Motivational Sales Quotes You Need to Read Before Picking Up the Phone

It can be a little bit tough when you get on the phone, day after day, plugging away to make a sale that you just can’t quite seem to crack. If you’re having difficulty making the close and you need some motivation to get you through, take a look at the wonderfully motivational quotes below before you pick up the phone to get your head in the game. All set? Start selling!

  • “Stop selling. Start helping.” – Zig Ziglar
  • “Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.” – Norman Ralph Augustine
  • “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.” -Florence Nightengale

“If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?” -Joe Namath

  • “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” -William James
  • “Trying is winning in the moment.” –Dan Waldschmidt
  • “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” – Wayne Dyer
  • “Nothing is impossible; the word itself says ‘I’m possible!'” –Audrey Hepburn

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” -Albert Einstein

  • “There is little success where there is little laughter.” -Andrew Carnegie
  • “It is not necessary to do extraordinary things to get extraordinary results.” –Warren Buffett
  • “Confidence and enthusiasm are the greatest sales producers in any kind of economy.” – O. B. Smith“You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar
  • “Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity of more business.” – Zig Ziglar

“Every choice you make has an end result.” – Zig Ziglar

  • “A goal properly set is halfway reached.” – Abraham Lincoln
  • “The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.” – Henry Ford
  • “Most people think “selling” is the same as “talking”. But the most effective salespeople know that listening is the most important part of their job.” – Roy Bartell
  • “People don’t buy for logical reasons. They buy for emotional reasons.” – Zig Ziglar
  • “Take more chances than you dare. You’ll make more sales than you expect. That’s the formula.” – Jeffrey Gitomer
  • “Remember that failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night.” – Zig Zigla
  • “The best sales questions have your expertise wrapped into them.” – Jill Konrath

“If you aim at nothing, you will hit it everytime.” – Zig Ziglar

  • “The difference between try and triumph, is just a little “umph”!” – Marvin Phillips
  • “Leadership is doing what is right when no-one is watching.” – George Van Valkenburg

Some of these quotes, particularly the Zig Ziglar quotes, are truly excellent advice. Print out the list, keep it next to your phone and read through it before you start work for the day. Glance back over it if you have a bad call. And if you need further help with your telemarketing? Get in touch with us today and we can provide you with everything from advice to a bespoke marketing solution.


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Andy Dickens

Andy Dickens is a veteran of IT Sales, used to leading by example. He is the CEO of Virtual Sales Limited (VSL) who offer telesales, telemarketing, lead generation and appointment setting services to B2b businesses. He previously was Sales Director EMEA for Red Hat and before that ran sales at Visio before it was acquired by Microsoft.