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Cold Calling Gatekeepers: What to Say and Not Say

“I am in charge of cold calling companies to set up face-to-face appointments in the hopes that they may be open to changing banks. When I call and get the Gatekeeper, I mention my name, my company and the reason for the call – and ask her to put me through. The Gatekeeper will reply […]

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How to Cure Call Reluctance

“I’m new to inside sales and I am having a serious case of call reluctance. How do I fight against this?” This is because you haven’t started having success yet. You need to keep working through your challenges until you get it right. You just started picking up the bat. You can’t expect to hit […]

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Cold Calling: How to Create Your Opening Value Statement

Michael Pedone, Founder of inside sales training company, SalesBuzz.com, breaks down how to create a winning opening value statement when cold calling. The video includes an example of a common poorly written sales script opener and gives examples of how to create a winning opening value statement. – Michael Pedone Michael Pedone teaches inside sales […]

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Fix Your Sales Script to Grow Revenue

Do you feel that your current sales script is creating more problems than it solves? If your sales team hears “No, Thanks,” “Not Interested,” “We’re All Set!”, “No Budget” etc., your sales script is to blame. “Sales” is all about communicating. The formula to have better sales conversations and eliminate call reluctance is to teach […]

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LinkedIn Social Selling Best Practices: How to Be Authentic at Scale

LinkedIn Social Selling Best Practices In this 20-minute LinkedIn Social Selling Best Practices webchat with Michael Pedone (SalesBuzz.com) and Gabe Larsen (InsideSales.com) you will learn: Why “fake it till you make it” won’t work in social selling What NOT to do to try and gain new prospects How to be authentic at scale during your […]

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How to Handle Holiday Sales Objections and Close the Sale

 Holiday Sales Objections got you feeling bah humbug? Michael Pedone has a one-on-one sales conversation on how to close deals over the phone during the holidays. Have a listen! Leave a comment. – Michael Pedone Michael Pedone teaches inside sales teams how to pick up the phone and close business. He is the CEO/FOUNDER of SalesBuzz.com – […]

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Sales Career Advice: How New Sales Reps Should Measure Results

Hey everybody its Michael Pedone with SalesBuzz.com and I received a notification from LinkedIn saying an individual was asking for sales career advice and they think I might be able to help so here’s the question and my response… Let’s see if you guys agree with me here: Sales Career Advice Question: “I’m concluding my […]

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The “We’re still evaluating” Follow-up Email Response

Follow-up Email Response So you had an excellent qualify call and sales presentation, and everything pointed to them signing up, and they needed to discuss a few things internally but said they would be back to you in a few days – and they honestly sounded like they meant it. And for this scenario, let’s […]

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Prospecting: How to Qualify Leads and Prospects

“What telltale signs should a rep look for to help qualify a prospect?” This sales question is a curious one to me because it makes me think that the salesperson doesn’t understand the definition of “qualify” a prospect. If they did, this would not be a question. What I think the salesperson means to ask […]

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How to Get Out of a Sales Slump

“I’m in a sales slump and in serious jeopardy of falling too far behind to hit my annual sales quota. What should I do?” Falling into a sales slump is a problem all salespeople have to deal with at some point in their career. And if you’re a straight commissioned, or heavily commissioned (low base […]

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