The best salespeople are constantly looking for ways to improve. They are not staying static for extended periods of time because, let’s face it, if you’re not moving forward – you’re moving backwards!
There’s almost nothing better than reaching (or exceeding) all of your sales goals for the year. A certain feeling of accomplishment is natural, and should be embraced! However, will you be satisfied if your numbers stay the same next year? Are you doing anything to improve upon your past accomplishments?
The answer for many salespeople is no. They often work hard to create temporary success and soon after end up in a worse situation than they were before because they allow temporary accomplishments to hinder their work ethic.
Here are two things you can do to improve upon your current success:
1) Understand Your Offerings
You can never know too much about the products or services you provide. Spend some time on a monthly or quarterly basis to update your own knowledge so you can better prepare yourself for success.
Sometimes, all it takes is one question from a prospect to throw us off our game and ultimately lose the sale.
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2) Reach More Decision Makers
Stop wasting your time pitching to influencers and find ways to create direct communication with the top of the chain. So many salespeople burn valuable time and resources by first attempting to sell to influencers and then waiting for a response (and sometimes never hearing back).
Make a pledge to zealously guard your time. One of the best ways to improve on past results is to simply create more time during your day and increase your productivity.
What’s one other way you attempt to improve yourself and step up your or your sales team’s results?
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2 responses to “2 Quick Ways to Step Up Your Sales Game”
Thanks for the tips.
As the old saying goes, “when you’re green you’re growing, when you’re ripe you’re rotting”
So it’s good to think like a green beginner and learn all you can from whoever you can
Good tips! Nothing is more disappointing than giving your heart out pitching to someone who turns out to be the wrong person. Yes, influencers know what their company needs, they will champion for your products/services provided that you satisfy what their needs, however, it is still the decision makers who call the shots. In prospecting, it is valuable to have contact to both. Salespeople could start with the influencers, but should keep the people signing the check on the loop.