The Best Way to Reach Out to a Prospect For the First Time, According to 20+ Sales Experts

For years, there’s been a debate raging in the sales community: When reaching out to a prospect for the first time, should you call or email? After all, first interactions with prospects are key – you’re aiming to establish trust,...
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9 Steps to Take When Your Prospecting Strategy Isn’t Working

Ever wake up in the morning, look in the mirror and say: “I have no business?” Ouch. Actually, you should look in the mirror and say: “The day is a blank canvas. How am I going to make the most...
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9 Sales Follow-Up Emails the Pros Use to Engage Prospects [Free Email Templates]

Much thought leadership is dedicated to the art of selling: pitching, presenting, closing, building trust, developing a relationship, and a myriad of other skills. But showing off these talents depends on getting on prospects’ calendars in the first place. More...
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5 Tricks That Will Magically Get Prospects Interested in You

It’s easy to sell to prospects who are already interested in your product. They’ve done some preliminary research and decided you’re a potential solution. Now all you need to do is answer some questions, get in front of the right...
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15 Effective Responses to A Prospect Who Chooses Your Competitor

Sales objections are part of the job. And salespeople commonly come up against the competitor objection when talking to new prospects. As soon as the buyer realizes the nature or function of your product, she says something along the lines...
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How to Write a Professional LinkedIn Headline (With Examples)

When it comes to icebreakers, “describe yourself in three words” is by far one of the toughest. You’re a complex person, with unique ambitions, experiences, preferences, and traits – how are you possibly supposed to distill yourself down to three...
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19 ‘Thank You in Advance’ Alternatives That Are Far More Polite

Don’t end an email with “thank you in advance.” Many people find this phrase rude; after all, you’re assuming they’re going to do whatever you’ve requested – essentially taking away their right to say no. And it can also seem...
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The Secret to Asking Sales Questions Assertively, Not Aggressively

Questions are some of the most valuable tools in a salesperson’s arsenal. With a well-crafted inquiry, reps can open their prospect’s mind to a new possibility, compel them to action, discover relevant information, or secure buy-in for the next step....
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7 Creative LinkedIn Summary Examples to Help You Craft Your Own

Writing a LinkedIn summary is incredibly difficult – for everyone, but especially for salespeople. You’re not targeting recruiters and hiring managers; you’re appealing to buyers. That means on top of finding an interesting and genuine way to describe your professional...
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7 Steps to Getting Business From Friends

Cultivation through social prospecting makes sense, but it has a drawback. It can take a long time to get results. The solution is to have many prospects. Some will come around sooner, others later and some never. But what if...
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