STOP the Instant Gratification: Invest the Time and
Get that Sale!
by Mr. Cold
this for a just a minute. Go ahead and
close your eyes. Do it, no one’s
watching. Ok fine, keep your right eye
open so that you can read this article.
Think about what it would be like?
Think about what it might be like if you were able to make an outbound
telephone call and instantly make a sale!
No more stress, huh? No more emails
from your boss saying, “What are you going to do to reach your sales numbers
this week?” Imagine what your life would
be like with that unique ability to just pick up the phone and boom a sale? Sure this sounds like a nice story in sales
wonderland, and yes, anything’s possible, but is it likely?
might be a small percentage of sales prospects that answer your telephone call
and within a finger snap buy your product and/or service. Wait, did you hear
that? Snap, guess what just
happened? Someone just bought something
in California. Snap, snap and snap. Someone just bought something in London, Tokyo and Chicago.
Let’s face it, these knee-jerk types of telephone sales scenarios happen
infrequently. Your prospect’s reluctance
to buy instantly has a lot to do with the medium. They may or may not know your company by name
and they may even judge you based on how you carry yourself over the
telephone. What ever the reason might be
the point here is you need to STOP the instant gratification.
important to be aware that the quick sale doesn’t work and that your prospects
are more likely to buy from you over a period of invested time.When we use the word “invest” we’re talking
about the time line of actionable steps that you take as a salesperson to earn
that sale. These steps include some of
the following and are not in any particular order:
Timely follow up with your
Emailing and sending articles
of interest to your sales prospect as a means to build repoire
Responding quickly to requests
from your prospect to send more information about your product and/or
Really listening to the needs
of your prospect and responding with practical solutions
article sounds a bit too simple, but sometimes it helps when others make us
aware of the simple things in life that at times may become a bit trivial.Sometimes the most trivial things in life are
the most important. What’s important
here is that I have brought this to your attention. And a result of this new found awareness, you
may approach your next outbound call with a different strategic purpose or
desired outcome than when you had picked up the telephone yesterday without the
knowledge of this article. Are you willing to
invest the time needed to win your next sale? Or, are you going to ignore this article and look for the quick sale? I guess only time will tell....
Copyright 2008 Mr. Cold Call, Inc. - All rights reserved.
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Mr. Cold Call™ is a worldwide sensation and
to have made over 80,000 cold calls to date. He has been quoted
by numerous national publications such as Selling Power Magazine,
Investor's Business Daily, Successful Fund Raising and Advantage
Magazine. He has written over 65 articles on cold calling,
developed a sales ratio calculator that
automatically calculates your daily, weekly, monthly and yearly sales
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