Heavy Hitter I.T. Sales Strategy is a comprehensive guide for penetrating new accounts, differentiating your solution during the sales cycle, and winning highly competitive accounts. It is based on extensive research and interviews with more than 1,000 key information technology decision makers, top technology salespeople, and vice presidents of sales. The book provides state of the art technology sales strategies and advanced tactics for senior salespeople who want to learn the secrets of top performers.
Technology Sales Organization Strategy: Key Trends and Performance Metrics
Advanced Sales Cycle Strategy: Control the Complex Technology Sale
Sales Call Strategy: Strategically Structure Meetings to Differentiate Yourself in Face-to-face Customer Meetings
New Account Penetration Strategy: Language-based Tactics to Secure Initial Customer Meetings
Personal Communication Strategy: How to Say the Right Words at the Right Time to Convince Customers to Buy
Easy-to-read Format: Extensive Examples, Illustrations, and Practical Case Studies
Readers will find advice on how to win over C-level I.T. executives and senior business leaders across the organization. Discover how I.T. organizational structure impacts company decision making. Determine how to gain strategic account control based upon the people, process, and politics of selling to complex businesses. Learn to conduct persuasive sales calls using sales linguistics, the study of how the customer's mind uses and interprets language.
The best salespeople are those "Heavy Hitters" who are able to use human nature, language, and intuition to build trusting relationships with customers and persuade them to buy. Based on his proven and effective sales program, author Steve Martin's Heavy Hitter Selling explains how you too can achieve and maintain that high level of sales success. Using real-world case studies, examples, and exercises, Martin provides the psychological, physical, and language-based tactics you need to turn yourself into a Heavy Hitter.
Inside, you'll find proven guidance and expert tips on:Understanding how people think and communicate Finding the right words at the right time Predicting a customer's behavior and influencing his thoughts Building customer rapport and understanding their motivations Persuading both the customer's rational mind and his emotional subconscious side
"Like other sales books published recently, this one stresses the importance of human behavior. But unlike the others, it puts an emphasis on language. Salespeople could well benefit by exploring scientific models of language. Practical exercises make the book useful for everyone."
—Harvard Business School Review
"This well-written, insightful book will give you ideas and strategies you can use to influence and persuade customers in any market."
—Brian Tracy, author, Million Dollar Habits
"Traditional selling focuses on product, price, and competition and misses the most important reason people buy-people and emotion. Heavy Hitter Selling offers a different perspective that is valuable in understanding how to win."
—Jay Fulcher, President and COO, Agile Software
"Heavy Hitter Selling is different-[a book that] will help you make lots of money."
—Gerald D. Cohen, CEO, Information Builders, Inc.
"Steve Martin takes a much-needed look at how successful executives read verbal and nonverbal messages, which allows them to quickly understand the subtext of their customers' minds. The best part is that the author shares effective strategies that put more fun into selling and more money into salespeople's pockets."
—Gerhard Gschwandtner Founder and Publisher, Selling Power magazine
"Steve Martin's interesting examination of great leaders in history and the parallels he draws between waging a war and waging a sales campaign should be required reading for enterprise salespeople."
—Jay Fulcher, Chief Executive Officer, Agile Software
"This powerful book provides real-world strategies you can use to increase sales immediately!"
—Brian Tracy, President, Brian Tracy International, author, Getting Rich Your Own Way
"Heavy Hitter Sales Wisdom goes beyond the traditional description of sales cycles to the heart of selling. It's about the emotional connection with the customer, but also the attack and destruction of the competition."
—Olivier Helleboid, Vice President, Software Operations, Hewlett-Packard
"Heavy Hitter Sales Wisdom provides field sales generals and sales soldiers with tons of strategy, persuasion techniques, and common-sense approaches to winning the hearts and minds of prospects. This book will add new weapons to your arsenal."
—Tim Kelliher, Senior Vice President, Sales, DHL Global Mail