The Sales Challenge

As a 30 year sales veteran, Bill has the perspective of a been-there, done-that sales rep in the commercial print arena. Following sales fundamentals and giving unapologetically "old school" advice, he writes and speaks in an entertaining fashion to make his points to sales people and owners who sell. "Bill Farquharson will drive your sales momentum."

Back in the day, cell phone usage was rare, private, and extensive. Your number was a secret that was given out only when you didn’t mind spending just under two dollars per minute regardless of whether you were making or receiving a call. And phoning a prospect from the road? Forgetaboutit! This is one of those old sales habits that Bill Farquharson just can’t get himself to break.

Is it better, as Michelangelo suggests, to set high prospecting goals that you fall short of or low goals that you achieve? Bill Farquharson cannot paint, sculpt, or write poetry. But he does know when to apply this thinking and when to defy it. Read more in this week’s blog.

"A sales rep and his boss walk into a sales call and the boss turns and says..." sounds like the start of a bad joke. And it can be unless the sales rep put some thought and direction into what is about to happen. Find out more in this week’s blog by Bill Farquharson.

Imagine giving a client a price AFTER the job ships and having them balk. What do you do? Well, what PI Blogger Bill Farquharson did is a story that taught him a valuable lesson, gave him a great memory, and is the subject of this week’s blog.

Back in the day, a framed sign hung in the lobby of a book printer in Baltimore. It’s words embodied the thinking of a different era. In this week’s blog by Bill Farquharson, a message from the past is renewed and a sales lesson worth repeating gets repeated.

Now that Spring has sprung, let’s clear the way for some sales growth by whipping out the leaf blower and making room for the seeds of growth to emerge. Bill Farquharson explains a process for spring cleaning your sales life in this week’s blog.

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