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Sales I s A Contact Sport. A Contact Sport???. You Must Make Contact How Do I Do That? Once I Make Contact – Then What? How Do I Keep Contact? What If This Lasts for Months or Years?. What We Will Address. How Do I Connect?

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Sales Is A Contact Sport


A contact sport
A Contact Sport???

  • You Must Make Contact

  • How Do I Do That?

  • Once I Make Contact – Then What?

  • How Do I Keep Contact?

  • What If This Lasts for Months or Years?


What we will address
What We Will Address

  • How Do I Connect?

  • How do I Get in Front of and Stay in Front of my Prospects – with Value?

  • Preparing for the Interaction

  • Establishing a Sales Process

  • Objectives for Advancing the Sale

  • Effective Messaging


Your individual situation
Your Individual Situation

  • Phone Contact (Inbound or Outbound)

  • Face to Face Sales Calls

  • Cold Sales Calls

  • Networking


Connecting with your prospect
Connecting with your Prospect

  • Connection before Content

  • Personalize your Approach

  • Listen & Ask Questions

  • Find a common ground

  • Present a Specific Idea

  • Instead of Features & Benefits


The good old days
The “Good Old Days”

  • Prospect Needs Information – Call You

  • Make Phone Contact – Talk to Assistant

  • Access Was Easier

  • Less Competition

  • No Web

  • No Voice Mail


SOME ALARMING FACTS!!!

  • The #1 Reason for Failure Is Not Being Involved With Prospects When They Want to Buy!

  • 60% of the Buying Steps are completed before the salesperson is ever connected.

  • 80% of Sales Close After the 5th Attempt

  • 48% of All Reps Quit AFTER One Attempt

  • 87% of All Leads Are NEVER Pursued

  • 45-63% of All Leads Eventually Buy


The seller s conundrum
The Seller’s Conundrum

  • Concurrent Prospecting And Selling

  • Increased Non Sales Tasks

  • Pressure To “Commoditize”

  • More “Fizzled” Sales

  • Less Support

  • Higher Goals

  • Income Pressure


Today s decision makers
Today’s Decision Makers

  • Gets 3,000 touches daily

  • Take 17 calls daily

  • Meets 4.8 reps weekly

  • Insecure / Fear of Change

  • Avoids risk

  • Voice Mail – Don’t Answer Phones

  • Shop at Your Desk

  • Buyer not TARGET


Enabling competitive advantage for the interaction
Enabling Competitive Advantage for the Interaction

  • Insight

  • Collaboration

  • Evaluation

  • Impact


Phone messaging emails
Phone Messaging & Emails

  • Prepare, Prepare, Prepare

  • Objective of the Call

  • Why Should I Call You Back / Reply to You?

  • Rehearse & Adjust

  • Content of Message “I have and idea…”

  • Phone Message / Immediate Email


How is your message landing
How is Your Message Landing?

  • Valued?

  • Compelling?

  • Be Very Clear on Your Offer & How It Has Helped Others

  • Measure Results & Adjust Your Approach


Dynamics of a sales call
Dynamics of a Sales Call

  • TRUST

  • CREDIBILITY

  • EXPERTISE

  • RELIABILITY

  • INTIMACY


All calls end predictably
All Calls End Predictably…

WAIT (Stay In Touch)

ATTEMPT

YES

NO


Sales is about maintaining relationships
Sales is about Maintaining Relationships

“Top Of Mind Awareness” is Key

Obtaining and maintaining the maximum number of relationships while providing value will result in maximum sales.

Making the most contacts will not.


TOMA……..…

  • Is about regular communications

  • With suspects, prospects, and customers

  • It is a persistent process

  • It's about creating dialogs

  • It allows you to demonstrate your capabilities

  • It demonstrates your value


Developing a process
Developing a Process

  • Why a Process?

  • Define Critical Steps

  • Objectives of Each Call / Interaction

  • Where Am I with this Prospect?


It s not the people it s the process
It’s Not the People It’s the Process

  • 91% of Deals Don’t Close as Expected

  • 85% of Companies Don’t Have a Formal Process

  • 51% of Sales People Missed Quota

  • Processes Implemented = More $$$


The facts
The Facts

  • Somebody is Buying Something – From Somebody … Somewhere!!!

  • 84% New Purchase Start on the Web


Referrals
Referrals

  • Are You Asking For Them?

  • Cold Calling has a 98% Failure Rate

  • Referrals Lead to 70-90% Close Rate

  • TOMA

  • Identify Your Ideal Client

  • Work Your Database


Takeaways
Takeaways

  • What Will You Do Differently Tomorrow?

  • What Would You Like More Information On?

  • What One Or Two Ideas Did You Gain?


Questions
Questions???

THANK YOU !!!!

Robert W. Zinsser

robert@getinthegamese.com

904-472-3706

www.getinthegamese.com


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