The Complete Idiot s Guide to Cold Calling

Author: Keith Rosen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1592572278
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Business & Economics

A perfect source for business people offers advice on how to approach prospective customers with confidence, without fear of rejection, and with enough savvy to keep them on the phone long enough to initiate business deals and increase profits for their companies--and themselves. Original.

No More Cold Calling TM

Author: Joanne S. Black
Publisher: Business Plus
ISBN: 9780446562171
Release Date: 2009-06-27
Genre: Business & Economics

Cold calling is one of the most awkward -- and unsuccessful -- ways to obtain clients in business. Now Joanne S. Black shares her proven 5-step Referral Selling system, so no businessperson ever has to make a cold call again. In this unique and practical guide, Black offers a tutorial on how to differentiate your business from your competitors, make favorable impressions on current clients so they'll refer their acquaintances, and set a "hook" that will leave them wanting more. NO MORE COLD CALLING provides selling scripts, presentation techniques, troubleshooting advice, and a host of helpful insights to increase any sales force's productivity.

Cold Calling Techniques That Really Work

Author: Stephen Schiffman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440572173
Release Date: 2014-01-18
Genre: Business & Economics

The definitive guide to cold calling success! For more than thirty years, Stephan Schiffman, America's #1 corporate sales trainer, has shown millions of salespeople how to close a deal. In this newest edition of Cold Calling Techniques (That Really Work!), he'll show you why cold calling is still a central element of the sales cycle and where to find the best leads. Updated with new information on e-mail selling, refining voice-mail messages, and online networking, his time-tested advice includes valuable discussion points that you'll need to cover in order to effectively present your product or service and arrange a meeting. Schiffman teaches you how to use his proven strategies to: Turn leads into prospects Learn more about the client's needs Convey the ability to meet the client's demands Overcome common objections With Cold Calling Techniques (That Really Work!), 7th Edition, you'll watch your performance soar as you beat the competition and score a meeting every time!

Cold Calling for Chickens

Author: Bob Etherington
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
ISBN: 9789814794862
Release Date: 2018-02-15
Genre: Business & Economics

Cold calling – making contact with strangers – is the biggest fear confronting businesspeople, especially those who work in sales and marketing. “Put me in front of a customer and I can persuade them to buy anything … just don’t ask me to cold call!!” Yet cold calling is unavoidable and something which has to be done (and not just in sales and marketing) if you are to sell and make people aware of your business. This book, based on a very successful course given to thousands of people, shows the art and science of making first contact with complete strangers. The secret is in the preparation and approach, rather than having the gift of the gab, that will enable even yellow-bellied chickens to make that call with confidence. 10 reasons you must buy this book and start winning new customers tomorrow! 1. It is written by somebody who does it successfully every week. 2. Cold calling is fun, and much, much easier than you think. 3. Cold calling is 10 times more effective and less costly than “networking parties,” website promotion or advertising. 4. 95% of your competitors are too scared to do it. That means there’s a lot of business out there waiting for you. 5. The only people who tell you that cold calling doesn’t work are those too scared to do it themselves. 6. You actually overcome your fear by becoming an even bigger “chicken.” 7. “No’s” are not bad things. Go for more “no’s.” Two is not enough – success usually comes on the sixth attempt. 8. Seven simple questions will usually get you to a “yes.” 9. The 5% of sellers who do it properly are taking 85% of the new business in your market. By using the material in this book you will make sure you join the few. 10. “Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door”? The biggest lie in business! Your market is now too crowded with businesses that look just like yours (however much you kid yourself). So if not cold calling, how are you going to find new customers? [Facsimile reprint edition]

Cold Calling for Women

Author: Wendy Weiss
Publisher: D F D Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 0967126800
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Business & Economics

Eliminate Telephone terror and turn cold call to cash! Cold calling is a powerful, inexpensive and easy way to develop new contacts and expand resources. In today's market, generating new business requires planning and skill. For over 10 years, Wendy Weiss has been a marketing consultant specializing in cold calling and appointment setting.

Smart Calling

Author: Art Sobczak
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118637517
Release Date: 2013-03-25
Genre: Business & Economics

Proven techniques to master the art of the cold call Cold calling is not only one of the fastest and most profitable ways to initiate a new sales contact and build business; it's also one of the most dreaded—for the salesperson and the recipient. Smart Calling has the solution: Art Sobczak's proven, never-experience-rejection-again system. Now in an updated 2nd Edition, it offers even smarter tips and techniques for prospecting new business while minimizing fear and rejection. While other books on cold calling dispense long-perpetuated myths such "prospecting is a numbers game," and salespeople need to "love rejection," this book will empower readers to take action, call prospects, and get a yes every time. Updated information reflects changes and advances in the information gathering that comprises the "smart" part of the calling Further enhances the value and credibility of the book by including more actual examples and success stories from readers and users of the first version Author Art Sobczak's monthly Prospecting and Selling Report newsletter (the longest-running publication of its type) reaches 15,000 readers, and Smart Calling continues to rank in the Top 20 in the Sales books category on and has sold over 20,000 copies Conquer your fears and master the art of the cold calling through the genius of Smart Calling, 2nd Edition.

The Lost Art of Cold Calling

Author: Matt Wanty
ISBN: 0692841598
Release Date: 2017-02-18

Once thought lost and replaced by modern technology, stopgap with emails and voicemails; the skill of cold calling finally returns to the business world in this semi-entertaining sales training book 'The Lost Art of Cold Calling'. Whether you are a B2B sales person or you're a business leader that relies on outbound sales. This could be one of the most important sales training books that you'll ever read. The author is a highly accomplished salesman and he shares the real reasons why cold calling is so hard and why so many sales reps fail at it. Also, find out why cold calling can be vital to business success and why sales training usually doesn't provide the tools needed to become an effective cold caller. In the longest chapter of the book the author shares in detail his cold calling approach which has allowed him to frequently engage in conversations with high level decision makers at major corporations for almost 20 years. The book also provides important details about which decision makers are the most effective for sales people to be calling as well as valuable information on corporate titles and small business owners. Included are cold calling scripts as well as email content, voicemail content and other phone tactics and strategies. 'The Lost Art of Cold Calling' introduces these sales and cold calling concepts: Learn the important difference in outbound sales between Aligning on Timing and Turning the Tide. Find out how to use proven tactics like Quick Chat, Opportunity Knocks, Two Times, and Pretty Please to entice decision makers to pick up their phone. Learn how to understand your company's True Value Proposition and why mastering that information is vital to becoming a great cold caller. Understand what it means to have a Must Reach decision maker and how next steps can add up into big sales pipelines and big success. Learn how to overcome any absolute or general objection by using an effective tactic called Education Trumps Objections. Find out why sales people need to always remember Time Is On Your Side. Make no mistake, the best sales people in the world are still the best cold callers. Success and control go hand in hand. Armed with cold calling skills the best sales people have far more control over their livelihood than their emailing counterparts. These fearless cold calling warriors have the power to impact the timing of purchases by thrusting information on decision makers that may not have otherwise been known. Rather than waiting to align on timing, great sales people instead seek to turn the tide with a conversation. This book will help you do just that.

Never Cold Call Again

Author: Frank J. Rumbauskas, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118040783
Release Date: 2010-12-03
Genre: Business & Economics

"Cold calling is the lowest percentage of sales call success. If you invest the same amount of time in reading this book as you do in cold calling, your success percentage and your income will skyrocket."- Jeffrey Gitomer, Author, Little Red Book of Selling "You can never get enough of a good thing! Read this book and USE its contents!"- Anthony Parinello, Author, Selling to Vito and Stop Cold Calling Forever Salespeople everywhere are learning the hard way that cold calling doesn't work anymore. Yet, millions of salespeople are stuck in the past, using twentieth-century sales techniques to try to lure twenty-first century customers. There has to be an easier way to find prospects - and there is. Today's most successful salespeople are using modern technology to bring prospects to them, rather than fishing for prospects over the phone or knocking on doors. Never Cold Call Again offers practical, step-by-step alternatives to traditional cold calling for salespeople, small business owners, and independent professionals who are actively building a client base. The Information Age presents endless opportunities for finding leads without cold calling. In fact, Frank Rumbauskas’s system brings prospects to the salesperson, rather than the other way around. Readers will find unbeatable sales advice on effective self-promotion, generating endless leads, how to win prospects using e-mail, prospecting on the Web, networking, developing effective proposals, and much more. Frank J. Rumbauskas Jr. (Phoenix, AZ) provides marketing consultation and coaching services to firms who wish to provide qualified leads to their sales force rather than have them spend productive work time cold calling. He is the author of the self-published hit Cold Calling Is a Waste of Time (0-9765163-0-6).

Hot for Cold Calling in 45 Minutes

Author: Tim Taxis
ISBN: 3000470395
Release Date: 2015-02-01

Nobody likes cold calling. At the same time, the phone is and remains the most effective way to get qualified appointments with new business clients. The question is: How can the initial contact by phone be made genuine, simple, and highly successful? Moreover, how can cold calling be made enjoyable-for you and your customer? The answer lies in this book. Tim Taxis not only shows what you have to do, but above all, how to do it. Tim Taxis' concept is new and unique. Short, incisive, and vital-with countless examples culled from experience and designed for practical application. "Top trainer Tim Taxis has succeeded in something that we haven't seen in a long while: genuinely new approaches in cold calling. These approaches are extremely effective and lend themselves to application seamlessly." Christian Petschik, Vice President Sales, arvato AG - a Bertelsmann company "There are countless books on sales and prospecting. My impression is that they offer old wine in new skins. This book is completely different. It provides brand-new techniques which you've never seen before. With this book you will open the doors of decision makers which have remained closed until now." Chris Debner, Executive Director, Ernst & Young ENJOY THE NEXT 45 MINUTES OF INSPIRATION AND A FULFILLING READ!

Red Hot Cold Call Selling

Author: Paul S. Goldner
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 081442953X
Release Date: 2006-07-06
Genre: Business & Economics

Completely revised with fresh examples and all new chapters, the second edition of Red-Hot Cold Call Selling reveals the secrets, strategies, and tips readers can use to elevate their prospecting skills and take their sales into the stratosphere. Readers will learn how they can: * define and target their ideal market -- and stop squandering time, energy, and money on unfocused prospecting * develop a personalized script utilizing all the elements of a successful cold call * get valuable information from assistants -- and then get past them * view voice mail not as a frustrating barrier, but as a unique opportunity Red-Hot Cold Call Selling is a vital resource for all sales professionals, brimming with field-proven techniques that work in any industry. The book includes new information on using the Internet for research and prospecting; cold-calling internationally; using e-mail instead of calling; and much more.

Fanatical Prospecting

Author: Jeb Blount
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119144762
Release Date: 2015-09-29
Genre: Business & Economics

Ditch the failed sales tactics, fill your pipeline, and crush your number Fanatical Prospecting gives salespeople, sales leaders, entrepreneurs, and executives a practical, eye-opening guide that clearly explains the why and how behind the most important activity in sales and business development—prospecting. The brutal fact is the number one reason for failure in sales is an empty pipe and the root cause of an empty pipeline is the failure to consistently prospect. By ignoring the muscle of prospecting, many otherwise competent salespeople and sales organizations consistently underperform. Step by step, Jeb Blount outlines his innovative approach to prospecting that works for real people, in the real world, with real prospects. Learn how to keep the pipeline full of qualified opportunities and avoid debilitating sales slumps by leveraging a balanced prospecting methodology across multiple prospecting channels. This book reveals the secrets, techniques, and tips of top earners. You’ll learn: Why the 30-Day Rule is critical for keeping the pipeline full Why understanding the Law of Replacement is the key to avoiding sales slumps How to leverage the Law of Familiarity to reduce prospecting friction and avoid rejection The 5 C’s of Social Selling and how to use them to get prospects to call you How to use the simple 5 Step Telephone Framework to get more appointments fast How to double call backs with a powerful voice mail technique How to leverage the powerful 4 Step Email Prospecting Framework to create emails that compel prospects to respond How to get text working for you with the 7 Step Text Message Prospecting Framework And there is so much more! Fanatical Prospecting is filled with the high-powered strategies, techniques, and tools you need to fill your pipeline with high quality opportunities. In the most comprehensive book ever written about sales prospecting, Jeb Blount reveals the real secret to improving sales productivity and growing your income fast. You’ll gain the power to blow through resistance and objections, gain more appointments, start more sales conversations, and close more sales. Break free from the fear and frustration that is holding you and your team back from effective and consistent prospecting. It's time to get off the feast or famine sales roller-coaster for good!

Cold Calling

Author: Russell Mardell
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781785891212
Release Date: 2016-02-18
Genre: Fiction

It was just a phone call. Just meaningless words between two strangers. It didn’t mean anything... Still reeling from a break-up with the love of his life, insurance firm cold-caller Ray English has become a bit of a screw up. Cynical and withdrawn, Ray is aimlessly drifting through life in London. However, once he is asked to reform his college band for a friend’s wedding, Ray is soon forced to face up to his old life, and the hometown he had tried so hard to turn his back on. Anya Belmont is a woman with a secret and a history that continues to shape her life. A coffee shop owner in Salisbury, Anya is successful, yet bored; married, yet lonely; she is also trying to avert a looming mid-life crisis. Through fate, coincidence or just bad timing, Ray and Anya’s lives begin to change when Ray cold-calls Anya and the two strike up a seemingly innocuous phone conversation. Against their better judgement, their conversation is soon the start of a phone relationship of sorts. As the weeks and months pass, it grows in frequency and intimacy, and a curious, almost dependent friendship is born. But can there be anything real in just a phone call? As circumstances bring these two lonely souls to the same town at the same time, both are forced to question the truth of what they have started, and the realisation that if they are to move on in their lives, they will have to start by facing the ghosts of their past... This sharp-witted, saccharine-free love story will appeal to those looking for a modern take on traditional romance, including fans of Love Virtually by Daniel Glattauer.