Monthly Archives: February 2018

“If you you’re so interested in doing business with me, why do you insist on talking about yourself?”

There’s an adage in selling that says, “People are interested in people who are interested in them”. And so it is with prospects; it’s a basic of selling.

Many salespeople seem to forget this though and spend the first period of a sales conversation with a prospect talking about themselves, their company and their product/service. In some cases they mistakenly believe that is what salespeople should do; in others it is because they don’t feel it is right to ask for someone’s time and then to go and ask questions. The truth is that only poor salespeople go and do all of the talking, whereas by asking questions of the prospect they would be engaging in that basic of selling, as questions show that we’re interested. Continue reading

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Congratulations On Spotting You Were Up Against Competition; What Took You So Long To Realise It Though?

There’s a well touted statistic that says approximately 65% of salespeople don’t differentiate their product/service from their competitors. That’s quite astonishing really when we consider that today with information so freely available, pretty much anybody can compete with you on … Continue reading

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