Creating a Foolproof Prospecting Schedule

I’m gonna be honest with you: A lot of salespeople are bad at prospecting. If that statement stung a little or hit too close to home, I’d like to say I’m sorry. But I’m not.

Foolproof Prospecting Schedule

Every day that you choose not to prospect, you’re delaying your future income. There, I said it. If you aren’t putting in the effort to create and implement an organized prospecting schedule, you are losing. This is non-negotiable.

Here’s the good news, however: creating a schedule is quick and easy. Let’s get down to it.

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Why You Should Be Writing Every Single Day

Since as far back as I can remember, I have been in love with writing. It’s one of my favorite methods of expression. But I have encountered so many people throughout my career for whom writing is practically a punishment.

You Should Be Writing Every Single Day

Here’s the thing: Being capable of generating strong written communication makes you more employable. Regardless of your industry or field, you should be working every day to improve and nurture your writing skills. And it’s a lot easier to do than you might imagine.

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Utilizing Your Power Referral Partners

One of the most overlooked assets of any great producer is their strategic partnerships. And the most valuable connections are what I call Power Referral Partners—people who do business with your ideal clients.

Power Referral Partners meeting an exchanging sales leads

While you might feel like you’re doing just fine on your own, the amount of business you are missing out on by not forming and nurturing these sorts of relationships is likely staggering. So where can you find these people? And how can you properly leverage these relationships to boost your business?

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The Art of Following Up

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.

The Art of Following Up

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.

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How to Execute the ‘Next Steps’ Close

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.

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Improving Your Self-Confidence in Sales

Why is self-confidence so important in sales? Frankly, people like being around confident people. Confidence is attractive.

Self-Confident Salesperson

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.

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Why You Need a Good Email Signature

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.

Why you need a good email signature

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.

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