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What My Dad Taught Me About Sales and Life

What My Dad Taught Me About Sales and Life

April marked the three year anniversary of my dad’s passing. I keep thinking about the ways he influenced me over the years. He owned his own business and was in sales for most of his entire career. One of my favorite stories about him takes place early in his career...

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3 Words That Get Silent Prospects to Respond

3 Words That Get Silent Prospects to Respond

You speak with a prospect who tells you he/she is interested in your services. You’ve contacted that person many times (all the while using the 3 P’s of prospect follow up – Persistence with Patience without being a Pest) with no answer…now what? Are they no longer...

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Calculating Your Sales Cycle

Calculating Your Sales Cycle

Sales take time to close. Whether you’re launching a new business or growing an established one, the ideal time for a closed sale is usually “yesterday.” But we all know that’s not how life works. There is a tremendous benefit, however, in being able to predict how...

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What is Business Development?

What is Business Development?

Next time you’re in a room full of business owners, try asking ten of them to define business development. Chances are, you’ll get ten different answers. Some might use the term interchangeably with “marketing,” while others think of business development as whatever...

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Protect Your Pipeline!

Protect Your Pipeline!

Some business leaders think their office building is their company’s most important asset and others think it’s their intellectual property. I believe your pipeline is your company's most important asset. If you want to avoid unnecessary peaks and valleys in yearly...

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Landing (and keeping) the 2nd Meeting!

Landing (and keeping) the 2nd Meeting!

After working hard to find the right prospect and having a great first meeting, you want to be sure the second meeting happens (and in the shortest timeframe possible)! Below are our Door Openers’ best practices for keeping the conversation moving. 1. Date & Time....

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Getting Prospects to “Hello!”

Getting Prospects to “Hello!”

Did you have as many new prospect meetings as you wanted in the last 12 months? If not, why not? And, most importantly, what will you do differently in the next 12 months that will yield better results? If you didn't get as many meetings as you wanted it's important...

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Jump Start Prospect Conference Call Meetings!

Jump Start Prospect Conference Call Meetings!

Have you noticed that more and more prospect meetings are being held by conference call? With technology hiccups, people talking over each other and calls that drop, how do we make sure that the time we spend on these calls is the most productive time possible? Time...

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Does Your Sales Message Cause Prospect F.O.M.O.?

Does Your Sales Message Cause Prospect F.O.M.O.?

F.O.M.O. is an acronym for Fear Of Missing Out. This term, popular amongst college students, applies to adults too. It is the feeling that even though the calendar is full of important events and responsibilities, there’s something else more enticing, more urgent,...

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Get More New Prospect Meetings

Get More New Prospect Meetings

If I had a dime for every business leader who says, “When we are in front of the right prospects we close sales most of the time, we just need to get in front of more prospects!” I would be a VERY wealthy woman. Why hold off making changes or trying something new that...

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Is Your Seller Maniacally Methodical?

Is Your Seller Maniacally Methodical?

Is the salesperson you rely on to meet your goals (perhaps it’s you!) maniacally methodical? After running a company for almost 20 years whose primary focus is to get our clients in the door with their important prospects (Door Opener® Service), that’s what we’ve...

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When Your Solution Is Not the Right Fit

When Your Solution Is Not the Right Fit

Picture this: you’re meeting with your dream prospect. It’s the meeting which took months to land, the one which could lead you to make your challenging sales goals this year. As the conversation progresses and the prospect shares more about what he needs, you start...

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