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Improve Performance, Provoke Thought, Think Critically.

You are constantly striving to improve.  You are looking for practical tips you can apply to your daily work that will impact your performance.  You are looking for advice from professionals who do the work. You want to engage with professionals who have been in your shoes.

Be the Founder that can clearly articulate the problem your company solves.

Be the Sales Professional that your customers want to work with.

Be the Learning Professional who can deliver your solution in the context of the business.

The Catalyst Sale Podcast is published weekly.  We take listener questions at @catalystsale on twitter or hello@catalystsale.com via email.

Topics discussed - B2B Sales, Sales Training, Product Market Fit, Growth, Hiring, Recruitment, Sales Process, Business Acumen, Startups, Leadership.

May 9, 2017

Objections are common in the sales process.

A number of sales training companies offer best practices in handling objections and ways to avoid objections.  Sometimes it is important to raise the objection.  

Common objections include price, influence, time, budget, competitive capabilities.  Sometimes the objection is less common.  Even worse, the objection might be silent.  

Mike & I share our approach when it comes to objection handling, how we have trained our teams to handle the objection, and the mistakes you will want to avoid.

Humanize the process, continue to provide value, and don't answer your objections with a list of information your client/prospect can pull out of the FAQs.  If someone tells you that "every objection can be overcome" they are probably selling you on some "technique", and not the process.   Roleplay and game planning should play an important role in your objection handling approach.  As we have said before (Ben Franklin) - failure to plan is a plan to fail.

Assumptions lay a quick path to Failure

If you walk away with one takeaway from this podcast - Don't make assumptions when it comes to listening to objections, or responding to those objections.

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Catalyst Sale

In every business, in every opportunity, there is someone who can help you navigate the internal challenges and close the deal.  There is a Catalyst.  We integrate process (Catalyst Sale Process), technology and people, with the purpose of accelerating revenue. Our thoughtful approach minimizes false starts that are common in emerging markets and high growth environments. We continue to evolve our practice based on customer needs and emerging technology. We care about a thinking process that enables results versus a process that tells people what to do.  

Sales is a Thinking Process.