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How to expertly negotiate a 6-figure sales contract

From haggling to drawing up the terms for a billion-dollar merger, negotiating is a critical skill

So many of us remain wary about being taken for a fool every time we enter into a negotiation. Regardless of any hesitation, B2B sales reps must learn the ins and outs of effective negotiation if they hope to maximize their contribution ...

by Danny Wong  | November 02, 2016 02:00:00
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5 mistakes you must avoid in sales

Knowing the missteps is your first big step to avoiding them

About 30 people were treated for burns after walking on hot coals during self-help guru Tony Robbins' "Unleash the Power Within" seminar in Dallas earlier this year. You don’t need to walk on hot coals to unleash more power, but you do need to take ...

by Grant Cardone  | October 28, 2016 08:00:00
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Are ‘cold calls’ still possible (and practical) in the digital age?

Got thick skin and can form relationships with listeners? You can still cold-call with success.

What is cold calling? This is the act of calling potential customers who were not expecting to be called to be offered a product or service. Cold calling usually involves phone calls but can also be done through surprise visits by salespeople.Now ...

by Danny Wong  | October 13, 2016 04:00:00
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5 ways to win sales and influence people

Conversation is the key to conversion

To a degree, we're all salespeople, whether our job title reflects it or not. If you work in account management or in a typical sales job, you already know how hard it can be to make the same pitch repeatedly – to the point ...

by Danny Wong  | October 07, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

3 simple tips for making a sale

Entrepreneurs want to be known as innovators and leaders but it's the salesperson in them that grows the business

 Entrepreneurs don’t always want to be known as salespeople. They often prefer to be seen as innovators, leaders and builders. But the truth is, selling is one of the most important skillsets for founders and CEOs and deliberately developing those talents is ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | October 02, 2016 12:00:00
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What to do when your customer says 'no'

To avoid taking 'no' for an answer, rephrase the question

Entrepreneurs are salespeople. Successful entrepreneurs start a business and are really good at getting people to say "yes" to their propositions.As salespeople, you have something to sell – be it a product, a service, an experience, whatever. Your goal is to help the customer ...

by Jeff Shore  | September 17, 2016 12:00:00
Startup Tips

Sales pitch 101

If you are an aspiring entrepreneur, you have to learn how to make a sale. We show you how.

If you are an aspiring entrepreneur, you have to learn how to make a sale. We show you how. Here’s a list of questions to take you through the sales cycle:During the introduction, did you:• learn about the company, the person you’re ...

August 01, 2013 10:00:00
Business Ideas

The sales transaction in 4 stages

It comes in four stages, and if you want to keep your customers and gain new ones, know what you have to do at each stage.

“There is no industry I can think of where the customer just didn’t matter,” says internationally acclaimed customer service innovator Ron Kaufman. “Nowadays, everybody is just competing based on price; but if I were a customer, I would want to buy from ...

by Jennifer Yap Caspe  | March 05, 2013 02:00:00
Business Ideas

3 elements of an effective sales proposal

Things to remember in crafting an effective sales proposal

Knowing how to create a winning sales proposal is very important for surviving in today’s highly competitive business environment.A well-written sales proposal will help convince a prospective client that your product or service corresponds to the needs of his business.Here are some ...

October 24, 2012 05:00:00
Business Ideas

Using flash sales for your website

Themall.ph is offering a flash sale from July 13 to August 13, 2012.

Ever thought of doing flash sales? A flash sale is a strategy that works well for both retailers and consumers. Items are offered at huge discounts for a limited period of time. Retailers are given the chance to offload stock faster and ...

July 17, 2012 01:00:00
Business Ideas

4 ways to motivate your sales people

The only thing harder than delivering excellent customer service consistently is motivating someone else to deliver excellent customer service consistently.

The only thing harder than delivering excellent customer service consistently is motivating someone else to deliver excellent customer service consistently. Four motivation strategies can help your organization succeed, one professional at a time.1. Get excited.As managers, we have to motivate ourselves first. ...

by Mary Sandro  | July 02, 2012 12:00:00
Business Ideas

Should local entrepreneurs team up with big players from Manila?

Prof. Antonio shares his insights.

Q: Is it advisable for local entrepreneurs to team up with big players from Manila, to strengthen their hold of the local market? [related|post]A: That would be a sensible approach, because competing head-on with the big guys is suicide. You either try to ...

by Prof. Danilo A. Antonio  | January 11, 2012 03:00:00
Business Ideas

6 tips to increase your insurance sales

Life insurance is a need but can be difficult to sell.

There may be hundreds of life insurance companies in the country today but very few Filipinos understand the importance of life insurance in their lives. While life insurance is considered as a need, selling it can be one of the most difficult ...

December 02, 2011 12:00:00
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