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Do You Have Excellent Sales Presentation Skills That Guarantee Outstanding Sales Results?

Aug 17, 2007
A sales presentation doesn't begin when you are telling and showing the prospect how you'll solve their problems. It begins before you walk in the door to give the presentation. It begins with doing your homework on the company or person you're presenting to and continues through the follow up after the sale.

Make sure you've done your homework on the company, the people you're meeting with and as much as you can find out about their problems in advance. Customizing and practicing as much of the specific presentation you'll give to them before you walk in the door is one of many sales presentation skills you must master.

Connect with your audience, make friends with them before you begin your presentation. If they don't warm up to you or they aren't friendly...leave. You're not going to make the sale anyway so why waste your time?

If you have a fear of speaking or are nervous in a sales presentation, the prospects will spot that and loose confidence in you. Get over your fear of speaking. It's not ok to be nervous. You need to come across as being extremely confident. An important sales presentation skill of top sales people is public speaking. Take a public speaking course, join Toastmasters, do what ever is necessary to feel comfortable and confident speaking to one or a hundred people.

A sales presentation should be perfect evey time. So how do you make it perfect? Practice, Practice, Practice. When I started in real estate I carried a cassette recorder with me and when I gave a listing presentation I would ask the couple or person if they would mind if I recorded it. I told them it was for my benefit and would help me become better at what I do.

Then I listened to the recording and learned how I sounded, what I said, how I said it, how persuasive I was and in the end how successful I was. It helped me understand what I did right, what I did wrong and what I would do different the next time.

Develop the right attitude. Become so confident in your product or service and the benefits it provides that your shocked when someone doesn't want to buy it. You need to have the attitude that someone would have to crazy not to buy your product.

Also, go in with the attitude that you don't need the sale. If it's the end of the month, it's a big sale or you need the money, it's likely your prospect will sense you urgency.

You spent the time finding the lead and making the appointment, don't waste the sales opportunity by not mastering the sales presentation skills to give a great sales presentation.
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