How To Win In Sales, Moneyball Example

There’s more to say about winning in sales. When you’re competing for a sale, of course it matters if you’re getting better and better everyday but it matters the most when you’re getting better against your competition.

How to win in sales?

Sales world is very hard basically because they don’t pay a commission for getting in the second place, it’s not enough if a customer is happy with you if he doesn’t buy from you.

And the difference between an expert salesperson and a newbie, is not the years in the market, is knowing how to apply the secrets of a good salesperson. Some of them were explained in one of our post: What are the steps to make a sale?.

Sales is not rocket science, as I said, it’s about going back to the basics and do whatever we need to so we can improve and win more sales.

A couple of years ago, I watched a movie, maybe you remember it: Moneyball. If you haven’t watched it I recommend you do, not only if you enjoy baseball you should do this, but I invite you to watch it trying to understand how to make a powerful team (or person) by taking care of your strengths, how to apply it to your sales development using the principle: Back to Basis.

I’m pretty sure if you apply the basis of sales, you’ll start gaining more understanding of the process and you’ll improve your effectiveness.

I’m leaving you the trailer here so you can look for this.

In case you already watched it and want to own it, you can look for it in Amazon, it’s available in different formats, including digital via Amazon Prime. Then, you can enjoy watching a movie and learning at the same time.

There’s also a book, but I haven’t read it. If you do, I invite you to leave a comment and tell us what you think.

You can find more about the movie in Wikipedia by clicking here.

How to win in sales

Moneyball Poster” by Source. Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia.


You can find the book in Amazon by clicking here.

You can find the movie in Amazon by clicking here.

12 thoughts on “How To Win In Sales, Moneyball Example”

  1. Great analogy with this movie! Right on the mark. I agree that learning what your strengths are is one of the most fundamental things to becoming successful. For anyone who has never seen this film, highly recommended!

  2. Good way of explaining, and good article to take information concerning
    sales and a good real example of going to the basics, which i am going to explain in my next business presentation.

    1. Thank you Rosaline, I’m glad it’s going to work for you. Indeed! coming back to the basics is sometimes the best way to get out of a crisis. Thank you also for leaving a comment.

  3. I think everything published on this website is great. This how to win in sales, going to the basics is a great strategy. I love the way this movie goes with this. Sometimes the best strategy is the basics.

    1. Hello, yes. Sometimes we think to go further than we should. There is a great training on basics you may want to check. It is from Blair Singer… Virtual Training Academy. It’s great. You pay it as a service and you don’t have to pay big money upfront. It has videos and workshops.

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