Sales is a transfer of thoughts, ideas and emotions.  And one of the best ways to connect emotionally with buyers is with stories. Research even shows that when listening to a story, changes take place in our brains. We actually connect emotionally with the storyteller.  Of the 5 types of

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How to Use Your Personal Story to Connect Emotionally with Buyers

Stories are a powerful selling tool, but rarely is one story right for every situation or customer.  To be successful in a dynamic marketplace, there are 5 types of stories every salesperson should be prepared to tell in a pitch or presentation.  Here is a brief description, example and tips

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5 Stories Every Salesperson Should be Prepared to Tell

Customer success stories or testimonials can be one of your strongest selling tools. The right success story delivered at the right time can be more persuasive to a prospect than anything you, the salesperson, has to say.   A customer who has experienced a similar situation, challenge, or goal has much

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5 ways to make a BIGGER IMPACT with customer success stories in your presentation

Like the first scene of a movie, the opening of your presentation should grab your audience’s attention, set the stage – and let them know they are in the right theater! Unfortunately the typical sales presentation opens with a boring company overview that does nothing to distinguish you in a

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5 Outside the Box Presentation Openings that Stand Out with Busy Buyers

Think back to purchasing your last car.  Did you buy it because it checked off a list of features?  Or did it just “feel” right?  You’ve probably heard the statement: Buyers buy on emotion and justify with logic.  Yet too many sales presentations speak to business buyers as if they

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Using the One-Two Punch of Logic and Emotion in Your Presentation

Your presentation goes well, your business audience is receptive and impressed with your capabilities, and then . . . nothing.  The deal stalls. Surprise! You lost out to your biggest competitor, the Status Quo. As organizations become more risk adverse, solutions more complex and decisions impact a variety of areas,

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3 Powerful Ways to Sell Against the Status Quo in your Presentation