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Fanatical Prospecting & Sales EQ w/Jeb Blount

September 14, 2017

A lot of people in real estate hate to be known as salespeople. How do you become a salesperson known for being caring not manipulative? Why is cold calling still alive and well? What is sales EQ and how is it effective when it comes to getting the results you desire? Why is tracking your time so powerful? On this episode, we are joined by author, speaker and sales expert Jeb Blount who shares insights from his books.

Prospecting is the price you have to pay in advance for success in sales and the income you want. -Jeb Blount

Takeaways + Tactics

  • Track your time in 3 basic buckets: trivial things you do, important things you do and impactful things you do.
  • When you walk up to someone who’s not expecting you to call them, it’s a cold call.
  • Sales EQ is about managing your own emotions while influencing the emotions of other people.
  • Track your numbers so you’re not delusional.

At the start of the show, we talked about the basis of financial prospecting and the power of time blocking for prospecting. We also discussed the 3 things holding people back from prospecting and how desire trumps procrastination. Next, we talked about the 5 things a client will want to know about you before they hire you. Towards the end of the show, we discussed how not having people to sell to makes you desperate and lowers your likelihood of getting more clients.

Jeb also shared on:

  • Why tracking your time is so necessary
  • The biggest predictor of a client’s propensity to do business with you
  • How Sales EQ affects the consumer’s experience
  • The power of managing your emotions

Everything that’s holding you back in prospecting is self-imposed. When you overcome perfectionism, procrastination and paralysis you can get yourself through the door. For an agent to win over a potential client, they have to check the following boxes: do they like you, do you listen to them, do you make them feel important, do you get them and their problem, do they trust and believe you? The biggest predictor of their propensity to do business with you is their emotional experience. If you can control your emotions and influence theirs, that’s sales EQ. Remember, confidence and passion are the two greatest and most important emotions in sales.  

The person with the greatest control of their emotions, has the highest probability of getting the outcome they desire. Ultimately, the sales EQ process enhances the customer’s experience.   

Guest Bio:
Jeb is the founder of global training organizations including Sales Gravy, Channel EQ, and Innovate Knowledge, Jeb advises many of the world’s leading organizations and their executives on the impact of emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills on customer-facing activities, and delivers training to thousands of participants in both public and private forums. Go to https://jebblount.com/ for more information. Find Jeb on Youtube, follow Jeb on Demand on Facebook, and follow @salesgravy on Twitter and Instagram.