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Should You Give Sales Presentations or Have Sales Conversations (Part 5)

I only have a few more posts on this topic. If you have been following this ongoing conversation – I hope you have learned something. I have received tremendous feedback and appreciate all your thoughts. To view earlier parts – click on the earlier blog posts below. Last post we talked about the importance of asking questions to turn your sales presentation into a sales conversation. With that in mind I want to talk about the role & importance of both competence & confidence. If you are going to make it a sales conversation than you need to know that

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Should You Give Sales Presentations or Have Sales Conversations (Part 3)

Welcome to part three of our look at sales presentations vs sales conversations. If you haven’t read part 1 and 2- you can access them by clicking on the earlier posts below. I have received a ton of great feedback from Part 1 & Part 2 – thank you for that. I want to talk today about a conversational voice. I think we all recognize that we should move from sales presentations (monologues) to sales conversations (dialogues). After all – it is about them and we need to engage them if we want them to buy from us. So we

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Should You Give Sales Presentations or Have Sales Conversations (Part 2)

Let’s continue our conversation on sales presentations vs sales conversations. If you didn’t read part 1 – you can do so by clicking on the previous post below. Before we dive into particulars – I want to continue to discuss the mindset of this approach. I had an interesting conversation last week that will help you understand my thought process toward this. Last week I was at the National Speakers Association Conference. While I was there I met many other speakers and the typical conversation started by someone asking – what do you speak on? I was asked what do

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Should You Give Sales Presentations or Have Sales Conversations? (Part 1)

Interesting question: Should you give sales presentations or have sales conversations? Over the next couple of weeks I am going to share my thoughts around this subject and in the spirit of the post I will ask you to participate in the conversation. Feel free to comment, send me your thoughts and pass this on to others to join in the conversation. So here is the starting point – if you are in sales, or involved with people for that matter – you are an influencer. I believe influencers should have one focus and that is on the other person.

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73 Lessons on Leadership/Success

If you are not familiar with Robin Sharma, I would suggest checking out his work. He is the bestselling author of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrarri and The Leader Who Had No Title. He put together 73 lessons of leadership and success that I wanted to share because their is some tremendous insight here. – Enjoy! You can really Lead Without a Title. Knowing what to do and not doing it is the same as not knowing what to do. Give away what you most wish to receive. The antidote to stagnation is innovation. The conversations you are most

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