06 Nov 2019

Mental barriers for sales success.
Everyone in sales is looking for success, but very few are able to achieve it consistently. Why is that? There are many reasons, but primarily selling is not taught formally anywhere and many are naturally not good at sales. Also, the salespeople are under pressure that most people can't take. Selling requires to be of help, be at ease with people who have little or no wish to se...

11 Oct 2019

Consultative selling for B2B Sales
Recently one of our clients said, many of the prospects book appointments but not many show up for consultation. What is exactly happening here? This is not just for appointments, we see many times, the sales team members commit to their next month targets, but hardly stick to it. Like this many commitments, each of us makes, but we don't stick to it. What is the reason? As per R...

25 Jul 2019

Handling B2B Pricing challenges
How would you respond if your customer says any of these below? I will buy the product provided you discount 30% There are other players who are giving 20% less, why should I buy from you? If you increase the price, I am planning to switch to another player I just listed 3 questions but as a sales person you might face many price related questions as above. So, in this article I a...

17 May 2019

Competitive selling
Recently one of our client who is into selling Auto component solutions wanted to know how to become the preferred supplier to some of their top tier vendors. The challenge he said is the customers are defining the specifications and also giving an acceptable price range. The customers are inviting many suppliers who can match the specification the vendor has defined. Client was ke...

30 Apr 2019

Can you increase price and retain your buyer?
The no.1 challenge most salespeople face in retaining their existing accounts is to keep them from switching to competitors. Due to this fear of losing customers, salespeople are always worried about communicating price increase to customers. Recently a client of ours told, " Many buyers threaten to switch to low priced competitors and hence our salespeople struggle to communicate pr...

16 Apr 2019

How to build trust with buyers
In the recent article from LinkedIn on the sales statistics, it is mentioned TRUST is the No. 1 attribute of the salesperson which is critical for B2B sales success. Here are the statistics, 51% of decision makers rank trust as the No. 1 attribute they want in a salesperson.Virtually 100% of sales professional say trust if “very important” or “important” to winning new business.88% of...

21 Mar 2019

sales coaching conversation
Recently one of the participants said, he is having a hard time to get consistent delivery from his team members. No one seems to own responsibility and happy when they meet 70%~80% target. I am not very aggressive like other sales managers and I don't know what to do? I asked have you tried coaching the team members weekly or bi-monthly? He said, I hear a lot about coaching but I am ...

04 Mar 2019

Sales training initiative India
Recently, we interviewed a client who is in a business for almost 25 years and their sales is primarily done from field. The conversation went as follows: Q. When was the last time you took up sales training intervention?A. In our 25 years of working, we have never done training for the sales staff. Q. What prompted you to go for the sales training intervention now? A. We are ...

19 Feb 2019

Sales is pretty demanding job with plenty of challenges, no days are same and nothing is straightforward but if one manage to navigate correctly is very rewarding too. Recent technological advances also help a lot to manage the activity easily and effectively but can also be very confusing and overwhelming at the same time. Inside sales is the type of sales which become more and more com...

15 Feb 2019

When it comes to sales training initiative, measuring the success of sales training or ROI in terms of business results is not clear. This inhibits many businesses to take up sales training initiatives. Many companies we meet ask this question about sales training. Since I am investing money on this training, how do I clearly measure the impact with respect to business results such as...