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Salespeople Don’t Lie

Salespeople Don’t Lie

First Edition

May 2018 | 204 pages | SAGE Response

Sales malpractice accounts for huge losses in businesses worldwide. The way to bring attention to this malaise is to ensure that salespeople worldwide understand the damage this malpractice causes. This book is a mission to spread the word on how sales can be a profession that does good for customers and adds value to their lives. A salesperson can be someone who does good for the society and to every individual who needs help in making the right decision about a product they wish to purchase.

One of the basic tenets of a sales team that meets customers face-to-face is that sales grow as the relationship grows between the customer and the salesperson. Trust is the principal ingredient that keeps relationships going. When a salesperson lies, it is an assault on the very core of the relationship. Truth and transparency while hard to choose, is less painful in the long run. The book advocates using a professional sales system that facilitates sales successes in an easy and legitimate way. A robust sales system not only helps in achieving sales targets but has an overall impact on the motivation of the sales team, thereby curtailing attrition.

When you don’t fear sales, you never have to lie.

How did Salespeople Come to be?
The Door-to-Door Salesperson
The Used Car Salesperson
Sell Like Hell
The Dowry Totem Pole
Ours Not to Reason Why
Pirates of Sales: The Story of Medical Reps
More Pirates of Sales: Dumping Sales
Even More Pirates of Sales
Still More Pirates of Sales
The Heroes of Sales
Why Do Salespeople Lie?
To Be a Professional Salesperson
Who Teaches Whom to Sell?
The Sins of Our Forefathers
Understanding the Nature of a Sale
Sales is Relationship at Work
The Lonely Salesperson
Company Maketh the Man
The Devil Made Me Do It
When All Hell Breaks Loose
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Either You Don’t Know, or You Are Lying
Tainted by the Company One Keeps
Sales Malpractice
A Sales System, Really?
The Power of Discipline
What’s Worth Doing Is Worth Doing Well
Freedom from Avoidable Worry
Motivation: A Bath Needed Daily
Principles of Professional Selling
Sales Teams and Unique Contributions
Know What to Pitch
Breaking Trust
Dr No
The Joy of Professional Selling
Balcony View of Sales
Evolving Into a Sales Professional
Being in the Customer’s Shoes
The Salesperson as a Servant
Handling Objection and Irate Customers
Always Diagnose Before You Prescribe
Meeting the Purchaser’s Needs
Sales Functional Needs and Personal Aspirations
Pitching It for Impact
The Professional Salesperson
Develop Your Team
Creating a Resident Faculty
Too Proud to Lie

How salesman be a profession that dies good for customers and adds value to their lives.

BUSINESS LINE, 25 Jun 2018

“Clever writing…in a humorous and conversational tone.”

The Telegraph

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ISBN: 9789352807123