Business Development

Building quality business databases phone prospecting

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  Database building by phone is about information gathering. That means finding out if the person you are calling is qualified for being added to your new client list. It’s here the weak prospects are weeded out…and the better qualified prospects  are engaged for careful and methodical follow-up calls. Be patient. Building high-quality business databases is process. You’ll get more appointments if you build your prospect list with routine follow-up calls. The ripple effect from real-time follow-up calls Real-time follow-up calls are a form of customer service. These calls can create huge business possibilities…building relationships and a respect for you beyond […]

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Developing High-level Sales Leads

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Developing High-level Sales Leads By Old School Phone Prospecting Explained If your market is high-end b2b and you need to connect with high level execs to make your sale, developing high-level sales leads by phone prospecting can help you get in-the-door…make your sale and get more customers. The secret is making your calls with a personal touch and engaging your prospect with routine, real-time follow-up calls. Yes, it’s a process. But from cold lead through satisfied customer it brings you better qualified prospects with higher conversion rates than you can get with direct mail, email marketing or traditional telemarketing. I develop […]

Business Development

Overlooked Sales Development Techniques

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 Why so many sales managers consider cold calling among obsolete sales development techniques Be it small firm or large multinational— most sales managers get promoted because they did a good job in sales While sales skills vary, when it comes to translating those skills into making their sales team succeed the managers follow pretty much the same playbook. Complacency And Reluctance To Experiment That playbook has many names — but complacency…also known as droning unremarkably through daily corporate life…is all too common. Have sales development techniques you want to test with your sales team? Sorry, but without top management support […]