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Donald Kelly, The Sales Evangelist, TSE Hustler's League What makes you stand out against everyone else? Today’s snippet taken from our previous episodes at the TSE Hustler’s League is about how you can have that differentiating factor.

  1. Think about what you have to offer.

In the last situation where you lost the deal, were you pushing the product or were you pushing a solution?

We have all heard this term before, the USP (Unique Selling Proposition). It doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the killer. Some people even confuse it as their one-hit-wonder that if you have a unique selling proposition, everyone will then be able to choose your product or service.

You may have a USP but that doesn’t necessarily mean that’s the solution to the customer’s problem. The USP will help you get the date but it doesn’t mean it’s going to help you get married. It may help you get the prospect’s attention. But it doesn’t mean it will help you close the deal at the end.

  1. Be different.

A majority of sales reps and entrepreneurs go on with the USP. But oftentimes, the USP sounds a lot like everybody else. This is not what’s going to generate you any money.

Seller differentiates the product or service from the others. As a sales rep, your job is to create that credibility but also, create a differentiating factor through the product and service by understanding the needs of the client before you start pitching.

Differentiate in the right areas by tailoring your conversations and tailoring your selling and demonstrate what you preach in the sales process.

Two things prospects look:

  • Overall distinction
  • Perception of scarcity (This doesn’t mean being the only one but it can also mean being uncommon.)

Episode Resources:

Maximum Influence by Kurt Mortensen

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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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