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One way to remove buying resistance

(And how to help people avoid acting like jerks!) Pay-off: get this right, and you’ll find selling a lot nicer Investment: 3 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here Every day I work with people struggling to sell. Less often I work with people who sell well. Makes sense. I learn a hell of a lot from …

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What to do when prospects are too busy to talk

Pay-off: engage more prospects, more successfully Investment: 4 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here You might have seen the cartoons below. Frustrated salespeople share them on social media for light relief. Clearly, there’s some truth in them. And they’re amusing. But keep in mind that while you’re busy laughing at them, the next person could be …

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The right way to learn how to sell

Pay-off: Pick the right learning solution to improve sales results Investment: 2.5 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here You read the book and attended the course. You listened to the advice and observed the boss. But still, something isn’t right. You’re still not totally clear or confident. How the hell do you apply what you …

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Some stern words to intelligent consultants who sell

Pay-off: avoid the biggest roadblock faced by consultants who sell Investment: 3 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here Results are obtained by exploiting opportunities, not by solving problems – Peter F. Drucker This is a message for intelligent consultants who contribute to sales or business development: You’re smart, I know. You’re proud of your …

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The art of creating trust in conversation

Pay-off: learn the single most important way to build trust in conversation (beyond simply ‘listening’) Investment: >2 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here Trust is the linchpin to a successful and ongoing business relationship. It’s the conduit to connecting value, creating win:wins and mutually progressing and growing your businesses together. Caveat emptor and caveat venditor …

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How to sell without being pushy

Pay-off: do this and you’ll get lots more yeses Investment: 4 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here No one likes pushy. Pushy pushes people away. Systems scientist, Peter Senge said, “The harder you push, the harder the system pushes back.” So, at the risk of stating the obvious, if you’re receiving push back, you must be …

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Optimise your day, make maximum impact, and get home early

Pay-off: quickly increase your effectiveness and efficiency (+ free cheat sheet) Investment: 4 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here Everyone seems too busy these days. But most people, I’d argue, are too busy being ineffective. “I won’t be able to help you this afternoon, I’ve blocked two hours out of my schedule to bang my …

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How to fight your way out of your comfort zone (and win)

Pay-off: a chance to re-direct your energy and abilities Investment: 3 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here This one’s about the fight you’re having. The important fight, with major lifelong consequences. Whoever you are, and whatever stage of your career and your level of success, in some area of your work or life… You’re having one …

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The one thing others need from you to improve performance

Pay-off: do this and you and your teams can improve their performance in just about anything Investment: 6 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here I’ve written this post for anyone leading a team or a business who wants to see improved performance in their people. But it equally applies to ourselves as individuals. Serious about …

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How to convince someone by changing their environment

Pay-off: something else within your control that can help others make the right decision (like asking them to marry you?) Investment: 2 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here How to convince someone (by changing their environment) It’s probably worth considering that decisions aren’t made in isolation of one’s environment. You think you’re being sensible and …

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