19 Ways to Follow Up Without Being a Pest

The Sales Heretic

You already know that effective follow up is crucial to closing sales. But how can you follow up with prospects without annoying them to the point where they scream, “Leave me alone!” The key is to deliver value in your follow up efforts.

5 Steps To Effectively Follow-Up Prospects

MTD Sales Training

What strikes me as strange and rather puzzling is a piece of research I read this week that said less than 10% of salespeople actually follow up a prospect more than once after they have sent a proposal. I think it is, so here’s some steps that will help you make following up a natural part of the sale for you: 1. Ask exploratory questions that give you a reason to follow up. Make what you and your company have to offer the customer absolutely compelling.

Sustainable Sales Success - Tip #11 Follow-Up

Increase Sales

Simply speaking without follow-up, sales success will not happen. What is even worse, is the lack of follow-up by salespeople. Hubspot shared these two damning sales prospecting or sales statistics: 44% of salespeople give up after one follow-up.

Customer Follow-up Improves With Automation

Fill the Funnel

Why is customer follow-up important? It’s not enough to get your customer to buy. One key to doing this effectively is to offer sincere, timely follow-up customer service. This is a series of emails that teaches your customer how to do something.

Engage the Prospect via Your Follow-Up

The Sales Hunter

How 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 […]. Blog Closing a Sale Customer Service Prospecting customer follow-up prospect prospecting

Sales Prospecting: The Art of Following Up

The Sales Hunter

Finding new customers is the bane of most salespeople, yet too many times, the reason it is so difficult is salespeople give up too easily. Really, I should say it’s not that salespeople give up too easily — it’s that they just don’t follow-up.

5 Little-known But Essential Email Follow-up Secrets

MTD Sales Training

5 Little-known But Essential Email Follow-up Secrets is a guest post written by Forster Perelsztejn. . Ever seen this stats collection that says that 48% of salespeople never follow up with a prospect? Yeah, it’s fake , but still, most salespeople are bad at following up. I know because I spend time helping hundreds of customers here at Prospect.io up their follow-up game and do it like bosses. Now go get those customers!

Are You Patiently Following Up?

Smooth Sale

Attract the Right Job or Clientele: Patiently following up stirs up emotion in almost everyone. But a small percentage of salespeople view follow-up as getting their game on for achieving their goals. Most people fall down on follow-up.

How to Effectively Follow-up After Sales Meetings

Openview

The average salesperson is losing up to 40% of their deals because they’re not following-up effectively. And then you send 2-3 follow-ups…but no response. The truth is that the follow-up stage begins before you even start talking to your prospect.

Turn a hard no into a yes with the easiest follow-up technique I know

Close.io

This small shift in thinking can have a profound impact on your sales outreach and follow-up success. And all it takes is trying one simple strategy I recently discovered: HUCA (Hang up and call again). Airlines are rarely known for their customer support. Hang up.

How to follow up on a download

Sales 2.0

I’ve actually wondered about the best messaging to follow up on an ebook download and David makes it very obvious how to do it. The problem with much of our prospecting or follow up on “leads,” is that it is completely disconnected from the content that generated the lead.

Follow Up Strategy to Grow Sales

Score More Sales

” Craig concurred, and here is one SINGLE simple sales strategy that can give you HUGE new visibility, so eloquently presented by Craig: When your prospect or your customer moves to another company: Follow your contact to their new position – don’t wait for them to reach out to you.

Do You Want to Improve Results for Follow-up?

Smooth Sale

Attract the Right Job or Clientele: Business profitability and securing a new job both depend upon precise follow-up. My claim to fame in the sales environment is the art of follow-up. The lack of follow-up action produces zero results.

After the show is over, how do I follow-up?

Jeffrey Gitomer

After the show is over, how do I followup? There are companies who fax quotes, confirmations and copies of orders directly from their exhibit booth to the office of the prospect or customer. That's real fast. Networking

23 Creative Follow-up Email Topics To Keep Your Customer Engaged

Fill the Funnel

Creative follow-up email topics to keep your customer engaged will surely give you an idea or two to continue the email communication with a customer that has gone quiet. Internet Prospecting Social Selling Web Tools email follow-up just checking in

5 Easy Ways to Get More from Your Sales Follow Up Emails

MarketJoy

You have a 13% chance to get a response on the 4 th follow up. The stats make it absolutely clear that follow-up emails play a pivotal role in your email strategy. But not all sales follow up emails are created equal. Given below are five sure-fire ways to take your follow up emails to the next level, so you can crush your sales goals. The key to great sales follow up email is to remain two things: crisp and relevant.

How to Write a Follow-Up Email That Actually Works

Sales Hacker

In fact, “92% of salespeople give up after four ‘no’s’, but 80% of prospects say ‘no’ four times before they say ‘yes’.” That’s why failing to follow up on the sales emails you send can have a disastrous impact on your sales performance. Common Follow-Up Email Mistakes.

Incremental Sales and the Art of Following Up

The Sales Hunter

How much business do you get from customers after they’ve placed their initial order with you? You’ll be amazed at the dialogue you will wind up having and the amount of incremental business you’ll get.

What Happened To The Follow-Up?

Partners in Excellence

One of the biggest mistakes managers make is lack of follow-up. The team was actively engaged, they were talking about important shifts in their strategies and how they would execute with the customers. We (managers) forget a critical step: Follow-up.

Where’s the Follow Up in Sales for Small Business?

Increase Sales

” In today business world, I believe we can safely ask “Where’s the follow up in sales and small business?” ” Sales Training Coaching Tip: Sales research suggests up to 50% of all sales leads are not followed-up.

3 Ways for Better Follow Up in Sales

Score More Sales

Recently we posted about a study that showed the power and necessity of follow up in building relationships with buyers who ultimately do business with you. Here are three ways to follow up better and gain more opportunities: Look at Data.

What Is Your Follow Up Script for Sales Calls?

Increase Sales

Or do you stop, review your follow-up script or scripts? Each ideal qualified potential customer (aka as qualified prospect) may have a different want, a different perception of value. For me these initial steps have been quite successful in my follow-up script.

Prospects not replying? How to follow-up better and move to close more quickly

Smart Calling

Do you really know where you stand with the prospects in your follow-up files right now? I’m not trying to make you feel bad, but my experience is that many sales reps have no clue where they are in the sales process with a majority of the people they are following up with.

New in Nutshell: Leave the follow-up to us with personal email sequences

Nutshell

Anyone who relies on email to start sales conversations understands that follow-up is what separates success from failure. But look, we get it: Email follow-up takes a long time. If you’re not a Nutshell customer…welcome!

Sales reps – don’t forget to follow-up!

Sales Training Connection

Sales reps much follow up! But, in the buyer’s eyes, following up is one of the fundamentals for building trust and establishing a business relationship that separates those top sales reps from the others. Following up is key.

Gain More from a Conference through Follow Up

Score More Sales

The most successful attendees set up meetings before, during, and after the event to maximize their travel and their time. Categorize or tag each one as DF13 or some other way to know where you met them or picked up their card.

The Subtle Art of Follow-up

A Sales Guy

Everything that happens after your customer says “yes” is what separates sales leaders from the rest of the pack. Getting customers is one thing; keeping them, and leveraging those relationships to create additional business, is quite another. Five Critical Elements of Follow-Up.

3 Common Sales Follow-Up Mistakes That You Might be Making

Jeff Shore

I have never met a sales professional that didn’t agree that follow-up is essential to a healthy sales career. Follow-up is essential. Of course, we can all agree that follow-up isn’t created equally. Follow-up happens too long after the initial sales call.

3 Ways for Better Follow Up in Sales

Score More Sales

Recently we posted about a study that showed the power and necessity of follow up in building relationships with buyers who ultimately do business with you. Here are three ways to follow up better and gain more opportunities: Look at Data.

3 Steps for Effective Sales Lead Follow Up (none are the Hail Mary)

Pointclear

Following the prayer, the quarterback threw a quick pass over the middle to score. The ways sales executives follow up on leads is a little like trying to win games with the Hail Mary. They simply don’t know how to follow-up a lead. Don’t give up too soon.

‘Tis the Season to Follow Up

No More Cold Calling

Now is the perfect time to follow up with your clients, prospects, and Referral Sources. When I attended this year’s Dreamforce conference , I heard numerous speakers and presenters echo the same valuable message I’ve been stressing for years—the importance of following up.

Best of PowerViews: Are You Tenacious About Sales Follow Up?

Pointclear

There are a few topics that come up regularly. For this ‘best of’ edition we revisit the hot topics—social media, mobile marketing, sales lead follow up. LinkedIn is more buttoned up. Lori Richardson, Score More Sales, Are You Tenacious About Sales Follow Up? Click to start video at this point —Lori regularly encounters issues with sales follow up.

Does Your Sales Team Know How to Follow-Up on a Lead?

Pointclear

Today we will discuss why it’s vital for marketing to develop a training guide for sales so all are on the same page as far as understanding what constitutes a lead in your organization, and what’s the best way to follow up on one. Starts the clock on follow-up.

Don’t Drop the Ball on Follow-Up: Announcing Action Items by Gong.io

Gong.io

I had just wrapped up a demo with a key account and could feel the momentum. We’ve all heard that “fortune is in the follow-up.”. Armed with Action Items, you’ll never let follow-up actions slip through the cracks again. Not a Gong customer yet?

8 Follow Up Sales Strategies to Boost Your Referrals

CloserIQ

With a follow up system in place, you’ll know exactly when and how to ask your clients for referrals and actually get them. Stats show 91% of customers want to give a referral , but only 11% of salespeople ask for them. The Follow Up Sales Strategy To Flood Referrals Your Way.

How to write a killer follow-up email sequence that draws replies

Nutshell

I’m not going to tell you that 48% of salespeople never follow up because that statistic is fake. What I’m going to tell you, however, is that I receive enough cold emails to know that most of them aren’t followed up on. What I can also tell you is that as a sales automation tool , my company helps hundreds of customers write their follow-up emails, because most of the time, they’re pretty bad. Is following up always worth it, though?

“How Much Follow Up Is Too Much?”

Partners in Excellence

I just got a great question, “How much follow up is too much?” ” The sales person was concerned about annoying the customer with too much follow up—even though the customer had requested the follow up. All of us face this challenge, we’re anxious to move forward, we want to know what’s happening, what the customer thinks, and where they are in their buying process. Follow up is important.

The Connection Between Gas Prices and Sales Lead Follow Up

Understanding the Sales Force

When you filled up your tank for $5, that extra 13.5 Even if they were in hiding, everyone must have heard by now that a typical B2B sale requires a customer-centric consultative approach. And less than 1% of companies get their salespeople to follow up in the first 5 minutes?

Sales calls – follow-up matters – 5 best practices

Sales Training Connection

So let’s take a look at a systematic approach for getting the post call follow-up right. Effective follow-up starts in the call itself. No matter how small establish some commitment for next steps that you and the customer will take that moves the sales cycle forward.

Differentiate Yourself Through Persistence & Follow Up ? Score.

Score More Sales

Differentiate Yourself Through Persistence & Follow Up. It is amazing that just by following through on your word you can set yourself apart as one of the top 3-5% of sales professionals (or business owners, as the case may be). Yes, most people mean well, however they do not follow through as promised. Because customers are often amazed when that happens. Too many people make grandiose claims – they talk but don’t do the actions to back it up.