Get to Know Your Nasty Customers
There are tough customers, and then there are nasty customers – the ones who are rude, sarcastic, intimidating, mean, and vulgar. Nasty customers are the curse of new salespeople and veterans alike, and although you think you can handle any typ
Add Power to Your Sales Letters
What’s the most powerful section of your sales letter? Research shows that the postscript is one of the first (sometimes only) items a prospect looks at. Use the P.S. to restate your key point, emphasize a deadline, and/or pique the customer
Don’t Chase Your Prospects. Let Them Chase You!
Tired of the constant follow-up with your prospects that seems to be going nowhere? You’ve made a presentation, but how do you close the sale? Suggest that without your product or service, your prospect will miss out on something great. Here ar
Create a ‘Wish List’ to Bolster Your Customer Relationship
When you start a new customer relationship, sit down and make a “wish list” – all the concerns and needs the customer is facing that you might solve. From this, develop a checklist. Every time you make a sales call on that customer,
Winning Negotiation Tactics
Good negotiators walk out winners, getting the best of the deal. But when you negotiate, make sure your clients feel like winners, too. If not, they may not do business with you again. Follow these four tactics for successful negotiations.
Talk with Team Members Before New Hires Arrive
Experts say that the first 90 days determine how long a new person will stay with an organization. Discuss the new worker’s role with the team. Explore the ways in which some team members’ roles may change when the new person arrives, and