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Trust and Communication

Posted by Carole Mahoney  7/25/18 7:28 AM

The idea of being able to pick up on clues to someone else’s communication style and use that to adapt your communication style can seem insincere to some. Like you aren’t being true to who you really are.

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Topics: sales questions, salespeople, #livesaleslab

What Buyers Really Value

Posted by Carole Mahoney  6/21/18 4:51 PM

An entrepreneur sent in a great question recently. She asked; “Besides bringing value and educating the buyer, what do buyers appreciate most in a sales person these days?”

This is an important question, especially when you consider the topic of discounting.

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Topics: sales questions, salespeople, #livesaleslab

The Art and Science of Layered Sales Questions

Posted by Carole Mahoney  1/27/17 1:30 PM

At this past week’s #livesaleslab we talked about asking layered questions. It came up in nearly every conversation we had in the past week with new coaching clients so it was hard to ignore. I have always called it drill down questions, but I like layered better because drill down seems forced, and layers are more gentle and natural. Like cake, or even onions. There we go- buyers are like onions. Like Shrek.

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Topics: sales techniques, sales coaching, sales questions, sales science

4 Things That Really Irk Me About Sales Processes

Posted by Carole Mahoney  1/11/17 6:05 PM

In case you didn’t know- I have not been one of those ‘lifelong’ salespeople. I disliked sales so much, that when I settled on what I wanted to learn in college, it was marketing because I wanted to learn how to use marketing to make salespeople obsolete. At least- based on what my perception of salespeople was. If you read Daniel Pink’s book, “To Sell Is Human”, you know that his research claims that 7 out of 10 people have a negative perspective of sales as manipulation, pushy, aggressive, etc. I was certainly one of the 7.

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Topics: sales process, sales questions

No Proposals Before You Close

Posted by Carole Mahoney  3/9/15 3:43 PM

Tomorrow we Rick give our version of how to close a new client for our group sales training. But I started writing this blog post almost a month ago as almost every new client who has started our 3 month trial program has had this same problem.

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Topics: sales mindsets, sales questions

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