Powerful Prospecting: Cold Calling Strategies for Today's World by @wendyweiss for @connectmembers

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Nothing beats having a real conversation with a prospect. But the game has gotten harder. Prospects are hard to reach; they have tight budgets, little time and more and more choices. With less than 30 seconds to gain your prospect’s interest and engagement there’s no room to make a mistake and there are no second chances. In this powerful, information-packed session with Wendy Weiss, you will learn: what works in today’s tough selling environment, why prospects say they are not interested, how to get them to return your call, and how to get results on each and every call.

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Powerful Prospecting: Cold Calling Strategies for Today's World by @wendyweiss for @connectmembers

  1. 1. Powerful Prospecting: Cold Calling Strategies for Today’s World Keynote with Wendy Weiss The Queen of Cold Calling™  www.queenofcoldcalling.com  © 2013 Wendy Weiss
  2. 2. #connectvip @connectmembers facebook.com/connectmembers Safe Harbor Safe harbor statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This presentation may contain forward- looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. If any such uncertainties materialize or if any of the assumptions proves incorrect, the results of salesforce.com, inc. could differ materially from the results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements we make. All statements other than statements of historical fact could be deemed forward-looking, including any projections of subscriber growth, earnings, revenues, or other financial items and any statements regarding strategies or plans of management for future operations, statements of belief, any statements concerning new, planned, or upgraded services or technology developments and customer contracts or use of our services. The risks and uncertainties referred to above include – but are not limited to – risks associated with developing and delivering new functionality for our service, our new business model, our past operating losses, possible fluctuations in our operating results and rate of growth, interruptions or delays in our Web hosting, breach of our security measures, the immature market in which we operate, our relatively limited operating history, our ability to expand, retain, and motivate our employees and manage our growth, new releases of our service and successful customer deployment, our limited history reselling non- salesforce.com products, and utilization and selling to larger enterprise customers. Further information on potential factors that could affect the financial results of salesforce.com, inc. is included in our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2009 and our other filings. These documents are available on the SEC Filings section of the Investor Information section of our Web site. Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other press releases or public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase our services should make the purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available. Salesforce.com, inc. assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.
  3. 3. #connectvip @connectmembers facebook.com/connectmembers We will Talk About: ®  Why cold call at all? ®  What works today? ®  Why prospects say, “I’m not interested” ®  Getting your calls returned ®  4 Keys to filling the sales pipeline © 2013 Wendy Weiss
  4. 4. #connectvip @connectmembers facebook.com/connectmembers The Queen of Cold Calling © 2013 Wendy Weiss
  5. 5. #connectvip @connectmembers facebook.com/connectmembers Generating Opportunities ®  Marketing activities ®  Referrals ®  Networking/Web 2.0 ®  Cold Calling © 2013 Wendy Weiss
  6. 6. #connectvip @connectmembers facebook.com/connectmembers What’s Happening Today? Prospects: ® Stressed out ® Doing more with less ® Don’t want to rock the boat ® Super busy ® Attention span of a gnat © 2013 Wendy Weiss
  7. 7. #connectvip @connectmembers facebook.com/connectmembers What is Happening Today? ® Information ® Technology ® More ways to reach prospects ® Leverage © 2013 Wendy Weiss
  8. 8. #connectvip @connectmembers facebook.com/connectmembers Prospecting …is a business process © 2013 Wendy Weiss
  9. 9. #connectvip @connectmembers facebook.com/connectmembers #1: Target ® Who is the Ideal Prospect? ® Definition of “Qualified Prospect” ® Concrete parameters © 2013 Wendy Weiss
  10. 10. #connectvip @connectmembers facebook.com/connectmembers #2: Skill ® Gatekeepers ® Conversations with the decision- makers ® Responding to questions and/or objections ® Getting prospects to return phone calls © 2013 Wendy Weiss
  11. 11. #connectvip @connectmembers facebook.com/connectmembers #3: Process ® Lead qualification ® Best Pursuit ® Following-up ® Voice Mail & Email ® The Future © 2013 Wendy Weiss
  12. 12. #connectvip @connectmembers facebook.com/connectmembers #4: Organization & Metrics “What’s measured, improves.” --Peter Drucker © 2013 Wendy Weiss
  13. 13. #connectvip @connectmembers facebook.com/connectmembers Prospecting Metrics ® Dials ® Conversations ® Appointments © 2013 Wendy Weiss
  14. 14. #connectvip @connectmembers facebook.com/connectmembers The Real Numbers Game ® Ratio of Dials to Conversations ® Ratio of Dials to Appointments © 2013 Wendy Weiss
  15. 15. #connectvip @connectmembers facebook.com/connectmembers Powerful Prospecting ® Targeting ® Skills ® Process ® Organization & Metrics © 2013 Wendy Weiss
  16. 16. #connectvip @connectmembers facebook.com/connectmembers Questions Thank You

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