Sales Lessons from a Fossil Hunter

Here’s a timely reminder for all salespeople and coaches from a real life fossil hunter. The idea of hunting for fossils fascinated me and my three children whilst on holiday in Dorset’s Jurassic Coast last month. I mean the chance of uncovering a dinosaur or two was just too much for us all and it was this that drove us to the famous fossil shop at Charmouth. Owned and run by a real life professional fossil hunter, the shop was a paradise of fossils of all shapes and sizes. And…

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Weasel Words know when and when not to use them

Weasel Words – know when and when not to use them I heard a lovely phrase the other day that got me thinking about language in selling and coaching. The phrase is weasel words and they’re used to describe words that are a bit wimpy or weasel’ly which serve little or no purpose, inspire no confidence or have no backbone or credence. I guess like a weasel! Words such as obviously, perhaps, maybe, absolutely, might, possibly, hopefully. The list goes on. Our language can be full of these weasel words…

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Tips to Keep in Touch

Are you also finding that you are putting more energy into prospecting, spending more time seeking out new customers, fully utilising your CRM system, trying to keep in touch with prospects to move the sales cycle forward. All sorts of research show that we’re notoriously bad at this follow up. We’re great at the call, building a rapport, asking questions and such, but when the customer is not ready to move onto the next stage, we can go cold on the follow up. Sometimes it’s difficult to make a follow…

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