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How to Become a Top Salesperson

“How Do I Become a Top Salesperson? I want to be better but I’m struggling!” Here’s what I’ve found that worked for me… What Works – The Skinny Details Reading Sales / Business / Self-Help Books It doesn’t matter which books. There are plenty of great choices. Just pick one and go with it. Try […]

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Ditch the Decision Maker?

“I’m having a hard time getting decision makers to agree to a (phone) meeting. A colleague recommended that I start contacting “influencers” instead of “decision makers”. The theory would be that the influencers would become strong proponents and would push internally for our solution. Is this a wise strategy?” My biggest concern is the “why“. […]

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What’s the Difference Between Cold Calls, Warm Calls and Social Calls?

As a member of several sales related LinkedIn Groups, I’ve noticed a common misconception within the sales community with respect to cold calling, warm calls, social calls and even referrals. For the record, the definition of “cold calling” isn’t blindly picking up the phone and dialing random numbers and pitching your product or service to […]

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Competing Against Your Competition – How to Win the Sale

“At what point in the sales process should I find out which competitors my prospects are looking at / comparing us to?” My answer is going to raise some eyebrows, but here it goes anyway… Most of us have been taught to ask our prospects “Who else are you looking at / comparing us to?” […]

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Enough with the easy button

Enough with the easy button – learn how to sell and make a great living doing it. An open letter to sales people. OK – I’ve had enough. Enough with the LinkedIn articles, tweets and blog posts from self-proclaimed “guru’s” who DO NOT HAVE A PROVEN TRACK RECORD AT SELLING who are telling everyone how […]

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How to Create a Sense of Urgency

“How Do You Create Urgency to Get Prospects Off the Fence and Get Them to Buy Now?” Sales people often try to create a sense of urgency at the end of the sales process. This causes a lot of stress and anxiety (mostly for the sales person) as they try to hit their end of […]

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Prospecting: How to Identify Your Targeted Audience

“My inside sales team needs to do a better job at generating targeted leads but trying to get them to prospect is like pulling teeth. Any suggestions?” SalesBuzz Answer by Michael Pedone: I remember like it was yesterday when I started working for a company that I was really excited about, and on day one, […]

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How to Answer “Is That Your Best Price?”

“Is That Your Best Price?” “I received a call back from my prospect (whom is the info gatherer) regarding a proposal we’ve been working on. She said her boss (read: decision maker) was interested in setting up a meeting with me to discuss the project further, and then she asked me if what I sent […]

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WHEN PROSPECTS SAY, “We’re Considering Other Options”

“When making follow-up calls, how should I respond when a prospect says they haven’t made a decision yet and that they are still considering other options?” The problem is this… 98% of the time this objection is a stall. I prefer to ELIMINATE these types of stalls from happening, rather than try and deal with […]

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How to Make Morning Sales Meetings Effective

“I manage a team of work-at-home sales reps where I don’t have the ability to listen in on their calls. While I do attempt to coach as much as possible, the coaching is mainly based on the data that the rep puts into our CRM. Do you have recommendations for coaching inside sales reps when […]

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