

The Sales Hunter

Do you know there are 6 things top-performing salespeople do to sell more in less time? You don’t need special skills, but rather the discipline to make it happen. The beautiful thing is anyone can do them.

How to Avoid the Summer Sales Slump

The Sales Hunter

Blog Prospecting prospecting sales sales motivation sales prospecting selling skillsIt happens every summer. The number of sales appointments that get cancelled goes up and the number of excuses people make goes up. The result? A sales slump.

What Value Does Your Sales Proposal Bring to You and Your Ability to Close the Sale?

The Sales Hunter

Blog Consultative Selling Professional Selling Skills consultative selling proposal sales proposal selling skillsI’ve seen far too many sales proposals, and I’ll admit 90% of them are a waste. Reason is simple: We don’t take the time to do them right.

I Have Seen the Future of Sales and it is Bright

The Sales Hunter

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Sales Motivation Video: Is Your Energy Infectious?

The Sales Hunter

Blog Professional Selling Skills Sales Motivation motivation sales motivationThink about the energy you cast and share with others. Are you energetic? Do people love hanging around you?

Travel Tips from a Road Warrior

The Sales Hunter

Blog Customer Service leadership Professional Selling Skills Sales Motivation travel tipsPeople ask me how I put up with traveling so much. (I I recently went over the 3 million mile mark, and even during a slow year I will still log 100,000 actual air miles.)

Sales Leadership — Will Your Customers Even Value It?

The Sales Hunter

Blog leadership Professional Selling Skills leader sales leadershipWhen was the last time you did a deep dive to really determine why your customers choose to do business with you? We’d all like to think we have customers who are incredibly loyal to us because of how good we are, but is that really the case? When we have a customer agree […].

What to Improve Your Sales Skills? Then Go Beyond Most Sales Training

Increase Sales

Most sales training and much of the sales coaching focuses on how to improve sales skills. If current approach to developing sales skills is still not securing the desired results, then maybe something is missing.

Each Prospecting Call is an Opportunity to Learn

The Sales Hunter

I wrote the best-selling book High-Profit Selling with one goal in mind — to help you prospect more effectively. Blog Professional Selling Skills Prospecting high-profit prospecting prospect prospecting sales prospecting sellingJust because a prospect rejects you on a call doesn’t mean there isn’t something for you learn. Check out this 50-second piece where I talk about learning from every call, regardless of how it goes: […].

No One Will Motivate You. Only You Can Motivate You.

The Sales Hunter

Blog leadership Professional Selling Skills Sales Motivation leader motivation sales leadership sales motivationQuit walking around complaining about how your boss or management does not motivate you. It’s not going to help, because let’s be clear — nobody can motivate you! Only you can motivate yourself. The best anyone can do is create an environment for people to motivate themselves. If a person doesn’t want to be motivated, […].

Executive Sales Leader Briefing: Do Others Aspire to Be More Like You?

The Sales Hunter

Blog leadership Professional Selling Skills leader sales leader sales leadershipPhil Graef played a huge role in my life. He taught me more about leadership, integrity, communication and how to run a business than anyone else.

Do Women Make Better Salespeople Than Men?

The Sales Hunter

Blog Closing a Sale Cold-Calling Consultative Selling leadership Professional Selling Skills gender in sales male vs female sales leader sales leadership sales motivation selling skillsIt’s time to wade back into this very critical discussion.

Sales Motivation Video: Are You Maximizing Your Strengths?

The Sales Hunter

Blog Professional Selling Skills Sales Motivation sales motivation sales successWhat can you do better than anyone else? Are you maximizing your strengths? When you maximize your strengths, you accelerate your motion toward more sales success. Maximize your strengths 10-fold and you will be amazed at the results. Check out the video to see what I mean: A coach can help you excel […].

Closing by Using Micro-Commitments

The Sales Hunter

Blog Closing a Sale Professional Selling Skills Prospecting closes closing a sale closing strategies prospecting sales strategiesOne of the best ways to keep a sale moving forward is by using the micro-commitment strategy. The approach is simple to use and very effective for those who are dealing with a customer who is hard to engage and hard to move forward. The micro-commitment strategy is built around finding ways to gain the […].

Executive Sales Leader Briefing: Do You Have to be a “Born Salesperson” to be Successful in Sales?

The Sales Hunter

Blog Cold-Calling Consultative Selling Professional Selling Skills executive sales leader briefing sales selling skills successWelcome to the Executive Sales Leader Briefing, a new blog series I am doing every Friday. If you want to receive the Executive Sales Leader Briefing in text form in an email early Friday morning before it is published on the website, go to this page to sign up or complete the below information: Recently […].

Sales Motivation Video: Call Your Favorite Customer

The Sales Hunter

Blog Professional Selling Skills Sales Motivation customer motivation sales motivation sales successWho is your favorite customer? I challenge you to start this week by calling that customer. It will boost your sales motivation and set you on a course for success. Starting your week right is all about setting the tone, and there’s no better way to start on a positive tone than a conversation with […].

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Sales Motivation Video: Two Most Important Words in Sales Success

The Sales Hunter

Blog Professional Selling Skills Sales Motivation motivation sales motivation sales process sales success successIf you want greater sales success, then you need to rid your vocabulary of the words “if” and “then,” and replace them with “do now.” ” Yes! “Do now” are the words that represent the mindset you need to embrace if you are going to boost your momentum and sales motivation. Whether we are talking about […].

Selling to the C-Suite

The Sales Hunter

Selling to the C-Suite requires a completely different way of thinking. Blog Professional Selling Skills Prospecting c-suite high-profit prospecting prospect prospecting sales prospectingIt’s not about price. It’s not about specs, performance standards, budgets or any of the other items that might be discussed on a typical sales call. It’s all about strategic outcomes. The last thing the C-Suite wants to discuss are tactical ideas. Check out […].

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