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Meeting prep for successful salespeople

May 12, 2015By
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While riding to a sales call, I asked the young salesman, “What’s the goal for this meeting?” Meet with the guy! “What’s your agenda?” Talk about the job! “Why should he hire you?” Because he likes us! “OK, but what objections might he have to hiring you?” What do you mean—objections? “If he has objections, what’s your negotiation strategy?” What... read more

That important first meeting

June 1, 2003By

I will never forget the first meeting we had with Henry Williams, a mortgage broker, when we bought our last home. I had run home from work on a crazy spring day to meet with this gentleman at 2 p.m. At 2:20, "Hank" as he called himself, showed up. Hank came in and sat down at our kitchen table without one mention of his tardiness. read more