Gatekeeper Best Practices

Mr. Inside Sales

Last week I was contacted by the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals and asked if I would share my best practices for dealing with the gatekeeper. Do pass this on to others in your company who also may have problems navigating past the gatekeeper.

How To Get Past the Gatekeeper

The Sales Hunter

You make the call and boom, you’re blocked by the gatekeeper. First off, remember that the gatekeeper is only doing their joy by guarding the gate. This is why I don’t view them as a gatekeeper but rather as a door opener. We’ve all been there.

The Truth About Gatekeepers

Engage Selling

There’s a truth about gatekeepers that you need to be thinking about. You’re creating your own gatekeepers. Namely, that you create them. You read that right.

Gatekeepers : Six Things NOT to Do

Mr. Inside Sales

If you’re getting screened out by gatekeepers , then chances are you’re probably causing that screening. First, not all gatekeepers are the same. About 30% of the gatekeepers you get are closer to being assistants, or office managers, or influencers. 3: Pitching the gatekeeper.

How Do I Get Past the Gatekeeper?

The Sales Hunter

If there is one type of person every salesperson has more than a few pain-filled stories about, it is the gatekeeper. You don’t have to think that the gatekeeper is the person waking up in the morning with the sole intent to keep you out. Let’s first look at who is the gatekeeper.

Always Thank The Gatekeeper

The Pipeline

When I ask sales people what their biggest challenge is in getting to speak directly with decision makers they are targeting, and voice mail or gatekeepers are at the top of the list, (while call reluctance should be right there with the other two, they don’t usually volunteer that fact).

3 Strategies for Getting Past the Gatekeeper

Jeffrey Gitomer

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How to Successfully Deal with the Gatekeeper

Mr. Inside Sales

Many sales reps don’t know how to deal successfully with the gatekeeper. The post How to Successfully Deal with the Gatekeeper appeared first on Mr. Inside Sales. If things like: “Will he know what this call is regarding?”

Embrace The Gatekeeper

Score More Sales

For years I have worked with sales professionals who strive to get around the Gatekeeper – that person at your prospective customer’s company who guards their executive from unnecessary time with all sorts of things but most notably from salespeople.

Are You Asking the Gatekeeper the Right Questions?

The Sales Hunter

Today is part 2 of my 10 Ways to Get Past Gatekeepers When Prospecting on the Phone. Rather than asking the gatekeeper for the person you want to speak to, begin the call by asking them the same questions you would ask your prospect.

Pitching the Gatekeeper Won’t Get You to the DM

Mr. Inside Sales

One of the biggest mistakes I still hear sales reps making is pitching the gatekeeper or receptionist in hopes of them being so impressed that they will put them through to the Decision Maker (DM). Here’s what you need to know: The gatekeeper’s job is to route calls.

Does Your Personality Come Through with the Gatekeeper?

The Sales Hunter

I’ve been digging deeper into 10 Ways to Get Past Gatekeepers When Prospecting on the Phone, and I’ve reached #8: Let your personality come through and allow the gatekeeper to see you as a normal person who is merely doing their job, just like them.

Getting Past the Gatekeeper: Call a Different Division

The Sales Hunter

If you’ve been following for the past few weeks, I’ve been digging into 10 Ways to Get Past the Gatekeeper When Prospecting on the Phone.

To Get Past More Gatekeepers, Just Get In The Gate

MTD Sales Training

The Gatekeeper; that secretary, receptionist or otherwise, frontline person whose job, it seems, is to make your life as a professional sales person, miserable. Yes, a good gatekeeper (GK) can indeed cause havoc and prevent you from getting to the decision maker (DM).

Call Before 8 AM or After 5 PM to Get Past a Gatekeeper

The Sales Hunter

I’ve been exploring 10 Ways to Get Past Gatekeepers When Prospecting on the Phone, and today we are at number 3: Call back before 8 AM or after 5 PM. Most gatekeepers work traditional hours, so calling either before 8 or after 5 may allow somebody else to answer the phone.

Dealing Successfully With Gatekeepers

Mr. Inside Sales

Every month, I get emails from my readers asking me how to deal with gatekeepers. Don’t pitch the gatekeeper! They tell me the most frustrating part of prospecting is actually getting through to the decision maker.

How to Get Past Gatekeepers

Engage Selling

Are you or members of your sales team having trouble getting past gatekeepers? I’ve noticed a trend.

Learn How to Get the Gatekeeper on Your Side

No More Cold Calling

Getting past the gatekeeper shouldn’t be so daunting. Why is getting past the gatekeeper and finding qualified leads so challenging for salespeople? The dreaded gatekeeper. The Gatekeeper Is Not the Enemy. Are You Always Successful at Getting Past the Gatekeeper?

10 Ways to Get Past Gatekeepers When Prospecting on the Phone

The Sales Hunter

Rather than asking the gatekeeper for the […]. Blog Prospecting gatekeeper prospect prospecting sales prospectingCall and ask for the Sales Department. Talking with salespeople can be an excellent approach.

3 Critical Things You Need To Know About Today’s Gatekeeper

MTD Sales Training

If you still view gatekeepers as annoying, low-level, annoying pawns whose mission in life is to do nothing but waste your time, cost you money and make your life miserable, then I have news for you. Telesales dealing with gatekeepers Gatekeeper screens getting past the gatekeeper

Avoid these 3 Mistakes when Dealing with the Gatekeeper

Mr. Inside Sales

Are you still getting screened out by the gatekeeper ? So, let’s dive in: 1) When the gatekeeper asks who is calling, don’t just give your name, and especially don’t just give your first name (hoping that the gatekeeper will think the decision maker knows you!).

Getting Past the Gatekeeper and to the CEO

The Sales Hunter

The gatekeeper is blocking you. Blog Cold-Calling leadership Phone Sales Tips Professional Selling Skills ceo cold calling email techniques gatekeeper phone techniques sales techniquesYour goal is to meet with the CEO, but you can’t get to them. Here are 4 things you can do to get past the meeting with the CEO: Send an email Saturday at 6 AM. If you know the email of the CEO, send them an email at […].

Don’t Allow One Rejection by a Gatekeeper Stop You from Calling Again

The Sales Hunter

In my exploration of 10 Ways to Get Past the Gatekeeper When Prospecting on the Phone, I’ve reached #10: Don’t allow one rejection by a gatekeeper stop you from calling again. Blog Breakthrough Sales University Professional Selling Skills Prospecting breakthrough sales university gatekeeper prospect prospecting sales prospecting

One Great Tip For Getting Past A Tough Gatekeeper Screen

MTD Sales Training

If you are going to be successful in business-to-business sales, you must first learn to recognise a clever and sophisticated gatekeeper screen. The gatekeeper’s job is to block unwanted or unnecessary calls from reaching the decision maker (DM). Gatekeepers train to recognize all kinds of sales people, from the undertrained, smile and dial telemarketer to the high-level stockbroker. Cold Calling Technique cold calling Gatekeeper screens get past the gatekeeper

Getting Past the Gatekeeper

Selling Energy

A lot of people misunderstand the role of the gatekeeper, in most cases an assistant or receptionist. If you’re dealing with a gatekeeper who is good at their job, they’re making sure their boss’s time is well spent.

We Create Our Own Gatekeepers | Sales Strategies

Engage Selling

?????????????????It’s important to remember that we create the gatekeepers—they’re all in our own mind. If we create them, we can get rid of them. What Do I Mean by That?

Getting Past Gatekeepers: Call and Ask for the Sales Department

The Sales Hunter

I am starting a new blog series to dig into the 10 ways to get past gatekeepers when calling on the phone. Here’s the first one: Call and ask for the Sales Department. Talking with salespeople can be an excellent approach.

Handling the Gatekeeper and Engaging Executives

Sales and Marketing Management

Executives are more likely to have admins (often referred to as gatekeepers) that invariably will ask a question that sends shivers down many sellers’ spines: “Who is this and what is it regarding?”. Let’s take a step back and more closely consider the term “gatekeeper.” So how can salespeople get past this hurdle with gatekeepers? Handling Gatekeepers. Author: Frank Visgatis, President and Chief Operating Officer, CustomerCentric Selling.

Cold Calling: Stop Pitching the Gatekeeper

Mr. Inside Sales

He told me that some of them are struggling to get through to decision makers, and he thought it was because they were “pitching the gatekeeper.” Let’s recap the role of the receptionist/gatekeeper: The receptionist’s job is to answer calls and route them to the right person.

The Lies You Tell Gatekeepers

No More Cold Calling

Joan and other gatekeepers can smell phoniness a mile away. The gatekeeper has left the building. When you have a referral, you’ll never have to use duplicitous tactics to bypass the gatekeeper. Trust me, they’re on to you.

Gain More Repeat Business, Using The Gatekeeper to Get More Information, Tom Peters On Branding

MTD Sales Training

Episode 19 Gain More Repeat Business, Using The Gatekeeper to Get More Information, Tom Peters On Branding. How to use the gatekeeper to get more information. How to use the gatekeeper to get more information.

Get the Gatekeeper on Your Side

No More Cold Calling

The gatekeepers are onto your tricks. Newsflash: 90 percent of CEOs do not respond to cold calls or emails, and neither do their gatekeepers. But gatekeepers are good at their job. Gatekeepers can smell phoniness a mile away.

#1 Way Account-Based Sales Reps Resolve the Gatekeeper Problem

No More Cold Calling

Stop trying to get around the gatekeeper. If account-based sales reps want to reach C-suite prospects, the secret is calling at night or on weekends, when their gatekeepers are off duty. Trying to get past the gatekeeper is a waste of time. Want to land and expand?

4 Ways to Get Past the Gatekeeper (No Tricks Required)

No More Cold Calling

When you have a referral introduction, there’s no need to dupe the gatekeeper. It’s tiresome reading about how to get past the gatekeeper. These “gatekeeper” tactics are insincere, duplicitous, unprofessional, offensive, and a waste of sales time.

10 Ways to Get Past the Gatekeeper When Prospecting

The Sales Hunter

There are 10 ways to get past the gatekeeper that I highly recommend. One of the toughest prospecting challenges is simply getting connected to the right person. The number of roadblocks seems to grow more each day, and yet the task remains the same — to reach the decision maker. Plan to also join me […]. Blog Professional Selling Skills Prospecting high-profit prospecting prospect prospecting sales prospecting

Stop Pitching the Gatekeeper – and What to Do Instead

Mr. Inside Sales

One of the biggest mistakes many inside sales reps make is pitching the gatekeeper. To start with, the gatekeeper is just that – someone whose job it is to screen salespeople from getting through to the decision maker. Again, they are gatekeepers – not decision makers.

Identifying Sales Prospects: Gatekeepers, Influencers, and Decision Makers

Hubspot Sales

1) The Gatekeeper. The gatekeeper is usually an executive assistant or associate to the decision maker. If the gatekeeper is an executive assistant, you should know immediately by their title. Once you’ve identified the gatekeeper, you have a few options.

5 Ways to get Past the Gatekeeper

The SalesPro Leader

The article, 5 Ways to get Past the Gatekeeper originally appeared first on SalesPro Leads - Connecting You with Tomorrow's Buyers. Blog Leads Sales #LeadGeneration #Sales #SalesTips

Hard-To-Reach Prospect? Call During Holiday Weeks

The Sales Hunter

I’ve been looking closely at 10 Ways to Get Past Gatekeepers When Prospecting on the Phone. Blog Breakthrough Sales University Professional Selling Skills Prospecting breakthrough sales university gatekeeper gatekeepers prospect prospecting sales prospecting

The B2B Sales Rep’s Guide to Getting Past Gatekeepers

Zoominfo

Sales reps often refer to receptionists, assistants, and phone operators as gatekeepers—and for good reason. Essentially, gatekeepers hold the key to B2B sales success. If you can’t convince a gatekeeper you’re important, you can kiss that sale goodbye.