19 Aug 2022

Selling is a pretty demanding job with plenty of challenges, no days are the same and nothing is straightforward but if one manages 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 are the type of sales that become ...

11 Feb 2022

Selling features vs benefits
  Sales success is defined by how well one understands the psychology of selling and buying. In this article, you will learn a key factor that influences your buyer to take action more than any other factor. This is to do with understanding what motivates the buyer to take action and what is the No. 1 persuasive sales skill to be used. What is in it for me? (WIIFM) The first rule of sale...

18 Jul 2021

B2B Sales Prospects Qualification
Most of the sales process involves 8 to 10 steps as below and where do you think the difference b/w the high performers and average performers start? Preparation & Organization Prospecting/Qualifying Conducting a Needs Assessment Presenting Solutions to Needs Developing & Presenting Proposals Handling Prospect Resistance Closing Sales Professionally Following Up Sales Effec...

03 Mar 2021

How to stand out from competition
If there is one thing that is scarce resource today, that is attention! Because our customers are flooded with sales, marketing, and various other forms of pitches from companies all hoping to win their business. Many are overwhelmed with this level of information or in some cases want to tune out. To overcome this one of the common approach being done is focus on quantity. Tha...

31 Dec 2020

Having B2B Sales appointments is the lifeblood for any business. That is because if you don't sales appointments you won't be able to generate sales revenues. And without the sales revenue, we all know business existence itself in question. Now when it comes to generating sales appointments, 2020 had been a watershed year. A lot of things got changed from the pure traditional mode...

08 Oct 2020

Innovation selling
Prospecting is one of the key activities of the B2B Sales professional. Accept or not, in most businesses, prospecting is undergoing major change with the penetration of internet and social media. Any B2B sales person, who has been in the industry will realize the way Buyers are slowing taking control of the sales process and traditional methods of cold calling, sending cold e-mails a...

01 Jan 2020

Rapport building in sales
You are working on 2 deals parallel for months, both the prospects are the right fit. But after working for months and giving equal effort to both, only one of the prospect signs the deal with you whereas 2nd prospect decides to go with a competitor solution. What really has happened? What has made the deal work with one prospect whereas another one who matched the same as first didn'...

19 Nov 2019

Innovation selling
Recently we worked with a company that wanted to serve the education institutes with the innovative solution towards teaching in an experiential way. There is a lot of innovation that has gone into this solution to understanding current student grades, their gaps, progress. But when salespeople visited and promoted these solutions, the response wasn’t great from the teachers as well...

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...

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...

14 Nov 2018

Sales data analysis for sales managers
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In today's competitive market where salespeople are targeting different kinds of customers, selling different products, sales data analytics knowledge becomes an essential requirement for sales managers. With the help of the right data and the analysis, sales managers can identify the factors contributing to sales and identify the areas for future devel...

28 Aug 2018

top 5 objections in sales and how to handle
When it comes selling, the critical skill required is handling objections. Starting with taking appointments,  fix up a meeting, trying to sell a prospective customer on buying your product, pricing discussions, you will have to overcome objections. Importantly, you should plan for these objections beforehand. How? By expecting them, and trying to preempt them. Here are the five ...

29 Jun 2018

Consultative selling for B2B Sales
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Ask any customers, how many sales executives they meet really know what they want, the answer is quite low. On one side, many sales executives think they know what their customers want, on the other side, many customers say, most salespeople they meet don't understand our requirements.  Why does this gap exist? Nobody wants to be misunderstood but...

28 Apr 2018

Sales role in submitting RFP
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The reality of the RFP's Quite a few companies rely on the RFP's to win new businesses. The moment the sales team sees the RFP and if it is in the scope of their work, everyone is excited, put them into the pipeline and start celebrating that the deal is theirs. The Sales executive starts working very hard, check and recheck ten times wi...

14 Mar 2018

Unsold homes real estate sales
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A recent article dated March 4th, 2018 from JLL India said there are close to 4.4L unsold homes in 7 big cities in India. The article goes to mention some of the macro reasons such as Demonetization, GST, RERA  has caused this big inventory. With an ever-growing population in key cities in India, demand always exists for quality homes in India. Bu...

02 Mar 2018

5 mistakes in luxury home selling conversations
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Today real estate companies have adopted effective marketing channels and spend crores of rupees to generate leads. Same with luxury home companies and luxury home selling. To create enough touch points, companies are adopting digital, social media, content marketing along with traditional mediums of print ads etc which are proving very effective to gen...

13 Dec 2017

B2B Sales Price Objections
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]When it comes to B2B selling, by far the biggest objection a customer ever raises is about the price.  Ask any B2B sales executives, his biggest challenge will be overcoming price objections. The one of the primary reason the price objection arises is that the customer cannot see the value of the solution offered in the first place.  When they cannot...