Process of Change

https://mnsales.com -So you look at a salesperson changing. It’s the same process as a prospect changing. We go through the same process and the first is awareness, so we are scratching our head as individuals, and feel frustrated? Why do I feel like something’s not working like it should? And then we get the second step, which is [Read more…]

How to Sell Above the Budget

I’m kinda guessing that when it comes to this decision, that the price or the investment is going to be a factor. Is that safe to say? Yeah, to make sure that I’m talking about the same thing, what kind of budget or range are you looking at?  Because I don’t want to be introducing anything that is higher than that budget.  If I give you something and it’s outside the budget, then it’s gonna feel like I might’ve misled you by sharing something that’s not within the budget. So do you mind sharing me, with kind of the range are you thinking.  And I’m okay with a range. [Read more…]

I’m Kit Welchlin

http://www.mnsales.com — No I am not. If you know Kit, you know I’m not him, and if you know me, you know I’m not Kit.

Every person is different, and no matter how hard I try to be like Kit, I can only be me. But Kit and I do follow the same process when getting hired and have the same goal, afterwards – to deliver results. [Read more…]

Get in the Door Podcast with Steve Kloyda and Professor Plum – Episode #303

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This week the “Professor” and I tackle Chapter 3 from, Letters From A Self-Made Merchant To His Son by George Horace Lorimer. The book is a classic.  [Read more…]

Get in the Door Podcast with Steve Kloyda and Professor Plum – Episode #301

SHOW NOTES:

This week the “Professor” and I tackle Chapter 1 from, Letters From A Self-Made Merchant To His Son by George Horace Lorimer. The book is a classic. [Read more…]

Get in the Door Podcast with Steve Kloyda and Professor Plum – Episode #300

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We are BACK. We took a month off to get rejuvenated. We are ready for a new show. This week the Professor and I have very casual conversation about sales. We shared many tactics and strategies and sales secrets. By the way, this is episode #300. What a major milestone. [Read more…]

Commitment > Consequences

Success is only possible when you have a greater commitment to achieve the goal than the consequences you will experience if you fail.  Do you know the consequences if you fail?  Are you willing to accept them?  If you cannot live with them, your commitment is the means of overcoming them.

Commitment is transferable in all roles of your life.  Commitment to play the role of a husband or wife, mother or father, salesperson or sales manager.  And there are consequences of failure in every role. [Read more…]

It’s the bottom of the 7th and you’re trailing

Your team has just taken the field after another inning with no hits. You have 2 more chances at bat to change the score from being behind 5 to 3. Your focus is currently on being defensive with throwing more strikes than hits and making more outs than errors. But, you also have to get some hits in when you’re up to bat. What can you do to get more hits? That is the question.

OutfielderThis is the same question salespeople need to ask themselves when they are in the last two months of the year and they are 25% away of reaching their annual quota. You cannot have another year when you don’t make quota. At this point, with the current sales pipeline, you will fall short by $67,000 in revenue. What can you do to change the outcome of the year and make your quota? [Read more…]

SalesMax Assessment

As you start the a New Week, New Month or even the New Year, ask yourself: “What are you going to do different tomorrow, you did not do today, that will give you the results you want, that you currently don’t have?”

The main areas to focus on include your:

  • Sales Personality: Relatively stable characteristics which impact sales behaviors. These core characteristics do not change easily over time, even with training.
  • Sales Knowledge: The understanding of effective strategies at key stages of the sales cycle.
  • Sales Motivation: Motivations which drive the person.

If you are interested in learning more about your current strengths and areas to develop to achieve your sales goals, complete the form below and on the next page, you will see the instructions on how you can take the SalesMax assessment – at no charge. [Read more…]

Disappointment and Forgiveness

Last week someone I have a great deal of respect for let me down. Their actions disappointed me. If the feeling had a flavor, it tasted like the color gray. This was hurtful. But the real disappointment came with my belief in this person.

The unfortunate fact is people will disappoint us throughout our life. Our strength will come when we forgive them. And I will grow to forgive them, too. [Read more…]