Sales Process

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Sales is not a sprint but a marathon!!

I happened to watch a portion of a documentary on marathon running. What I learnt is that it calls for more preparation than what is required for a sprint. Endurance is key for a marathon. While speed and agility are important for a Sprint, one should save energy and stay in the game at a [...]

An Interior Designer reveals his secret!

I asked him how me manages his customer data, in the hope that I will generate interest for a CRM. He is my friend. And it was a casual conversation. He laughed & said "we don't have too much data to manage". What he said after that makes sense. He said that he & his [...]

Great Conversations start with empathy

All of us humans have a basic need to be understood. What we stand for, why we do what we do, where are we going & what gives us satisfaction. This is the core of all human beings. Let us think for a moment when was the last time we had a great conversation with [...]

By |August 27th, 2018|Inspiration, Sales, Sales Motivation, Sales Process|0 Comments

What helped me win deals & what didn’t?

It has been a roller coaster ride for me in the school of entrepreneurship. Once you become an entrepreneur, nobody tells you what to do and what not to do. You are the boss. And the buck stops at your table. Well, choosing to have a mentor is definitely a good option. Even if you [...]

StoryTelling is a must have skill in Sales!!

  StoryTelling StoryTelling is an Art. The good news is that you can learn and become a good storyteller. You can inspire & motivate people with Stories. With stories, you can engage people well and people will generally flock to you. In Sales and in all other functions [more so in sales], it is very [...]

By |May 28th, 2018|Sales, Sales Motivation, Sales Process|0 Comments

What rules to remember when making cold calls?

Cold calling is important to ensure steady flow of leads for your business. But how & where do you start and what rules to follow during cold calls? Don't ever think cold calling is a waste of time. Dedicate a time of the day to call. Do not talk about product features. Talk only about [...]

Sell without any fear

There was a lead that came in few months ago. As I normally do, I sent out an introductory email with details, fact sheet and other basic information about our product. No selling whatsoever. First of all, I don't sell. I help customers solve problems. Followed by the introductory email, I called the customer the [...]

By |September 4th, 2017|Sales, Sales Motivation, Sales Process, Success Tips|0 Comments

Never Give up and other Tips!

Never Give up. That's what differentiates an achiever. Keep Prospecting. You need new customers. Regularly meet your existing customers. You need them more than they need you. Keep solving problems. One at a time. First, pretend being busy then actually get busy. Get recharged when your batteries are down. Eat good food. Take sufficient rest. [...]

By |July 12th, 2017|Sales, Sales Motivation, Sales Process, Success Tips|0 Comments

Sales is Tough, But YOU are Tougher.

Let us get this straight. Sales is Tough. Right? If it was easy, they wouldn't need you. The reality is also that YOU are tougher. Else you wouldn't have chosen Sales as your career. Well done. Now, some pointers for you to keep up the momentum and truly embrace what drives you: Do you stand for [...]

By |July 11th, 2017|Sales, Sales Call, Sales Motivation, Sales Process|0 Comments

Questions to ask yourself about your Sales Function

What Sales methodologies do you use ? Situation, Problem, Implication, Need-Payoff, popularly known as SPIN Keeping it Simple, being iNvaluable, Aligning your activities with your Customer's priorities or SNAP Conceptual / Solution Selling Consultative Selling Do you have a proven Sales process ? The steps right from leads / cold calling / known universe to [...]