Thursday, July 7, 2011

New Sales Lesson Marketing By Default

Today, I really had the inspiration to write about something I noticed from a very close friend of mine. This friend is also in the sales industry, and is also a fellow sales mentor to his team as well.

With my friend, I noticed something different from many salespeople that is very uncommon which being “marketing by default”.

What do I mean by “marketing by default”?

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Pilipinas Got Talent Season 2 Grand Champion

It was quite a long competition on Pilipinas Got Talent (PGT) season 2 and finally we have a winner.

The person with the most talent and the most cunning attitude is to be announced tonight, but I am making my own declaration of winners. Yup, as a sales mentor I am not only good at mentoring you on your selling skills, but I am very opinionated as well. Hehehe

Well, I have only 3 bets on Pilipinas Got Talent season 2 and they were all difficult choices. And I will be writing about them and ranking them from 3rd place and grand champion.

Friday, June 24, 2011

6 Best Practices In Sales Presentations the Sales Mentor Way

As mention on our last sales mentor topic, we will now go unto the details of having a very convincing sales presentation.

In my experience in selling, I noticed that most sales presentations lack what I call icings on the cake. These “icings” are so important that it increases your sales closing percentage to at least 15%. These “icings” if used properly will often be compelling enough to close the sale.

Below are my lists of “icings” that I personally use in my sales presentations:

1. Make the presentation relevant to your prospect.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Five Basic Sales Mentor Guidelines on Sales Presentations

Today is Father’s day, and I’m up on my computer to do a follow up on our current sales mentor lesson, which is about sales presentations.

We all know, that as sales people a high quality sales presentation will certainly help you close the deal but I’m surprised to learn that there are still many sales people that take for granted the importance of sales presentations.

I am again emphasizing that we as sales people need to continuously take advantage of the common human trait which is being highly visual. In fact, I think that’s the main reason why we invented the quote “to see is to believe” in the first place.

So as a sales mentor, here I am again sharing to you the basic principles that I personally use in my sales presentations. But please do note that even though this sales presentation techniques work for me, it doesn’t necessarily work for you. Just take note of my basic guidelines and you can change or improve some more.

So here are my basic guidelines:

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sales Mentor - Closing the Sale using Visual Aids

sales mentor selling with visual aids
For today's sales mentor lesson we will now talk of the effectiveness in having a good presentation material to ensure a salesperson closes the sale.

To tackle this topic we need a little background in Psychology. Don't worry I'm not going to talk about parts of your brain or any Psychology concepts to make you understand this topic.

All you need to know as a salesperson is this; when you target audio 15% of the person's attention is with you; if you use audio with proper diction and voice stress you are able to target a preson's attention by 45%; and lastly if you use audio with stress and include visual aids in your presentation 95% of the person's attention is with you.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Shocking Truth About Wedding of The Century - Prince William and Kate

wedding of the century Prince William and Kate
Well it seems kinda weird for me as your sales mentor to make an article about today's wedding of the century, but honestly there's a sales lesson on this wedding as well. Actually it's more of a group of lessons as well.

First sales lesson and probably the most important is that how the royal family has "pre-sold" the wedding of a royal blood. Let's be totally honest with all of us, there just human beings. Hey they maybe of "royal" blood but aren't we all are? Jesus Christ died for us all, and only for princesses and princes of the world. In other words, this plain marketing and sales. This was hyped up by the previous royals that a prince being married is a dream come true for any woman. In other words, it has been embedded in the human brain that is really a "dream come true". The world has already been programmed to think this way. With only proves more, that this is a marketing issue.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Sales Mentor Closing Advice - The Ultimate Pause

sales mentor lesson the ultimate pause
"The Ultimate Pause"
Hi everyone, welcome back to your sales basics techniques and strategies. Again, for this series we will continuously focus on sales closing techniques that will help you in your sales career.

So for this week’s sales mentor lesson on closing skills, we will talk about the “ultimate pause”. Honestly the “ultimate pause” closing technique is just a name I made myself. You can’t find it in technical sales books from Zig Ziglar or any sales book for that matter.

I call this technique ultimate because even with its simplicity, the result that it gives me has always been a surprise.

This sales closing technique is so simple, I believe that this should be the beginning strategies used by first time salespersons. So here’s the simple process of this sales closing technique:

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sales Mentor Online 1st Year Anniversary!

sales mentor online 1st year anniversary
Hooray! Yippee! Yeah!

Congrats to us! This is the first year anniversary of your very own Sales Mentor Online!

Thank you so much for all the people who visited my website. Thank you also for the people who gave their honest comments about my theories in Sales and Marketing. I really appreciate your comments whether it is positive or negative.

Thank you also for my followers. I also acknowledge that there are actually many followers for sales mentor online, they did not just officially click the follow button.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Sales Closing Technique - Call to Action

sales closing technique call to action
I remember learning this sales mentor lesson; it was actually the first sales closing techniques I’ve learned. This closing technique is called, the call to action.

I’ve had many experiences that have good products and good presentations yet at the end they forget something very important, and it is giving the prospect the “call” to “action”, otherwise known as the option to buy.

Remember that we are now leaving in a very busy world. Everyone’s in a hurry. If you take too much of their time or give them too many options, they won’t buy. Or worse, if the options are unclear, they would not buy either.

So how do you correct this?

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Sales Mentor Closing Advice - Make up in Numbers!

sales mentor make up in numbers
Today I will reveal to you one of the biggest secrets why “hardcore” network marketers can close much more deals than normal salespersons out there. The secret, they make on numbers.

For example if a normal salesperson can close 9 out 10 deals per day, a network marketer will make by talking to 100 people per day. Even if his product is not as popular as those sold by multi-national sales people he makes up in order. If he can close at least 20% of his prospects, then he has beaten the normal sales person by 110% of his closing numbers.

Although this is just a theoretical example since it would be impossible for anyone to talk to 100 prospects per day (except when using leverage), but the example shows why most network marketers earn more than high-paid sales people.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Top Sales Mentor Closing Technique - Puppy Dog Closing

Sales Mentor Puppy Dog Closing

Have you always been struggling on your selling? Well if you’re looking for a sales closing technique for any tangible product, today’s sales mentor lesson is one of the best closing techniques you can use.

This technique is called, the Puppy Dog Close. Yup, it’s really called that way, though it may sound irrelevant to sales closing. After I explain the entire concept of the Puppy Dog Close, I promise the name will all make sense.

Imagine yourself you going to a pet shop, wherein you plan to buy a dog for your son. While browsing the puppies in the glass window, you spot a very cute Golden Retriever puppy. So you go inside the pet shop ask the sales agent if you can hold him and somewhat “inspect” this very cute puppy.

At first you are joyful to cuddle the puppy, and you admire your cuteness. You are almost 90% convince that you are on verge of getting the credit card to pay for the cute Golden Retriever. But upon further thinking, you ask yourself – is my son going to like this puppy as well?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Sales Technique By Giving Something for Free.

Sales Technique By Giving Something for Free
Well, it did not take me long to get you a sales mentor lesson in just a few days. So for today’s sales mentor tip, we will discuss a very common way to sell, especially on the long term. This concept is called the Free Concept.

Yup, I know you already have an idea from the title of the sales concept alone. Simply put, you give something for FREE in exchange for your prospects trust and to create tangible value for your product.

In my experience, this is one of the best ways to improve your sales without much effort on sales persuasion and sales presentations.

This technique is most effective when you are introducing a new product or a new line of products. But the problem here comes if for example your business or company has very limited, hence this getting more sales using the Free Concept is only good for businesses that have a good budget for the free. Although there are certain ways to apply the free concept to grow your sales but that is another future sales mentor lesson.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sales Mentor Is Back and Re-vamp to A New Sales Training Series

Welcome Back Sales Mentor

It’s been a while since sales mentor online has given you tips in your selling endeavor, and I must admit, life has certainly been blessing your sales mentor with many business opportunities.

I am now a fulltime entrepreneur and no longer depend on a job to make a living. Also that I have already given up my sales and distribution business in Bacolod City, Philippines. Though that sales business was also providing for me, it could not produce the passive income which I was looking for.

After my resignation as sales manager of the biggest local company in the Philippines, I am now FREE of a boss. I had already got over the feeling of being so needy of a job, and finally move to a better life of purpose and more selling success.

But here’s the thing, if you’re an avid reader of my sales mentor blog, I can no longer update my post as much I wanted to. Due to certain demands in my business and the many websites that I now maintain (as an Internet Marketer), my time is limited and dedicated to many businesses.


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