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Amanda Holmes on The Sales Evangelist Podcast

New reps and veteran sellers alike are looking for the missing piece in their sales game – look no further. In this electrifying interview, your host Donald Kelly speaks with Amanda Holmes, CEO of Chet Holmes International, about how her finger-on-the-pulse approach connects with the foundational elements of her father’s work (The Ultimate Sales Machine) to bring us into the future of selling.

What is a Dream 100?

  • There is always a smaller number of better buyers than there are buyers. Selling to your better buyers is smarter and cheaper than selling to anyone else.
  • When he was a seller, Chet Holmes spent his energy focusing on his ideal clients rather than selling to 20,000 prospects.
  • “In your face, in your space, in your place.” Chet Holmes used a lot of marketing tactics WITHOUT spamming. Aim to be interested instead of interesting!

Identify YOUR Dream 100

  • Start by going through your contacts and identifying the people who could be in your Dream 100 – without social media.
  • Don’t get overwhelmed – start with a Dream 5 or Dream 10! Place your focus there, and build on it.

3 Dream 100 DON’Ts

  • It doesn’t need to be “100”. The most important thing to do is find your better buyers – the customers who are really right for you.
  • It doesn’t need to be people outside of your sphere. After looking through your contacts, check your social media, your CRM (customer relationship management), and other places in your SOI (sphere of influence).
  • Bigger isn’t always better. Even if big accounts bring in a lot of money, they may not be profitable, and they may not need you. You may not like working with them, which makes them NOT a dream client!

Resources

http://ultimatesalesmachine.com (Chapter 4 of the book is free!)

Reach out to Amanda directly @amanditaholmes on Instagram

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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.

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