Rainmaking Conversations: Influence, Persuade, and Sell in Any Situationby Mike Schultz, John E. Doerr
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Conversations make or break everything in sales. Every conversation you have is an opportunity to find new prospects, win new customers, and increase sales. Rainmaking Conversations provides a proven system for leading masterful conversations that fill the pipeline, secure new deals, and maximize the potential of your account.
Rainmaking Conversations offers a research-based, field-tested, and practical selling approach that will help you master the art of the sales conversation. This proven system revolves around the acronym RAIN, which stands for Rapport, Aspirations and Afflictions, Impact, and New Reality. You'll learn how to ask your prospects and clients the right questions, and help them set the agenda for success.
Armed with the knowledge of the markets you serve, the common needs of prospects, and how your products and services can help, you can become a trusted advisor to your clients during and after the sale. With the RAIN system, you'll be able to:
- Build rapport and trust from the first contact
- Create conversations with prospects, referral sources, and clients using the telephone, email, and mail
- Uncover the real need behind client challenges
- Make the case for improved business impact and return on investment (ROI) for your prospects
- Understand and communicate your value proposition
- Apply the 16 principles of influence in sales
- Overcome and prevent all types of objections, including money
- Craft profitable solutions and close the deal
The world-class RAIN SellingSM methodology has helped tens of thousands of people lead powerful sales conversations and achieve breakthrough sales performance. Start bridging the gap between "hello" and profitable relationships today.
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MIKE SCHULTZ is Co-President of RAIN Group and a world-renowned consultant and expert in sales training and performance improvement. He is publisher of RAIN Group's RainToday.com, one of the world's largest online magazines (over 100,000 subscribers) and membership sites for sales and marketing. He is also on the faculty in the Marketing Division at Babson College and writes at www.raingroup.com/blog and on Twitter at @Mike_Schultz.
JOHN E. DOERR is Co-President of RAIN Group and consults, speaks, writes, and teaches on the subjects of selling and sales performance. His own rainmaking conversations have helped lead RAIN Group to Inc. magazine's list of the fastest growing companies in the United States.
Find him on Twitter at @JohnEDoerr.
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Sales, particularly in business-to-business (B2B) settings, depend on a sales rep’s ability to generate a compelling conversation. Ace sales trainers Mike Schultz and John E. Doerr clearly and simply explain the methods and practices of sales conversations. getAbstract recommends their knowledgeable guidance to salespeople, sales managers and sales trainers – and to professional buyers who want to understand the sales techniques that others try to use on them.