Winning at Selling Podcast : Episode #472

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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.

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

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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

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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

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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 – 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

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-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…]

Winning at Selling Podcast : Episode #468

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 is the difference between working smarter vs, harder?  Do you want to be efficient or effective? How is value determined? How hard should you pressure the prospect to close the sale?

Bill and I are pleased, lucky, blessed, however you want to express a strong sincere appreciation to welcome Anthony Iannarino to our show today to discuss sales in today’s marketplace and other great ideas on episode 468 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“You cannot be consultative and a trusted advisor, if you are not willing to deal with conflict over the process of serving your perspective client.” –Anthony Iannarino

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Bill Hellkamp See my LinkedIn profile and send me an invite
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Mentions:
-TheSalesBlog.com – https://thesalesblog.com/ (Anthony’s Blog)
-Amazon Author Page: CLICK HERE
-Artist Chuck Close (Anthony referred to him at 26:35) – CLICK HERE
-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 #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

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 #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 #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

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 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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