Getting dumped feels awful. And salespeople deal with this feeling more than most. When a lead stops responding, it can feel like your whole world stops. You’ve been nurturing this sales relationship for months, and now it’s over. Or is it? If a sales lead stops communicating with you, they doesn’t mean they “broke up” … Read more5 Tips to Reconnect With Unresponsive Sales Prospects
No one enjoys rejection. When people don’t want what you’re selling, it can feel personal — as if they don’t like you, even though it’s about the product. Rejection happens. There’s no use pretending it doesn’t. If you’re in sales, you’ve been rejected and you will be again. But once you learn how to get … Read moreHow to Quickly Get Over Sales Rejection and Get Back to Prospecting
My first sales job was prospecting… exclusively. All day, every day I looked for new clients. Maybe this sounds miserable to some of you, but it gave me an advantage in the long run. Where most people have a lot of different jobs competing for their time, prospecting sales was my only focus. I came … Read moreHow Much Time Should You Spend Prospecting Sales?
If you’re looking to move your prospects from possibility to purchase, it’s time to reexamine your sales funnel management. At the top of this metaphorical funnel are any people who could potentially buy. Then, as they move closer to being a client, they move down the funnel. But how does this funnel really help the … Read moreSales Funnel Management: Close More Deals by Eliminating the Noise
The key to smart sales prospecting can be summed up in two easy steps. Do it. Follow up. And get both down to a science. But don’t worry — we won’t leave you to figure out the details on your own. With these three techniques for how to prospect smarter, you’ll see just how many … Read moreHow to Prospect Smarter and Bring in More Sales Leads
CRMs started off on the wrong foot. When they first came out, they were isolated to a desktop and not user friendly. Back then, laptops, WiFi, and smartphones weren’t around to allow mobile access to data. So the outside salesperson was forced to go back to the office to enter information. And the CRM became … Read moreWhy Your Salespeople Hate Using Your CRM – And How to Change Their Minds
Did you know it took the US about seven years longer than Europe to catch onto texting? It gained momentum in Europe in 2001, and quickly became a popular alternative to calls. But in the US, text messaging didn’t take off until 2008. With the growing popularity of the smartphone, namely the iPhone, texting skyrocketed. … Read moreThe Salesperson’s Guide to Using Texting for Sales Prospecting
We’ve all experienced decision fatigue — when we’ve made so many decisions we can’t make one more. But we’re exhausting ourselves on the wrong decisions, namely, figuring out who to call. If we eliminate all those choices about who to call, we’ll be able to focus our thinking on more important tasks during the day. So how … Read moreThe Average Salesperson Wastes 2 Hours a Day — Here’s Why
Any good salesperson knows they have to follow up to get a response. Only 2% of sales occur at the first meeting, and if you didn’t follow up with prospects persistently you’d never meet your sales goals. But when should you stop pursuing a client? How do you know if it’s time to move on? Spoiler … Read moreFollow-Up Emails: When Should You Stop Pursuing a Prospective Client?
If you were to analyze a typical salesperson’s day, what would you see? Most likely, you’d find them filling out paperwork repeatedly, making conference calls, meeting at specific times (in inconvenient locations), providing customer support for current clients, creating a list of prospects to call, and, let’s not forget, making sales. Sure, there’s value in … Read moreSalespeople: Here Are 3 Ways To Save An Hour Per Day