Category: Targeting/Prospecting/Networking

Are You Unnerving Prospects by Using This Sales Strategy?

Imagine, if you will, that you’re an executive of a company beginning a meeting with a salesperson you have never met before. They come in, shake your hand, and immediately reference an activity you enjoy that they had no way knowing, even from the items in your office.

In a Sales Slump? Don't Sabotage Yourself

Are you stuck in a sales rut? If/when unfruitful sales periods come about, the worst thing you can do is what most salespeople feel they have to do: wait for the slump to pass.

Struggling to Inspire Sales via Presentations? Try This

How many times have you sat through a slideshow presentation that made you lose interest almost immediately? Probably too often. How are your sales presentations to your prospects and clients different than those other boring ones?

Why You Should Covet Out-of-Office Email Messages

Do you get disappointed when you email a prospect and get an out-of-office message in return? Those messages are full of useful information, as Matt Benati points out in a recent HubSpot article.

Improve Prospect Follow-Ups With This Program

Following up with prospects is an important part of the sales process, and some salespeople even have systems in place to do so. While there is no singular program that works, some are more successful than others.

Are You Dancing on the Fine Line Between Pushy and Persistent?

Think about your interactions with salespeople in your personal life. When you answer the phone and it’s a telemarketer, you probably feel a sense of dread. Why? Because you expect them to be a pushy salesperson.

How to Navigate Infuriating Negotiations Before They Happen

It’s said that from failure comes experience. However, when it comes to sales negotiations, you want there to be as few failures as possible. That being said, how are you supposed to get the amount of practice you need and still close the majority of your sales?

3 Easy Ways to Generate Sales Leads

No marketing support when trying to find sales leads? No problem! According to Dan Tyre writing for HubSpot, there are 10 ways to generate sales leads all on your own. Here are a few.

Slow Down, or Doom Your Sales

Your fellow salesmen may be making it rain while you’re somehow in the middle of a bad streak or your manager may have just bumped up your quota. No matter what your situation is, you’re probably feeling rushed, and will therefore put the sales process into hyperdrive. However, according to a SellingPower article by Ben Taylor, you have to slow down to make your prospecting better.

4 Ways around Common Sales Objections

You product or service could be absolutely perfect for your prospect. It could fulfill every need, be a good price, and you got along with them swimmingly. But, even with all that, if a prospect says that now’s just not the time, what can you do? A lot, actually, writes Leslie Ye in a recent HubSpot article.

2 Reasons Your Prospects May Not Trust You

James Rores, founder and CEO of Floriss Group, says that 97% of salespeople are not viewed as trustworthy by prospective clients. Instead, they’re seen as self-centered, pushy, and manipulative. Why does this happen?

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