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Closing a Sale

Closing the sale

The Fortune is in the Follow Up

Several years back, I began talking with a customer who at first appeared to be my dream client. We met with Jason, the founder and CEO, two or three times by phone and the fourth time for lunch. He asked me to talk with two or three of the other executives. Each time they seemed interested, each time I provided them with more information, and each time they asked me for more white papers, testimonials, and then a proposal. Finally, I provided them with FREE access to our software for 45 days with the promise that I was their favorite…
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One of the Most Important Jobs of a Salesperson

One of the most important jobs of a salesperson is to manage the emotional state of the client. If the prospect seems scared, tell a story or ask a question that will help them relive a positive memory. If your prospect is bored, speed things up simplify, or use phrases that better align with their values and concerns. Be respectful, yet assertive. Think less about what you want to say and more about how you want the prospect to feel.