Virtual teams are one powerful way that successful sales professionals are bridging the gap from being tactical sales pros to more consultative sales pros, and closing bigger deals in the process!
Some years ago, I was asked to write a short paper and give a talk about my observations and ideas on what might be keeping salespeople from closing more business when they have all the tools to do the job. At the time I thought long and hard about it and came up with a few basic things. Hopefully you find this helpful in some small way.
One of my favorite topics to talk and write about is my profound belief that EVERYONE is in Sales! I have spoken publicly on this and thought a great deal about it and it remains one of my most favorite topics! Here is the point I am going to make-Everyone in every profession is somehow “selling” what they do. Period.
PASSION is perhaps the best and purest tool in a salesperson’s bag. Seriously. Better than product knowledge, great pricing or awesome features. Passion can carry the day and produce a CLOSED order! Really! Would I kid you?