Change the Rules, Win the Game An RFQ comes in. You are asked to bid on a wide variety of products in a number of different quantities. The client wants pricing to be the same regardless of the quantity ordered. They want one flat shipping rate. They want preferred delivery. Their list of "demands"
Sales Loss vs. Sales Defeat Good morning! I am writing this on a morning where the lead story on ESPN.com is a David and Goliath tale. A small school with a name more fitting a novelist than a giant-killer, Stephen A. Austin, beat Duke University, the #1 college basketball team in the
11 Non-Sales Books That Will Grow Your Sales December 6, 2019 | Bill Farquharson & Kelly Mallozzi If there was a Sales 101 book that detailed every aspect of the selling process, included "how-to" instructions, and specific step-by-step tasks, would you read it? Neither would Bill
The Optimist in the Room Have you ever been in a meeting where ideas are offered up and immediately shot down, one after another? Have you ever spoken to someone in an attempt to help them solve a problem and every option is immediately met with a reason as to why it just won't work? Now contrast
Bill’s BOGO Cyber Monday Sales Tip Good morning! Here’s my Cyber Monday sales tip. It’s a BOGO…actually, it’s more of a HOGO (hear one, get one) or ROGO if you are reading, but I digress… You have heard me say/write/plea: Never leave today without having tomorrow planned. It’s one of my
A Difficult Sales Decision You are prospecting a bank. A big bank. This would be a coup if you landed it. After many attempts and several months, you are finally granted an audience. At the end of the phone call setting up a time to meet, the client adds: "Make sure you bring samples of other
A Unique Selling Week Good morning! So, this is that funky week on the sales calendar I was talking about a few sales tips ago. In the US, a Thursday holiday and Friday day off make for a short and unusual opportunity to sharpen the sales saw. I wanted to make certain you were making the
Is the Opportunity of 3D Printing For You? November 22, 2019 | Bill Farquharson & Kelly Mallozzi Dr. Joe Webb once said, "Printers don't invest in new technology until they start losing business to it." Early adopters to digital printing found a vast landscape of opportunity largely devoid