The Sales Evangelist (Successful Salesman, Great Salesman)

Categories

general
Being Authentic
Framing
Relationships
Risk
Business Growth
Customized Solutions
Bryan Hendrick
Objections
Account Executive
B2C
Differentiate
C-Suite
Company Culture
Give Value
Seek to Understand
Email
Conversations
Collaboration
Brian Margolis
Cold Calling
Barbara Giamanco
Account Management
Content Marketing
Jay Gibb
Business Development
Outbound
Empathy
Coaching
Fear
Jimmy Burgess
Education Based Marketing
Keywords
Prospecting
Pipeline
Dennis Brown
LinkedIn
Facebook
Clarence Butts
leads
Dale Dupree
Michael Sardina
Cadence
Jack Kosakowski
Qualifying
Social Selling
Connection
John Antonacci
Branding
Ethics
Bob Burg
John Barrows
Credibility
Audience Engagement
Ericka Eller
Confidence
Jim Jacobus
Building Rapport
Communication
Douglas Vigliotti
Entrepreneur
Humor
Champion
Jared Easley
Commission Sales
Chris Dayley
Building Value
Building Trust
Sales Team
Ask for the sale
Sales Training
Relationship Selling
Ideal Customer
Leadership
Prospecting System
Hiring
Goals
Sales Plan
Referrals
Value
Lead Generation
Asking Thought Provoking Questions
Client Management
sales Management
Success
Asking for Referrals
Sales Strategies
Sales Habits
Sales Culture
Motivation
Door to Door Sales
Sales Coaching
Group Coaching
Selling Success
Accountability
Crowdfunding
Mindset
Sales Enterprise
Sales Process
Closing
Sales Leader
Following Up
Digital Marketing
Sales Opportunities
Sales Mindset
Sales
Email Marketing
Online Marketing
Rejection
Habits
Start with Why
Profitability
Fear of Rejection
Marketing and Sales
Scarcity
Videos
Questions
Business Conversation
Value Conversation
Customer Experience
Negotiation
Demo
Customer Service
Competition
Sales Compensation Plan
Unique Way To Sell
Sales Conversations
Discovery Meeting
Reciprocity
Messaging
Sales and Marketing
Sales Tools
Buyer Persona
Pricing
Joe Carlen
GAP Method
Pre Call Planning
Warm Leads
New Hire
Time Management
Reading Prospects
Numbers Game
Goals Setting
Q and A
Rapport
Customer Evangelist
Humility
Medical Sales
Upselling
Speaking With Executives
Networking
Meeting With Executives
Scaling your sales team
Sales Growth
High Ticket Selling
ROI
Focusing
AI
Bad Customers
Creative Prospecting
Top Performer
Phone Prospecting
Presentation
Affliate Marketing
Research
Delegate
Sales Develop Representative
Theater and Sales
Additive Behaviors
Email Selling
Hard Work and Determination
Hard Work
Common Sales Challenges
First Impression
Meeting with Customers
Interview
Dedication
Administrative Tasks
Sales Enablement
Promotional Materials
Finishing
Story Selling
Revenue
Proposals
Course
Top Performance
Current Customers
Podcast
Planning
Value Driven Conversation
Processes
Twitter
Wealth
Field Sales Rep
Local Advertising
Increase Revenue
Upfront Agreement
Lead Magnet
Message
Experience
Change
Direct Response Marketing
Inbound
Sales Vs. Marketing
Phone Sales
Community
New Sales Professional
PAIN
Influence
Mastermind
Cross Selling
Sales Travel
Team Motivation
Sell Yourself
Image
Values Based Marketing
Promotional Product
Bold
Sales Metric
Sales 2.0
Timing
Sales processes
Value Pricing
Proposal
Copywriting
Network Marketing
Budget
Appointment
Sales Commitment
Building Quick Relationships
Passion
Consultative Selling
Foundation
Everyday Sales
Selling Intangibles
Work-life balance
Inside sales
Mental tougness
Fear of being salesy
Free Trial
Web Leads
Sales Leadership
Vacation
Sales Job Interview
Podcasting
Positive
Live Events
Decision Makers
Sales jobs
Public Relations
Website Sales
Newsletters
entrepreneurs
Commission
Webinar Sales
Sales Experience
Sales Proposals
New Sellers
Daily Planning
Rapid Growth
Lead with Value
Finding Your Voice
New Sales Training
Sales From The Street
The Sales Whisperer
Sales Funnels
Listening
Sales Prospecting
 Guy Kawasaki
Taking action
Positive Thinking
Increasing Sales
Winning Vendor
Being Selfless
Positive Attitude
Selling to women
Sales Stigma
Sales Slump
Persistence
Agenda
Job Interview
Sales Vision
Forecasting
Close Rate
Deeper Discussion
Linked Seller
High Performance Habits
DISCOVER Questions™
Rory Vaden
Donald Kelly
Curtis McHale
Anthony Tran
Case Study
Advanced Sellers
Contract Hell
Bob Rickert
Reluctant Buyers
Inbound Marketing
Google Alerts
Game Changer
Close.io
Honesty
Finding
Calendar Invite
Eveline Pierre
Josh turner
Joanne Black
Matt Hallisy
Mace Horoff
Amy Porterfield
Chris Rollins
Deb Calvert
Closed File
Dino Dogan
Katherine Kotaw
Bryan Daley
Dave Delany
Linda Yates
Jim Cathcart
Happy Someone
Chirag Gupta
Personalize
Jeffrey Gitomer
Cold Outreach
Growth
Sales Pitch
Carissa Hill
Account-Based Marketing
Preparation
Alice Heiman
Imposter syndrome
Buyer's Journey
Drip campaign
Outreach
Influencers
Prospect.io
Don Barden
Acquisition
Barth Getto
Joe Pardo
Data
Preconceived Notions
Sales Process, Sales Podcast
CRM
Selling Your Company
Gen Z
Mastermind, Group Learning
Chat
Partnering, New Leads
Hiring, New Hire
Instagram, New Leads
Failure
Grit
Emotional Intelligence
Client Success
Client Onboarding
Price
SDR
Small Businesses
Asking Questions
Decision Maker
Poor Sales
Account Mapping
Remote Worker
Stories
Selling
Video
Script
Money
Discovery Questions
Marketing
Solving problems
Staying Top of Mind
References
Content
Scaling
Authenticity
Incentives
Curiosity
Market
Omnichannel outreach
Building Relationship
Scale
Video Conference
Traveling Seller
SEO
Scheduling
Cause Marketing
Overcoming obstacles
personal branding
Sales Leaders
Course correction
Sales Meetings
Activities
Problem Solving
Sales Success
BDR
Inbound Leads
Business Proposals
Selling to Friends
Product Demo
Transformational Selling
Profits
Nurturing
Teamwork
Podcast changes
Sales Strategy
Contact Marketing
Firing
New Products
Social Dynamic Selling
Accidental Seller
Accidental Sellers
Repeat Business
Accidental Series
Closing deals
Increasing Sales, Technology
Sales, Effective Sales
Cold Emails
Closing revenue
LinkedIn sales
The Accidental Seller Series
Sales Hiring
Accidental Seller Series
Hiring, Successful hiring
Sales Contracts
Best Sellers In History Series 1
Best sellers in History
Sales Planning
Sales Events
sales 2020
Best Sellers in History Series
Best Seller in History Series
DISC Assessment Profile
Best Seller in History
Psychology of Sales, Sales Mindset
Sales Effectiveness
women in sales, best sellers in history
Sales Script, Target Customer, Niche
Best seller in history, Salesman
Sales Story
Sales Women, Sales Force
Reginald F Lewis
Sales Wealth, Sales Prosperity
Personal Brand, Stephen Hart
Donald Kelly, The Sales Evangelist
SaaS, Software Sales
Leads, Qualifying Leads
ROI, Leads, Inbound Leads, External and Internal Triggers
Women in Sales, Sales Success Story
Stuck sellers
Sales Value
Building trust, Entrepreneurs
Sales Automation
Government, Sales
Sales Videos, Closing Deals
Sales Process, Sales Planning
Sales restructuring, Sales Messaging
Sales Performance
Sales Performance, Sales Process
Sales Promotion
Sales, Rapport
SDR, Sales Job
SDR, BDR
SDR/BDR
BDR/SDR
Sales Rewards, Sales Incentives
Healing, Grief
Sales Profile, Ideal Sales Profile
Sales Manager, Training, Coaching
Sales approach
Sales Experience, PreSales
Sales Fears
Sales Talk
CRM, Leads, Crmble
Sales Skills
Sales, Career, Leadership
Sales Career, Sales Path
Sales success, mental toughness, sales story
TSE, Sales Podcast, Sales Principles
Sales Coaching, Improving Skills
Sales Journey, Reselling, Sales Culture
Sales Process, Networking
sales prospect, sales opportunity
Sales habits, Sales professionals
BDR, SDR, Personalization
cold-calling, prospecting
Sales Language, Authentic Identity
Demonstration, Negotiations
Lost customers, Perseverance
Social Selling, Omnichannel, Sales Leads
Prospecting, Limiting Beliefs, Fear
Cold Outreach, Sales Mindset
Linkedin, Cold Calling, Automation
LinkedIn, LinkedIn Voice Messaging, Donald Kelly
Testimonials, Referrals
Cold prospects, Reaching out
Prospecting, Mindset, Sales Goals
Lead Generation, Video, Sales Video
Successful Salesman, Great Salesman
Successful Sales, Sales Training
Sales Prospecting, Video Sales
Power Dilaer, Sales Automation
Sales Prospecting, Sales Principles
Sales productivity, Trello
Virtual Sales, Virtual Tools for Sales
Sales Success, Sales Training
Building credibility, Sales credibility
mindset training
outreach message
Productivity
unproductive
sales productivity
Sales Goals
future of selling
Favorite Sales Stack Tools
special edition

Archives

2022
May
April
March
February
January

2021
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January

2020
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January

2019
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January

2018
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January

2017
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January

2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January

2015
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January

2014
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January

2013
December

May 2022
S M T W T F S
     
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31

Syndication

How to Virtually Forge Deep Connections With Prospects

 

The pandemic has changed the methods of prospecting. Sales is still about connecting with people on a personal level but with so many people doing business virtually now, sales reps have to be able to do this without getting to see people in “the real world.” 

 

Steve Herz is the president of the Montag Group, a talent agency specializing in representing sportscasters, TV newscasters, weathermen radio personalities, podcast hosts, and more. Over the last four years, however, Steve has also become a coach to executive CEOs and anyone who wants to improve their communication skills to close more deals. 

 

Don’t Take Yes for an Answer 

Steve’s book is  Don’t Take Yes for an Answer. The title might seem odd to a salesperson whose livelihood depends on a yes. In this case,  Steve means that he doesn’t want people to be surrounded by the yeses that keep them stuck in mediocrity.  It impedes your improvement.

 

For example, Steve was in his second year of law school, and he was one of the 30 kids working at a big law firm in New York City. By the end of summer, he was facing a verdict of either getting an offer or not. The first 29 people ahead of him received an offer. Steve did not. The managing partner told him that he didn’t have the right skill set for the job and it was suggested he go into sales, start his own company, and come back to the firm as a client. Steve reflected on this advice and it changed the trajectory of his life. This is the story behind the title of his book. He was given a life-changing no and it was the best thing for him! Steve quotes Barry Summers, who has had great success on Wall Street, who said, “The second best thing to a Yes in the business is a fast No.” 

 

Striving for the best version of you

It isn’t your job to say yes. Your job is to bring out the honesty from people around you. Be okay with the no that will push you to become better. Show up with a healthy vulnerability that reflects your interest in growing and learning. If you  strive to get better everyday you open the door to a better version of yourself. This positions you to connect with people who may become your mentors. 

 

Successful salesman vs a great salesman

To be great in sales, you need to believe you can be a success. This comes from genuinely serving the needs of others.  Be someone who knows that you are going to do your very best for the person who has entrusted their needs with you. For example, if you’re selling insurance in Florida and you know the property is prone to flooding, let the homeowners know about it. If something catastrophic happens, get them a stay in a hotel and get their house rebuilt. Exceed the expectations of a client and care about the outcome. 

 

Forging the connection 

Steve believes that people can still forge great connections with people, even in this virtual environment. Before the pandemic, a salesperson may have made 30 phone calls but with the pandemic, may be connecting only half as much but now, it’s on Zoom. Seeing the person face-to-face has a different effect than just speaking with them on the phone. Making eye contact, even virtually, and makes the connection much deeper, especially when you’re able to discuss their life, their interests, and their needs.

 

Stumbling blocks in using Zoom 

When you’re able to Zoom, set aside time to do what needs to be accomplished. Five minutes is not going to be enough. Instead, set aside thirty minutes per call so you have a chance to get to know what’s important to your potential client. Get to understand their reasons for being in the industry they’re in. If you spend the time getting to know people, eventually, enough of those people will have a need for what you’re offering.  Steve has been in the business for 25 years and many of his customers/clients have stayed with him for that 25-year period. He isn’t aiming for short-term business. Steve believes that the best customers are your current customers and maintaining them while getting new ones by referral is a great way to grow your business. 

 

The authentic body language

As a salesperson, you need to be confident and comfortable in your own body language. Be relaxed, have good posture, and maintain eye contact. During a sales meeting make it a habit  to be professional but authentic. You want there to be a consistency of behavior throughout your life so you can show up to prospects comfortably.  Oftentimes, we don’t even know we have bad habits. You can correct that with the help of your colleagues, friends, or family members who can be an extra set of eyes on what could be improved upon. 

 

Make it a habit to sit up straight and have good eye contact so it becomes natural when you’re in front of people. #SalesPosture

 

Be perceptive and acknowledge others

Make sure that the person you’re talking to feels welcome. Look at the conversation from the other person’s perspective and ask yourself:

 

-What do they want out of this? 

-What is their point of view?

-How can I frame my conversation in a way to make it about them?

 

Steve talked to his friend, Jeff, who ran a whole division in Citibank and built a billion-dollar business for the bank. Jeff was on the heavy side, however, and was told earlier in his career that he wouldn’t get a job in management because he doesn’t look the part. His performance was so strong, however, that he was promoted anyway to manage a whole division. Steve asked Jeff how he did it. Jeff explained that his boss noticed that in his division there was almost no turnover of people they considered integral to the business. It was because Jeff cared for his employees and whenever someone got another offer, Jeff would meet with them to ask if the offer was really the best thing for them. He would go over the pros and cons of taking the offer. Jeff supported their decisions either way, but he made it a point to create the chance to highlight that their company had already proven how much these employees were valued. Jeff was able to move through these meetings well because he’d already established trust. He genuinely cared about his people and they knew it. 

 

Eric Mark is now a senior VP for the Miami Dolphins but when he and Steve still worked together he asked Steve to have breakfast with him. Eric said that he was coming to Steve to talk as a friend and a boss. He told Steve that he loved working with him but he got a job that would move him towards his dream job working for the NBA. Steve told Eric to take the job, even though he wanted him to stay, but knowing that Eric’s heart was somewhere else, he knew in the long run, it was Eric’s best move. Eric thrived in the NBA for five years and eventually got the offer with the Miami Dolphins. A decade later and they are still close. 

 

We all need to constantly improve our mindset and the way we interact with others. No matter how successful we become, it’s mission critical to keep learning about how to show up for people and be at our best. 

 

How to Virtually Forge Deep Connections With Prospects" episode resources 

Reach out to Steve Herz via his LinkedIn Account! You can also visit his official website and look up his podcast from there. 

If you are interested in more sales stories, you can talk to Donald directly. Reach him via these channels: LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook about any sales concerns. 

This episode is brought to you in part by Crmble, the easy-peasy CRM for Trello that helps you manage your contacts and leads without investing in complicated solutions, sync all your data, manage custom fields, and get powerful reporting on your sales. Try Crmble now for free at www.crmble.com/tse. This course is also brought to you in part by TSE Certified Sales Training Program. It’s a course designed to help new and struggling sellers to master the fundamentals of sales and close more deals. It will help them elevate their sales game. Sign up now and get the first two modules for free! You can go and visit www.thesalesevangelist.com/closemoredeals also call us at (561) 570-5077. 

We’d love for you to join us for our next episodes so tune in on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Stitcher, and Spotify. You can also leave comments, suggestions, and ratings to every episode you listen to. 

You can also read more about sales or listen to audiobooks on Audible and explore this huge online library. Register now to get a free book and a 30-day free trial. 

Audio provided by Free SFX and Bensound. Other songs used in the episodes are as follows: The Organ Grinder written by Bradley Jay Hill, performed by Bright Seed, and Produced by Brightseed and Hill.

Direct download: TSE_1321.mp3
Category:Successful Salesman, Great Salesman -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

1