Value sometimes means saying ‘no’, and this can go a long way in building long-standing relationships. This serves as a great reminder about not being afraid to lose business in the short-term to win in the long-term.
Successful sales people and negotiators are well aware of the seesaw effect; therefore, they adjust their and their counterparty’s status continuously. Because they move back and forth from a leading to a following position, they allow the other party to take the lead at certain times. This way, they achieve their objectives and keep the relationship healthy.
Thousands of people around the world are conducting sales in English, despite it being their second language. And that requires a skill set all of its own.
Pitching has become less of a one-off event and more of a way of life for modern sales teams. Here’s how to refine your approach and work the long pitch.
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