Category: Targeting/Prospecting/Networking

Cold Calling Isn’t Dead But…

Cold calling is a tried and true technique used by sales reps for years. While many in the industry say that cold calling is dead, others argue that’s simply not true.

The 30-Second Personal Commercial – How to Write It

When you go to a business meeting or are networking in general, you are on the lookout for contacts and prospects. Your commercial is the ability to provide information to create interest and response from prospects. It is the prelude and the gateway to a sale.

Unsure Whether to Call or Email a Prospect? Ask Yourself These 3 Questions

Does your latest prospect prefer email or phone contact? If they don’t specifically list a certain medium on their LinkedIn or other pages, you’ve no way of knowing. Or do you?

Is Your Ego Running Your Meetings with Clients and Prospects?

A new study by DiscoverOrg finds that buyers are onto salespeople with big egos. If your buyers perceive you’re arrogant and self-interested, your sales could be at risk. Here’s how to shift the focus away from yourself.

Successfully Qualify Your Leads With These Vital Questions

Proper lead qualification can set you up on a smooth track to a sale. Many reps don’t put much thought into qualifying leads, which can end up wasting time and money. They don’t realize that a little extra effort at the beginning of the sales process can pay off big.

Don’t Make Your Competitors’ Cold-Call Mistakes

How many cold calls do you think your prospects receive each week? Each time you pick up the phone to make a call, you’re competing with countless other sellers.

Research Reveals Best Way to First Contact a Prospect

It’s no secret that top-performing sales reps do things differently than others in the industry. Thankfully, recent insights shed some light on the tactics of top performers, as well as what buyers want during that first contact.

Nonverbal Ways to Command A Room

While speaking pretty much guarantees all eyes will be on you, there are also nonverbal ways to command a room. Just because you aren’t on a podium doesn’t mean that you have to fade into the crowd. For salespeople, every impression and connection is important, so it’s up to you to make the most of any opportunity.

Do You Have the Same Prospecting Challenges As Other Sellers?

If you had to list your top prospecting challenges, what would they be? Do you think other salespeople grapple with the same issues?

Networking is Getting Known by Those Who Count

Anne Boe, a brilliant, award winning speaker, recently led an audience through the psychological barriers of networking avoidance, and seemed to empower the audience with thought provoking statements that had people leaning into her words. And humor that had them laughing to a point of applause.

Top Sellers Make Fewer Touches Than Average Reps

Think you can guess how many touches it takes to get a first meeting with a prospect? Recent research from the RAIN Group Center sheds light onto how often a rep needs to contact a prospect to make that first conversion.

Busted! New Data Debunks Common Prospecting Myths

You’re probably aware of quite a few sales myths, but now, there’s research that actually reveals why these myths don’t hold up. A new white paper from RAIN Group Center for Sales Research disproves five common prospecting myths by revealing insights from a recent survey of buyers and sellers.

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