Back-To-School Special – Jeffrey Gitomer’s 21.5 Unbreakable Laws of Selling For Only $15

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Proven Actions You Must Take to Make Easier, Faster, Bigger Sales…NOW and FOREVER! There are universal laws of selling that determine whether you succeed, or don’t succeed — whether you earn enough to enjoy the lifestyle you want or struggle to make ends meet. When you align the wind with your sails, you move effortlessly across the water. When your sails are out of alignment, you flounder and go nowhere. If you align your thinking and actions with these powerful laws of selling, you will be more effective and efficient. You will encounter less friction, require less energy, and get bigger results faster.

If you’re just getting started in selling, you will find the Laws invaluable. Whether or not you learn them and follow them will make or break your career. If you’ve been in sales for a while, you will find yourself saying, “I haven’t been doing that.” “I knew that! How did forget?”

When we break the Laws we pay the price. Our sales suffer. Our bank account takes a hit. It’s an effort to get out of bed and make a sales call, to do our best work — work that is aligned with the Laws. Use Jeffrey’s Laws of Selling to recharge your enthusiasm and redirect your actions back to what really works.

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Easiest way to make a sale? Start at the top!

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shutterstock_13061617 (1)If you’ve never been to the Guggenheim Museum in New York City you’re missing an exceptional experience and an incredible lesson in sales.

When you enter this Frank Lloyd Wright designed building, you’ll be immediately amazed by the rotunda exposing the entire museum. Art is everywhere and a giant ramp wraps around six floors of art treasures.

The question is where do you start?
The answer is simple: start at the top.
Same in sales.

I first wrote about this process 21 years ago in 1993. There was no Internet. Your cell phone was in a bag or hard-wired into your car. No email. Life was simple, but getting to the CEO was hard.

I wrote about starting at the top, and gave recommendations about how to contact the CEO’s “secretary” to get the appointment.

I asked the obvious (sales) questions: Why would you walk uphill when you can walk downhill? Why would you start at the bottom when you can start at the top?

Those same questions still apply today.

Isn’t it easier to make a sale when you start with the CEO? And today there are a dozen or more different ways to get to that same CEO than there were 21 years ago.

PICTURE THIS: You walk into a crowded museum (or a crowded sales environment) and you saunter over to an un-crowded elevator. You enter an empty elevator car and push the top floor button. Boom! Easier than you thought – same in sales – AND the CEO’s office is the LEAST crowded office in the building.

THINK ABOUT THIS: If you start on the first floor, at the lowest and easiest point of entry, whoever is in charge has to call upstairs to their daddy on the 2nd floor to find out if they can do business with you.

And depending on the size and deal, the guy on the second floor may have to call his daddy on the third floor. And of course the guy on the third floor may have to call his dad on the fourth floor, and so on up the ladder.

And of course the salesperson has to climb UP the ladder instead of walking down or climbing down the ladder. Complaining all the way.

Or worse, sometimes that salesperson will send me an email saying, “The guy at the bottom won’t let me talk to his boss” and wants to know how to get around him. The easy answer is: never start with him to begin with.

REALITY: Which is more powerful: Having to claw your way up the ladder and beg for permission or beg for the sale? Or having the CEO come down and tell that guy on the first, second, or third floor who he’s going to be doing business with?

That’s the difference between bottom-up and top-down.

GREAT NEWS: Enter social media, the Internet, blogging, YouTube, and a host of other search avenues. And enter your online reputation. All of these elements will determine whether you can earn a meeting at the top, or not.

REAL WORLD SCENARIO: “Hi, My name is Jeffrey Gitomer. I’d like to schedule a brief appointment with the CEO. Would you mind Googling me while I’m on the phone to determine my worthiness, look at my accomplishments, and perhaps check on my reputation. Now the administrative assistant Googles you to see if you deserve the meeting.

In the old days YOU had to convince the admin to get a meeting. Today, the Internet does the convincing for you. Gotta love it – unless you have no social media presence, no Internet presence, no Google presence, no blog, and no reputation to speak of. Salespeople, including you, can no longer BS their way into a C-level meeting. You either earn it, or you burn it.

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