Charlie Greer Announces Spring 2009 Dates for Sales Survival School

Feb. 10, 2009
New this year: Advanced/Refresher course

Charlie “Tec Daddy” Greer has announced the dates for the spring edition of Charlie Greer Sales Survival Schools.

Greer — longtime Contracting contributing author; nationally-known HVAC educator; and recipient of the inaugural Tom McCart Consultant of the Year award— has announced the dates and topics for the spring installment of Charlie Greer Sales Survival Schools.

The Schools are comprised of four days of intensive sales training for plumbing, electrical, and HVAC service technicians, and HVAC residential replacement salespeople.

Courses are held in Fort Myers, FL. Starting this year, Greer is offering a two-day advanced refresher course for previous graduates.

The Sales Survival Schools combine one-on-one coaching, role playing, and the use of scripted closing and objection-handling techniques. Participants have the option of being video-taped during the role-playing, so they can later see themselves as others see them. Attendees will spend time with other positive-minded peers.

“A lot of negative-minded people go home with a whole new outlook on their jobs and their lives,” Greer says.

Topics include:

  • Defining excellence in sales
  • Dispelling sales myths
  • Getting comfortable with the concept of being in a sales position
  • Proven, scripted responses to all the common sales objections
  • Closing techniques
  • Getting a higher average sale or service call
  • Selling add-ons, accessories, service agreements, and IAQ
  • Steps to running sales and service calls
  • Projecting confidence
  • Positive thinking.

The spring 2009 schedule for Charlie Greer Sales Survival Schools is as follows:

  • March 24-25, 2009: Advanced/Refresher Course for all service technicians
  • March 26-27, 2009: Advanced/Refresher Course for HVAC Salespeople
  • March 31-April 2, 2009: 4-Day Sales Survival School for HVAC Techs
  • April 7-10, 2009: 4-Day Sales Survival School for HVAC Salespeople
  • April 14-17, 2009: 4-Day Sales Survival School for HVAC Salespeople
  • April 21-24, 2009: 4-Day Sales Survival School for Plumbers & Electricians.

The two-day Advanced/Refresher Course will give students an opportunity to talk one-on-one with Charlie Greer about any question they may have about how to apply his training to their individual situations. This is open exclusively to graduates of the 4-Day Sales Survival School.
“These two days are more of a highly interactive discussion group than a seminar,” Greer explains. “It has a much more flexible daily schedule and very little homework.”

Advanced/Refresher topics include:

  • Negotiation techniques (doesn't everybody try to negotiate with you?)
  • Making sure you understand how to close
  • Increasing the dollar amount of your average sale.

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