How to Get your Competition Fired

How to Get your Competition Fired

(without Saying Anything Bad About Them) : Using the Wedge Technique to Gain New Business

Book - 2005
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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.

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In this guide for sales professionals, Schwantz promotes his Wedge® technique for displacing competitors and winning new business. He takes his reader through every step of assessing the competition and preparing and making the sales call. He also explains how to reach the commitment stage and how to establish a Wedge sales culture. The guide includes anecdotes, real-world examples and checklists. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : J. Wiley, c2005
ISBN: 0471703117 (cloth)
Branch Call Number: 658.85 SCH
Characteristics: ix, 209 p. ; 24 cm

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