The Art of Influencing and Selling by Ardi Kolah
(Guru in a Bottle)

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Plan. Persuade. Negotiate. Collaborate. Sell! The Art of Influencing and Selling is designed for sales professionals looking to evaluate and improve their powers of persuasion in a business environment. From creating new business with existing clients to creating a new customer base, this book provides a valuable toolkit for developing sales skills and opening up opportunities for business growth. 

Topics covered include: the psychology of selling a product or service; the sales pipeline and how to ensure it's realistic; making an effective sales presentation; up-selling, cross-selling, cold-calling and warm calling; effective approaches to prospective customers and clients; how to interrogate a database of contacts to get more sales; how to write effective sales materials; the power of business networking; how to get senior level appointments in your diary and closing a sale and follow up.

About Ardi Kolah

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Ardi Kolah is an accomplished author and speaker on sales & marketing and is ranked as one of the top 50 marketing gurus in the world by the Chartered Institute of Marketing alongside Philip Kotler, Seth Godin, Malcolm Gladwell, and Martin Lindstrom. Throughout his career, he has worked extensively with small and medium sized businesses to enhance results from their sales and marketing activities. He is an Advisor to the UK Government's Business Secretary of State and has also worked with the BBC as a producer/reporter on news and current events.
Published January 3, 2013 by Kogan Page. 304 pages
Genres: . Non-fiction