Internal Competition

Internal competition is formed when two separate market revenue sellable solutions have simultaneous customer suitability; and you are only compensated on one of the two solutions. Good topic to address with your manager and sales operations. Also an opportunity for you to improve your value proposition statement in order to remain competitive. Keep you skills sharp at all times.

Effective Teamwork

Easier said than done, yet critical to your company’s continued success. Most folks understand “team”, but it’s the “work” that salespeople often skimp over. Work is time spent. Work with management to work on reasonable team goals that benefit all team members. Problems with team effort arise when not all members contribute equally; slippery slope but once mastered sustained acceleration is possible.

Emotional Selling

Speaking for myself, nearly all decisions I make are backed by an emotional state. It’s a good guess that your Customer’s behave in a similar way when confronted with a decision. Take note of your Customer’s emotional state – good mood, bad mood, not focused, etc. Adjust your conversation to help your Customer focus on what is important to closing the opportunity at hand.