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The Parallel Between Prospecting and Leading

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This morning, during a call with a business owner, he shared with me about their latest product upgrade. As he talked, I could hear passion in his voice about how his product could help others. Without hesitation, he stated why his solution was better than his competitor’s offering.

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Prospecting and The 10 Rules You Need to Follow

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You don’t just think about prospecting. Prospecting is something you do, and you do it daily. Watch this video : 10 Rules of Prospecting, to learn more! 1.The number of deals you have to close directly reflects the amount of time you spend prospecting.

What Do I Need to Do to Become Great at Prospecting?

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Below is a list of 20 things I have found in common with the top 1% of all sales prospectors. Notice that each item on the list is an action. That’s right, they are things you can do! To be great at prospecting, you don’t have to be born with the “sales gene.”

What Do I Do When a Prospect Goes Silent?

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You have the perfect prospect. You know how you can help them. You have that initial phone call, and everything feels good. They share great information and provided even more information and insights in response to your questions. You feel like life is good.

Successful Social Selling Best Practices Guide

This best practices guide focuses on helping you organize, harness and capitalize on the information, buying signals and qualified prospects identifying themselves to you online every single day.

How Can I Tell If I Have Qualified Prospects?

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We cannot forget that not all prospects are created equal. Some prospects are actually not prospects at all, they’re just suspects in disguise. Everybody in sales cannot find enough time to prospect. If we’re already challenged for time, shouldn’t we focus our time on the best opportunities?

How Can I Tell If I Have a Qualified Prospect: Confidential Information

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So, you think you have a great prospect; however, why do you think they’re even interested in you or what you sell? Sales is a two-way street. You can have all the feelings you want, but the customer’s feelings are really what matter.

How Do I Use Email to Prospect?

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How effective are your emails? You want to think that the email you just wrote is perfect and sending it out to 100 prospects will result in at least 90 meetings.

Why Relationships Matter in Sales and Business

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In our on-line world today, it’s easy to think that relationships aren’t as important as they used to be. I feel strongly that it’s the opposite, actually. Relationships are more important than ever, because most everything else in life has become automated.

How to Turn Networking Into Prospecting

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If you’ve been following me for a long time, you know that I don’t consider networking the same as prospecting. Too many people go to a networking event but call it prospecting simply to avoid prospecting.

Sales Training Playbook by Lessonl

A step-by-step guide for building a comprehensive training playbook for your sales team.

10 Reasons Why I Love Sales

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Not many people dream of having a career in sales. Let’s be real here: sales was probably not your first choice. For many of you, although afraid to admit, sales wasn’t even your second, third or fourth choice.

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10 Key to Prospecting Success

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Ask salespeople what their number one issue is and you’ll probably hear, “getting good prospects.” Here’s a simple fact: you can’t close a sale until you have someone to sell to. So what does it take to successfully prospect?

Why Do I Have Bad Customers?

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Are your customers really bad, or do their expectations just not line up with yours? Bad customers are a result of failing to establish expectations with the customer that align with what you deliver. Watch this 35-second video: “Do You Have Lousy Customers?”:

Who Is The Best Person to Motivate You?

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Who would you say? Your family? A boss? A co-worker? Somebody famous? I hope you said “no” to each one of those questions, because the best person to motivate you is you! Why would you want to delegate an incredibly important task to someone else?

Fulfilling Today's (Changing) eLearning Needs

Speaker: Bryan Marriott, President, P1 Learning

eLearning cannot be a “one size fits all” proposition. It’s not enough to post 1,000+ courses and leave training up to chance. Join Bryan Marriott, President of P1 Learning, as he walks through the process of identifying learner needs, and then delivering training that specifically addresses those needs – in a short, effective, and entertaining manner.

Your Competitor is Not Who You Think It Is

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You probably think your competitor is the big evil company that just came out with a more superior product than yours. That big evil company is not your primary competitor. Your two biggest competitors are: 1. Your own self-limiting doubts about what you can’t do.

Who Makes a Great Prospect? 4 Questions You Must Answer

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You cannot afford to waste your time with prospects that will not become your customers. Your time is too valuable! All prospects are not the same. The sooner you know who is good and who isn’t, the better off you will be.

The Problem With Assumptions

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Do not assume anything! This is easy to say, but sometimes tough to do in the moment. It can seem painless to make an assumption from reading someone’s email, but the real question is what is your assumption, and is it correct? That is where the problem lies.

How Do I Get Past the Gatekeeper?

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If there is one type of person every salesperson has more than a few pain-filled stories about, it is the gatekeeper. Relax! I’ve experienced my share of this too. You can’t make too many sales calls of any type without encountering one.

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

Knowing the Customer’s Timeline to Buy – How Can I Tell If I Have Qualified Prospects?

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The number one competitor every salesperson faces is the “no decision.” This is the customer who despite everything you do chooses to not do anything. They might choose to stay with their current supplier or simply say no just to postpone making a decision. Either way, for you, it is time wasted.

Monday Motivation Video: Do Your Goals Have an Action Plan?

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Do you have goals and aspirations? That’s great, but if you don’t have an action plan to go along with them, they’re just dreams. Your action plan is the foundation of what you will achieve. Action creates achievement.

Prospecting and the 3 Traits You Must Have to Succeed

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Effective prospecting can be summed up in three words. I refer to them as the 3 traits you need to have if you want to be successful at prospecting. The 3 traits are: · Persistence. Attitude. Process. I call this “PAP.”

What is Your Attitude Towards Prospecting? 20 Things You Can Do

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Is prospecting a four-letter word in your mind? If you had to choose between prospecting and having a root canal, which would you choose? Maybe you wouldn’t choose the root canal; however, you certainly would rather have a cavity filled than have to prospect. Relax! You’re not alone.

Sales Training That Gets Results – With or Without Classroom ILT

Speaker: Mike Kunkle, VP Sales Enablement Services, SPASIGMA

Most sales ILT (instructor-led training) has historically not been very effective, if we consider “effective” to mean “changes behavior, improves results, or produces a ROI.” In this webinar, sales enablement expert Mike Kunkle will break down how modern technology removes the need for ILT in sales training - and will also explain how to effectively integrate ILT into your modern training, if you want to continue using it!

Your Reputation Arrives Before You Do

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You can run, but you can’t hide. You can fake it, but you won’t make it. The era of thinking that you can behave one way in one situation and a different way in another is long gone. Your reputation arrives before you do.

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Sales Leadership Requires Being Authentic and Transparent

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You can’t just run and hide. You can’t exhibit one style on Monday and then be a completely different person on Tuesday. The days of faking it are over. We’ve all read stories and seen companies falsely live out their mission statement. News flash!

How To Get Past the Gatekeeper

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We’ve all been there. You make the call and boom, you’re blocked by the gatekeeper. They won’t let you get to the person you want to speak with. First off, remember that the gatekeeper is only doing their joy by guarding the gate. That’s what they’re supposed to do.

Monday Motivation Video: What Do Successful People Believe?

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Successful people go out and make it happen without ever making excuses. They just do it! On the other hand, those who are victims blame this or that and never see themselves as being successful. If you want to be successful, believe that you are not the victim.

Supercharge Your Sales Training ROI with eLearning

Speaker: Ray Makela, CEO, Sales Readiness Group, and David Jacoby, President, Sales Readiness Group

Companies spend about $20 billion a year on various forms of sales training, but many sales leaders report a low ROI from their sales training initiatives. Join us, along with Ray Makela and David Jacoby from Sales Readiness Group, as they break down the five essential factors to achieve sustainable success from your sales training investment, and how to leverage eLearning to maximize results.

What Is A Perfect Voicemail for Prospecting?

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First off, don’t over complicate it. Your objective is first to generate interest and then get them to return your call. That’s it! Don’t think that your goal is to answer every objective or to even motivate them to immediately buy. You’re not going to do that by leaving one voicemail.

Which Hurts Salespeople More: A Lack of Confidence or Poor Selling Skills?

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Recently, I worked with a very capable salesperson who had a great sales plan and great leads; yet, she failed miserably in at hitting her number. She knew what to do and when to do it; she just could not bring herself to actually do it.

Should I Have a Presentation to Share When I Am Prospecting?

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The answer to this question is a resounding, no! A few weeks ago, I received a prospecting email that contained over 15 different links. Rather than an email, it was a syllabus for a graduate course. I was floored at the email.

The Role of Marketing in Generating Leads

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When it’s the end of the quarter and sales is missing their number, it’s easy to blame. Usually, sales will blame marketing for not giving them great leads.

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2019 State of Sales Coaching: Managers, Reps, and Enablement Pros Weigh In

Speaker: Henry Bruckstein, Founder at Canam Research, and Jake Miller, Product Marketing Manager at Allego

Virtually every sales organization sees the value of good sales coaching. So why do so few organizations do it systematically and well? Join Henry Bruckstein, Founder of Canam Research, and Jake Miller, product marketing manager at Allego, to learn why--and more--from the new 2019 State of Sales Coaching survey. Our speakers will synthesize the different views from sales reps, managers and sales enablement pros to uncover common areas of misalignment, proven methods to overcome coaching barriers, and the best coaching approach for you.

How Do I Overcome My Lack of Confidence When Prospecting?

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I get asked this question a lot, and feel like it is one of the biggest reasons why salespeople are not successful and ultimately end up leaving the profession. Until you can overcome this fear, there is little chance that you will ever be successful.

Monday Motivation Video: Why Worry About What You Can’t Control?

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Do you worry about things that are out of your control? Most likely, you’re nodding your head yes! Stop doing that and relax, because guess what? You can’t really worry about traffic unless there is an alternate route.

Sales Leadership and the Questions You Ask

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How well do your questions push the customer’s thinking? Sales leadership is about the customer seeing you differently than every other salesperson. If all you do is ask the basic questions that they’ve already been asked a thousand times, how will you stand out?

Time Management: How Will You Use Your Day?

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We all say we have too much to do. Even my 84 year-old in-laws claim they’re too busy to get everything done in a day. I think the question is: do we have too much to do, or are we mismanaging our time?

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How to Successfully Coach Your Sales Team to Drive Efficiency

Speaker: Steve Benson, Founder and CEO, Badger Maps

A great sales team starts with a manager who’s a great coach. To stay competitive in today’s market, you need to implement a formal coaching approach that is aligned with your buyer’s journey and internal processes to drive results. Fortunately, Steve Benson is here to help you become that great coach.