I’m constantly reminding salespeople that you have to know your numbers. It’s more than just knowing revenue—you need to know if you’re hitting the right amount of calls and appointments to stay on track to your sales goals.
When it comes to dialing prospects, there’s a problem: Numbers tell you quantity, not quality.
I tell my sales coaching clients they need to set a weekly goal for great conversations and track that number most importantly. So, what qualifies as a great conversation?
Delegation is difficult for a lot of salespeople. Some struggle to give up control (even for tasks they don’t like). Others only delegate a few things, missing opportunities to free up time for income-producing activities.
Maybe presentations are easy for you—or maybe you think they’re terrifying. If you’re in sales, presentations are a common job requirement, but even if you’re a pro, they can still be stressful.
The stress we feel around presentations usually comes from a fear of something going wrong. And since this is real life, things do go wrong! The good news is that you can often avoid disaster and stress with a few common-sense preparation tips:
Always start preparing early.
Always bring backups.
Always budget extra time.
When you’re prepared, you’ll be able to stay calm and keep your presentation on the rails! Ready? Let’s dive in.
Imagine this scenario: You’re shopping around for a service and meet a few sales reps. The prices are all reasonable, and the products are similar—but after you try getting back in touch with them, you get wildly different results.
One of them doesn’t return your voicemail, one person sounded too busy to deal with you, and another salesperson didn’t even seem to exist when you tried to look up their contact info!
The fourth salesperson, however, seemed like she was always on. No wonder she seemed to have a good reputation—she answered the phone every time you called and followed up with information when she said she would.
Obviously, she’s the one who gets your business. She stood head and shoulders above the competition. With these tips, you can too!