10 Super Sales Secrets

You can improve your sales success ratio significantly by learning as much as you can about your prospect and focusing on his needs.

  1. Build rapport. Before discussing business, build rapport with your prospect. To build rapport, do some homework. Find out if you have a colleague in common. Has the prospect’s company been in the news lately?, Get a little insight into the company and the individual so you can make the rapport genuine.

  2. Ask a broad range of questions. Ask questions that require more than a “yes” or “no” response, and that deal with more than just costs, price, procedures and the technical aspects of the prospect’s business. Most importantly, ask questions that will reveal the prospect’s motivation to purchase, his problems and needs, and his decision-making processes. ,Don’t be afraid to ask a client why he or she feels a certain way.(That’s how you’ll get to understand your customers.)

  3. search deeper. If a prospect tells you, “We’re looking for cost-savings and efficiency,” , immediately tell him how your product meets his need for cost-savings and efficiency, Ask for more information so you can better position your product and show you understand the client’s needs.

  4. Learn to listen. Sales people who do all the talking during a presentation not only bore the prospect, but also generally lose the sale. You should be listening at least 50 percent of the time, You can improve your listening skills by taking notes, observing your prospect’s body language, not jumping to conclusions, and concentrating on what your prospect is saying.

  5. Follow-up is critical. Write thank-you notes, call the customer after the sale to make sure he or she is satisfied, and maintain a schedule of future communications. “You have to be in front of that client and always show attention and responsiveness.

  6. Sell benefits, not features. The biggest mistake entrepreneurs make is in focusing on what their product or service is,Always concentrate on how your product will benefit your customer.

  7. Sell to the people most likely to buy. Your best prospects have a keen interest in your product or service and the financial resources to purchase it. They are the ones who will buy most quickly., If you’re selling camera, don’t try to sell to people who have never bought one before ,Sell to those who already have one, or to those you know would be interested in buying one. Show them how yours is superior.
  8. Differentiate your product. Why should a customer buy from you and not from your competitor? Coming up with at least three to four features that will give a customer reason to buy from you. , People don’t like to go out of their comfort zone to try something new. So, give them three good reasons to try your product
  9. Get face to face. Get one-on-one with your customer–if not in person, at least by phone.
  10. Focus on the second sale. Concentrate on developing future and referral business with each customer, everything you do must be aimed at the second sale. Ask yourself: Will this be such a satisfactory experience that my customer will buy from me again or tell his friends?

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