How Can You Consistently Close Sales With ‘9 Out Of 10’ People You Meet?

While most agents and advisors seem to think that closing sales with ‘9 Out Of 10’ people you see is impossible… if you know the ‘insider secrets’ it’s actually very easy!  During my 7 years as a personal producer I was able to consistently close ‘9 Out of 10’ people I met with.  That is one of the reasons my son Jeremy and I are being called the ‘9 Out Of 10 Guys’. (My Media Consultant, the legendary Forrest Wallace Cato came up with that phase when we first started the Insurance Pro Shop in 2000)  And, ‘No’, I wasn’t a pushy salesperson. I didn’t use any of the 101 closing techniques. My lapse rate was below 5%.  And, I didn’t replace other insurance policies in the home.

By the way, if you talk to most of the leading producers in our industry you’ll find that they are closing ‘9 out of 10’ people they meet with.  It’s because they know and practice these 3 ‘insider secrets’ I’m about to reveal to you. So, what I did wasn’t really anything special.

However, the fact that my sons and I have been able to help ‘9 Out Of 10’ agents and advisors to become significantly better at identifying, attracting and setting appointments with their ‘IDEAL’ prospects, and those agents and advisors are now closing a much higher percentage of their sales calls, is what makes our training unique and very special.   Read More

Prospecting… There has to be a better, much easier and more cost-effective approach…

Most agents in this industry are going about lead generation the wrong way!  They think prospecting is talking to anyone and everyone, knowing the more people they talk to the more they will sell.  This is true.  However there is a much easier way!  The approach we take (in all of our systems and training) is making sure that agents spend their time attracting, contacting and meeting with the right people!  Instead of playing the numbers game, we want the agent to focus on identifying the prospects that they have the best chance of selling. Our strategy is based on 5-4-3! If you talk to five (5) of the ‘Right Prospects’, you’ll set four (4) appointments and close three (3) sales.

The logic is that if you focus on finding and contacting the ‘right prospects’ it’s much easier to set appointments, close sales and make larger sales.  Plus, when you are working with the right prospects… you’ll have fewer cancelled appointments, fewer not-taken policies, fewer declined applications, fewer lapsed policies, etc.

Do you want to sell life insurance the easy way? Do you want to spend less money, generating leads? Do you want to earn $100,000 or more per year, without working 50, 60 or more hour per week?

Then Quit prospecting in the hardest way possible and ask the following questions…

  • Who Are Your Ideal Prospects Life Insurance?
  • Where Do You Find Them?
  • What are the most cost effective ways to get them to contact you?
  • What do you say to get the appointment?
  • How do you get them emotionally involved in the sales process?
  • Where do you find the money?
  • How do I sell cash-value life insurance instead of cheap term?

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Are You Making This Critical Mistake When You’re With Your Prospects?

Are you guilty of this critical mistake when it comes to closing sales? Are you talking too much, trying to be ‘interesting’, instead of being ‘interested?’

People think closing sales is all about fancy presentations, impressing people, and utilizing ‘closing techniques’, it’s not! Most of the agents I talk to are trying to impress their prospects with what they know, what they’ve accomplished, the great companies they represent and the competitive products they offer. However, as the TOP Sales Professionals know, closing sales (especially higher value ones) is all about you being interested, and not about being interesting.

Being Interested Closes More Sales
During your sales calls, are you asking probing questions? Are you interested in and really listening to what your prospect is saying? Or, are you thinking about what you’ll say next while the prospect is talking to you?

If you ask enough probing questions and really listen to what your prospect says, you’ll discover what it is they really want and they will tell you exactly what you must do to close them. Most agents tend to do all the talking and never listen long enough or carefully enough to find out what the prospect truly wants. Consequently they miss the real sale. Read More

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Life Insurance Leads… Cut Your Cost By 66%!

What if you could cut your life insurance leads cost by 66% or more and… Be getting a lot more of the people in your local community to know you and call you for help with their insurance and finances?

Would you like to get your clients, family, and friends to buy more, and buy more often from you?

How much easier would your career be if you could get all your clients, family and friends to refer people to you?

Most agents and advisors are overlooking one of the best, easiest and most ‘cost-effective’ way of generating consistent high-quality life insurance leads from the people in their community… and more sales!

Are you using one or more of these traditional, expensive methods of generating life insurance leads and sales? Read More

7 Outdated Sales Closing Techniques That Are Flat Out Terrible!

Written by Leslie Ye

In Glengarry Glen RossAlec Baldwin plays Blake, a belligerent trainer sent to shake up a tired, underperforming sales team.

Blake storms into a room of unsuspecting reps and starts screaming about prospects. “Only one thing counts in this life — get them to sign on the line which is dotted!” Fortunately for Blake, his character claims to have earned $970,000 in a year. Unfortunately, he’s dead wrong about what ultimately counts in sales. Even in the age of Glengarry Glen Ross, when “Always Be Closing” was the mantra echoing in sales reps’ heads, he was wrong.

The old sales playbook — dragging prospects through a sales process and strong-arming them into a purchase — only worked because there was no better way for buyers to buy.

Today, things have changed. Buyers have access to more information and more options than ever, and salespeople who still operate under the ‘Always Be Closing’ model will find that ironically, more doors than ever are closing on them.

Many sales tactics have changed with the times. But closing is an area where reps still struggle.

It’s easy to see why. The idea that prospects need to be “closed” is, in and of itself, a dated concept. Today, salespeople educate prospects so they can decide on their own whether they’ll buy or not.

“Closing” shouldn’t be something that gets done to prospects. Instead, it should be a mutually agreed-upon outcome that’s a natural byproduct of a helpful, educational sales process.

Traditional closing tactics are left over from an old era of sales. These techniques are particularly cringe-worthy — avoid them at all costs.

1) The Assumptive Close
As its name suggests, the assumptive close operates under the assumption that a prospect is going to buy, even when they haven’t explicitly said so. Reps will ask prospects things like, “So what day should we get started?” in the hopes their buyers will get in the mindset of purchasing the product. Read More

How To Double & Triple Your Life Insurance Sales In The Next 90 Days… “GUARANTEED???”

My family and I wish we could absolutely guarantee that if you invest in one of our specialized systems you will double and triple your life insurance in the next 90 days. But, that depends entirely upon your ability, desire, dedication, effort and motivation to work and use the advanced life insurance marketing, prospecting and sales ideas, strategies, tips, tools and training in those programs.

However, we can ‘GUARANTEE’ that when you invest in one of our systems you will receive all of the personal training, coaching and support you need to make those systems work. The rest is entirely up to you. 

Now consider, is there any other insurance sales training organization that is recommended and endorsed by over 40  industry legends, leaders and experts?

Can you find any other insurance sales training organization that has hundreds of written and video testimonials from satisfied clients?

You can have everything you want in your life and career, but you have to decide what you want… and then take action!

Here is a testimonial we received a few months ago from one of our ‘Raving Fans!’

“your programs are the best material for new agents,
as well as veteran producers like me.”

Dear Jeremy, Read More

What’s Keeping You From Obtaining The Success You Want And Deserve?

Are you as successful as you would like to be?

Have you ever wondered; “What’s keeping me from being more successful?”

Are you subconsciously holding yourself back?

Are you afraid of failure? Or, believe that you don’t deserve success in your life?

Are you afraid of making bad decisions and feeling foolish? Or, wasting your time and money?

The truth is that most people subconsciously, don’t really believe they are capable of being successful? And, it’s this limiting belief that is holding most people back.

If you want to be truly successful in your career and your life, then, first of all, you have to learn to believe in yourself. If you do not believe that you can be successful, then who will?

“If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won’t, you most assuredly won’t. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.” Dennis Waitley

To be a success in your career, as in your life, requires that you take some risks, make mistakes and have some failures along the way. It’s about learning from those mistakes and failures that enables you to find a better way to gain the success you ultimately want.

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” Elbert Hubbard

Unfortunately, many of us have been conditioned early in our life to believe, in one way or another, that we can’t succeed, that we are losers. Or, we believe that by taking risks such as “getting one’s hopes up” we will ultimately end up disappointed. We have internalized this negative feedback and feel that we don’t deserve success.

One of the main fears of success is that success will change us in such a way that we will jeopardize the close relationships we have with our family and friends. Because, in order to move forward in our life, we must change the ways we do things. When we change, won’t the relationships around us be forced to change? Maybe some of our friends will cheer us on, but won’t others be jealous and berate us for moving forward? We fear success because we are afraid that being strong enough to create the life we want will render us unlikable. Maybe we fear that success will bring on attacks from our competition, or we will be bombarded by people wanting money or other things from us.

It may sound strange that the fear of succeeding could be as much of an issue, or do so much damage. However, it is an issue and it does damage our opportunity to succeed. Yet, most of the people who suffer from a fear of success are usually not even aware of their problem.

Are you one of them?

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Marianne Williamson

Are you afraid of success?

  • Do you believe that people who look out for themselves first are selfish?
  • Do you feel that the sure-fire way to end up disappointed is to want something too much?
  • When you make a decision, do you fail to follow through on that decision?
  • Do you feel guilty about being happy, if a friend tells you that they are depressed?
  • Do you avoid telling others about your good luck, so they won’t feel envious?
  • Do you have trouble saying no to people?
  • When someone you know well succeeds at something, do you feel that you’ve lost out?
  • Before starting a project, do you suddenly find a whole bunch of other things to do first?
  • Do you have trouble concentrating on something for a long period of time?
  • When you have to ask others for their help, do you feel that you’re bothering them?
  • Do you compromise in situations, just to avoid conflict?
  • Do you feel self-conscious when someone you respect compliments you?
  • When you are involved in a competitive activity (sports, a game, work), are you so concerned with how well you’re doing that you don’t enjoy the activity as much as you should?
  • Instead of wanting to celebrate, do you feel let down after completing an important project?
  • Do you often feel that you don’t measure up to the standards that you’ve set for yourself?
  • When things seem to be going extremely well, do you feel like something will happen to ruin it for you?

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” Dale Carnegie

How can you overcome the fear of success?

Decide Whom You Want To Be!

Fear often has to do with worrying about uncertainty, feeling out of control, and wondering what your life’s purpose is.

When you realize you are part of a bigger picture, it’s easier to ascertain that you both deserve and need to be successful and happy.

If you want to succeed, then you do the right things. You help the people around you. You make being a good person a priority. You know that this isn’t just about you. It’s also about the bigger picture that you’re part of… Making a Positive Difference In People’s Lives! Helping families to spend, save, invest, insure and plan wisely for the future, to achieve financial independence! These thoughts will give you the courage to try something new and believe that your life is successful because of the doing, not the outcome.

Every day visualize clearly about the person you want to be. Make this visualization vivid and precise. How does this person talk? How does this person dress? How does this person solve problems? How does it feel to be this person? Ask yourself these questions, as you visualize your ideal self.

“Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal. If a person is working toward a predetermined goal and knows where to go, then that person is  successful. If a person does not know which direction they want to go in life, then that person is a failure.” Earl Nightingale

Maintain A Positive Attitude

Instead of living your life on autopilot, letting negative thoughts come into your mind, consciously feed your mind positive thoughts.

Do not think of all the reasons why you cannot be successful. Instead, think of all the reasons why you can achieve success.

Stay away from negative people and you will dramatically decrease the amount of negativity in your life.

Give thanks for what you already have. Show appreciation to everyone around you. Write down all the positive events in your life. Read inspirational books; listen to uplifting music, or call an upbeat person and you’ll soon find your negative attitude will start melting away.

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” Thomas Jefferson

Create Your Success Library

Sometimes when we lose trust in ourselves, we just need a little bit of inspiration to push us in the right direction. There are plenty of ways to find inspiration, but we forget about them when we need them the most.

Create a library of quotes, save articles and success stories that have inspired you, create a library of inspiring movies, videos, and motivational speakers. Or, create an album of your fun and happy memories. Turn to this library whenever you have any self-doubts.

“To have more than you’ve got, become more than you are.” Jim Rohn

Take The Time To Learn

People are always afraid of what they don’t know. If you have a fear of something, you just have to educate yourself about it. It is like walking into a dark room. At first you feel scared and don’t know what to expect, but once you turn the light on everything gets clear and simple.

“All of the top achievers I know are life-long learners. Looking for new skills, insights, and ideas. If they’re not learning, they’re not growing… not moving toward excellence.”  Denis Waitley

Live Your Life In Balance

No matter how important success might seem to you, it is still important to follow it with balance, otherwise, your journey towards success will turn into an obsession that will ruin everything that you truly love in life.

Unfortunately, most of us get so caught up in responsibilities and goals that we forget to enjoy our lives.

You must make time for yourself. It can be just 20 minutes a day, but this time must belong to you. If you give yourself the luxury of free time, then you will notice that the rest of your responsibilities will get easier.

Success is not a destination. It’s a journey. It’s important that we take each step feeling grounded and balanced. Spend time with your loved ones, enjoy your hobby or follow your passion, take care of your health and grow spiritually. This is the true meaning of success.

You will become a better parent. You will be able to come up with creative ideas at work. You will be able to take better care of your health. You will reduce your stress and experience the joy of living.

You can be successful. It is your right and purpose in life to be successful in whatever you are doing. If you believe, then nothing will ever stop you from achieving the success you want and deserve.

“Success is not the result of making money; making money is the result of success and success is in direct proportion to our service.” Earl Nightingale

PUSH FORWARD! Take step one and download our free report now! How To Close ‘9 Out Of 10’™ Sales By Asking The ‘Right’ Questions! and learn a skill to make this business really fun and easy!

Jeremy Nason, RFC is the co-founder of the Insurance Pro Shop™ -“The first affordable, full-service insurance marketing and sales resource center for today’s Financial Pro, and Found Money Management™a system dedicated to helping Middle-Income Families to ‘Live Debt Free and Truly Wealthy!’ For more articles visit his blog!

No & Low Cost… Lead Generation Ideas

QUESTION: I could use some help in other marketing areas. I use the phone a lot. I’m on a very limited budget right now and am very frustrated. I love my work, but I’m not doing what I need to do, to be successful. Can you help me?

ANSWER: There are a lot of ‘NO COST’ or very low cost things you can do to help you find more prospects.

You can:

  1. Call all your existing clients and ask for referrals…

  2. Offer your clients a free educational workshop. Have them bring a friend… (Topics – “Living Debt Free And Truly Wealthy, wtax law up dates, Medicare & Medicaid up dates, etc.)

  3. Call people using the survey approach…

  4. Use some of the articles from our client newsletters (rewrite them a little) to get yourself published in your local newspaper, associations etc. Include a byline with all your contact information…

  5. Set up a Joint Venture with a P&C agency, attorney, accountant, doctor, chiropractor, dentist, optician, beautician, auto dealers, etc….

  6. Call the prospects you didn’t sell, and do a survey…

  7. Put up a flyer offering a free report, or workshop – in grocery stores, car washes, and oil change places. Or, put it on cars in parking lots, etc.…

  8. Put a free report in a nice, ‘clear front’ binder, with all your contact information, into waiting rooms…

  9. Make a list of everyone you do business with… Ask for their help… Have them hand out a flyer to their clients offering a free report or workshop…

  10. Offer a information workshop for churches, women’s groups, senior groups and other associations… Starting with your local Church or Synagogue…

  11. Make a list of every person you, your parents, friends and relatives know, and then offer them a free educational workshop or free report…

  12. Offer a free workshop to your local library…

  13. Offer an adult education class at a high school or college… (They might even pay you.)

  14. Offer to be a guest on a local radio, or TV Show…

These are just a few ideas… What else can you think of? Be creative…

All of the above no & low cost leads generation ideas and much more are what we have in our specialized marketing and sales systems.

Most agents are making lead generation too complicated and spending much more time and money than they need to on leads and lead generation.

Yours In Success,
Jeremy Nason and Alex Villa
‘The 9 Out Of 10 Guys’

Are You Over Thinking The Solution To Your Problem?

Overthinking is a cruel trick that you can play on yourself. It tricks you into believing that you are on your way to solving your problems. It keeps you protected against the perceived dangers out there like, failure, rejection, and embarrassment by keeping your actions to a minimum. It feeds your ego and tells you that you know more than others, that you are a clever person that has things figured out.

The problem is that ‘over thinking’ clouds your judgment because you tend to focus too much on the negatives. And, when you focus on all the negative things that might happen, it’s easy to become paralyzed.

Stop thinking about what can go wrong… Instead, think about what can go right!

Decide what you want, and then… Just Do It!

The biggest mistake you can make is doing nothing!

“The Best Way To Avoid Work Is To Think About It!”

Just Do it! Download our free report now! How To Close ‘9 Out Of 10’™ Sales By Asking The ‘Right’ Questions! and learn a skill to make this business really fun and easy!

Jeremy Nason, RFC is the co-founder of the Insurance Pro Shop™ -“The first affordable, full-service insurance marketing and sales resource center for today’s Financial Pro, and Found Money Management™a system dedicated to helping Middle-Income Families to ‘Live Debt Free and Truly Wealthy!’ For more articles visit his blog!

Think About This…

If this business were really about having the best products and sales ideas, like people are telling you, then why are 90% of the new advisors failing and why is the average income for advisors only $30,000-$50,000?

The truth is the vast majority of insurance companies, IMOs, and agencies are not going to spend a lot of their time and money training and coaching you on insurance marketing and sales! Their main focus is on recruiting agents and product training. It’s not their job to make you a superstar salesperson. Their job is to provide you with the products and teach you how they work.

The ‘Good News’ is that you can get started in insurance sales without having the fundamental insurance marketing and sales knowledge and skills you need to be successful long-term.

The ‘Bad News’ is that if you don’t take the time to gain the fundamental knowledge and skills you need, the chances of you surviving more than a year or so is only 1-10. And the chances of you making more than a mediocre income are 1-100.

We created the Insurance Marketing and Sales Resource Center™ in 2000 because there wasn’t one place you could go to get ALL of the core insurance marketing and sales knowledge and skills you need to be successful short-term and more importantly… long-term!

“I have added two clients in the past two weeks with over $25k in annual life premium + $100k-200k rollover funds.”

Just by getting down to the fundamentals, I have added two clients in the past two weeks with over $25k in annual life premium + $100k-200k rollover funds. This is not even discussing the other appointments I have set in the next two weeks. I have been recommending you to other agents I know who are having similar issues. Thanks Lew and Jeremy! You guys are great!

Mike Spence, President of Wealth Building Methods, LLC – MN