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“I used to send a hundred template emails and get no response. Now, I take that same time to send 10 strategic cold call emails with ample research and will get 5 responses.” by Jill Konrath Daniel McLellan shares how he “closes” his emails in a recent message to me.  It is much better than what I recommended in my new Ultimate Guide to Email Prospecting. Why is it better? The person on the other end feels like...

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What color should you wear to that most important meeting?  Pink, red, royal blue, or black?  Black.  Definitely, black. According to studies, it may give you a sales edge. By Jill Konrath During the third round of the Masters, Phil Mickelson told a CBS interviewer that he’d be wearing black on Sunday. When asked why, he said: “It helps me get more aggressive.” Studies have shown that when NFL teams wear black they...

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To keep sales momentum alive, you need to provide value on every interaction — even a quick follow-up call. That means you need to rethink your entire callback strategy. Here are three approaches to making a real connection.  by Jill Konrath MARTY’S QUESTION: You often mention that it’s bad to follow up with prospects by saying, “I’m just touching base.” I’m struggling to find a decent...

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So I called him up. “Jim. It’s Jill calling. I know you’re concerned about bringing me in to train all your sales guys. But I just want you to know that I have more balls than those two other male trainers combined. That’s all I have to say.” I got the job. by Jill Konrath I’ve been rebelling from the day I entered this (still) male-dominated profession. I didn’t intend to. In fact, when I first started out, I tried really hard to do...

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By Jill Konrath What are you learning – right now – to help you avoid a stagnant sales career? Last Friday, I was on the edge. Literally. I was speaking to a group of sales professionals. Some were new to sales; most were experienced pros. I was doing a totally new keynote on AGILE SELLING, sharing strategies on how to quickly learn new things so you could stay at the top of your game – or to get there. Now, you probably don’t...

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