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Fanatical Prospecting

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Fanatical Prospecting

The Ultimate Guide to Opening Sales Conversations and Filling the Pipeline by Leveraging Social Selling, Telephone, Email, Text, and Cold Calling


15 min read
10 take-aways
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Sales prospecting can be a painful process, but help is at hand.

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In sales, nothing is more important than prospecting. Yet many salespeople don’t prospect, because the process can be so painful. Now, help is at hand. Former sales superstar and master prospecting expert Jeb Blount teaches salespeople how to minimize the pain and become effective, productive sales prospectors. He explains his proven, productive system for prospecting. He covers all of the expected prospecting channels – emails, phone calls, social media, networking, and so on. Blount understands prospecting and has a lot of concrete information to share. getAbstract recommends his manual to salespeople and sales managers.



Many supposed sales experts claim prospecting is passé. These self-proclaimed authorities are almost always talking heads preoccupied with “inbound marketing, Sales 2.0” and “social selling.” Their pitch to salespeople is, “Never cold call again!” Of course, they’re wrong.

Prospecting is the most vital, essential activity in sales. Salespeople fail because they don’t prospect. The main reason top sales performers – that special 20% who achieve 80% of the sales and sales commissions – do so well is that they’re impassioned prospectors. They prospect all the time and at every opportunity. Sales superstars are “fanatical” about prospecting and qualifying prospects, and they spend as much as 80% of their time on those outreach activities.

Three Core Laws of Prospecting

Superstars keep their pipelines full of qualified prospects by following three essential tenets:

  1. The Universal Law of Need – The more a salesperson needs a sale, the less likely he or she is to get it. When someone needs something so badly, desperation...

About the Author

The author of seven books, Jeb Blount is a sales acceleration specialist who helps sales organizations quickly reach peak performance. 

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    K. P. 6 years ago
    Last two pages are the most relevant. Mental toughness is key!
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    A. 7 years ago
    Poor doesn't send email link in my email
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      Hello sir/madam. Thank you for your comment. As I am not sure what link you are referring to, I will send you a separate email to the email address on file with your account
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    N. L. 7 years ago
    Brilliant read - very informative and engaging. I will definitely look further into the author and more of his work!