Closing the Deal

Need to fix a weak Q1?

Need to fix a weak Q1?

If you are coming into this year with a weaker than expected Q1, it could have happened for a variety of reasons. Here are a few: 1. You may have proposals stuck in the pipeline due to decision makers who are holding off making decisions. 2. You may have spent too...

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What To Do About A Hot Prospect That’s Gone Cold

What To Do About A Hot Prospect That’s Gone Cold

Have you ever had a great initial prospect meeting, followed up diligently and then despite your best efforts, can't get the sale to close? It's a frustrating part of sales and it happens to almost everyone. Here are some tips to help you keep the sale moving. Ask...

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Three Proven Strategies to Prevent Prospect Silence

Three Proven Strategies to Prevent Prospect Silence

  In sales, there is nothing more frustrating than waiting to hear back from a prospect. We’ve all been there—spent time researching a potential client, had great meetings, agreed on next steps and then nothing, nada, just silence. Rather than dealing with prospect...

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When You Can’t Get the Sale to Close

When You Can’t Get the Sale to Close

Have you ever had a great initial prospect meeting, followed up diligently and then despite your best efforts, can’t get the sale to close? It’s a frustrating part of sales and it happens to almost everyone. Here are some tips to help you keep the sale moving. Ask...

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Expert Jack Daly endorses Kopp’s Door Opener® Service

“We have finally found an outsource Door Opening Service that works!” Jack Daly is a sales and sales management expert who has led sales forces numbering in the thousands, operating out of hundreds of offices nationwide. Click below to hear Jack discuss how the Door...

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Why Are You Having Trouble Closing The Sale?

Why Are You Having Trouble Closing The Sale?

It’s frustrating when sales don’t close. If deals don’t close as often as you believe they should, assess why and fix it so you can accelerate results. Ask yourself these 6 questions to help pinpoint why sales may not be closing. 1. Is this prospect the right kind of...

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Relationships Can’t Be Forced

Relationships Can’t Be Forced

Too often salespeople skip relationship building to try to close deals faster. In doing so they risk losing sales to competitors willing to put in the time to create relationships. Before blaming sellers for sloppy salesmanship, look at management to see if anything...

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IT’S NOT OVER! A Comeback Story

IT’S NOT OVER! A Comeback Story

Next month, my 22 year old daughter will begin her first real job working for the company which initially turned her down. How did she get the job, despite the initial rejection? Here’s her story. A month before graduation from University of Maryland, Jamie went...

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The Missing Link is Detail

The Missing Link is Detail

A business development plan is a plan of action. It is a written document that explains the goals of your business and how you are going to achieve them. It contains background information such as market research and analysis, but more importantly, it contains the...

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Using the “Assume Close” Strategy to Open Doors

Using the “Assume Close” Strategy to Open Doors

The "Assume Close" strategy when opening doors has proven exceptionally successful, especially when working on securing meetings with difficult to reach corporate decision makers. Most recently, one of our Door Openers® used it and booked a meeting with a high level...

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