If you have ever struggled with closing sales calls or ever really felt nervous about sales calls, then this is the episode for you. In this episode, I’m walking you through how I went from feeling totally scared of sales calls to the point of just wanting to call it quits, to now loving sales calls and having a closing rate of 70%, which is way higher than the industry standard.
By now, I’m sure you’re probably wondering, “Well, what changed?”
And the truth is, there was ONE shift that I made that absolutely transformed the way I approach sales calls that have really contributed to this newfound love for them, and also contributed to my high closing rate. And I cannot wait to share it with you.
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The One Shift…
At the beginning of my coaching journey, I used to get so nervous to get on sales calls.
I actually remember the very first time someone said yes to getting on a sales call with me.
I was in a coffee shop in San Diego passing the time as I waited to catch my flight back home. The reason I was in San Diego was for an in-person mastermind which helped me launch my coaching business.
When I received that Facebook message that someone actually wanted to get on a sales call with me, I literally started panicking. I remember being in this coffee shop with tears rolling down my face, and I had debilitating anxiety.
I did not respond to this person for hours because I was convinced I was probably going to say, “Never mind, I’m actually not going to pursue this because it’s just not for me.” I really thought at that moment I wasn’t going to follow through with it because I was that afraid.
Even though I spent all this money on a mastermind to help me do it and launch it, I was just going to stop. I got that scared.
I know some of you reading this might be dealing with some sort of fear, anxiety or nervousness around sales calls as well, so I want you to know that you are not alone. I was terrified. I was at a coffee shop crying and was thinking, “Oh my goodness, what did I do? Why did I come here? Why did I come to this mastermind? Why did I decide to launch this business?”
I was freaking out.
All of this to say, that is so different from how I am today because now I love sales calls. I thoroughly enjoy them. And obviously, that has not always been the case.
So the question is… What changed?
And to answer that question, there was really only one major shift that happened that totally changed my perspective of sales calls, but also totally transformed them and led me to have a 70% closing rate, which is quite high compared to industry standards.
So what is it then? What was the one shift?
I started approaching sales calls as if the person on the sales call was already my client.
Let me repeat that.
Approach your sales calls as if they are already a client.
I told you it was simple, but it is truly so effective.
Think about it. How would you act on a call if they were already a client?
It immediately takes the pressure off and you can actually start showing up as the leader you are because you aren’t so concerned about how the call is going to go. If you approach it like they’re already your client, you aren’t going to hold back.
And I truly think a lot of people go into sales calls holding back because they’ve been taught that they don’t need to coach or give advice on a sales call. And personally, I just think that’s a bunch of bologna. Lololol.
I’m not saying to go make your sales call a full-on coaching session. That’s not what I’m saying at all. But what I’m saying is that if you are feeling led to share something with them, but you have felt in the past that you’re not “supposed” to, because you’re not “supposed” to coach on a sales call, please follow your gut and just share what the Holy Spirit is prompting you to do.
The truth is, I kind of made my own rules when it comes to sales calls, and as I said, I have a 70% closing rate on sales calls, and I don’t do them by industry standards because I have chosen to approach the call like they’re already my client.
In addition, there’s actually something else that is an industry-standard with sales calls that I do not follow because of this approach that I have.
And when I tell you what it is, you’re probably going to be shocked.
It’s that my sales calls are 90 minutes long. I do not have 30-minute sales calls or 45-minute discovery calls. I don’t even do one hour. I do 90 minutes. And the reason is that I do not want to feel rushed on a sales call, and I don’t want my potential client to feel rushed on a sales call.
And the truth is, it’s so important to showcase the kind of love, the kind of support, and the kind of service they are actually going to receive from you when they do start working with you. This 90-minute sales call is almost like a taste of what it would be like to work with me 1:1, which is another reason why I don’t hold back.
It’s not a full-on coaching session by any means, but my intention for that call is not necessarily to sell them. It’s for them to have a breakthrough whether or not they decide to work with me. I want them to walk away feeling fulfilled and feeling excited about their next steps.
I understand why people do 30-minute sales calls. I get it. You don’t want to give them too much information, or you don’t have enough time to be on a 90-minute sales call.
But if I’m going to work with someone intimately in one-on-one coaching, which is what I ultimately do sales calls for, I want to take the time to get to know them, and I just can’t do that in 30 minutes.
Also, the proof was in the pudding. Like I said, my closing rate is 70%. Why would I change what I’m doing simply because someone told me not to do 90-minute sales calls?
I truly believe that if I cut that time in half, my closing rate might be closer to the average.
I have coached a lot of people through their sales calls and they are always so surprised at their results because they start closing sales and it’s truly so incredible to witness. I just love seeing that so much, which is exactly why it’s something I cover for you inside of my signature course, Faith-Fueled Coach Academy.
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