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How to Get Your Competition Fired (Without Saying Anything Bad About Them): Using The Wedge to Increase Your Sales

How to Get Your Competition Fired (Without Saying Anything Bad About Them): Using The Wedge to Increase Your Sales

Randy Schwantz

ISBN: 978-1-118-04034-8

Dec 2010

224 pages


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A six-step plan for driving a wedge between the competition and the customer
For sales people, convincing a potential customer to choose them over the competition is no easy task, and especially when the competition already has the account. Finally, How to Get Your Competition Fired shows readers a proven system for breaking the relationship between the competition and the customer. Randy Schwantz's method, The Wedge(r), includes a six-step plan that drives a "wedge" between the competition and the customer. He shows how to reveal the competition's shortcomings without seeming to, letting prospects decide independently to dump their current provider, exclude other competitors and, finally, switch to the salesperson's product or service. Offering real tactics, not just theory, this is the only sales strategy that really works to break the relationship between customers and the competition and bring in more business, faster than ever.
Randy Schwantz (Dallas, TX) is a leading authority and expert on the sales process. A highly successful sales professional, he is a nationally respected sales trainer, author, sales coach, consultant, and public speaker. Randy is President and CEO of The Wedge Group, whose clients include Fortune 500 companies as well as small businesses.

Introduction The #1 Obstacle to Most New Business.

PART I: The Strategy to Win.

1. The Wedge.

2. Finding Your Winning Difference.

PART II: The Tactics That Work.

3. The Wedge Sales Call.

4. Discovering the Pain—The Problem Phase.

5. Proposing a Remedy—The Solution Phase.

6. Getting Your Competition Fired—The Commitment Phase.

PART III: Changing the Way Selling Is Done.

7. Individual Success.

8. The Wedge Sales Culture.

9. For Buyers Only.

10. For Current Providers Only.

11. The Wedge Flight Plan: A Quick Review.



About the Author.

Next time you sit down for a sales presentation with a new prospect, realize that a third party is looking over your shoulder: your competition. How can you get rid of them? Sales consultant Randy Schwantz provides an answer in How to Get Your Competition Fired (Without Saying Anything Bad About Them). Schwantz's sales process, which he dubs "The Wedge," promises to reliably unseat entrenched suppliers and make their customers yours. Starting with proposing an ideal picture your competition is unlikely to meet, Schwantz reveals a subtle yet simple process for getting prospects to practically demand to buy from you. (Entrepreneur Magazine, May 2005)