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We just completed our latest Business Acceleration Sales Seminar. Our dialogue was crisp and thought provoking and many came away with several good best practices to take back to their firms.

With over 29 years of aiding sales managers and sales professionals there are some new trends developing. Here is a list of best practices from the sales field that will help you immeasurably in gaining new business.

  1. Avoiding transaction to make traction. Selling today is about relationship. Good trusting relationships bind deals not selling widgets.
  2. Cold Calling is as innovative as AM Radio. The world is changing and so too are buyers. Individuals do not have time and resources available to be interrupted by total strangers. The root to the buyer comes from different paths.
  3. The key to success is differentiation. Sellers today must articulate value. Buyers research firms before the seller arrives. They know their needs what they are not clear on is the obtained value.
  4. Content is king. Those that prepare for every call and every circumstance will win. Procrastinators are left at the back door. Know what to say before you say hello.
  5. Moving right along. Great sellers move issues to the next level they think in terms of movement and action steps. Sellers are the leaders of the band not the other way around.
  6. Consistent and Relentless Referrals. The only manner to gain successful business today is constantly seeking referrals or being introduced by third parties. Remember to make at least three to four sales when selling. You are selling the initial prospective client and others in their network.
  7. Professional Presence. Selling professionals that are constantly prepared always prevail. In a world rift with casual dress and lethargy those that use the right tools, dress appropriately, engage in great conversation, articulate content on the world around them and relate to the client will always remain successful.

There are several others but for now that is base line. What might be some other best practices for the list? What are things you do to accelerate your sales success? Place a comment in the field below.

Republished with author's permission from original post.

Drew Stevens
Drew J. Stevens Ph.D. (Dr. Drew) is the author of Split Second Selling and the soon to be released Ultimate Business Bible and six other business books on sales, customer loyalty, self mastery and business development solutions. Drew helps organizations to dramatically accelerate revenue and outstrip the competition. He conducts over 4 international keynotes, seminars and workshops per year.


  1. This is very big task in life . If you can do sales then it’s means you can achieve any task in life very easily.Because in today’s era sales is the big challenge.


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