Sales Prospecting For Dummies

Sales Prospecting For Dummies

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Prospecting finding and qualifying prospective clients is the first step in the selling proposition. It can also be the most daunting. The first big hurdle is knowing where to look for opportunities and recognizing them when they present themselves. Then there s the fear of rejection that makes it so hard to approach strangers and talk to them persuasively about the product or service you represent. The good salesperson recognizes these challenges and finds ways to cope with them. The great salesperson, according to sales legend Tom Hopkins, turns them to her advantage and uses them to supercharge her selling and sell, sell, sell.
Whether you re a newcomer to sales or a seasoned pro, Sales Prospecting For Dummies is your survival guide for generating new leads. Tom Hopkins helps you gain a solid perspective on what prospecting is and shares simple, yet powerful ways to build a prosperous selling career by meeting and getting to know the right people. You ll find out how t o:
Build an appealing imagePolish your phone skillsTap business contacts for leadsProspect your customer listUse the power of the InternetGet the biggest bang for your advertising buck
Here s a gold mine of tried-and-true techniques and strategies for finding and keeping clients from America s number one sales trainer. You ll discover how to set your goals, plan your time, and multiply your leads by:
Obtaining valuable free information from newspapers, magazines and specialized journals, radio and television, the Internet, and moreDeveloping a network of friends and associates; and mining it for all it s worthSpeaking so others will listen and maximizing every meeting with every personTechniques for getting satisfied customers to become an endless source of new referralsBuilding your image to the point where prospects seek you outHandling failure and rejection, keeping a positive attitude, and staying motivated
A concise, yet comprehensive guide to getting and maintaining a salesperson s most vital lifeline new prospects Sales Prospecting For Dummies is an indispensable tool of the trade for rookies and veteran salespeople alike.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 137.16 x 213.36 x 20.32mm | 385.55g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0764550667
  • 9780764550669
  • 413,198

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Praise for Sales Prospecting For Dummies "If you want to thrive, study this book, set your goals, plan your time, multiply your leads, and master the art of prospecting." -- Linda Brock-Nelson, Executive Vice President, Linda Brock Auto Mall "I recommend this book to the novice salesperson as well as the seasoned pro." -- Robert L. Shook, Author, The Greatest Stories Ever Told

Includes real-world strategies that get results!

Your first aid kit(R) for generating new leads!

Stay focused using these goal-setting and time-planning tips Take advantage of Tom Hopkins' proven sales methods and find out how to turn a few bits of information into excellent leads. From utilizing free prospecting resources to maximizing your advertising and direct mail campaigns, this friendly guide will show you how to develop your skills -- and watch your sales grow!

Discover how to: Build an appealing image Polish your telephone skills Tap business contacts for leads Prospect your customer list Use the power of the Internet

Get smart!
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Table of contents


PART I: Who Needs you?

Chapter 1: Prospecting Defined.

Chapter 2: Just Exactly What Is It You're Selling?

Chapter 3: Doing Your Homework.

Chapter 4: Make Prospecting Your Hobby.

PART II: Resources of the Rich and Famous.

Chapter 5: Prospecting Is Just Like Fishing.

Chapter 6: Prospecting by Remote.

Chapter 7: Making Connections.

PART III: Making the Contact.

Chapter 8: Getting Prospects Involved.

Chapter 9: Choose Your Verbal Weapons Carefully.

Chapter 10: Getting an Appointment.

Chapter 11: Putting Others at Ease.

Chapter 12: Can You Really Help These People?

PART IV: What's a Few Referrals Among Friends?

Chapter 13: Getting Your Next Prospect from Your Last Prospect.

Chapter 14: Keep Yourself and Your Product in the Prospect's Mind.

PART V: It's a Numbers Game.

Chapter 15: How to Handle Failure and Rejection.

Chapter 16: Goal Setting Keeps You Focused.

Chapter 17: Time Planning Moves You Forward.

PART VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: The Ten Biggest Prospecting Mistakes Everyone Makes.

Chapter 19: Ten Creative Prospecting Methods.

Chapter 20: Ten Questions to Ask about Any List.

Chapter 21: Ten Places to Prospect You May Not Have Thought of.


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About Tom Hopkins

Tom Hopkins became a millionaire at age 27 and was the nation's leading real-estate trainer by the time he turned 30. He has written numerous books and conducts seminars worldwide.
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