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21 10, 2020

Treat the Gatekeeper Like They Are the Target Prospect When They Block You

By |2021-01-12T05:59:42+00:00October 21, 2020|Cold Call Script, Cold Calling, Inside Sales, Sales Objection Rebuttals, Sales Pitch, Sales Questions, Sales Scripts|

If it does not look like the gatekeeper is going to let you through, simply shift gears and start treating the gatekeeper like the target prospect. There are two different ways to do this. First, if the gatekeeper does not understand who you are, who you should talk to, or why the target prospect will [...]

12 10, 2020

Real Tactics that Get Around the Gatekeeper

By |2021-01-12T06:04:28+00:00October 12, 2020|Cold Calling, Sales Tips|

Here are some tips and tactics that can improve the interactions you have with gatekeepers. UNDERSTAND THE GATEKEEPER One of the reasons that gatekeepers can sometimes be difficult and unpleasant is that they are sometimes instructed to keep salespeople out. Gatekeepers are often trained on how to identify when calls are from salespeople who are [...]

3 10, 2020

How to Get Around “What is this in regards to?” Objection

By |2021-01-12T06:05:34+00:00October 3, 2020|Cold Calling, Sales Objection Rebuttals, Sales Prospecting|

"What is this in regards to" is the main “go to” objection for gatekeepers and prospects because it is very effective at identifying if the person calling is a salesperson who is trying to sell something. Since you are a salesperson who is trying to sell something, if you comply with this objection, you might [...]

28 09, 2020

How to Navigate B2B Organizations

By |2021-01-12T06:06:55+00:00September 28, 2020|Cold Calling, Lead Generation, Sales Methodology, Sales Prospecting, Telemarketing, Telesales|

If you are cold calling and trying to get your foot in the door of an account and the target prospect never answers his or her phone, this will seem like a significant barrier preventing you from selling to that account. The simple workaround for this is to find other contacts at the account that [...]

15 09, 2020

Why Prospects Don’t Call You Back

By |2021-01-12T06:07:31+00:00September 15, 2020|Cold Calling, Sales Prospecting, Telemarketing, Telesales|

Salespeople often complain about prospects not returning their calls after they leave voicemail messages, and they ponder what to say to get prospects to call back. It is not good to spend time and energy thinking about this because it is my belief that prospects do not return calls from voicemails that are left by [...]

14 09, 2020

7 Steps to Creating a Great Cold Call Script

By |2021-01-12T06:07:46+00:00September 14, 2020|Cold Call Script, Cold Calling, Inside Sales, Sales Pitch, Sales Script Example | Examples of Sales and Call Scripts, Sales Scripts|

In this video, we outline seven sections that you can create your cold call script around and here is a quick summary of those sections: Step 1 - Introduction You most likely don’t need help with creating the introduction section of your cold call script but one thing that we recommend is to not ask [...]

2 04, 2020

How to Best Deal With the Prospect’s Voicemail Box

By |2021-01-15T12:48:55+00:00April 2, 2020|Cold Call Script, Cold Calling, Inside Sales, Lead Generation, Sales Methodology, Sales Pitch, Sales Script Example | Examples of Sales and Call Scripts, Sales Scripts, Sales Tips, Sales Training, Telemarketing, Telesales, The SMART Sales System Training Program, Training Videos|

In this sales training video, we discuss a process and methodology for how to deal with the prospect's voicemail box. .If you would like to purchase a copy of the book The SMART Sales System – SELL SMARTER, NOT HARDER, go here.  

20 03, 2020

How to Deal With and Get Around Sales Objections

By |2021-01-15T12:51:12+00:00March 20, 2020|Cold Call Script, Cold Calling, Inside Sales, Sales Methodology, Sales Objection Rebuttals, Sales Pitch, Telemarketing, Telesales, The SMART Sales System Training Program, Training Videos|

In this sales training webinar, we not only provide tips and a methodology for how to deal with and get around sales objections, but we also provide actual objection responses that you can copy and use. If you would like to purchase a copy of The SMART Sales System book, you can do that here. [...]

29 01, 2020

How to Cold Call LinkedIn Connections

By |2021-01-12T06:15:16+00:00January 29, 2020|Cold Call Script, Cold Calling, Cold Calling Examples, Inside Sales, Lead Generation, Networking, Sales Pitch, Sales Prospecting, Sales Script Example | Examples of Sales and Call Scripts, Sales Scripts, Telemarketing, Telesales|

While it is very easy to connect with prospects on LinkedIn, it can be very difficult to figure out how to cold call LinkedIn connections. This is because becoming connections can in some ways seem like a friendly gesture and you might not want to follow that gesture up with some sort of sales pitch [...]

24 01, 2020

Cold Call Script Example for Cable and Internet Services

By |2021-01-12T06:15:54+00:00January 24, 2020|Cold Call Script, Cold Calling, Cold Calling Examples, Inside Sales, Lead Generation, Sales Methodology, Sales Pitch, Sales Prospecting, Telemarketing, Telesales, Training Videos|

Here is a cold call script example from a salesperson that is selling cable and internet services. In this video and blog post, I will break down the call into the different steps of the SMART cold call process. At each step, I will share what she does and then share what I would do [...]