Another way to disarm gatekeepers is to name drop other people you have spoken to in the organization so that you don’t look like an outsider who is calling to try to work your way in. The way to do that is to say something like this: I spoke with Tom Jones in accounting, and [...]
Many of the gatekeepers you will face are executive assistants, and they usually work for the leaders (executives) of a specific department of the company. For example, the CFO will likely have an executive assistant who will help him or her personally with all sorts of tasks. However, this executive assistant will usually also support [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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.
This is a recording from week 5 from our 15-week sales training webinar series on The SMART Sales System. If you would like to purchase a copy of the book The SMART Sales System - SELL SMARTER, NOT HARDER, go here.
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Here is a cold email example that I received from a salesperson that sells internet and connectivity services for a major telecom provider. Below is the actual cold email that he sent and after that will be some analysis and another cold email example that I created based on the feedback. Subject Line: [Salesperson’ Company [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]