AGRICULTURE FINANCE INDUSTRY
IMPROVEMENT IN CRITICAL SALES SKILL #5: GAINING COMMITMENT SKILLS
GAINING COMMITMENT is the ability to complete sales calls with a commitment that moves the sales process forward. The Application data shows that prior to training, 64% of sales calls end without the salesperson asking for a commitment. Since the ability to gain commitment is key criteria for hiring salespeople, it appears that nearly two-thirds of salespeople are not doing their job. Training remedied this with a whopping 120% improvement in salespeople Asking for Commitment.
REMARKABLE FINDINGS ABOUT GAINING COMMITMENT SKILLS IN THE AGRICULTURE FINANCE INDUSTRY
- Knowledge scores showed very similar gains to the Universe in the skill of Asking for Commitment.
- With 106% improvement in Application, the Agriculture Finance Industry salespeople showed that the inability to Ask for Commitment is clearly correctable with training.
Since the critical selling skills work together (each skill enhances the other), developing all of them simultaneously provides the salesperson with a systemic approach to solution selling. Continual sales performance improvement happens while long-term sales relationships are enhanced. The Agriculture Industry is a clear example of the need to develop ALL of the 5 Critical Selling skills.