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Ten Top Tips for Terminating Telephone Terror
1. Make telephone calls
6. Stay calm
© 2004 Wendy Weiss
Wendy Weiss, The Queen of Cold Calling & Selling Success, is a sales trainer, author and sales coach.
She is the author of Cold Calling for Women and the soon-to-be-released Cold Calling College. Get her free e-zine, Opening Doors & Closing Sales by visiting http://www.wendyweiss.com.
The Email Blow-Off
This week's article is my response to a question by Lisa Boudreau of ePresence. "I cold call into Fortune 1000 companies, often times the admin will tell me to send the CIO, or whoever I'm calling, an email about who we are and what we do.
The Struggle to Decide: The Paths Customers Take to Solve Problems
Usually my essays discuss the issues that the 'sales' method initiates, methods such as over-long buying cycles, product and brand differentiation problems, price competition, and objections. This article focuses on the buyer: what, precisely, is the real problem they face; and how you lose differentiation/competitive edge/time through your faulty assumption that a sale can be achieved through a clear-cut equation:problem + appropriate product + professional sales effort = sale.
The Importance of Good Sales Leads
An important part of your business plan should be to generate a steady stream of qualified leads. Making sure that leads flow into your "pipeline" will be one of the most vital aspects of your overall business.
What comes to mind when you think of networking -- cocktail parties? Shaking hands and exchanging business cards at a Chamber of Commerce events? Endless lines of people anxious to make you a customer? Sweaty palms and panic?Networking is not about how many business cards you can collect -- it's about building a long-term and mutually beneficial RELATIONSHIP with another business person. And it doesn't have to be painful or forced! When you do it the right way -- networking is as natural as starting up a casual conversation.
The Never Ending Sale
Once you have added a new customer to your book of business, plan on keeping that customer until you have all of their business, and the business of their family and friends.This way you can ensure having their business forever.
Dress as Though You Mean Business
Could casual Friday be undermining your leadership ability?One of the cool things about working in a home office is that you can do business in torn jeans and a T-shirt because no one sees you but the dog. And Sparky believes in you no matter what you wear.
Ten Tips for Choosing the Right Direct Sales Company
Direct sales can be your ticket to a profitable home-based business. There's low risk and low overhead - and you'll find lots of conversation, creativity, and cooperation among the company's representatives.
More Cleaning and Janitorial Customers Using Yahoo
We use this method to find new cleaningcustomers, and it is virtually free. Included is a link you can change the search parameters to what ever you wish, in any town or city you wish.
Miracles are Your Responsibility!
John Di Lemme on "Miracles are your responsibility"Miracles are your responsibility! What does that mean? Simple..
10 Mistakes That Reduce Profitability
In my professional experience as a sales and marketing coach/consultant, I've had the opportunity to work with a number of small business owners on various issues related to sales and marketing. The owners who are struggling to keep their businesses afloat tend to engage in some, or all, of the following mistakes that reduce profitability.
Breaking Through The Comfort Zone Barrier
After completing a workshop on personal productivity or time management, we usually find participants react to the instruction on goal-setting in one of three ways:1. Some workshop attendees really don't want their lives to change nor does a greater level of achievement appeal that much to them.
Female Mannequins: An Overview
Female mannequins are very common in clothing stores. They are often found throughout the store, from the front window where they display the store's latest and greatest fashions, to all other sections that featuring women's clothing.
17 Tips for Bringing Your Event to Life
Your job as an event planner doesn't stop with the meeting in the company boardroom. You may be called upon to organize an employee appreciate event, an awards dinner, a product launch, the celebration of a company milestone, a gala recognizing a longtime employee's retirement, an incentive event for company's sales force, a fundraising event, a holiday celebration?the list goes on and on.
Whats Your Clients Style?
When it comes to effective selling, one simple fact never changes: Selling is a relationship business. You already know all about your company's products and services - and you've learned the fundamental aspects of the sales cycle.
Selling: an art of a skill?
Selling is as much an art as it is a skill. The basics of the selling process can be learned by anyone, but the practice of selling is something that the super star sales people have brought to an art level.
Things You Need to Know Before Joining a Direct Sales Company
A lot of people are very intrigued by the idea of joining a direct sales company and being able to make extra money from home. There are a few things a first-timer in direct sales should know before signing up.
Selling for Beginners
Speak to almost any self employed professional and most of them will say that they love their job but don't care much for selling their services. Here's some advice to help all those reluctant professionals who need to sell to clients.
Mindset Over Materials: The Secret Weapon of Sustainable Sales Success
Long-term sales success has less to do with skills or knowledge than you might think. Nor are stunning brochures or excellent products guaranteed to make one iota of impact over time.
Warming Up To Cold Calls
Will you do just about anything, including sending out hundreds of letters, to avoid making cold calls to your potential customers/prospects? If so, you're not alone. Millions like you have started their own businesses, only to find that the thought of making calls to potential customers/prospects leaves them paralyzed with anxiety.
An attractive woman has a decided advantage as sales representative over her male counterpart. This "selling edge" is primarily due to the existence of the "glass ceiling" found in most business organizations today.
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