Motivational Sales Quotes

Your Sales Experience’s top sales quotes to inspire and motivate your sales team.

Outsource for Growth
  1. What is holding you back from Sales Growth?

  2. What areas of your business have you invested into over the last 6 months?

  3. What has been your Return on the Investment?

  4. How important is coaching your customer facing team on sales, and how often do you do it?

If you answered “I am not sure” to any of these questions then what are you doing to give your company its unfair advantage? You maybe missing real sales opportunities…

Deliver the experience today, to ensure the income for tomorrow.

No more mediocrity, its time for the WOW factor.

Yours in Sales & Service

Dan

Managing Director

www.oursalesexperience.com

 

What makes a good leader?

I was speaking today about this (quote) with an ex colleague of mine from one of the big 4 banks, on how much a difference a good leader makes to your day to day working life.

I thought this quote summed it up perfectly.

If you haven’t read Simon Sineks work yet, I would highly recommend picking it up.

Truly inspirational words.

Has there even been a leader that truly stood out in your eyes?

That made working enjoyable?

Made you feel like an important part of the team?

I would love to hear what your thoughts are on the perfect leader.

Yours in Sales & Service

The OSE Team

Successful Accidents?

“Success is no accident”

What our customers value of the goods and services we offer will inevitably change over time. If we do not keep at least a small step in front or in step with our customers, then we become irrelevant and your competitors end up winning. Keeping in step means continually improving/updating/revitalising/cancelling our products and services.

It means continual attention to the conversations we have with our customers, focusing on their needs and priorities and what motivates them to buy from our companies.

“If you want everything you want, you need to find and sell to people who want what you got”. Zig Ziglar

Its integral to understand that value is dynamic, not static. Companies and sales people that don’t help in moving their customers forward are holding their customers back, and missing out on real opportunities to not just help themselves achieve their goals & targets, but the overall companies goals & targets.

It’s a big question that most entrepreneurs ask daily… what are your thoughts? How would you stay relevant to your customers?

Yours in Sales & Service.

Dan

Managing Director

www.oursalesexperience.com

What does your subordinate expect?

My 5 Tips of Sales Management from the view of your subordinate.

1)     Never walk into a your first team meeting and feel like you have to set a benchmark then and there as being a hard nosed, aggressive sales manager that wont take any shit and wants immediate results.

There is no quicker way to lose respect, demotivate your team and sign your P45 than this. I have seen this several times, and 2 things always happen. 1) Your good team members leave (and then you end up leaving); 2) you leave. This approach has never EVER worked. In my most recent experience of this, our team were number 1 in the UK & Ireland, and had been for 2 years. Our previous Senior Exec moved up to a more senior role, and our new Senior Exec wanted to leave his mark from day 1. Within 12 months, 4 team members had left (including myself) and the team was 3rd from bottom of the 64 Commercial Centres across UK & Ireland. In my 19+ years of Sales & Business Development, I have never seen a team combust like that before. The benchmark was set… as being quite possibly the worst Senior Exec in history.

2)     Don’t forget the importance of praise on its own

Always give praise where it is due, and never double barrel the praise with a ‘feedback sandwich’. Give praise, give feedback, just do not do both when praise is due. From a subordinate point of view, the feedback sandwich (in my career history) did not work unless my line was truly trying to deliver a very difficult message, although most of the time I knew that message was coming anyway. The whole ‘you are amazing, you are not amazing, by the way, you are amazing’ always left me walking away thinking, huh? If someone has been amazing, drag them into the room, high five them, give them a hug (is that still PC?), whatever you feel is appropriate, smile and say ‘wow, amazing, keep it going, ‘cos you are HOT HOT’.

3)     Stop focusing on the numbers and more on me and the team

Get to know your customer facing team, as each member is different. Take some time to sit down and impart some invaluable best practice sharing and wider market knowledge. One of the best managers I have had, let me listen to or join in on one of his sales calls/meetings every week as a new starting junior of the team. It helped change my tone and my language (body and verbal), as well as instilling a real respect for him and the work that he did. I was even prouder when he overheard one of my sales calls, and using some of his language he came over, patted me on the back and said, “mate, awesome”. He genuinely loved that I had listened to him well enough to mimic what I thought I could deliver when I spoke to a customer. The figures will come, when your team is firing.

4)     Stop allowing the team to sit in the office and make sales calls from the desk

With technology now moving faster than ever, sales people are getting more and more lazy. I appreciate outbound telephony, or overseas sales; these are impossible not to allow (although with Skype & Facetime this is also enabling face to face contact). Those that make the effort to meet the customers face to face win the business, fact. There is nothing more frustrating (when you are doing well) than sitting in a meeting where the whole team is getting the hairdryer treatment for another poor week, when the last 2 months you have seen the vast majority not out of the office. Get on them early. Kick them out of the office, whatever it takes. We all want to see the team doing well.

5)     Allow us the time to invest in ourselves

Apart from 1 to 1 sales coaching, allow your team members time to do some professional development. This may include, audio book work, sales professional book reading, training courses; whatever they feel is best. Give them some ideas, but allow the decision to come from them. These professionals are offering genuine expert advice, and yes, whilst this is from the perspective of 1 expert at a time, there just may be something in that book that connects with them. It may also help them understand some part of the sales process better, and whilst there may never be the “magic pill of sales stardom”, it will build confidence and push them to test the new knowledge on customers.

What are your thoughts? Are there tips you feel should make this top 5 but haven’t?.

We hope your having a fabulous week!

Dan

Managing Director

www.oursalesexperience.com

 

 

 

 

Why is the customers experience so important?

Some fantastic stats.

Its never always the product or service that was purchased that gets remembered:

  • Its the person delivering the sale,
  • and the experience within that sale.

Today, try and get eye contact and smile at everyone.

Deliver something memorable!

Yours in Sales and Service

Dan

Managing Director

www.oursalesexperience.com

Sales Statistics

Dedication, persistence and believing that your product or service is genuinely needed by your customer.

These stats do not surprise me at all. Taking yourself out of the sales person shoes, and into the mind of the customer; would you ever buy a product or service that the person selling it to you didn’t believe in? (unless you actually needed to buy it and do not care what the sales person has to say).

Being persistent in a polite way shows that you actually believe in the product or service enough to continue to develop the sales process further.
If we all started out thinking that we have 12 calls to make to close this sale, achieving 5 is amazing. If we continue to think that 1 call is good enough, we will continue to underachieve.

I am the firmest believer that when a salesperson actually believes in their product or service it helps deliver a truly authentic pitch. As a customer you want to hear the passion in their voice, the fact that they recommend the product or service  personally, and furthermore either own one or have a view to own one in the future. Never forget, the service delivered today will be generating the income for tomorrow. Please follow this link to see how to become a Sales Star in 5 simple steps. Yours in Sales & Service.

Dan – Managing Director

www.oursalesexperience.com

“Every accomplishment starts with a decision to try”  Grant Cardone

For the majority of sales people, prospecting and qualifying have always been the least favorite aspects of their jobs.

In the blinkered rush, most sales people, with a new prospect, look purely for a quick sale and qualifying is often skimmed over. Salespeople end up spending time with the wrong people, upsetting a prospect and negatively impacting the effectiveness of the discussion, wasting both theirs and the prospects time.

Qualifying a prospect will make sure that you are not discussing a beautiful Harley Davidson, when the prospect doesn’t have a motorbike licence, and really just looking for a second hand scooter for their son or daughter.

You may be the best closer in the industry, have the gift of the gab, or know exactly when the customer is ready to buy, but without a prospect in front of you, and a steady pipeline for you to work with, all those sales development assets are useless.

Who is a prospect?

Absolutely everyone, until of course you have qualified them.

Qualifying Your Prospects

How can sales professionals qualify and select the right prospects with whom to spend their valuable time?

  1. Salespeople must have the right mindset to find and qualify the prospective client. I would recommend thinking like a physician, and asking questions to diagnose your customers situation. Using qualifying models like BANT (Budget, Authority, Needs & Time), ANUM (Authority, Need, Urgency, Money) and Hubspots latest GPCTBA/C&I, you can get a good flavour as to whether or not the prospect is qualified for your product and solution or you are wasting each others time. What makes a physician’s repertoire of questions so valuable is that it helps you focus on being able to get to the heart of the issue very quickly. Physician’s generally lead with the opening question, “Why are you here today?”, or “How can I help you today?”. Both questions are open ended and will get straight to the heart of the matter.
  2. Qualifying through research is also an excellent way of understanding your prospects. It builds an external profile, for example, size of company, industry, number of employees, structure, mission & what the company is about. Thus helping you to visualise how your products and services could fit. Although there is only so much researching your customers external profile can do for you and your ability to forge a new and lasting relationship with the prospect.

Qualifying a prospect does not guarantee you are going to get the sale, but it does guarantee that you will be more effective with your product or service placement.

If you would like to find out more on qualifying a lead, maybe some sample questioning around models like BANT or others, please contact me at daniel@oursalesexperience.com.

Yours in Sales & Service.

Dan

Managing Director

www.oursalesexperience.com

What Is Our Sales Experience?
Our Sales Experience is a team of professionals with a passion for delivering excellent customer service. We have a diverse range of industry experience but any good salesperson will tell you, the process is inherently the same for any product or service. It is the delivery, management and ongoing support that will set you apart from the rest.

Why do we do it?

We want to inspire customer facing people to be passionate about the brand they work for and the products or services they sell. We want to lead from the front and bring our passion for business, and our passion for people to help your business deliver a memorable experience over several sales channels.

Where are we based?

Based in Jersey, but we will be working predominantly with you within your place of work. We will be taking on your brand name, researching your products or (and) services and coming with you or working alongside you to deliver the “hands on approach” we promised.

What do we do?

We are an end to end sales & service company that helps small and medium sized businesses engage better with their customers at varying touch points. By touch points I mean on email or phone, in store, anywhere that you interact with your customer other than online.

How can we achieve it?

We have developed a winning process or guideline, that is not as generic as you will find reading sales handbooks. It is a bespoke product which incorporates a lengthy and hugely successful sales & customer service experience history, centering on your customer and their needs.

What next?

We would love to hear from you! Have a question or a new idea? Let’s talk. We love hearing about exciting concepts. Let us know and we will come up with a professional service that can help you develop your sales channels. We are here also to answer any questions you may have about our company or services.