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  • Winning Customers Away from Your Competition
  • By: Anthony Iannarino
  • Narrated by: Anthony Iannarino
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (54 ratings)

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Eat Their Lunch

By: Anthony Iannarino
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Summary

The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition, from the author of The Only Sales Guide You'll Ever Need and The Lost Art of Closing.

Like it or not, sales is often a zero-sum game: Your win is someone else's loss. Most salespeople work in mature, overcrowded industries, your offerings perceived (often unfairly) as commodities. Growth requires taking market share from your competitors, while they try to do the same to you. How else can you grow 12 percent a year in an industry that's only growing by three percent?

It's not easy for any salesperson to execute a competitive displacement - or, in other words, "eat their lunch". You might think this requires a bloodthirsty "whatever it takes" attitude, but that's the opposite of what works. If you act like a Mafia don, you only make yourself difficult to trust and impossible to see as a long-term partner. Instead, this audiobook shows you how to find and maintain a long-term competitive advantage by taking steps like:

  • Ranking prospective new clients not by their size or convenience to you, but by who stands to gain the most from your solution
  • Understanding the different priorities for everyone in your prospect's organization, from the CEO to the accountants, and addressing their various concerns
  • Developing a systematic contact plan for all those different stakeholders so you can win over the right people at the organization in the optimal sequence

Your competitors may be tough, but with the strategies you'll discover in this audiobook, you'll soon be eating their lunch.

©2018 Anthony Iannarino (P)2018 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

“Consider this a playbook for how to break into your competitor’s house and steal his prized possession.” (Jeff Shore, president of Shore Consulting and author of Be Bold and Win the Sale)

“Just beating the competition is no longer acceptable. It’s about putting them in their place - second place - and keeping them there. Eat Their Lunch is direct, on point, and on the money. Your money.” (Jeffrey Gitomer, author of The Little Red Book of Selling and The Sales Manifesto)

“Iannarino takes a deep and much-needed dive into territory we don’t like to admit exists: crowded, competitive, and challenging marketplaces. If youare reading this, that likely describes your world, so do yourself a favor and read this book.” (Andrea Waltz, coauthor of Go for No!

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Genius, this book is a game changer

I have listened to this book several times and every time it gets better. I discover more and more insight into how to attack your competitors clients in a professional (not creepy/stalking) way whilst maintaining control of your own. The level 4 value section is the most interesting section for me, it really makes you think how you can add more and more value to your existing and prospective clients thus proving you as the expert and trusted advisor. Every sales person should strive to hold the same values as Anthony details in this book, as a seller into a competitive B2B marketplace, a 'red ocean' if you will, this book is pure gold. With activities/homework to carry out and an online learning facility to assist, this book really is an asset to any sales persons arsenal. I just wish Anthony's other books - 'The Lost Art of Closing' and 'The Only Sales Guide You Will Ever Need' were available as audiobooks.

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great book about competitive displacement

The nature of the title made me compelled to look at this book and I've been nothing short of impressed by it in terms of strategies for beating out your competition really really like it

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Very engaging

First audio book I have listened to until the end in a long while. I could not wait until the next chapter. Anthony puts a lot of thought into perspective and has reignited and elevated the sales process. Really thought provoking with techniques you can apply at all levels, even internally.

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Thoughtful & practical field guide

Great actionable content as ever from Anthony. I particularly like his focus on delivering continuous impact and going the extra mile to truly differentiate in today's world of average performance

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