The Lost Art of Closing: Winning the Ten Commitments That Drive Sales

By: Anthony Iannarino

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Ever wondered why despite your best efforts, some deals fall through the cracks? Anthony Iannarino, in "The Lost Art of Closing," dives into the world of sales with a fresh perspective. He proposes that success in sales isn't just about getting the 'yes,' but about guiding potential clients through a series of commitments that ultimately lead to a close. By shedding light on the ten crucial commitments, Iannarino takes us on a transformative journey to reframe how we view closing, pushing the boundaries of conventional sales wisdom.

Delving into the realms of sales, imagine being on a ship without a map, where every commitment is a lighthouse guiding you safely to shore. Iannarino brilliantly deconstructs the traditional sales approach, emphasizing the value of fostering genuine relationships over pushing for immediate sales. This isn’t just another sales guide; it’s an intricate tapestry woven from threads of psychology, strategy, and heart.

Would you buy a house without first inspecting every room? Similarly, would you make a sale without understanding every nuance of your customer's needs and reservations? Anthony implores us to develop a keen sense of empathy. By stepping into our customer's shoes, we don't just close sales but also build lasting relationships.

For the extroverts out there, envision sales as a dance. Each commitment is a step, and when in harmony, leads to the grand finale - the closing. But for this dance to be successful, one must understand the rhythm, nuances, and emotions of their dance partner, the client.

Building Trusting Relationships


At the heart of sales lies the essence of trust. Iannarino describes the importance of fostering deep, trusting relationships as foundational to successful sales. Without this bedrock of trust, even the most persuasive sales pitches will crumble.

Remember the tale of the boy who cried wolf? Just as villagers stopped trusting the b...

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