Could Your Salespeople Sell Popsicles? by Richard Keeney

Could Your Salespeople Sell Popsicles? by Richard Keeney

Whether called Product Specialists or Salespeople, how would yours do selling popsicles? Let me share a recent experience. I was so ready for a chocolate dessert the other afternoon and I was looking for the Yes, We’re Open sign at the ultimate popsicle store in town....
The “Good News” Compromise of Negotiating and Closing by Richard Keeney

The “Good News” Compromise of Negotiating and Closing by Richard Keeney

Desk managers everywhere have experienced salespeople who would prefer them to just “OK” the customer’s offer and put the deal to bed. Face it, when the salesperson is ready to close the deal, they most likely have already overcome a good bit to get...
The Best “Last Two” Questions to Ask BEFORE Getting the Proposal by Richard Keeney

The Best “Last Two” Questions to Ask BEFORE Getting the Proposal by Richard Keeney

It is my belief that these two questions need to be asked every time before leaving the customer to get a proposal from management.  Next to the last question to ask the customer before getting up to go for desk assistance: “Is there any additional equipment you want...