Cold Calling Tips for Medical Sales

Love it or hate it, cold calling is often a necessary evil if you work in medical sales, and if you’re going to do it, you may as well get good at it.  If you’re willing to spend about eight minutes of your time, I’ll share with you some effective cold-calling tips that will make a difference in your  medical sales results.

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If you’re in medical sales, what is your brand?

The word “branding” has become cliche, in fact, some medical sales professionals like to drop the term on their customers from time to time.  What is your brand?  It is not the logo on your business card, or the tag line in your brochure, or how much experience you had working in medicine in your previous career.  No, it’s something much more important than that.  Listen as Mace Horoff talks about your brand as a medical sales professional so you can communicate your brand if its a good one, or change it if it’s not.

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“Maybe’s” Don’t Help Anyone in Healthcare Sales

You’re in medical sales, pharmaceutical sales, biotechnology sales, durable medical equipment sales or other healthcare related sales and selling to healthcare professionals who can be somehwhat  intimidating, so when you walk out of a sales call with a “maybe” instead of a “no,” you feel pretty good about it.  But “maybe’s” won’t pay the mortgage, won’t help you hit quota, and don’t help the healthcare provider or the patient, so how should you handle “The Maybe?” In this  Medical Sales Guru Podcast, medical sales speaker, trainer, author and consultant Mace Horoff discusses the only sensible way to deal with “the maybe” so you know where you stand with your clinical customers after a sales call.

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Rejection – How do you handle it with your healthcare customers?

Everyone knows that if you’re in sales, handling rejection is a part of the job.  Some medical sales professionals have no problem dealing with rejection while others struggle and allow it to hold them back.  In this Medical Sales Guru Podcast, Mace Horoff looks at some of the ways to look at rejection and deal with it so it never interferes with your success.

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In Medical Sales, You Can Plan Like a Pilot, or Make it Up as You Go

Would you get on an airplane if the pilot did not have an absolute plan as to how he was going to get you to your destination?  Medical sales professionals, pharmaceutical sales executives, and others who sell in the life sciences industry too often “take-off” with just an idea as to where they want to go, and then try to figure out how to get there once they are already airborne.  In this edition of the medical sales guru podcast, Mace Horoff talks about why this is a bad approach and how you should plan your “trip” before you ever get in front of a clinical customer.

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If You’re in Medical Sales, Always Have an Alternate Plan

What do you do when you’re selling to a customer or servicing a customer and things don’t go as planned?  Do you just make it up as you go?  How would you feel if you were getting on an airplane with a pilot who took the same approach…”well, if something goes wrong, we’ll just figure it out…”  In this edition of the Medical Sales Guru Podcast, Mace Horoff discusses the essential requirement of being prepared for the what-ifs.

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How To Love Your Competition in Medical Sales

How do you feel about your competition?  Love them or hate them, few things can drive you towards success in medical sales like your competition.  In fact, you should give thanks for your competitors every day of your career.  Does this sound crazy?  Listen to this weeks Medical Sales Guru Podcast and you will learn to love your competition.

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Stop Showing Off – Let Your Customers Be The Experts

Sure, you need to be knowledgeable about your products and your industry, and you think your customers will be impressed when you show them how much you know!  Not so fast…While you may wow some of the medical professionals you call on with your photographic recall of clinical data that you just gleaned from your company’s recent training or updates, others will find you annoying and may decide not to do business with you.  In this edition of the Medical Sales Guru Podcast, Medical Sales speaker Mace Horoff relates an incident where he asked a surgeon a technical question and it created an adversarial situation.  If you haven’t been selling in medicine for a long period of time, this is some advice you don’t want to miss!

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The Most Overlooked Medical Sales Skill – Time Management

Medical sales time management is one skill that can make or break your career.  You see, it doesn’t matter how skilled you are in other areas of medical sales — if you can’t create the time to perform the most critical task — SELLING — you lose!  Medical sales is fraught with more challenges to derail your day than most industries.  In this Podcast, Mace discusses the common medical sales time management challenges, and what the medical sales professional must focus on to maximize sales and commission income.

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Dealing with Medical Sales Pricing Issues

Dealing with pricing issues is one of the least welcome tasks for most medical sales professionals — and too many sales reps try to put it to rest by just bending over and offering the customer the lowest possible price!  While this is impossible to cover in any depth in only ten minutes, Mace Horoff discusses some ideas on how to be prepared to deal with the pricing issues that medical sales professionals must deal with on a daily basis.  Don’t ever think you’re prepared for a sales presentation unless you already have a strategy in mind on how to address pricing issues so that your product or service seems the better choice regardless of price.

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