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Fatal Sales Failures: The Biggest Goof With Hot Prospects

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Occasionally my sales fantasies turn into realities. When it happens, it’s so
easy to be seduced by this low-hanging fruit. Outwardly, I try to appear calm, cool and collected – a true professional. But inside, every inch of my body wants to scream out, “Take me! Take me!”

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Fatal Sales Failures: Your Opinion Doesn’t Matter

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If your perspective is outbound on the customer, you need to change your viewpoint. See and understand the world from the client’s perspective, internalize what they know, observe, and live everyday and you will have potentially earned the right to express your opinion; or, offer your advice. If you have not earned the right, you are wasting everyone’s time.

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Ask Your Customers The Ultimate Question

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Whale Hunting is a great strategy to grow your company fast. But even fast-growing companies make on average 80% of their revenue from existing clients. So it’s much more important to keep existing whales than to hunt for new ones. How do you find out if there is a high probability that existing whales will work with you next year, too?

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Re-Post: Can You Deliver What You Sell?

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For a long time, I’ve been exhorting clients to be certain that the sales team is selling what the operations or implementation team plans to deliver. In the past couple of weeks, The Whale Hunters team has been on the receiving end of that potential mismatch, which compels me to write about it again. Here’s some context that may resonate with you as a seller (and possibly even as a buyer)!

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