Mini-Courses on Various Topics, Individual Parts of High Probability Selling

Announcing a series of Mini-Courses in High Probability Selling.  These are short topics, each delivered in a single webinar session.  39 minutes  $39

The webinar platform is GoToMeeting, led by Carl Ingalls in real-time (live).  Content is mostly audio (speaking), with some video (text, graphics).

The first HPS Mini-Course will be about the Conditional Commitment Question, scheduled for Tuesday 19 November 2019 at 1:00pm USA Eastern Time (same time zone as New York).  This first session is limited to a total of 10 participants.

The price is $39 USD per person.  However, I have 10 introductory discount coupons to give away, each $20 off.  If you want one, please contact me (Carl Ingalls) by phone at +1 610-627-9030 or by email at info@HighProbSell.com

If you want to purchase this HPS Mini-Course about the Conditional Commitment Question now, you may use this link:  https://high-probability-selling.myshopify.com/cart/31226966409276:1?channel=buy_button

The second HPS Mini-Course will probably be about the Trust and Respect Inquiry (TRI), which has also been called Connecting and Getting Personal in past HPS sales training workshops.  The date has not been selected yet.

Future HPS Mini-Courses will appear on the HPS Training Calendar at least a week before they are scheduled.

Some sessions may be recorded (audio and/or video), and some recordings may be offered for sale later.


More info can be found at www.HighProbSell.com/workshops/index.html#minicourses

Mini-Courses on Various Topics, Individual Parts of High Probability Selling

Questions About High Probability Selling From Beginning Students

Here are some questions and comments submitted by students who were just beginning to learn High Probability Selling (HPS), plus responses provided by me (Carl Ingalls).

Syd:  The scenario is scripted and far from real life (in my experience).
Me:  Yes, it reads like a script.  And yes, the scenario is far from real life in most people’s experience.  Some people want that, and some do not.  Some people want something that is very different from their experience.  Others want something that fits in with what they have already learned.  High Probability Selling can seem strange and unrealistic to someone who is used to thinking of “selling” as something you do for the purpose of getting people to buy.

Syd:  Prospects do not have this much time to talk about their personal lives.
Me:  It depends on how you interact with them.

Magdalena:  What about “transferability” of the methods of HPS to situations where “selling” is not the main part of the job?
Me:  If you see “selling” as getting someone to buy from you, then HPS does not apply at all.  If you see “selling” in a much broader sense, where you include interactions where money is not involved, then HPS ideals and methods can be applied in almost every situation where you want to work with people.

James:  Have you any experience of a trained telemarketer doing this for the salesman or does it have to be done by the individual themselves?
Me:  Several companies use trained telemarketers to find high probability prospects, and make appointments that salespeople go on.  It can work very well when the prospector and the salesperson use compatible methods.  It can also work quite terribly when they don’t.

Jimmy:  I have to talk to Managers, Engineers and Supervisors in the Mechanical Maintenance Department.  How do I get their names?
Me:  If you “have to” do this because it is a necessary part of the sales process you use, and it is not working well enough, then a different sales process may work better for you.

Jimmy:  Salesmen are usually “yesmen”.  What happens when the prospects are asked tough questions; it could be something new to them?
Me:  There are a lot of yes-men, and they don’t get much respect.  Salespeople who act with self-respect do.  This can be a novel experience for a prospect.  Very few will comment on it, especially if done in a neutral, matter-of-fact manner.  If they try to “test” you, they might say something.

Jimmy:  What to do, if the answer to any question is No or Evasive during the process.  Do you walk away if the answer is an not an emphatic Yes?
Me:  It depends on the question, and where in the process.  If they say “no” to the prospecting offer, then we say, “Ok. … Goodbye”, and call them some other time.  If the “No” means that the prospect is not a High Probability Prospect, then we walk away (for now).  When we can’t tell, we find out by asking very direct questions.  Continued evasiveness is also a pretty clear signal that it’s time to leave.  If we do not get a “Yes” to the important questions, we walk away.  However, we teach our students to go light on the disqualification until they get more experience, but always ask the questions.

David:  What’s the definitive answer to dealing with leaving voicemails?
Me:  Leave a voicemail whenever possible, and make it very short.  Include a call-back number.  If you do get a return call, treat it like an inbound prospecting call.

David:  What if the prospect asks for further information via email before deciding if it is something they want?
Me:  If requested, send information by email.  Make sure that you have composed the email in advance, and that it was created specifically to go with that prospecting offer.  Don’t try to get away with a general pitch.

David:  What could be some red flags?
Me:  There are several.  Voicemail must be very short, probably shorter than the prospecting offer itself.  If you send an email, never ever mention the fact that you did so, unless the recipient brings it up first.

Michael:  Regarding “your procedure for a purchase order” if I am meeting with a married couple at their home, should I rephrase the question for individuals and not a company?
Me:  Each of the questions in the Discovery Disqualification list can (and should) be reworded so that they apply to the specific prospect you are talking with.

Michael:  Should I ask for the client’s list of conditions of satisfaction after question 13 and before question 14?
Me:  We never ask the potential client to give us a list of their Conditions of Satisfaction.  They probably could not put them all into words.  That’s why we use that phrase.  It is a lot more than just a list of known requirements.


You are welcome to ask more questions about HPS, and I will do my best to answer.

Questions About High Probability Selling From Beginning Students

Refresher Course – Essence of High Probability Selling – November 2019 Workshop

This is a refresher course on High Probability Selling (HPS), recommended for people who have had at least some prior training, and who want a review of the basics.

Topics covered:

  • What is High Probability Selling
  • How Does HPS Differ from Other Sales Methods
  • How Has It Changed Since the HPS Book Was Written
  • Mindset of High Probability Selling
  • HPS Sales Process, Sequence of Steps
  • When HPS Works and When It Does Not
  • Questions and Answers

The course is 1 webinar session (GoToMeeting), about two hours long.  Real-time interactive conversations between participants, led by myself (Carl Ingalls).  Mostly audio, some visual.

I will record the webinar session and make the recording available to the participants.

I interview each applicant by telephone before accepting them as a student.

Price:  $95 USD per person.  We accept PayPal and most major credit cards around the world.

Date:  Thursday 7 November 2019.

Time:  10:00 am to noon, USA Eastern Time (same as New York City).

To Enroll:  Contact Carl Ingalls, by phone +1 610-627-9030, or by email info@HighProbSell.com.  Please do not send any credit card information by email.

For more information about this workshop, please visit
www.HighProbSell.com/workshops/essence/

For other training in High Probability Selling, please visit the HPS Training webpage

 

Refresher Course – Essence of High Probability Selling – November 2019 Workshop

New Product for Sale – Turning Cold Calling into Warm Calling – teleseminar recording

This is a recording of an interactive teleseminar presented by Jacques Werth sometime between 2006 and 2009.  He explains the basics of using High Probability Prospecting by telephone.

The price is $43 USD.  Delivered as an MP3 digital download.  32.4 MB, 71 minutes.

You can listen to a sample here.

You can purchase this recording here (and then click on the button for Turning Cold Calling into Warm Calling).

This is Jacques Werth at his best.  He presents some very good arguments about why salespeople should follow High Probability Selling when prospecting.  A good stab at answering his own question, “How can I convince you that convincing doesn’t work?”

However, this is High Probability Prospecting as it was taught 10 years ago.  The basic principles remain the same, but some important details in the steps of the process have changed since then.


Comments and questions are welcome.

New Product for Sale – Turning Cold Calling into Warm Calling – teleseminar recording

Does High Probability Selling Work?

It depends on how you ask the question.  Here are some examples:

Does High Probability Selling (HPS) work for everyone?
No, definitely not.  It does not work for every individual, and it does not work in every situation.

Does HPS work for some people?
Yes, it does.  Extremely well in some cases.

Does HPS work for most people?
Probably not, and especially when we attempt to use the same methods to teach everyone.

Will HPS work for me?
Maybe yes, maybe no.  But this is probably the most important question for all of us, and the most difficult to answer.  Will it work for me, and also –

How can I find out?
We can’t answer that question with certainty, but we are getting better at estimating the odds.  We look for similarities in people who have been successful with HPS, and in people who have not.

Jacques Werth was most successful with people who had decided to try HPS out completely and precisely the way he taught it, and worry about understanding the why later (if at all).  His teaching methods were much less successful with people who were still trying to decide if they were going to do it or not.  He believed that all failures to succeed with HPS were due to not completely following the process, changing or omitting something important.

Today, we focus more on the Mindset of High Probability Selling.  This approach seems to work better for people who need to understand HPS more before they are ready to try it out.  Also, a person’s current mindset is an indicator of what kind of hurdles they will need to get over in order to be successful with HPS.


There are several related articles on this blog.

Comments are welcome.

Does High Probability Selling Work?

Essence of High Probability Selling – October 2019 Workshop for Beginners

We recommend this course for people who are just beginning with High Probability Selling (HPS), and have read the book at least once.

The October session is for people who have never received any training in HPS.  Another session with similar material will be offered in November as a refresher for people who have had at least some training in HPS and want a review of the basics.

Topics covered:

  • What is High Probability Selling
  • How Does HPS Differ from Other Sales Methods
  • How Has It Changed Since the HPS Book Was Written
  • Mindset of High Probability Selling
  • HPS Sales Process, Sequence of Steps
  • When HPS Works and When It Does Not
  • Questions and Answers

The course is 1 webinar session (GoToMeeting), about two hours long.  Real-time interactive conversations between participants, led by Carl Ingalls.  Mostly audio, some visual.

We record the webinar session and make the recording available to the participants.

We interview each applicant by telephone before accepting them as a student.

Price:  $95 USD per person.  We accept PayPal and most major credit cards around the world.

Date:  Thursday 17 10 October 2019.

Time:  10:00 am to noon, USA Eastern Time (same as New York City).

To Enroll:  Contact Carl Ingalls, by phone +1 610-627-9030, or by email info@HighProbSell.com.  Please do not send any credit card information by email.

For more information about this workshop, please visit our webpage at www.HighProbSell.com/workshops/essence/

For other training in High Probability Selling, please visit our HPS Training webpage.


Notes added on Thu 10 Oct 2019 by C Ingalls appear in red.

Essence of High Probability Selling – October 2019 Workshop for Beginners

New Discussion Group on Facebook for High Probability Selling

This discussion group is for students and practitioners of High Probability Selling.  People who have received interactive training and/or coaching from Jacques Werth, or from any of the teachers and coaches he has authorized.

The main purpose of this group is for members to exchange information with each other about their own experiences with High Probability Selling.  I (Carl Ingalls) will participate to some degree in some of the conversations, but I really want the members to step up and help each other.

The name of the group is High Probability Selling.  It is private (closed), and the content is visible to members only.  If you want to be a member, or if you have questions, please contact me (Carl Ingalls).

You will need a Facebook account.  As far as I know, you will not need to “friend” anyone.

I created this group on 3 Sep 2019.  This is the first public announcement about it, and I anticipate lots of new members.

Carl Ingalls
+1 610-627-9030
info@HighProbSell.com


Some notes added by Ingalls on 24 Sep 2019:

  • An easy way to find the HPS Discussion Group is to click on this link:  www.facebook.com/groups/HighProbSell/
  • If you ask to be invited, Facebook will ask you some questions about your background and training or coaching in HPS, and then FB will notify me.  I will review your request and decide.
  • Please note that membership is currently limited to people who have received personal training and/or coaching from Jacques Werth, or from any of the teachers and coaches he has authorized.  The main reason is to ensure that people who answer questions posted by others have at least a minimum level of training in HPS.
  • I have asked everyone to speak from their own personal experience with HPS.  I believe that will be more valuable to others than thoughts and opinions, or things that other people have said.
  • As of today (Mon 24 Sep 2019), we have 23 members, and are still growing.
  • I am new to Facebook, and I am still figuring it out.
New Discussion Group on Facebook for High Probability Selling