In sales, you have only one shot to deliver the right message. In the blockbuster hit Pitch Perfect, Anna Kendrick’s character and her all-female acapella group must stay perfectly on pitch in order to win the regional acapella competition. (Spoiler alert – they do!)Clap Pitch Perfect2 GIF from Clap GIFsnbsp;In

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I was on a coaching call with a salesperson this morning. Below is the pitch transcribed just as it was delivered to me. Can you spot the problem? Salesperson:  “I understand that you currently have a very manual order process with a lot of errors and your reps are spending

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Kristin, a highly-experienced sales person, describes being frequently interrupted or “talked over” by her manager or peers.  Andrea is a talented young sales person who is often ignored by older decision-makers.  Daniel, a new sales leader, is frustrated because his team isn’t listening to him, making it difficult to excel

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I was excited to see one of my students present a powerful new software solution in a recent workshop.  Susan (not her real name) is a smart, professional salesperson who is passionate about what she does. She presented herself well, the presentation was well-organized and tailored to the needs of

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I work with several inside sales teams who deliver their pitch strictly over the phone.  While not a formal presentation,  discussing your product, idea or service over the phone still requires the same thoughtful planning, preparation and execution. There are some additional challenges sellers face when pitching over the phone

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You work hard to get an opportunity to present your solution to a prospect.  You have a great message to deliver. The last thing you want is for your audience to misunderstand it or discount it because of how you sound.  Can your voice cost you the sale?  The unfortunate

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