At this point, I am going to assume that you’ve secured a face to face meeting with your prospect. (Because you fully understand that you cannot sell on the telephone!)
You enter the meeting and do what? Start pitching the client on why you’re the best? Pull out statistics that show your station is the most effective in regard to reach and audience?
Consider your opening statements on a cold call. Are they effective at getting your prospects attention? Do they serve the purpose you intended? If your opening statements are designed to impress the prospect about your station, you’re fighting a losing battle.
There are three cold calling truths in sales. The first is that nearly every sale worth making begins with a cold call. The second is that nearly every sales professional hates cold calls. The third is that cold calling is necessary.
Nearly Every Sale Worth Making Begins With A Cold Call
Nearly Every Sales Professional Hates Cold Call
Overcome the fear of cold calling.