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Project BOSS Episode 6: Selling is a Process
May 2 2022
Project BOSS Episode 6: Selling is a Process
Today's theme is about the process of selling. Our guest, Rob Miles, an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, and founder of Thousand Paces, walks us through an example sales process. The Sales Process (Example: Selling Tickets at a Ballpark) Identify Customers “Two most critical determinants of sales success: Customer Identification, Maximize sales leadsCRM systems ArchticsSalesforce Connecting with customers Direct Mailers – expensive and inefficient Does not get you in front of your targetCan be easily tracked with QR codes and linksGreat if you identify a geographic targetUsually used for family or personal use – mini packages Telemarketing – Inside sales vs outside sales Dialing for dollarsCold call leads, follow up from appointmentsReconnect with old customersScripting Overcoming Objections “People don’t commit over the phone anymore; we have to get them to the ballpark”Personal SellingFace to face in person selling – most expensive usually for higher priced items Customer Interaction Quality – winning teams attract more customersQuantity – personal tickets might only purchase partial season packagesTime – they have other commitmentsCost – tickets are expensive Follow Up Its cheaper and easier to sell to existing customers than find new onesAfter the sell follow up schedule – nothing kills a deal faster than unused tickets  Follow up a couple of weeks before the event – do you have enough ticketsFollow up a day before the event – do you have all the parking passesIn seat visit – make sure everything is going okay – did you see the luxury boxes?Follow up 2 days, 2 weeks, 2 years (this was supposed to be an outline format, but the editor was not having any of it)