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.

  • Image of Emotional Intelligence for Sales Success
    Image of Emotional Intelligence for Sales Success

    Connect with Customers and Get Results

    by Colleen Stanley

    In "Emotional Intelligence for Sales Success," sales trainer and expert Colleen Stanley shows how closely EI is tied to sales performance and how salespeople can sharpen their skills to maximize results.

    View Details

  • Image of The Machine
    Image of The Machine

    A Radical Approach to the Design of the Sales Function

    by Justin Roff-Marsh

    Sales management radical Justin Roff-Marsh presents a nontraditional sales approach that incorporates the division of labor, in which sales responsibility shifts from autonomous agents to a centrally coordinated team to build more efficient sales functions.

    View Details

  • Image of The Challenger Sale
    Image of The Challenger Sale

    Taking Control of the Customer Conversation

    by Brent Adamson, Matthew Dixon

    Based on a study of thousands of sales reps across multiple industries and geographies, The Challenger Sale argues that classic relationship building is a losing approach, especially when it comes to selling complex, large-scale business-to-business solutions. The authors' study found that every sales rep in the world falls into one of five distinct profiles, and while all of these types of reps can deliver average sales performance, but only one-the Challenger- delivers consistently.

    View Details

  • Image of Sell Yourself First
    Image of Sell Yourself First

    The Most Critical Element in Every Sales Effort

    by Thomas A. Freese

    According to Thomas Freese, whose Question-Based Selling system has been adopted and implemented by thousands of salespeople in companies all over the world, YOU are the biggest differentiator between you and your competitors. In Sell Yourself First, he shows how to leverage personal assets to win the confidence of customers by displaying a host of intangible attributes, such as credibility, competence, confidence, integrity, creativity, attitude, and thought leadership.

    View Details

  • Image of B2B Street Fighting
    Image of B2B Street Fighting

    Three Counterpunches to Change the Negotiation Conversation

    by Brian Dietmeyer

    Based on six years of research and 15 years of practical application and consulting on over 20,000 B2B negotiations in nearly 50 countries, B2B Street Fighting will redefine how you think about negotiation. B2B Street Fighting by Brian J. Dietmeyer shows you how to change the negotiation conversation from the price of your products and services to the value of your solutions, and build value for you and your customers in every deal.

    View Details

  • Image of The Innovative Sale
    Image of The Innovative Sale

    Unleash Your Creativity for Better Customer Solutions and Extraordinary Results

    by Mark Donnolo

    Sales and creativity expert Mark Donnolo details six Innovative Sale principles –– pattern, variety, unity, contrast, movement and harmony –– that can be used to create better value propositions and assess your team’s Creative Quotient for Sales. This guide will help you incorporate creativity into your sales practices and better understand your customers.

    View Details

  • Image of Rainmaking Conversations
    Image of Rainmaking Conversations

    Influence, Persuade, and Sell in Any Situation

    by John E. Doerr, Mike Schultz

    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.

    View Details

  • Image of SNAP Selling
    Image of SNAP Selling

    Speed Up Sales and Win More Business with Today's Frazzled Customers

    by Jill Konrath

    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.

    View Details

  • Image of A Seat at the Table
    Image of A Seat at the Table

    How Top Salespeople Connect and Drive Decisions at the Executive Level

    by Marc Miller

    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.

    View Details

Recently Viewed Categories