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”.

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

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.

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.

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

Riding The Prospecting Wave

The Pipeline

I repeatedly see reps commit to say an hour of prospecting a day, not that much in the scheme of things, but I would argue one of the most important hours of the day. They are but only for those who have developed the habit of making prospecting part of their ongoing routine.

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 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.

Handling & Overcoming Common Objections in Phone Cold Call Prospecting

Inside Sales Training

Avoid Rejection While Prospecting with this One Technique. Discover sales training with best tips, rebuttal techniques and responses on how to go about handling and overcoming most common objections in phone cold call 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 .

Do you challenge your prospects?

Sales 2.0

The prospecting approach recommended in the book could probably better be called “insightful” or “insight-based” or something like that. So an opportunity for sales people prospecting like a “challenger” is knowing what the top 3 goals are of your prospect.

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”.

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.

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 .

How Prospects NEED to Feel

The Sales Heretic

And that can be a challenge for us as salespeople, because when we first encounter a prospect, their emotional state is frequently a negative one. Sales benefits emotional features objections prospect questions selling© Andylim | Dreamstime All buying is emotional. Always.

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.

One Thing You Should NEVER Do with a Prospect

The Sales Heretic

Sales appearance buyer customer product prospect referrals seminar service workshopThe tall, gangly man wore an old t-shirt and cutoff jean shorts. His long black hair hung unkempt halfway down his back. And he arrived at the luxury car dealership on a bicycle.

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.

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.

Phone Prospecting – Cool and Not Cool

The Pipeline

People talk about prospecting as though it is open to interpretation, it should not be. Prospecting is the act of engaging with someone with the purpose of initiating a sales cycle. There is a singular purpose to prospecting, that is to engage.

Fishing for Prospects

Anthony Cole Training

Prospecting Qualifying leads coaching salespeople create & convert leadsI’m sure majority of people have heard the Chinese proverb “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.”

How NOT to Prospect on LinkedIn

The Sales Heretic

Sales business LinkedIn prospect social media valueI recently received this message in my LinkedIn mailbox (the names have been changed to protect the guilty): Eric Miller Junior Sales at Tuttle and Hobart Integrated Supply Howdy! I was checking out your linkedin profile and was impressed.

Prospects Aren’t Always Prospects

The Sales Heretic

By guest blogger Sharon Drew Morgen As sellers, we’ve been taught that someone with a need that our solution fulfills is a prospect. But that’s not true or we’d be closing a lot more business and wasting a lot less time following the wrong prospects.

There’s No Nobel Prize For Prospecting

The Pipeline

One of the best ways to ensure you maximize your prospecting is to commit to a time in your day or week, where you are doing and thinking about nothing else but prospecting. Most are familiar with the concept of “time blocks” or “chunking,” setting time aside in advance for specific and necessary tasks; I assume that you all agree that prospecting is a necessity. The post There’s No Nobel Prize For Prospecting appeared first on TiborShanto.com.

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 […].

Pain Leads To No Gain In Prospecting!

The Pipeline

The post Pain Leads To No Gain In Prospecting! Prospecting Attitude cold calling execution Objective Based Selling Sales Mistakes Selling to Executives Tibor ShantoA few weeks ago, I posted a piece titled “No Pain – No Game?” ” , playing off the old weight exercise motto.

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

Go retro for important prospects

Sales 2.0

Buy yourself 50 of these cards and when you’ve got an important prospect through a handwritten note into your prospecting mix. Do you use business letters or handwritten notes in your prospecting? Nurturing Prospecting900, 300, 0.

3 Reasons Your Prospecting Messaging Fail

The Pipeline

Last week another social warrior decided to take to the soap box, and tell us why cold calling is dead, and for him and his followers, it may be, but it can still play a role in your sales and prospecting success. Prospecting Communication Selling to Executives Tibor Shanto

3 Things That Kill Prospecting Calls

The Pipeline

The problem with most call scripts salespeople use for proactive direct prospecting is that they are prepared for sellers, by people who are not buyers, and as a result, there is little for the prospect to grab and hang on too long enough to convert to engagement. These and other, day to day things lead salespeople to say the entirely wrong thing when the unwitting prospect answers. The post 3 Things That Kill Prospecting Calls appeared first on TiborShanto.com.

Tell Your Prospect: Be Mine

The Sales Heretic

Instead, try sending your prospects and customers Valentine’s Day cards. Sales customers fun marketing prospects Valentine’s Day cardsEveryone sends Christmas cards. Their impact is minimal, because we all receive so many of them that none stand out.

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, […].

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

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

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 […].

What If Prospecting Were Cancer?

The Pipeline

When I ask what they attribute that to, they tell me: Their people are ineffective at prospecting. Seriously, they will deal with and change anything than what counts, i.e. their people’s ability to properly prospect. The post What If Prospecting Were Cancer?

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

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 […].

Sales Prospecting in the 21st century - Part 4

Increase Sales

The last reaction salespeople want from their sales prospecting efforts is to ignore the requests of a sales lead. Sales prospecting is the first phase of the sales process. This company is clueless about sales prospecting through email marketing.

Are You Making Your Prospect Uncomfortable?

The Sales Heretic

profanity hygiene prospectA female friend called me recently to tell me a story. She had arrived home from work around dusk. As she approached her house, she noticed two men walking through the neighborhood. She pulled into her driveway, opened her garage door, and parked in the garage.