I'll admit, I've been a big time skeptic. There’s a conversation going around that cold calling is dead, and I just couldn’t bring myself to believe it.
I mean, what happened to being “held to the flames”? My first sales job I was on the floor making cold calls and closing big contracts within a few weeks.
We all have.
As a marketer you have a pretty good understanding of what actually needs to be done for a client, however sometimes marketers go off on their own ideas and ignore what the client wants. STOP! Remember the number 1 objective should be your client's happiness. That means listening to what the client wants and making compromises when possible.
If you are a business struggling to get leads and you answered “never” to the above question then you are in for a big surprise.
It might be time for your LinkedIn to go through a refresh. Consider these tips when making your profile more sales centric.