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Sales Truths: Don’t Get Caught Up in Bad News




Don’t get caught up in the bad news.

You can’t pick up a magazine or news-paper today without reading negative forecasts for consumer spending. This seems to be the topic of conversation everywhere we go, and it is very easy to get caught up in all this bad news. It is a lot easier to talk about all the bad stuff, when in fact you should be thinking and speaking more positively.



Your staff is in the middle of this conflict, worrying about their jobs, their future and their security. Now is the time to focus strictly on selling by scheduling weekly sales meetings — 30 minutes in length, focusing on specific topics, to include add-on sales, customer buying signals, closing techniques, TOs, overcoming objections, etc. Every customer represents a sales opportunity. Just because the last three customers were "just looking" doesn’t mean that the next one will be doing the same. This is about their future, as well as yours.



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Wilkerson Helped This Jeweler to Navigate His Retirement Sale Despite a Pandemic

Hosting a going-out-of-business sale when the coronavirus pandemic hit wasn’t a part of Bob Smith’s game plan for his retirement. Smith, the owner of E.M. Smith Jewelers in Chillicothe, Ohio, says the governor closed the state mid-way through. But Smith chose Wilkerson, and Wilkerson handled it like a champ, says Smith. And when it was time for the state to reopen, the sale continued like nothing had ever happened. “I’d recommend Wilkerson,” he says. “They do business the way we do business.”

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