'Everyone in sales is responsible for new business development. Period. End of story. But as Mike Weinberg so clearly puts it, 'No one ever defaults to prospecting.' If you constantly struggle to generate new business, you owe it yourself to read New Sales. Simplified. You will learn everything you need to do to stand out from the competition, get more appointments, and close more deals. Oh, and you will have more fun doing it!' --Kelley Robertson, CEO, The Robertson Training Group, and author of Stop, Ask and Listen and The Secrets of Power Selling
'In a time when too much of the sales literature is filled with hyperbole, tricks, and gimmicks, New Sales. Simplified stands out as a refreshing change. It's packed with pragmatic advice, all the result of Mike's deep experience in selling. What works in selling is sharp, disciplined execution of the basics. Every page of Mike's book reminds the reader of this and vividly demonstrates how the basics work. It's a refreshing reminder to the experienced sales professional and a critical guidebook for the new salesperson. Read it, annotate it, keep it within reach.' --Dave Brock, President, Partners in Excellence
'Mike Weinberg's coaching and the approach presented in New Sales. Simplified. have been game-changers for our firm. Our revamped sales story is getting us in front of significantly more Fortune 500 prospects, and Mike's method for conducting sales calls has changed the entire dynamic of the sales dance and helped shorten our sales cycle.' --Thomas H. Lawrence, CEO, Smartlight Subrogation
'New Sales. Simplified. is truly priceless. This is a book you don't read once; it's one you read with a highlighter and pad, taking notes on each topic. After you've read it and marked it up, you'll find yourself coming back time and time again for more ideas to help you grow your sales.' --Mark Hunter, The Sales Hunter, author of High-Profit Selling
'When you've tired of every new flavor-of-the-month sales theory and are ready to get serious about pursuing and acquiring new customers, this book is for you. Mike Weinberg tells it like it is, presents timeless sales truths, and [provides] a simple, straightforward approach to developing new business. Prepare to be entertained and energized.' --Charles H. Green, coauthor of The Trusted Advisor, author of Trust-Based Selling, and CEO of Trusted Advisor Associates
From the Back Cover
Advance Praise for New Sales. Simplified. "Mike Weinberg takes the mystery out of prospecting for new business. New Sales. Simplified. provides a powerful, practical, and proven framework to help sales-people successfully convert today's crazy-busy prospects into new customers." -- Jill Konrath, author of SNAP Selling and Selling to Big Companies "If you are responsible for new business, either as a manager or sales pro, you must not only read, but USE New Sales. Simplified. This field-tested guidebook shows exactly how to proactively go after and win the sales that you want." -- Art Sobczak, author of Smart Calling New Sales. Simplified. will help anyone in sales become more effective at his or her most important responsibility--acquiring new customers. Packed with examples and anecdotes, the book offers an easy-to-follow framework to success-fully develop new business, and takes a blunt, often funny look at what you may be doing wrong when planning and executing your sales attack. You'll learn how to: Draft a compelling, customer-focused "sales story" - Identify a strategic, finite, workable list of genuine prospects - Prepare for and structure a winning sales call - Overcome--even prevent--every buyer's anti-salesperson reflex - Use email, voicemail, and social media to your advantage - Perfect the pro-active telephone call to get face-to-face with more prospects - Come across as a value creator and problem solver - Stop presenting and start dialoguing with buyers - Make time in your calendar for business development activities. In sales, there's no such thing as forever. You need new customers and new business --all the time. Refreshingly honest, New Sales. Simplified. removes the mystery surrounding prospecting for new business. MIKE WEINBERG is a top-performing sales hunter, sales executive, and founder and President of The New Sales Coach. He speaks, consults, and coaches on new business development sales strategies. A native New Yorker, Mike Weinberg lives in St. Louis, Missouri.