How Can You Tell If a Salesperson is Lying?

By Jacques Werth, President
High Probability® Selling

Q: How can you tell if a salesperson is lying?
A: His lips are moving. (just joking?)

Do most prospects believe what you say? If your answer is “Yes,” you are probably already a very successful salesperson. If your answer is “No” or “Sometimes,” you face skepticism, doubt, and occasional hostility on a daily basis. It’s not fun and not very rewarding.

What causes prospects to doubt and challenge much of your "pitch"? How can you overcome distrust quickly, efficiently, and effectively?

Self-doubt leads to mistrust. When salespeople doubt themselves, others quickly sense it and become doubtful.
Uncertainty creates mistrust: If you’re afraid to say "I don’t know," and try to cover up your uncertainty, others sense it and become skeptical.

Over-eagerness engenders mistrust: If you try to compensate for feeling anxious by being inappropriately cheerful, others become wary and skeptical.

Feeling defeated often leads to defeat: If you expect "just another rejection" when you approach a prospect, prospects sense it, and will likely reject you.  Begin developing genuine self-confidence. Learn techniques for disrupting your personal negative thought patterns and replacing them with positive expectations. Learn to stop sabotaging your own success.

How do you get people to believe and trust you? By being genuinely trustworthy, with prospects and with yourself. Are you? If the answer is "No," you need to learn to trust yourself. 

 


If you want to learn the process and mindset of top producing salespeople, you want to learn more about High Probability Selling.

Until Next Time…Sell Well

Jacques Werth – High Probability Selling

Copyright 2007.

 

Tags: How+to+sell, The+secret+to+selling, Selling+and+Persuasion

Don’t Ask for the Order

By Jacques Werth, President

High Probability® Selling

This may seem confusing, since traditionally the whole idea of selling is to get an order from a customer. But if the order is a natural outcome of the conversation between prospect and seller—that is, if there is a mutually acceptable reason for doing business from the start—then your primary concern should be to draw up the prospect’s Conditions of Satisfaction, for price, delivery, features, etc.  After each item ask, “Is that what you want?” Then, each item becomes a “close.”  This automatically creates a series of two-way commitments and the order is the natural end result.


If you want to learn the process and mindset of top producing salespeople, you want to learn more about High Probability Selling.

Until Next Time…Sell Well

Jacques Werth – High Probability Selling

Copyright 2007.

 

Tags: How+to+sell, The+secret+to+selling, Selling+and+Persuasion

Attitude and Expectations Shape Your Communications

By Jacques Werth, President

High Probability® Selling

Your attitudes, beliefs and emotions guide your tonality and manner of speaking. That’s one of the things we focus on in High Probability Selling.

We describe the best attitude to be "neutrality." It’s where we treat the prospect with respect – but not deference. It’s what Eric Berne, author of “Transactional Analysis,” described as Adult-to-Adult Communications, and we describe as “non-judgmental” or “neutral” communications. If your expectation for your relationships is Mutual Respect, your sales results can improve to an amazing level.

It’s relatively easy to learn, and it can become the natural way for you to speak. If you focus on an attitude of neutrality while you are telephone prospecting or calling customers, you can quickly become someone who gets respect, automatically.


 

If you want to learn the process and mindset of top producing salespeople, you want to learn more about High Probability Selling.

Until Next Time…Sell Well

Jacques Werth – High Probability Selling

Copyright 2007.

 

Tags: How+to+sell, The+secret+to+selling, Selling+and+Persuasion

Taking “No” for an Answer

By Jacques Werth, President


High Probability® Selling

In this technological age where the world is changing at a more rapid pace every day, speed has become of the essence.  Consequently, sales techniques that worked 20 years ago are now obsolete. It is no longer profitable to spend a lot of time persuading and convincing customers to buy a product or service that may not suit their immediate priorities.  It pays instead to focus on selling to those customers who have the greatest desire for what you have to offer – now.  Good timing is more important than ever, but the definition of good timing has changed.  



If you want to learn the process and mindset of top producing salespeople, you want to learn more about High Probability Selling.

Until Next Time…Sell Well

Jacques Werth – High Probability Selling

Copyright 2007.

 

Tags: How+to+sell, The+secret+to+selling, Selling+and+Persuasion

The Changing Face of Sales

By Jacques Werth, President


High Probability® Selling

In this technological age where the world is changing at a more rapid pace every day, speed has become of the essence. Consequently, sales techniques that worked 20 years ago are now obsolete. It is no longer profitable to spend a lot of time persuading and convincing customers to buy a product or service that may not suit their immediate priorities. It pays instead to focus on selling to those customers who have the greatest desire for what you have to offer – now. Good timing is more important than ever, but the definition of good timing has changed.
 
 

If you want to learn the process and mindset of top producing salespeople, you want to learn more about High Probability Selling.

Until Next Time…Sell Well

Jacques Werth – High Probability Selling

Copyright 2007.

 

Tags: How+to+sell, The+secret+to+selling, Selling+and+Persuasion

 

How to Persuade Prospects to Buy – Elsewhere!

By Jacques Werth, President
High Probability® Selling

Selling is often dubbed “The Art of Persuasion”. When was the last time a salesperson talked you into buying something that you didn’t want? When was the last time a salesperson hard-closed you into purchasing, before you felt ready to buy? 

We’ve asked dozens of CEO’s the same questions, and they all believe that they’re immune to sales persuasion. Yet, they’ve told us that they expect their sales forces to persuade, convince, manipulate, and do whatever necessary to increase their market share. What’s wrong with that picture? 

Salespeople, from the VP of Sales on down, will try to live up to the CEO’s expectations. Most salespeople believe that their job is to do whatever it takes to increase sales within the (sometimes ethereal) ethical standards of their company. 

Example:

The CEO of a Fortune 100 company told me that he is certain that his salespeople must be better persuaders than his competitors’ salespeople: “That’s their only function.” His Marketing and Sales VPs are charged with providing the most convincing sales presentations, documentation and marketing materials in the industry. “It’s all about them subtly imposing their will,” he said. 

Is that strategy working? Two of his three biggest competitors have better growth rates than his company’s. When I asked him to explain that fact, his response was, “Our people aren’t executing well enough.” 

What’s the problem? 

The top 20 percent of most sales forces is out there every day bringing in up to 80% of a company’s business. The typical CEO’s belief is that the 80% that aren’t selling much just have to work harder. That’s simply not true. They need to work effectively. 

The Top 20% usually sell without using any persuasion or manipulation. The Top 20%, either instinctually or deliberately, have refined their selling styles in such a way that they deal honestly and cooperatively with their prospects and customers. They’ve largely eliminated persuasion, cajoling, and convincing from their selling repertoire, since they’ve discovered it doesn’t work. 

The Solution

We studied hundreds of the top 1% of salespeople across dozens of industries: We found that most of the top salespeople had developed remarkably similar sales processes. We observed and documented the styles, nuances, and selling techniques that successfully bring prospects through the sales process all the way to Closing. Our discoveries evolved into High Probability Selling system.

“The Art of Persuasion” is not an effective way to sell. When was the last time a salesperson talked you into buying something that you didn’t want? It’s unlikely that persuasion convinced you to buy before you were ready, and it’s unlikely that it will work with your prospects, either. Don’t “persuade” your prospects that they’d prefer to do business with the competition.


If you want to learn the process and mindset of top producing salespeople, you want to learn more about High Probability Selling.

Until Next Time…Sell Well

Jacques Werth – High Probability Selling
Copyright 2007.

Tags: How+to+sell, The+secret+to+selling, Selling+and+Persuasion

Welcome To The High Probability Selling Blog

Welcome…

Selling. Selling Skills. What has changed in the last 50 years? The technology has allowed the customer (your client) to know more about you and your product before you show up. So what can you do?

Learn tried and true selling skills. The best salespeople in the world master the basics first. Not gimmicks or techniques.

So if you are looking to learn how to do build your sales career the right way you are in the right place.

We will cover the basics and advanced selling techniques in this Blog.

Here we go.

Best Regards,

Jacques Werth – High Probability Selling