Qualified prospect won’t respond to your proposal – What to do?

I frequently get anxious calls from reps that say “I have been meeting with a great prospect. They have had nothing but positive things to say every time we talk but we can’t get a response to our proposal. What can we do?” The answer, probably not much. Why? Because the early stages of your […]

Ultimate Sales Exec Riddle: You have just been hired….

What would you do? You were just hired as a sales leader for a company whose sales results have been solidly mediocre in the industry for a long time. The terms of your compensation are as follows: $0 if your results are in the bottom 90% of the industry. $1 million dollars if your results […]

Suspect surfing: Are automations limiting your sales?

Do you have thousands of tasks overdue in your CRM? Do you have thousands or tens of thousands of records in your database and tons of activity flying everywhere but little to show for it. If so, see your doctor and get checked for automationitis. You may be blindly working to workflows and automations and […]

Discovery Call Formula of Success: 50/20/20/10

I used to believe in the 60/30/10 rule when it came to be booking sales appointments and discovery calls. That rule stated that 60% of your prospecting success would come simply by hitting the right targets, 30% will come because you have the right message and 10% will come from all other reasons combined. With […]

6 Keys to Sales Script Cold Call Opening Line

SALES SCRIPT EXAMPLE USED BY COLD CALL DOOR TO DOOR CANVASSERS IS INSTRUCTIVE… as to what NOT to do. Hi, I’m Mike, this is Frank from didn’tgetthename company, we have an alternative to UPS that saves money…. A bad, bad opening cold call line THAT CREATES THE VERY RESPONSE THEY WISH TO AVOID. Read a […]

Sales win preconditions: Will to win is worthless, without…

“The key is not the will to win. Everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important.” ― Bobby Knight In sales, the will to win plus a cup of coffee is worth about $2. The better question is…do you possess the determination and ability to properly execute the tasks and […]