When Prospecting, How Much Initial Qualification Is Enough?

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When Prospecting, How Much Initial Qualification Is Enough?cold calling

by Keith Rosen on November 16, 2009 with 3 comments

When prospecting, how much initial qualification is enough before taking the next step in your selling process? Discover how qualifying like a pro saves you time while allowing you to focus on the more promising prospects. I received the following question from a salesperson the other day who was struggling when it came to qualifying …

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To Tweet or Not To Tweet? If That’s The Question, The Answer is – Know Your ObjectivesAmerican Entitlement, Business Coaching, Business Tools, Communication, Marketing, sales tools

by Keith Rosen on November 10, 2009 with 2 comments

Follow me on Twitter here. “Should I be tweeting, Keith?” This question comes up more and more when speaking with clients. Since there are several factors to consider when answering this, my response to this question are additional exploratory questions that guide a conversation to help individuals and companies determine whether it makes sense for …

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Are Your Salespeople Asking Prospects the Wrong Questions?

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Are Your Salespeople Asking Prospects the Wrong Questions?Sales Training

by Keith Rosen on July 1, 2009 with 0 comment

Asking prospects the right questions at the right time is crucial to being an effective salesperson. Make sure your questions move prospects closer to the sale. “Are salespeople asking their prospects the wrong questions?” As I mentioned in my last post, this was a conversation that came up while being interviewed by Geoffrey James for …

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When and How to Ask for Referrals

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When and How to Ask for Referralssales tools

by Keith Rosen on June 25, 2009 with 0 comment

How would getting more referrals impact your business? The following dialogue honors the permission based selling model outlined in my cold calling book. What exactly classifies as a referral? If we were to create some parameters that define what a referral is, this is what it would look like. (Reference: My Cold Calling Book.) Synonymous …

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Tony Alessandra Week on CanDoGo – Generate More ReferralsHow To Sell and Sales Tips, Marketing, sales articles, Sales Coaching, sales tips, Sales Training

by Keith Rosen on June 25, 2009 with 0 comment

Last week on CanDoGo.com was Tony Alessandra week. While a little late on the draw this week, the good news is, you can still access all of Tony’s videos and tips on CanDoGo. This one in particular I felt was so relevant during a time where customer retention and acquisition is top of mind for …

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Benchmark Best Sales Practices to Achieve Your Goals

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Benchmark Best Sales Practices to Achieve Your GoalsHow To Sell and Sales Tips

by Keith Rosen on June 8, 2009 with 0 comment

Make the questions you ask your clients deep and knowledgeable, not shallow and vague. Read more to learn how to begin crafting better questions. Companies are running so fast in an attempt to catch up on their sales numbers that they aren’t aware of the blinders they’ve developed which are obstructing their view of the …

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A Cold-Calling Conundrum: If You’re Not Passionate About What You’re Selling, How Can Your Prospect’s Be?cold calling, Cold Calling Tips, How To Close The Sale, Prospecting, Cold Calling and Networking, Sales Coaching, Sales Training, Videos

by Keith Rosen on June 1, 2009 with 0 comment

Watch the Video Salespeople wear their emotions on their sleeve. As such, your prospects will sense your reluctance or fear. A prospect wants to do business with a salesperson that’s excited about what they have, not someone who is struggling to promote their product or service. Rather than a sign of conviction, this can be …

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Is Cold Calling Really Dead?

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Is Cold Calling Really Dead?cold calling

by Keith Rosen on May 28, 2009 with 0 comment

Lately, I’ve been getting a high volume of calls from sales managers and their salespeople struggling to meet their sales goals. Does this sound familiar? So, let me paint you a visual of the typical scenario being played out through the eyes of a salesperson; one that you may be intimately familiar with. You’re on …

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