Measuring Your Prospecting Process

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A topic many of my coaching clients ask me about is how to know if your prospecting process is working. The shortcut answer to the question is that I ask them what their sales are compared to the prospecting they do. Blog Professional Selling Skills Prospecting prospect prospecting salesSounds simple, but the answer is far more complex and not easily answered despite […].

10 Steps to Speed the Prospecting Process

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This is the first rule of prospecting. Too many people think if all they do is send out a bunch of emails or make a bunch of phone calls, prospects will suddenly appear. Blog Professional Selling Skills Prospecting prospect prospecting sales prospect sales prospecting

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Overcoming the Fear of Prospecting

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To think you’re the only one who has a fear of prospecting would be a lie. I say there’s a third — having to prospect. Blog Professional Selling Skills Prospecting high-profit prospecting prospect prospecting sales prospectingThey say the two most dreaded things are public speaking and taxes. It’s OK if you feel that way. I too felt that way at one time. You’re probably thinking, […].

Do You Have “Prospecting Paralysis?”

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Medical research shows 4 out of 5 salespeople suffer from the acute disease “prospecting paralysis.” Breakthrough research now shows the disease is curable, even in those who feel they suffer from “terminal prospecting paralysis.” Blog Professional Selling Skills Sales Development Training Sales Motivation goals prospect prospecting quarter sales sales prospecting webinar

What Prospecting Tools are You Using?

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If you expect to be successful by just using email to prospect or any other single method, you’re in for a rude shock. To be successful reaching prospects, you have to use every tool available. Blog Professional Selling Skills Prospecting prospect prospecting prospecting tools sales prospectingThis is why a lot of salespeople fail when they think all they need is social media. It will reach […].

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Your Success Starts with Great Prospects

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Yes, this can be a problem, but far more often I find the problem is at the top of the sales process and how you prospect. There’s a simple equation we can’t forget: Bad Prospects = Bad […]. Blog Prospecting coaching prospect prospecting prospectsIt’s time you quit thinking that your inability to close sales is the reason you’re not more successful.

Each Prospecting Call is an Opportunity to Learn

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I wrote the best-selling book High-Profit Selling with one goal in mind — to help you prospect more effectively. Just because a prospect rejects you on a call doesn’t mean there isn’t something for you learn. Blog Professional Selling Skills Prospecting high-profit prospecting prospect prospecting sales prospecting selling

Does Your Prospecting Plan Work? 11 Questions to Ask Yourself

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Unfortunately, this exemplifies the expectations of too many sales prospecting plans. Below are 11 questions you can ask yourself regarding your sales prospecting plan. These questions will equip you to gauge how effective your prospecting plan is and what […].

Should I Leave a Voicemail When Prospecting?

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Blog Phone Sales Tips Professional Selling Skills Prospecting phone phone skills prospecting sales prospectingI get asked this question all the time. The argument people say is nobody listens to them, and even if they do, they never call back anyway, so it’s a waste of time. There are a lot of reasons I don’t agree with that, and they’re spelled out in my book, but one that […].

5 Ways to Increase Your Prospecting Results

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Blog Prospecting prospect prospecting sales prospectingWe no more than end one quarter and we start all over again looking for new leads and new sales.

10 Reasons Why I’m Proud to be Prospecting

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Without a doubt, the number one reason people don’t want to get into sales is because they don’t like rejection, and the thought of having to prospect makes their stomach curdle. Call me weird or call me an outlier, but here are my 10 reasons why I’m proud to have the privilege to prospect. (I’m Blog Prospecting high-profit prospecting prospect prospecting sales prospecting

Prospecting Using Linkedin

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If Linkedin isn’t creating for you the prospects and business you need, then it’s time to ask yourself if you’re using Linkedin correctly. Blog Prospecting high-profit prospecting linkedin prospect prospectingIt’s easy to think all you need to do is buy one of the Linkedin premium services and suddenly you’ll have all the business you need. False assumption! Yes, having one […].

Engage the Prospect via Your Follow-Up

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Blog Closing a Sale Customer Service Prospecting customer follow-up prospect prospectingHow many times have you had a sales call that you walk away from feeling great then turn into the customer going silent on you? We’ve all had that issue, and the typical way salespeople handle this is by thinking if they just send a great follow-up note immediately after the meeting, everything will be […].

Your 2017 Sales Prospecting/Growth Plan in 8 Steps

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Blog Professional Selling Skills Prospecting prospect prospecting sales prospectingIt’s the start of a new year and as much as you feel good, you also feel a sense of concern about the numbers you need to hit for this year.

Text Messaging for Prospecting?

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Blog Phone Sales Tips Professional Selling Skills Prospecting phone skills prospect prospecting sales prospecting text textingThe last few weeks I’ve had several requests from salespeople asking for my advice on text messaging and whether or not it should be used. Some people say you shouldn’t use it, while others say to use it. Here’s my response: I have nothing to lose and a customer to gain by texting someone. Boom! […].

Are You Guilty of Making These Prospecting Mistakes?

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You’ve got your goal for the day and you’re off and running, reaching out to prospects and trying to follow up the best you can. Blog Prospecting prospect prospecting sales prospectingBut are you guilty of the biggest mistake one can make? Are you following up by saying or writing things such as: “Did you see my last email?” ” “I’m just […].

7 Strategic Questions Regarding Your Prospecting Process

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Today I want to give you an excerpt from my new book, High-Profit Prospecting. Consider the below strategic questions as you look at your own prospecting process: 1. What about my prospecting process is compelling to the customer? Blog Professional Selling Skills Prospecting high-profit prospecting prospect prospecting sales prospecting

Prospecting Has Changed, But Have You?

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Blog Professional Selling Skills Prospecting prospect prospecting sales prospectingNews flash. Social media is nothing more than the telephone. It’s simply a way to make contact — nothing more, nothing else.

Email vs. the Telephone: Which is Better for Prospecting?

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Email or the Telephone: Which one do you use more for prospecting? I can’t speak to a group of salespeople, whether it be a keynote or a training session, without being asked for my views on which one I feel is better for prospecting. Blog Professional Selling Skills Prospecting email prospect prospecting sales prospecting telephone

Prospecting the CEO: 5 Things You Must Know

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Put the prospecting process you’ve been using on the shelf. Blog Breakthrough Sales University Prospecting breakthrough sales university ceo prospect prospecting sales prospectingStop immediately!

10 Ways to Prospect with Integrity

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When you prospect with integrity, you will get customers who have integrity. Today there are too many people using stupid tactics to prospect that lack integrity. Blog Professional Selling Skills Prospecting high-profit prospecting prospect sales prospectingThink about what the previous sentence means. Integrity is an asset that is undervalued and underappreciated in today’s business world, yet it means more than ever.

Is Prospecting an Activity or a Lifestyle?

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Blog leadership Professional Selling Skills Prospecting executive sales leader briefing prospect prospecting sales leadership sales prospectingAsk yourself that question and, more importantly, ask yourself why you answered the way you did. Each week I receive phone calls and emails from salespeople and sales managers who say they aren’t hitting their sales goals.

10 Rules You Need to Follow if You Email a Prospect

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A few weeks ago, I shared 10 mistakes you can’t afford to make if you use email to prospect, so it’s only right I share with you 10 things you need to do. Blog Prospecting high-profit prospecting prospect prospecting sales prospecting

6 Ways to Get Prospects to Open Your Emails

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Getting prospects to read them and then do something with them is a different situation altogether! Blog Professional Selling Skills Prospecting email email prospecting prospect prospectingAnyone can send out emails.

HOW TO Increase Prospecting Results for Sales Leaders

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Have you thought about the impact you as a sales manager have on the prospecting results your people achieve? I’ve encountered far too many situations where the sales manager is blaming the lack of new customers on the failure of the sales team to prospect.

7 Steps to Building a Prospecting Plan that Works

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Do you have the number of high-quality prospects you need to not just make your annual number but exceed it? Before you answer that question, you may need to ask yourself if your prospecting plan is working as well as you need it to.

Quit Talking About You. Your Prospect Doesn’t Care.

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Blog Prospecting customer needs prospect prospecting sales prospectingYesterday I received 2 voicemails and at least 4 emails that were nothing but, “Hey look at me! I’m awesome and that’s the reason you need to buy from me!” ” Hmm, I didn’t care one bit about how good they were. I did the most expedient thing I could — I hit delete! Come to […].

5 (More) Ways to Get Prospects to Open Your Email

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Based on the comments I received from last week’s tip of 6 Ways to Get Prospects to Open Your Email, I wanted to give you a few more tips. Here are 5 more things you need to do: 1. Alter the time of day you send out emails. When sending out more than one email […].

Does Your Prospecting Plan Need Fixing?

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I hear all the time from salespeople saying how their prospecting plan doesn’t seem to be delivering the results they need. Everyone needs to continually fine tune their prospecting process.

How Do I Follow Up with a Prospect?

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What’s the best way to follow up with a prospect? by repeating or asking about something the prospect shared with you the last time you talked. When we start the next conversation by restating what the prospect shared […]. Blog Prospecting prospect prospectingFor starters, begin the next conversation (regardless of what form it might be — email, phone, etc.)

Thinking About Prospecting is Not Prospecting. It’s Not.

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The argument I hear is, “I don’t have time to prospect due to everything else I have going on.” The argument is by the time you take care of all the existing customers, there’s no time left to do any prospecting. Blog Professional Selling Skills Prospecting high-profit prospecting prospecting sales prospecting” Yes, I’ve even been guilty of saying it too.

Do You Have Prospects or Suspects? 10 Ways to Know the Difference.

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Too many prospecting pipelines are plugged. Keeping the pipeline full of only great prospects allows it to move faster and does not require the pipeline to be as big. Blog Professional Selling Skills Prospecting prospect prospecting sales prospecting

Prospecting Using 14-Second Voicemail

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Blog Phone Sales Tips Prospecting high-profit prospecting phone tips prospect prospecting sales prospecting voicemailToo many salespeople overlook the impact of voicemail. One excuse I hear from salespeople is, “Why leave a voicemail?

How To Prospect: Don’t Start What You Can’t Finish

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You need a prospecting strategy that is focused — a strategy that is based on looking for quality, not quantity. Blog Professional Selling Skills Prospecting prospect prospecting sales prospectingKey to that strategy is being consistent in your follow up. That’s right! Don’t start what you can’t finish. Check out the video to see what I mean: For the month of June, Amazon has […].

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10 Ways to Make Prospecting on the Phone Effective

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Make the call about the prospect not about you. The reason for the call must be based around providing the prospect with information or insight they will find of value. Blog Breakthrough Sales University Prospecting breakthrough sales university prospect prospecting sales prospecting

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What is the Right Frequency to Contact a Prospect?

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I get asked this question a lot, and my immediate response each time is by asking the other person how often they contact prospects now. Blog Professional Selling Skills Prospecting prospect prospecting sales prospecting

Prospect in August if You Expect to Make Your Number in December

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It depends all on your sales prospecting NOW! You have to be prospecting now, and be sure the prospects are truly prospects and not “suspects.” Blog Prospecting prospect prospecting sales prospectingWant to make your number in December? ” Quantity in your sales pipeline doesn’t matter nearly as much as quality. Making (and exceeding) your number in December will be exponentially easier […].

Reaching Prospects

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Email Prospecting: Your Emails are Likely a Bigger Waste of Time Than You Think

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Everyone wants to think using email to prospect is incredibly efficient and the only effective way to generate leads in today’s marketplace. Stop and ask yourself this question: “How does my prospecting email look on a […].

10 Things to Remember When Ending a Prospecting Call

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Below are things to remember when you’re ending the initial prospecting telephone call. Blog Professional Selling Skills Prospecting high-profit prospecting prospect prospecting sales prospectingAs difficult as it can be to get someone on the telephone, knowing what to do after the call can be just as difficult. In my new book coming out soon, I discuss this issue and every other critical issue, with the goal to […].