We took to Twitter to ask what keys various experts may have on giving effective sales presentations. Check out the responses below and click on their name to go to their twitter profile.
1. Make it a discussion
@CustomShow Try not to present. Make it a discussion instead. Get the client to take ownership of a joint solution.
— Ian Brodie (@ianbrodie) May 7, 2014
2. Focus on the customer
3. Structure your presentation
4. Understand the buyers needs
@CustomShow understand your buyer and present ways to help them – don’t ramble on and on about you and your company. Or product features.
— Lori Richardson (@scoremoresales) May 7, 2014
5. Read this book
— Mike Kunkle (@Mike_Kunkle) May 7, 2014
6. Use pauses for emphasis
7. Take the time to understand the situation fully
8. Make it a dialog
@customshow 2) just because it’s a presentation, there’s no law that it must be 1-way communication. Turn it into a dialogue
— Mike Weinberg (@mike_weinberg) May 6, 2014
9. Increase engagement by making your presentation educational, motivational and fun.
@CustomShow A good presentation is educational, motivational and fun. When you have those 3 ingredients, people will engage with you.
— Tom Hopkins (@TomHopkinsSales) May 5, 2014
10. Ask questions
11. Use eye-contact and be clear
12. Focus on what is important to the client
@CustomShow Uncover your client’s hot button and their criteria before you start presenting. Ask questions about what is important to them.
— Alen Mayer, CSP (@mayeralen) May 5, 2014
13. Encourage audience participation
@CustomShow Follow the 2 minute rule Every 2 mins make it interactive by asking a question or having the audience the audience get involved
— Paul Castain (@paulcastain) May 5, 2014
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