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Podcast: But They Keep Telling Me They Like Me!

By Monday Morning Manager on Mar 14, 2022 6:30:00 AM

 

Symptoms
Melody and her boss just couldn't understand why she continued to struggle to close business. She was a very outgoing person who was extremely well liked by her customers. She went out of her way to be friendly to everyone and appeared to possess a good knowledge of her product and the selling process. Her failure to excel was confusing to everyone.

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Podcast: Is Research a Good Idea?

By Monday Morning Manager on Mar 7, 2022 6:45:00 AM

 

Symptoms:
Jason really wanted to impress both his sales manager and his prospect with how prepared he was for the first call of his sales career. He had all his literature organized and had armed himself with all of the background info he researched on the prospect's website. He felt good, except that after reviewing the website data, he really didn't know what 

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Podcast: Price? We talkin' about price?

By Monday Morning Manager on Feb 28, 2022 6:45:00 AM

 

Symptoms:
One of the most common objections salespeople get is about price: "That's a bit more than we were thinking about paying." "Your prices are kind of high." "That just doesn't fit our budget" are typical comments. Salespeople tend to be very quick to take these comments at face value. They assume these price objections are the real issue standing between them and an order, so the path of least resistance is almost always to begin dropping their price to get the sale. And, more often than not, once the price issue has been "resolved", more resistance comes to the surface.

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PODCAST: I don’t think they like me

By Monday Morning Manager on Feb 21, 2022 6:30:00 AM

 

Symptoms:

“Here we go again,” Jim thought as he walked into his last call of the day. He always scheduled this monthly call to be the last of his day as it left him annoyed, angry, and confused when he walked out the door. Jim just could not create the type of relationship with this business owner that he felt was key to his success with other clients. There were never issues with products, pricing, or communications from Jim, his agency, or the manufacturers, but these monthly update and prospecting meetings always ended up making Jim feel like a complete failure. Jim’s positive, enthusiastic, and lighthearted approach obviously missed the mark with this client, and Jim was sure the client disliked the meetings as much as he did.

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Podcast: Is Love In The Air?

By Monday Morning Manager on Feb 14, 2022 6:45:00 AM

 

Symptoms:

Valentine looked at his schedule and realized he is schedule to go visit a favorite client, or maybe a prospect, or maybe even still a suspect, this week. He absolutely loved spending time with this person and company. It was so easy to get into the office and visit with all the staff in the office and then grab a few minutes with the CEO to catch up and see what’s happening in their world.

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Podcast: Nurture, Nurture, Nurture

By Monday Morning Manager on Feb 7, 2022 6:45:00 AM

 

Symptoms:
Sondra worked relentlessly to hit her numbers and keep her territory on top of the rankings.  Never shy about asking for business, if a sales report showed a dip in the numbers, Sondra would beat the bushes for the orders that might help push her over the goal for that quarter. Her customers believed her products were top-notch, as did other users down the distribution line. And because of this, if Sondra pushed a little at times, they often felt it wasn't too hard to accommodate her request to order early or more than planned.

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Podcast: Cross Selling Is Making Money and Time

By Monday Morning Manager on Jan 31, 2022 6:45:00 AM

 
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Podcast: No More Pennies 2022

By Monday Morning Manager on Jan 24, 2022 6:45:00 AM

 

Symptoms:

The sales quotas for the new year came down from the C-Suite. Hunter took one look at the email and felt sick to his stomach. This past year Hunter felt like he did as much as he could do without giving up all his personal time to his job. What more could he do to hit the 18% increase that was now expected by the bosses? Big accounts, whales, mom and pops, and all those accounts that no one else wanted helped make up his production this year. Hunter struggled to believe he could do 10% more let along a full 18%.

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Podcast: But I Don't Know Anything

By Monday Morning Manager on Jan 17, 2022 6:00:00 AM

 
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Podcast: Sell First, Educate Second

By Monday Morning Manager on Jan 10, 2022 6:00:00 AM

 

Symptoms:

Sadie was pumped to have a meeting with the right decision makers on her new product. They quickly agreed to her lunch and learn invitation and even let her know how excited they were about her products. They used a competitor’s products, and this was her chance to get the sale. She gathered the standard slide deck, added a few slides comparing her product to the others in the marketplace and even went as far to include delivery information. She knew this was the lunch and learn to end all lunch and learns and it would be an easy close.

Yet, when the presentation wrapped up Sadie asked if there were any questions and no one had any. They kindly thanked her and out the door she went. Later she learned the company went with their existing vendor.

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