Mr. Inside Sales

Five Scripts You Need to Know by Heart

Mr. Inside Sales

In my book, Power Phone Scripts , I talk about the secret of sales. Yes, there is an actual secret to successful sales, and by following it you not only will overcome failure and frustration, but you’ll make more money, so much more easily, that sales will actually become fun. Think of that.

Ghosted? Here’s what to do…

Mr. Inside Sales

Ghosted—just the sound of this is chilling. But when you’ve done a presentation and then don’t hear back from a prospect, it can often mean the kiss of death. What to do?

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5 Closing Questions You Need

Mr. Inside Sales

Note to my readers: Because of my heavy client load, I am reducing my blog articles to bi-weekly starting today. Your next blog will arrive on Tuesday, August 17 th. Ever feel stalled during a close?

Spectacular Summer Sale!

Mr. Inside Sales

Summer kind of slow? Top pros are using this time to sharpen their sales skills so they can make a killing in the fourth quarter. They’re using the summer to learn better ways of responding to the objections that hurt them in the first part of the year.

A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.

One Way to Handle Objections Better

Mr. Inside Sales

Want a quick and easy way to handle objections like a pro? Simply seek out the top closer in your company, organization, or industry, and then role play with them and write down how they answer the same objections that are frustrating you now.

Less is More in Sales

Mr. Inside Sales

Sales people like to talk; if you don’t believe me, just listen to a recording of one of your reps (or of yourself!). This is a problem. And that’s because when your mouth is open, your ears are closed.

“I Need to Think About It.”

Mr. Inside Sales

If this objection frustrates you, then all that will end after you read this blog post. First, remember: Most objections are smokescreens hiding the real reason a prospect isn’t moving forward. Real objections can include things like: They can get it cheaper somewhere else.

Would You Spend $10.99 to Double Your Income This Year?

Mr. Inside Sales

Tricky title, I know, but there is a tool out there (many, in fact) that will enable you to do this. And this particular one is called TapeACall Pro. As the name suggests, this is a phone recording app for your iPhone.

Two Simple Words to Open More Doors—and Close More Sales

Mr. Inside Sales

The first word is “please.”. This may sound elemental, but I rarely hear sales reps use it when speaking with gatekeepers. Instead, they just barge in and ask if so-and-so is available. Or they just say they’re trying to reach so-and-so.

The Definitive B2B Sales Playbook: Proven Path to $ Multi-Million Revenues

Sales is at the forefront of revenue growth, and so organizations with highly streamlined sales operations consistently outperform competition. How do you create a path to success and fast-track your way to multi million dollar revenues? Read the eBook.

Why Wanting to Win Isn’t Enough

Mr. Inside Sales

“It’s not the will to win. that matters – everyone. has that. It’s the will. to prepare to win. that matters.”. –Paul “Bear” Bryant. football coach. You may want to win, want to make more money, want to be in the elite class of closers at your company, BUT: Are you willing to put in the work?

Overcome Call Reluctance Today!

Mr. Inside Sales

Two weeks into the New Year, and are you already stressed about picking up the phone and making prospecting calls? I learned a secret years ago that enabled me to overcome my fear of making calls, and that allowed me to make hundreds of cold calls stress-free.

One Mistake to Avoid When Pitching

Mr. Inside Sales

Here’s a mistake I hear over and over again when listening to sales reps pitching or presenting their services over the phone: when they hear a possible objection or something negative from their prospect, they go into pitch mode.

Quick Tip to Become a Better Communicator

Mr. Inside Sales

How long does it take you to respond to an email? How about a text message? Or a phone message? The answer, I suspect, is “It depends on who it’s from.”. Let’s get more specific then: How long does it take you to respond to a client or to a prospect’s email or voice message?

It’s Time to Stop Obsessing Over Leads

If leads are no longer the main goal for your marketing and sales teams, what should you focus on instead to measure success? And how can you optimize your program to create more qualified sales opportunities, faster? Download the eBook today to find out how!

Question: Why Aren’t You Asking More Questions?

Mr. Inside Sales

We all know the importance of asking questions of our prospects and clients, yet how many do you ask? How many does your sales teams ask? If you’re like most sales reps, then you’re probably doing a lot more talking (read pitching) than you are listening.

Two Great Questions for 2021

Mr. Inside Sales

Welcome back to your home office; how do you feel? Overwhelmed? Under pressure already? If so, then you’re not alone. Most company’s sales teams are under immediate pressure to begin accomplishing their new goals and sales targets for 2021.

One Simple Technique to Learn Buying Motives

Mr. Inside Sales

Question for you: How often do you take notes while you’re on Mute and your prospect is revealing their buying motives? You don’t take notes? How about using your Mute button? Are you actively doing that? (If If not, start using it today: search my blog to read articles on how to do that.).

Our Award-Winning Article

Mr. Inside Sales

In case you missed this, I received the following email last week: Dear Mike: The people have spoken and your article, “3 Keys to Dealing with Difficult Prospects,” has won 2nd place in our 2020 Sales Pro Central MVP Awards Social Selling category!”

7 Keys to Creating Massive Value in Your Sales Meetings

Speaker: Marc Wayshak, Sales Strategist, Best-Selling Author & Founder, Sales Insights Lab

Engaging prospects in a strong two-way dialogue is something most reps struggle with. In this session with Marc Wayshak, you’ll discover a data-driven approach to sales meetings that yields significantly better results.

A Christmas Story For You

Mr. Inside Sales

Have you read “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens lately? Seen the movie? I once had a chilling reminder of the bad “Ghost of Christmas Future,” that I narrowly avoided all those years ago.

Pitch Your Product in Two Sentences

Mr. Inside Sales

Less is more. Instead of opening your calls like: “Oh hi, this is _ _ with __ and my company, XYZ, is a leader in national and international shipping and freight services with offices in the top metropolitan cities across the world.

3 Ways to Handle: “I Don’t Have Time for the Presentation”

Mr. Inside Sales

We’ve all been there – you call your prospect back at the appointed time for your presentation and they tell you any of the following: This isn’t a good time, OR. I’ve got another meeting in 10 minutes, OR. How long will this take?” What to do?

This is the Secret of Sales

Mr. Inside Sales

Imagine if there was a secret to successful selling. Imagine if there was one concept, one rule you could learn and follow, and if you learned and applied this rule, then you would successfully be able to sell any product or service you chose to.

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

A Better Way to Follow Up on Emails

Mr. Inside Sales

Many sales reps struggle when following up on emails they’ve sent out to prospects (or even clients!). When they get the prospect on the phone, they open with: “Did you get the email I sent?”. Did you have a chance to review my email?”.

One Great Close You Should Be Using

Mr. Inside Sales

How do you handle the following two big objections? Your price is too high.”. “I I can get a better deal/rate/price using XYZ”. Arguably, these may be the two most frustrating objections sales reps get, and interestingly, there is one technique that works amazingly well—but few sales reps use it.

5 Reasons to Follow a Script

Mr. Inside Sales

Before you get on your high horse and tell me you wouldn’t be caught dead using a script, consider: If I were to record your prospecting and demo calls for a week, and then transcribe what you say, what would I get? Your script.

Ask for More to Get More

Mr. Inside Sales

My sales numbers when through the roof when I changed one simple thing: I asked for double or even triple the deal size at the end of each presentation. Before this, I used to give my presentation and automatically default to the lowest deal size and be happy if I got it.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

Qualifying: Before or After Your Presentation?

Mr. Inside Sales

I was working with a new client this week, and I listened to a recording of their presentation and it went like this: Hello, how are you doing—brief rapport building Deep dive into their presentation—including features and benefits Qualifying to see what the client was most interested in.

How Your Attitude About Sales, Affects Your Sales

Mr. Inside Sales

Have you ever stopped and examined your attitude about sales? About having to be a salesperson? When someone asks you what you do for a living, are you embarrassed to say you’re in sales? Do you find that demeaning? I used to. I used to harbor a belief that I was better than being just a salesman.

3 Ways to Overcome Call Reluctance

Mr. Inside Sales

Picking up the phone and making “cold calls” has never been easy, and this has prevented many reps from making the calls that can make them more sales and more income. Instead, reps these days tend to spend more time communicating on social media and sending emails.

3 Easy Ways to Better Listening

Mr. Inside Sales

When you open your mouth, you close your ears. We all know the importance of listening to our prospects and clients, so why are we doing so little of it?

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

Stalls During Covid-19—How to Handle Them

Mr. Inside Sales

“We’re just not doing anything right now….”. “We’re We’re ‘on hold’ until things settle down.”. “We’re We’re not spending any money right now.”. These are common stalls that you get all the time, but now it seems harder to overcome them. Why is that? It’s because salespeople are now buying into them.

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Bigger Goals = Bigger Results

Mr. Inside Sales

What do you expect to accomplish this year? Think carefully, because nothing (in my experience) is more predictive of results than mindset.

Master the Fundamentals to Succeed

Mr. Inside Sales

I was training a group of new reps last week, listening to one of their calls, and we found that the rep was ad-libbing right from the beginning of the call. The best practice script, which we had provided him, was far, far away….

How to Overcome the Email Stall

Mr. Inside Sales

What do you say when you get this stall while prospecting? If you’re like many sales reps, you accept it and become a willing participant in the follow up chase that ensues. And you know how frustrating that is.

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4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!