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June 04, 2010


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Ted Stevenot

Well...I have to say that while salespeople could probably stand to listen better - in my opinion, most first need to begin the conversation.
The biggest reason salespeople fail is due to not finding or developing enough qualified prospects.
Hard to get it all in here, but salespeople need a targeted market segment to pursue that is researched in advance and systematically engaged. Then, they need to interact with that market seeking both current interest and long term qualifying information.
Any sale is made easier when you have are dealing with a well qualified prospect. It takes some hard and smart work to find and develop such prospects. It takes a mix of short term and long term perspective. Short term focus on current interest and long term focus on developing relationships over time.
I've condensed this message in a series of posts:
Certainly make a study of the craft of sales -and how to listen well - to be the best you can be. There is no substitute for activity. Learning to be a great prospector will open the door for all other elements of your sales acumen to improve. Most folks need to just give themselves the chance. Thanks!

Nick Moreno

It is sad that many sales managers think product training is sales training.

Steve Hilliar

A great blog about selling. However there is something most sales people miss and that is the difference in skill set required to make major sales. There is a difference and not many training organizations know about it or understand it.
Most of the books out there do not cover it.
However thanks to the net searches on making major sales will reveal it.

Chad Cuttino

Thanks for posting this. Great topic. I agree with Nick. It IS sad that SM's think product training is sales training.
A few of my takes on this topic are:
1) Amateur salespeople chase after unqualified prospects for way too long.
2) They do not do the necessary activities and behavior on a daily basis to reach their professional goals.
3) They do not have the brains, heart or guts to make it in professional sales and should be doing something else.
4) They are subservient to their prospects resulting in a bunch of free consulting.
5) They get emotionally involved in their sales calls.

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Today a salesman might only get a two day training and then be sent out into the world to learn all the techniques and tricks of the trade for him/herself. Very informative post...

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Sales has evolved over the past ten years. Knowing your products is the key thing I have found and conveying this knloge to the buyer will be 50 % of the work, but having a unique helpful product will help no end.


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It's just understanding costumer needs

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There is a big difference between sales training and product training. Sales coaches must understand this fact while leading their sales teams. Its a matter of how well a sales manager handles and trains his subordinates.


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