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Effective appointment setting for field sales teams

By andrew on September 6, 2019

Appointment setting for field sales teams. One day course run in-house on your premises to help those who prefer selling face to face and who need a little help setting more appointments, with more customers more often. We also run open courses on this subject where you can mix with other sales personnel facing the same challenges.

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Sales mistakes to avoid – 5 common habits

By andrew on May 7, 2019

5 sales mistakes to avoid. Work on your integrity to build great long term trading relationships with customers. This will make them more likely to buy from you more often. Take the long term view.

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Why high pressure selling doesn’t work in B2B

By andrew on April 1, 2019

You don’t find high pressure selling tactics used in B2B business to business markets, at least not as commonly as in B2C sectors. There are differences in the nature of the customer relationship in these 2 environments which means hard sell doesn’t work in industrial or commercial sales. Here’s why.

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Sales mistakes to avoid – 5 bad habits

By andrew on December 4, 2018

5 sales mistakes to avoid. Work on your integrity to build great long term trading relationships with customers. This will make them more likely to buy from you more often. Take the long term view.

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Effective appointment setting for field sales

By andrew on September 2, 2018

Appointment setting for field sales teams. One day course run in-house on your premises to help those who prefer selling face to face and who need a little help setting more appointments, with more customers more often. We also run open courses on this subject where you can mix with other sales personnel facing the same challenges.

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There are prizes for second in selling

By andrew on December 8, 2017

There are no prizes for second they say. However in selling there often are. Keep in touch and be helpful and friendly and one day your chance will come. Their favoured supplier will let them down at some point. Or even more key their sales contact leaves. The relationship starts again and you have your opportunity. Make the most of it.

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Switch selling – how tos

By andrew on October 27, 2017

Switch selling and how to. This is about finding another way of offering a different solution for the same requirement. Selling adhesives for instance to someone who thought they wanted nails or screws. This needs some good questioning skills to find out more about the need and also good listening to fully understand the customer’s standpoint. But done well, it helps you build great credibility with your customer.

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Telephone skills to help your field based sales team

By andrew on March 11, 2016

Telephone skills for field based sales teams is a vital part of the armoury. To close deals, to set their own appointments, to follow-up proposals, to qualify prospects. And yet most never have any training. It can be seen as just as an extension of face-to-face selling. Which it isn’t as the majority of sales people will tell you! Invest in a little training and help your team increase their effectiveness – all from the ease of their desks.

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Tips on rapport building over the phone

By andrew on September 29, 2015

Tips on rapport building. This is a bit like tips on being a nice person. However building trust and integrity with your contacts is vital to build long-term sales relationships with them. And there are no easy solutions either.

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Sales mistakes to avoid – 5 common habits

By andrew on May 14, 2014

5 sales mistakes to avoid. Work on your integrity to build great long term trading relationships with customers. This will make them more likely to buy from you more often. Take the long term view.

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