How To Sell – Your First Month In The Field

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Have you ever tested yourself?

I mean really tested yourself where you pushed your limits so much you can see what you’re made of? Have you ever felt the fear that comes from doing something that permanently alters your life and tests your courage, strength, and faith?

Well, that’s what I’m going through now.  [Read more…]

How to Sell Products

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So there I was on stage at Georgia Tech along with four other area marketing experts. I was sweating. Not just because it was a thousand degrees in the auditorium, but because I was anxious about the Q&A session that was about to take place in front of 400 students, faculty, and guests.

What would I be asked?

That’s when it happened. A young lady, a marketing student, with blue hair and a black leather jacket asked me, “why do people buy?” [Read more…]

NLP for Sales: Presuppositions

Have you ever taken something someone said the wrong way?

Okay, okay, I know that’s an unfair question – of course you have!

The reason why you take things the wrong way isn’t always because you are overly sensitive, it’s because of presuppositions. [Read more…]

1 Quick Tip to Instantly Increase Sales … and a Warning

I have one very simple tip that’s easy to implement and will grow your business exponentially – are you ready for it?

Answer the phone!

So yesterday, I wanted to contact home stagers and furniture refinishers to get three quotes from each.

Now how many calls do you think it took me? [Read more…]

Thoughts on The Challenger Sale

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Part of being a professional salesperson is staying up-to-date with the latest thoughts and ideas about what is working now in the field of selling and what isn’t.

Just in the sales arena alone, I’ve read books explaining different personality types, I’ve read all kinds of techniques and scripts to use, I’ve read books focused on the mindset of a champion salesperson, and I’ve read books by people who think they know about NLP try to explain how to use it to manipulate people into blindly following your every command.

Most of the information is simply regurgitated over and over again, yet passed off as new, special, and different. [Read more…]