Customer Centered Selling

Sales Techniques for a New World Economy

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About The Book

This revised edition of Robert Jolles’s classic book on sales technique features brand new material throughout, including illustrations, teaching aids, coaching techniques, and true implementation strategies!

When you have a process, you have a way of measuring what you are doing. When you can measure it—you can fix it!

Customer Centered Selling teaches the secrets of the world-famous Xerox sales training by reversing the conventional selling practices of searching for customer needs, pitching product, and adopting an order-taking mentality. Jolles provides a systematic, repeatable, predictable approach that teaches how to anticipate and influence behavior by studying and understanding the client’s "Decision Cycle" and critical "Decision Points." Through the use of case studies, interactive activities, and job aids, anyone—from a seasoned sales professional to a manager or parent—can not only learn the power to influence behavior, but can implement these ideas as well. Put to good use by Toyota, Disney, NASA, Nortel, General Electric, a dozen universities, and more than fifty financial institutions, Customer Centered Selling provides a step-by-step, consultative process that inspires as it teaches.

About The Author

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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.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Free Press (September 2009)
  • Length: 384 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781439144633

Raves and Reviews

Sales & Marketing Management A simple yet clever strategy for building customer relationships....A useful read for both trainers and sales managers.

Wesley R. Moy Vice President-Director of Sales Development, Chase Investment Services Corp. Rob Jolles can help you find and develop the skills to reach your sales goals through his proven customer-focused sales techniques.

Phil Duff former Chief Financial Officer, Morgan Stanley At last! A sales primer for the intelligent salesperson. It involves the salesperson actively in the customer's buying process instead of relying on jargon, slogans, and gimmicks.

Professor Roger Volkema Kogod College of Business Administration, American University If you want to sell, Rob Jolles will teach you how. He is that rare combination of salesman extraordinaire, trainer, and writer.

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