Winning at Selling Podcast : Episode #528

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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.

What do prospects look for in a salesperson? I submit following through on promises.  This requires accountability to ourselves, our employers and most importantly prospects, so they become clients.

Stay tuned to learn how to overcome your fear of accountability, as Bill and I discuss What is Accountability? And other great ideas on episode 528 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“People do what you inspect, not what you expect.”   — John LeBeouf

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Mentions: 
– Current Book  – How Clients Buy: A Practical Guide to Business Development for Consulting and Professional Services
– Bill – Pain of Discipline or Pain of Regret
– Scott –  Everything DiSC Assessment

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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Winning at Selling Podcast : Episode #509

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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.

What is the most important part of making calls?  How much research should we do? What is the goal of the call? That’s just the beginning of our topic today on call planning.

Remember, if they are not hanging up on you, you are not making enough new calls – As Bill and I discuss Call Planning and other important ideas on episode 509 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“It’s always too soon to quit.” Norman Vincent Peale

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Mentions: 
– Current Book – The Success Principles by Jack Canfield
– Scott – Dead Sea or Sea of Galilee
– Bill – Blog: Why Most Company Pitches are Ineffective

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.

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Winning at Selling Podcast : Episode #494

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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.

Welcome, welcome! Look closely into my crystal ball and I will predict your future. HaHaHaHa! Or maybe not? But 2022 is upon us and we thought it would be a good time to look forward into the new year.

So, pull out your tarot cards and Ouija Boards to see if you can predict what Scott and I have to say about Predictions, Resolutions and the Year Ahead and other great ideas on episode 494 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“When you know what you want and you want it bad enough,
you’ll find a way to get it.” — Jim Rohn

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Mentions: Current Book – Sales Jiu-Jitsu: The Secret Black Belt System for Champion Leaders (Daniel & Elliott – Email: Click here)
– Free mini course. (they mentioned) salesjiujitsubook.com/faster
• Bill – Video: 2 Minute Selling Tip #33 Confused Customer- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYfaFgeED54&t=15s

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.

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Winning at Selling Podcast : Episode #479

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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.

Selling can be a challenging profession. Customers make difficult demands and so does your boss. Sales cycles can be long and confusing and all of us deal with the feast or famine of being on commission. Wouldn’t it be nice if you had someone to turn to who could help you over those rough spots? Well, now you do!

So, listen closely as Scott and I Answer Listener Questions and discuss other important issues on episode 479 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“Good thoughts and actions can never produce bad results; bad thoughts and actions can never produce good results.”   James Allen, ‘As A Man Thinketh.’

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Mentions:
Current Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Bill: Offer: 40-minute Online presentation “What SCARES Salespeople”
– Winning at Selling ranked #1 by Selling Signals

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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Winning at Selling Podcast : Episode #466

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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.

Think back to the last time you negotiated with a customer. How did it go? Were you disappointed with the results? Did you feel like the customer won, and you lost? Or did you feel like you got the better side of the deal? Could you have done better, and is there a way that both, you and the client, would be satisfied with the final contract?

Scott and I are pleased to welcome Michael Gregory to discuss these important questions about negotiating closure and other great ideas on episode 466 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“I have one thing that is not negotiable – I demand that I meet your interest.” –Bob Woolf

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Mentions:
-Michael Gregory Website: http://mikegreg.com/
-Michael Gregory Amazon Page: CLICK HERE
-Michael Gregory – Pocket Guide: The Collaboration Effect Pocket Guide 2020
-Current 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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Winning at Selling Podcast : Episode #465

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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.

Have you ever been in a client meeting and had to stop because the prospect ran out of time? Bummer, right? How about those meetings where you and the prospect can’t seem to get on the same page and you leave feeling confused? Double bummer! Many salespeople have disappointing meetings because they don’t take the time to set expectations with the prospect at the beginning of the meeting.

So get on the edge of your seat as Scott and I discuss Sales Process Part 5 – Setting Expectations and other great ideas on episode 465 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

Begin with the end in mind.” – Steven R. Covey

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Mentions:

-Current 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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Winning at Selling Podcast : Episode #464

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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.

We all know, as a salesperson, we ask more questions than deliver statements, but do we know the answers are truthful?  Some say the first step in the sales process defines the relationship and the mutual exchange of information.

So, gather around as we as Bill and I discuss Sales Process Part 4 – Creating Rapport.  That and much more on episode 464 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

Don’t just wish someone a good day – do something to make it better for them.”
― Stewart Stafford

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Mentions:

-Current Book: Let’s Get Real or Let’s Not Play
-Scott; Softening Statements – CLICK HERE

-Bill – Video 2 Minute Selling Tip #32 Be Yourself  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HApO2n7NC-Y&t=1s

-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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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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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

Your Hosts:

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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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