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    • 1 Overview of Selling©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be scanned, copied orduplicated, or posted to a publicly accessible website, in whole or in part.
    • Learning Objectives 1 L 1 Define personal selling and describe its unique characteristics as a marketing communications tool. L 2 Distinguish between transaction-focused traditional selling and trust-based relationship selling, with the latter focusing on customer value and sales dialogue. L 3 Understand sales professionalism as a key driver in the continued evolution of personal selling.©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be scanned, copied or duplicated, or posted to a publicly accessible website, in whole or in part.
    • Learning Objectives 1 L 4 Explain the contributions of personal selling to society, business firms, and customers. L 5 Discuss five alternative approaches to selling. L 6 Understand the sales process as a series of interrelated steps. L 7 Describe several aspects of sales careers, types of selling jobs, and the key qualifications needed for sales success.©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be scanned, copied or duplicated, or posted to a publicly accessible website, in whole or in part.
    • Personal Selling – Defined 1 An important part of marketing that relies heavily on interpersonal interactions between buyers and sellers to initiate, develop, and enhance customer relationships.©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be scanned, copied or duplicated, or posted to a publicly accessible website, in whole or in part.
    • Trust-Based Relationship Selling 1 Requires that salespeople:©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be scanned, copied or duplicated, or posted to a publicly accessible website, in whole or in part.
    • Customer Value 1 The customer’s perception of what they get for what they have to give up.©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be scanned, copied or duplicated, or posted to a publicly accessible website, in whole or in part.
    • Assessing the Value of the Salesperson 1 • Does the salesperson do a good job in helping me? • Is the salesperson dependable? • Does the salesperson help me achieve my strategic priorities?©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be scanned, copied or duplicated, or posted to a publicly accessible website, in whole or in part.
    • Assessing the Value of the Salesperson 1 • Is the salesperson’s company easy to work with, i.e., hassle-free? • Does the salesperson enlist others in his or her organization when needed to create value for me? • Does the sales representative understand my business and my industry?©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be scanned, copied or duplicated, or posted to a publicly accessible website, in whole or in part.
    • Sales Dialogue 1 Business conversation between buyers & sellers that occur as salespeople attempt to initiate, develop, & enhance customer relationships.©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be scanned, copied or duplicated, or posted to a publicly accessible website, in whole or in part.
    • Purpose of Sales Dialogue 1 Allows for more thorough qualifying. Clarify the prospect’s situation and buying process. Helps determine prospective customer’s unique needs.©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be scanned, copied or duplicated, or posted to a publicly accessible website, in whole or in part.
    • Purpose of Sales Dialogue 1 Determine the prospect’s strategic priorities Communicate ability to create and deliver customer value. Negotiate and earn commitment.©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be scanned, copied or duplicated, or posted to a publicly accessible website, in whole or in part.
    • Purpose of Sales Dialogue 1 Communicate additional opportunities to increase value. Assess sales organization & salesperson performance. Continuously improve customer value.©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be scanned, copied or duplicated, or posted to a publicly accessible website, in whole or in part.
    • Transaction-Focused Selling vs. Trust-Based Relationship Selling 1©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be scanned, copied or duplicated, or posted to a publicly accessible website, in whole or in part.
    • Transaction-Focused Selling vs. Trust-Based Relationship Selling 1©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be scanned, copied or duplicated, or posted to a publicly accessible website, in whole or in part.
    • Evolution of Personal Selling – What is a “Profession” 1©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be scanned, copied or duplicated, or posted to a publicly accessible website, in whole or in part.
    • Sales Professionalism 1 A customer-oriented approach that uses truthful, non-manipulative tactics to satisfy the long-term needs of both the customer and the selling firm.©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be scanned, copied or duplicated, or posted to a publicly accessible website, in whole or in part.
    • Contributions of Personal Selling: Salespeople and Society 1 • Salespeople help stimulate the economy. Nothing happens until • Salespeople help with somebody sells something! the diffusion of innovation.©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be scanned, copied or duplicated, or posted to a publicly accessible website, in whole or in part.
    • Contributions of Personal Selling: Salespeople and the Employing Firm 1 • Salespeople generate revenue. • Salespeople provide market research and customer feedback. • Salespeople become future leaders in the organization.©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be scanned, copied or duplicated, or posted to a publicly accessible website, in whole or in part.
    • Contributions of Personal Selling: Salespeople and the Customer 1 • Salespeople provide solutions to problems. • Salespeople provide expertise and serve as information resources. • Salespeople serve as advocates for the customer when dealing with the selling organization.©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be scanned, copied or duplicated, or posted to a publicly accessible website, in whole or in part.
    • Ethical Dilemma 1©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be scanned, copied or duplicated, or posted to a publicly accessible website, in whole or in part.
    • Alternative Personal Selling Approaches 1 • Stimulus Response Selling • Mental States Selling Adaptive Selling: the ability of a • Need Satisfaction Selling salesperson to alter his/her sales messages • Problem Solving Selling and behaviors during a sales presentation or as • Consultative Selling they encounter different sales situations and different customers.©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be scanned, copied or duplicated, or posted to a publicly accessible website, in whole or in part.
    • Stimulus Response Selling 1 An approach to selling where the key idea is that various stimuli can elicit predictable responses from customers. Salespeople furnish the stimuli from a repertoire of words and actions designed to produced the desired response.©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be scanned, copied or duplicated, or posted to a publicly accessible website, in whole or in part.
    • Stimulus Response Selling 1 Simple in design; assumes conditioned response improves likelihood of success; a risky and unreliable strategy.©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be scanned, copied or duplicated, or posted to a publicly accessible website, in whole or in part.
    • Continued Affirmation Selling 1 An example of stimulus response selling in which a series of questions or statements furnished by the salesperson is designed to condition the prospective buyer to answering “yes” time after time, until, it is hoped, he or she will be inclined to say “yes” to the entire sales proposition.©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be scanned, copied or duplicated, or posted to a publicly accessible website, in whole or in part.
    • Mental States Selling 1 Assumes the buying process for most buyers is essentially identical and that buyers can be led through certain mental states, or steps, in the buying process.©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be scanned, copied or duplicated, or posted to a publicly accessible website, in whole or in part.
    • Mental States Selling 1 Assumes buyer can be led through mental states; promotes one-way communication; a risky and unreliable strategy.©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be scanned, copied or duplicated, or posted to a publicly accessible website, in whole or in part.
    • Need Satisfaction Selling 1 Based on the notion that the customer is buying to satisfy a particular need or set of needs. The salesperson is more dependent upon questioning and listening to uncover the buyer’s needs.©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be scanned, copied or duplicated, or posted to a publicly accessible website, in whole or in part.
    • Need Satisfaction Selling 1 Interact with buyer to determine existing needs; present solutions to needs; solutions limited to seller’s products.©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be scanned, copied or duplicated, or posted to a publicly accessible website, in whole or in part.
    • Problem Solving Selling 1 An extension of need satisfaction selling that goes beyond identifying needs to developing alternative solutions for satisfying these needs©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be scanned, copied or duplicated, or posted to a publicly accessible website, in whole or in part.
    • Problem Solving Selling 1 Interact with buyer to determine existing and potential needs; present multiple solutions not limited to seller’s products.©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be scanned, copied or duplicated, or posted to a publicly accessible website, in whole or in part.
    • Ethical Dilemma 1©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be scanned, copied or duplicated, or posted to a publicly accessible website, in whole or in part.
    • Consultative Selling 1 The process of helping Long-Term customers reach their Ally strategic goals by using the products, Business services, and Consultant expertise of the Strategic Orchestrator selling organization.©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be scanned, copied or duplicated, or posted to a publicly accessible website, in whole or in part.
    • The Sales Process - Overview 1©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be scanned, copied or duplicated, or posted to a publicly accessible website, in whole or in part.
    • Characteristics of Sales Careers 1 • Occupational Outlook • Advancement Opportunities • Immediate Feedback • Job Variety • Independence • Compensation©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be scanned, copied or duplicated, or posted to a publicly accessible website, in whole or in part.
    • Occupational Outlook 1©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be scanned, copied or duplicated, or posted to a publicly accessible website, in whole or in part.
    • Advancement Opportunities 1 Successful salespeople display some of the key attributes necessary for success in executive positions, including: • Good communicators (including persuasive communication) • Self Confident • Motivated • Determined • Sound judgment©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be scanned, copied or duplicated, or posted to a publicly accessible website, in whole or in part.
    • Immediate Feedback 1 Constant feedback on their job performance from: • Analysis of results • Sales managers • Customers Immediate feedback from customers is beneficial because it allows the salesperson to adjust the message as needed during the communication process.©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be scanned, copied or duplicated, or posted to a publicly accessible website, in whole or in part.
    • Job Variety and Independence 1 Professional selling is rarely the same from day-to- day. The word “routine” doesn’t apply. Usually, salespeople are accountable for attaining certain goals…how they get there is up to them. There is no “time-clock” and no taskmaster.©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be scanned, copied or duplicated, or posted to a publicly accessible website, in whole or in part.
    • Compensation 1 Good salespeople usually earn an income well above the national average. Many salespeople earn six figure incomes (or higher). Income is most often tied directly to performance.©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be scanned, copied or duplicated, or posted to a publicly accessible website, in whole or in part.
    • Common Types of Sales Positions 1©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be scanned, copied or duplicated, or posted to a publicly accessible website, in whole or in part.
    • Other Types of Sales Positions 1 • Inside Sales • Direct-to-Consumer Sales • Combination Sales Jobs©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be scanned, copied or duplicated, or posted to a publicly accessible website, in whole or in part.
    • Characteristics of Successful Salespeople 1 • Active Listening • Strategic • Service Orientation • Dependable • Strong Oral and Written • Motivated Communication Skills • Integrity • Problem Solving • Initiative • Logical • Adaptable©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be scanned, copied or duplicated, or posted to a publicly accessible website, in whole or in part.