The definitive guide to cold calling success! For more than thirty years, Stephan Schiffman, America's #1 corporate sales trainer, has shown millions of salespeople how to close a deal. In this newest edition of Cold Calling Techniques (That Really Work!), he'll show you why cold calling is still a central element of the sales cycle and where to find the best leads. Updated with new information on e-mail selling, refining voice-mail messages, and online networking, his time-tested advice includes valuable discussion points that you'll need to cover in order to effectively present your product or service and arrange a meeting. Schiffman teaches you how to use his proven strategies to: Turn leads into prospects Learn more about the client's needs Convey the ability to meet the client's demands Overcome common objections With Cold Calling Techniques (That Really Work!), 7th Edition, you'll watch your performance soar as you beat the competition and score a meeting every time!
A perfect source for business people offers advice on how to approach prospective customers with confidence, without fear of rejection, and with enough savvy to keep them on the phone long enough to initiate business deals and increase profits for their companies--and themselves. Original.
The secrets of breakout selling! Using his thirty years of experience training corporate sales forces, Stephan Schiffman has put together a collection of the most essential techniques for succeeding in the field. From getting leads and cold calling to establishing a solid relationship and closing the deal, Schiffman covers everything you need to know in order to improve your performance and make the sale. Inside this book, you'll find his proven sales philosophy, which includes such elements as: Sales don't happen unless questions are asked. An objection is an opportunity in disguise. A salesperson's responsibility is to help the client solve a problem. No one ever made a good sale by interrupting a client. Whether you're new to the field or looking for a quick refresher, you will finally be able to beat out the competition and take your career to the next level with The Ultimate Book of Sales Techniques!
Many salespeople can line up prospects, recite the benefits of their product or service, and stir the interest of their client. But when it comes to actually closing the deal, they fail and the sale falls apart. That's where sales guru Stephan Schiffman comes in—and saves the sale. In this book, Schiffman reveals the pioneering techniques that have helped more than half a million salespeople nail the sales that matter. This book includes chapters on: the four words to avoid during meetings why salespeople shouldn't mix business with pleasure the most important word when closing a sale working existing accounts
Cold Calling for Chickens
Author: Bob Etherington
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
“Cold calling” – making contact with strangers – is the biggest fear confronting businesspeople, especially those who work in sales and marketing. “Put me in front of a customer and I can persuade them to buy anything … just don’t ask me to cold call!!” Yet cold calling is unavoidable and something which has to be done (and not just in sales and marketing) if you are to sell and make people aware of your business. This book, based on a very successful course given to thousands of people, shows the art and science of making first contact with complete strangers. The secret is in the preparation and approach, rather than having the gift of the gab, that will enable even yellow-bellied chickens to make that call with confidence.
Tells how to find prospective customers, make effective use of the telephone, identify those in authority, deal with receptionists, and evaluate one's performance
Red-Hot Cold Call Selling
Author: Paul S. Goldner
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
Completely revised with fresh examples and all new chapters, the second edition of Red-Hot Cold Call Selling reveals the secrets, strategies, and tips readers can use to elevate their prospecting skills and take their sales into the stratosphere. Readers will learn how they can: * define and target their ideal market -- and stop squandering time, energy, and money on unfocused prospecting * develop a personalized script utilizing all the elements of a successful cold call * get valuable information from assistants -- and then get past them * view voice mail not as a frustrating barrier, but as a unique opportunity Red-Hot Cold Call Selling is a vital resource for all sales professionals, brimming with field-proven techniques that work in any industry. The book includes new information on using the Internet for research and prospecting; cold-calling internationally; using e-mail instead of calling; and much more.
Author: Art Sobczak
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Proven techniques to master the art of the cold call Cold calling is not only one of the fastest and most profitable ways to initiate a new sales contact and build business; it's also one of the most dreaded—for the salesperson and the recipient. Smart Calling has the solution: Art Sobczak's proven, never-experience-rejection-again system. Now in an updated 2nd Edition, it offers even smarter tips and techniques for prospecting new business while minimizing fear and rejection. While other books on cold calling dispense long-perpetuated myths such "prospecting is a numbers game," and salespeople need to "love rejection," this book will empower readers to take action, call prospects, and get a yes every time. Updated information reflects changes and advances in the information gathering that comprises the "smart" part of the calling Further enhances the value and credibility of the book by including more actual examples and success stories from readers and users of the first version Author Art Sobczak's monthly Prospecting and Selling Report newsletter (the longest-running publication of its type) reaches 15,000 readers, and Smart Calling continues to rank in the Top 20 in the Sales books category on amazon.com and has sold over 20,000 copies Conquer your fears and master the art of the cold calling through the genius of Smart Calling, 2nd Edition.
Cold calling is one of the most awkward -- and unsuccessful -- ways to obtain clients in business. Now Joanne S. Black shares her proven 5-step Referral Selling system, so no businessperson ever has to make a cold call again. In this unique and practical guide, Black offers a tutorial on how to differentiate your business from your competitors, make favorable impressions on current clients so they'll refer their acquaintances, and set a "hook" that will leave them wanting more. NO MORE COLD CALLING provides selling scripts, presentation techniques, troubleshooting advice, and a host of helpful insights to increase any sales force's productivity.
Power Phone Scripts
Author: Mike Brooks
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Start closing sales like top producers! Have you ever found yourself at a loss for what to say when the gatekeeper asks you what your call is about? Have your palms ever sweated when the decision maker shuts you down with: “I wouldn’t be interested”? Has your heart taken a fast dive into your stomach when, at the start of your presentation, your prospect tells you that they’ve thought about it and are just going to pass? If you’re in sales, then the question isn’t “Have you ever felt this way?”, but rather, “How often do you feel this way? Are you finally ready to learn how to confidently and effectively overcome these objections, stalls, and blow-offs? If so, Power Phone Scripts was written for you! Unlike other books on sales that tell you what you should do (like build value – hard to do when the prospect is hanging up on you!), Power Phone Scripts provides word-for-word scripts, phrases, questions, and comebacks that you can use on your very next call. Learn to overcome resistance, get through to the decision maker, and then, once you have him or her on the phone, make an instant connection and earn the right to have a meaningful conversation. You’ll be equipped with proven questions, conversation starters, and techniques to learn whether or not they are even right for your product or service, and, if they aren’t, who else in their company or another department might be. Power Phone Scripts is the sales manual you’ve been looking for: over 500 proven, current, and non-salesy phrases, rebuttals, questions, and conversation openers that will instantly make you sound more confident – just like the top producing sales pros do right now. Gone will be your call reluctance; gone will be your fear of calling prospects back for presentations and demos; gone will be the fear of asking for the sale at the end of your pitch! This practical guide is filled with effective scripts for prospecting, emailing, voice mails, closes, and tons of rebuttals to recurring objections you get like: “It costs too much” “We already have a vendor for that” “I’m going to need to think about it” “I need to talk to the boss or committee” and so many others… More than just phone scripts, this book provides practical, comprehensive guidance that every inside sales rep needs. Conquer concerns, provide answers, motivate action, and be the conduit between your prospect’s problems and your solution. Actionable, fun, and designed to work within the current sales environment, this invaluable guide is your ticket to the top of the leader board. With Power Phone Scripts, you will never be at a loss of what to say to a prospect or client. Communication is everything in sales, and being on top of your game is no longer enough when top producers are playing a different game altogether. You cannot achieve winning stats if you're not even on the field. If you're ready to join the big league, Power Phone Scripts is the playbook you need to win at inside sales.
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The updated edition of the bestselling sales guide from sales training expert Stephan Schiffman, with new information on closing the deal in today’s modern sales environment. You may have heard that cold calling has…well...gone cold. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, cold calling is still a very important part of sales, perhaps the most important part. At some point in the life of making a sale, you’re going to have to employ cold-calling techniques. So, make sure you do it right with this newest edition of Cold Calling Techniques (That Really Work!). For more than thirty years, Stephan Schiffman, America's #1 corporate sales trainer, has shown millions of salespeople how to close a deal. In this book, he’ll show you why cold calling is still a central element of the sales cycle and where to find the best leads. Updated with new information on email selling, refining voice-mail messages, how to handle cellphones and video calls, and online networking, his time-tested advice includes valuable discussion points that you'll need to cover in order to effectively present your product or service and arrange a meeting. Schiffman teaches you how to use his proven strategies to: -Turn leads into prospects -Learn more about the client’s needs -Convey the ability to meet the client’s demands -Overcome common objections With Cold Calling Techniques (That Really Work!), 8th Edition, you’ll watch your performance soar as you beat the competition, score a meeting every time, and make a sale!
Expert Q&A that wins the deal--every time! The key to more sales is closing more deals--and sales guru Stephan Schiffman knows all the tricks and techniques you need to do just that. Organized in a simple question-and-answer format that allows you to implement new strategies virtually overnight, this new Schiffman classic is a gold mine of practical information for all salespeople--newcomers and veterans alike. The 250 Sales Questions to Close the Deal offers cutting-edge sales questions in six core areas to help you: Initiate contact with prospective clients Build rapport with your customers Help secure the "Next Step" with every prospect Craft customized presentations Cope with setbacks or obstacles Negotiate and finalize the best deals No matter what you're selling--or to whom you're selling it--you'll sell more with Stephan Schiffman by your side!
Now you can join the hundreds of thousands of salespeople who have followed Stephen Schiffman's advice and watch your performance soar. Schiffman lets you in on the industry's best-kept secrets. Learn how to convert leads to sales, motivate yourself and motivate others, give killer presentations, and keep your sense of humor. This new edition includes: New examples using the latest advances in sales presentation technology Up-to-date cases of these successful habits in action Five bonus habits showing readers how to overcome mistakes, set sales timetables, and reexamine processes to shore up weaknesses If you're a salesperson looking to succeed, this is the book for you!