Penalty taking reluctance, this is how the Colombian footballers felt before they took their penalties, hence their poor performance. Whereas we, England, (finally) don’t share those feelings, because we won a penalty shoot-out, yes we won a penalty shoot-out. Come on England.
Any way this blog isn’t about penalty taking reluctance it’s about sales call reluctance so please read on and let me know what you think?
We’ve all been there. You call a prospect, give them your best sales pitch and still receive a cold, hard no. Such responses can often leave callers feeling rejected, demoralised and nervous for the following calls. Although these feelings are normal and can spur some callers on to improve their performance, for others it can start what we refer to at Kennedy Ross as sales call reluctance.
A few nerves are good when approaching your phone calls. They show you care and can help you perform well. However, excessive nerves can impact your ability and willingness to call. This then leads to longer and longer gaps between your next call and before you know, you’ve got sales call reluctance.
Once you’ve adopted this negative mindset, it creates a fear of rejection and compounds you putting off calling further. You end up going home feeling this way, coming in the next day and it starts all over again. I’ve been there, it’s a horrible feeling and it can be very hard to get back into the swing of things.
Therefore, I’ve compiled some simple yet effective ways to help you beat sales call reluctance and grow your sales in no time!
Next time you’re having a bit of a tough time on the phone, have a look at those three parts to telesales and you will quickly know which one isn’t happening and which one you need further support on.
If you, or your telesales team, are struggling with sales call reluctance Kennedy Ross’ sales training courses will provide you with dynamic support and help. Contact me or any of my team today, to get your sales back on track and beat sales call reluctance!
Finally if you or your sales team are struggling with penalty taking reluctance, then speak to Gareth Southgate. Come on England!