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Selling Is To Focus On Possibilities For All

Former salespeople who can claim top-of-the-chart success typically agree that selling is to focus on possibilities for all. The ‘for all’ refers to prospective and current clientele. In the entrepreneurial world, the mindset is to work toward a collaborative effort that benefits everyone within reach. The idea may seem beyond possible, but with proper planning and a collaborative effort with those sharing similar values and ideals, it is all possible, plus more than initially envisioned.

My Story

A gentleman conveyed earlier today that he wonders why many salespeople need to grasp the idea of a win for all or working toward possibilities for all. We agree that when people box themselves in a superior corner of the world, little contact, few connections, and far fewer sales will materialize.

We agree that the sale is never about the representative; instead, it is about the prospective client. Sadly, only a few realize this and will focus on making the sale. Sales training must include our reality that deals increase upon developing the relationship first to discover similarities and how to connect best. Sharing experiences is a connection methodology that typically increases trust, credibility, and the willingness to listen further.

Most of all, the intended client needs to witness the salesperson omitting cutthroat tactics to earn business but instead striving to understand the perspective of others up front. Only then can a bridge be built between all parties in the conversation. When we seriously consider possibilities for all, we open the floodgates for business ideas for all. Ultimately everyone comes out feeling as if they have won. Accordingly, we refer to the outcome as a win-win when a conversation occurs between two people.

Sales Story Example

Some things never change, and one item is being respectful of all. Today’s conversation brings the story to mind. My first sales job required selling an unknown copier brand against the biggest and best. Many attempts to speak to someone in charge of the company equipment went nowhere. So I carved out time to visit the people in the warehouse repairing their equipment. I was the first sales representative to give those people the time of day, let alone be friendly, and hear their stories about working for the company.

The result was my earning the business of the entire campus, a Fortune 500 company, due to the one visit and a follow-up conversation with a seemingly lower-level manager. My story illustrates that we must eliminate the notion that low-level and high-level people exist at companies. Respect builds trust, loyalty, and the business we desire when focusing on possibilities for all.


More than ever, it is necessary for entrepreneurs to be inviting, engaging, and open in their conversations. Doing so allows for more in-depth discussions, collaborative thought to appear, and introductions to follow. The entrepreneurial style for business creates a larger playing field to offer more wins for all those involved. It’s an excellent example for salespeople to consider seriously.

Your Story

Frustration encompasses the sales cycle due to the number of calls, contacts, and in-person meetings necessary to enable one sale. Toning down the urgency in your voice and respecting each ‘no’ as it arrives is the beginning of a more successful process. For example, by asking if the ‘no’ is forever or whether a better time will work down the road, you are far more likely to hear a ‘yes!’ Scheduling the appointment and following up the day before to inquire whether the date is still good will bring surprise to the other person’s voice and typically, agreement to meet.

Startups typically begin with one person formulating their idea. But future growth depends upon teamwork to build the company’s presence. Moving forward, successful companies entertain the thoughts of anyone who wants theirs up for serious consideration. Apple and Google are excellent examples of companies that welcome ideas from employees, and the results are evident. Moving forward, consider improvements you may make during conversations with clientele and the follow-up steps that may be missing, but that can add to further business potential.

In Conclusion: Selling Is To Focus On Possibilities For All

Adjusting our approach is a necessity and ongoing as times change. The one constant is that people want your respect and for you to demonstrate such by listening, asking questions, and following up with more when necessary. Most of all, they need to see you following up on promises in the timeline you say you will do upfront.

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Sales Tips: Selling Is To Focus On Possibilities For All

  1. Eliminate the notion of achieving sales numbers during a client meeting; instead, focus on possibilities for all.
  2. Allow the other people in the conversation at least 60% of the time to talk as you listen.
  3. Request explanations for any word or statement you need help understanding.
  4. Explain that your questions enable you to serve your clientele to the best of your ability.
  5. Upon hearing something not doable, explain why you cannot proceed with it and inquire if that will be a show stopper.
  6. Honesty typically encourages further conversation to embolden the initial offer.
  7. Sometimes it is necessary to explain what you can and cannot do to ask permission to continue.
  8. A give-and-take dialogue allows you to focus on possibilities for all.
  9. By the end of the meeting, ask the prospective client to prioritize their goals and the timeframe they have in mind.
  10. Celebrate Success!

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