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How to Get Your Top Prospects on the Phone

Succeed Speaking

” “I can’t get prospects on the phone.” Here’s the truth: Our prospects are under extreme pressure to do more in less time with fewer resources. How to gain access to crazy-busy prospects who haven’t got time for the pain.

One prospecting tip to kick off the New Year

SpeakerSue Says...

Tell your prospect –concisely and with a message that revolves around them – why you’re calling. Whether in email, on the phone or face to face, Selling Skills how to say it to sell it prospecting sales mastery sales success sales training say it to sell it SpeakerSue Welcome to 2014!

Public Relations Firms - Don't Invite Millennial Prospects to Play Golf

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The usual courting rituals to attract new clients are changing. When it comes to Millennials, many of them making big bucks in tech, forget inviting them to a game of golf. The Sports & Fitness Industry Association reports that Millennials have little interest in the game.

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A Simple Strategy for Getting to Your First Yes

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When we reach out to prospects who do not know us, our goal should never be to “book a date” from our early communication. Most Recent Post Speaking Business Strategy communicating with prospects contacting prospects getting booked getting to yesThe goal should be to gain forward movement, start building a relationship and rapport. Once you begin to develop that relationship, the goal shifts to then hoping that the recipient will […].

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5 Ways to help your prospects buy from you

SpeakerSue Says...

” This explains why some sales people exist even though they bring no value to the prospect. One person posted his response: “I listen only to prospects that are ready, willing and able to buy. The American jackal, better known as a coyote, has survived for 1.8

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5 Ways to Make Voicemail Your New BF + a bonus script

SpeakerSue Says...

Many prospects will not phone you back. Next – and this tip is important to remember before you pick up the phone: Be prepared for your prospect to answer the phone! Selling Skills how to say it to sell it prospecting sales skills sales training SpeakerSueAs a hotel industry sales trainer, I often am asked/told the same story: No one returns my voice messages anyway so why should (should I) leave a voice message? Yes and Yes!

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What to say after “hello” – Prospect for Success!

SpeakerSue Says...

Or you phone a prospect who seemed interested when you met at the trade show/sales blitz/networking event and instead of getting him, you get his voice message. Plan a conversation starter that focuses on your prospect not your product. Selling Skills Communication Skills high impact presentations how to say it to sell it prospecting sales success sales training SpeakerSue

Ghostwriting Books: Pitch package to prospect

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The sweet spot in pitching to a prospect for a book to be ghostwritten is to frame that as a total package. So, we who have been in the game have to tap into that knowledge and insight gap - and demonstrate to the prospect that we are the ones to fill it.

One prospecting tip to kick off the New Year

SpeakerSue Says...

Tell your prospect –concisely and with a message that revolves around them – why you’re calling. Whether in email, on the phone or face to face, Selling Skills how to say it to sell it prospecting sales mastery sales success sales training say it to sell it SpeakerSue Welcome to 2014! If you’re still using the same “script” that worked for you a few years ago, you’re probably feeling a bit frustrated. So chuck it and start the year fresh.

Tips to Better Prospecting with Hosted Buyer Appointments

SpeakerSue Says...

“We don’t need to prospect,” my client said, “Our funnel is overflowing but we aren’t getting new business. We go to these hosted buyer things and come back with a boat load of new prospects. ” By prospecting. Even if your prospect says to you, “Yes, please tell me about your property,” please don’t – other than very quickly and in general – until understanding what about the property she wants to know.

Shortage of new prospects? Really?

SpeakerSue Says...

He gets on the phone and begins with a brief introduction (Hi, my name is with __) and provides a touchpoint (and your name was given to me because [I'm making this part up for his sake] you are a veterinarian… Okay, not exciting but truthful, answering the prospects two unasked questions (unasked because we’re talking!): A friend of a friend asked me for some ideas about building his sales funnel.

Are you distracting your prospects?

Speaker Launcher

And keep your prospects around until they take the action that you desire. Recently, I decided to take most of the social media logos off of my website.

Prospecting Isn’t Brain Surgery – but it does require brains!

SpeakerSue Says...

Selling Skills prospecting sales skillsCaller id didn’t and so I answered the phone, “Hi, this is Sue.&# She says, Hi, This is Name Name with American Insurance and we had insured you and I was wondering if I could requote for you.&#. With that authentic opening (other than not using my name since I gave it to her), I thought she deserved the right to re-quote. But out of my mouth came, “Thanks but my husband and I are happy with State Farm.&#.

Prospecting Isn’t Brain Surgery – but it does require brains!

SpeakerSue Says...

Selling Skills prospecting sales skillsCaller id didn’t and so I answered the phone, “Hi, this is Sue.&# She says, Hi, This is Name Name with American Insurance and we had insured you and I was wondering if I could requote for you.&#. With that authentic opening (other than not using my name since I gave it to her), I thought she deserved the right to re-quote. But out of my mouth came, “Thanks but my husband and I are happy with State Farm.&#.

Ghostwriters: Giving clients, prospects the gift of listening

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That includes the kind of arguments, tone, organization, and selection of audiences which yield outcomes for our ghostwriting clients and prospects.  That's why the most wonderful gift we can give clients and prospects as well as our own careers is listening. 

Why should your prospects trust you?

SpeakerSue Says...

These orders got me thinking about what the companies did that was so important and how we, as salespeople, can help our prospects feel so charmed with us. Twice within the last two weeks, I made purchases totally on faith. One, a gliderbike from pvglider.com , and the other a Groupon purchase from Canvas on Demand.

Does your subject line sell? Prospecting ideas and more

SpeakerSue Says...

Prospecting ideas and more. When prospecting, ask the question that matters: Can we talk Thursday at 4p? If it has to break through the clutter of your prospect’s inbox and be compelling enough so she’ll voluntarily interrupt her work to see what you have to say , consider these ideas. Tags: Email Etiquette & Productivity Selling Skills email etiquette prospecting sales mastery sales skills subject lines that sell

10 Principles of Successful Upselling

SpeakerSue Says...

Selling Skills Communication Skills how to say it to sell it prospecting sales training say it to sell it SpeakerSue It was a good thing I was in an airplane as I listened to the audio recordings of a client’s “mystery” shop calls yesterday. Had I been anyplace else, and I would have been screaming like a wild woman but didn’t want to frighten my fellow travelers.

SOCIAL MEDIA: KEY TO YOUR CAREER | Communication Steroids

Communication Steroids

92 percent of businesses use social media to help find prospective employees. But, you need to recognize it’s a public place (mostly) and prospective employers can find what’s written there.

Strong PR Demand: Going back to pitching directly to prospects

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The nice odds about sending out unsolicited requests for work - full time, part time, freelance - is that they result in quality responses.    Sure, the rate of those responses is low. 

Get on the Phone, Send Emails: That shows clients, prospects we care deeply about their projects

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is a fine line between communicating to clients and prospects that we care deeply about their projects and being an angst-ridden pest.  One prospect banned my compulsive emails. Now, I got into the rthymn of knowing how and when to connect back with clients and prospects.

Generation Z Females Need Economic Incentive To Shun Violence - For Baby Boomers, That Was Landing Husband "With Prospects"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Otherwise, come on, we would never land a husband "who had prospects." From the get-go, we female Baby Boomers were socialized to be "ladies." " When we entered the all-important mating arena of college, that conditioning was reinforced, heavily.

Increase Business Sales: Prospecting Tips for a Slow Economy

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

Prospecting Tips for a Slow Economy. Frequently I am asked, “How can I prospect for more business?”   My favorite Frippicisim: It is not your clients' and prospects' job to remember you.

Interviewing Prospects: Why you might have them sign NDA, even at that stage

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One financial-information startup in Manhattan handles this possibility by having prospects sign a bulletproof NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) right in the lobby, before they even enter the operations part of the company. 

How to use social media as a prospecting tool: No more cold calling!

SpeakerSue Says...

It’s possible to have more than one address but when prospects google you, they’ll most likely be directed to all your social profiles. One group of prospects for me, for instance, is meeting professionals. Prospecting with social media really is the same as prospecting has always been. Tags: Selling Skills cold calling prospecting sales mastery social media Cold calling. Even the name is, well, cold.

Are you Scaring Your Prospects at Trade Shows and in Email?

SpeakerSue Says...

No one frightens qualified prospects and interested people away knowingly. When you ask questions in an email that require your prospect to provide a thoughtful response, you scare them away. I’m not implying that your prospects are stupid, just that they are busy. Booth personnel, those who were standing them by themselves and without a prospect – those who weren’t on their phones – jumped on me.

How to Help the Interviewer Interview You

Speaking Freely

When you are scheduled to interview with a prospective employer, there are some techniques that can help you be remembered and increase your chances of winning the job. it is important to understand that the interviewer might be just as uncertain as you are. He or she may not have much interviewing experience. Maybe that […]. The post How to Help the Interviewer Interview You appeared first on Speaking Freely. Interview Skills Interviewing storytelling Interviewing for jobs

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Sales Generation: Prospecting Tips for a Slow Economy

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

Prospecting Tips for a Slow Economy by Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE. Frippicisim: It is not your clients' and prospects' job to remember you. Go through your address book, data base, Christmas card list and confirm everybody you know is familiar with your profession, what your specialty is, and who is the perfect prospect for you to best serve. The better your relationship with them the more they will want to send you new prospects.

Want to sell more? Consider the shape of the table you meet around…

SpeakerSue Says...

It’s too easy to consider that the feature, what the prospect is asking for, is what really matters. Communication Skills Selling Skills prospecting sales mastery sales skills sales training say it to sell it SpeakerSueCould the shape of the table impact your ability to sell? As always, my friend, Kare Anderson has written another brilliant article called, 5 Ways Storytelling Can Boost Participation and Performance.

Successful Marketing Means that You Identify Prospective Clients

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

Successful marketing means that you identify prospective clients and position yourself in the market so they choose you over your competition. Their comments, especially negative ones, will help you tailor both your product and your approach to other prospects. These prospects had distinctive demographics. Looking for more business? Marketing/PR expert Gary Purece gave me some advice it can help you!

3 Tips to Avoid Wasting Your Time Selling – or Your Prospects

SpeakerSue Says...

Make 2013 your best ever by valuing your time and approaching each prospect in the most prepared, professional and profitable way! How often does it happen to you that you’re fully prepared to help your customer but they aren’t prepared to move forward?

When does persistent become stalking?

SpeakerSue Says...

You and your prospect sat next to each other at lunch and when you asked if you could follow-up with her, and if she had a card, she said yes to both. Selling Skills Communication Skills how to say it to sell it prospecting sales mastery sales skills sales strategy sales training say it to sell it SpeakerSueEvery great sales person understand that the gold is in the follow-up.

How To Screen For Dead-End Prospects

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);} else {document.write( );}return true;}LoadMenus(); NAME E-MAIL ZIP CODE Resources Articles Events Online Tutorial FAQs Links Article: How To Screen For Dead-End Prospects RainToday.com, September 2007 By Vickie K. The calls and emails are coming in from prospective clients interested in your services. You want to spend the most time with your ideal prospects who are ready to make a buying decision, while continuing to nurture future possibilities.

Why cold calling is dead and what you can do to prospect anyway

SpeakerSue Says...

The concept of prospecting for new business is (as I don’t need to tell you) has and will never go away. Here is my premise: If you’ve been thinking of it as cold calling instead of prospecting (for gold), you may have been sabatoging yourself anyway. Tell the prospect why you’re interrupting their day. … You’ll discover that with a little pre-work before calling and an authentic opening, your prospecting efforts may very well yield gold!

Prospecting Tips for a Slow Economy: Sales Presentation Skills Increase Odds

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

Prospecting Tips for a Slow Economy by Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE. Frippicisim: It is not your clients' and prospects' job to remember you. Go through your address book, data base, Christmas card list and confirm everybody you know is familiar with your profession, what your specialty is, and who is the perfect prospect for you to best serve. The better your relationship with them the more they will want to send you new prospects.

The Best Presentation Apps for iPhone and iPad

Presentation Guru

As smartphones, tablets and phablets invade the mobile market, it is only a matter of time before desktop operating systems face the prospect of extinction, unless they somehow evolve.

Want to Get Booked to Speak? Answer Five Questions Correctly to Dramatically Increase Your Odds!

Succeed Speaking

Having assisted thousands of meeting planners and working with many of the world’s best speakers since 1999, I believe it comes down to how effectively you answer FIVE questions that every prospective client is asking. It’s no secret that there are LOTS of “professional” speakers — at least 10,000 or more — bidding for speaking engagements these days. How do you stand out from the crowd?

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Excuse #923: "I'm not a presenter."

Speak Schmeak

Maybe you''re meeting with a prospect who might buy a house, your insurance services, your Mary Kay mascara, or any of a million other things. Okay, I haven''t actually numbered the excuses people give for bad presentations, but maybe I should start.

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[Podcast] Copywriting that Sells with Steve Slaunwhite

Speaker Launcher

34:40 Know thy prospect. 38:09 Trying to write copy for several different prospects can be very tricky. You can have an amazing looking website, but it’s not going to do you much good without great web content. Steve Slaunwhite has made his career out of finding the right words to sell services and products. This episode is all about finding the right formula for web content that gets you booked. Listen Now! Show […].

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3 Types of Prospects to Go After in a Volatile Economy

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);} else {document.write( );}return true;}LoadMenus(); NAME E-MAIL ZIP CODE Resources Articles Events Online Tutorial FAQs Links Article: 3 Types of Prospects to Go After in a Volatile Economy RainToday.com, November 2008 By Vickie K. Sullivan When the economy is unpredictable, its very tempting to run around selling to any kind of prospect with a budget. They are easiest prospects to find, as they are out-front and very vocal about their views.