In case you were wondering if Cindy Roth-Karr is related to me, you better believe it. Besides being a loving wife and wonderful mother who supports my efforts and takes care of family issues during my extensive travels, she is also a sales superstar. While I am usually hesitant to highlight family members, there is … Continue reading Cindy Roth-Karr
The consequence question highlights the impacts your customers are likely to face by ignoring the resources you offer. It is the key question for introducing positive change into a sales interview. It provides your customers with self-justification of why it is in their best interests to accept your proposal. The more realistic and compelling the … Continue reading Make Them an Offer They Can’t Refuse!
Frustrated that you are not breaking through new levels of success? How about the frustrations you may have with your employees who are not breaking through new levels of success? Many times we will want to accomplish a certain breakthrough, yet we are often deterred because we are saddled with all the reasons and stories … Continue reading What’s Stopping You?
If you were to ask me what is the most valuable tool all successful salespeople have, it is their integrity. There is nothing more sacred than one’s word. Recently, my wife and I purchased a new alarm system from a well-known company. When the salesperson came to the house, he gave an excellent presentation. The … Continue reading Integrity: Do You Have It?
Alan Rader just celebrated his 25th Anniversary with Leviton and was sent a letter of congratulations by management (I heard there was a big celebration also). In the letter, Alan was cited for his high level of integrity and professionalism, his ability to understand other people’s point of view, his relentless pursuit of closure of … Continue reading Alan Rader, Leviton Mfg Co., Inc.
When you hear these miserable words, what is your response likely be? For one, you are likely to fear that just by asking this question, the customer is implying if you don’t lower your price, you will lose the business. How do you know this, because you assumed this. The fact is the customer never … Continue reading Is that the best price you can give me?
When you get rejected, how does it feel? No need for you to answer. Let me. It hurts, it stings, it devalues you, it de-motivates, it deflates you, it makes you want to stop and hide, and on and on. Now, how should you really feel when you are rejected? Hopefully your feeling will not … Continue reading Rejection, Rejection, Rejection
Last night, my wife hosted a Pampered Chef party. Basically this is an excuse to get your friends together under the guise of learning new recipes and discovering new gadgets to assist your culinary efforts. The party is actually run by an individual whose job is to present a cooking program and sell the culinary … Continue reading Hello Pampered Chef
You’ve got Only Five Minutes- So Give It Your Best Shot! How many times have you gone on an appointment and had the customer say you’ve got five minutes, so start talking? Now I know you wouldn’t do that (right?) but you have probably seen others fall into the trap and start spilling their guts … Continue reading You’ve got Only Five Minutes…