Building a better sales pipeline is a lot like that famous lyric from Kenny Rogers’ The Gambler: “Know when to walk away, know when to run.”
Through my years as a sales leader, I’ve learned that, despite our natural instinct as sellers to fight to win every sale, sometimes it’s best to walk away when the prospect goes cold.
In the February issue of Top Sales Magazine, I reflect on a recent situation where a prospect went cold, explore five reasons why it can happen even to the best of us, and share some strategies you can employ to tackle the challenges when they arise.
When I think of a day in the life of a top seller, there’s a common theme. They invest their time in the right prospects, the right clients, and the right sales activities. In professional services, this focus becomes even more important, because many times they are balancing business development and sales along with client delivery.
How can you know what steps will move you forward faster, help you build strategic relationships, and accelerate sales results?
Having the right sales plan will help you get there.
In this week’s blog, I share strategies for building your sales plan for professional services. As a bonus, learn how you can receive your 2020 Planning Worksheet and The Modern Seller Lifetime Value Inventory.