The Sales Leader
Cutting Edge Strategies for Sales Leaders by Colleen Francis
One thing that I’ve noticed recently is that sellers aren’t always good at learning how to pivot. During the qualification stage, we get thrown for a loop sometimes. A prospect or a buyer answers in a way that we weren’t expecting, yet we need to stay on track and pivot with another question.
We’ve already talked about how the more time you spend doing a thorough qualification means you’re going to win more business. You now know what the most often missed question in the qualification phase is: the decision-making criteria, specifically the priority of that criteria. (more…)
Most sales reps are making a fundamental mistake when handling the pricing objection. They’re always trying to get the buyer to make an apples-to-apples comparison on the pricing and that’s not what we want. We want the buyer to be faced with an apples-to-oranges comparison. Now, why do we want that? (more…)
Recently, I was working with a client on some planning for their sales team. Specifically, we were creating action plans for every sales team members so that they would know how many calls, emails, meetings they need to take in a given day, week, month or year in order for them to hit their goal. (more…)