Winning at Selling Podcast : Episode #550


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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.

Your initial interview is going along well when all of a sudden the prospect says something like, “Can you believe what those idiots in Washington just did?” What do you do? Do you agree with them or  – do you disagree? Or do you just keep your mouth shut and hope she moves on? And exactly what flavor of idiot is being discussed anyhow?

If you want to learn how to avoid these conversation traps, tune in as Scott, and I discuss What if they bring up POLITICS? and other important topics on episode 550 of the Winning at Selling Podcast.

Golden Nugget:

“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.”  – Groucho Marx

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