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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Mentions:
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.

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 #476

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 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

Your Hosts:

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

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 #475

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.

You won the deal, now it’s time to execute on the agreement.  Implementation and onboarding come with matching all the clients’ problems with your solutions.  Is it possible for there to be misunderstanding and change orders?

Does this sound familiar?  If so, stay tuned, as Bill and I discuss – After Sales Issues – Implementation and other great ideas on episode 475 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit. ” James Allen – As a Man Thinketh

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Bill Hellkamp See my LinkedIn profile and send me an invite
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Mentions:
Current Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

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 #474

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.

What do you fear? In the words of our guest, “There is another fear that is a stumbling block for us all. What’s more, it is a far more personally destructive fear. I’m referring to the fear of change.”

Do you fear change? Well, you are about to find out as Scott and I welcome Author and Sales Expert Rob Jolles to episode 474 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.”  Albert Einstein

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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
– Rob Jolles Amazon Page -> CLICK HERE
– Rob Jolles Website -> 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 #473

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 demonstrate value and commitment in our follow-up of emails, proposals and when the prospect goes silent.  We can still maintain control in the conversation and win the sale based on our actions.

If you have experienced any of these situations, stay tuned, as Bill and I discuss – After Sales Issues – Follow Up and other great ideas on episode 473 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“”You can’t give up! If you give up, you’re like everybody else.” Chris Evert

Your Hosts:

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

Mentions:
Current Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People 
-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 #472

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.

Just about every salesperson has heard this Alec Baldwin clip from the movie Glengarry, Glenn Ross. But is the hard close really the way to go in sales and is successful selling all about the close as some sales gurus would have you believe?

Well, I guarantee you that Scott and I will have some strong opinions as we discuss Sales Process Part 10 – Closing the Deal and other great ideas on episode 472 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“Either run the day or the day runs you.” -Jim Rohn

Your Hosts:

Bill Hellkamp See my LinkedIn profile and send me an invite
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Mentions:
Current Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People 
-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 #471

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.

7 Tips to presenting to win clients, 15 tips for great proposals, How to present proposals in 15 steps (with pictures).  There is no shortage of tips of presenting proposals but are they effective.  Remember, proposals don’t sell, people do!

Thanks for joining us today, as Bill and I discuss – Step 9 in the Sales Process – Presenting your Solution, and other great ideas on episode 471 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.”
Yogi Berra

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
B
ill –Blog: 13 Myths That Will Wreck Your Presentations http://reachdev.com/13-myths-that-will-wreck-your-presentation/
-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 #470

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.

Studies have shown that many sales professionals are hesitant to talk about price with their client. And when the client final brings it up, the salesperson lacks the confidence to be credible.

So, hold on to your wallets as Scott and I discuss Sales Process Part 8 – Budget and other great ideas on episode 470 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“If you want to be a Millionaire, start with a billion dollars and launch a new airline. “Richard Branson

Your Hosts:

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

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Mentions:
Current Book: Let’s Get Real or Let’s Not Play
B
ill – 2 Minute Selling Tips #9 The Price Question
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLawLxwpz-E
-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 #469

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.

What goes into the process of making decisions?  How do people decide? Often it is the criteria, the context and the contrast.  Do you know the process your prospect goes through in making decisions?

Join Bill and I as we discuss the decision-making process and other great ideas on episode 469 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

If you approach a negotiation thinking the other guy thinks like you, you are wrong. That’s not empathy, that’s a projection.” Chris Voss, Author: Never Split the Difference

Your Hosts:

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

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Mentions:
-Current Book: Let’s Get Real or Let’s Not Play
B
ill – 2 Minute Selling Tips #33 A Confused Customer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLawLxwpz-E
-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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7 Tips to Goal Setting in Real Life

  1. Do the means justify the ends?  Too often we focus on the outcome and lose track of the process.  Remember your math teacher from 4th grade that always wanted you to show your work?  You found the answer, but what they really wanted was to make sure you understood the process.  When you focus on the process, the outcome is predictable.  Over time you improve the process and the outcome improves.
  2. What are you known for? This is your brand, your reputation.  It is also the topic-zone you work in.  Think of 5 buzzwords that describe your business.  I use sales training; sales seminars; sales workshops; sales coaching; and sales development.  All related to sales.  Sometimes I’m invited, and tempted, to present on other topics.  I need to pause and focus on what I’m known for.  If I stray and attempt to deliver something else, that I’m not as strong in, my reputation will take a hit and I will feel like I didn’t deliver the results I intended. [Read more…]