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Proposal

In a world where pipeline management is complex and time-consuming, there's Ken. Ken Guest is a sales expert who knows how to help you streamline your pipeline and close more deals. Join Ken in this informative episode where he shares his top tips for pipeline management.

Gwen's closing rate wasn't looking good; she had missed quota for three consecutive quarters. She asked her manager Eileen for a little help in figuring out what she could do to improve. Among the questions Eileen asked during their one-on-one meeting was this one: "Can I take a look at your proposals?"

I made this statement about the fact that it's not what we sell that makes us different, it's how we sell it. Although he had heard that Sandler rule before, he was taken back and asked me to repeat it several times. What he began to understand was that to differentiate ourselves in selling situations we often look at the features and benefits of what we're selling. 

If you were making a dress you’d use a pattern. If you were building a table you’d follow a set of plans. The design of a building requires blueprints. Why would you use these resources? Because it guarantees that what you expect in the end follows a proven path and it’s easy for others to follow and duplicate. 

I propose a ban on proposals! I find them to be an enormous waste of time as no one has ever in the history of sales purchased anything solely based on the proposal. We unwittingly taught all prospects that they simply have to ask and we will provide them with all the information they need in order to deal with their problem