On Picks and Shovels

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My friend Thad sent me a graphic he found on the web. The graphic shows what it describes as the old model of sales and the new model. The old model sales model includes three items: cold calling, qualifying leads, and sales demos. The new model shows social networks, educating, … [Read more...]

You Are Manifesting Your Negative Beliefs

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What you believe has a way of manifesting itself in your life. If you believe that cold calling sucks, that it’s miserable work, that it no longer works, and that it is a waste of your time, that belief will become your reality. It doesn’t matter that it isn’t true, and it … [Read more...]

Episode 16 – Reaching Decision Makers with Marhnelle and David Hibbard

David and Marhnelle Hibbard are the authors of a new book on sales called SOAR Selling: How to Get Through to Almost Anyone--the Proven Method for Reaching Decision-Makers. You know I have strong feelings about salespeople using the telephone. I picked up their book and invited … [Read more...]

Prospecting is a Campaign

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Prospecting isn't an event. Prospecting isn’t something that you do one time in an attempt to open an opportunity in a relationship with your dream client. Prospecting is a campaign. You know I’m still a big fan of cold calling (download my free e-book here). But cold calling by … [Read more...]

How to Connect with Hard to Reach Clients

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There are reasons that your hard to connect with dream clients are hard to reach. They have too much work, too little help; they’re being asked to do more with fewer resources. They are time-starved. They don’t really buy what you sell. They don’t hear anything in your message … [Read more...]

What Cold Calling Means

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There’s a lot of confusion about what a cold call is and what a cold call is not. Whenever I write about cold calling I get emails and comments from people who insist the cold calling is dead. A few days ago I even had Jeffrey Gitomer comment to that effect on this post. But I … [Read more...]

What Your Cryptic Voicemail Really Says

What Your Cryptic Voicemail Really Says

I just listened to a voicemail from a salesperson. She said she wanted to invite me to a conference that I would “absolutely be interested in attending.” She left only her first name, her phone number, and a cryptic message. She bet (or her company bet) that the more cryptic and … [Read more...]

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