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The Decision Institute – Coach Manny Nowak

Sales and Leadership Development

So often, we waste too much time trying to sell to those who are not going to buy.

 

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To be successful in sales today, you must get to either “no” or “yes.”

You can spend your life on “someday” and “maybe,” but you will not make money.

 

Today I share 10 strategies for reaching “NO” faster and moving on to prospects who will say “YES.”

 

Stop spending time with people who cannot, will not, or are not interested in buying, and start going after those who will.

Take your sales to new levels of success.

 

1/        Ask: “Do you have a budget for this product/service?”

“What is it?”

“Do you have the money to make this purchase?”

 

            If they don’t have the money, why are you there?

            Do you have a way to finance it – make it happen?

 

 

2/        Stop providing them a way to avoid making a decision, even if that makes them more comfortable.

Make it easy and simple for them to say “no.”

            But move them to make a decision.

 

            Ask tough questions.

            Don’t ease up by saying, “I will get back with you.”

            Or “Let me call next week.”

            Or “Do you want to think about it?”

 

            Looks like we have all the pieces in place, should I get the contract ready for you to sign?

 

            Based on our conversation today, I can’t see anything else holding up you moving forward, shall we get the contract ready?

 

 

3/        Ask for the order, clearly.

            “Let me get the paperwork started.”

            “Are you ready to commit?”

            “When would you like to start?”

 

            Close the deal.

 

 

4/        Shut up and let them make the next move.

            Say nothing.

            Be quiet.

 

            Let them make the move.

            Many times they will buy themselves.

            Using silence to make the sale is one of the greatest skills of successful sales people.

 

Closing Sales –

 

 

5/        Ask if they can make the decision or if others have to get involved.

            Figure this out as early in the process as possible, before you waste time selling to someone who doesn’t have the authority to buy.

 

 

            If they cannot make the decision, then get to the person who can.

            Don’t spend all your time, money and effort selling the wrong person and then having to do it all over again.

            If the decision must go before the board, ask to be there.

 

 

6/        Ask, “when can we expect a decision?”

            If not today, when?

            Tomorrow morning?

            Next Wednesday after lunch.

            3 Months from now.

 

            If they cannot narrow it down, they might not be a buyer.

 

Closing Sales –

 

7/        Ask if they are ready to sign, now.

            “Can we get this contract signed right now?”

            “This looks like a go, when can we get this signed off?”

            “So you are in. Let’s sign.”

 

 

8/        Ask: “if we meet your requirements today, will you sign?”

            “If we can make that change, will you sign immediately?”

            “Can we get this signed right now?”

           

 

9/        Ask what’s stopping them from signing right now.

            “You seem to be hesitating, what is holding you back?”

            “Have we not met your needs?”

            “Is there something else we need to do before you sign?”

            “What is stopping you from signing right now?”

 

10/     Make the “NO” decision for them.

            “I assume that is “no” and so let me pack up?”

            “I see you are not ready to buy, thank you.”

            “I appreciate your time, but I don’t think you are ready to buy.”

 

 

The faster you move on, the more business you will do. 

It amazes me how much time we spend selling to people who we know are not going to buy – just move on.

 

Relationship building is not being put off forever.

 

But remember, a “no” today does not mean you will not do business together in the future.

It simply means “not now.”

So gather your stuff and move on.

Find your next sale.

 

We build effective sales processes for companies of all sizes.

Need to increase your sales?

Tired of a sales process that continues to fail to live up to your expectations?

Are your sales people spending too much time on admin work and not enough time selling?

 

If so, we should talk.

Click link below to schedule a 15-minute call with Coach Manny.

http://www.meetme.so/coachmannynowak

 

Is social media driving you crazy?

Don’t really understand where to go?

Don’t really understand what to do next?

Wondering how you’re supposed to work social media?

 

Well, today I want to share with you three real simple concepts that, put into place with the right tools and the right systems, will allow social media to generate all the business you are ever going to want.

 

But these principles are not anything new.

They are not anything that salespeople don’t already understand.

And they are not anything that can or should scare you.

 

Let’s take a look at the 3 simple keys to success with social media.

 

1/       You need the numbers.

 

How do you get the numbers in social media?

You’ve got to build the connections.

You’ve got to connect with people.

Whether it is LinkedIn connections,

Facebook friends or

Twitter followers…

 

Or whatever they are called in your selected social media tool.

 

First you have to build the connections.

Until you have a connection, you have not started.

 

 

2/       You have to build relationships

 

People are always saying to me, “Well, I’ve got 500/1000/1500 LinkedIn connections.”

Listen.

I don’t care how many you’ve got – how many relationships do you have with those connections?

Do you get it? That is the true question.

You can have a million connections, but if you have no relationships, you don’t have anything.

 

You see, sales is still a relationship game.

So how many relationships do you have in that number of connections?

 

Because, you see, the second step is you’ve now got to take that connection, follower or friend, and build a relationship.

Just like in real life.

Social media is still about relationships.

 

And if you can turn that connection into a relationship?

 

If you can build a relationship with the person or people you are connected with, then you get to point three.

 

 

3/       You close some business or a partnership or a referral network.

 

Somehow, because you connected and built a relationship, there are dollars at the end of the rainbow.

 

These 3 things are what people don’t seem to understand about social media.

These 3 things are what we have been doing in sales since time began.

They are the simple principles of selling.

 

It doesn’t matter if it is social media or any other process.

You have to…

 

1/        Connect.

2/        Build a relationship.

3/        Close some business.

 

So get out there and do it.

 

If you need some help – this is what we do.

This is what we help people to do.

 

Whether it’s through social media or any other platform.

 

So if you are being driven crazy by any of this – give us a call.

Because “Double Your Sales” is exactly what it does.

 

It helps you take all the pieces of the puzzle and put them in the right place.

Click here to learn more about doubling your sales.