Does this sound familiar? "If I could get in front of the prospect, the rest of the selling process becomes easier. It's just getting in front of them that's the challenge." The fact is most cold calling efforts are doomed from the start. Salespeople lose sales not due to a lack of effort but because they lack a prospecting system they are comfortable with and can trust to generate greater, consistent results.
If you are prospecting the same way you have been for the last several years (including the, "calling to check in, touch base or follow-up" approach) or haven't been prospecting at all, you're simply making it easier for your competition to take away the new business you are working so hard to earn. So, if you love to sell but hate (or don't like) to prospect, this book is your opportunity to maximize your cold calling potential and boost your income by learning how to get in front of the right prospects in less time and create greater selling opportunities without the fear, pressure or anxiety associated with cold calling.
Keith will show you how to: . Utilize the 7 steps to a permission-based cold calling conversation so that you don't have to push your presentation and hope there's a fit. . Create winning voice mail messages that will ensure more return calls. . Develop your MVP (Most Valuable Proposition) that separates you from your competition. . Craft the Compelling Reasons that would motivate a prospect to speak with you. . Prevent and defuse initial objections such as, "I'm not interested,"We don't have any money now" or "Call me back later." . Design your own step-by-step prospecting and follow-up system that runs on autopilot and is aligned with your selling philosophy, strengths, objectives and natural talents rather than taking the generic, "One size fits all" approach. . Develop the right questions and uncover new selling opportunities in seconds so that you can stop wasting precious time on the wrong prospects.
Thousands of Dollars Worth of Advice for Pennies a Lesson
By Terry Nicholetti - October 5, 2004
If you are reading this, you probably have to cold call for your business, and may not have really liked or been successful at it. After over 30 years sales experience with sporadic success, I isolated my problem - I did not know how to organize the information from the many initial leads I acquired - I did not have a prospecting system. So I made the best professional decision ever - to hire Keith Rosen as my sales coach and learn his prospecting system. Then I had the privilege of reviewing the early draft of the Complete Idiot's Guide to Cold Calling. Reading Keith's text was almost like having him right there on the phone - sharing his wisdom-based-on-experience, and encouraging me to find my own version of his Routine for Results - so I could achieve my goal of scheduling three of my sales seminars per week. Here are the results I've experienced because I committed to implementing my own version of Keith's process: 1) I've gone from 1-2 qualified prospects per month to 5-10 per... read more
Not Just About Cold Calling But New Prospecting Ideas, Too!
By Keith Harmeyer - October 11, 2004
Who hasn't at some point in his or her career sat staring at the phone, paralyzed at the prospect of picking up the receiver and making that dreaded call? For most of us, cold calling is the weakest link in our chain of selling effectiveness. This book puts it all together, step-by-step, and shows you how to turn this greatest of challenges into your own personal secret weapon. Plus other outstanding prospecting ideas that will help bring in even more business. There is very, very good stuff here, on every page. This book should be required reading for every business person everywhere.
The Best Book for Mastering Cold Calling
By Lisa Rangel - September 3, 2004
Keith has an amazing ability to partner with the reader to break down the fears he/she can have cold calling. He does this by giving the reader the tools to create a cold-calling process making the calls not-so-cold. By focusing on a quality, well-laid out process and not just the possible end result, he helps the reader reduce (and eventually eliminate) the fear in cold calling. He can help the reader come up with scripts using an individual's natural language, draw up probing questions to evaluate prospects, and establish a routine to enable the reader to continuously keep that prospecting pipeline full--the key to any salesperson's on-going success. Keith is a wonderful teacher, who currently uses the tactics he teaches--high on the credibility chart in my book. I have had success using Keith's process and I encourage anyone else who cold calls to get a copy of this book. A truly wonderful book that is easy to digest and implement--if you are committed to being successful!