Prospecting is Not About Selling

John Barrows

Prospecting is about selling the next step. Lastly, let’s go past prospecting to see how AIDA can be applied to presentations. The post Prospecting is Not About Selling appeared first on JBarrows. General Sales Prospecting Uncategorized

One Powerful Way to Learn More About a Prospect

Inside Sales Training

Whether it’s nervousness, fear, inexperience, or just the conviction that if they stop talking the prospect will say “Not interested” and hang up, it doesn’t matter. They talk over their prospects. They talk after they ask a question (and don’t even let their prospect answer).

Prospecting Dynamics

The Pipeline

Proactive Prospecting Summer – Part 6. In this segment of Proactive Prospecting Summer, we look at the importance of the unspoken in prospecting calls. Telephone prospecting, after all, is an exercise in communication. By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca.

Prospecting goggles

Sales 2.0

The problem is every deal seems great until you actually “get married” to your prospect and they become your client. When you are prospecting it’s easy to put your “prospecting goggles” on and think every company looks attractive. Try to avoid such “promiscuous prospecting”.

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

Scripting Prospecting Success

The Pipeline

There are a lot of things sellers say in the course of telephone prospecting. One way is to actually use a script, yes, script, maybe it would help if we called it a plan you can follow to ensure success in an endeavourer, in this case engaging with a potential prospect.

Stop Sabotaging Your Prospecting

The Pipeline

Take telephone prospecting, yes cold calling, certainly a real and often emotional thing for all involved. I am conduit to best practices, and as a result, can help prospects even before they commit to my programs. By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca .

Prospecting For Pearls

The Pipeline

That’s one way I like to look at prospecting, specifically telephone prospecting, yes cold calling. I like to think of a cold call, the very start of an engagement with a prospect, as being very much like the start of the process in the making of a pearl.

The Human Side Of Prospecting

The Pipeline

The challenge with prospecting is that it takes place between two human beings, and as with anything human, subjectivity instantly and permanently plagues it. I recently read a piece presenting the case as to why prospecting should be automated. By Tibor Shanto.

How to Nail a Prospecting Call

The Pipeline

What I will offer up here, and in a webinar, this afternoon, are specific steps you can choose to implement and see an immediate difference in your prospecting calls. The number one barrier to prospecting success is our willingness to put a well-thought-out plan into practice or action.

How to Prospect Profitably

The Sales Heretic

If you want more sales, odds are you need more prospects. But there’s more to prospecting than just raw numbers. Prospecting is not a complex process,” asserts Mark Hunter in the first chapter of his new book, High-Profit Prospecting. “It’s

7 Must-Have Automated Documents for Sales Success

delaying delivery of the proposal and giving prospects. Will your prospects wait around patiently during. they’ve set for prospects and clients are likelier to win. Redlining tools track the changes a prospect made in Microsoft Word (whether or not they tracked.

10 Steps to Speed the Prospecting Process

The Sales Hunter

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

Who Is Your Best Prospect?

The Pipeline

Because I wanted to focus on a specific question, I glossed over the question I am sure many had as I set out a scenario, specifically when we ask sellers: “Who is your best prospect?”. The post Who Is Your Best Prospect? By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca .

Success Breeds Prospects

The Pipeline

Most sales people tend to ease off on their prospecting when they have a healthy pipeline. All kinds of opportunities to close at the peak, desperately prospecting (praying and hoping), at the bottom. I don’t need to prospect, look at all the things in the pipeline I can work on”.

5 Prospecting Steps To Fill your Pipeline with Gold

Sales Benchmark Index

The root cause of an empty pipeline is failure to prospect. Having a Prospecting Plan fills your pipeline and identifies the right prospects to engage. The number one reason a sales rep fails is an empty pipeline.

High Profit Prospecting – Book Review

The Pipeline

It seems prospecting is back in style, we’re talking proactive, resource and process based methodical approach to professionally engaging with potential buyers, by leveraging all the tools and techniques available to them. And let’s face it, if you can’t prospect, you can’t sell.

Best Phone Sales Prospecting & Cold Calling Techniques Tips & Tools

Inside Sales Training

Learn the best effective phone sales techniques including successful cold calling business prospecting, outbound telemarketing, professional telephone calls process, and other opening selling skills, tools, methods, tips and ideas. You’ve Got 5 Seconds to Make a Good Impression.

Sales Prospecting & Cold Calling Tips Techniques Tools Ideas & Methods

Inside Sales Training

Why You’re Turning Off Your Prospects. Learn the best cold calling and sales prospecting tips, ideas, techniques, strategies, tools and methods on how to make effective successful business calls for sales. Mr. Prospect, my name is….and By Mike Brooks, [link].

How to Engage Cold Prospects

The Sales Hunter

How many times have you had what you thought was a great prospect go cold on you? We all have, and it’s frustrating to say the least when you’ve spent countless hours working hard to develop the prospect, knowing how much you can help them. Blog Prospecting cold prospects prospect prospecting

Prospecting bread and butter

Sales 2.0

In order to contact prospects you need to have their contact information. This is the first post in the more practical area of actually doing this prospecting thing. During the posts about preparation I told you about getting your prospect profile together. Prospecting

Proactive Prospecting Summer – Part 1

The Pipeline

So rather than following the 80% of your peers who go into summer mode, I instead invite you to use the summer to improve your prospecting skills so can remain in that 20% that drives the economy, the 80% is piggybacking on. By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca .

When Good Prospects Can be Worse Than Tough Prospects

Understanding the Sales Force

Dave Kurlan sales tips cold prospectI was on the way to a meeting and the traffic was stop and go - not moving for a minute, then back up to 30 MPH, and then back to a dead stop. I've been driving since 1972 and have driven in all kinds of conditions.

Prospecting Myths: What Keeps Salespeople from Prospecting

The Sales Hunter

Recently I sat down via the Internet to discuss with Anthony Iannarino the issue of prospecting and, more specifically, some of the myths that keep people from doing it. Professional Selling Skills high-profit prospecting prospect prospecting sales prospectingI reached out to Anthony, because not only do I value his opinion, but I also wanted to talk about his new book (which I strongly believe you […].

Secrets to Prospecting: What the Top 1% Do to Prospect

The Sales Hunter

Let’s cut to the chase and put it on the table with regards to prospecting. You want to up your game, but you’re stuck for any number of reasons when it comes to prospecting. Blog Prospecting prospect prospecting sales prospectingIn my role I get to meet with thousands of salespeople every year, whether it be in my coaching program, a […].

Overcoming the Fear of Prospecting

The Sales Hunter

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, […].

Five Types of Questions to Ask Prospects

The Sales Heretic

The single best thing you can do with a prospect—at any point in the sales cycle—is to ask them questions. If you ask enough of the right questions, your prospect will tell you everything you need to know to make the sale.

3 Reasons You Want an Objection on Prospecting Calls

The Pipeline

In that light, prospecting calls can be viewed differently. There is the sense that we as sellers got to practice our pitch, selected the most self-serving statements, yet the prospect is supposed to hold their own without notice. By Tibor Shanto.

7 Ways to Prospect Better

The Sales Hunter

Recently, I was interviewed by Mark Di Somma about my new book, High-Profit Prospecting, and what it takes to be effective in sales today. Blog Prospecting high-profit prospecting prospect prospecting sales prospectingHere are some highlights from our conversation: 1. Salespeople are increasingly frightened of being rejected. That’s why you see them opting for social media, email and other forms of communication that […].

Do You Have “Prospecting Paralysis?”

The Sales Hunter

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

Reaching Prospects

Score More Sales

Finding the right prospective buyers and then actually having conversations with them are the top two challenges most sellers are facing now. The post Reaching Prospects appeared first on Score More Sales.

Prospects Object Less To What They Want

The Pipeline

In the past I, have highlighted how many sellers are limiting if not sabotaging their opportunities while telephone prospecting. This would work great if a large segment of the market had needs they were willing to act on, but the reality is that most potential prospects do not.

Five Reasons Your Prospecting Sucks

The Sales Heretic

Reaching your sales goals starts with great prospecting. But too many people don’t prospect effectively. Sales business goals owner product professional prospect prospecting service

Open Ended Sales Probing Questions for Qualifying Prospective Clients

Inside Sales Training

Learn the top strategies, ideas, ways and examples on how to increase sales qualified leads with the top open ended sales probing discovery questions for qualifying prospective clients. If only two in ten of your prospects buy the increased amount, how much more money would that mean to you?

How Effective is Your Prospecting? 10+ Questions to Ask Yourself.

The Sales Hunter

The number of salespeople and companies that share with me how they do not feel their prospecting plan works always amazes me. Then again, I have to admit I am continually assessing my own prospecting plan to determine its effectiveness, too. If we’re not prospecting effectively, then how do we expect to be able to […]. Blog Professional Selling Skills Prospecting customer lead leads prospect prospecting sales prospecting

Prospecting Using 14-Second Voicemail

The Sales Hunter

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?

Current Prospecting Tips that Work

Inside Sales Training

Do you hate prospecting by phone? Imagine if I told you many of the ways you’re approaching your prospects are actually causing the objections you’re getting? Prospecting & Qualifying Sales Tips Prospecting and QualifyingWho doesn’t?” is probably your answer.

Social prospecting cheat sheet #1

Sales 2.0

If you’ve read any of my previous posts on this blog you will know that I think relationships determine if you will get a meeting with your prospect. Gary, Do you know John Prospect, SVP Tax Audit at Prospect Company for real? Prospecting

3 P’s Of Prospecting

The Pipeline

Today I’ll unpack three little, but interconnected things you can infuse your prospecting with, one at a time, to help you build a more robust pipeline. But that’s not enough; it needs to be intelligent and planned, remember we are talking prospecting, not mid-deal. Contrary to popular myth prospects are not better informed than ever, yes they have loads of information but lack insight. The post 3 P’s Of Prospecting appeared first on TiborShanto.com.

Measuring Your Prospecting Process

The Sales Hunter

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 […].

Social prospecting cheat sheet #2

Sales 2.0

In my last post I was talking about how you can greatly increase your prospecting odds by leveraging people you know for an introduction. In this post I am going to talk about greatly increasing your prospecting odds without an introduction. Prospecting

A Chat About Prospecting #BBSradio

The Pipeline

This month we talk prospecting, I know your favourite. Accountability Action Cold calling execution Prospecting Sales Success Attitude cold calling how to sell better Planning Proactive Renbor Sales Solutions Inc. By Tibor Shanto - tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca .

Examples of How Salespeople Lose Credibility with Their Prospects

Understanding the Sales Force

However, when salespeople lose credibility, the most likely scenario is for their prospects to buy from someone else and this happens much more often than you might think.