The Single Most Important Sales Trait | Sales Tips
April 21, 2017
However, I have seen many sellers lose a piece of business because they weren’t persistent enough. So here’s a quick formula to help you become more persistent with your prospects.
In the first week of following up with a prospect, assuming that you’re not getting in touch with the person, place a call and send an email back to back. Make the call, leave a voicemail, hang up the phone, and send an email right away. The email subject should read, “Sorry that I missed you”. Do this twice a week.
During the next week, send a LinkedIn request if you’re not already connected with the person. If you’re already connected with them on LinkedIn, you may send them a LinkedIn message just to see if that’s a better way to communicate.
Take the next week off. During the following week, send a voicemail and an email back to back again. Leave a voice mail, hang up the phone, and immediately send an email. Do that twice a week. Then take a week off and try the cycle of the voicemail and the phone call again.
On average, it takes about 12 attempts to reach someone. That’s not because everyone is trying to ignore you, but because they’re busy. Sometimes, it’s just a matter of timing. However, that call and email should only take you a couple of minutes a day and it will pay dividends.
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