Cold Calling Technique

5 Reasons Why Pre-Call Research Is A Must

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Here’s a question to start your day. ‘If you’re going to make some contacts with prospects today, why should they bother talking to you?’ Now, if you answered with something like ‘because my products are better than the competition’ or ‘I know what people in their position need’ then maybe you need to take a step back first. We’ve all…

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10 Ways To Prepare For Your First Cold Call

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Sometimes, even the words ‘cold call’ can send shivers down salespeople’s’ spines. The very thought of picking up the phone or writing an email to a prospect who has never heard of you or knows little about your products can be so daunting to a sales professional that they spend hours doing other things so that the inevitable rejection doesn’t…

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3 Cold Calling Techniques That Really Work

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Are you sick of all of the wonderful pitches, tips and magical scripts you’ve heard on cold calling? Are you also tired of listening to the naysayers that cold calling is impossible, useless and has no place today? Well cold calling does indeed still have a place on today’s sales playing ground, and while the face of this tried and…

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How To Overcome The Fear Of Cold Calling

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You are all ready to go. You have all of your leads for the day prepared and lined up in front of you. You have all of your rebuttals ready, and you have rehearsed your main talking points. You are ready to begin your cold calling session. You pick up the telephone and make the first call. The prospect was…

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3 Common Mistakes Experienced Cold Callers Make

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After years of on-the-job training, and tens of thousands of cold calls, you have finally arrived. You are a pro. You are able to pick up the telephone and make appointments seemingly at will. However, do not get too comfortable, because even at your level, there are some major mistakes you must avoid. Below are the three most common mistakes…

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8 Tips For Preparing For A Sales Call

Preparation Is The Key

When we ask salespeople how they prepare for making sales calls, most say they might check the company’s website and possibly check the contact’s Linked-In profile, but that’s about it, really. This surprises us, as the quality of the preparation can make or break your opportunities with a new prospect. Here are some tips that you might consider to make…

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The 3 Worst Cold Calling Tips Ever

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Cold calling presents a ton of challenges to sales professionals at every level and in every industry. Therefore, there are a plethora of tips, tricks and magical scripts to help sales people overcome objections, get though GK screens and close sales or set appointments. However, out of this excess of advice, there are three so-called gems that are extremely misleading…

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Tips On Cold Calling – The Cold Calling Tips Cheat Sheet

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Want some tips on cold calling? Here’s the cold calling cheat sheet! I must receive about 20+ emails each month that ask me for specific help and guidance on cold calling so here are some top tips: Sound Like A Human Being Try not to sound like a robotic cold caller. That’s what 95% of the cold callers sound like….

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Should You EVER Make Small Talk On A Cold Call?

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Small talk: That warm up is always a good thing in a face-to-face sales interaction. It’s that short period of time you have to create some rapport and chitchat a bit to ease into the sales presentation. However, should you ever attempt to initiate such a warm up in a cold call? While there are some very different, if not,…

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Be More Successful With These 10 Cold Calling Alternatives

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As more and more sales people are recognising cold calling is less fruitful than they would like, attention is being focused on what you can do to improve your overall sales success rate. If you would like to get hold of more decision-makers, talk to more interested people and give yourself a better chance of getting appointments, you need to…

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