Winning Your Prospect’s Prospect

The Pipeline

For sales, that common purpose something other than an “enemy.” The common goal in sales is winning your prospect’s prospect. Again, this makes the people your prospect is trying to win, your responsibility as well. By Tibor Shanto.

Fishing for Sales Prospects

Anthony Cole Training

Sales and marketing go hand-in-hand. Without marketing, salespeople will have a difficult time sharing their product and features with prospective clients. qualifying prospects sales prospecting contacting prospects reaching prospects prospect engagement prospect outreach

10 Key to Prospecting Success

The Sales Hunter

Ask salespeople what their number one issue is and you’ll probably hear, “getting good prospects.” Here’s a simple fact: you can’t close a sale until you have someone to sell to. So what does it take to successfully prospect? Prospecting is about following up.

How Do I Use Email to Prospect?

The Sales Hunter

You want to think that the email you just wrote is perfect and sending it out to 100 prospects will result in at least 90 meetings. Watch my video to learn how to use email to prospect: Use email as simply one of your contacting tools. Copyright 2019, Mark Hunter “The Sales Hunter.”

How to Use Video Throughout the Buyer's Journey

Speaker: Zach Basner, Director of Video Training and Strategy, IMPACT

Best Time To Prospect?

The Pipeline

With regularity, most active sales trainers and I get the following question: “When is the best time to prospect?”. Either one leads to the same corner of no prospecting and any cross street in sales. So when is the best time to prospect? By Tibor Shanto.

Shifting Prospecting Habits

The Pipeline

This is the best time to revisit core skills, especially prospecting. The next few posts I will be sharing five simple things you can do today and every day to ensure that you are optimizing your time, prospecting, and your overall sales results. By Tibor Shanto.

How to Turn Networking Into Prospecting

The Sales Hunter

If you’ve been following me for a long time, you know that I don’t consider networking the same as prospecting. Too many people go to a networking event but call it prospecting simply to avoid prospecting. Copyright 2019, Mark Hunter “The Sales Hunter.”

Focus Your Prospecting Purpose

The Pipeline

Many things have changed in sales, technology, means of evaluating, informed yet frustrated buyers, but some things have not changed in the least. Sure, they want the appointment but are willing to settle for so much less when the prospect answers. By Tibor Shanto.

How I Prospect Every Day

John Barrows

I always refer to myself as a sales rep who happens to train rather than a trainer who happens to sell. While the days of making 400 cold calls a week (and they were truly cold calls) are over, I still prospect every single day to keep a big fat pipeline. General Sales Prospecting

7 Must-Have Automated Documents for Sales Success

don’t move as quickly as they’d like--especially when it comes to sales teams. Sales teams, in particular, waste precious time and resources on repetitive tasks and manual data. entry when preparing quotes, proposals, and contracts--so much so that sales reps. Sales reps have.

Prospecting and The 10 Rules You Need to Follow

The Sales Hunter

You don’t just think about prospecting. Prospecting is something you do, and you do it daily. Watch this video : 10 Rules of Prospecting, to learn more! 1.The number of deals you have to close directly reflects the amount of time you spend prospecting.

10 Things You Can Do to Prospect Faster

The Sales Hunter

We all wish every lead turned into a great prospect and in less time. Here are 10 things you need to do to prospect faster: 1. Use this list to as a guide as you prospect. Block enough time in your calendar to both lead development phase and qualify the prospect.

What Is A Perfect Voicemail for Prospecting?

The Sales Hunter

Watch the video to learn more insights: Set your expectations on not using voicemail to close the sale, but rather, using voicemail to propel the process forward. Thank you again, this is Mark Hunter, with The Sales Hunter at 555-555-5555.”. Sales Motivation Blog.

What Is Your Company’s Prospecting Culture?

The Sales Hunter

Quit blaming salespeople for bad prospecting habits when you as the sales manager are the one with the bad prospecting habits! If you want your team to focus on prospecting, you must make it a priority. Ask each person what their prospecting objective is for the next day.

Prospecting and the 3 Traits You Must Have to Succeed

The Sales Hunter

Effective prospecting can be summed up in three words. I refer to them as the 3 traits you need to have if you want to be successful at prospecting. Persistence means prospecting when you don’t want to or when you’d rather be doing easier, more enjoyable things.

Proactive Prospecting Goodies

The Pipeline

Last September, I was invited by the Institute For Excellence In Sales in Washington DC, to present and discuss our approach to Proactive Prospecting. While I was there Fred Diamond asked me to join him on Sales Game Changers Podcast. By Tibor Shanto.

Your Sales & Prospecting Assessment

The Sales Hunter

Ask yourself the following 10 questions to help assess how you’re doing with prospecting and selling: What do I feel is the #1 reason holding me back from being more successful? What would I say is the strongest part of my sales process, and what can I do to leverage it more? What would my professional life be like if I could increase my sales performance by 50%? What can I change in my day to give me more time to prospect? Sales Motivation Blog.

The Two Truths and a Lie of Prospecting

Anthony Cole Training

Prospecting for salespeople is often a struggle due to varying factors including their ability to stay committed to the process and overcome rejection. sales prospecting contacting prospects reaching prospects prospect outreach creating new sales opportunities

What Do I Do When a Prospect Goes Silent?

The Sales Hunter

You have the perfect prospect. Let’s shift gears now and talk about how you engage the prospect that will not respond. First, ask yourself: are you giving the prospect a reason to respond to you? Copyright 2019, Mark Hunter “The Sales Hunter.” Sales Motivation Blog.

Should I Have a Presentation to Share When I Am Prospecting?

The Sales Hunter

A few weeks ago, I received a prospecting email that contained over 15 different links. Your focus while prospecting is on uncovering a need and creating confidence. Still, this only applies to a long way down in the sales process. Copyright 2019, Mark Hunter “The Sales Hunter.”

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.

Get Clear on Your Prospecting

Engage Selling

Are you clear on your prospecting? You’re probably familiar with the saying “always be closing.” ” Sure, not a bad idea.

Tips & Ideas to Get Better Prospects

The Sales Hunter

Prospecting does not have to be painful nor does it have to be as hard as you think. Sales and prospecting is not a slimy or ugly activity like some people describe it. I count prospecting and sales as an honor. When you prospect with integrity, you’ll gain customers who have integrity. Sales and integrity go together in the same way that integrity and prospecting do. Copyright 2019, Mark Hunter “The Sales Hunter.”

Are You Even Ready to Prospect?

The Sales Hunter

How can you ever expect to achieve the results you need from prospecting if you aren’t prepared to prospect? Prospecting is tough enough, so you shouldn’t make it even harder on yourself. Copyright 2019, Mark Hunter “The Sales Hunter.” Sales Motivation Blog.

What Do I Need to Do to Become Great at Prospecting?

The Sales Hunter

Below is a list of 20 things I have found in common with the top 1% of all sales prospectors. To be great at prospecting, you don’t have to be born with the “sales gene.” Sales is not a destination, sales is a journey. Own your prospect’s process.

How Do I Build a Prospecting Plan That Will Work?

The Sales Hunter

Whether you’re building a prospecting plan from scratch or reviewing your existing plan, ask yourself these 8 questions. I have said this before, but I will say it again- the biggest improvements you can make to your prospecting are to the little things. Sales Motivation Blog.

A Critical Mistake In Handle Prospecting Objections

The Pipeline

People will tell you that the number one reason sellers do not like to prospect, specifically telephone prospecting, is rejection. Look at it as an opportunity to educate the prospect or correct a misunderstanding they have, or highlight a blind spot they hadn’t considered.

Pack Your Prospecting Call With Things to Unpack During Discovery

The Pipeline

While it is true that the only reason for a prospecting call is to set up the first formal interaction, there is so much more that can be accomplished. One thing that many fail to do in prospecting calls is set the momentum for the Discovery and beyond. By Tibor Shanto.

Who Makes a Great Prospect? 4 Questions You Must Answer

The Sales Hunter

You cannot afford to waste your time with prospects that will not become your customers. All prospects are not the same. What I mean by this is that the prospects in their pipeline are only doing one thing: plugging things up. Copyright 2019, Mark Hunter “The Sales Hunter.”

Riding The Prospecting Wave

The Pipeline

There are many things that influence a sales cycle, some within our control, others not. Start by reviewing the things you do every day and through the sales cycle. They are but only for those who have developed the habit of making prospecting part of their ongoing routine.

Set Yourself Up for Successful Prospecting: Truths 41-50

The Sales Hunter

Sales is not a destination; sales is a journey of continual learning. The discussion continues about whether sales is an art or a science. People are quick to point out the number of new sales tools created by advances in technology; however, all of this is just noise.

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. I’m halfway through 10 posts explaining the steps you should take to be prepared for your new sales gig. Try to avoid such “promiscuous prospecting”. Prospecting

Prospecting is Not About Selling

John Barrows

Prospecting is about selling the next step. I’ll go old school here for a minute and talk about AIDA – the fundamental process of sales that was developed by St Elmo Lewis in 1898. Lastly, let’s go past prospecting to see how AIDA can be applied to presentations.

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.

7 Rules of the (Prospecting) Road

Anthony Cole Training

There are a certain number of rules that must be followed when it comes to prospecting in sales.

Prospecting For Pearls

The Pipeline

Regardless of what some might tell you, there are elements of sales that are quite organic, and as a result there are lessons we can take from nature. That’s one way I like to look at prospecting, specifically telephone prospecting, yes cold calling.

Stop Sabotaging Your Prospecting

The Pipeline

This interplay between our primal instinct and our later developed intellect, impacts sales success in other key ways. Take telephone prospecting, yes cold calling, certainly a real and often emotional thing for all involved. By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca .

5 Prospecting Steps To Fill your Pipeline with Gold

Sales Benchmark Index

The number one reason a sales rep fails is an empty pipeline. 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.

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