During a sales call, your pitch will determine if you get a new client or not, and that’s what you're afraid of. But what if this part of your sales call doesn't have to be anxiety-inducing? What if you can have some fun with it?...and maybe even make a game out of it!
Both new and veteran entrepreneurs too easily fall in love with the idea that the internet is magic and miracles can happen through social media and automation. Listen, robots are great. One day they'll rule the world and we’ll all bow down to them. But for now relying too much on automation is killing too many people’s sales efforts. You have to know what sales game you’re playing.
Influence is something that we all want (and need) – especially in business. Influence makes you be a better leader, helps you team up with investors and customers, and gives you an authentic voice in your marketing. Influence is a skill that every entrepreneur should master. Influence is a skill that every entrepreneur should master. And yet, there is one major mistake most people make when they want to be influential: people worry too much about what they should say. I know. This sounds counterintuitive, but read on and you’ll find out why your persuasive efforts haven’t been working as well as you’d like. Yes, what you say and how you say it is a component of influence, but that is just the tip of the iceberg. Meaning, what someone says is usually what most people attribute to influence because that’s the only part of the process that they see and hear. The real process of being influential is knowing how to figure out what to say for each person or group you speak to. After interviewing the world’s best influencers - including CIA field operatives, hostage negotiators, con-artists, and more - their first concern is never, “What should I say?” Instead, their first question is always, “What do I need to know?” When you need to deliver a speech, pitch investors, or sit down for a sales meeting if you are asking yourself, “What should I say?” you have sabotaged your efforts before they even started, and without realizing [...]
In this article I pull back the curtain and explain the REAL steps I took to double my revenues last year. This goes beyond a few simple marketing strategies. This is the real story.
Awkward sales conversations are the worst. Plan your next launch and drive more sales with this easy-to-follow influential strategy! Plus, grab the influence cheatsheet to help you plan a year of better sales conversations!
Personal influence is so much more than just what you say. (In fact, what you say is a small part of the influential process!) Here is a simple 3-step process for positive persuasion.
Sales conversations are scary because fear of rejection is woven into our DNA. And in sales conversations, you know you’re about to be rejected when you start hearing those dreaded objections. But what if objections made you feel more confident instead of flustered? What if you could leverage an objection into the very reason why someone should hire you? Learn 4 mindset shifts to help you have better command and control of your sales conversations, even with the most daunting objections.
Frank Underwood personifies the "dark arts" of influence. Learn his best conversational influence techniques and how you can use them - in a positive and ethical way - to achieve your goals.
Selling seems to be all about putting your best foot forward, right? Well, that might not be the case. In certain circumstances, it turns out that admitting your flaws can be highly influential! Read more to discover how 1 technique can improve your sales, draw better clients to you, and set the groundwork for a successful working relationship!
Your sales equation determines how influential you are in your daily life. One equation will limit you, the other will build your personal persuasiveness.