Do you recognize this device?
When I began my sales career in 1976, this device was the only way to connect with prospects and existing customers. And believe it or not, when we were in the field we used telephone booths to call the office, check messages and return calls. Some of the telephone booths were not even push-button! You …
Thinking outside the box
If you could guarantee that when you flipped a coin it would always land on heads, you would certainly have an edge in a coin toss. That’s the strategy Steve used to tilt a major buying decision in his direction. “Out of the box” thinking turned out to be the deciding factor in …
Stay thirsty, my friend!
What can we learn from “the world’s most interesting man”? Regardless of the product or service we sell, are we fully taking advantage of the emotional factor associated with the sale? Emotions are certainly not the only reason a product sells, but it’s hard to argue that there is no emotional component to professional …
A Resource for Professional Sales Executives
Universal Sales Truths
UST was founded by Scott Dunkel in October of 2012. The objective of the company is to provide resources for sales execs to accelerate their careers.
After being intimately involved in professional sales for more than 30 years, Scott can confidently say that one thing is true. In order to be successful long-term, there are fundamental truths that MUST be adhered to. Technology has certainly changed the way we prospect and make initial connections. Additionally, the fact that your prospects have more information available on your product or service than ever before requires you to be more on top of your game than in the past.
However, when you are engaged in a sales call, things have essentially not changed. He speaks to these truths in the monthly newsletter and goes into greater detail in the book. As in life in general, developing solid listening skills, integrity and a strong work ethic; learning from others; and a heavy dose of common sense are 90 percent of the formula.
- Surround yourself with successful people of integrity.
- Use your words carefully—think before responding!
- Do more listening than talking.
- Work your land.
- Be humble, not prideful.