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Today on The Sales Evangelist, Donald gives three tips to consider before your first BDR role. Success doesn’t happen overnight, but using Donald’s tips will pave the path to your success as you begin your sales career.


Don’t take it personally.

  • There will be times people hang up on you are simply not interested – it happens to everyone. But don’t let that unmotivate you!
  • There will also be times putting yourself out there, and engaging with the prospect will be what makes the sale.
  • Even if a prospect isn’t interested, recognize they’re rejecting the offer and not the salesperson.


Follow up more than you think you should.

  • 80% of sales require five follow-up calls after the meeting, yet 44% of salespeople give up after one follow-up. Why is that?
  • Salespeople are often afraid of how they’re presenting themselves if they contact a prospect multiple times in a row. Even worse, the salesperson might have their feelings hurt after a nonresponse. 
  • Avoiding these mentalities is key to developing sales. From the wise words of Donald Kelly, “follow-up, follow-up, follow-up.”


It’s important to develop a process.

  • Have you ever run across another salesperson who just seems like they have everything together? You only see half the picture.
  • You only see the results of their effort. You don’t see the reading, practice, and organizational work that developed their sales process.
  • As a new seller, you will not have developed a refined process that works for you; that simply happens with experience and exposure.
  • Malcolm Gladwell’s book “Outliers,” says you need 10,000 hours of work to be good at something.


Here’s a bonus secret:

  • If you want to succeed as a BDR, talk with someone in that role who has developed their process.
  • Take the time and ask them what they would do if they were in your shoes. 
  • They’ll probably say to listen to The Sales Evangelist, but they’ll also give helpful advice that can help launch you from point A to point B.


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About the Author The Sales Evangelist

Donald is the host of the popular sales podcast,"The Sales Evangelist". He is the founder of The Sales Evangelist Consulting Firm where he helps small companies develop killer sales process to scale their business and increase growth.

Donald is also an award-winning speaker, sales trainer, and coach. He's a big fan of traveling, South Florida staycations and high-quality family time. Donald has a belief that “anyone” can sell if they have the desire and receives the proper training.

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