Prospects not replying? How to follow-up better and move to close more quickly

Following Up

Do you really know where you stand with the prospects in your follow-up files right now? Come on, really now? I’m not trying to make you feel bad, but my experience is that many sales reps have no clue where they are in the sales process with a majority of the people they are following […]

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How to Bring Value Every Time On Your Calls

Cold Calling

Salespeople complain they can’t get through, no one returns calls or emails, they get screened out… all true–for the salespeople who don’t have anything compelling to say. People are still buying. If you want to get more people interested, YOU need to be more interesting. That means bringing the value. Every time. Here’s an example […]

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My Rant on Sales and Prospecting “Averages”

Random Rants

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The Clueless Cold Caller Phones Art

Humor and Silly Stuff

I’m reaching back into the archives today for you. About nine years ago or so, I produced a bi-monthly DVD with several training segments for members of my Platinum membership group. One of those segments featured someone who became a very popular character, Al Smolski. Al would call as I was wrapping up the episode, […]

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What to Do When the Deal Seems Too Good to Be True

Questioning

As sales pros and business owners, we often get inquiries that seem too good to be true. People are hot to get your info and price quote right now. Unless they are handled correctly, the old adage usually comes true. Here’s exactly how to handle these situations, and turn more in sales. This was just […]

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11 Quick Prospecting Tips for Greater Results

Prospecting

At a national sales meeting I did on Smart Calling prospecting for outside sales reps, Gary Farnam gave me a list of his takeaways from the session, along with some of the things he always does on his calls. Good stuff

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Three Quick Tips for Effective Follow-Ups

Following Up

Calling to “Just follow up,” or “Just check in” is a waste of your time and theirs, and usually results in a stall. Here are three quick tips for making follow-ups effective.

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Free Cold Calling Cheat Sheet. Fill in the Blanks to Get New Business

Cold Calling

Of the many questions I get every week, a common theme with the majority is that people are looking for the “Easy Button.” “What do I say on voice mail?” “What’s a good opening?” “What’s a good email subject line?” Well, if it was just that easy… Of course there’s a lot that goes into […]

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