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“Question: We want our managers to talk to every customer before they leave without buying. When is the best time to get managers involved?” “Make sure you ‘touch the desk’ before they walk.” Isn’t this just saying: ‘Torch the deal completely, then see if a manager can rebuild it from the ashes’? Maybe 1 out …

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“At our 20 group last week we were talking about spiffs for salespeople. My question is – why should we have to pay our salespeople a spiff for doing a write up or for an appointment that shows up?” With dealers, when the talk eventually turns to pay, which it always does in almost every …

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“What do I need to cover in our daily sales training and which of our salespeople should be required to attend?” Some answers are easy… Cover everything and require everyone to attend, including every manager. Seriously! These are the four areas you want to focus on in all of your training and everyone needs the …

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“When it’s time to promote a salesperson, what should we consider?” Most people consider all the wrong things about hiring or promoting someone to management: Can they work the desk? Can they appraise a trade? Can they manage the inventory? – etc. There is no question, those are all important parts of the job. But …

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“Would You List A Few Ways I Can Get Some More Prospects?” Sure. Prospecting is a piece of cake. Too many salespeople think it’s such a tough job, but in real life – it’s easy. Prospecting for sales is easy, unlike the prospectors who came to California back in the old days to find gold. …

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4 More Easy Sales

Want to make 4 more sales this month? If so, and if you’re willing to follow this simple plan, you can easily pick up an extra sale each week. Make a plan every day. That’s it – it’s just that easy to sell more. Before you go to bed, take the time to make a …

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