Spin Selling

Hardcover | May 22, 1988

byNeil Rackham

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The international bestseller that revolutionized high-end selling!

Written by Neil Rackham, former president and founder of Huthwaite corporation, SPIN Selling is essential reading for anyone involved in selling or managing a sales force. Unquestionably the best-documented account of sales success ever collected and the result of the Huthwaite corporation's massive 12-year, $1-million dollar research into effective sales performance, this groundbreaking resource details the revolutionary SPIN (Situation, Problem, Implication, Need-payoff) strategy.

In SPIN Selling, Rackham, who has advised leading companies such as IBM and Honeywell delivers the first book to specifically examine selling high-value product and services. By following the simple, practical, and easy-to-apply techniques of SPIN, readers will be able to dramatically increase their sales volume from major accounts. Rackham answers key questions such as “What makes success in major sales” and “Why do techniques like closing work in small sales but fail in larger ones?”

You will learn why traditional sales methods which were developed for small consumer sales, just won't work for large sales and why conventional selling methods are doomed to fail in major sales. Packed with real-world examples, illuminating graphics, and informative case studies - and backed by hard research data - SPIN Selling is the million-dollar key to understanding and producing record-breaking high-end sales performance.

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Based on the largest research project ever undertaken in the field--over 35,000 sales calls over 12 years--S.P.I.N. Selling shows why major sales require a new and different set of skills from those that have always been used for small sales.

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The international bestseller that revolutionized high-end selling!Written by Neil Rackham, former president and founder of Huthwaite corporation, SPIN Selling is essential reading for anyone involved in selling or managing a sales force. Unquestionably the best-documented account of sales success ever collected and the result of the Hu...

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"This book should be essential reading for everyone involved in selling or managing the sales function -- a welcome, well-researched treatise on selling"--Journal of Marketing Management"The first book to specifically examine the major sale -- the high value product or service -- by researching the successful sales calls as they happe...

NEIL RACKHAM is founder and former president of Huthwaite, Inc. Huthwaite researches, consults, and provides seminars for over 200 leading sales organizations around the world, including Xerox, IBM, and Citicorp. His academic background is in research psychology. It was at the University of Sheffield, England, that he began his researc...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:197 pages, 9.3 × 6.3 × 0.68 inPublished:May 22, 1988Publisher:McGraw-Hill Education

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0070511136

ISBN - 13:9780070511132

Customer Reviews of Spin Selling

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Here's my spin... Having first hand knowledge of the subject, I am of the mind that selling is next to impossible to teach, learn and predict. This may raise eyebrows, but let's deal in veracity, shall we? Man has not invented or perfected the science which can predict human behaviour, reaction or rsponse. Psychologists and sociologists may well be the first to tell you so. Given this context, no text can claim to have mastered the art of selling - it just is not a possibility. Having said that, SPIN Selling does as good a job as any; having researched and field-tested its recommendations and results. That is as good as it will ever get - and yet, as mentioned earlier, there are no guarantees. As such, I admire the book for being best-of-breed, but have to believe that neither this nor any other method will come close to covering it all or covering it correctly.
Date published: 2001-12-28

Extra Content

Table of Contents

Sales Behavior and Sales Success.
Obtaining Commitment: Closing the Sale.
Customer Needs in the Major Sale.
The SPIN Strategy.
Giving Benefits in Major Sales.
Preventing Objections.
Preliminaries: Opening the Call.
Turning Theory into Practice.

From Our Editors

Based on the largest research project ever undertaken in the field--over 35,000 sales calls over 12 years--S.P.I.N. Selling shows why major sales require a new and different set of skills from those that have always been used for small sales.