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Tips for salespeople: straight from my garden

This post is Part lI of a two-week series about garden tips that can help salespeople, leaders, and business owners. 

What leaders can learn from my garden

This post is Part I of a two-week series about what my garden can teach sales leaders and business owners. 

What's really happening inside your buyer's mind?

What are some of the most common things salespeople say and do that turn off their buyers? And what's really happening inside your buyer's mind when you do and say them?

Do surveys help your buyer feel valued?

Tonya Bjurstrom and I had a fun chat about surveys because I love Tonya's latest newsletter, where she said, "When's the last time you took an online survey and thought, Wow! This is great! I feel so valued!"? 

Nobody cares about your product, now what?

At the end of the day, nobody cares about your product. What they care about is what your product can do for them. During my last #BuyerFirst Ask Me Anything, Brent Keltner shared a few sales playbook tactics anyone could test out for themselves...

Top three skills a #BuyerFirst Seller needs

I measure for several attributes and look for how to test, measure, coach, and train. It starts with mindsets. Then goes into attitudes and beliefs I know are necessary for you to be an authentic #buyerfirst seller. 

What happens when you collaborate with buyers?

What are the essential skills for us to have to be a #buyerfirst seller? If I can only list one fundamental skill as the most important. It's the ability to collaborate. My mom and Napoleon would say, “if you want something done right, you have to...

Asking For Pain In Sales Conversations

Okay, super quick coaching tip for y'all. Have you ever wondered why our buyers recoil from us? Perhaps it is because we are so often told in sales that it is our job to dig for, discover, and uncover the pain. Then we become so laser-focused on the...

Sounding More Like a Human Than Your Email Sequences Do

We have to make sure that we're focused on sounding more like a human than our email sequences do. This kind of goes along with the thinking that you have to be able to add more value to the conversation than Google or your website does.

How do you close out your year strong when you're stretched thin for time?

A lot of people I talk to don't believe that you can generate a lot of new business in the last few weeks of the year, but I would challenge you in that belief. Because a lot of times it's really just a matter of understanding what are the symptoms...