11 Things You Need to Change to Get More from Your Email Outreach in 2017

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We’ve got 2017. It’s been 6 years since the publication of Predictable Revenue. Whereas the basic presumptions about sales and growth made in the book are still valid, outbound messaging has changed a lot over the years. What used to work fine for email outreach in 2011, probably won’t work as well nowadays.

If you feel like outbound lead generation and proactive selling are not working for you as well as they are praised to be working, you should catch up with the ongoing changes taking place in outbound sales. Here’s what to pay attention to in your cold outreach to make it work in 2017.

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How to Overcome 3 Common Sales Objections & Close More Deals

“Your price is too high… I’d buy, if only you had feature X… We already use a software for this…” – we all hear that sometimes while talking to our prospects. Check out the advice from Steli Efti of Close.io on how to handle 3 common sales objections: the pricing objection, the feature objection, and the change objection in your conversations with potential customers. 

Now let’s give Steli the floor. 🙂

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Should We Use the ‘Most Effective’ Cold Email Templates?

How many ‘most effective’ cold email templates have you already seen on the web? How many of them do you know by heart? The ‘most effective’ phrase means that it worked great for a person who used it in the first place.

It’s a shame many cold email senders take it as the ‘most effective’ template ever that works always and for everyone. How to use the ‘most effective’ email templates in our cold email outreach? Should we use them at all?

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How We Found Our Prospects’ Email Addresses

When we decided to pivot, the first thing on our to-do list was to find a place from where we would acquire our new prospects and their email addresses. Obviously, the easiest way out would be hiring another company to build our prospect base for us. Unfortunately, that was not an option for a bootstrapping start-up at a very initial stage of development. We had to get our prospects email addresses on our own.

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How We Got Our First 10 Customer Interviews with Cold Email

It was another regular team meeting. Except it wasn’t regular, as we had just decided to pivot. From a widely available workout plan design service to SaaS exclusively for personal fitness trainers. And what is the first thing to do when you decide it’s time to pivot? Obviously, you need customer interviews — you need to ask people if they would be interested in your new idea.

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