Upcoming Workshops in January 2018

There are 2 workshops on High Probability Selling that are scheduled for January 2018.

Chapter 12 Explained.  1 Session, $95.  Thu 18 January 2018 at 1pm.

This is a review and explanation of each of the steps in the High Probability Selling process, with answers to participant’s questions.  It is recommended for people who have read the book at least once, and who want to know more about the process before deciding to go further.

The price is $95 per person.  This covers 1 session, 1 or 2 hours long, plus a recording of the session.  Conducted by telephone (teleconference, real-time interactive), with questions and answers.  Led by Carl Ingalls.

For more details, questions, or to purchase, please see www.HighProbSell.com/workshops/chapt12/

 

High Probability Mindset Discovery Workshop.  3 Sessions, $255.  Starts Tue 16 January 2018 at 10am.  Continues 23 and 30 Jan, same time.

The mindset of High Probability Selling includes things like attitudes, feelings, beliefs, habits, concepts, principles, guidelines, and language.  Recommended for people who are just beginning with HPS and also for those who have had some training.

The price is $255 per person.  This covers 3 session, 2 hours each, plus recordings of the sessions, and exercises to do between sessions.  Conducted by telephone (teleconference, real-time interactive), with questions and answers.  Led by Paul Bunn and Carl Ingalls.

For more information, questions, or if you want to apply for this workshop, please visit our webpage at www.HighProbSell.com/workshops/mindset/

All prices are USD.  All times are USA Eastern Time (same as New York City).

 

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Upcoming Workshops in January 2018

New Workshop: High Probability Mindset Discovery

This is new material, never offered in a workshop before.  The focus is on the mental side of High Probability Selling (HPS).  Things like attitudes, beliefs, habits, concepts, principles, guidelines, and language.  We call this the mindset of High Probability Selling.

We recommend this course for people who are just beginning with HPS (and have read the book at least once) and also for those who have had some training.

The course is presented by Paul Bunn and Carl Ingalls.  It consists of 3 sessions, each about two hours long, and spaced one week apart.  Sessions are conducted by teleconference, and are live interactive conversations.  We record each session and make the recordings available to the participants.

We interview each applicant by telephone before accepting them as a student.

Price:  $255 USD per person.  We accept PayPal and most major credit cards around the world.

Dates:  Three consecutive Tuesdays.  The first session is Tue 21 Nov 2017.  The second and third sessions are on Tue 28 Nov and Tue 5 Dec.

Time:  7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, USA Eastern Time (same as New York City).

For more information, or if you want to apply for this workshop, please visit our webpage at www.HighProbSell.com/workshops/mindset/

For other workshops in High Probability Selling, please visit our HPS Training webpage.

New Workshop: High Probability Mindset Discovery

When Someone is Interested in Something You Sell, What Does That Mean?

It depends on how you want to sell.

If you want to sell by talking someone into buying, “interested” is an opportunity to try to do just that.  Interested doesn’t mean that they are likely to buy from you.  It only means you have someone who will probably listen to you while you talk.

If you want to sell by finding someone who is likely to buy, then “interested” is an opportunity to do some finding out.  Find out what is behind that interest.  It may mean that the interested person is close to making a purchase decision and wants some information, or it may only mean that the interested person wants to be educated.

When I first started learning High Probability Selling, I was taught that “interested” was a poison word, something that salespeople should avoid.  It means that a prospect is not ready to buy, and is likely to waste the salesperson’s time.  I understood immediately what my teachers were talking about.  I happen to be a person who is interested in just about everything, even when I have no interest in buying, and I began to feel some pity for the salesperson who encountered someone like me.

There is no need to avoid the word “interested” as long as you are clear about what it means for the way you choose to sell.  Richard Himmer (one of my other teachers in HPS) made a useful distinction between Interested and Interesting.  In High Probability Selling, the salesperson is the one who is interested, and the prospect is the one who is interesting.  It’s usually the other way around for salespeople who want to try to influence the prospect to buy.

I am very interested in any comments you may have.  You are all very interesting people.

 

When Someone is Interested in Something You Sell, What Does That Mean?

Using High Probability Selling Principles When Delivering Advice

A student of High Probability Selling (HPS) asked me if we had any materials that explained how we use the principles behind HPS while we are teaching and consulting.  I replied that we do not have any such materials so far, but I plan on writing a blog post on the topic.  Here is that post.

I have been a consultant providing technical advice in the area of embossing for many years, long before I met Jacques Werth and began to learn HPS from him.  When I first started to grasp the mindset of HPS, I took the idea of not trying to convince people, and I started applying that idea to the way that I delivered my consulting advice in my embossing business.  The idea is that trying to persuade someone to buy creates a natural and almost reflexive resistance, known in the sales trade as Sales Resistance.  So maybe there is a similar thing in consulting, something we might call Advice Resistance.

I figured out the things that I had been doing to try to get my consulting clients to take my advice.  I stopped doing those things, and I quickly noticed a difference.  The more objective and neutral I was while delivering my advice, the more often they would actually follow through and do it.

When coaching and training clients about HPS, we do not try to get them to accept and follow what we teach.  We do not provide reasons or logical arguments for why anyone should do High Prob.  It has to be their choice and their decision.  If they have not decided to do this, it’s not the right time to teach them.

This is very similar to how HPS salespeople treat prospects.  The decision to buy or not to buy is completely up to the prospect.

People buy in their own time and for their own reasons.  ~ Jacques Werth

 

Using High Probability Selling Principles When Delivering Advice

Overview of a Complete High Probability Sale – Teleseminar Workshop 29 Aug 2017

One session, about 2 hours, led by Carl Ingalls.  $95 USD per student.  Next workshop will be Tuesday 29 August at 1:00pm (USA Eastern Time, same time zone as New York City).

This is a review and discussion of all of the steps in the High Probability Selling process, with answers to participant’s questions.  It is recommended for people who have read the book at least once, and who want a better understanding of what they have read.

We will use the last chapter of the book, High Probability Selling (written by Jacques Werth and Nicholas Ruben) as a guide for this workshop.  We will also discuss some of the details in the process that have been updated since the book was written.

The price is $95 per person.  This covers 1 session, about 2 hours long, plus a recording of the session.  Conducted by telephone (teleconference, real-time interactive), with questions and answers.  Led by Carl Ingalls.

For more details, or to purchase, please see www.HighProbSell.com/workshops/overview/

To listen to a sample of the 18 Aug 2016 recording of a very similar workshop, please click here.  The full recording is available for purchase for $29 USD.


Our Calendar.  We post all workshop schedules on the public Google Calendar, High Probability Selling.  You may visit anytime.

Other Workshops.  For information about other group workshops, and also about individual coaching, please visit the HPS training webpage at www.HighProbSell.com/workshops

All times are in USA Eastern Time, which is the same time zone as New York City.

All prices are in USA Dollars.

Overview of a Complete High Probability Sale – Teleseminar Workshop 29 Aug 2017

People Use the Phone Differently Today – Leaving Voicemail

People are less likely to pick up the phone today, and especially if the call is from someone they don’t know or is from a number they don’t recognize.  You are more likely to get voicemail or some other automated system, even when calling a business.

At one time, it was not practical to leave voice messages when doing High Probability Prospecting.  Salespeople who were telephone prospecting in those days got better results when they just moved on to the next number in their list.  The odds of getting a live person on the phone were much higher then.

Today, we do recommend leaving a very brief voice message.  Just your name, your company, the subject of your call, and your phone number.  As short as possible, with much less detail than a prospecting offer that you would deliver live.  The usual mistake is to say too much.

One of the consequences of leaving messages is that you may begin to receive a greater number of inbound prospecting calls (where a prospect calls you).  The skills required for handling these conversations are very different from doing outbound prospecting.  It takes a special kind of listening.  But that’s a topic for a different blog post.

Note:  Jacques Werth had written an article titled Top 6 Pitfalls of Voice Mail Messages (which appears in a list of articles on the main HPS website).  In that article, he argued against leaving voicemail.

People Use the Phone Differently Today – Leaving Voicemail

If You Could Predict Each Sale, What Would Change?

Suppose you had a crystal ball that will tell you who will buy from you and who will not.  What would you do with it?

Would you test it?  How?

How accurate would the predictions have to be in order to make a difference in how you spend your time and energy?

What would stop you?

I know the logical answers, and maybe you do too.  But I’m asking for your thoughts and feelings about this, because most of our decisions are based on our individual experience and gut feel.  Logic comes later, if at all.

What would you do?

[Author’s note.  The crystal ball has only two answers:  Yes, or No.]

If You Could Predict Each Sale, What Would Change?