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Gap Sell Keenan #69 - Ditch Your Sales Mindset
Dive into the mindset shift that's separating good sellers from the great ones!
In this week's episode of Gap Sell Keenan, Keenan sheds light on the profound change in sales mentality.
Are you still stuck in the predator sales mindset? It's time to escape the traditional hunter approach and embrace curiosity like a 5-year-old encountering something new.
Discover why clinging to a preconceived agenda can hinder your success and how embracing the unknown and improvising can set you apart as a true Gap Seller.
Gap Sell Keenan #68 - But What's the Problem
You’ve prospected well, you’ve set a meeting, you think it goes well, but the buyer disappears after. What happened? You botched it somewhere. A lot of sellers fail to effectively communicate and highlight the buyer’s problem. You’ve created a scenario lacking in urgency. The buyer is not going to be motivated to change, nor are they going to believe that they need whatever you’re selling.
Closed won sales are built upon understanding the buyer’s perspective. When a seller fails to highlight the buyer’s problem, it’s likely because you don’t know enough about the problems you can solve or the buyer’s situation.
You must create a sense of urgency to motivate change in a buyer. Buyers will remain in a state of complacency or continue along with the status quo believing that their current process is adequate. They may not see a reason to change, improve, or explore a new opportunity. You need to push these buyers to challenge their current assumptions and make them aware of the true costs of inaction. Not by presenting a solution, but by highlighting the magnitude of their inaction.
In this episode we see an example of that. Our seller does not highlight why Keenan and ASG should focus expansion on international markets. There is no highlight of a problem that Keenan and ASG are currently facing.
Gap Sell Keenan #67 - Selling in Competitive Markets
Selling in competitive markets can be brutal. Kelly Biggs of WSI Biggs Digital is in one of them. Listen to how she ties her services to revenue and books a second meeting.
Gap Sell Keenan #66 - Stick to the Business Problems
This week we see an emphasis on addressing the business problems that an organization may be struggling from. Stick to the business problems and stay away from comparing your product to competitors.
Gap Sell Keenan #65 - Telling is not Selling
In recent episodes, a clear theme has emerged - there's a lot of telling and not enough asking in sales. What distinguishes a successful salesperson from an average one is the ability to influence the sale. It's not about regurgitating industry facts and figures; true influence comes from understanding, articulating value, and asking the right questions. Just as at a party, where someone who talks only about themselves is a conversation killer, in sales, being a product feature parrot is a turn-off. Instead, the key is to ask, understand, and convey the value you can bring to your prospect's business. In the world of 'Good Selling,' it's all about asking, learning, and listening. Encourage your customers to share their needs, desires, and obstacles. Are you engaging with them in a way that invites them to open up about their business?
Gap Sell Keenan #64 - Get To The Problem Quick
If you’ve watched enough Gap Sell Keenans, you know, one of the top 3 problems salespeople face is asking the right questions. Oftentimes, they don’t fully understand where they are trying to carry the conversation or get lost along the way. Asking the right questions in a discovery call is an art and you want them to lead you to a problem as quickly as possible. We don’t want to waste our time as sellers or the prospects time inching our way to a problem.
In this week’s episode, Matt does a pretty good job of that. He knows the problem he can solve and he asks questions directly to get to answer “does Keenan have a problem I can solve?”
Tremendous news !
A really great sales coach with superb advice for reps. My favorite format for absorbing information and a great way for a whole new audience to hear the gospel of Keenan.