Sales Process

How to Close the Sale and Win More Deals Using Fewer Closing Techniques

To close the sale, you don’t need special skills like sales reps did in the past. In the last century (and yes, it feels strange writing that), salespeople trained specifically on how to close the sale because the prevailing attitude was that the sales rep held all the assets, the information, and the upper hand. …

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The Human Sales Factor – The One Chief Factor in All Situational Sales

Developing the Human Sales Factor is the New Alchemy in the 21st Century In the past, alchemists were obsessed with transforming common elements, like lead, into something more valuable, like gold. Today, we may not have realized their ambitious goals, but we have achieved a level of success in transforming simple, common elements into items …

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Process-Driven Systems Produce Predictable Results: Discussing Sales With Matt Goodman

Process-driven systems offer key advantages that can help push your business to greater heights. Systems such as these not only make identifying areas for improvement easier, they also help make formulating resolutions a snap. Lance Tyson’s guest in this episode is Matt Goodman, COO and CCO for New York City Football Club. Matt strikes on …

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Creating High-Performance Teams To Build A Brand And Grow Your Business With Curt Waugh

Do you want to build your brand with great people behind you? You have to know how to be a true leader. Lance Tyson sits down with another heavy hitter in sports and entertainment, Curt Waugh, the Vice President of Ticket Sales and Service for the San Diego Padres. Their discussion touches on creating high-performance …

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The Myth about Legendary Closers

Trust Your High-Performing Sales Team To Close Legendary closers are like Bigfoot, like leprechauns. They just don’t exist. But if you look at the classifieds under sales jobs, companies are always looking to hire skilled closers. Somehow, closing has become some kind of mythical skillset only a handful of enlightened beings have mastered.

Land the Plane Already!

Increasing Sales Performance Means Asking the Question to Close There was a famous sales study from the 1970s done by Mutual of Omaha that you may have heard about. The set-up was this: they went to their home market in Omaha and targeted some folks who would be good customers for them. They picked about …

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It’s as Easy as DDE

Be Proactive with Objections to Drive Sales Metrics When we consider some of the toughest objections we deal with as salespeople, financial objections have to be on the top of the list. Budget and cost are difficult things to combat. I mean, either the money exists for your product or service, or it doesn’t, right? …

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Never Battle With the Buyer

Resolve Objections With Points of Agreement to Increase Sales Performance If you look at any negotiation process, there’s a lot of wording out there about battling an objection. Now I’ve watched a lot of high-level negotiators in my life. But I’ve never seen high-level lawyers or high-performing salespeople battle.

Want More Sales? Sell Less

Increase Sales Metrics by Targeting Solutions A buyer’s inherent objection that all high-performing salespeople deal with is doubt. I don’t mean doubt in the salesperson’s abilities or solution necessarily, though that certainly is a real factor. I’m talking about the buyer, the prospect, the patient, doubting whether or not they even have an issue that …

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