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Sales, the final frontier.
Sorry, the phrase, "the final frontier", are the words from the hit, sci-fi show "Star Trek".
Well, you now have a business or maybe you have been practicing your trade for a few years.
The trend over the last 5-10 years has been to move away from connecting with people in face-to-face or telephone conversation in favor of "engaging" them over the Internet.
If you really want to be successful in selling, you can continue using digital platforms but you must realize that sales is a people business. It always has been, and it always will be.
Don't be afraid. You can do it. It's fun.
Try it today.
Join us for an interview with Craig Lindell who is ranked in the top 1% of all recruiters nationally. Craig will share how he overcame Sales Call Reluctance. Craig works in two extraordinarily challenging industries. He'll share about his mentors and how he overcame adversity.
The Pinnacle Society is the nation's premier consortium of top recruiters within the permanent placement and search industry. For nearly 20 years, the Pinnacle Society has provided the nation's top recruiters a forum in which to exchange the business principles and placement techniques that led them to achieve, and allows them to maintain their success.
Sales training. Sales training is not product training. Sales training is learning how to relate to prospects in a way favorable such that, both, the agent and the prospect have meaningful, two-way dialogue during the sales interview.
Personal development. This area involves keeping a positive attitude when you do not feel like working. Personal development reduces anxiety and frustration so you will not beat yourself up.
Core beliefs. This is the set of values that defines you. No one can take these from you. Your core beliefs can accelerate your sales performance. Or, your core beliefs can dampen your sales performance.
If your core beliefs are not aligned with good sales performance and revenue expectations, you can develop new components to establish a new belief system... but it is not easy. You have had your current core beliefs for the last 25, 35, 45, or 55 years.
But here's one thing I learned and use to help salespersons. Getting all three-sales training, personal development and core beliefs-to fire in harmony starts with sales training.
If you do not know how to sell, while trying to improve personal development skills and working from your current belief system, functioning as a salesperson becomes extremely frustrating.
Why? Because personal development training is not sales training, and this results in salespersons working too hard trying to wing it with prospects. Salespersons will often spend years and thousands of dollars on personal development training and never learn how to sell.
Sales training helps clear the fog about what you are selling. Here's how:
Learning how to sell and generate more income, the mind becomes more receptive to personal development training.
Next, personal development training exposes negative core beliefs that need to change.
Lively discussion with Lisa Magnuson: Pre-Call Planning your Single Source for Prospecting Success
When was the last time your team closed a seven-figure deal? Despite the best sales talent, many high potential, big contracts either get whittled down, end up stalled, or are lost completely. Large, strategic accounts are complex and require a very different approach to identify, develop and win. Can you afford to chase smaller opportunities at the expense of bigger deals that can exponentially change your company’s growth curve?
Top Line Sales has a proven track record of guiding account teams to land larger deals. We’re proud to have enabled our clients to land over $100 million in new contracts. We are not simply advice-givers - we work side-by side with your account executives, running deal war rooms, applying just-in-time expertise, tools and live deal coaching where it counts: in the field.
Example: Top Line Sales helped one of their TOP Line Account War Room clients land a contract for a new customer worth 20m – their second largest deal in the country for that solution set
Lisa's books: Secrets to Increase Sales with Existing Customers,The Simple Executive Engagement Plan, The 48-Hour Rule and Other Strategies for Career Survival
Norma Siciliano is an appointment-setting specialist who creates new business for companies and individuals through her appointment-setting services. Her clients give her a list of companies that they would like to do business with, and Norma sets the appointment with the decision maker for her clients to go in to close the sale.
With over 20 years of sales experience, ten were spent at Conde Nast’s House & Garden magazine where she sold advertising to major companies like GE and IBM.
Norma's website is: http://coldcallingforhotsales.com
Norma welcomes the opportunity to work for new clients. Please feel free call her at 212-472-2650.
It's a first! Donna Butler is going out in the field for this show. She will be on location with our guest. Mitch Mayes is the owner of Louisiana Nursery Home and Garden located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Mitch has been doing a garden show on 1150 AM for 20 years and is a treasure trove of knowledge! We'll ask him lots of questions about proper watering techniques for your garden. Check out their website: http://louisiananursery.com
PTSD healing techniques are vast and varied. Learning how to choose the ones that are right for you, and how to work with a clinician who uses them, is the subject of Courtney Armstrong's newest book, The Therapeutic "Aha!" 10 Strategies for Getting Your Clients Unstuck. In this coversation she shares the limits of talk therapy, plus what she recommends instead.
Michele Rosenthal is a an award-winning PTSD blogger, best-selling and award-nominated author and the founder of HealMyPTSD.com. Her shows combine scientific research, cutting-edge guests and personal stories that highlight the challenges and successes of deliberately deciding to change the direction of your life. For more ideas about how to create change you choose, visit ChangeYouChoose.com.
careful structuring of my presentations that lead people to want to buy without having to resort to the high-pressure, cheesy sales tactics employed by so many platform salespeople.
(Don’t make the mistake of thinking what I’m going to share with you is just about platform selling. It applies to virtually all types of sales situations.)
Step #1: Preconditioning through commitment
You’ve probably been subjected to a platform salesperson asking you the most insane questions to elicit a positive response. For example, he jumps on stage and says, “How many of you want to make a lot of money?!!!”
Step #2: Setting up desire.
I want to sell people what they want. It’s a heck of a lot easier than trying to convince them they need something. The cool thing is you can create desire in your prospects in very subtle ways.
Step #3: The “recall” close
When I got to the part of the bootcamp where I made the actual product offering, I use the “commitments” the audience made in step #1 and the desire for the product I created in “step 2″ to compel many of the audience members to invest.
People who should listen to this show are entrepreneurs, career coaches
We have the joy of bringing to you Mike Phillips today to discuss planetary imaging techniques. Mike has been an amateur astronomer for many years, and is quite accomplished for his planetary imaging and even his deep-sky work. In addition to imaging, he was instrumental in launching the Google+ Hangout series called Virtual Star Parties with Fraser Cain (Universe Today Editor) a few years back. You can see Mike, and the Newtonian telescope he BUILT here on the official video that Google used to promote their Hangouts feature for Google+. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Agrdjd0nyFo
So get your pencils and notebooks ready gang to learn some great stuff on this special episode of At The Eyepiece!
When you read anything or hear anyone say "cold calling doesn't work," please notice what they are selling!
Bruce King, has written several international best selling books on sales and he's here to tell you why cold calling is essential. He's also going to share about his latest book that is titled Smash Your Goals.
Bruce King is recognised internationally as a leading sales, marketing and personal growth strategist. He is a highly sought after keynote conference speaker, sales and marketing master class presenter and sales trainer, business adviser to SMEs, a personal coach and best selling author.
Bruce King’s earliest career was in the field of complimentary medicine and personal growth. He qualified as a nutritional consultant and acupuncturist and studied and taught numerous powerful, personal growth and personal development techniques.
After several successful years in the complimentary medical field, Bruce decided he needed a new challenge and, by what he describes as “a bizarre series of coincidences”, he entered a career in sales as a commission only salesperson in the financial services industry. He studied with some of the world’s top sales coaches and had an extremely successful and profitable career selling and managing sales teams for some of the UK’s top companies.
In 1994 Bruce was commissioned by the BBC to write his first book. Titled ‘Psycho-Selling – Double Your Income From Sales In 8 Weeks’, the book became an international best seller and launched Bruce’s career as an international conference speaker.
Bruce recently produced a 45 minutes FREE webinar titled Selling Made Easy – Double Your Sales. You can view it and several other shorter but equally powerful videos at http://www.bruceking.co.uk/category/videos/
Another exceptional interview with a dynamic salesperson and author.
Barb Giamanco heads up Social Centered Selling. She’s the co-author of The New Handshake: Sales Meets Social Media and the author of the Harvard Business Review article Tweet Me, Friend Me, Make Me Buy. Her first of its kind research report: Social Media and Sales Quota proves the measurable return-on-investment when using social media to sell.
Known internationally as an early evangelist and thought leader in Social Selling and Social Business, Barb is a sought after Sales and Social Media Advisor, Speaker and Coach.
An avid blogger at www.barbaragiamanco.com, Barb is also a contributing writer and blogger for Top Sales World, Harvard Business Review, LinkedIn, Nimble and the Social Selling University. She is a Top Sales World 2014 Top Sales and Marketing Influencer, a Top 25 Sales Influencer on Twitter and her company was recently named one of the Top 23 Social Selling Training organizations in the United States.
Barb has a proven, 30-year track record in generating sales and capped a corporate career at Microsoft, where she led sales teams.
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