10 Common Sales Mistakes to Avoid | Inc.com

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To this list of Inc. Magazine’s 10 Common Sales Mistakes to Avoid I’ll add one more.

11. Letting your customer walk all over you. We all know the cranky curmudgeon who seems to go through life with the perpetual frown and bad attitude. Here’s a secret- these people know that they’re like this and they use it to intimidate people. Don’t let it bother you. Stand up to them. When they interrupt tell them they interrupted. When they complain about making time for you, remind them that you scheduled the time with them and that your time is valuable too. This type of person is more commonly referred to as a bully. And you know how to get bullies to back down.

Click on this link for more helpful “don’ts” in a sales presentation.

10 Common Sales Mistakes to Avoid | Inc.com.

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B2B Phone Sales Cold-Calling: It Still Works! | Sales Motivation and Sales Training

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Business to business phone sales, cold calling or otherwise, can be very lucrative. At Total Broadcasting Service we’ve been doing it for over 20 years effectively. Even  with our growing services and necessity for face to face meetings, closing a customer on the telephone remains our primary venue for revenue. The article in the link below does a good job of making this emphasis.

B2B Phone Sales Cold-Calling: It Still Works! | Sales Motivation and Sales Training.

We wrote a 3-part series on tele-selling which was very well reviewed and you might find interesting. Part 1 of the series is posted here on Michael Schuett’s Biznik.com profile page: http://biznik.com/articles/telephone-sales-important-no-matter-what-your-title

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