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Sales negotiation

Many salespeople approach negotiations as battles to be won rather than challenges to be solved. The challenge is for both sides to consider what they would achieve if they determined the direction the discussions should take to enable both of them to see a win/win scenario developing.

How this position can be resolved often comes down to the attitude and mindset of the two parties. Here are some examples of how these problem-solving discussions can bear fruitful results

New to sales

For a while I always thought you had to be made for sales and you either knew how to sell or you didn’t. However since escaping the warm, comforting environment of education into the ‘real world’ I’ve noticed that good sales techniques can be learned and even a non-sales person can in time become a selling superhero.

So if you’re new to sales you’re probably thinking where to start and how to approach your first prospect. With the following three tips you can be on your way to sales stardom

Sales productivity

The amount of pressure on sales reps is incredible. With targets to meet, month end always just around the corner and a sales director that is constantly looking over their shoulder, sales is undoubtedly one of the most hectic and pressurized environments to work in.

But where do the best sales reps focus their efforts to become the very best? Of course, prioritization is key. Wasting time faffing around with prospects that are going nowhere and making calls just to make small talk about the weather will get you nowhere in sales