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Author outlines step by step sales process

Posted by Elena del Valle on February 18, 2011

How to Sell Anything to Anyone Anytime book cover

For many years Dave Kahle made his living as a salesperson, claiming a top sales position in the country for two companies in two totally distinct industries. Now he spends his time writing books (he has authored nine books) and sharing his insights and lessons learned with would be sales people.

In How to Sell Anything to Anyone Anytime (Career Press, $14.99), a 240-page softcover book published this year he offers his ideas for simple practices and processes, step-by-step practical tips, and suggestions he believes can help readers be more successful in sales.

The book is divided into 15 chapters covering topics such as simplifying the fundamentals of the selling process, figuring out what the customer wants, making customers comfortable, how to agree on the next step, and follow up.

Kahle believes the sales process is the same regardless of the situation and that those who learn how the process works can make it work for them no matter what they are selling or to whom. He clarifies in the Introduction that the process won’t work every time but that it should work enough times to make it worth learning.

Author Dave Kahle

He says that “…selling is not magic, and there are no secrets. Instead, there are identifiable, understandable, reproducible steps in the process, which when implemented with some degree of proficiency, can be expected to lead to a positive outcome.”

After discussing many people’s ideas and misconceptions about sales he goes on to describe The Kahle Way Selling Process, a six-step process. He explains that although there are steps in the process some of the steps may take place at the same time as others and with different customers.

He emphasizes the importance of going beyond the sale and striving for a relationship. Kahle is the author of 100 multimedia training products, writes a weekly E-zine for salespeople, and has presented in 47 states and seven countries.

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