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.

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.”

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 […].

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

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

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, […].

Great Prospecting

Partners in Excellence

I use this column, too often, to whine about the state of prospecting emails. But every once in a while, I get a great prospecting note. We love what you’re doing, and I know that your articles like Old School Prospecting have influenced me tremendously.

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

MORE Prospecting Secrets of the Top 1%

The Sales Hunter

Blog Professional Selling Skills Prospecting prospect prospecting sales success successLast week I shared 7 things the top 1% of all prospectors do to ensure they stay in the top 1%. This week I continue the list. If you did not read items 1-7, you can check them out at this link. As you read through the list, focus on the one item you want […].

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 […].

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 […].

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 […].

What You Should Know When Your Cold Prospect Suddenly Returns From the Dead

Understanding the Sales Force

Last week I wrote about the deep freeze, why prospects suddenly go cold , and how you can prevent that from happening. And last week I also posted an article about writing a good prospecting email. Dave Kurlan sales pipeline sales tips dead prospect cold prospect

Overcoming the Fear of Prospecting. It’s Only a Mind Game.

The Sales Hunter

It’s a rare person who wakes up in the morning excited to do nothing but prospecting. Blog Prospecting prospect prospecting sales prospectingIt’s even rarer to find a person who enjoys doing it day after day, week after week. The average person would call that the definition of insanity, but give me three minuetes and I’ll try to get you past […].

How to Prospect at Trade Shows: The Ultimate 10-Step Checklist

DiscoverOrg Sales

Trade shows are an exciting opportunity for sales professionals to develop relationships with prospects and show off the latest products and services. Here are his 10 steps to successful trade show and event prospecting: Locate a list of sponsors and attendees. Set specific prospecting goals. Connect with prospects in the moment. PRO TIP : Use a map to plot a prospecting path. Read it: 21 Do’s and Don’ts to Master Trade Show Prospecting.

Does Your Prospecting Plan Need Fixing?

The Sales Hunter

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.

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?

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

The Sales Hunter

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.

Text Messaging for Prospecting?

The Sales Hunter

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! […].

The 5 Why Questions Sales Prospects Ask

Anthony Cole Training

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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

What is Your Company’s Prospecting Culture?

The Sales Hunter

Quit blaming salespeople for bad prospecting habits when you the sales manager have prospecting habits that are just as bad! Culture starts at the top, and if you want your team focused on prospecting, you too must make it a priority. Your role as a sales manager/leader is not to be the best prospecting […]. Blog Professional Selling Skills Prospecting high-profit prospecting prospect prospecting sales prospect sales prospecting

How to Engage Prospects to Identify True Interest

Smart Selling Tools

Erroin: Conversica helps businesses drive revenue by finding prospects that want to do business. Conversica’s conversational AI platform engages prospects in a two way conversation to identify true interest.

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.

Be Selective Before You Send that Prospecting LinkedIn Email

Increase Sales

One potential identifier is a prospecting email sent by a professional colleague from over a 1,000 miles away to attend his workshop for executives just like you. Of course with the extensive sales research regarding prospecting on LinkedIn, maybe he thought he could take a short-cut?

10 Ways to Prospect with Integrity

The Sales Hunter

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.

8 Creative Sales Prospecting Ideas You've Never Tried Before

Hubspot Sales

There are only so many hours in a day to sell -- the more practiced salespeople are at completing everyday tasks, the more time they can allocate to high-value activities like meeting with prospects or learning new skills. The last section of the site should motivate prospects to take action.

10 Ways to Determine if Your Sales Prospect was Engaged

Understanding the Sales Force

It was like losing my favorite pair of gym shorts, forgetting where I parked my car, or not being able to get my computer to restart. The past week presented me with its share of technology challenges.

30 Sales Prospecting Email Templates Guaranteed to Start a Relationship

Hubspot Sales

Yes, you read the title right -- I guarantee that these templates will get responses from prospects. But, compared to the overly salesy prospecting email templates most salespeople are sending, I am confident that these will work better -- or your money back. Email Prospecting

Be The Prospect

The Center for Sales Strategy

“To know your prospect, you must become your prospect.”. Getting the first appointment with a prospect is getting harder year after year, and making yourself relevant to the prospect is the first step in overcoming that challenge. Ancient Chinese Proverb (From a salesperson who knew how to get an appointment.).

Your 2017 Sales Prospecting/Growth Plan in 8 Steps

The Sales Hunter

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.

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

The Sales Hunter

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

28 Surprising Stats About Prospecting in 2018

Hubspot Sales

There are several facts I thought I knew about prospecting. The results are probably not what you’d expect -- but they do bode well for your prospecting strategy. Just 2% of prospects don’t want to engage with sellers at all during the buyer’s journey. Sales Prospecting

Are You Sales Prospecting in All the Wrong Places?

Increase Sales

” Many SMB owners and sales professionals may have this as their theme song because they are sales prospecting in all the wrong places. Then there is the dismal marketing messages within their sales prospecting. Sales prospecting is a process that begins within the strategic plan.

Prospecting Using Linkedin

The Sales Hunter

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 […].

What Prospecting Tools are You Using?

The Sales Hunter

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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High-Profit Prospecting

Your Sales Management Guru

High–Profit Prospecting. High-Profit Prospecting b y Mark Hunter, published by AMA (American Management Association) has laid out solutions to one of the top sales problems facing every sales organization. Time Management for Prospecting. book review-.

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.

10 Reasons Why I’m Proud to be Prospecting

The Sales Hunter

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

[VIDEO] How to Get 30% Response Rates with Prospecting Emails

DiscoverOrg Sales

If you’re getting 30%+ of your prospects to reply to you, you can probably stop worrying about it as much, but if you’re getting less than that, then what I am about to share with you could be a game changer. What Makes a Good Prospecting Email.

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