Winning at Selling Podcast : Episode #458

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Thank you for listening to the episode. Your commitment to developing your selling skills, mindset and techniques is our motivation.

This podcast is dedicated to the overall success in the sales channel.  From the CEO to the front line salespeople, every role must be aligned, trained and committed, every day to achieve the desired outcome.  This is not done without a commitment to ongoing career development in learning market-relevant techniques, overcoming conceptual barriers, applying proactive and productive behaviors and projecting a positive attitude.

Compensation is the reward for work and risk.  Sales leadership has a standing goal of rewarding the behavior you want to instill and inspire. And strategy will determine the greatest profit margin and market domination. How can we align strategy, compensation, and revenue projections?

Look into the archives and retrieve that business plan and let’s update the strategy, compensation and relaunch our products and services as Bill and I discuss Sales Compensation Plans That and much more on episode 458 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“I’m not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” – Stephen Covey

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Mentions:

-Current Book: Psycho-Cybernetics by Dr. Maxwell Maltz
-Next Book: Let’s Get Real or Let’s Not Play
-Buying Steve Kloyda’s book – The Art of Prospecting – CLICK HERE

Whether you are defending first place in the market or dedicated to fighting for first place, each episode will deliver proven advice you can apply that day to improve your sales results.

Join us every week.  Email us your comments, feedback, real-life challenges in the marketplace and desired topics for us to cover and we will deliver sound advice you can use. ALL comments are welcome.

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Get in The Door Podcast: Episode #449

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Thank you for listening to the episode. Your commitment to developing your selling skills, mindset and techniques is our motivation.

AND WE’RE BACK! – Scott “Professor Plum” Plum of the Minnesota Sales Institute & Bill Hellkamp of REACH Development Systems

Ah, the company pitch! The chance for the salesperson to tell the prospect how wonderful their company is, whether they want to hear it or not. With that in mind, does your company pitch positively affect the client or does it turn them away?

So clear the mechanism as Scott and I discuss Your Company Pitch and much more on episode 449 of the Get in the Door Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.” ― Plato

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Mentions:

-Book: Psycho-Cybernetics by Dr. Maxwell Maltz
-Bill – Video: The Curse of the Experienced Salesperson – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkF6OLvDk14
-In memory of Thomas Winninger (https://www.winninger.com/)
-Funeral: https://youtu.be/a3X_4fQTt3M

-Buying Steve Kloyda’s book – The Art of Prospecting – CLICK HERE

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Get in The Door Podcast: Episode #447

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Thank you for listening to the episode. Your commitment to developing your selling skills, mindset and techniques is our motivation.

AND WE’RE BACK! – Scott “Professor Plum” Plum of the Minnesota Sales Institute & Bill Hellkamp of REACH Development Systems

We all know that product knowledge is important. After all, we don’t want to go into an appointment and not know what we are talking about. But the most accomplished salespeople go beyond knowing about their product to knowing about the industry. In this way they can bring new and valuable information to their customers.

Listen for answers to these important questions as Scott and I discuss Becoming an Industry Expert and much more on episode 447 of the Get in the Door Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“One of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” –― Plato

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Mentions:

-Book: Psycho-Cybernetics by Dr. Maxwell Maltz
-Bill – Video: 2-Minute Selling Tip #17 Do Something https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqbq8ZgDtEU
-Scott – My Boss Told Me I Should Go – oh joy!
-In memory of Thomas Winninger (https://www.winninger.com/)
Obituary: Thomas Winninger

-Buying Steve Kloyda’s book – The Art of Prospecting – CLICK HERE

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Get in The Door Podcast: Episode #445

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Thank you for listening to the episode. Your commitment to developing your selling skills, mindset and techniques is our motivation.

AND WE’RE BACK! – Scott “Professor Plum” Plum of the Minnesota Sales Institute & Bill Hellkamp of REACH Development Systems

Which is better?  Give something to someone – or teach them how to find it themselves? There is a parable about a fish in this question.  And why does this story upset and enable prospects.

So, grab your fishing rod and tackle box as Bill and I discuss Stop Helping People and much more on episode 445 of the Get in the Door Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“Throw your heart over the bar and your body will follow.” Norman Vincent Peale

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Mentions:

-Next Book: Psycho-Cybernetics by Dr. Maxwell Maltz
-Scott -BLOG: Stop Helping People
-Buying Steve Kloyda’s book – The Art of Prospecting – CLICK HERE

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Get in The Door Podcast: Episode #443

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Thank you for listening to the episode. Your commitment to developing your selling skills, mindset and techniques is our motivation.

AND WE’RE BACK! – Scott “Professor Plum” Plum of the Minnesota Sales Institute & Bill Hellkamp of REACH Development Systems

What makes you different and better?  Different does not mean better.  It just means, not the same as.  Could be better.  Could be worst.  Why should someone buy from You, and buy Now?

So open your mind up to wonder and imagination as Bill and I discuss Creating a Strong Value Proposition and much more on episode 443 of the Get in the Door Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“True productivity comes from allowing yourself to make mistakes. Do so, and you’ll succeed more often than any ten perfectionists.” – Laura Stack, CEO, The Productivity Pro

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Mentions:

-Next Book: Psycho-Cybernetics by Dr. Maxwell Maltz
-Scott:
How Not to Turn Your Product into a Commodity
-Bill: Article: 2 Minute Selling Tip #21 : Change the Value Proposition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pf8QqmlDURc

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-Buying Steve Kloyda’s book – The Art of Prospecting – CLICK HERE

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Get in The Door Podcast: Episode #439

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Thank you for listening to the episode. Your commitment to developing your selling skills, mindset and techniques is our motivation.

AND WE’RE BACK! – Scott “Professor Plum” Plum of the Minnesota Sales Institute & Bill Hellkamp of REACH Development Systems

Ever scratch your head and ask yourself, why did I do that OR what was I thinking?

Well, it’s quite possible, you were not thinking, rather acting out of existence and the subconscious.  These are legit reasons; however, they may not hold up in court or in a conversation with your sales manager.

We are so lucky to have a neuroscientist with us today to discuss the brain, why it follows and how you can make it work for you.  So put your phone on silent, grab a notebook and pen and take notes as Bill and I discuss Why the Brain Buys with Dr. Terry Wu and much more on episode 439 of the Get in the Door Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.”Plato

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Mentions:

-Book study: Beyond Selling Value.  Amazon – CLICK HERE
-Next Book: Psycho-Cybernetics by Dr. Maxwell Maltz
– Dr. Terry Wu – Speaking on the neuroscience of sales and marketing: https://www.whythebrainbuys.com/
Consulting Service: https://www.neuromarketingservices.com/
17-minute TED Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEtE-el6KKs

-Complete the form below to enter the FREE Book Drawing.  Thank you!
-Buying Steve Kloyda’s book – The Art of Prospecting – CLICK HERE

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Get in The Door Podcast: Episode #438

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Thank you for listening to the episode. Your commitment to developing your selling skills, mindset and techniques is our motivation.

AND WE’RE BACK! – Scott “Professor Plum” Plum of the Minnesota Sales Institute & Bill Hellkamp of REACH Development Systems

The sale is moving forward nicely. You’ve had some great discovery sessions and have put together a solid proposal. Now as you are discussing the details you hit a snag. One of the key influencers raises an objection. How do you deal with it? What answer do you give? Handling key objections should be a part of your preparation as you move toward the close of a sale.

So put on your helmets and tighten your chinstraps as Scott and Bill discuss Handling the BIG Objections and much more on episode 438 of the Get in the Door Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.”Plato

Your Hosts:

Bill Hellkamp See my LinkedIn profile and send me an invite
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Mentions:

-Book study: Beyond Selling Value.  Amazon – CLICK HERE
-Scott – Video – How to Sell Above the Budget

-Bill – Video – 2 Minute Selling Tips #21 : Change the Value Proposition

-Complete the form below to enter the FREE Book Drawing.  Thank you!
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Get in The Door Podcast: Episode #426

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Thank you for listening to the episode. Your commitment to developing your selling skills, mindset and techniques is our motivation.

AND WE’RE BACK! – Scott “Professor Plum” Plum of the Minnesota Sales Institute & Bill Hellkamp of REACH Development Systems

As a sales comes to it culmination the buyer may ask for concessions – often a lowering of price. What is the salesperson to do? Hold her ground and maintain the price and the profitability or find some way to respond positively to the buyer’s request? Should negation play a part in the salesperson’s tool kit or is it an invitation for price cutting?

Scott and I believe we have very different points of view on this topic, so let’s see there are some fireworks as we discuss Negotiation Training for Salespeople: Point-Counterpoint. All that and more on episode 426.

Golden Nugget

“I have one thing that’s not negotiable. I demand that we meet your interests. The reason we want to meet your interest is that if we don’t meet your interest you won’t meet mine and I’m a real selfish guy. I want my interest met.”– Bob Woolf, sports agent

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Mentions:

-Book study: Challenger Sale.  Amazon – CLICK HERE
-Buying Steve Kloyda’s book – The Art of Prospecting – CLICK HERE
-Bill – Article: How A Salesperson Can Build Negotiating Leverage

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Get in The Door Podcast: Episode #425

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Thank you for listening to the episode. Your commitment to developing your selling skills, mindset and techniques is our motivation.

AND WE’RE BACK! – Scott “Professor Plum” Plum of the Minnesota Sales Institute & Bill Hellkamp of REACH Development Systems

Every day we take on adversity.  Some days more than others.  Some time it is initiated by us, others from someone else.  If we don’t manage and leverage adversity productivity, we will either grow or become stagnate through unconscious complacency.

So get focused and ready to learn as Bill and I discuss Complacency with special guest, Ronn Lehmann and much more on episode 425.

Golden Nugget

A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author. — Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Mentions:

-Book study: Challenger Sale.  Amazon – CLICK HERE
-Buying Steve Kloyda’s book – The Art of Prospecting – CLICK HERE
SPECIAL GUEST: Ronn Lehmann – call 612.353.7800 or click here for email | or visit his website: www.ronnlehmann.com
Download Slides from Ronn LehmannCLICK HERE
-Scott – BLOG: You Don’t Need to Educate Your Prospects
-Bill – Video 2 Minute Selling Tip #34 The Full Sales Funnel

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Get in The Door Podcast: Episode #424

Greetings,

Thank you for listening to the episode. Your commitment to developing your selling skills, mindset and techniques is our motivation.

AND WE’RE BACK! – Scott “Professor Plum” Plum of the Minnesota Sales Institute & Bill Hellkamp of REACH Development Systems

Neglected, ignored, taken for granted, just a number. This is how many customers feel when doing business. And because of this, they are vulnerable to the next salesperson that comes along. Or maybe they are actively looking for an alternative supplier. But we’re sure this isn’t true for you, is it?

So think about your customers while Scott and I will discuss the topic of Building Stronger Client Relationships and much more on episode 424.

Golden Nugget

A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author. — Gilbert K. Chesterton

Your Hosts:

Bill Hellkamp See my LinkedIn profile and send me an invite
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Mentions:

-Book study: Challenger Sale.  Amazon – CLICK HERE
-Buying Steve Kloyda’s book – The Art of Prospecting – CLICK HERE
-Wendy Blomseth – Keep in touch with your clients – CLICK HERE or email her HERE
-Scott – BLOG: What Makes You Think I Need Your Help?
-Bill – Article: Strengthening Client Relationships

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