The _____ approach is considered weak because it fails to grab the attention of a prospect.
According to the text, the _____ method of sales presentation is semi-structured.
The salesperson who asks the prospect, “Are you dissatisfied with how frequently you have to charge your rechargeable batteries?” is:
beginning the implementation of the FAB approach.
at the implication stage of the SPIN approach.
at the need-payoff stage of the SPIN approach.
remembering the KISS.
The salesperson prepares to ask the prospect to make a purchase after conviction has been established.
The problem-solution presentation is a flexible method that requires a detailed analysis of the prospect’s needs.
Which of the following involves a presentation constructed around three parts?
Which of these statements about formula presentations is true?
The formula presentation is based on the SPIN procedure of developing and giving the sales presentation.
New-task buying situations are a good time to use the formula presentation method.
An advantage of the formula presentation is that it is most adaptable to complex selling situations.
Customers get the greatest amount of talking time at the beginning of the formula sales presentation.
To successfully use the formula sales presentation method, the salesperson must have previously identified the prospect’s needs and wants.
As a salesperson, you should know that the second of the five mental steps that a prospect goes through in deciding to buy from you is:
According to the Golden Rule of Selling, the heart of the sales presentation is the salesperson’s approach to the customer or prospect.
Ashley Trist has selected a selling technique in which she has more control over the conversation between buyer and seller than with any other sales presentation method. What technique is Ashley most likely using?
A salesperson asks a bookstore owner, “Do you know why students who use our test preparation books increase their SAT scores?” What approach is being used?
Keri Marten has opened a day care center for children aged one to six. She seeks the assistance of local pediatricians in identifying those in need of her services. Identify the method of prospecting utilized by Keri.
Center of influence
Because they are so busy, many executives have filtration systems to protect their time. In order to get through this system, you, as a professional salesperson, should do all of the following EXCEPT:
not waste time waiting.
develop friends in the prospect’s firm.
call at the right time on the right person.
believe in yourself.
follow the prospect.
The _____ sales presentation method is most appropriate when information needs to be gathered from the prospect, as is often the case in selling industrial products.
Which of the following refers to a brief story used to illustrate a point and to compare something familiar to something unfamiliar?
Many prospects will hang up the phone as soon as they suspect an attempt is being made to sell them something.
Melissa sells insurance to homeowners and renters. Every weekend she goes out looking for moving vans and people unloading U-Haul trucks. She writes down the addresses of those who seem to be moving in. Every Monday she calls the list she has gathered during the weekend and asks them if they are interested in insurance. Melissa is using the _____ method of prospecting.
center of influence
The FAB formula helps a salesperson increase a prospect’s desire for a product.
What is considered the best visual aid to use during a sales presentation?
The actual product
A product manual
Which of the following statements is true about a nondirective question?
Most nondirective questions are closed ended.
A nondirective question usually begins with do or are.
Nondirective questions are used to find points of agreement.
A nondirective question clarifies a prospect’s previous statement.
One word questions can sometimes be used as nondirective questions.
A successful demonstration should have all of the following characteristics EXCEPT being:
_____ attempts to have prospects imagine using the product themselves.
Which of the following is characteristic of the memorized sales presentation?
Requires prior contact with buyer
Perceived as high pressure selling
Used for multi-day presentations
Lacks structure and organization
Opens with questions to prospect
Innovative Installers provides a variety of services related to office space and relocations such as installing modular office furniture and providing space planning and layout consultations Innovative Installers is owned and operated by Mierzett Evans and his sister Glenda Heldris. The company was founded in 1992. It had more than $2 million sales in 2003. The company uses a variety of marketing methods including a Web site, cold calls, and direct mail. Evans and Heldris believe the company could better communicate with potential customers who may not know of the company’s existence.
The siblings use the corporate Web site to inform potential customers about the services their company offers. The Web address is included in all of the company’s advertising. In other words, Evans and Heldris are using:
Perry Rodriguez wants to create a network of prospects for his landscaping business. Which of the following would be the LEAST effective method?
Sending thank-you notes to people who give him leads
Focusing on meeting center-of-influence people
Asking open-ended, feel-good types of questions
Sending contacts monthly sales promotional items
Sending contacts unflattering information about the competition