Are YOU ready for 2021? As we look forward to the start of a new year, here are some stats to think about and suggestions to help you ROCK the coming year!
The RAIN Group, an award-winning sales training company, found that ‘82% of buyers say they have accepted meetings with salespeople after a series of contacts beginning with sales cold calls’. I know it can feel like you hear a lot of no’s when making cold calls but this stat underscores that there ARE a lot of ‘yeses’ out there. Make sure you are doing everything you can to get them!
What should you be doing?
Here are some posts with tips on what you should be doing to up YOUR odds of getting a ‘yes’:
- Envision Your Success
- Make sure you are working from CLEAN, up to date, Data
- Don’t give up
- Reach for the Truth
- Focus on QUALITY over QUANTITY
- Build an “A” Team
- Plus more on how to build an effective team
- And as always, LISTEN CAREFULLY!
Don’t Dread it, just DO it!
A recent survey of sales agents found that 63% of sales representatives say that cold calls are the worst part of their job. I think that a LOT of this has to do with people not having a clue as to what they are doing! Too often, salespeople are given a phone and a list of numbers and sent on their way.
That is a recipe for disaster – I can pretty much assure you of poor-quality results with that approach. And it is demoralizing for your salespeople as well.
Salespeople need a SYSTEM, TRAINING, MONITORING and MANAGEMENT to effectively set qualified appointments and close sales.
At One of a Kind Sales, we have seen how successful sales teams can be when they have a comprehensive approach to sales. Our unique sales program, called ‘Conversational Selling’, is a time proven system, coupled with ongoing training, monitoring and management that prepares salespeople to successfully and consistently, deliver qualified leads and appointments.
Click here to learn about how we can train YOUR Inside Sales Team to use this successful technique.
Or here to see how OUR TEAM can make Cold Calls and set qualified appointments for YOU!
According to a Marketing Wisdom stat, almost half (44%) of sales reps said they stopped with sales follow up after receiving a negative response to a first call. REALLY?!? If you are going to give up that quickly, clearly sales is NOT the job for you!
That same group found that ‘after reaching a prospect, salespersons need to make an average of five successful follow-up calls to close a deal.’ This is not a ‘one and done’ kind of business and is why you need a system and training to support you.
Sales is a game of endurance – play the long game or don’t play at all.
Are you LISTENING?
TOPO, a sales research and advisory firm, found that 87% of prospects said that salespeople didn’t understand their needs. Well, if you are asking pointed questions and really listening to their replies, this should NOT be the case!
We provide our teams with scripts specifically designed to elicit the responses we need to fully understand the prospects’ needs. As you can see from the stat, this alone sets us head and shoulders above the competition!
If you your team isn’t getting the info they need to make real connections, give us a call – we can help!
OK – so are YOU ready for 2021?
Do your preparation and give us a call if you need help – we want to see you ROCK the coming year!