Winning at Selling Podcast : Episode #485

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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.

I’ve heard it a thousand times: “She’s a great talker, she should be in sales!” But is that really true? Is being a good talker an indicator of a successful salesperson, or are there other traits you should be looking for? Are you frustrated with you own level of success and not sure if selling is “your thing”?

Well, break out those muff style headphones so you can really focus as Scott and I discuss Should You Be in Sales? and other great ideas on episode 485 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“Indecision is the greatest thief of opportunity.” – Jim Rohn

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Current Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Bill – Selling Success: From Accidental to Habitual  http://reachdev.com/selling-success-from-accidental-to-habitual/

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 #484

Greetings,

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.

If you don’t buy it, how can you expect others to.  Evidence of your behavior is found in your beliefs.  Knowing is not doing and doing what you know is a demonstration of commitment.  Commitment breeds confidence.

Zoom in and tune the world out as Bill and I are discuss How to Project Confidence and other great ideas on episode 484 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

You cannot play with the animal in you without becoming wholly animal, play with falsehood without forfeiting your right to truth, play with cruelty without losing your sensitivity of mind. He who wants to keep his garden tidy doesn’t reserve a plot for weeds.” — Dag Hammarskjold

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Current Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Bill – Video – The ABC’s of Posture in Sales: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jmssp_u_28

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 #483

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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.

When I messed up my Dad used to tell me that I had just “shot myself in the foot”. But then he was a military man. Some of his more colorful aphorisms might slip out later in the show so stay tuned. In any event we have all been our own worst enemy on a sales call and done or said something that caused us to lose the deal.

To minimize this problem, listen for behaviors you should avoid as Scott and I discuss the Top 5 Ways to Screw Up Your Sale and other great ideas on episode 483 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.” –Matsuo Basho

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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 #482

Greetings,

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.

Good or bad. Technology is here to stay.  The impact on the role of a salespeople will be determined by how company leadership uses it.  It could create greater barriers for customers, we have all experienced that, or aid in the development of selling skills.  Probably not as common.

How can technology through gamification and microlearning contribute to our ever presence and existing greatness? Close your laptops, unmute yourself and tune in as Bill and I are joined by our Guest: Kristen Taraszewski to discuss The Gamification of Training and other great ideas on episode 482 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.”— Ray Goforth

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Current Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Kristen Taraszewski – https://elevenpoint2.com/

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 #481

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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.

A common myth and reputation of salespeople is they are motivated by money, and they don’t care where is comes from.  This is simply not true. More money will solve a lot of problems, however, success from a different type of motivation can bring more joy than money.

Hold on to your wallets, as Bill and I discuss – Are You Too Money Motivated? and other great ideas on episode 481 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose.” – G.K. Neilson

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Bill Hellkamp See my LinkedIn profile and send me an invite
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Current Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Bill –Using Cialdini’s Six Principles of Influence: http://reachdev.com/using-cialdinis-six-principles-of-influence/
Bill: Offer: 40-minute Online presentation “What SCARES Salespeople”
Bill – Blog : Developing Charisma – http://reachdev.com/developing-charisma/
– 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.

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Winning at Selling Podcast : Episode #480

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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.

In business you try to be polite, thoughtful, and agreeable; knowing that it’s important to get along with people and build a respectful relationship. But no matter how hard you try, sometimes you run into people that are just plain difficult to deal with. It could be your boss, a co-worker or even a customer. So, what do you do? How can you build that relationship without being a doormat?

Well, listen close, pilgrim, as Scott and I discuss, Dealing with Difficult People and other important issues on episode 480 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“You can’t talk your way out of problems you behave yourself into.” Stephen Covey

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Bill Hellkamp See my LinkedIn profile and send me an invite
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Current Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Bill: Offer: 40-minute Online presentation “What SCARES Salespeople”
Bill – Blog : Developing Charisma – http://reachdev.com/developing-charisma/
– 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.

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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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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 #478

Greetings,

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.

How can we increase revenue from existing accounts?  We’ve talked about referrals, and increasing the price, however, we may have left out some important techniques and strategies. Which is why we are joined today with another special guest, Victor Antonio.

Join us as, Bill and I and Victor Antonio discuss Mastering the Upsell and other great ideas on episode 478 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

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Victor Antonio Contact Information
Short video, 4 quadrants: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhKtBe0uejc&t=113s

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 #477

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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.

Having a conversation with someone that disagrees with you could be the beginning of a difficult situation.  At the same time, it could be a relationship builder.

I know that is hard to believe, which is why Bill and I have dedicated a complete episode to Managing Conflict and other great ideas on episode 477 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“If you want to gather honey, don’t kick over the beehive” Dale Carnegie

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Current Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Scott – BLOG –  I know why I’m stuck. Here’s what I’m going to do about it.
Bill – Video – Working More Effectively with Othershttps://youtu.be/N5–cH4OIiY

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 #476

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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.

The very first step in any selling process is to find someone to tell about your product or service. Cold calling is fine and has an important place in sales, but it can be frustrating and usually has a low contact and acceptance rate. You can do much better if you can get a referral, if someone you already know advises you to talk to one of their contacts.

So put down that cold call list as Scott and I discuss After Sales Issues – Referrals and other great ideas on episode 476 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” ― Pablo Picasso

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Scott – BLOG –  I know why I’m stuck. Here’s what I’m going to do about it.
Bill – Video – 2 Minute Selling Tips : Know Your Top 10

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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