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Sales Truths: Let Employees Lead Your Sales Meetings

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WHY IT IS TRUE: It’s Saturday morning before your doors are thrown open to the waiting crowds, and salespeople are gathered for your weekly meeting. Many of them respectfully sit there with their arms folded, because deep down in, they have heard it all before.

PLAN OF ACTION: Challenge your staff by occasionally asking one of them to conduct the Saturday morning sales meeting. Rather than springing a surprise on them late Friday afternoon, find time to sit with them midweek to discuss some of the sales skills with which they are most comfortable. Help them develop half a dozen questions they can pose during the meeting. Give them a flip chart or whiteboard so they can jot down the responses. Help them engage the group in a discussion. Let them know if they have your full support, and watch them shine at “their” Saturday sales meeting. — David Richardson

This article originally appeared in the May 2016 edition of INSTORE.

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When Zadok Master Jewelers in Houston, Texas, decided to move to a new location (they’d been in the same one for the 45 years they’d been in business), they called Wilkerson to run a moving sale. The results, says seventh-generation jeweler Jonathan Zadok, were “off the charts” in terms of traffic and sales. Why? They took Wilkerson’s advice and stuck to the company’s marketing program, which included sign twirlers — something Jonathan Zadok had never used before. He says a number of very wealthy customers came in because of them. “They said, ‘I loved your sign twirlers and here’s my credit card for $20,000.’ There’s no way we could have done that on our own,” says Zadok. “Without Wilkerson, the sale never, ever would have come close to what it did.”

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Sales Truths: Let Employees Lead Your Sales Meetings

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WHY IT IS TRUE: It’s Saturday morning before your doors are thrown open to the waiting crowds, and salespeople are gathered for your weekly meeting. Many of them respectfully sit there with their arms folded, because deep down in, they have heard it all before.

PLAN OF ACTION: Challenge your staff by occasionally asking one of them to conduct the Saturday morning sales meeting. Rather than springing a surprise on them late Friday afternoon, find time to sit with them midweek to discuss some of the sales skills with which they are most comfortable. Help them develop half a dozen questions they can pose during the meeting. Give them a flip chart or whiteboard so they can jot down the responses. Help them engage the group in a discussion. Let them know if they have your full support, and watch them shine at “their” Saturday sales meeting. — David Richardson

This article originally appeared in the May 2016 edition of INSTORE.

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SPONSORED VIDEO

Wilkerson Testimonials | Zadok Master Jewelers

Stick to the Program — And Watch Your Sales Grow

When Zadok Master Jewelers in Houston, Texas, decided to move to a new location (they’d been in the same one for the 45 years they’d been in business), they called Wilkerson to run a moving sale. The results, says seventh-generation jeweler Jonathan Zadok, were “off the charts” in terms of traffic and sales. Why? They took Wilkerson’s advice and stuck to the company’s marketing program, which included sign twirlers — something Jonathan Zadok had never used before. He says a number of very wealthy customers came in because of them. “They said, ‘I loved your sign twirlers and here’s my credit card for $20,000.’ There’s no way we could have done that on our own,” says Zadok. “Without Wilkerson, the sale never, ever would have come close to what it did.”

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