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Customer Centred Selling

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For almost two decades, tens of thousands of sales people have learned the lessons presented here by Xerox trainer Robert L. Jolles. The secret, Jolles reveals, is reversing the conventional selling practice. You must focus first on your customer's needs and decision-making process, instead of on the selling practice. Jolles provides a systematic approach that teaches you to anticipate, and influence, customer behaviour as the customer moves through an eight-stage 'decision cycle'. Only after you understand the steps of this decision cycle, Jolles cautions, are you prepared to match it to your 'selling cycle'.

At the heart of these lessons is the simple but brilliant role-reversing concept of taking an idea and planting it in the mind of your customer, making the customer believe he or she thought of it first. Jolles teaches a repeatable, predictable selling process that can be adapted or modified to fit any experience that requires the skills of persuasion. The book includes a series of case studies, activities, and exercises that enable you to better understand the principles being taught, so you can immediately apply them to your own unique scenarios.

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Robert L. Jolles is a master corporate trainer and one of the most sought after business speakers in the country. His programs and twenty plus years of delivery have allowed him to amass a client list that reads like a Who’s Who of Fortune 500 Companies. He not only successfully sold for two of the most respected sales institutions in the nation, New York Life & Xerox; he was instrumental in creating, delivering, and managing Xerox Corporation’s highly touted customer sales training programs. A published author of three bestselling books, and President of Jolles Associates, Inc., his programs teach you the lessons taught by Xerox to their sales force and customers. These programs have allowed him to amass a client list that reads like a Who’s Who of Fortune 500 companies. He lives in Great Falls, Virginia.

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (December 11, 2012)
  • Length: 288 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471105722