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Professional Selling, Week 4 Notes

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Professional Selling, Week 4 Notes MKT312

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Professional Selling
Dr. Jody Hirschy
Class Notes
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Date Created: 09/19/16
Chapter 1 09/01/2016 ▯ What is selling?  Selling is just one of many marketing components  Personal selling includes… o Personal communication of information o Persuasion o Helping others ▯ New definition of personal selling  The personal communications of information  To unselfishly persuade someone  To buy something (a good, service, idea…) that satisfies a customer’s need ▯ Think of your grandmother  Would you treat her in a selfish manner?  Would you sell her something just to make a sale? ▯ The Golden Rule of Personal Selling  Sales philosophy of unselfishly treating others as you would like to be treated  Reciprocity is not expected ▯ Salesperson Differences (Chart in Chapter 1 text)  Traditional Salesperson o Guided by self-interests  Professional Salesperson o Takes care of customers  Golden Rule Salesperson o Others interests is most important ▯ Everybody Sells  Each of us develops communication techniques for trying to get our way in life  You are involved in selling when you want someone to do something ▯ Step-By-Step Sales Process ▯ The Golden Rule of Personal Selling  Unselfishly treating others as you would like to be treated without expecting something in return  The Golden Rule of Selling especially applies to your relationship with competitors  Sales in your “calling” to serve o Do not think of your occupation as work o Only through service can you find fulfillment in your job and life  To serve, you need knowledge  Customers notice integrity o Your customer’s should be able to trust that you are looking out for their best interest o Personal gain is not your goal. Do not be concerned about sales goals—just your customer’s ▯ The purpose of business  Increase the general well being of humankind through the sales of goods and services ▯ Basic functions of business  Production of goods or creation of services  Marketing those goods and services ▯ What is marketing?  Marking is a process of planning: o Conception, pricing, promotion, and distribution of goods, services, and ideas o Create exchanges that satisfy individual and organizational objectives ▯ Production Concept  Companies were production oriented ▯ The selling concept  Characterized by product demonstrations and unsophisticated sales techniques ▯ The marketing concept  Emphasis is on the customer’s wants  Customer’s wants drive production  Management is profit-oriented  Planning is long-term  Stresses wants of buyers ▯ Relationship Marketing  Creation of customer loyalty  Targets a major customer that it wants to sell to now and in the future  Establishes a long-term collaborative relationship ▯ Relationship Marketing and the sales force  Personal selling builds relationships  Main functions of personal selling o Generate revenue o Provide services to satisfy customers ▯ Levels of relationship marketing  Transaction Selling – customers are sold to and not contacted again  Relationship selling – seller contacts customers after purchase to determine if they are satisfied and have future needs  Partnering – seller works continually to improve customers’ operations, sales, profit ▯ Partnering with Customers  Components o Individual excellence o Importance o Interdependence o Investment o Information o Integration o Institutionalization o Integrity ▯ Consultative Selling  Helping the customer achieve strategic short and long-term goals through the use of the seller’s goods and/or services  Consultative selling encourages a… o Highly interactive dialogue between a salesperson and a customer o Balanced exchange of information ▯ Levels Of Moral Development  Principled o Lives by own code o “What is the right thing to do?”  Conventional o Upholds legal laws o “What am I legally required to do?”  Pre-Conventional o Acts in own best interest o “What can I get away with?”  Personal Selling – unselfish  Think of selling to your Grandmother  Golden Rule of Personal Selling – treating others as you would like to be treated  Traditional Sales People  Do what they think they can get away with  Guided by self-interests  Attribute results to personal efforts  Seek recognition for efforts  Sharing information is not important  Pride and ego driven  Money is life’s main motivator  Professional Sales People  Do what they are legally required to do  Take care of customers  Attribute results to personal efforts, employer, customers, economy  Enjoy recognition  May share if it suits their purpose  Pride and ego driven  Money is important, but not to the customer’s detriment  Golden Rule Sales People  Do the right thing  Find others interests most important  Attribute results to others  Feel that an individual’s performance is due to others  Not motivated by pride and ego  Service is most important  Money is to be shared  Why choose a sales career  The opportunity to provide service to others  The wide variety of sales jobs available  The freedom of being on your own  The challenge of selling  The opportunity for advancement in a company  The rewards from a sales career  Three different types of sales positions  Retail o In-store o Direct seller who sells face-to-face away from a fixed store location o Telephone sales person  Wholesale  Manufacturer’s sales representative ▯ Tree of Business life: Benefits  Guided by the Golden Rule ▯ Psychological influences on Buying  Humans are motivated by: o Needs o Wants  What are some of the needs and wants in your life? ▯ A FABulous approach to Buyer Need Satisfaction  Stressing benefits = powerful selling technique  FAB selling technique emphasizes benefits o Feature o Advantage  A performance advantage  How a product can be used  How a product will help a buyer  Ex  High quality  Fastest-selling  Prints both sides o Benefit – Result of an advantage  Interested in what product will do for them  Examples  Increases sales by 10%  Saves time ▯ People Buy Benefits  Notice national television commercials o They stress benefits o Advertisers know this helps sell the product  Stressing benefits in the sales presentation answers the prospect’s question  “What’s in it for me?” ▯ Using the FAB sequence  Standardized FAB sequence o “The….(feature)… means you… (advantage)… with the real benefit to you being…. (benefit).” ▯


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