I recently had a truly unusual, memorable experience facilitating a discussion about pricing. What made it unusual? There wasn’t one question about pricing. Yet every person there described their ‘problem’ as a pricing problem. What were the real issues?
If you are looking for ways to expand your business, consider adding a mobile component. Obviously it has to fit with your business model, but here are three ideas to think about: pick up, delivery and on-location sales.
As sales professionals, we’re obsessed with the “numbers.” Where are we year to date, what’s the forecast, what’s the pipeline look like, what are the activity levels, how many qualified leads do we have, and on and on and on.
Trade shows have been around for centuries in one form or the other and during all this time, they have been one of the most useful means of networking, buying, selling and advertising your business or your services.
Many sales managers really don’t know how to reinforce the sales process in their coaching and development of their sales teams. I’ve gotten a lot of questions on this topic from sales managers, and I suspect there are a lot more that are embarrassed to ask about this.
For those of you that know me, this won’t be a stunning confession, but I really struggle with my impatience. So in deal reviews and pipeline reviews, it’s not unusual for me to interrupt, cutting to the chase, asking, “What’s next, when will it happen?”
Everyone I encounter is very busy. Virtually everyone I meet works long hours. Their schedules are filled with meetings, calls, all sorts of things. Many people seem to wear their “busyness” as a badge of honor.
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