Winning at Selling Podcast : Episode #467

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.

We’ve all heard it before, people buy emotionally and justify it intellectually.

And we need to remember, if we jump too quick to emotional triggers and the prospect gets defensive. Customers do not make decisions on Needs.  They make decisions on Problems. Even more important, when changing a person’s behavior, consequences are more influential than value.

Put on some comfortable shoe as Bill and I take you around the block, one more time as we discuss Sales Process Part 6 – Questioning Techniques.  That and much more on episode 467 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” Tim Notke, High School Coach

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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 #466

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.

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 #463

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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 coaching and training salespeople I often ask them what they dislike most about their job. The #1 answer: Cold Calling or prospecting. I will be the first to admit that it can be hard and frustrating work. But if you don’t learn to do it well, you will never succeed as a salesperson.

So pull out that list of prospects as Scott and I discuss Sales Process Part 3 – Prospecting and other great ideas on episode 463 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing.  The worst thing you can do is nothing.”  – Teddy Roosevelt

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Mentions:

-Current Book: Let’s Get Real or Let’s Not Play
-Scott; Softening Statements – CLICK HERE
-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 #462

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.

When a client initiates the conversation or reacts with interest and curiosity to something we initiated, we are in the qualifying phase. During this time, we move together to discuss value and demonstrate trust in a meaningful conversation between the salesperson and the prospect.

If you feel strung along and misled, this one’s for you – as Bill and I discuss Sales Process Part 2 – Qualifying.  That and much more on episode 460 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

 “Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing perfectly.” Robert H. Schuller

Your Hosts:

Bill Hellkamp See my LinkedIn profile and send me an invite
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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 #461

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.

Before you create a contact list, attempt to prospect, or go to an appointment you may want to take a few hours to make sure you are contacting the right people and talking to them about the things that matter. Many salespeople don’t do this and waste time and resources going after prospects that can’t or won’t buy from them.

So let’s learn why it doesn’t pay to “round up the usual suspects” as Scott and I discuss Sales Process Part 1 – Strategy and other great ideas on episode 461 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical.” -Blaise Pascal

Your Hosts:

Bill Hellkamp See my LinkedIn profile and send me an invite
Visit my website: http://www.reachdev.com/

Scott “Professor Plum” PlumSee my LinkedIn profile and send me an invite
Visit my website: https://www.mnsales.com

Mentions:

-Current Book: Let’s Get Real or Let’s Not Play
-Bill – 2 Minute Selling Tip Video: What is the Goal? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKpHMZEizKY
-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 #460

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.

Too often salespeople position their products and services as commodities.  Leading with price, discounting value, and selling out their reputation.  This is all done before the prospect answers one question.  The marketplace has change.  Have you?!

If you are in sales leadership, gather your team and turn up the volume as Bill and I discuss Staging Experiences with our special guest Joe Pine. That and much more on episode 460 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

The more advocates you have, the fewer ads you have to buy.” – (Dharmesh Shah, HotSpot)

Your Hosts:

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

-Current Book: Let’s Get Real or Let’s Not Play
-Special Guest: Joe Pine

Joe Pine: Website/Retreat – https://strategichorizons.com/learn-and-engage/public-events/certification/
Joe Pine
: Online Program – https://www.onstagetraining.com/

-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 #459

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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.

Between us, Scott and I have over 60 years of experience in selling and 50 years training others to sell. Needless to say, when we offer to tell you our most important selling ideas, you might want to pay attention!

So, get out your notepads and sharpen your pencils as Scott and I discuss Our Top Tips for Selling More and other great ideas on episode 459 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“Whoever authors your story authorizes your actions.” – Sam Keen

Your Hosts:

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

-Current Book: Let’s Get Real or Let’s Not Play
-Bill – The Low Hanging Fruit is Gone! 10 Powerful Selling Tips http://reachdev.com/the-low-hanging-fruit-is-gone-10-powerful-selling-tips/

-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 #457

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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.

So, your sale just ended up with procurement, right? Well that doesn’t mean the end of the deal, or the end of profitability. A purchasing agent can be a daunting foe, or a great ally. It all depends on how you handle them and how you help them “get it right”.

Don’t let that purchasing agent get you down. Instead, get empowered as Scott and I discuss The Challenge of Procurement and much more on episode 457 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” -Goethe

Your Hosts:

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

-Current Book: Psycho-Cybernetics by Dr. Maxwell Maltz
-Next Book: Let’s Get Real or Let’s Not Play
-Bill – Video: 2 minute Selling Tip #21 Change the Value Proposition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pf8QqmlDURc

-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 #456

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.

The interaction of sales is a unique setting because often you are trying to motivate yourself, your team and prospects. Motivation means to “move emotionally.” To achieve maximum motivation and productivity for you and others, it’s important to consider and engage the different types of motivation.

Get prepared to be moved emotionally as Bill and I discuss What is your Motivation? That and much more on episode 456 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. ”
― William James

Your Hosts:

Bill Hellkamp See my LinkedIn profile and send me an invite
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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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Winning at Selling Podcast : Episode #455

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.

A career as a sales professional is peppered with constant decisions in behaviors and responses.  Answers can contradict themselves on the same topic.  Making the source questionable.  Today we have the authority of sales process, sales management, and contributors to achieving sales goals.

Be prepared for a sales transformation as Bill and I discuss Sales Management That Works with author, Harvard professor, and sales management expert, Frank Cespedes. That and much more on episode 455 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” – Thomas Paine

Your Hosts:

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

-Current Book: Psycho-Cybernetics by Dr. Maxwell Maltz
-Next Book: Let’s Get Real or Let’s Not Play
-Next week’s Special Guest Frank Cespedes, (https://frankcespedes.com/) author of Sales Management That Works

-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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