Need help closing a sale? There’s an app for that!

Let’s say you’re in the middle of a batch of marketing calls. You’re smiling and dialing, wheeling and dealing, spinning and grinning. You get a new prospect on the line and they like your MPC. You talk through your candidate’s skills, walk them through the fee agreement, when suddenly… you’re hit with an objection. You’re trying desperately to close the deal, but your mind is drawing a blank. What do you do?

You whip out your iPhone. There IS an app for that.

Earlier this month, Cardone Training Technologies Inc. released its CloseTheSale app on iTunes. CloseTheSale is a complete list of closing lines from Grant Cardone, international sales expert, sales trainer, sales motivational speaker and NY Times best selling Author. According to the app description, “Every situation from, “I need to think about it”, to “price”, “affordability”, “budget”, “third parties”, “terms”, “payments”, “down payment”, “difference”, “the economy”, “never make rash decisions”, and every conceivable stall you will ever hear is covered here.” Check out these screenshots from the app:

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In this day and age where nearly everything we need or want is available at the swipe of a finger, I have to think that while convenience is great, is it dumbing us down regarding basic skills? What do you think?

Amybeth Quinn began her career in sourcing working within the agency world as an Internet Researcher. Since 2002, she has worked in both agency and corporate sourcing and recruiting roles as both individual contributor and manager, and also served previously as the editor of The Fordyce Letter, and, with ERE Media. These days she's working on some super cool market intelligence and data analytics projects. You can connect with her on Twitter at @researchgoddess.