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Most people are selling incorrectly – Learn to Sell or Die, Douglas Vermeeren

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One of the reasons why some people struggle with sales is because ether have the wrong definition of what sales is. And naturally with eh wrong definition they approach it the wrong way and they use the wrong tools for the job. Sales is a matter of influence and support. When you can identify the needs and challenges your prospect your job becomes one o helping them see the value in using your product or service to solve those problems. Influence is really what sales is all about. And influence improves when we understand how prospects make their decisions. #learntosellordie #sales #douglasvermeeren #salestips #1salestraining #influenceselling #sales #sellmore #thesalessuccessacademy

Douglas Vermeeren Influence Selling

 

Don’t Suck at Selling #3

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Don't suck at selling Shut up
Don’t Suck at Selling #3
 
Shut up and listen
 
This one is pretty obvious and most likely you’ve heard it before. But if that’s really true why do we need to keep saying it again and again?
 
Well, to be quite frank it’s because people are still not listening.
 
And even if you are a listener this is a skill that can improved every single day.
 
I am always amazed at how many people that attend my sales seminars say that they are really good listeners. And then they won’t shut up. That’s all the evidence I need.
 
This is especially obvious at the early stages of a selling relationship. When you first meet a prospect it is your job to do the investigation to see if these people are qualified. And if they are not sure they are qualified you need to listen enough so you can help them see they are, if that’s the case.
 
Too many crappy sales people rush in to get the sale and that they slide right past discovery into a presentation. (Yikes -Sales suicide!)
 
I was recently at a networking event and I couldn’t believe what I saw. I saw a “salesperson” corner a potential prospect, who by the look on his face obviously wanted to escape the moment they entered the trap.
 
All the clues of desperation were there. Looking at the watch. The body language of trying to squeeze past. The longing glance away for help. The disinterested nods. It was all there.
 
Yet this sales person didn’t get it. Instead he had even whipped out his phone to share a slide deck on his products I can only imagine what came next was a full presentation on his product line. What the heck? And even beyond what the heck, how does this delusional sales person actually think that he is going to be successful?
 
Obviously when you are listening you can’t just hear words. You need to be paying attention to everything. Especially look at body language.
 
And quite frankly had this crummy salesperson been doing that he would have easily seen that this prospect was not a prospect at all. He was a frickin’ prisoner. He was looking for an escape route the entire time, but this sales person was so wrapped up in himself that he couldn’t see how overbearing he was.
 
Try and listen next time. #douglasvermeeren #learntosellordie #salestips #1salestrainer #1salestraining #improveyoursales #sellmore

Don’t Suck at selling #2 by Douglas Vermeeren

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Don’t suck at selling # 2 by Douglas Vermeeren
Don’t blend in

Whenever I talk about this concept in our seminars so many salespeople turn crazy. Either they start doing real gimmicky things to attract attention which can sometimes mean they become the crazy guy with the colourful socks in the office or the outrageous ties. I even saw one lady who made it a ritual to run around the room quickly and do a lap giving everyone a high five every time she made a sale at her car dealership. (She thought for some reason people liked to see her come to life like those buskers dressed as robots who do something when you drop in a quarter.) While these surface things may be novel what I am really talking about here is different.

If you want to really stand out you need to stand out for the person that it actually matter for, and that’s your customer. (Who cares if you stand out for coworkers anyways, they aren’t paying you.)

So here’s the whole thing about NOT blending it. You need to consider how your competition is serving (or not serving) your marketplace. You need then turn up what you re doing to exceed customer expectations! This is where and how you can stand out in a way that makes you successful and rich.

What can you do that demonstrates you are really interested in seeing your customer succeed? How are you continuing the relationship after the sale? How are you treating those that don’t buy from you? How ar eyou helping them to feel you are a real person who cares? How are you preparing for delivery? How are you helping them feel qualified?

Lots to think about here. Just don’t be gimmicky — be useful. Be a salesperson — not a dork!

Douglas Vermeeren Learn to sell or die suck suit

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