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Getting the Second Appointment: How to CLOSE Any Sale in Two Calls!

Getting the Second Appointment: How to CLOSE Any Sale in Two Calls!

Anthony Parinello

ISBN: 978-0-471-48723-4

Mar 2004

272 pages

Select type: Paperback

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$16.95

Description

In this book, Anthony Parinello—sales guru and trainer to over one million salespeople—presents tried-and-true techniques for getting invited back for a second interaction with potential prospects and customers. This three-part book uses the sort of practical feet-in-the-street style that Parinello’s followers love to teach salespeople the down-to-earth how-to’s of getting the second appointment and performing Parinello’s proven “two-call close.”
Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

CHAPTER 1: Success and Your Sales Career.

The Complacency Challenge.

A Word about Self-Sabotage.

To the Importance of Overcoming Success Phobias.

Take a Deep Breath . . . .

Change the Message, Change the Results!

Mastering the Process—and Getting the Appointment!

Here’s Our Starting Point.

Keep Your Commitments.

CHAPTER 2: Who’s Who in Your Target Organization?

Target People with Influence.

Target People with Authority.

Target People with the Authority to Approve.

Second Meetings and the “Trilogy” of Your Sales Cycle.

Reality Check: Your Hottest Prospect.

CHAPTER 3: Four Categories.

Silent Adversaries, Silent Allies.

The Role of the Recommender.

The Influencer’s Role.

The Decision Maker’s Role.

The Approver’s Role.

Lock in What You’ve Learned.

CHAPTER 4: Selling Across the Enterprise.

Principle 1: Think Outside the Owner’s Manual.

Principle 2: Invest Your Time Intelligently.

Principle 3: Think Lifetime Value—By Aligning Your Sales Process to the Organization.

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CHAPTER 5: Pathways to the Right Second Appointment.

Exploring.

Initiating.

Sponsoring.

Leveraging.

CHAPTER 6: Building a Foundation.

Visualization.

The Ultimate Sales TIP.

TIP Step One.

TIP Step Two.

A TIP Example.

Don’t Leave Home (or Your Off ice) Without It.

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CHAPTER 7: Putting It All Together.

What We Know for Sure.

Defining the Sales Process.

Your Constant Improvement Campaign (CIC).

A Thing of Beauty.

Time to Revenue.

Managing Your Process, Not Your Time.

Priority One: Revenue Activity.

Priority Two: Conversion Activity.

Priority Three: Sponsorship Activity.

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CHAPTER 8: The Five Deadly Sins of Appointment Setting.

Sin Number One: Talking, Not Speaking.

Sin Number Two: Using Bad Language.

Sin Number Three: Monopolizing the Conversation.

Sin Number Four: Stretching the Truth.

Sin Number Five: Being a Space Invader.

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CHAPTER 9: Points of Entry.

Interacting with the Recommender.

When Posing Questions to a Recommender.

Interacting with the Influencer.

Key Winning Results for the Influencer.

When Posing Questions to an Influencer.

Interacting with the Decision Maker.

When Posing Questions to a Decision Maker.

Interacting with the Approver.

When Posing Questions to an Approver.

The Best Call You Can Make.

CHAPTER 10: 10 Principles for Delivering More Second Appointments.

A True Story about Effective Targeting on the First Appointment.

Another True Story about Effective Targeting on the First Appointment.

Go Beyond Your Comfort Zone.

CHAPTER 11: Three Strategies to Appointment Success.

Key #1: Establishing Your Target and Building Credibility before Your First Appointment.

Key #2: Know How to Build Rapport with Your Prospect.

Key #3: Determining Your Contact’s Criteria for Evaluating Your Message.

Matching the Criteria.

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CHAPTER 12: Your Appointment Agendas.

Functions.

Features.

Advantages.

Benef its.

What’s Next?

First-Appointment Issues for the Recommender.

First-Appointment Issues for the Influencer.

First-Appointment Issues for the Decision Maker and the Approver.

Your Appointment Matrix.

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CHAPTER 13: Your Four Goals for the First Meeting.

Tell ’Em, Sell ’Em.

What Should You Try to Accomplish during the First Appointment?

Entrances and Exits.

Do Logo Gifts Really Deliver Customers? Two True Stories.

CHAPTER 14: Presenting Your Ideas with Conviction.

Your Convictions Must Be Convincing.

Eight Habits of Highly Committed Salespeople.

Don’t Get Carried Away by Your Confidence (A True Story).

Patience Is a (Sales) Virtue!

CHAPTER 15: Going Past the Sale.

Play It Cool with Recommenders.

Play It Cool with Influencers.

Play It Cool with Decision Makers.

Play It Cool with Approvers.

Now, You Give It a Try.

CHAPTER 16: Needs and Wants.

Questions to Ask Yourself.

Studying Needs.

Uncovering Needs with the Approver (Typically a Driver Personality).

Uncovering Needs with the Decision Maker (Typically an Expressive Personality).

Uncovering Needs with the Influencer (Typically an Analytic Personality).

Uncovering Needs with the Recommender (Often an Amiable Personality).

What Happens Next?

Mind the GAP.

What Else Goes with the GAP Analysis?

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CHAPTER 17 The Rules of Correspondence.

Recommender: Write from Functions to Features.

Influencer: Write from Features to Functions.

Decision Maker: Write from Advantages to Benefits.

Approver: Write from Benefits to Advantages.

Putting Postage on Your Correspondence.

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CHAPTER 18: Keys to Telephone Success.

General Observations.

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CHAPTER 19: The First Appointment—Tactical Approaches.

Reality Check.

What to Say.

Do You See What’s Happening Here?

What If the Approver Picks up the Phone?

If You Get Dumped into Voice Mail.

The Squeeze Play.

The Third-Party Introduction.

“Tactical Air Support” from Your CEO, President, or Owner.

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CHAPTER 20: Action Items—Windows on the Second Appointment.

Action Items for Recommenders.

Action Items for Influencers.

Action Items for Decision Makers.

Action Items for Approvers.

Practice Makes Patience.

CHAPTER 21: The 10 Powers.

Are You Ready?

The 10 Power Steps.

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Index.

A Special Offer.