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Words Decision Makers Love to Hear

  
  
  
good value propositions

Decision makers don't care about your porduct's speed, specifications, or efficiency. They don't care about the wonderful methodology you use.

Your offering is simply a tool. They care only about the results your offering delivers for them.

Buyers are particularly attracted to phrases that are linked to their business goals and objectives. Start speaking in these terms and you'll definitely attract their attention:

[Video] Leverage LinkedIn Connections to Crack Into New Accounts

  
  
  
leverage LinkedIn connections

What strategies do I recommend for using LinkedIn to connect with others? Here are three ways that can really help you out.

One Easy Tip for a Successful Sales Conversation

  
  
  
Sales Conversations

You've probably heard that being a good listener is the key to being successful in sales. While I agree that it's essential, I'm here to tell you that your ability to ask good sales questions is even more important.

Achieving Outrageous Success

  
  
  
Edgy Conversations

Every once in a while, someone jolts me out of my comfort zone - and makes me question what I'm doing. Dan Waldschmidt, author of the new book EDGY Conversations, is one person who always seems to do that. He's spent the past four years studying how ordinary people were achieving success against all odds. I hope you enjoy my interview with him.

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How to Quickly Position Yourself as a Trusted Advisor

  
  
  
trusted advisor

How can you quickly position yourself as a trusted advisor when meeting someone new?

Here are 3 strategies you can use to immediately be seen as a credible, potentially invaluable resource:

How to Hire & Onboard Salespeople - The Right Way!

  
  
  
Hire Right, Higher Profits

Thinking about hiring any new salespeople in the not-too-distant future? Or are you still suffering from a bad hire? If so, check out my interview with Lee Salz, onboarding expert and author of Hire Right, Higher Profits. I know you'll get some good ideas.

(Note: Click here to download a sample chapter. Or get it now on Amazon. Right now, it's the #1 ranked sales/sales management book on Kindle!)

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[Video] Why You Must Frame Your Sales Conversations With Assumptions

  
  
  
sales conversations

From the first day I started selling, I was told that I should never, ever assume – that it would only lead to failure. Instead, I was supposed to be consultative, learning about a prospect's situation before I made any definitive recommendations or pronouncements.

Well, today things are different. To be effective in today's business environment, you need to assume. Why? Because it makes you sound like you know what's going on. Let me show you what I mean.

Funny Simulation: The Truth About Conference Calls

  
  
  
sales conference calls

If you're selling, you've been on conference calls. And honestly, they can be a bit disruptive. That's why I thought you'd enjoy this video that provides a great simulation on what actually occurs. 

[Video] Dealing with Crazy-Busy Prospects

  
  
  
dealing with crazy busy prospects

How does being "crazy busy" impact selling? It affects your prospects in a huge way. 

First of all, your prospects put up barriers to access. They're protecting their time at all costs so it's much harder to set up an initial meetings. But it goes beyond that.

Your prospect today can't handle much complexity, so you can easily throw them into overwhelm by giving them too much information at one time. If it's hard for them to decipher the business value of your product or service, they'll just forget about it.

80+ Leading Business Experts Share Their Top Sales Secrets

  
  
  
Sales Acceleration Summit

 

Join me at the 2014 Sales Acceleration Summit. The brightest minds in sales and marketing will share their secrets in a rapid-fire series of online presentations you won't want to miss.

The first summit, held in June 2013, attracted more than 16,000 sales leaders from all over the world. The upcoming event promises to be bigger, better and faster.

In all, more than 80 sales experts, authors and business leaders will serve up their secrets in 15 minutes or less on March 13. The opening and closing keynotes will last 30 minutes each.

Confirmed speakers include:

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