Tag: prospecting

Improve Your Cold Calls Using 5 Simple Methods

Timing, history, clarity, options, and calmness: the five things you need to master to improve your cold call game.

How to Use LinkedIn to Load Your Pipeline

LinkedIn can be a treasure trove of leads for sales reps; they just have to know how to use it efficiently. With over a billion users, the social network can be used for so much more than just casual networking.

More sales are made with friendship than salesmanship

Your mom said it best. As a child, when you were fighting or arguing with a sibling or friend, your mom would say, “Billy, you know better than that! Now you make friends with Johnny.”

Top Tips to Score a Meeting With a Prospect

If you believe, as Ryan Warner does, that meetings fill your pipeline, you need to commit to a serious and detailed follow-up schedule. Warner lays out a 10-day plan to get in front of a top prospect.

Do you have sales knowledge, or THE sales knowledge?

Got the knowledge? While you may not be studying for 3 to 5 years before you step foot into your role, you do need lots of knowledge…

Use These Tips to Make Your Sales Calls Count

Have you ever tried to be a little provocative in your initial sales call? It could make a difference. The same is true for the little known trick to keep the call going. Read on to find out what it is.

How to Get Past the First Cold Call

It’s nearly impossible to build a good business relationship with just one phone call. All you need to do is be easy enough to talk to that the customer considers doing so again.

Are You Still Having Trouble Getting Past the Receptionist?

Being a receptionist is generally a nine to five job with little to no pressure to go above and beyond by staying late or getting in early. If you call outside of business hours, you may just be rewarded with a call that goes straight to the hardworking prospective client himself.

How to Stop the Slow Death of Trade Show Leads

Trade show leads can take a long time to nurture. To make the post of the opportunity, note who the warm leads are and make them your focus. And most importantly, pledge ample time post-show to follow up.

Writing is Not a Mystery. It’s Your Best Chance to Achieve Mastery

My secret to writing is not complex: I write like I talk.

Do Your Prospects See You As Likeable?

Emotionally intelligent people easily connect with others by focusing on a commonality. You can uncover a shared belief or interest by observing what topics light up prospects and get them talking.

Top Tips for Scoring Testimonials

If you aren’t using reviews or testimonials to their full potential, it’s time to start! Ian Brodie shares five detailed steps to getting usable, quality quotes from clients and other professionals.

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