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Strategic Planning for Salespeople

Practical Wisdom from Kahle Way Sales Systems

Release Date: 08/22/2019

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Practical Wisdom from Kahle Way Sales Systems

: In previous podcasts, I noted some of the factors that combine to create an incredibly turbulent, complex, rapidly changing and information-saturated world in which we find ourselves. Our ability to navigate these turbulent waters is the single biggest challenge we will face for the balance of our careers. In this podcast, I recommend another of the fundamental pieces of the infrastructure we need to survive and thrive – an attitude of openness.

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Practical Wisdom from Kahle Way Sales Systems

There are as many misconceptions about selling as there are people.  In this excerpt from How to Sell Anything to Anyone Anytime, I provide some common-sense, usable definitions of what selling really is, and get the reader started on understanding how to do it better.

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Practical Wisdom from Kahle Way Sales Systems

In my previous posts, I noted some of the factors that combine to create an incredibly turbulent, complex, rapidly changing and information-saturated world in which we find ourselves.  Our ability to navigate these turbulent waters is the single biggest challenge we will face for the balance of our careers. In this post, I recommend a fundamental piece of the infrastructure we need to survive and thrive – an articulated vision and purpose.

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Practical Wisdom from Kahle Way Sales Systems

It is easy to work with people you like, and it is even easier to work with people who like you. But that’s not always the case. Sooner or later, you’ll have to deal with a difficult customer. Here’s a set of proven principles and practices to help you.

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Practical Wisdom from Kahle Way Sales Systems

In my previous post, I noted some of the factors that combine to create an incredibly turbulent, complex, rapidly changing and information-saturated world in which we find ourselves. Our ability to navigate these turbulent waters is the single biggest challenge we will face for the balance of our careers. In this post, I recommend a fundamental piece of the infrastructure we need to survive and thrive – an acceptance of personal responsibility.

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Practical Wisdom from Kahle Way Sales Systems

Acquiring new customers is one of those processes that frustrates and discourages most B2B sellers. It doesn’t have to be a frustrating and discouraging process. Like almost every aspect of a sales system, acquiring a new customer is a matter of understanding the processes and methodically implementing them in the right quantity and quality.

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Practical Wisdom from Kahle Way Sales Systems

How do I sell to an account that is firmly in the hands of a competitor – a difficult key account?  How do you manage this account?  What should you do? Join me to unpack this common and frustrating situation.

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Practical Wisdom from Kahle Way Sales Systems

The pace of change has increased, the growth in complexity has multiplied, and information has proliferated at an unprecedented pace.  We are in extraordinary times.  And unprecedented times call for unique and disciplined approaches if we are to survive and thrive.

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Practical Wisdom from Kahle Way Sales Systems

One of the top ten strategies for effective time management for salespeople is this:  Nurture helpful relationships.  Listen as Dave unpacks this powerful strategy and shows you how to enhance your effectiveness by implementing this concept.

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Practical Wisdom from Kahle Way Sales Systems

What's the best thing you can do in a sales call? There is one tool that it so far superior to anything else, that it is in a class by itself.  Asking a good question is the single-most effective thing you can do with a customer.  A well-phrased, appropriately-timed question is your most powerful sales tool. In this podcast, we drill down into it.

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In a misguided attempt to stay busy and see as many people as possible, too many salespeople subscribe to the theory that any activity is good activity. Sales people now must confront an overwhelming number of potential “things to do,” and that requires them to make decisions about which customers in which to invest their time, to prioritize their activities every day, and to continually choose from a menu of possible activities.  In other words, sales people must now engage in strategic planning.