4Q21 & 2022 Expectations

If you've been following along, on 9/16, I promised 10 New Articles on Selling Competencies. I published the last one yesterday. If you missed any, you can read them all here.

At the end of the last article, I promised a special offer. Here it is.

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A Spooky Lesson to help w/Sales Technology Competency

I'm sitting in the service department at 9:17 on September 28, 2021. This exchange actually started with the same service department at 9:42 on September 20, 2019. Two years ago. Spooky coincidence.

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Is Your Sales Process Helpful or Fatal?

Sorry. That's a serious question. As you may know, I've worked with a few salespeople. Often. Very often. Most often, the more closely that management monitors how well the reps follow the process, the more it hurts them.

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Something Old - Something New "Qualifying"

An old story and a new story...

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6 Down, 4 to go - Developing Relationships

Look at this.

Here's the scary part. This rep is not in the bottom 10%. He's in the middle of the over 2 million that we've evaluated.

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Dynamite Presentations

 

   ...but not the kind that blows up in your face.

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The Closing Sales Competency

I just Googled "closing tactics". 34,800,000 results in less than a second. My favorite close is, "What should we do now?" The typical reply is, "How do we get started?" If it doesn't sound like that, it's not time to close. I missed something and I either have to go back and fix it, or I walk away. So, how do I set up my question?

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Are your people "Selling Value" SDRAWKCAB ???

Seriously! Are they? Do they have any freakin' idea what "value" is?

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Hunting Competency... Still Necessary?

If you rewind the clock a few decades, you'll probably be reminded that when most employers were looking to hire a salesperson, they were looking for someone that could 'hunt' up some new opportunities and 'close' the deals. Mostly, with one exception, they were looking for someone that could go door to door or would make telephone cold calls to find business. The one exception

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Reaching Decision Makers Competency

This is a short article that will make it's point quickly.

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Consultative Selling Competency

So, I asked myself, "Should I start where they're strongest?" (Only 3% of over 2 million salespeople are weak presenters.) or "Should I start where they're weakest?"

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New Articles on Selling Competencies vs Scaling

I've had some interesting conversations this week with sales leaders as well as reps. They were interesting in that both complained about the same issue.

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Last Hurrah? Sep 20, 2021

I, like you, probably spent at least some of the past weekend remembering 9/11. I also listened to some 'talking head' comparing the patriotism created by 3,000 American lives lost that day and the lack of a similar effect by the 700,000 American lives lost to Covid, but that's not what this is about.

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