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While a fundamental part of the sales process, there’s a marked difference between asking the right questions and asking questions that will leave your buyer running for the hills. Below are some of the stupid questions that even good salespeople ask.

“What does your company do?”

This instantly puts you on the back foot and makes you look lazy. Anyone can Google a company, look up a contact on LinkedIn and get a general gist of what a company does. It takes 5 minutes, if that

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It’s 11am on a Tuesday, you’ve just put the phone down after talking to a prospect and you’re ready to dial again to speak to the next person. This is a typical process for a salesperson but to do this you need to have acquired a list of contacts that may have a need for your product.

The consensus is that the more you pour into the top of the sales funnel the more that will come out the other end as a customer

Rejection in sales

Sales rejection isn’t a case of if, but when. We’re not being pessimistic – it’s simply a natural part of working in sales. There’d be something wrong with the world if every time you interrupted someone’s day to tell them about your latest, greatest offer, a few didn’t turn around and say no. What’s important however, is how you handle it.

So, you want to know how to overcome rejection in sales?

‘I want the truth!’

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