Blogs for the 'Insurance Sales Closing Techniques' Category

Using Life Insurance to Save for College?

November 10th, 2017

The Policy Used Can Make a Difference

With the cost of a college education raising rapidly, parents and other loved ones who want to help out with a child’s future college expenses are seeking options. One of those possibilities is using life insurance.

But, while this financial vehicle can provide numerous college savings-related advantages, not all life insurance plans are created equal. So, it is important to ensure that clients who opt to use life insurance for college education costs are going with the proper option for their needs.

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Are You Giving Clients Enough Ammo to Close Themselves?

May 5th, 2016

“What others say about you, your service, or the products you sell is as much as a thousand times more powerful than anything you can say yourself.” ~Dan Kennedy

This statement isn’t just true. It’s a veritable mantra in our business.

It is the reason most Advisors close 9 out of 10 of the referred leads they get.

Compare that with the 5-of-10 close rate (at best) of leads generated at workshops.

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5 Ways To Become A Better Listener… And Increase Sales

August 19th, 2013

How good of a listener are you?

I’m talking about really listening – listening with your complete attention, listening with your eyes, listening with your body language.

Listening is not waiting for your turn to talk. And of course, listening is not interrupting a prospect in mid sentence.

Here’s a visualization that’ll help illustrate good listening in practice.

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The Line Between Being “Salesy” and Being Real

July 18th, 2013

For some business owners, the art of selling is exactly that: pure and authentic art.

It comes natural to them and they do it without effort – much like Jimmy Page (lead guitarist for Led Zepplin) deciding on whim to play a spellbinding guitar solo.

For some, it’s a forced effort that comes across as robotic or canned. You know it. Prospects know it.

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How To Get Out Of A Sales Slump

May 31st, 2013

I don’t care how good you are at selling. You will have cold streaks from time to time. We all do.

That’s why it pays to have a strategy for dealing with it.

Here are a few things you can do to get out of a sales slump…

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You Have Two Ears and One Mouth For A Reason

May 3rd, 2013

“It takes a great man to be a good listener”
~ Calvin Coolidge former President

I was out on a business trip in Cleveland last week and I saw this quote hanging up in the office of a sales rep.

It read, “You have two ears and one mouth for a reason.”

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The ONE Thing More Important Than Asking The Right Questions…

April 22nd, 2013

A good friend and associate sent me this advice the other day and I thought you’d be interested.

It’s from Grant Cardone, sales expert and author (emphasis within quote is mine):

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How To Get Prospects to Say “Yes”… A Lot More Often

April 12th, 2013

Dr. Robert Cialdini is considered one of the top persuasion experts on the planet.

And in a recent audio clip, Dr. Cialdini reveals how you can get your clients and prospects to say “yes – I want to get started” to whatever product you’re selling a lot more frequently.

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Five Ways Life Insurance Can Aid You and Your Client’s Retirement Funding

March 15th, 2013

Too often, insurance agents fall back into the comfortable clichés of life insurance.

They put too much of a focus on the “just in case” selling points of life insurance. Even if you and your prospects live in a natural disaster area, by now most people know what looms ahead of them.

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3 Characteristics of Highly Persuasive People

December 5th, 2012

Sometimes a product is so damn good it sells itself.

But sometimes isn’t all the time. And probably more than sometimes, you feel stuck selling what may be a good product, but one that doesn’t scream “I’m awesome and you know it!”

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