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Christian DiRomualdo

When Will You Schedule Your First Meeting?

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Co-Authored by Melanie Tummino & Christian DiRomualdo Fresh out of onboarding and training, jumping on the phones can be a daunting, yet exciting time for a new BDR or SDR. If you’ve done your job well as a sales manager or trainer, you’ll likely see your reps scheduling meetings fresh out of training, right? Well, I hate to break it to you all, but cold…
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Unblocking Your Cold Calling Potential

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Back in May 2015, I was brand new to sales and experiencing my first week in the business world. I had just transitioned into sales from a food service role at a grocery store that I had held through college and, as you could imagine, things were certainly different. On the second day of training our CEO, Greg, who ran the training at the time,…
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Do Your Homework

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As someone with ‘manager’ in my title, I get a good amount of prospecting emails from various software platforms and professional services. Since I’m on training side of the house, I can’t help but critique certain emails I get; I almost always respond with little recommendations and tidbits to help improve their outreach and wish them luck hitting their goals, even if I’m not interested.…
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Objection Handling 101: Embrace, Inform, & Question

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Objections. Every sales person gets them whether they’re expecting them are not. There are knee jerk reactions that no matter what industry you’re selling into you’ll hear: “I don’t have time” “Send me an email” “I’m not interested” “We don’t have budget” “I don’t take sales calls” “I’m not involved with that” And of course: “We have a solution for that” If you’re following the…
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Um, How to Like, Clean up Your Speech

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In my last post, I talked a lot about how your delivery is a huge difference maker when talking to a prospect. As sales people, one of the most important aspects of our delivery is clean speech. Clean speech is free of filler words such as “um”, “ah”, “like”, “you know”, “right”, and a few others. Take a minute to think back through your professional…
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Warm up Your Cold Calls

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“Hi John, this is Chris from a company you’ve never heard of! I’m going to proceed to list about 8 different things that our company does that may or may not have anything to do with you!” If you’ve been in the business world long enough, I’m sure you’ve received a call or email almost identical to this. The life of a BDR can be…
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