Sales

Soundview Executive Book Summaries® publishes summaries of the best business books of the year on sales issues including sales management, sales techniques, selling strategies, consultative selling, negotiation, sales presentations and more. Become a rainmaking seller with the sales techniques in these summaries.

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    Rainmaking Conversations

    by John E. Doerr, Mike Schultz
    Item #: 3324
    Conversations make or break everything in sales. Every conversation you have is an opportunity to find new prospects, win new customers, and increase sales. Rainmaking Conversations provides a proven system for leading masterful conversations that fill the pipeline, secure new deals, and maximize the potential of your account. Rainmaking Conversations offers a research-based, field-tested, practical selling approach that will help you master the art of the sales conversation.
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    SNAP Selling

    by Jill Konrath
    Item #: 3227
    In SNAP Selling, Jill Konrath alerts us to the fact that we are on the edge of a new age in selling — it’s no longer a numbers game. Today, you actually will be more successful if you make fewer calls, meetings and presentations. Konrath offers four SNAP rules to win more sales, and she teaches us that sales is an outcome not a goal.
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    A Seat at the Table

    by Marc Miller
    Item #: 3203
    Bestselling author Marc Miller delivers a new, critical tool for connecting with decision makers to make more and bigger sales. He offers a new sales approach designed to help salespeople earn A Seat at the Table – the place reserved for those select people who set the direction and the budget of an enterprise.
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    Making the Number

    by Aaron Bartels, Greg Alexander, Mike Drapeau
    Item #: 3105
    Comparing a sales force to those of relevant peers leads to many opportunities to improve performance. Making the Number will show you and your sales team how to crush the competition. The authors take readers through their five-step methodology, showing how to select metrics; gather, compute, and compare external and internal data; and then actually use the data. Whether you’re a sales rep, a manager, or a CEO, this book will show you a better way to make your number.
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    The Perfect Salesforce

    by Derek Gatehouse
    Item #: 3007
    Despite billions spent every year on personality profiling, sales training, motivation experts, coaches and incentives, there’s never been a proven formula for building a sales force of top performers. Author Derek Gatehouse argues that sales is about people, not a process. The Perfect SalesForce is a return to people –– different types of people who excel naturally in different types of sales jobs.
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    The Ultimate Sales Machine

    by Chet Holmes
    Item #: 2928
    In the cut throat sales world a number of managers leap from one strategic trend to the next, becoming bogged down during the process instead of rising to the top. According to Chet Holmes –– known as “America’s greatest business growth expert” –– that doesn’t have to be the case if you take the time and focus. Holmes provides 12 key strategies to turn any business into what he deems “the ultimate sales machine.”
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    Exceptional Selling

    by Jeff Thull
    Item #: 2908
    You may have the world’s greatest solution, but if you can’t communicate with relevancy, develop credibility and respect, and build clarity for your customers, your potential will be severely constrained. Leading-edge strategist Jeff Thull shows readers how to create a different kind of relationship with the customer and use powerful diagnostic principles to reframe the typical sales conversation.
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    The Giants of Sales

    by Tom Sant
    Item #: 2818
    Sales theories come and sales theories go, but nothing beats learning from the original masters. The Giants of Sales introduces readers to the techniques developed by four legendary sales giants – Dale Carnegie, John Patterson, Elmer Wheeler and Joe Girard – and offers concrete examples of how they still work in the 21st century.
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    Bag the Elephant!

    by Steve Kaplan
    Item #: 2807
    If you are the owner of a small or medium-sized business, Bag the Elephant! will show you how to find the big company (or “Elephant”) that is right for your business and business needs, navigate your way through huge companies, identify and secure internal champions, build strong alliances, and position your selling approach for maximum effectiveness. Are you afraid that your company’s culture won’t be a good match for an Elephant’s culture? Business expert Steve Kaplan explains how to align the
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