Sales Management Simplified

Sales Management  Simplified
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Author: Mike Weinberg
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780814436448
Release: 2015-10-21
Editor: AMACOM

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Packed with examples and anecdotes, New Sales. Simplified. offers a proven formula for prospecting, developing, and closing deals—in your time, on your terms. Every day, expert consultants like Mike Weinberg are called on by companies large and small to figure out why their sales departments are falling short. Is it lazy and ineffective salespeople? Is it outdated methods of client building? Why are these team members not producing as they should? And more often than not, the answers are not what they expected: the issue lies not with the sales team . . . but with how it is being led. In Sales Management. Simplified. Weinberg tells it straight, calling out the problems plaguing sales forces and the costly mistakes made by even the best-intentioned sales managers. In most organizations he has been hired as a consultant, he has found that through their attitude and actions, senior executives and sales managers have unknowingly been undermining the performances of their employees. But the good news is, that with the right guidance, results can be transformed. In this invaluable resource, Weinberg teaches managers how to: Implement a simple framework for sales leadership Foster a healthy, high-performance sales culture Conduct productive meetings Put the right people in the right roles Retain top producers and remediate underperformers Point salespeople at the proper targets And much more Blending blunt, practical advice with funny stories from the field, Sales Management. Simplified. delivers the tools every sales manager needs to succeed. The solution starts with you!

Sales Management Simplified

Sales Management   Simplified
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Author: Mike Weinberg
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0814436439
Release: 2015-10-21
Editor: Amacom

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Why do sales organizations fall short? Every day, expert consultants like Mike Weinberg are called on by companies large and small to find the answer-and it's one that may surprise you. Typically, the issue lies not with the sales team-but with how it is being led. Through their attitude and actions, senior executives and sales managers unknowingly undermine performance. In Sales Management. Simplified. Weinberg tells it straight, calling out the problems plaguing sales forces and the costly mistakes made by even the best-intentioned sales managers. The good news: with the right guidance, results can be transformed. Blending blunt, practical advice with funny stories from the field, this book helps you: Implement a simple framework for sales leadership * Foster a healthy, high-performance sales culture * Conduct productive meetings * Create a killer compensation plan * Put the right people in the right roles * Coach for success * Retain top producers and remediate underperformers * Point salespeople at the proper targets * Sharpen your sales story * Regain control of your calendar * And more Long on solutions and short on platitudes, Sales Management. Simplified. delivers the tools you need to succeed.

Sales Truth

Sales Truth
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Author: Mike Weinberg
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781595557544
Release: 2019-06-11
Editor: HarperCollins Leadership

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A blunt wake-up call to salespeople and sales leaders that debunks the myths of the latest miracle solutions and refocuses your sales strategy on a proven approach that will drive the results you want. Can you handle the truth? Can succeeding in sales be as simple as hooking up the latest CRM tool or perfecting your social media profiles and waiting for qualified leads to automatically show up in your inbox? Are you having trouble believing what the new self-proclaimed “experts” keep posting on LinkedIn and beginning to question their proclamation that everything in sales has changed? Welcome to the world of sales, where the one constant you can bank on is the noise from so-called experts and thought leaders who want to convince you everything has changed and that you need their latest tools, toys, or tricks to stay even or get ahead of the pack. Yet, ironically, it seems that the more of these new miracle solutions you adopt, the harder it is to get results. In Sales Truth, Mike Weinberg offers a blunt wake-up call to salespeople and sales leaders on how to get past the noise and nonsense, so you can start winning more New Sales. Here’s the truth: Many of these so-called sales experts lack clients, credibility, and a track record of helping sellers achieve breakthrough results. The number of “likes” a sales improvement article receives is often inversely proportional to its accuracy or helpfulness to the typical seller or sales team. What has worked exceedingly well in sales and sales management for the past couple of decades is still the (not so) secret to sales success today, and you can discover these accessible, simple truths and best practices that will drive the results you want in this bold new book. Mike Weinberg, bestselling author of New Sales. Simplified. and Sales Management. Simplified., brings sanity back to the sales effectiveness table by sharing proven strategies that he sees working firsthand across sales teams in a myriad of industries around the globe. Stop looking for the shortcut or secret sales sauce and instead apply Weinberg’s proven, powerful principles to help you master the fundamentals of professional selling and create more new sales opportunities than you ever believed possible.

Fundamentals of Sales Management for the Newly Appointed Sales Manager

Fundamentals of Sales Management for the Newly Appointed Sales Manager
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Author: Matthew Schwartz
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780814429396
Release: 2006-02-24
Editor: AMACOM

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Making the leap into sales management means meeting a whole new set of challenges. As a manager, you’re going to have to quickly develop the skills that allow you to build and supervise a sales team, communicate effectively, set goals, be a mentor, and much, much more. Now that you’ve been handed these unfamiliar responsibilities, you’re going to have to think on your feet -- or face the possibility of not living up to expectations.Easy-to-understand and filled with realistic examples and immediately usable strategies, Fundamentals of Sales Management for the Newly Appointed Sales Manager helps you understand what it takes to be a great sales manager, allowing you to avoid many of the common first-time sales management mistakes, and be successful right out of the gate. Dispensing with dry theory, the book helps you understand your new role in the organization, and how to thrive simultaneously as both a member of the management team, and as a team leader. You’ll learn how to:• Make a smooth transition into management.• Build a superior, high-functioning sales team.• Set objectives and plan performance.• Delegate responsibilities.• Recruit new employees.• Improve productivity and effectiveness.Based on the bestselling American Management Association seminar, the book supplies you with indispensable, need-to-know information on communicating with your team, your bosses, your peers, and your customers; developing a sales plan and understanding the relationship between corporate, department, and individual plans; applying crucial time management skills to your new role; managing a sales territory; interviewing and hiring the right people; building a motivational environment; compensating your people; and understanding the difference between training, coaching, and counseling—and knowing how to excel at each.You can’t make the leap into sales management successfully without the proper tools and information under your belt. Fundamentals of Sales Management for the Newly Appointed Sales Manager gives you everything you need to win the respect of your peers and colleagues, and immediately excel at your challenging new responsibilities.

Cracking the Sales Management Code The Secrets to Measuring and Managing Sales Performance

Cracking the Sales Management Code  The Secrets to Measuring and Managing Sales Performance
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Author: Jason Jordan,Michelle Vazzana
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780071769617
Release: 2011-10-14
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional

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Boost sales results by zeroing in on the metrics that matter most “Sales may be an art, but sales management is a science. Cracking the Sales Management Code reveals that science and gives practical steps to identify the metrics you must measure to manage toward success.” —Arthur Dorfman, National Vice President, SAP “Cracking the Sales Management Code is a must-read for anyone who wants to bring his or her sales management team into the 21st century.” —Mike Nathe, Senior Vice President, Essilor Laboratories of America “The authors correctly assert that the proliferation of management reporting has created a false sense of control for sales executives. Real control is derived from clear direction to the field—and this book tells how do to that in an easy-to-understand, actionable manner.” —Michael R. Jenkins, Signature Client Vice President, AT&T Global Enterprise Solutions “There are things that can be managed in a sales force, and there are things that cannot. Too often sales management doesn’t see the difference. This book is invaluable because it reveals the manageable activities that actually drive sales results.” —John Davis, Vice President, St. Jude Medical “Cracking the Sales Management Code is one of the most important resources available on effective sales management. . . . It should be required reading for every sales leader.” —Bob Kelly, Chairman, The Sales Management Association “A must-read for managers who want to have a greater impact on sales force performance.” —James Lattin, Robert A. Magowan Professor of Marketing, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University “This book offers a solution to close the gap between sales processes and business results. It shows a new way to think critically about the strategies and tactics necessary to move a sales team from good to great!” —Anita Abjornson, Sales Management Effectiveness, Abbott Laboratories About the Book: There are literally thousands of books on selling, coaching, and leadership, but what about the particulars of managing a sales force? Where are the frameworks, metrics, and best practices to help you succeed? Based on extensive research into how world-class companies measure and manage their sales forces, Cracking the Sales Management Code is the first operating manual for sales management. In it you will discover: The five critical processes that drive sales performance How to choose the right processes for your own team The three levels of sales metrics you must collect Which metrics you can “manage” and which ones you can’t How to prioritize conflicting sales objectives How to align seller activities with business results How to use CRM to improve the impact of coaching As Neil Rackham writes in the foreword: “There’s an acute shortage of good books on the specifics of sales management. Cracking the Sales Management Code is about the practical specifics of sales management in the new era, and it fills a void.” Cracking the Sales Management Code fills that void by providing foundational knowledge about how the sales force works. It reveals the gears and levers that actually control sales results. It adds clarity to things that you intuitively know and provides insight into things that you don’t. It will change the way you manage your sellers from day to day, as well as the results you get from year to year.

Sales Management For Dummies

Sales Management For Dummies
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Author: Butch Bellah
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9781119094050
Release: 2015-09-16
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Guide your sales force to its fullest potential With a proven sales management and execution process, Sales Management For Dummies aids organizations and individuals in reaching the highest levels of success. Although selling products or services is a central part of any sales job, there's much more to it. With this fun and accessible guide, you'll go beyond the basics of sales to learn how to anticipate clients' needs, develop psychologist-like insight, and so much more. Because few people go to school to earn degrees in selling, sales talent is developed in the field. Unfortunately, most training efforts fail to reach their objectives, in large part because of the absence of any kind of reinforcement or coaching. This book is your one-stop guide to managing an existing or start-up sales force to succeed in every area of sales—from prospecting to closing. Shows you how to reach your fullest potential in sales Helps you effectively inspire great performance form any sales force Demonstrates how to prospect, recruit, and increase your organization's income and success Teaches you how to manage sales teams to greatness If you're one of the millions of salespeople or sales managers worldwide looking for a fast, easy, and effective way to get the most out of your sales force, the tried-and-true guidance presented inside sets you up for success.

High Profit Selling

High Profit Selling
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Author: Mark Hunter
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780814420102
Release: 2012-02-14
Editor: AMACOM

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In the high-pressure quest to make a sale, acquire a contract, and beat out other bidders, sales professionals frequently resort to cutting prices, offering discounts, or making other concessions that cut into their operating margins-short-term strategies that are destructive to the long-term sustainability of their business. High-Profit Selling helps readers understand that their sales goal shouldn't simply be to sell more, but to sell more at a higher price...and that success comes only to those focused on "profitable sales." This eye-opening book shows readers how to: Avoid negotiating * Actively listen to customers * Match the benefits of their product or service with the customer's needs and pains * Confidently communicate value * Successfully execute a price increase with existing customers * Ensure prospects are serious and not shopping for price Too many salespeople believe that a sale at any price is better than no sale at all. This powerful guide helps move readers toward a profit-centered approach that will strength en their relationships and increase their bottom line.

The Accidental Sales Manager

The Accidental Sales Manager
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Author: Chris Lytle
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781118063934
Release: 2011-03-29
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Key skills to make sales managers better developers of salespeople Get out of the firefighting business and into the business of developing the people who develop your profits. Successful salespeople rightfully become sales managers because of superior sales records. Yet too often these sales stars get stuck doing their old sales job while also trying to juggle their manager role, and too often companies neglect to train their sales managers how to excel as managers. That's the "sales management trap," and it's exactly what The Accidental Sales Manager addresses and solves. Full of helpful steps you can apply immediately?whether you're training a sales manager, or are one yourself?this practical guide reveals step-by-step methods sales managers can use to both learn their jobs and lead their teams. Get tactics to stop burning time and exhausting yourself, while taking effective actions to use time better as a leader Discover how to integrate learning into leading and make sales meetings an active conversation on what works and what doesn't Author has a previous bestseller, The Accidental Salesperson Don't get caught in the "sales management trap" or, if you're in it, get the tools you need to escape it. Get The Accidental Sales Manager and lead your team to do what you do best: make sales, drive profits, and get winning results.

Sales Manager Survival Guide

Sales Manager Survival Guide
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Author: David Brock
Pages: 358
ISBN: 0997560207
Release: 2016-05-17
Editor: Partners in Excellence

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Finally! The definitive guide to the toughest, most challenging, and most rewarding job in sales. Front Line Sales Managers have to do it all - often without anyone showing them the ropes. In addition to making your numbers your job calls upon you for: Constant coaching, training, and team building Call, pipeline, deal, territory, one-on-ones, and other reviews that drive business performance Recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and onboarding top talent Responding to shifts in the marketplace - and in your company Dealing with, turning around, or terminating problem employees Analyzing and acting upon metrics to correct performance Managing the business and executive expectations Leveraging sales systems, tools, and processes Conducting performance reviews and setting expectations And more All this and making the numbers! Sales Manager Survival Guide addresses each of these issues, and many others, clearly, honestly, and in-depth. Drawing upon decades of experience in sales, sales management, and sales executive positions from small companies to giant corporations, David Brock gives you invaluable insight, wisdom, and above all practical guidance in how to handle the wide array of challenges and responsibilities you'll face as a Front Line Sales Manager. If you're a sales manager, or want to become one, this book shows you how to survive-and thrive. And if you want to be a great sales manager, this book shares the secrets, tools, and best practices to help you climb to the top-and beyond. "This is THE go-to resource for sales management!" Mike Weinberg, author of Sales Management Simplified

Emotional Intelligence for Sales Success

Emotional Intelligence for Sales Success
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Author: Colleen Stanley
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780814430309
Release: 2012-11-01
Editor: AMACOM

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Even skilled salespeople buckle in tough selling situations-getting defensive with prospects who challenge them on price or too quickly caving to discount pressure. Those are examples of the fight-or-flight response-something salespeople learn to avoid when they build their emotional intelligence. Studies have shown that emotional intelligence (EI) is a strong indicator of success. In Emotional Intelligence for Sales Success, sales trainer and expert Colleen Stanley shows how closely EI is tied to sales performance and how salespeople can sharpen their skills to maximize results. Readers will discover: * How to increase impulse control for better questioning and listening * The EI skills related to likability and trust * How empathy leads to bigger sales conversations and more effective solutions * How emotional intelligence can improve prospecting efforts * The EI skills shared by top sales producers * And much more Emotional intelligence plays a vital role at every stage of the sales process, from business development to closing the deal. When customers can get product information and price comparisons online, the true differentiator is the ability to deftly solve problems and build relationships-EI territory!

Sales Management

Sales Management
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Author: Robert J. Calvin
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0071442294
Release: 2004-03-22
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

THE MCGRAW-HILL EXECUTIVE MBA SERIES "Executive education is suddenly every CEO's favorite strategic weapon." --BusinessWeek Now repackaged in easily transportable paperback editions, these informative titles--written by frontline executive education professors and modeled after the programs of the nation's top business schools--will find new popularity with today's on-the-go, every-second-counts executive.

The Challenger Sale

The Challenger Sale
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Author: Matthew Dixon,Brent Adamson
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781101545898
Release: 2011-11-10
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

What's the secret to sales success? If you're like most business leaders, you'd say it's fundamentally about relationships-and you'd be wrong. The best salespeople don't just build relationships with customers. They challenge them. The need to understand what top-performing reps are doing that their average performing colleagues are not drove Matthew Dixon, Brent Adamson, and their colleagues at Corporate Executive Board to investigate the skills, behaviors, knowledge, and attitudes that matter most for high performance. And what they discovered may be the biggest shock to conventional sales wisdom in decades. Based on an exhaustive study of thousands of sales reps across multiple industries and geographies, The Challenger Sale argues that classic relationship building is a losing approach, especially when it comes to selling complex, large-scale business-to-business solutions. The authors' study found that every sales rep in the world falls into one of five distinct profiles, and while all of these types of reps can deliver average sales performance, only one-the Challenger- delivers consistently high performance. Instead of bludgeoning customers with endless facts and features about their company and products, Challengers approach customers with unique insights about how they can save or make money. They tailor their sales message to the customer's specific needs and objectives. Rather than acquiescing to the customer's every demand or objection, they are assertive, pushing back when necessary and taking control of the sale. The things that make Challengers unique are replicable and teachable to the average sales rep. Once you understand how to identify the Challengers in your organization, you can model their approach and embed it throughout your sales force. The authors explain how almost any average-performing rep, once equipped with the right tools, can successfully reframe customers' expectations and deliver a distinctive purchase experience that drives higher levels of customer loyalty and, ultimately, greater growth.

New Sales Simplified

New Sales  Simplified
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Author: Mike Weinberg
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780814431788
Release: 2012-09-04
Editor: AMACOM

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Close more deals every day. Each page of this sales essential is packed with examples, anecdotes, and proven formulas to do exactly that. Packed with examples and anecdotes, New Sales. Simplified. offers a proven formula for prospecting, developing, and closing deals. No matter how much repeat business you get from loyal customers, the lifeblood of your business is a constant flow of new accounts. With refreshing honesty and some much-needed humor, sales expert Mike Weinberg examines the critical mistakes made by most salespeople and executives and provides tips to help you achieve the opposite results. You’ll learn how to: identify a strategic list of genuine prospects; draft a compelling, customer-focused “sales story”; perfect the proactive telephone call to get face-to-face with more prospects; use email, voicemail, and social media to your advantage; build rapport; prepare for and structure a winning sales call; stop presenting to and start dialoguing with buyers; and make time in your calendar for business development activities. Landing on HubSpot’s Top 20 Sales Books of All Time, New Sales. Simplified. is about overcoming--and even preventing--buyers’ anti-salesperson reflex by establishing trust. The easy-to-follow plan will remove the mystery surrounding prospecting and have you ramping up for new business.

Coaching Salespeople into Sales Champions

Coaching Salespeople into Sales Champions
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Author: Keith Rosen
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780470142516
Release: 2008-03-14
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Sales training doesn’t develop sales champions. Managers do. The secret to developing a team of high performers isn’t more training but better coaching. When managers effectively coach their people around best practices, core competencies and the inner game of coaching that develops the champion attitude, it makes your training stick. With Keith Rosen’s coaching methodology and proven L.E.A.D.S. Coaching Framework™ used by the world’s top organizations, you’ll get your sales and management teams to perform better - fast. Coaching Salespeople into Sales Champions is your playbook to creating a thriving coaching culture and building a team of top producers. This book is packed with case studies, a 30 Day Turnaround Strategy for underperformers, a library of coaching templates and scripts, as well as hundreds of powerful coaching questions you can use immediately to coach anyone in any situation. You will learn how to confidently facilitate powerful, engaging coaching conversations so that your team can resolve their own problems and take ownership of the solution. You’ll also discover how to leverage the true power of observation and deliver feedback that results in positive behavioral changes, so that you can successfully motivate and develop your team and each individual to reach business objectives faster. Winner of Five International Best Book Awards, Coaching Salespeople Into Sales Champions is your tactical, step-by-step playbook for any people manager looking to: Boost sales, productivity and personal accountability, while reducing your workload Conduct customer/pipeline reviews that improve forecast accuracy, customer retention and uncover new selling opportunities Achieve a long term ROI from coaching by ensuring it’s woven into your daily rhythm of business Design, launch and sustain a successful internal coaching program Turn-around underperformers in 30 days or less Build deeper trust and handle difficult conversations by creating alignment around each person’s goals and your objectives Coach and retain your top performers Collaborate more powerfully and communicate like a world-class leader Training develops salespeople. Coaching develops sales champions. Your new competitive edge.

Project Management Simplified

Project Management Simplified
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Author: Barbara Karten
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781498729352
Release: 2016-01-06
Editor: CRC Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Are projects a problem for you? Do your projects cost too much, take too long, or are just not quite right? If so, Project Management Simplified: A Step-by-Step Process is the book for you. It applies well-defined processes for managing projects to managing change in our lives. It describes an approach modeled on a process used successfully in busi

Classroom Management Simplified

Classroom Management Simplified
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Author: Elizabeth Breaux
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781317927082
Release: 2014-05-22
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The tips in this book are accompanied by typical classroom scenarios and step-by-step instructions on how to implement them. Also included are actual dialogues to use with your students.

Inside Sales Management

Inside Sales Management
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Author: Mark Wilensky
Pages: 216
ISBN: 1595408843
Release: 2006-10
Editor: 1st World Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Inside Sales Management is that rare business book which addresses the most challenging situations that managers encounter, often on a daily basis. Whether it's helping salespeople outgrow their fears and need for approval, eliminating excuse-making, powerful debriefing strategies, bottom-line interviewing techniques, bringing new hires up to speed quickly, win-win coaching - you'll find all these vital topics explored and explained with psychological insight and humor. In the second part of the book you'll learn sales psychology, from the points of view of managers, salespeople and even clients and prospects. The real world examples, role-plays and exercises enliven the strategies and make this a dynamic reading experience.

ProActive Sales Management

ProActive Sales Management
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Author: William Miller
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780814414576
Release: 2009-07-15
Editor: AMACOM

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

As the president of a major sales company and experienced sales management trainer, author William Miller provides sales managers a proven method for successfully managing both sales processes and salespeople. Packed with specific, field-tested techniques, ProActive Sales Management teaches readers how to: motivate a sales team; get their sales team to prospect and qualify; create a proactive sales culture; effectively coach and counsel up and down the sales organization; reduce reports to one sheet of paper and 10 minutes a week; forecast with up to 90 percent accuracy; and take A players to A+ levels. Today’s sales managers have to be quicker than ever, being more proactive about hiring the best performers and retaining them while multitasking with managing complex sales processes in order to close more and more deals. Packed with all new metrics and tactics for making the numbers in today’s sales environment, ProActive Sales Management is an invaluable resource for this brand of highly in-demand leaders.

The Only Sales Guide You ll Ever Need

The Only Sales Guide You ll Ever Need
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Author: Anthony Iannarino
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780735211681
Release: 2016-10-11
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience. Anthony Iannarino never set out to become a salesman, let alone a sales manager, speaker, coach, or writer of the most prominent blog about the art and science of great selling. He fell into his profession by accident, as a day job while pursuing rock-and-roll stardom. Once he realized he'd never become the next Mick Jagger, Iannarino turned his focus to a question that's been debated for at least a century: Why are a small number of salespeople in any field hugely successful, while the rest get mediocre results at best? The answer is simple: it’s not about the market, the product, or the competition—it’s all about the seller. And consequently, any salesperson can sell more and better, all the time. Over twenty-five years, Iannarino has boiled down everything he's learned and tested into one convenient book that explains what all successful sellers, regardless of industry or organization, share: a mind-set of powerful beliefs and a skill-set of key actions, including... ·Self-discipline: How to keep your commitments to yourself and others. ·Accountability: How to own the outcomes you sell. ·Competitiveness: How to embrace competition rather than let it intimidate you. ·Resourcefulness: How to blend your imagination, experience, and knowledge into unique solutions. ·Storytelling: How to create deeper relationships by presenting a story in which the client is the hero and you're their guide. ·Diagnosing: How to look below the surface to figure out someone else's real challenges and needs. Once you learn Iannarino's core strategies, picking up the specific tactics for your product and customers will be that much easier. Whether you sell to big companies, small companies, or individual consumers, this is the book you'll turn to again and again for proven wisdom, strategies, and tips that really work.

The Lost Art of Closing

The Lost Art of Closing
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Author: Anthony Iannarino
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780735211704
Release: 2017-08-08
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“Always be closing!” —Glengarry Glen Ross, 1992 “Never Be Closing!” —a sales book title, 2014 “?????” —salespeople everywhere, 2017 For decades, sales managers, coaches, and authors talked about closing as the most essential, most difficult phase of selling. They invented pushy tricks for the final ask, from the “take delivery” close to the “now or never” close. But these tactics often alienated customers, leading to fads for the “soft” close or even abandoning the idea of closing altogether. It sounded great in theory, but the results were often mixed or poor. That left a generation of salespeople wondering how they should think about closing, and what strategies would lead to the best possible outcomes. Anthony Iannarino has a different approach geared to the new technological and social realities of our time. In The Lost Art of Closing, he proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall. Iannarino addressed this in a chapter of The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need—which he thought would be his only book about selling. But he discovered so much hunger for guidance about closing that he’s back with a new book full of proven tactics and useful examples. The Lost Art of Closing will help you win customer commitment at ten essential points along the purchase journey. For instance, you’ll discover how to: · Compete on value, not price, by securing a Commitment to Invest early in the process. · Ask for a Commitment to Build Consensus within the client’s organization, ensuring that your solution has early buy-in from all stakeholders. · Prevent the possibility of the sale falling through at the last minute by proactively securing a Commitment to Resolve Concerns. The Lost Art of Closing will forever change the way you think about closing, and your clients will appreciate your ability to help them achieve real change and real results.\