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Jul, 20 2018 | Referral Sales

Want to Get Referrals? (Don’t Do This)

Don’t assume your team knows how to ask for referrals. Tim told me his team was “doing referrals.” He figured they knew how to get referrals because he told them to do it. I asked how that approach was working for him. Dead silence. And therein lies the problem. A big problem. It’s the misguided […]

Jul, 05 2018 | Referral Sales

Why Referrals Cut Through the Sales Prospecting Noise

My new LinkedIn sales training courses take out the guesswork! Is selling really tougher today? It’s more complex, and despite all the tech tools at our disposal, prospecting certainly hasn’t gotten any easier. Forget closing. Just getting prospects to return calls is hard enough. Getting meetings with decision-makers is an even greater struggle, because companies […]

Jul, 01 2018 | Referral Sales

Get Leads Without Cold Calling: June Referral Selling Insights

Here’s what you might have missed last month from No More Cold Calling. Wondering how to get leads? Not just smoke-and-mirror leads, but only qualified leads? Every sales rep asks that question, and surveys of sales leaders confirm that getting leads in the pipeline is their top challenge. It has been for years. But why? […]

Jun, 22 2018 | Referral Sales

Now You Can Learn How to Close More Business with Referrals!

Check out my NEW online sales training course on LinkedIn Learning. It was time. Time to make my introductory referral program accessible to as many sales organizations as possible. I couldn’t decide on the best platform. Then a colleague suggested LinkedIn Learning, a new platform for online sales training. I checked out the platform and […]

Jun, 14 2018 | Referral Sales

How to Grow Your Referral Network

Salespeople are only as good as the people they know. When is it time to toss the technology and start talking to people? When internet leads and a call script no longer reap new business. When it interferes with the most powerful tool in your toolbox—you. Don’t get me wrong. There’s a lot of great […]

Jun, 07 2018 | Referral Sales

How to Build Trust and Generate Leads with a Referral Program

Because what you’re already doing isn’t working. Your lead generation tactics aren’t driving bottom line revenue. That’s a fact. I’ve just returned from three conferences, and the #1 challenge I heard sales pros repeat again and again was how to get leads in the pipe. Everyone complained that they didn’t have enough leads, or at […]

Jun, 01 2018 | Referral Sales

Are You Social Enough? May Referral Selling Insights

Here’s what you might have missed from No More Cold Calling last month. “My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She’s 69 now, and we don’t know where the hell she is.” That Ellen DeGeneres quote is my opening line in the recent SAP Podcast on the “5 Do’s and […]

Apr, 29 2018 | Referral Sales

Get Referral Examples That Work on LinkedIn Learning (April Referral Selling Insights)

Find out about my new LinkedIn Learning course—plus, what you might have missed from No More Cold Calling this month. Wouldn’t it be great if we could put our iPads under our pillows and awaken with a referral system that delivers qualified leads to our pipelines day after day? Well, now you (sorta) can … […]

Apr, 26 2018 | Referral Sales

Are You Caving on Price in Your Sales Negotiations?

Price isn’t an issue with referral business. More than 10 years ago, a marketing agency told me most sellers cave on price before prospects even ask for a discount. Sadly, that behavior continues in sales negotiations today. We’ve trained our buyers to expect discounts and that everything is negotiable. They know sales reps will make […]

Apr, 20 2018 | Referral Sales

How to Harness the Power of Business Referrals

It’s time to get serious about business referrals. In spite of numerous misconceptions and poor implementation, referrals in business are where the power is. But the first step to harnessing this power is understanding just what referral selling is and how it feeds your sales machine. Is Winning Cheating? “Sales is hard enough. Let’s cheat […]

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