A lot of salespeople struggle to master follow-up techniques. But I’m here to tell you, leaving a message for a prospect that says, “I’m just calling to touch base,” or “I’m just circling back with you,” is pretty lame.
Seriously, let’s all agree to do away with these clichés. You need a real reason to follow up with someone, and there are so many ways to do it both creatively and effectively.
Creating your ideal week is a key element to maximizing your productivity. But it’s not something you can get away with doing just once. This is not a “set it and forget it” tool.
As much as you might think the work is over once you’ve figured out what your perfect work week should look like, your ideal week is a living, breathing thing. You have to make sure it’s adapting to meet the changing needs of your job.
The world of sales can be cutthroat at times. Every day is filled with competition and high expectations. It’s easy to feel like you’re lagging behind when you see other people crushing their goals.
It takes work to accept that someone else winning doesn’t mean you’re losing. We’ve talked before about the importance of reframing your thinking so that you’re living in an abundance mentality, but to truly understand your scarcity mindset, you need to find its root.
Have you ever had what felt like a great sales meeting only to find that you’re never able to get the prospect on the phone again? You thought you hit a home run, and then they just fell off the face of the planet.
A lot of prospects pull this move. And while there could be several reasons for this behavior, it’s likely that you missed one tiny but significant step.
No matter your title or industry, as human beings existing in the world, we are going to be interrupted all day long. There will always be things that crop up during your workday, competing for your attention.
But to ensure we get done the things we absolutely need to get done each day, we have to stop and ask ourselves: Is this the best, most opportune time to do this thing? Or can it wait?
Why is self-confidence so important in sales? Frankly, people like being around confident people. Confidence is attractive.
The more confident you feel, the better your conversations will be when meeting with a prospect, and the better you’ll feel about how your process went. I have a few ideas on how to improve your self-confidence.
We live in a technological world and we expect everything to be at our fingertips. I’m totally dumbfounded every time I have to “look for someone’s phone number” and I can’t find it.
I search their LinkedIn profile—it’s not there. Next, I search my inbox for a recent email from them, but I can’t find their phone number because it’s not in their signature. I wish I was joking, but I see this ALL the time. So today’s post is dedicated to the power of a good email signature.