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How to sell to smart people

How to sell to smart people

Pay-off: Pick someone smart you need a ‘yes’ from. Follow the advice below and you’ll increase your chancesInvestment: 5 mins. Sign up to monthly posts here You’re reading this because you sometimes have to persuade or sell to smart people. And you’re reading this because you’re smart enough to care about getting it right. Right? …

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The top mistake people make when learning to sell

Pay-off: avoid wasting hours trying to learn the wrong thing Investment: 4 mins Sign up to monthly posts here The shortcut to results The shortcut to improving your performance in just about anything is knowing the single ‘right thing’ that you, personally, should learn next. This is the one skill, item of knowledge, or behaviour …

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A simple way to make better decisions

Pay-off: Plenty of ideas to make better decisions Investment: 3 minutes Sign up to monthly posts here Of course, you could use the ideas below to help other people make decisions too. Including buying and selling decisions. OK, let’s learn by doing: Pick a decision you’re currently trying to make. Now, stop trying to make …

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10 short tips to communicate, learn, think and sell better

Pay-off: 10 quick and actionable ideas to help you communicate, learn, think and sell better Investment: read whichever you like (5 mins to read the lot) Sign up to monthly posts here   There should be something for everyone in this post. Most of these short tips apply to most people. Usually, in my posts I …

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10 conversations to have before sales training

Pay-off: 10 things to discuss with your colleagues before paying for sales training Investment: 7 minutes Sign up to monthly posts here This article is also on Linkedin here. And if you wish to print and share with colleagues you can download it as a PDF article here. You’re somewhere between the hoping and planning stage …

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How to get yourself to do what you don’t want to do

Pay-off: plenty of ideas to get those challenging things done Investment: 5 minutes Sign up to monthly posts here Here’s one of the big four skills I write about less often. But it will be the weakest link in the behavioural chain for many people: How do you actually get yourself to do the things you …

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