New Sales Simplified

New Sales  Simplified Author MIKE WEINBERG
ISBN-10 9780814431788
Year 2012-09-04
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
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No matter how much repeat business you get from loyal customers, the lifeblood of your business is a constant flow of new accounts. Whether you’re a sales rep, sales manager, or a professional services executive, if you are expected to bring in new business, you need a proven formula for prospecting, developing, and closing deals. New Sales. Simplified. is the answer. You’ll learn how to: • Identify a strategic, finite, workable list of genuine prospects • Draft a compelling, customer-focused “sales story” • Perfect the proactive telephone call to get face-to-face with more prospects • Use email, voicemail, and social media to your advantage • Overcome—even prevent—every buyer’s anti-salesperson reflex • Build rapport, because people buy from people they like and trust • Prepare for and structure a winning sales call • Stop presenting and start dialoguing with buyers • Make time in your calendar for business development activities • And much more Packed with examples and anecdotes, New Sales. Simplified. balances a blunt (and often funny) look at what most salespeople and executives do wrong with an easy-to-follow plan for ramping up new business starting today.

Smart Calling

Smart Calling Author Art Sobczak
ISBN-10 9781118637517
Year 2013-03-25
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Proven techniques to master the art of the cold call Cold calling is not only one of the fastest and most profitable ways to initiate a new sales contact and build business; it's also one of the most dreaded—for the salesperson and the recipient. Smart Calling has the solution: Art Sobczak's proven, never-experience-rejection-again system. Now in an updated 2nd Edition, it offers even smarter tips and techniques for prospecting new business while minimizing fear and rejection. While other books on cold calling dispense long-perpetuated myths such "prospecting is a numbers game," and salespeople need to "love rejection," this book will empower readers to take action, call prospects, and get a yes every time. Updated information reflects changes and advances in the information gathering that comprises the "smart" part of the calling Further enhances the value and credibility of the book by including more actual examples and success stories from readers and users of the first version Author Art Sobczak's monthly Prospecting and Selling Report newsletter (the longest-running publication of its type) reaches 15,000 readers, and Smart Calling continues to rank in the Top 20 in the Sales books category on amazon.com and has sold over 20,000 copies Conquer your fears and master the art of the cold calling through the genius of Smart Calling, 2nd Edition.

Sell with a Story

Sell with a Story Author Paul Smith
ISBN-10 9780814437124
Year 2016-09-08
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
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Despite all the high-tech tools available to salespeople, the most personal method still works best. Storytelling packs the emotional punch to turn routine presentations into productive relationships. It explains products or services in ways that resonate; it connects people and creates momentum. Stories speak to the part of the brain where decisions are made. Paul Smith, author of the acclaimed Lead with a Story, shifts his best-selling formula to the sales arena. In Sell with a Story, he identifies the ingredients of the most effective sales stories and reveals how to: Select the right story Craft a compelling and memorable narrative Incorporate challenge, conflict, and resolution Use stories to introduce yourself, build rapport, address objections, add value, bring data to life, create a sense of urgency, and more Complete with model stories, skill-building exercises, and enlightening examples from Microsoft, Costco, Xerox, Abercrombie & Fitch, Hewlett Packard, and other top companies, this powerful and practical guide gives you the tools you need to turn your experiences into stories that sell.

Fanatical Prospecting

Fanatical Prospecting Author Jeb Blount
ISBN-10 9781119144762
Year 2015-09-29
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Ditch the failed sales tactics, fill your pipeline, and crush your number Fanatical Prospecting gives salespeople, sales leaders, entrepreneurs, and executives a practical, eye-opening guide that clearly explains the why and how behind the most important activity in sales and business development—prospecting. The brutal fact is the number one reason for failure in sales is an empty pipe and the root cause of an empty pipeline is the failure to consistently prospect. By ignoring the muscle of prospecting, many otherwise competent salespeople and sales organizations consistently underperform. Step by step, Jeb Blount outlines his innovative approach to prospecting that works for real people, in the real world, with real prospects. Learn how to keep the pipeline full of qualified opportunities and avoid debilitating sales slumps by leveraging a balanced prospecting methodology across multiple prospecting channels. This book reveals the secrets, techniques, and tips of top earners. You’ll learn: Why the 30-Day Rule is critical for keeping the pipeline full Why understanding the Law of Replacement is the key to avoiding sales slumps How to leverage the Law of Familiarity to reduce prospecting friction and avoid rejection The 5 C’s of Social Selling and how to use them to get prospects to call you How to use the simple 5 Step Telephone Framework to get more appointments fast How to double call backs with a powerful voice mail technique How to leverage the powerful 4 Step Email Prospecting Framework to create emails that compel prospects to respond How to get text working for you with the 7 Step Text Message Prospecting Framework And there is so much more! Fanatical Prospecting is filled with the high-powered strategies, techniques, and tools you need to fill your pipeline with high quality opportunities. In the most comprehensive book ever written about sales prospecting, Jeb Blount reveals the real secret to improving sales productivity and growing your income fast. You’ll gain the power to blow through resistance and objections, gain more appointments, start more sales conversations, and close more sales. Break free from the fear and frustration that is holding you and your team back from effective and consistent prospecting. It's time to get off the feast or famine sales roller-coaster for good!

Sales EQ

Sales EQ Author Jeb Blount
ISBN-10 9781119312574
Year 2017-03-20
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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The New Psychology of Selling The sales profession is in the midst of a perfect storm. Buyers have more power—more information, more at stake, and more control over the sales process—than any time in history. Technology is bringing disruptive change at an ever-increasing pace, creating fear and uncertainty that leaves buyers clinging to the status quo. Deteriorating attention spans have made it difficult to get buyers to sit still long enough to “challenge,” “teach,” “help,” give “insight,” or sell “value.” And a relentless onslaught of “me-too” competitors have made differentiating on the attributes of products, services, or even price more difficult than ever. Legions of salespeople and their leaders are coming face to face with a cold hard truth: what once gave salespeople a competitive edge—controlling the sales process, command of product knowledge, an arsenal of technology, and a great pitch—are no longer guarantees of success. Yet this is where the vast majority of the roughly $20 billion spent each year on sales training goes. It’s no wonder many companies are seeing 50 percent or more of their salespeople miss quota. Yet, in this new paradigm, an elite group of top 1 percent sales professionals are crushing it. In our age of technology where information is ubiquitous and buyer attention spans are fleeting, these superstars have learned how to leverage a new psychology of selling—Sales EQ—to keep prospects engaged, create true competitive differentiation, as well as shape and influence buying decisions. These top earners are acutely aware that the experience of buying from them is far more important than products, prices, features, and solutions. In Sales EQ, Jeb Blount takes you on an unprecedented journey into the behaviors, techniques, and secrets of the highest earning salespeople in every industry and field. You’ll learn: How to answer the 5 Most Important Questions in Sales to make it virtually impossible for prospects to say no How to master 7 People Principles that will give you the power to influence anyone to do almost anything How to shape and align the 3 Processes of Sales to lock out competitors and shorten the sales cycle How to Flip the Buyer Script to gain complete control of the sales conversation How to Disrupt Expectations to pull buyers towards you, direct their attention, and keep them engaged How to leverage Non-Complementary Behavior to eliminate resistance, conflict, and objections How to employ the Bridge Technique to gain the micro-commitments and next steps you need to keep your deals from stalling How to tame Irrational Buyers, shake them out of their comfort zone, and shape the decision making process How to measure and increase you own Sales EQ using the 15 Sales Specific Emotional Intelligence Markers And so much more! Sales EQ begins where The Challenger Sale, Strategic Selling, and Spin Selling leave off. It addresses the human relationship gap in the modern sales process at a time when sales organizations are failing because many salespeople have never been taught the human skills required to effectively engage buyers at the emotional level. Jeb Blount makes a compelling case that sales specific emotional intelligence (Sales EQ) is more essential to success than education, experience, industry awareness, product knowledge, skills, or raw IQ; and, sales professionals who invest in developing and improving Sales EQ gain a decisive competitive advantage in the hyper-competitive global marketplace. Sales EQ arms salespeople and sales leaders with the tools to identify their most important sales specific emotional intelligence developmental needs along with strategies, techniques, and frameworks for reaching ultra-high performance and earnings, regardless of sales process, industry, deal complexity, role (inside or outside), product or service (B2B or B2C).

High Profit Prospecting

High Profit Prospecting Author Mark Hunter
ISBN-10 9780814437797
Year 2016-09-20
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
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As a salesperson, your pipeline is the key to your success. No matter what changes, that remains the same. Top producers prospect—and they do it ALL THE TIME. “But how?” you ask, “In the age of the Internet, isn’t cold-calling dead?” Now, in his new book, sales expert Mark Hunter shatters costly prospecting myths and eliminates confusion about what works today. Merging new strategies with proven practices, High-Profit Prospecting will help you: Find better leads and qualify them quickly Trade cold calling for informed calling Tailor your timing and message Leave a great voicemail Craft compelling emails Use social media effectively Leverage referrals Get past gatekeepers and open new doors Steer clear of prospecting pitfalls Connect with the C-Suite And more The Internet won’t fill your sales funnel—and you can’t rely on the marketing department for leads (not if you want to succeed). High-Profit Prospecting puts the power back where it belongs—in your hands. Follow its formula and start bringing in valuable new business.

Brilliant Selling

Brilliant Selling Author Tom Bird
ISBN-10 9781292083919
Year 2014-12-16
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Pearson UK
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You can sell anything you want and targets are always achievable – Brilliant Selling will show you how. Whether you’re new to selling or want to take yourself to the next level, this bestelling, and definitive guide will show you how to instantly improve your sales performance.

The Only Sales Guide You ll Ever Need

The Only Sales Guide You ll Ever Need Author Anthony Iannarino
ISBN-10 9780735211681
Year 2016-10-11
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience. Anthony Iannarino never set out to become a salesman, let alone a sales manager, speaker, coach, or writer of the most prominent blog about the art and science of great selling. He fell into his profession by accident, as a day job while pursuing rock-and-roll stardom. Once he realized he'd never become the next Mick Jagger, Iannarino turned his focus to a question that's been debated for at least a century: Why are a small number of salespeople in any field hugely successful, while the rest get mediocre results at best? The answer is simple: it’s not about the market, the product, or the competition—it’s all about the seller. And consequently, any salesperson can sell more and better, all the time. Over twenty-five years, Iannarino has boiled down everything he's learned and tested into one convenient book that explains what all successful sellers, regardless of industry or organization, share: a mind-set of powerful beliefs and a skill-set of key actions, including... ·Self-discipline: How to keep your commitments to yourself and others. ·Accountability: How to own the outcomes you sell. ·Competitiveness: How to embrace competition rather than let it intimidate you. ·Resourcefulness: How to blend your imagination, experience, and knowledge into unique solutions. ·Storytelling: How to create deeper relationships by presenting a story in which the client is the hero and you're their guide. ·Diagnosing: How to look below the surface to figure out someone else's real challenges and needs. Once you learn Iannarino's core strategies, picking up the specific tactics for your product and customers will be that much easier. Whether you sell to big companies, small companies, or individual consumers, this is the book you'll turn to again and again for proven wisdom, strategies, and tips that really work. From the Hardcover edition.

Sales Mind

Sales Mind Author Helen Kensett
ISBN-10 9781782832454
Year 2016-02-04
Pages 171
Language en
Publisher Profile Books
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We're all selling something every day, whether at work or closer to home. But with advanced technology and mass competition, it's never been harder to capture people's attention. That's why we need to develop our sales mind: mastering our innate selling skills will help us cut through the noise in any situation. Drawing on the wisdom of psychology, mindfulness and cultural history, as well as a lifetime in sales, Helen Kensett has created 48 beautifully illustrated tools to help you: - become more focused, and develop a more mindful approach - gather crucial knowledge about your buyer, market and what you're selling - identify and communicate clearly the key aspects of your pitch - up your creativity, generate the best ideas and close the deal. From quick tricks for getting focused to simple skills like writing killer emails, Sales Mind is full of practical tools, real world tips and psychological insights to help you improve your selling at every step.

Selling to Anyone Over the Phone

Selling to Anyone Over the Phone Author Renee P. Walkup
ISBN-10 0814429173
Year 2006
Pages 194
Language en
Publisher AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
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A script may be a useful tool, but truly powerful phone selling only happens when the approach is tailored to each individual customer. "Selling to Anyone Over the Phone" shows how to do it much better. This must-read resource for sales professionals will help them develop the exceptional phone skills they need to close more sales, more often! This book is crucial reading for anyone who does any selling on the phone - from field reps who sell on the phone occasionally, to full-time telesales reps. Full of practical, time-efficient techniques for connecting with each customer generating leads that translate into real customers and closing more sales faster.

High Profit Selling

High Profit Selling Author Mark Hunter
ISBN-10 9780814420102
Year 2012-02-14
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
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In the high-pressure quest to make a sale, acquire a contract, and beat out other bidders, sales professionals frequently resort to cutting prices, offering discounts, or making other concessions that cut into their operating margins—short-term strategies that are destructive to the long-term sustainability of their business. High-Profit Selling helps readers understand that their sales goal shouldn’t simply be to sell more, but to sell more at a higher price...and that success comes only to those focused on “profitable sales.” This eye-opening book shows readers how to: Avoid negotiating • Actively listen to customers • Match the benefits of their product or service with the customer’s needs and pains • Confidently communicate value • Successfully execute a price increase with existing customers • Ensure prospects are serious and not shopping for price Too many salespeople believe that a sale at any price is better than no sale at all. This powerful guide helps move readers toward a profit-centered approach that will strength en their relationships and increase their bottom line.

The New Rules of Lead Generation

The New Rules of Lead Generation Author David T. Scott
ISBN-10 9780814432624
Year 2013-03-13
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
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Lead-generation marketing is evolving rapidly, but many companies are still using the same methods they always have. How can a marketer know which lead generation tactics will provide them with the best, most actionable leads for their products or services? What’s been missing—until now—is a strategic look at how lead-generation tactics can work together to produce the maximum number of quality leads. In The New Rules of Lead Generation, marketing expert David T. Scott examines the seven most successful tactics, including e-mail, direct mail, and search engine marketing; banner and social media advertising; cold calling; and trade shows. He reveals when to use which tactics, how to use them cost-effectively and get the best results, and how each tactic has changed in recent years and will continue to evolve in the future. Readers will also discover how to test new approaches on a limited budget and how to combine multiple tactics for a more powerful, integrated campaign. Featuring valuable tools for tracking costs and measuring results, this indispensable book shows marketers everywhere how to capture the leads they need to help their companies succeed.

Business Development For Dummies

Business Development For Dummies Author Anna Kennedy
ISBN-10 9781118962701
Year 2015-02-04
Pages 424
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Growing a small business requires more than just sales Business Development For Dummies helps maximise the growth of small- or medium-sized businesses, with a step-by-step model for business development designed specifically for B2B or B2C service firms. By mapping business development to customer life cycle, this book helps owners and managers ensure a focus on growth through effective customer nurturing and management. It's not just sales! In-depth coverage also includes strategy, marketing, client management, and partnerships/alliances, helping you develop robust business practices that can be used every day. You'll learn how to structure, organise, and execute an effective development plan, with step-by-step expert guidance. Realising that you can't just "hire a sales guy" and expect immediate results is one of the toughest lessons small business CEOs have to learn. Developing a business is about more than just gaining customers – it's about integrating every facet of your business in an overarching strategy that continually works toward growth. Business Development For Dummies provides a model, and teaches you what you need to know to make it work for your business. Learn the core concepts of business development, and how it differs from sales Build a practical, step-by-step business development strategy Incorporate marketing, sales, and customer management in general planning Develop and implement a growth-enhancing partnership strategy Recognising that business development is much more than just sales is the first important step to sustained growth. Development should be daily – not just when business starts to tail off, or you fall into a cycle of growth and regression. Plan for growth, and make it stick – Business Development For Dummies shows you how.

Conversations That Sell

Conversations That Sell Author Nancy Bleeke
ISBN-10 9780814431818
Year 2013-04-01
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
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Today’s buyers want more from sales professionals than a simple consultation. What they’re hungry for are meaningful, collaborative conversations built on mutual value and trust, that result in a Win3...where they, the seller, and the organization, achieve a winning outcome. Conversations That Sell introduces sales professionals to the collaborative conversation skills they need to capture the buyer’s attention and secure business. Based on the author’s five-step sales system, What’s in It for Them (WIIFT)—Wait, Initiate, Investigate, Facilitate, Then Consolidate—the book shows readers how to: • Prepare for an effective sales call • Identify sales opportunities and the factors that drive buyers to act • Adjust their approach to the type of buyer—Achievers, Commanders, Reflectors, and Expressers • Make conversations flow easily • Address problems, opportunities, wants, and needs • Work through objections • Advance and close sales • And more Packed with valuable tools and examples, salespeople in all industries will discover how to increase their short- and long-term sales success by keeping the focus of every conversation where it belongs—on the buyer.

Sales Management Simplified

Sales Management  Simplified Author Mike WEINBERG
ISBN-10 9780814436448
Year 2015-10-21
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
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Why do sales organizations fall short? Every day, expert consultants like Mike Weinberg are called on by companies large and small to find the answer—and it’s one that may surprise you. Typically, the issue lies not with the sales team—but with how it is being led. Through their attitude and actions, senior executives and sales managers unknowingly undermine performance. In Sales Management. Simplified. Weinberg tells it straight, calling out the problems plaguing sales forces and the costly mistakes made by even the best-intentioned sales managers. The good news: with the right guidance, results can be transformed. Blending blunt, practical advice with funny stories from the field, this book helps you: Implement a simple framework for sales leadership Foster a healthy, high-performance sales culture Conduct productive meetings Create a killer compensation plan Put the right people in the right roles Coach for success Retain top producers and remediate underperformers Point salespeople at the proper targets Sharpen your sales story Regain control of your calendar And more Long on solutions and short on platitudes, Sales Management. Simplified. delivers the tools you need to succeed.