“It’s Like Joining The Jam Session With The Band After The Concert”

Every now again in your life you are given an opportunity. An opportunity which IF TAKEN can mean more to you than you would have originally ever expected. Let me explain by telling you a quick story. Around 9 years ago I joined a Business Group. It cost $12,000 for the year to be a member. The Group met four weekends a year in different … [Read more...]

How could a university marketing graduate get it so wrong ?!

It didn't take me more than 2 minutes to tell the General Manager to a business I consult to... "This sales letter is crap !" I meant to say in a polite way...  "This sales letter won't work !" but me being me didn't quite express it so eloquently. You see this business, one I know quite intimately, needed to steer in a different direction to … [Read more...]

Bob was left gobsmacked. He didn’t know what to say next.

It was with these very words, "Mate, I just can't do it !" that Bob was stuck in a trap. Bob is a good friend of mine.  He works for a company selling tiles. Tiles are a competitive game to say the least. You have plumbers, tilers, flooring guys and home-handy people all wanting specific varieties. The number of retailers across Australia is … [Read more...]

How To Get A Sale Quicker

It came as no surprise when a record number people grabbed hold of their very own Objection Response Manual yesterday. Grab it here if you have not yet. It is jammed full of 141 ways to overcome customers' sales objections. Objections like: It costs too much; How much discount do I get?; I need to get more quotes; I don’t have that much to … [Read more...]

The one simple truth about selling… Learn this and you will join the Elite !

A common question I always ask people when they are 'out on their own' is... "Where do you find your prospects?" Most talk about how tough a slog it is out there. Finding new prospects is getting tougher everyday. I then ask, "Once you find them how is your closing rate?" You know, "How many prospects become customers?" Now this is where it … [Read more...]

I Then Asked These Three Critical Sales Questions…

David looked at me bewildered. Nothing unusual I thought. It had happened many times before by others. He then said... "Can you go out on sales calls and teach them?" "Mind you." he then sheepishly uttered. "I know they don't want that." I looked at him in an almost apologetic glaze yet my expression soon changed to disbelief. I replied... … [Read more...]

Does It Really Matter What Subject Line You Use?

I sent over a few emails I wrote for a client yesterday. They understand the importance of keeping in contact with their troops and to send out regular emails. They also received several email subject lines to entice their readers to open. They sent back an email with a question which I first thought... Well let's say it... Gobsmacked me. Now … [Read more...]

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