Month: July 2016

How to spot the sales opportunities behind the opportunities

Pay-off: spot the hidden valuable opportunities Investment: <2 minutes Many people in BD seem to have ‘opportunity planning’ all wrong. Either they don’t do it at all, they don’t do it enough, or they do it and begin to believe that things will go to plan, being unprepared then to deal with unexpected surprises or …

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Can’t sell, won’t sell! How to crack the tough nuts who don’t want to sell

Pay-off: one way to help a stubborn anti-sales person learn to sell Investment: <1 min Got someone in your team who vehemently rejects the idea of selling? Invite them to convincingly persuade you to excuse them from such activity. If they succeed: They’re better than you thought. Tell them, “you’re a sales legend in the …

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13 ways prospects frustrate you and 13 ways to get a grip

Pay-off: how to get a grip and remain productive when people frustrate you in sales Investment: 1.5 minutes In sales or BD, you’re going to discover a sometimes surprising uglier side to people: Some prospects won’t treat you well. Some will lie to you and lead you along. Some will ignore you and disappear instead …

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Improve sales performance by learning ‘the one thing’

Pay-off: Learn what to focus on doing, and what to focus on learning to improve your sales performance efficiently Investment: 4 minutes Strengths or weaknesses? Which of these should you focus on in order to improve your sales performance most efficiently? your strengths your weaknesses The easiest (laziest?) most common answer is, “focus on your …

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