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You will be asked to negotiate things you must never trade away. Whatever is offered in trade will never equal what you are being asked to give up. The following list includes the things forbidden from being negotiated away.
- Integrity or…
There are more variables to competing and winning in sales than your company, your products, or your pricing. Many of the variables are under-appreciated. They are also within your control. Here is a list of variables that may cause you to lose to…Continue Reading
There isn’t much better than asking your dream client a question to which they answer, “That’s a great question.” You may have had clients say those very words to you, but you may not know what made it a good question—or how you might…Continue Reading
The following is not a true story, even though it may resemble stories you have you heard. No names will be used, to protect the guilty (and the highly sensitive).
A kid decides to open a lemonade stand. He sets up shop at a busy corner, and he…Continue Reading
There are ways to speed up your sales process; many—if not most—are unhealthy. You can rush through the process, not giving the conversations your client needs the appropriate time and attention. You can speed past some of the necessary…Continue Reading
If you look for reasons you can't do something, your mind will look for evidence to confirm what you want to believe. The question you need to ask yourself is, "Why do you want to believe external forces are preventing you from achieving some…Continue Reading
My first job in sales was cold calling for a national charity when I was fifteen years old. When I was eighteen, I joined my family's business and was required to sell B2B with no training, and with hair past my shoulders. After I moved to Los…Continue Reading