13. Learn To Prospect Like A Pro with Sales Legend Mark Hunter (Sales Legend Series)

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If you’ve been avoiding prospecting or want to up your prospecting game and make more money, todays episode is for you.  

Prospecting is an essential part of growing a business or a territory. 

You need to prospect continually – as in all of the time, every day to break even, make a profit, and grow your business. And if you’re a professional salesperson, you need to prospect to develop enough opportunities to hit your goals and earn your commissions. 

Because prospecting activities and performance directly impact revenue, it is one of the most important processes in every organization hoping to grow. But due to fear and other misconceptions prospecting is often one of the most dreaded and avoided tasks in business.

Today we are going to dive into prospecting and challenge some of the common misconceptions that people have. We’ll even share best practices that you can infuse into your sales processes right away to begin to see immediate results. 

And we have the perfect person to breakdown prospecting for us. Today we welcome Mark Hunter to the Selling With Soul podcast.

Mark Hunter, CSP, “The Sales Hunter,” is recognized as an expert in sales, leadership and profitability. He is author of“High-Profit Prospecting” and“High-Profit Selling: Win the Sale Without Compromising on Price.”

His book, High-Profit Prospecting was recently named to the list of “Top 100 sales books of all time.”  Selling Power just named him one of the “leading sales consultants for 2018” and was named on another list as one of the “Global Top 30 Gurus in Sales.”

Since 1998, Mark has conducted thousands of training programs and keynotes on sales and leadership to thousands of people. Mark spent more than 18 years in the sales and marketing divisions of three Fortune 200 companies. During his career, he led many projects, including the creation of a new 200-member sales force responsible for volume in excess of $700 million.

As a speaker he’s shared the stage with Seth Godin, Tony Robbins, Arianna Huffington, Simon Sinek and others.  

HOW TO PROSPECT SUCCESSFULLY 

The thought of prospecting strikes panic into the hearts of many entrepreneurs and individual salespeople. 

90% of the time, when I bring the idea of prospecting up to my clients or their sales teams I hear a variation of one of the following: 

“You mean you want me to reach out to people I don’t know, uninvited and interrupt their day?”

“I don’t need to prospect, I’m using social media to drive business to me.” 

“That’s not how people sell anymore.”

But the truth is, prospecting is a critical component of proactively building your business and your territory – but you have to do it right. And in today’s episode, The Sales Hunter is going to give us the basics on how to get started.

We talk mindset, routines, best practices and tactics. There’s even a couple of rants for your listening enjoyment. 

I don’t think I have to tell you that this is a jam packed, actionable and valuable episode. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to spend some time learning from this sales legend.

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