I Just Need More Prospects

21 Aug

Most of the agents we talk to will tell us, “I do not have a problem closing sales once I am in front of prospects! I just need more prospects!” However, what most of these agents do not realize is that if you call enough people, then you will always find a few people who need your products and want to buy right now. So now when you meet with them you will close almost every sales appointment. Because they are an easy sale. But they are usually a smaller sale! More >>

8 “Sorry to Bother You” Alternatives Every Salesperson Needs

26 Jun

When you’ve been in sales a while, it’s easy to develop bad habits. You pick them up from other reps or take a shortcut during an especially busy week and, all of the sudden, you’ve added some skills to your repertoire that aren’t helping you meet your quota. If you’re not regularly examining your behavior and results, these habits can cause mistakes that end in deals falling apart, annoyed prospects, or missed numbers. More >>

The Best Way to Reach Out to a Prospect For the First Time, According to 20+ Sales Experts

22 May

For years, there’s been a debate raging in the sales community: When reaching out to a prospect for the first time, should you call or email? After all, first interactions with prospects are key – you’re aiming to establish trust, provide value, gather key information, and perhaps even secure a follow-up meeting. More >>

9 Steps to Take When Your Prospecting Strategy Isn’t Working

1 May

Ever wake up in the morning, look in the mirror and say: “I have no business?” Ouch. Actually, you should look in the mirror and say: “The day is a blank canvas. How am I going to make the most of it?” Yet the reason you have no business is simple: Your prospecting pipeline in empty. What now? More >>

5 Tricks That Will Magically Get Prospects Interested in You

3 Apr

It’s easy to sell to prospects who are already interested in your product. They’ve done some preliminary research and decided you’re a potential solution. Now all you need to do is answer some questions, get in front of the right people, and make sure they opt for you over the competition. More >>

15 Effective Responses to A Prospect Who Chooses Your Competitor

27 Mar

Sales objections are part of the job. And salespeople commonly come up against the competitor objection when talking to new prospects. As soon as the buyer realizes the nature or function of your product, she says something along the lines of, “We already work with Competitor X,” or “We already have a supplier for that.” More >>

How to Write a Professional LinkedIn Headline (With Examples)

20 Mar

When it comes to icebreakers, “describe yourself in three words” is by far one of the toughest. You’re a complex person, with unique ambitions, experiences, preferences, and traits – how are you possibly supposed to distill yourself down to three mere words? More >>

19 ‘Thank You in Advance’ Alternatives That Are Far More Polite

13 Mar

Don’t end an email with “thank you in advance.” Many people find this phrase rude; after all, you’re assuming they’re going to do whatever you’ve requested – essentially taking away their right to say no. And it can also seem like you can’t bother to follow up with a “thank you” after they’ve obliged you, so you’re just going to say it now. Instead of writing “Thanks in advance,” “Thank you for your consideration,” or “Thank you in advance for your help,” try these 19 other ways to say it. More >>