Expert persuasion of voice

Expert persuasion with voice control: Persuaders have plenty of things to think about and deal with while working on projects to get to a “yes”.

 

Persuasion fails when these issues happen

  • ·         The call speeds up
  • ·         The call slows down
  •           Lack of confidence
  • ·         The vocal patterns of questions and statements are wrong

 

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Persuasion failure because of speed

There are a few typical issues that happen while people are in “sales mode” and one of the first things is that the speed or pace of the appointment or call speeds up in the mind of the persuader and when that happens they tend to start pushing by putting pressure on the buyer, person or people involved with the project.

 

This impatience can cost sales because it is not persuasive it almost gives the feel of desperation to the buyer or investor. Everything seemed fine and then the pace of the appointment changed, the body language changes and then the voice changes.

 

Persuasion failure because of pace

The opposite of the sales call speeding up is when the salesperson or the persuader loses steam and the call starts to stall the tempo is lost and then once again there is the feel of desperation and either there is discounting involved or plenty of stalls along with negotiation. The worst of all the dreaded “I wanna think about it” may occur.  

 

This can be because the salesperson or the persuader didn’t do their homework about the client, service or product that is being sold. These issues lead to frustration and once again the buyer or client can feel the pressure and then they back away.

 

Persuasive power of voice

Now one of the items that you can work on to persuade more effectively is your voice. When there is stress in the persuasion process your voice can fail you by giving away your lack of confidence or exposing that you are confident.

 

When men or women have confidence you can feel it in their voice and also in their body language and or nonverbal communicaton. Their shoulders are up they move with smooth flow and they are relaxed.

 

Your voice is entirely different when you are relaxed vs when you are stressed or frustrated and that isnt always a good thing.

 

When you lack confidence in your abilities your voice will “leak” your position and when that happens you lose your ability to persuade effectively.

You can hear this lack of confidence on:

  • ·         The phone
  • ·         Recordings
  • ·         Live in person

 

Persuasive voice and how to get one

One of the ways to verify your persuasive voice is to record you talking something that you are passionate about or something that you are really familiar with. You will want to put that recording to the side. By the way this persuasion exercise works the best with video because you can also watch the body language of your won confidence.

 

Now on the other hand you can listen to where you lose your persuasive voice by recording you talking about something that you don’t know about and once again this persuasion exercise works the best when you use video vs just talking on audio recording.

 

The best way to make this work is to talk about the investment about or the price or larger numbers than what you are used to and say them over and over again. Now this exercise may sound funny at first but once you hear what you sound like on audio or see your body language on video you will want to practice these items to increase your persuasive selling skills fairly quickly.

 

You will want to keep these recordings whether audio or video to see how your growth as a persuader has come along. Just know that you will be amazed at what you sound like  and look like on video but get over it, its what you sound like and look like. The good news is that you always have room for improvement.

 

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As always I would like to thank you in advance for your comments and or questions about the

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Now go implement!

 

 

 

 

Scott Sylvan Bell

 

 

 

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The persuasion paradox

Expert persuasion advice: Persuasion experts can teach you many things that can help improve your life and or your sales career. Knowing what works and does not work or is not effective while persuading others happens when you live what you have learned.

 

Its applied knowledge that helps…

 

All too often salespeople who are learning to persuade take things too far and end up costing the outcome of the event and they lose.

 

When too many principals of persuasion are combined the person who they are used on can feel that something is wrong but they don’t quite know why.

 

New sales people live through the persuaders paradox and what that really means is that with all of the techniques and strategies that they have as tools that they can use it may not be clear to them the time when to introduce them or how many to use.

 

The persuaders paradox is not knowing what strategy or tactic to use or it may even be that what they have learned is not adapted to what they are persuading for. In essence either the sales person uses too much of their persuasive material or they do not use it the right way. It may very well be that they do both by using too much combined with not adapting it.

 

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Persuasion experts understand timing

Give a rookie persuader enough time out in the field and they will develop a sense of timing for what needs to be said or even the questions that need to be asked and they also know when to do so.

 

Sometimes it isn’t even about saying something it’s about knowing when to ignore a statement or even knowing when to be quiet. Silence may be one of the best persuasion tools that the experts use because it allows the mind of the perspective client to catch up or the silence puts weight on them to answer a question.

 

New or rookie persuaders have a tough time knowing what technique or strategy to introduce and they may use something out of order and then confuse the potential client. The new persuader also has a difficult time keeping their mouth shut and knowing when to be quiet.  

 

Persuasion experts expose common mistakes

There is a time to be an overachiever and there is a time to not be one. Now for some people when they are in the learning stages of persuasion they read every book , listen to every cd, attend persuasion seminars, watch dvd’s on influence. Now it’s a cool thing to learn as much as possible but there is also a point where there is too much confusion on how what they have learned works in the real world.

 

Rolling out a persuasion strategy and or tactic may not look like what was taught by the coach or the expert persuader, it may take some modifications and some massaging to make it effective for the industry or the type of client that the salesperson or the persuader is in.  

 

Now this is where role play comes in. You would want to decide what strategy or tactic that you would use to deal with a given set of circumstances. The best way to work these issues out is to video tape them and no matter how painful it is to watch take notes and determine what you think would work and what you think would not.

 

The more that you just freestyle and relax while you role play persuasion techniques and strategies the more of what you are doing will be effective. This is the best point to let your creative juices flow. There is no wrong answer, if you feel like something is working just go with it. If you feel like something is not working keep going until you feel like you get traction and are moving in a positive direction.

 

Your videotaped session will rewarding no matter how good or bad you may have thought that you were. Many times some of the best ideas for implementation will come from the biggest train wrecks while presenting. This type of role play gets easier over time and after a while may get addictive.

 

Persuaders paradox unwrapped:

The more that you make the persuasion patterns your own the easier they are to use in real life. Role play will not be enough you will have to use what you have come up with out in the field. There are two ways to go about this:

  1. 1.      Implement everything – this is a surefire recipe for disaster
  2. 2.      Implement slowly – When you start with just one idea you will know when to use it and how it works. Best of all you have the chance to learn how to time it instead of having too much material.

 

Be patient as you learn to expertly persuade others as it is a skill that is not something you “get” overnight.

 

Learning how to persuade others can be fun and informative but you must learn the basics first:

 

As Always I would like to thank you in advance for your comments and or questions about the persuaders paradox.

 

 

Now go implement!

 

 

Scott Sylvan Bell

 

 

 

 

 

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How to sell more learning from infomercials

Sales training and implementation: Many times sales people look to sales training to help them out and increase their sales.  There are times where a salesperson just needs to see another sales person do what they have learned:

 

For you to increase your ability to get more business you will have to change up some of your processes and look at things that you may not have considered before.

 

Sales training and infomercials: Of all of the places that you can learn how to sell more from some of them just may be free but you will have to stay up for a little late night adventure. While watching the infomercial there are a few things that you will want to watch out for:

  • ·         What order they present the information in
  • ·         How they package the message or frame the story
  • ·         How the interactions work out between those in the infomercial

 

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Sales training to learn how to sell more from an infomercial

As you watch a persuasive infomercial know and understand that the people who have scripted these shows understand the principals of persuasion and know how to get people to buy. You will want to watch the order that the information is presented in. You will see that they talk about a few items first.

  1. 1.      They reveal a pain that you didn’t know or feel that you had
  2. 2.      They aggravate the pain and make it worse
  3. 3.      The show the pain can be alleviated
  4. 4.      Show the product and how it was made
  5. 5.      Give an offer
  6. 6.      Stack the cool and make the offer cooler
  7. 7.      Take the order

 

Many times sales people forget that they have what looks like a commodity in the minds of the buyer, they say the same things as their competition and really just throw technical information.

 

Infomercials and sales training, how to package the message

When the producers set up the infomercial they know and understand how to make the story line flow. If there are people interacting the whole conversation is really cool and really easy. The people will seem like friends.

 

One of the best infomercials that does this really well is one of the first 30 minute sets for the magic bullet. In the series for this blender there are friends who get up in the morning and talk slightly about their hangovers from the night before. The interaction almost feels real and as a viewer it is really easy to get sucked in to what the conversation is because for the most part most people can relate.

If you can make your buyer or perspective client relate to the situation it will make it easier for them to take your recommendations of what to buy.

 

How to sell more, show them how they could use it

One of the things that the infomercials do is that they give plenty of examples of how the viewer can use the product and while some of the ideas that are presented may sound ridiculous it starts to set the stage that there is versatility and you as the buyer may start thinking to yourself “yes I really do need this product”.

 

This is where the infomercial gets the perspective client engaged with so many ideas.

 

Next up is the money…

 

How much would you expect to pay for this item… and the number is really high and you are thinking “there is no way I would pay this much for this product”

 

…and then they say well it would not be x amount, y amount or even z amount its this much money but it gets better we can separate it out into 3 easy payments of…

 

… and we can even rush ship it to you….

 

Once again you think who would want this rush shipped what am I missing out on.

 

Priming and selling more

When the infomercial starts raising the price on the object they are starting with a high umber so that when they say the lower number your brain says to itself “its really not that much compared to the super huge number that they used earlier” this number game helps prepare your mind for what you will really pay.

 

When the amount is broken down into smaller payments you get the effect once again.

 

The rush shipping is set up for social proof that other people want this product now no matter how strange it may be.

 

Then the added step…

 

If operators are busy please call back…

 

This is one more layer of social proof. It may very well be that there is only one person answering the phone calls.

How to sell more with infomercials and your products

Now you must take what you have learned about the infomercials and then implement the ideas into your industry or service.

 

One last item is stacking the cool. This is a term that Frank Kern uses to explain that you add more bonus items to the project or service to give the feeling of more…

 

…. Maybe an extended warranty

 

….. a few hours of coaching

 

….. an evaluation of a product or service

 

….. 6 months of help desk

 

People love free stuff just go somewhere where even junk items are being handed out and there will be a near riot to get the product that really has no value.

 

You job when stacking the cool is to give an item(s) away that is really cool.

 

Infomercials and making more money through sales:

Whatever infomercial that you watch to learn how to make more sales jot down some ideas as the show is going then go back later and figure out how to make the idea work for you. You may even want to have a brainstorming session with your sales team and watch the show together you may just come up with some new ideas of how to sell more product using some principals of persuasion that you have learned.

 

There are plenty of places to learn about persuasion, this CD set will give you the foundation of what you need to know when it comes to the Science of influence.

 

As Always I would like to thank you for your comments and or questions about How to sell more using infomercials:

 

 

Now go implement!

 

 

 

Scott Sylvan Bell

 

 

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How to sell more using NLP strategies

How to sell more using NLP: learning how to sell more can take you many places to learn and develop the ability to persuade others.

 

NLP was developed as a source of therapy for individuals but just about any source of therapy training can be used for more than what was intended including sales training. The great news is you can use NLP to help with your persuasion strategy.

 

How to sell more with this NLP technique

NLP is a way that you can build better rapport with others it could be defined as understanding and developing excellence but we will not be using the technical definition here. One of the items that has come in handy from the NLP field is that people gather information in 4 different ways:

  • ·         Visual
  • ·         Auditory
  • ·         Kinesthetic
  • ·         Digital

 

How to sell more using visual cues:

Visual people learn by seeing. The words that they use describe what they view. When working with a visual man or woman you could learn how to sell more using words that use visual traits.

 

How to sell more using auditory cues:

Auditory people hear the world around them. They may say things like I hear what you are saying. When communicating to a visual man or woman you would use “hearing words to describe what is going on.

 

How to sell more using kinesthetic cues:

Kinesthetic people learn by touch or feel and may use the words do you feel that or I can grasp what is going on.

 

How to sell more using digital cues:

Digital people are more of the technical like an engineer and search for the “understanding” of a situation or “consider” what is going on and do everything that they can to “make sense of” what is going on.

 

How to sell more utilizing NLP

Now from learning that people have a modality that they have as a dominate way of learning most sales training focuses on the main modality. So if a visual person were to learn from looking the focus is on saying or using visual ideas. Now this can be a challenge for the person because they still can learn from the auditory, kinesthetic and digital patterns.

 

So now what do you do?

You would combine and weave all four together and make sense of a situation better and create an easier path to persuade using NLP.

 

How to sell more using NLP descriptions:

Learning how to sell more using NLP can be done by combining what you have learned about how men and or women process their information to paint a rich picture across all 4 learning modalities.

 

Here is an example using visual, auditory, kinesthetic and digital. The words for each category will be in parenthesis and will go in order as listed previously. Using this pattern you may be able to influence others more precisely.

 

You will love the new super widget it is shiny when you (view)(visual) it and as you (listen)(auditory) to the movement you will get a (concrete feel)(kinesthetic) for how it words, as you (consider)(digital) this product (think)(digital) about what (touches you or gives you the feel)(kinesthetic) so that the idea (sounds good)(auditory) to you and you can (picture)(visual) yourself holding the new super widget.    

 

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NLP example of how to sell more:

The above example was looped so that there was not only one cross section of how people learn and feel but two, one forward and one back. Now you can use the NLP cues in any prder that you want just remember to paint the picture for you client and or buyer so that they can see what you have to offer, what you have to say about your product, how to get take it so that the product sits well with them so they can get a sense of what you do. Getting people involved mentally makes it easier to persuade them.

 

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Influence strategies when taught correctly can greatly increase your sales skills or even help you learn how to negotiate better. Learn from the best source right here.

 

As always I would like to thank you in advance for your comments and or questions about how to use NLP as a strategy to persuade others better.

 

 

Now go implement!

 

 

Scott Sylvan Bell

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How to sell more avoid these sales mistakes

 

How to sell more: There are plenty of great things about persuasion and sales training but there are also some evils that can hurt your sales process or even your ability to influence others.

 

Most people go to these courses to help their abilities and techniques and that is part of the problem but it doesn’t have anything to do with the trainers or instructors.

 

First off learning how to sell more requires a bit of patience and some trial and error. Notice that it says some trial and error.

 

Learning how to sell more means you can beat objections like I wanna think about it.

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Common sales mistakes from training

The first mistake that salespeople make when they learn how to sell more or get ideas from persuasion is to implement too much at one time. This biting off more than what can be chewed causes a few issues.

  • ·         Decreases confidence in abilities
  • ·         Changes up a familiar process
  • ·         Creates confusion in the buying process for both parties

 

How to make sales and persuasion training work for you

To get the most out of whatever sales training or influence courses that you take there are a few things to remember as you implement what you have learned.

  1. 1.      Keep a journal of ideas
  2. 2.      Implement slowly while on top
  3. 3.      Know when to use what you have learned

 

How to sell more with a journal

Taking notes while training is not just a good idea it’s a great idea. The best way to do so is with a real journal and not just a note pad. Now there are many thoughts out there as to how to take notes but whatever way you take the notes make sure that you can read what you write. Keep a list of ideas that can be implemented but remember to not implement all at the same time. If something doesn’t work for you after a few attempts keep the notes but stop using the new strategy, tactic or script.

 

How to sell more by implementing what you have learned

Take some time to go back through your notes and put a priority on the items from what you have learned. If at all possible figure out where you will put what you learned into use. They key here is to look at what you have learned and figure out how you can make the information work for you.

 

How to sell by knowing what to use

When you attend sales courses, read books, listen to cd’s, watch dvd’s or do anything else when it comes to sales training there is plenty to learn. Now just like a mechanic has a great deal of tools people who persuade others for their livelihood develop libraries of information and possible items that can be used to influenced others to your way of thinking. Its your job to learn when to use what you have learned and that happens with time and patience. There is only so much you can do with scripting and role play. Being live out in the field makes all of the difference.

 

Just remember know that it takes time to learn what to add to a sales presentation and doing too much can cause a catastrophe.

 

Learning the science of influence can take your sales ability to the next level, here is the best place to learn.

 

As always I would like to thank you in advance for your comments and or questions about how to sell more by avoiding these common sales mistakes.

 

Now go implement!

 

 

Scott Sylvan Bell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How to sell more make your client a hero

How to sell more make your client a hero: If you work for a business you are a salesperson you may have heard the term “make your client the hero”. This expression doesn’t help you if you don’t know how to help the situation.

 

Making your client the hero may be as easy as making the process or the buying situation easy for them.

 

One of the challenges for buyers of any product is that they do not want to look dumb or they do not want to do anything in the eyes of their peers that would cause them to look like they made a bad decision.

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Salespeople can make their client the hero

If you are in sales one of the best ways to make your buyers look smart and ultimately look like a hero buy making your explanations easy to understand.

 

Now this idea of making your products or services easy to understand may cause you to believe that you are already doing this but chances are you are not making your explanations easy for a buyer to understand especially if you are in a technical industry.

 

The best explanations are the ones that are short and do not have a ton of technical terms. It is a good idea to remember that most people in the United States have less than a 8th grade reading and comprehension level and if you trigger the thought that makes them look dumb they may shut down and you would not even know why.

 

If you are explaining something and you lost the man or the woman they are not listening to what you are saying they are just hoping you will stop soon so that they can tell you “I wanna think about it” or “no”.  

 

Ways to make your client the hero

You can make your client the hero by practicing the ways that you explain terms or ideas for you product or service to a few people who are not in your industry, if they have questions or concerns you will need to refine the script.

 

If you have some sort of brochure you would want to do the same thing, showing people from outside your industry what you have will answer so many questions of why someone chooses you over another person or not.

 

A huge thing to remember is that you are in your industry and have heard the terms and ideas probably a million times. The person who is new may have some “silly” or “dumb” questions that you get all day long. Part of your job is to answer those “silly” or “dumb” questions like it was the first time that you heard them. If you act put off by having to answer the same question over and over again you will have to leave civilization as you know it. Even if you go to work in a drive up window you would have to ask the same question over and over again and that would be “you want to upsize your meal for a quarter more”? Ok so you want to be a Rockstar? You would have to sing the same songs over and over again.

 

Remember make everything that you do with your clients and potential clients as easy as possible and they will repay you when they don’t have to look dumb by buying your product and or services.

 

One last thought if you think this idea is too simple. Chances are your competition doesn’t even take a look at this idea look at their product or literature in the same way. Just know if it’s complicated and not easy to understand you are miles ahead. Make your process really easy and you will be good to go by making your “client the hero” and they can make a good decision.  

 

So you want to persuade and influence people better? You will need a understanding of how people think and you can get it here:

 

As always I would like to thank you in advance for your comments and or questions about making your client the hero!

 

Scott Sylvan Bell

 

Now go implement!

 

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Persuasive power of really cool really easy

Persuasive power of really cool really easy: When salespeople deal with clients or potential clients it helps to keep in mind being on the other side of the table.

 

When was the last time that you wanted a difficult process or have to work through a hassle. Now this all sounds simple and may not sound like a persuasive sales tip or some earth shattering advice but it may just be for some people.

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Now one of the best things that you can do is to record your sales process in video and do two things:

  • ·         Listen to your presentation and take notes as to what you think went well and what needs help
  • ·         Watch your presentation and look for items that may be out of order without the sound on.

 

Yes it may take some time to first listen to your presentation and then watch it without sound but what you will see and hear may change your mind about the way that you work on influencing others.   

 

There is a saying that “persuasion happens in the silence” and that is only true when you set of the silence correctly.

 

The idea of really cool really easy

To explain the idea of really cool really easy you first will have to take a look at a half truth when it comes to sales training. You may have heard the saying “whoever has the highest energy in a meeting wins” but it isn’t over the top energy

 

When you put enough excitement in your presentation that is not over the top you have an easier chance of the people listening to you.. This persuasive power doesn’t happen with a canned script it happens with you being real and your realness does shine through but that is only the first part of the equation.

 

The second part of the equation is really easy. Making the sales process throughout from start to finish really cool really easy takes away some of the resistance. The key here is that not all of the resistance is taken away but some of it may just as well be enough to give you a better chance vs someone who is a competitor. When you can make your process seem like time has stopped and not what the potential clients are expecting it throws the buyer off guard enough for them to relax.

 

Before anyone buys anything they have a preconceived belief about how the experience is going to be. The potential client comes to the table believing one thing and every other wanna be persuader lets the potential client to live up to that expectation.

 

Just think for a second about how you would want your experience to be and make it like that for your buyer.

 

Really cool really easy is something that most salespeople forget because they are all caught up in trying to be perfect but that doesn’t allow the salesperson to be real and then the comfort goes away.

 

What if you are a persuader who isn’t in sales

You still have to opportunity to help the people that you meet and make the process for them really cool and really easy. You will see that people will react better and will be more willing to do what you ask instead of the resistance block being there in place.

 

Learn how to persuade others better and more effectively

 

As always I would like to thank you in advance for your comments and or questions about persuasion and making your process really cool and really easy.

 

Scott Sylvan Bell

 

Now go implement!

 

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How to sell more by making people laugh

 

Learn how to sell more with humor
Having fun with a client can be a persusaive selling technique

How to sell: many times salespeople forget that they have a few things to do on their sales call and appointments. There could be a whole huge checklist of persuasive selling techniques to help influence others to their way of thinking to make more sales.

 

Sometimes the seriousness in the sales appointment makes the call in itself unbearable and lead to potetnial clients saying “no” or “I wanna think about it”. Making sure that the potential client or the people that are receiving your sales orientation or sales presentation are having a good time actually gives you a larger chance of closing the sale.

 

Just think back for a moment the last time that you have to buy a large ticket item and where you did not want to?

  • ·         Where you stressed out about it?
  • ·         Did you really want to purchase the item?
  • ·         Did the thought of sitting through a long appointment appeal to you in any way?
  • ·         Was it tough to choose brand or manufacturer?
  • ·         Did you want to have to worry if some salesperson was going to be called in to close on you, or even worse yet that they were going to be boring?

 

None of the previous specified items above sound like any fun, in fact many times potential clients or buyers will put off decisions just because they are scared about all of those reasons and then some. Those items could fall somewhere between going to the DMV or getting a root canal.

 

Increase your sales by having some fun with your cleints
Persuasive selling skills include having some fun!

 

Your new sales job if you choose to accept it is to make sure that the person or the people that you sit with have a good time and you make the appointment or the call as easy as possible for them.

 

Yes this sounds ridiculously easy, and yes it may be more work than it sounds like. When you go to those big adventure fun parks where a 16 oz. soda is 8 bucks, do you flinch or do you just say it’s part of the fun?

 

If it’s part of the fun, spending money is not only easy but it is fast.

 

Most people know that when they buy something it is going to cost them more than what they thought, they just dread the long boring presentation or sales overview and want it to end. This quick appointment is what leads them to go with your cheaper competitor because their attention span is short. Ok well that isn’t the only reason that they go with price alone, but that is for another day.

 

Getting the potential clients to laugh or have a good time with you does do some work in changing their emotional or physical state. It has been said that happy people are more optimistic and easier to sell and that is because they are not thinking of all of the bad things in fact they are thinking about all of the good things or how you remind them of a friend or relative. If you find yourself in this boat you can only lose the sale by being dumb. If they compare you to someone that they like you might as well be that person to them and they will just hand over money to you.

 

Persuasive sales abilities or techniques do not always include memorizing questions or stories sometimes they are as simple as making someone laugh.

 

 

There is a dark side or dangerous aspect of having some humor in a sales call and that is:

  • ·         Not all humor translates well to others
  • ·         Stay away from topics that could get you in trouble
  • ·         If you are too goofy the person or people will not trust you no matter how persuasive that you are, your will lose the abiltiy to persuade 

 

Just remember that influencing others does take some time and effort. Learning how other people think is a good ability to have along with being able to make people laugh when appropriate. Sales failure comes from you as a persuader or influencer not knowing the keys to get into someone’s mind and not having them say “I wanna think about it”.

 

As always I would like to thank you in advance for your questions and your comments.

 

Now go implement!

 

Scott Sylvan Bell

 

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How to sell more with persuasive expertise

How to sell: When it comes to persuasive sales skills or abilities there are few powerful things that have influence over you or your income. Many times these items are overlooked even though they are the building blocks of persuasive selling techniques. Even worse many times they are taught incorrectly and cause sales people harm because 60 year old sales strategies and tactics are used.

 

What worked 10 years ago in sales does not really work anymore without a ton of unneeded effort and frustration.

 

persuasive questions can help you sell more
Selling more with persuasive selling skills and techniques

 

The most powerful influencers of your income when it comes to sales:

  • ·         You ability to ask powerful questions
  • ·         Your ability to answer powerful questions
  • ·         Your ability to tell persuasive stories wrapped in facts

 

Many times weak salespeople do not understand that their lack of ability when it comes to asking questions hurt them. In most instances sales people think that they are asking powerful questions but in all realities they are asking all of the same questions that their competition is asking.

 

This means that a potential client is hearing the same thing from you as they are hearing from every other guy or girl that enters into the business or service. This is a bad sales formula where the potential client says “I wanna think about it” and then no sale is made. Even worse the salesperson in this situation has to discount in order to make the sale.

 

Now there are many circumstances where your potential client is using persuasive selling techniques or abilities against you. In instances where you are in a bid situation and the potential client sees salespeople all day long every day. This person has built up the ability to deal with sales people and has heard many “stories” and seen many selling techniques. This potential client for sure is going to have the ability to put a sales person in the corner with the questions that they can ask.

 

If you are meeting with a person who is not so savvy when it comes to buying may ask the same question of you that you have heard over and over and in this instances it is more of how you answer the question as if you had just heard it for the first time more than if it sounds like you have recited it 1000 times. Here is where you may want to make it seem as if the person is asking a powerful question to help along with the influence process.

 

Persuasive stories can help you sell more
Increase your sales with persuasive stories

 

Now lastly stories are where most salespeople slip up right behind question asking and answering. Most people cannot tell a story even though they think they can. Just for a second how many people do you know that can tell a good story? That’s right not many you more than likely can count on a few fingers the people who can get their point across without you or the audience falling asleep. Now throw in that they are trying to make the story funny and you defiantly have a sure loser.

 

The best stories are those that are planned out. The story should have a point and just be long enough to cover the subject.  This is where the facts also have to be planned out. In a sense this could be in the catagory as covert hypnosis for the way that the stories are told.

 

These stories need to be used at the appropriate time. If there were a sales formula that worked it would be along the lines of:

  • ·         Questions
  • ·         Answers
  • ·         Story
  • ·         Checking questions
  • ·         Questions
  • ·         Answers
  • ·         Story
  • ·         Checking questions
  • ·         Trial close
  • ·         Questions
  • ·         Story
  • ·         Close

 

Where most sales people go wrong is:

  • ·         Bad story
  • ·         Bad story
  • ·         Questions
  • ·         Bad story
  • ·         Bad story
  • ·         Then closing technique
  • ·         Price drop
  • ·         Possibly sold or “I wanna think about it”

 

This bad sales situation is known as a show up and throw up or pump and dump.

 

Taking the time to write down the most powerful questions you have heard or learned in a sales journal is a good way to keep track of these sales gems when you need them. You may even put the questions on flash cards to look through when needed.  

 

Persuasive sales skills or abilities are learned over time and require effort. This is said many times for a reason. There really isn’t a shortcut out there when it comes to sales without being unethical or a thief.

 

As always I would like to thank you in advance for your comments and or questions.

 

Now go implement!

 

Scott Sylvan Bell

 

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How to sell: know your persuasive skills

How to sell: Sometimes you just don’t get it, even if you are the best with persuasive selling skills or abilities

 

In business or sales you may have:

  • ·         The best product
  • ·         The best service
  • ·         The best reputation
  • ·         The best warranties and guaranties
  • ·         The best installers
  • ·         The best delivery
  • ·         The best persuasive selling skills
  • ·         The best non-verbal skills
  • ·         Know how to read minds
  • ·         The best closing skills

 

There is sometimes where you are the best and work for the best and still you lose. This is perfectly fine and normal for any salesperson. There is no way for you to win every job. There will also be times where you have to deal with hack job companies or services that will say whatever possible to get the job even if they lie. Sometimes you will even do everything right and still get played by a potential client who is just using you and your information as a pawn or gambit to get a better price.

 

It is important for you to know how good you are and to be able to walk away from a loss knowing you will get the next sale.

 

You may even get cancellations after you have done all of your hard work and this can be for many reasons. Yes this means you don’t get paid and the other guy does.

 

Once again it is important for you to know that this is normal and is part of business.

 

The next guy lies about you, he thrashes your product or service and then he lies about you more. It hurts, it sucks and then you know you have the ability to sell and persuade better and that you don’t have to resort to the same tactics.

 

It sucks to lose sales when you know what you have to offer. It sucks even more when you lose to dirty tactics especially when you do things right.

 

Your job is to make notes after every call of what you did right, what you did wrong or how you would change your process and lastly what you learned from your call. Focus on what you did right and not on what you did wrong. You will notice from your sales journal that you win more than when you lose and you will have something to look at when sales are not going well.

 

Many times you win, sometimes you lose in sales. Sometimes you can lose really big and it hurts.

 

What will really cause you to lose is when you switch over to the dark side of sales and decide to use the same type of underhanded sales tactics to increase your sales.

 

It may be tempting to do the wrong thing to get that next sale. It may be very tempting to do the wrong thing to get the paycheck or to meet the numbers for the next time period.

 

There is a disadvantage to the dark side of sales:

 

You will always get caught with your hand in the cookie jar at the wrong moment, and that is the time where the television crew jumps out with the well-known guy who puts your face on the news. Sure that may not happen in your industry, but what if it could?

 

Persuasive selling skills and techniques can only take you so far and then you need to know in your gut and in your head you are good enough to get back up and sell again.

 

For you to learn how to sell more or keep your sales up know that everything that happens in your industry happens in other industries. The grass may be greener on the other side and it all tastes the same.

 

Just remember to do the right thing even if you know you may lose in the short term.

 

As always I would like to thank you in advance for your comments and or questions.

 

Now go implement!

 

Scott Sylvan Bell

 

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