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Are you tired of pouring your heart into sales deals only to watch them fizzle out at the eleventh hour? There’s nothing more frustrating than a deal that stalls, especially when it is just within your grasp. 

But what if you could pinpoint why your deals are stalling and prevent it before it happens? 

In this episode of “The Sales Evangelist Podcast,” host Donald Kelly shares a pivotal question that too many sales professionals overlook. Listen now to prevent your next sale from stalling and set yourself up for a cascade of successful closes!

The Stall Deal Dilemma

  • Donald shares his insight into a common pitfall where sales professionals are left in the dark, wondering what went wrong. 
  • He unveils that critical question you might not be asking—one that can make the difference between a deal stalling or sailing smoothly through your pipeline.

Mastering Communication: Asking the Right Question

  • Donald emphasizes the importance of this essential yet often overlooked question: “What do you see that could prevent us from partnering together?” 
  • Multiple variations of this question can be useful, but the core idea remains the same—identifying potential roadblocks early in the sales process. 
  • By tackling these issues upfront, you can avoid stalled deals and foster better communication with your prospects.

Why Don’t Sellers Ask the Hard Questions?

  • Many sellers hold back on asking probing questions due to a lack of confidence or fear of jeopardizing the deal. 
  • Donald dispels these concerns, advocating for professionalism and assertiveness in sales interactions. 
  • By asking tough questions, you become a knowledgeable advisor and not a pushy salesman. 

Benefits of Uncovering Objections Early

  • Donald discusses the advantages of early objection handling, which include:
    • Building trust and authenticity with your prospect.
    • Demonstrating your experience and foresight as a sales professional.
    • Enabling a clear path to address and mitigate potential obstacles.

Suppose you’ve found yourself staring at your phone, wondering why a once-promising prospect has ghosted you or why a deal isn’t advancing as planned. In that case, this episode of The Sales Evangelist podcast is a must-listen!

Remember, this podcast is dedicated to guiding you toward dominating your deals. It’s not about quick fixes but about sharpening your sales skills. Apply the insights from this episode to your sales strategies and watch your pipeline thrive!


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About the Author The Sales Evangelist

Donald is the host of the popular sales podcast,"The Sales Evangelist". He is the founder of The Sales Evangelist Consulting Firm where he helps small companies develop killer sales process to scale their business and increase growth.

Donald is also an award-winning speaker, sales trainer, and coach. He's a big fan of traveling, South Florida staycations and high-quality family time. Donald has a belief that “anyone” can sell if they have the desire and receives the proper training.

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