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How to Create a Sense of Urgency

“How Do You Create Urgency to Get Prospects Off the Fence and Get Them to Buy Now?” Sales people often try to create a sense of urgency at the end of the sales process. This causes a lot of stress and anxiety (mostly for the sales person) as they try to hit their end of […]

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Prospecting: How to Identify Your Targeted Audience

“My inside sales team needs to do a better job at generating targeted leads but trying to get them to prospect is like pulling teeth. Any suggestions?” SalesBuzz Answer by Michael Pedone: I remember like it was yesterday when I started working for a company that I was really excited about, and on day one, […]

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How to Answer “Is That Your Best Price?”

“Is That Your Best Price?” “I received a call back from my prospect (whom is the info gatherer) regarding a proposal we’ve been working on. She said her boss (read: decision maker) was interested in setting up a meeting with me to discuss the project further, and then she asked me if what I sent […]

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WHEN PROSPECTS SAY, “We’re Considering Other Options”

“When making follow-up calls, how should I respond when a prospect says they haven’t made a decision yet and that they are still considering other options?” The problem is this… 98% of the time this objection is a stall. I prefer to ELIMINATE these types of stalls from happening, rather than try and deal with […]

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How to Make Morning Sales Meetings Effective

“I manage a team of work-at-home sales reps where I don’t have the ability to listen in on their calls. While I do attempt to coach as much as possible, the coaching is mainly based on the data that the rep puts into our CRM. Do you have recommendations for coaching inside sales reps when […]

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A Billionaire’s Mind-set Re: Sales Quota

Do you have the right MINDSET for Sales? I was watching the show BILLIONS (Showtime / cable) last night when something during the episode got me so fired up – I COULD. NOT. WAIT. to hit the phones Monday morning. The show is loosely based on a real world prosecutor going after a hedge fund […]

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Is LinkedIn Still “Cold Calling”?

“How do you get sales reps to have better results with LinkedIn Vs. Cold Calling?” Based on your question, I’m going to assume your sales team is not generating the results you had hoped for with respect to using LinkedIn to help them hit their sales numbers. Here’s why that may be happening – and how to fix […]

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Sales Emails: How to Get More Prospects to Open Them & BUY!

“We have a list of targeted prospects that we send emails to – however we aren’t seeing many sales as a result and noticed that our “open rate” is low. How can we get more prospects to open our emails and read them?” “Email” is a powerful sales tool for salespeople. And just like any […]

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How NOT to Follow-up on Trade Show Leads

“What’s the best way to follow up on trade show leads?” Most sales people mistakenly call trade show leads and start off with something like: “How’d you like the event?” or “You stopped by our booth and expressed interest in our (ex: inventory control software).” The first opener (“How’d you like the event?”) is an example of […]

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Discussing Price With Prospects – What to do first

“I frequently speak with prospects that sound very interested in what we offer but once I email them the proposal, it’s hard to get them back on the phone or to answer my emails. Why does this happen?” SalesBuzz Answer: If you’ve sent out (emailed) a proposal and aren’t hearing back from your prospects, chances […]

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