Have you ever had a potential customer say, “It’s too expensive,” or “I don’t want to get stuck in a contract,” or even “It’s just not important right now?” Every prospect you speak to has objections or reasons they are hesitant to buy your product or service. Whether they think your product is too expensive, or if your company is too small, you’ll face any variety of objections. These four steps will help you resolve those objections.
About Gary Braun
Gary is a founder and co-owner of Pivotal Advisors. He has worked for 20+ years as a salesperson and sales leader. Gary has been a guest speaker for many groups such as Vistage, Allied Executives, CEO Roundtable, Sales Management Association, and more. If you want to find out more about Gary check out his profile here.
A typical sales leader’s day is consumed with customer fires, meetings at every level, a conflict between departments, and frequently running out of time. Wouldn’t’ it be nice if you had the time to build a better team with a good culture that’s thriving? If you answered yes, then these time management tips are for you.
With the whole world being tipped upside-down lately, are you finding it harder to get your team to accept change? Change is never easy and organizational change is no exception to that rule, but it is necessary. Many companies are changing things like the sales process, who to chase, pricing, terms, the information they gather, etc. So how can you get your sales team to rally behind change?
Do you know a salesperson who is underperforming or struggling? Do you chalk it up to a bad hire? That could very well be the case, but we often find that the root of underperformance is usually due to an underlying cause tied to what we call “The Big Three.” Weakness in any of the three areas can cause the salesperson to underperform. Here are tips you can use to help underperformers.
The sales leader is the person who leads the sales organization to generate predictable and repeatable revenue for the company, correct? With such a vital role, how come more and more owners and CEOs feel disconnected from their sales team?
Are you a CEO who is wondering if you should keep your highly qualified sales leaders because the numbers aren’t there, and you’re not confident that they will be? Or maybe you are a sales leader, and right now, you are wondering if you should be updating your resume because the CEO is always on your back? The problem is usually based on a lack of communication, and often causes the revolving door effect the solution is very straightforward.
It’s not enough to have great talent on your sales team. Even if your salespeople have excellent selling skills, real success comes when everyone is aligned with the goals and expectations set by the sales leader while also being motivated and held accountable. So, what does it mean for a salesperson to be accountable? For this article, let’s say accountability is defined as; being held responsible for doing the things that are expected of you.
The full impact of Covid-19 is not yet known. In some markets and industries, it is clear that customers are deferring or canceling planned purchases. In other cases, companies are booming. Maybe that’s your company. Nonetheless, it’s safe to say things are different now. You may be asking yourself, with the amount of change in the marketplace, should you change territories and goals to keep your team engaged and motivated? Or change them because your business has changed?
Much of the world has practically shut down; countless people have been laid-off, customers are no longer spending money, your sales have declined rapidly. This crisis happened so quickly that you are frozen like a deer in the headlights. You do not know what to do next. So, you do nothing, that is safe, right? You cannot make anything worse if you just stand still correct? Wrong. Here is what you can do instead of sitting on the sidelines during a crisis.
Let’s face it; acquiring new business is essential for any business. If you’re not doing it, your competitors are, and this means you’re losing market share. Right now, things are very uncertain, and chances are the strategy you put into place for sales growth this year has now been tossed out the window. So here are six tactics you can implement to generate revenue in these troubled times.