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!
JEB BLOUNT is a sales acceleration specialist who helps sales organizations reach peak performance fast by optimizing talent, leveraging training to cultivate a high-performance sales culture, developing leadership and coaching skills, and applying more effective organizational design. He is a sought after keynote speaker and trainer and advises many of the world's leading organizations and their executives. Jeb has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Leaders in Sales and Marketing by Top Sales Magazine and one of the World's Top 30 Social Selling Influencers by Forbes.
Foreword Mike Weinberg xi Special Note Free Prospecting Resources xv Chapter 1 The Case for Prospecting 1 Chapter 2 Seven Mindsets of Fanatical Prospectors 9 Chapter 3 To Cold Call or Not to Cold Call? 13 Chapter 4 Adopt a Balanced Prospecting Methodology 20 Chapter 5 The More You Prospect, the Luckier You Get 25 Chapter 6 Know Your Numbers: Managing Your Ratios 36 Chapter 7 The Three Ps That Are Holding You Back 41 Chapter 8 Time: The Great Equalizer of Sales 49 Chapter 9 The Four Objectives of Prospecting 71 Chapter 10 Leveraging the Prospecting Pyramid 84 Chapter 11 Own Your Database: Why the CRM Is Your Most Important Sales Tool 92 Chapter 12 The Law of Familiarity 96 Chapter 13 Social Selling 105 Chapter 14 Message Matters 132 Chapter 15 Telephone Prospecting Excellence 154 Chapter 16 Turning Around RBOs: Reflex Responses, Brush-Offs, and Objections 178 Chapter 17 The Secret Lives of Gatekeepers 193 Chapter 18 In-Person Prospecting 201 Chapter 19 E-Mail Prospecting 214 Chapter 20 Text Messaging 235 Chapter 21 Developing Mental Toughness 245 Chapter 22 Eleven Words That Changed My Life 264 Chapter 23 The Only Question That Really Matters 266 Notes 271 Acknowledgments 275 About the Author 278 Index 281