Sell with a Story
How to Capture Attention, Build Trust, and Close the Sale
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Stories sell. Great SALES STORIES sell even more. "Sell With a Story is a rich compilation of story techniques that can improve any persuasion process." -Forbes.com "If you're serious about increasing your effectiveness as a communicator and looking to transform your sales results, Sell with a Story is for you. This book empowered and energized me, and I know it will do the same for you." - Mike Weinberg, consultant, speaker, and author of New Sales. Simplified. and Sales Management. Simplified. Despite all the high-tech tools available to salespeople, the most personal method still works best. Storytelling packs the emotional punch to turn routine presentations into productive relationships. It explains products or services in ways that resonate; it connects people and creates momentum. Stories speak to the part of the brain where decisions are made. Paul Smith, author of the acclaimed Lead with a Story, shifts his best-selling formula to the sales arena. In Sell with a Story, he identifies the ingredients of the most effective sales stories and reveals how to: Select the right story * Craft a compelling and memorable narrative * Incorporate challenge, conflict, and resolution * Use stories to introduce yourself, build rapport, address objections, add value, bring data to life, create a sense of urgency, and more Complete with model stories, skill-building exercises, and enlightening examples from Microsoft, Costco, Xerox, Abercrombie Fitch, Hewlett Packard, and other top companies, this powerful and practical guide gives you the tools you need to turn your experiences into stories that sell.
Amacom, 9780814437117, 304pp.
Publication Date: September 8, 2016
About the Author
PAUL SMITH is a popular speaker and expert trainer on business storytelling techniques. A former Procter & Gamble executive, his clients include Hewlett Packard, Bayer Medical, Progressive Insurance, Walmart, and other distinguished companies. As the author of Lead with a Story, his work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Inc., Time, Forbes, The Washington Post, Success, and Investor's Business Daily.