Want to know what will do the most to increase the odds of success on your next sales presentation?
Do you think it’s to . . .
- Research the prospect to understand their situation as completely as possible?
- Make sure you have reviewed all of your solutions to ensure you can speak effectively to the needs addressed by each?
- Practice your sales conversation to make sure you are on top of your game?
- Double check to make sure the conversation will not focus on you telling your story, but will instead focus on your ability to improve the story of the prospect?
Yeah, every one of these is critically important and will improve your odds for success. However, the one thing you can do to MOST improve your odds for success has nothing to do with the prospect with whom you are about to meet or even the sales conversation you will be taking to them.
The one thing you can do to MOST improve your odds for success in your next prospect meeting is to put five more opportunities into your pipeline before you go.
Having a full pipeline of prospects is one of your greatest sources of confidence, and nothing will make you more attractive to your upcoming opportunity than confidence.
We all know that the more you need something, the less likely you are to get it. Desperation is not attractive.
If your pipeline is inadequate it leads to desperation, increases the likelihood of failure, and puts up unimaginable barriers to success for the few opportunities you do have. However, when your pipeline is full, instead of focusing on the negatives of your circumstances, you can focus on the positives.
When you are focused on positives, you further increase your confidence, become more passionate, and you expect to win.
And, guess what happens when you add a positive perspective, confidence and the expectation of winning to the four bullet points listed above? Yep, you win.
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