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Tag sales success obstacles

Sales Success Obstacle #2: Not Being Prepared

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Today we discuss the second obstacle in our countdown of the top obstacles to sales success:

Not Being Prepared

It’s very important that you prepare before making the sales contact. I know that there are times when selling opportunities present themselves serendipitously, but most of the time you will have an opportunity to prepare for the contact. Don’t overlook this important part of the sales process.

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Sales Success Obstacle #4: Failure to Listen During the Selling Conversation

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We’re continuing our countdown of the top obstacles to success in sales. So far, we’ve covered three obstacles.

Obstacle #7 was “Failing to Continuously Improve.” We learned that successful sales professionals are always learning and improving their skills and their mindset. We also discussed that learning and improving both require attention and intentional development.

Obstacle #6 was “Inability to Close the Sale.” We discussed the importance of a good selling conversation, which takes into account your buyers’ emotions and buying signals and your closing question.

Obstacle #5 was “Not Keeping Your Promises.” We learned that your clients’ perception of your reliability affects your ability to make sales.

Today we’re taking a look at the fourth obstacle in sales success:

Failure to Listen During the Sales Conversation

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Sales Success Obstacle #5: Not Keeping Your Promises

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This is one blog post in a series counting down the top seven obstacles to success in sales.

To recap, the seventh obstacle to sales success was “Failing to Continuously Improve.” We learned that successful sales professionals are always learning and improving their skills and their mindset. We also discussed that learning and improving both require attention and intentional development.

The sixth obstacle to success in sales was, “Inability to Close the Sale.” We discussed the importance of a good selling conversation, which takes into account your buyers’ emotions and buying signals and your closing question.

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Sales Success Obstacle #7: Failure to Continuously Improve

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This blog post kicks off my new series of posts that count down seven of the biggest obstacles that hold sales professionals back.

The seventh obstacle is the failure of business leaders to continuously improve.

Leaders are learners, and successful sales professionals are always learning and improving their skills and their mindset. Both require attention and intentional development.

Sales people fail in this area typically because they are not intentional!

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