When was the last time you asked a trade customer for a testimonial? Seeking testimonials and using them should be in every field sales persons (AND their managers) DNA. Genuine testimonials make powerful sales tools when used effectively. Plus they are free. During a long B2B sales career it amazed

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You probably know the old sales acronym “ABC” which means “Always Be Closing”. I firmly believe in asking for an order in the B2B sales environment and have provided a few of my favourite and more importantly proven ways of asking for the business below, but always closing, (in all

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Sales people are as diverse as the rest of the population. There is no one personality type that guarantees an individual will be a successful sales person. Though it is rare to see someone move in to B2B sales after several years in the actuarial profession. In a busy, demanding,

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“Sell me this pen”. It’s a well-established sales exercise. Often used at interviews
If you are ever asked the same question. There are 4 key sales skills an interviewer is looking for when you answer. I.E. how you:-
Gather information
Respond to information
Provide information
Ask for an order

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There are 6 key characteristics that I believe all sales professionals should have. The first of these is integrity and if theres one thing that Jordan Belfort lacked during the period the film covers it was integrity.