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5.0 out of 5 stars Words of wisdom, May 13, 2008
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This review is from: The Sales Bible: The Ultimate Sales Resource, New Edition (Hardcover)
Imagine a sales trainer looking over your shoulder as you work, telling you specifically what you should be doing. He's endlessly optimistic but also incredibly driven and intense. He loves to bark out list after list of advice. He quotes himself, often.

Sound irritating? In person it would be, but as a book it works. I got my copy this afternoon, and it's already full of Post-it notes, each one marking an intriguing idea I can't wait to try.

Here's one. When you call someone and they're not there, "leave a partial message that includes your name and phone number, then pretend to get cut off in mid-sentence as you're getting to the important part of the message. Cut it off in mid-word." Some examples: "I found your..." or "Your competition said..." The person won't be able to resist calling you back.

There's no index, and the table of contents is hard to find, but those are quibbles. This book delivers on its promise: The Ultimate Sales Resource.

Here's the chapter list:

1. The Rules. The Secrets. The Fun.
2. Preparing to WOW! the Prospect
3. Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself
4. Making a Great Presentation
5. Objections, Closing and Follow-up. Getting to YES!
6. Woes and Foes
7. All Hail the King... Customer
8. Spreading the Gospel
9. Networking... Success by Association(s)
10. Prophets and Profits
11. Up Your Income!
12. Can I Get an Amen?
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Initial post: Apr 19, 2010 8:33:19 AM PDT
My goodness, if this book is full of these kind of manipulative tidbits then I suggest you run away, fast!

"Here's one. When you call someone and they're not there, "leave a partial message that includes your name and phone number, then pretend to get cut off in mid-sentence as you're getting to the important part of the message. Cut it off in mid-word." Some examples: "I found your..." or "Your competition said..." The person won't be able to resist calling you back. "

Selling is not manipulative, it's consultative and solves people's problems. If a customer ever found out you did the above you will have lost all credibility.

Bob
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