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Price Objection

Objection: Price

Clients have needs because they have problems that must be solved.  Not all these needs are equal.  Some are more important than others.  When you first meet clients, you need to spend some time deciding what their needs are.  Start by working on the big problems first and then gradually ascend to the smaller less […]


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Selling Tips – Enthusiastic Attitude

Selling Tips – Enthusiastic Attitude There is no substitute for enthusiasm.  When the members of a team are enthusiastic, the whole team becomes highly energized.  And that energy produces power.   Have you ever noticed the difference passion makes?  How many dispassionate successes have you met?  How many high achievers lack enthusiasm?  How many great leaders […]


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Stop Complaining

Stop Complaining “How’s business?” one attendee asked another at a networking event.    “This (fill in the blank – weather, economy, regulation, manufacturer inventory, flu) is killing us. We’ve got projects delayed right and left and trying to get prospects to close anything isn’t happening — things need to turn around fast.”    The person […]


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Upsell Effectively

Upsell Effectively How many times have your ordered fries just because the server asked, “would you like fries with it?”  How about asking your client if they would like: Gutters with that, along with some downspouts? Skylight Protective covers with that? Roof Hatch Safety Rail with that? Preventive Maintenance with that? Client Portal access with […]


Less More Sales Selling Overselling

About Overselling 

About Overselling  In the movie, Jerry Maguire, TomCruise reaches an epiphany which he must share with Renee’ Zellweger. After his LONG spiel Renee’ interrupts him saying, “Shut up. Just shut up….You had me at hello. You had me at hello.” Do you know when to shut up?  How often do you oversell?  Can you read […]


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Selling Skills – Closing

Selling Skills – Closing When you close, the first step is to summarize those benefits the customer accepted during the call.  In other words, you will summarize ONLY those benefits that the customer agreed were important. Summarizing accepted benefits can be of great value because it considers the listening ability of your customer.  Most people […]


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