How to Handle: “I want to speak to some references.”

Inside Sales Training

How do you deal with the “I need to speak to some references” objection? As you already know, when someone asks for references there is usually something they are not sold on. These four responses will range from the stronger approach of “Do you think I’d give you a bad reference?”

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How to Reference Check Sales Leaders

Sales Benchmark Index

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How to Reference Check Sales Leaders

Sales Benchmark Index

This post is about hiring better sales leaders by replacing the reference check with the reference interview. You can download the Reference Interview template here. It provides the questions we recommend asking a reference when performing due diligence on a candidate.

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How to Handle the References Stall

Inside Sales Training

How do you handle it when a prospect asks you for a reference? And, if you do, how many of your prospects actually call those references? More importantly, do those prospects that call references ever close? In my experience when a prospect asks me for references they rarely – if ever – become clients. But still, in my experience, references don’t help close the sale. That’s why more than half of prospects who ask for a reference don’t ever call them.

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An Inside Look Into Sales Development Practices in 2018

Mapping works even better when you get a C-level contact to refer you to the correct C-level. TABLE OF CONTENT. INTRODUCTION.01. DEFINING THE WORK OF SDRs.02. They are educators who offer insights to solve the problems of the customers.03.

Sales Motivation Video: Who Are You Going to Refer this Week?

The Sales Hunter

Make it a goal today to refer someone. Blog Motivational Sales Speaker Professional Selling Skills Sales Motivation refer referrals sales motivation sales motivation video video When you can help someone solve a problem by connecting them with someone else, that is the best feeling. That kind of generosity will motivate you and strengthen your positive attitude. Click on the below arrow to see what I mean: Copyright 2015, Mark Hunter “The […].

Building the B2B Customer Reference Community – Event

Score More Sales

Now there is community and conversations all around the topic of Customer Reference. In fact, there is an International Customer Reference Community Conference coming to Boston in May.

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Give Your Customers a Reason to Refer You

No More Cold Calling

Who better to refer you to a qualified prospect than your current clients who have received a measurable ROI from your offering? Mark Hunter, the Sales Hunter, shares his perspective on giving your customers a reason to refer you. Your customers will tell you why. Just ask.

Sales Tech Game Changers: Why You Should Incorporate Customer Advocacy in Your Sales Cycle

Smart Selling Tools

Matching CRM opportunity record information to available references and content to “spoon feed” the best, most relevant assets (whether ‘live’ reference calls or ‘static’ like a written case study) for salespeople to utilize when and where they need them.

Sales Tips: Before Closing, Refer to this Checklist FIRST

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: The Checklist You Need BEFORE You Close. By John Holland, Chief Content Officer, CustomerCentric Selling® - The Sales Training Company. Image courtesy of StockImages at FreeDigitalPhotos.net. Have you ever had opportunities in which you won the business without having to close?

SalesTech Video Review: @ROinnovation

Smart Selling Tools

I’ll show you how RO Innovation helps you do just that with a tour of their 4 key areas of value, Reference Enablement, Content management, Sales Enablement, and Partner Enablement. Video Reviews Content Management partner enablement reference management RO Innovation Sales Enablement

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How Finding the Common Revenue Thread Simplifies Executive Decision Making

Smart Selling Tools

Well, customer references, testimonials and customer success content play a large role in closing business and securing that revenue. Oh, year-end analysis. How I love thee and hate thee. Let me count the ways….

How to do a Real Reference Check and What Most Sales Leaders DON’T Do

A Sales Guy

To beat the odds requires a solid, progressive, intensive hiring process and part of that process means doing “real” reference checks. What’s a “real” reference check? A real reference check is when you do it yourself! As the CSO, EVP, VP, Sales, it’s your job to build the best team possible and that can’t be done by outsourcing your reference checks to HR. Reference checks are external interviews of the candidate.

Sales Quiz: Asking for Referals

The Sales Leader

Referrals are one of the most powerful tools to generate sales. So even why they ask, why don’t sales reps get them? Take the quiz and find out! And for more strategies based on this quiz question, check out the series of articles on referrals posted on www.EngageSelling.com.

Sales Quiz: Asking for Referals

The Sales Leader

Referrals are one of the most powerful tools to generate sales. So even why they ask, why don’t sales reps get them? Take the quiz and find out! And for more strategies based on this quiz question, check out the series of articles on referrals posted on www.EngageSelling.com.

Sales Quiz: The Power of Referals

The Sales Leader

Referrals are one of the most powerful tools to generate sales. So why do sales reps not use them more often. Take the quiz and find out! And for more strategies based on this quiz question, check out this article. Video Sales Quiz

Sales Quiz: The Power of Referals

The Sales Leader

Referrals are one of the most powerful tools to generate sales. So why do sales reps not use them more often. Take the quiz and find out! And for more strategies based on this quiz question, check out this article. Video Sales Quiz

The Sales Association: Are You Prepared to Undo Doubt?

The Sales Association

Question: Lately, new potential customers have requested references from me early in the sales process. It’s important to understand why your customers are asking for references. Simply providing references may or may not address the issue.

Eating Workplace Culture One Bite at a Time – Part 10

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How likely are you to refer a friend to this organization? If your employees will not refer your business to their friends either as potential employees or paying customers, what does that say about your workplace culture? They will not refer a friend just because they are asked to.

Be Proactive When Seeking Sales Referrals – Part 1

Increase Sales

Being referred into a company by someone who is already known and trusted is like winning the Lottery. So I crafted this How-To-Refer-Me-Tool and also provided an Example-How-to-refer-LHS. If you didn’t already download this FREE How-To-Refer-Me-Tool please do so. * * * * *. Sales Communication how to refer me ideal cusrtomers Leanne Hoagland-Smith mid size to small business sales professionals sales referrals strategic planning process

8 Ways to Use Online Reviews to Close More Deals

Hubspot Sales

If a prospect does reference a negative review in a meeting, avoid the temptation to get defensive. For example, if a prospect references a review in which Company X waited two days for a critical issue to be resolved, you might say, “ Yes, I understand your concern there.

Be Proactive When Seeking Sales Referrals – Part 2

Increase Sales

Down load this FREE How-To-Refer-Me-Tool. * * * * *. Sales Communication forward thinking leaders how to refer me ideal customer sales referrals strategic plan strategic planning processBefore you seek new sales referrals it helps to have crystal clarity as to who is your potential ideal customer. This knowledge comes from several resources: Existing clients. Strategic plan. Marketplace. Existing Customers.

Smart Selling Visions: Up-Close with Top Revenue Leader Jim Mooney, CEO of @RO_Innovation

Smart Selling Tools

However, customer success stories and references are critical for closing new business. Executive Interviews Sales Tools/Product Reviews Forrester Research Intel Jim Mooney reference management ROinnovation sales effectiveness Sales Enablement VMWare

3 Responses to the "I need references" Objection

SalesGravy

Every so often, prospects will want to speak with someone who is using your products or services just to make sure they are making the right decision. And every so often prospects will use this as a smokescreen objection to stall you and put off m

Earn the Right to More Yeses

Tom Hopkins

Once trust is established and the buyer is satisfied with their purchase (becoming a happy client), it’s time to get some referred leads. Referrals referrals referred leads sales skills sales training Tom Hopkins

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Jonathan Farrington's Blog ? What Negotiation is ? and What it is not.

Jonathan Farrington

The process refers to how the parties negotiate – the context of the negotiations, the parties to the negotiations, the tactics used by the parties, and the sequence and stages in which all of these play out.

Why is Sales Success So Damned Hard - Continued

Anthony Cole Training

Recently, I was referred to an article that addresses the challenges of being successful in selling. HOME ABOUT US SOLUTIONS INTEGRATED LEARNING CLIENT RESULTS FREE RESOURCES SHOPPING CONTACT US SALES BREW SALES FORCE ONE SELLING FOR LIFE. Does Your Team Need a Wake Up Call?

Build the Front of Your Sales Pipeline ? Score More Sales

Score More Sales

In conversations about managing sales opportunities you need to reference either a pipeline or a funnel to really understand that it takes many more potential deals than what will come to actual closure. Sales Tips and Strategies to Grow Revenues. About. Consulting. Training. Press. Speaking.

The Pipeline ? Mine the Gap!

The Pipeline

A couple of months ago in the Pipeline, I published a piece called Long Live The Status Quo , which challenged the way most people look at buyers commonly referred to as being in Status Quo Zone. Home About The Pipeline. Contest. Free Resources. Search. 0 Subscribers. Subscribe by Email.

The Pipeline ? Five Bucks To Success!

The Pipeline

A friend of mine affectionately refers to Starbuck as Fivebucks, as he never seems to leave the place spending less than that, but hey it’s coffee, so I get it. Home About The Pipeline. Contest. Free Resources. Search. 0 Subscribers. Subscribe by Email. We take privacy seriously.

Is a Leads Group Right for You?

The Sales Heretic

A person who is referred to you is five times as likely to buy from you as any other type of prospect because they already have some trust in you based on their friend who referred them. If you’re looking for new prospects, referrals are your best source.

Diagnosing Your Sales Productivity Issue

Sales Benchmark Index

If you have never heard the expression, it refers to a management fable that goes like this: When you walk down the road and see a turtle. In this line of work, I run into many turtles on fence posts.

The Forgetting Curve in Sales Training – by Peter McLaughlin

Selling Fearlessly

The forgetting curve refers to the systematic degradation of memory over time. Often colloquially referred to as “use it or lose it” new information tends to go in one ear and out the other – […]. As humans we are notoriously poor at remembering new information, especially when presented in large quantities that doesn’t engage us. Selling

Great Sales Coaching Will Lead to Great Sales Results

Paul Cherry's Top Sales Techniques

I wanted to share with you a recent sales coaching success story with one of my clients, a seasoned B2B sales professional, who I will refer to as Tom. More Free Stuff | Email Us | Get Started Now! Sales Training & Management Workshops | 302-478-4443. About Us. The Company. Our Training Approach. Paul Cherry. Patrick Connor News & Events. Corporate Sales Training. Overview. The SalesBridge™ Training Options. → On-Site Sales Training. → One-on-One Sales Coaching.

The Science and Art of Selling by Alen Mayer ? Blog Archive ? 50.

The Science and Art of Selling

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How To Prepare Your Business for the Impact of GDPR

Sales Benchmark Index

The new regulation referred to is of course the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which goes into effect next month on May 25, 2018. What is GDPR?

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Glassdoor Provides Clear View Into Company Workings

Paul Cherry's Top Sales Techniques

Hill Reference Library has chosen Glassdoor as its Business Web Site of the Week. More Free Stuff | Email Us | Get Started Now! Sales Training & Management Workshops | 302-478-4443. About Us. The Company. Our Training Approach. Paul Cherry. Patrick Connor News & Events. Corporate Sales Training. Overview. The SalesBridge™ Training Options. → On-Site Sales Training. → One-on-One Sales Coaching. → Web Seminars. → Keynote Speaking. Reinforcement Assessment.

Why Should I Give You a Referral?

No More Cold Calling

He didn’t give me a business reason to refer him, he didn’t tell me who he wants to meet (his ideal client), and he broke my #1 rule: Never, ever ask for a referral in any digital format. Why Should Anyone Refer You? Referral sales is personal … but it’s still business.

Sales and Super Mario

Anthony Cole Training

Now I realize only a certain group reading this will know the exact system I am referring to but my theory still applies to Atari lovers, Gameboy enthusiasts and even those of you who know nothing about gaming and gaming consoles.

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Make The Implicit Explicit: Communicate Preventative Feedback Effectively

Accent Technologies

Never assume everyone has your same frame of reference. Are you being as clear as you could be with your sales reps? Take our advice on how to approach preventative feedback for reps that may not be picking up on your implied expectations. One of your reps is testing your limits.