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The best way to have a great discovery call is by mentally preparing for the call beforehand. But what’s the best way to do this? In today’s episode of The Sales Evangelist, Donald is joined by sales and mindset coach Isaac Ho to discuss his strategies and tricks to prepare for a successful discovery call

Mental preparation can be the difference between an okay and a great call. 

  • People often make decisions that fuel a latent belief they’re not even aware they have.
  • Sales is just a transfer of energy. If you’re unprepared for a call or meeting, you transfer the wrong energy to the prospect or client.
  • If you’ve done no research or prep about a company before a meeting, you must spend time and energy learning about the org rather than come to the meeting with thoughts to the table.
  • When you enter a meeting, be curious. While a prospect will give you an understanding of their problem, they could be missing something that completely changes the situation.

How does Isaac mentally prepare for a discovery call?

  • Be clear about what’s going on inside of yourself. What is your intention with the call? It’s not just to sell something, it’s to be curious and learn what the client needs.
  • Don’t talk to people to just match them to a particular solution; that ignores the prospect’s thoughts about the situation.
  • People buy from a salesperson when they understand their problems better than anyone else. 

How to come mentally prepared to your next discovery call:

  • Especially if you sell your own product or service, leave your baggage at the door. Don’t take responses personally. You’ll start responding to rejections as them argue directly with you.
  • Accept that you can’t do everything right, and some people still won’t move. So stop making someone’s decision about you. 
  • Understand the difference between a shadow (when you suppress something about yourself and then project that into the call) and a trigger (when you overreact to a problem not yet dealt with.)

To get in touch with Isaac, visit his website, isaachocoaching.com, or connect with him on LinkedIn.

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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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