Increase Sales With What You Got

We all know there’s a lot of hype and topic-of-the-week talk when it comes to sales. As a salesperson or a business, what’s trending this week, is something we hear often.
Who cares! You can use your run-of-the-mill routine or current business tactics, BUT with a few EXTRAS and additions that work FOR you to take your sales to the next level. These tips can be useful for anybody in business, and especially sales.

Something old, Something new: Ed Catmull, President of Disney’s successful Pixar animation studios, uses a tried and true formula. Blend something you know works with something a little bit out there, or not so obvious. This tactic can be successful simply because it blends something high risk with something low risk and if you blend it well, it’s magic.

Do what you know…already: It may sound safe, but using your personal skill set or business approach to shine is always best in making sales. If your absolute strong suit is your knowledge about your product, use what you got. We’ve all seen somebody trying to pretend to be something they’re not or selling something they’re not convinced about. Find your point of confidence and run with it.

Go big: Look at the giants for inspiration. You may not want to be Amazon or Nordstrom, but they have some of the most amazing reports of excellent service that it proves worth paying attention to what they’re doing to get those reviews. First, have a way for your clients to post comments or reviews. You can learn a lot just with this and it really takes advantage of the Internet way of doing business. Feedback, feedback, feedback! Being concerned about your clients’ satisfaction is good business in itself.

Happy Business To You…

Approaching the Topic of Sales Approaches

Businesses know more than ever today, thanks to the Internet. They know what their problems are and often times the solutions as well. Then the right sales agent comes to the rescue, but is this the only way to sell? Shouldn’t you be one step ahead of your clients with your sales approach. Most businesses are learning to be- with new services, innovative products, businesses are trying to anticipate their customers’ needs before it comes to their attention. Bet you didn’t know you needed an iPad, but now you can’t imagine not using it. How about mobile access to the Internet? As consumers, we had no idea we needed these products and services and now they’re practically a necessity.

Elite sales professionals report they don’t just sell more effectively—they sell differently. Perhaps one step ahead. There’s the thought that improving one’s sales strategies boost sales, but changing the way they sell altogether is often the key to higher performance.

  • Engage customers much earlier, well before customers fully understand their own needs. Sometimes this requires finding their problems before they can define it.
  • Discover a personal outcome for the buyer as well.  People still buy based on personal decisions.
  • More creativity is needed for solutions- get creative and think of things your customer hasn’t.  This also involves knowing your product well and asking questions.

NW MAP has the tools to help you be a successful Telecommunications Agent. Contact us today:


Telecom Agents: Contest!

Who would like to go fishing? NWMAP wants to offer agents the chance to win a guided fishing trip. As an added incentive to start your new year, we’re having a drawing February 29, 2012. We’re offering every agent a chance to win a guided fishing trip of your choice! Pick any of the following locations: Tillamook, Willamette, Columbia, Deschutes, Lewis, or Cowlitz. Do you like sturgeon, salmon, steelhead, or trout? Who knows maybe you’ll catch the big one.

 How to win: Your name will be entered in the drawing for every block of $400 in new revenue you sell.

 This drawing is an opportunity for agents to set goals for 2012. We want you to see how your work pays off in more than one way. Sell a little and have a lot of fun! If you’re interested in becoming a Telecom Agent at NWMAP, it’s easy. We give you the tools you need and agent incentives as well. Contact us: