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Sales After Covid: How to Sell in a Post-Pandemic World

Sales After Covid: How to Sell in a Post-Pandemic World

Covid-19 has dramatically expanded the number and diversity of your customers. Whereas previously you had to wine and dine a decisionmaker, now you can cultivate anyone through a laptop in your house.

Let me put the point this way: In the Before Times, you drove to and from a lunch meeting. In the After Times, you can do a call from your couch. You can now ask 4 people for 15 minutes rather than 1 person for an hour.
 
In the Before Times, people were reluctant to meet with you in person. By contrast, a virtual meeting is less of a commitment.

Let me be clear: This is a good thing. These quick consults allow you to better qualify your leads. That way, you can save your belly-to-belly interactions for folks who actually want to see you.

In short, the Covid Effect is not only broad; it’s also beneficial.

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Jonathan Rick
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May 23, 2021
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  1. SALES AFTER COVID: HOW TO SELL IN A POST- PANDEMIC

    WORLD
  2. 87%

  3. FLY INS

  4. 10K 30K BEFORE COVID

  5. 10K 30K à BEFORE COVID DURING COVID

  6. 1. The Traits of a Post-Covid Salesman 4 TOPICS

  7. 1. The Traits of a Post-Covid Salesman 2. How to

    Sell via Email 4 TOPICS
  8. 1. The Traits of a Post-Covid Salesman 2. How to

    Sell via Email 3. How to Sell via a Video Call 4 TOPICS
  9. 1. The Traits of a Post-Covid Salesman 2. How to

    Sell via Email 3. How to Sell via a Video Call 4. How to Sell Like a Pro 4 TOPICS
  10. 1. The Traits of a Post-Covid Salesman 2. Trait 1:

    He Aligns Expectations
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  12. 1. The Traits of a Post-Covid Salesman 2. Trait #2:

    He Establishes a Strategy
  13. What does success look like for Q3 2021?

  14. What Does Success Look Like? 1. Keep your strategy short.

  15. What Does Success Look Like? 1. Keep your strategy short.

    2. Socialize the strategy.
  16. 1. The Traits of a Post-Covid Salesman 2. Trait #3:

    He Creates Community
  17. Community 1. Assign accountability partners.

  18. Community 1. Assign accountability partners. 2. Schedule check-ins.

  19. Community 1. Assign accountability partners. 2. Schedule check-ins. 3. Share

    knowledge.
  20. Community 1. Assign accountability partners. 2. Schedule check-ins. 3. Share

    knowledge. 4. Celebrate.
  21. 1. The Traits of a Post-Covid Salesman 2. Trait #4:

    He Embraces Technology
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  23. 1. The Traits of a Post-Covid Salesman 2. Trait #5:

    He’s Empathetic
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  25. 1. The Traits of a Post-Covid Salesman 2. How to

    Sell via Email
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  28. 50%

  29. 1. The Traits of a Post-Covid Salesman 2. How to

    Sell via Email 3. Tactic #1: Exploit the Subject Line
  30. Forgettable Proposal for Vandelay Industries Memorable Let’s Cut Costs by

    Automating Vandelay’s Work- flow Processes Above Average Our Proposal for Vandelay’s Accounts- Payable Department
  31. You Get the Following Email ISO: Producer of Chemical Packaging

    A Pro Replies This Way We Want to Be Your New Producer of Chemical Packages! Everybody Replies This Way RE: ISO: Producer of Chemical Packaging
  32. 1. The Traits of a Post-Covid Salesman 2. How to

    Sell via Email 3. Tactic #2: Tell People About Yourself
  33. Get Rejected I understand you’re looking for a container company.

    That’s us! Here’s our website. Get Hired I understand you’re looking for a container company. That’s us! Founded in 1979, PackGen is the leader in composite, pop-up-style, packaging containers. We work with everyone from chemical producers to catalyst providers, from refineries to food processors. We’re known for innovative design and long- lasting quality. For more info, check out our website.
  34. 1. The Traits of a Post-Covid Salesman 2. How to

    Sell via Email 3. Tactic #3: Follow-up Strategically
  35. The 2 “R”s of Following-Up 1. Recognize that your prospect

    is busy.
  36. The 2 “R”s of Following-Up 1. Recognize that your recipient

    is busy. 2. Recap, in one sentence, what you need.
  37. F.Y.I.

  38. F.Y.I. Follow-Ups 1. Connect with them on LinkedIn.

  39. F.Y.I. Follow-Ups 1. Connect with them on LinkedIn. 2. Send

    them an article that’s relevant to the industry.
  40. F.Y.I. Follow-Ups 1. Connect with them on LinkedIn. 2. Send

    them an article that’s relevant to the industry. 3. Compliment a blog post their company recently published.
  41. F.Y.I. Follow-Ups 4. Share something noteworthy that one of your

    other clients did.
  42. F.Y.I. Follow-Ups 4. Share something noteworthy that one of your

    other clients did. 5. Ask if they’ve seen something that one of their competitors is doing?
  43. Checking-in. Touching base. Circling back. Not sure if you got

    my last email? I suspect you’re still reviewing proposals. Please don’t hesitate to let me know if there’s any additional info I can provide. I’m so excited about this project, I thought I’d see if you had an E.T.A. for the kickoff? Sorry to nag you; just want to stay on your radar. When the time is right, I’m ready to re-engage. Most People Do This Smart People Do This
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  47. 1. The Traits of a Post-Covid Salesman 2. How to

    Sell via Email 3. A Case Study
  48. Hi guys, Anyone know someone who can put together (script,

    shoot, and edit) a two-minute video in the next two weeks? Budget is $12K. Thanks a lot. Inquiry
  49. Reply #1 My firm probably could do this. If you’d

    like to chatI’m at (212) 586- 3434. Website is http://RickBarr Properties.com
  50. Reply #2 Kenny Bania told me you’re looking for a

    video. Short turnarounds are rarely a problem (although I do have a video for another client this weekend). Would love to know more, though.
  51. Reply #3 Ruthie Cohen emailed me that you may need

    a short video project. I am Tim Whatley from Videographers to the Stars. Let me know if we can help. Our demo reel is at http://VtotheStars.com/reel.
  52. Reply #4 Hey Leo, Wanted to introduce you to Jonathan

    Rick. He is currently looking for a production team to help him with a video that needs to be wrapped in the next two weeks. The budget is also fixed at $12K. Jonathan can fill you in on the rest. Hopefully you two can figure something out.
  53. Reply #5 I can suggest an utterly brilliant award-winning filmmaker

    and producer. He turns things around quickly, offers ridiculously affordable rates, and has won numerous awards. Unfortunately, he’s booked up for the next month —but I’d be happy to introduce you if you think you’ll have work beyond the project below.
  54. 1. The Traits of a Post-Covid Salesman 2. How to

    Sell via Email 3. Tactic #4: Develop a Newsletter
  55. Content for Your Newsletter ► Service ► Client ► Paper

  56. 1. The Traits of a Post-Covid Salesman 2. How to

    Sell via Email 3. How to Sell via a Video Call
  57. 1. The Traits of a Post-Covid Salesman 2. How to

    Sell via Email 3. How to Sell via a Video Call 4. Tactic #1: Give People a Choice
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  59. I’ll have my webcam on, but don’t feel obligated to

    do so on your end. In fact, I’m including in the invite a number you can call using only your phone.
  60. I’ll have my webcam on, but don’t feel obligated to

    do so on your end. In fact, I’m including in the invite a number you can call using only your phone.
  61. 1. The Traits of a Post-Covid Salesman 2. How to

    Sell via Email 3. How to Sell via a Video Call 4. Tactic #2: Dress for Success
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  63. 1. The Traits of a Post-Covid Salesman 2. How to

    Sell via Email 3. How to Sell via a Video Call 4. Tip #3: Get a Headset
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  65. 1. The Traits of a Post-Covid Salesman 2. How to

    Sell via Email 3. How to Sell via a Video Call 4. Tip #4: Send an Invite
  66. Most People Do This Do you have time for a

    call? Smart People Do This Do you have time for a 15-minute call?
  67. Most People Do This What time works for you? Smart

    People Do This Do any of these times work for you?
  68. Most People Do This I’m available at 1:15 PM and

    4:30 PM. Smart People Do This I’m available between 1 – 1:30 PM and 4:30 – 5:30 PM.
  69. What Most People Do Microsoft Teams What Smart People Do

    390200624808,, 380169853# // https://teams.microsoft. com/l/meetup-join/ 19%3ameeting_N2JkM DdhZmUtMjg2NC00N mM4LWI1MjktNTFhN 2I3ZTdiNTZm What Very Smart People Do 390-200-624-808,, 380-169-853# // https://teams.microsoft. com/l/meetup-join/ 19%3ameeting_N2JkM DdhZmUtMjg2NC00N mM4LWI1MjktNTFhN 2I3ZTdiNTZm
  70. 1. The Traits of a Post-Covid Salesman 2. How to

    Sell via Email 3. How to Sell via a Video Call 4. Tip #5: Make Small Chat
  71. What a Prospect Says Good. How are you? How a

    Salesman Should Respond Pretty great. I just got back from a weekend of hiking with my sons — it’s one of our annual summer traditions.
  72. ?

  73. 1. The Traits of a Post-Covid Salesman 2. How to

    Sell via Email 3. How to Sell via a Video Call 4. Tip #6: When You’re Part of a Team
  74. Internal Chemistry

  75. Like Attracts Like

  76. 1. The Traits of a Post-Covid Salesman 2. How to

    Sell via Email 3. How to Sell via a Video Call 4. How to Sell Like a Pro
  77. 1. The Traits of a Post-Covid Salesman 2. How to

    Sell via Email 3. How to Sell via a Video Call 4. How to Sell Like a Pro 5. Secret #1: Explain Why You’re Different
  78. PackGen has earned our reputation for innovation and dependability. For

    example, we were the first manufacturer to offer a Semi- Rigid, Self-Standing, Pop-Up-Style Intermediate Bulk Container to ship hazardous waste materials. We strive to deliver superior quality products, to continually add value for our customers, and to uphold the core principles that have kept us strong since 1979.
  79. 1. The Traits of a Post-Covid Salesman 2. How to

    Sell via Email 3. How to Sell via a Video Call 4. How to Sell Like a Pro 5. Secret #2: Offer Free Advice
  80. None
  81. Get Rejected Stop leading with your services. Get Hired Start

    leading to your services.
  82. 1. The Traits of a Post-Covid Salesman 2. How to

    Sell via Email 3. How to Sell via a Video Call 4. How to Sell Like a Pro 5. Secret #3: Tailor It
  83. Get Rejected 11 Myths and 11 Maxims Every Professional Should

    Know About Business Writing Get Hired 11 Myths and 11 Maxims Every Manufacturer Should Know About Business Writing
  84. 1. The Traits of a Post-Covid Salesman 2. How to

    Sell via Email 3. How to Sell via a Video Call 4. How to Sell Like a Pro 5. You Decide
  85. Jonathan Given your attendance at our recent webinar, I’d value

    what you think about the midterms’ policy implications. BGOV is a resource that delivers intelligence on legislative issues. We’re helping professionals like you track the ever-changing legislative agenda, committee makeups, and the lame-duck session. When do you have 30 minutes in the next two weeks? Best regards, Jacopo Peterman PITCH #1
  86. Jonathan, Would 2 free hours of tech support come in

    handy? We help local businesses with technology. If you have any computer headaches right now, I’d like the opportunity to show you what we can do. PITCH #2
  87. Hi Jonathan, Over the last 11 years, we’ve partnered with

    an array of firms and agencies on their clients’ video initiatives. From technology to healthcare, from the Fortune 500 to government entities, we’ve delivered T.V. ads, YouTube spots, documentaries, interviews, reels, and more. I was hoping my organization could share how we’ve helped in these different capacities, so that when your next need for video arises, you have a partner you can reach out to. Do you have some time in the next month, so that a couple members of our leadership team could come in and present to your team? Let us know when and we’ll make it happen. PITCH #3
  88. Jonathan, I just saw your ad in Politico today, so

    I thought I'd reach out to see if you’d be interested in a quick phone call. My firm, Kramerica Industries, was founded by a former writer for the Wall Street Journal, and we specialize in writing and placing op-eds on policy issues. We currently work with over 30 Fortune 500 companies and many top trade groups in the U.S. And I think our op-ed services could be very effective at branding your spokespeople as thought leaders in diagnostics — and promoting your technologies and research. Is there any chance you might be interested in getting together in the next week or so? Best, Darin PITCH #4
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