The Most Important Moment in Sales

When you walk into a meeting with a new client, a useful metric for sustaining a meaningful dialog is five questions: five questions that occurred to you as you were researching your client; five questions that are conversation starters; five questions that can’t be answered with a yes or a no. […]

We live in the age of ‘Personal Branding’ where (everything) is about selling, whether it’s a new idea, product, service, or our talents. We’re selling all the time whether or not our official job title has ‘sales’ in it. Never Be Closing is the master class we all need to excel in this most fundamental, yet truly powerful skill.
   --Rosemarie Lanard, Vice President, Employee Engagement, McGraw Hill Financial