Sales are made every day. It’s interesting to see what starts a sale. Is it customer demand, brand pull, market push?
From a salesperson’s perspective, a sale starts with a lead. This lead can be inbound (the prospect is contacting the sales team) or outbound (the sales team is prospecting).The energy and amount of effort spent on getting a lead depends in part on where the lead comes from.
Figure 6-1, the Lead Energy Matrix, shows what needs to happen for an initial lead to be one that a salesperson should spend time on.
This chapter discusses inbound leads; outbound leads are discussed in the next chapter.
The sales rep who intends to control the sale needs to take control ...