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THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER Lost In Translation
by Kelley Robertson

Too often sales people use jargon, technical terms, acronyms, and other language that sounds foreign to their prospect or customer.

When I worked in consumer electronics, sales people constantly referred to product numbers when talking to customers. Because they worked with the products every day, they were familiar with the SKU numbers but their customers were not.

When you deliver a sales presentation (formal or informal) it is critical that...

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Top Dog of the Week:
Jill Harrington

David_Newman"Too many sales people, even entire sales organizations, work way too hard doing the wrong things for the wrong reasons. Your team may be stuck in a rut doing what they've always done, doing what your competitors do, or simply doing too much of what doesn't work. The net result… You're making it way too hard for your clients and potential clients to choose you!"
— Jill Harrington

Jill Harrington is president of salesSHIFT, she has contributed to the success of thousands of B2B sales professionals around the world. She provides uncommon selling sense that shifts their thinking and maximizes their influence, impact and income. Visit her website here.

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Rules of the HuntThe problem with "conventional wisdom" is that it's not always wise. It's often off target, outdated, or just plain wrong. However, when you practice a little creative rule breaking good things start to happen.

The rules below are explained in Rules of the Hunt and brief case histories and examples are given.

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  • Steal good ideas
  • Never pay full price.
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  • Raise your prices and sell more.
  • Avoid writing memos.
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  • Don't tell people what to do. (There is a much better way to get what you want.)
  • Turn down invitations to business lunches.
  • Drop in unexpectedly on your competitors.

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