TRAINING TUESDAY PODCAST 069 (Fast Track Recruiter Playbook, Appointments, Fear of Rejection)

THIS WEEK: Fast Track Recruiter Playbook; Brutal Contact Sport; Are You Delusional; Don’t Fear End Your Career

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Welcome to Tuesday Training Podcast…a conversation and collaboration between Army National Guard Recruiters.  This week, because of your efforts, lives will be changed, legacies will be started and generations will be impacted as you serve our citizens, by bringing the best and brightest into our organizations.  What you do matters… make a difference..


The PLAYBOOK is a multifaceted, time management tool specifically designed with you and your team’s mission in mind.  Get your team back to the basics of recruiting.  Not only is the PLAYBOOK the perfect time management tool to keep the recruiter on track for success, it also serves as a supervising tool in which monthly recruiting activities can be easily tracked and evaluated.

The PLAYBOOK allows the supervisor the opportunity to assess weak areas in the RRNCOs work plan and determine the appropriate solution, which may require on-the-spot training, future observation, refresher training, or mentoring.

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PERPETUALLY PROSPECTING: (At our core we must be Prospectors)


Prospecting, in many ways, is a brutal contact sport that shuns the nuance, art, and finesse of moving a deal through the sales pipe. To be effective, you’ve got to know what you want and ask for it. To be efficient, you’ve got to get in as many prospecting touches as possible during each prospecting block.

You’ve got to get to the point, ask for what you want, and move on to the next touch. Set an Appointment The most valuable activity in the sales process is a set appointment—no matter where you are in the pipe: initial meeting, discovery meetings, presentations, closing meetings, and so on.

“Call me maybe” and “Just stop by anytime” are not appointments. To believe that they are, and to put them on your calendar as such, is pure delusion, and, as we’ve already learned, in sales you cannot be delusional and successful at the same time.

Consider how much time is wasted driving to or calling into prospects who are not there because they never had a commitment to be there in the first place. Consider the emotional cost of believing you have firm commitments only to discover that you don’t.

Delusion gets you nowhere. So here is a simple rule: It is only an appointment when it is on your calendar and your prospect’s calendar and your prospect is expecting you to show up at a specific time, date, and place (physical or virtual).”

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How to Overcome the Fear of Rejection

In this special podcast Anthony Iannarino and I discuss where the fear of rejection comes from, why we often fear the wrong things, and techniques you can use to keep the fear of rejection from derailing your sales career.

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  1. What percentage of your appointments are bogus appointments?   How is a true appointment different than a bogus appointment?
  2. Do you have a personal planner which syncs with 79T best practices and is similar to the rest of the team?  Log into and check out The Playbook?
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Doug Siggins

MSG (r) Doug Siggins facilitates Training Tuesday Podcast to cultivate, collaborate and celebrate RRNCO success.