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For it sets the tone of this sales coaching tip that being action. Without action your goal to increase sales will simply not happen. You cannot wish or hope for sales. You as the sales professional must take action from finding those potential prospects to qualifying them to securing their commitment to delivering the sales and to conducting the follow-up. So much in sales is dependent upon action. There is a favorite little story that I share with all of my clients including my sales coaching ones. Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed.
If you must send it to a "To Whom It May Concern " do not bother and do not waste your time. - Paragraph one: It should be a simple one line sentence that says "I understand you are looking for a program director " or "your opening for a sales representative caught my eye." It is a simple and to the point opening paragraph. - Paragraph two: Again you need no more than two sentences stating to the effect "Because of the remarkable match between your needs and my talents I have sent you my enclosed resume via overnight delivery." - Paragraph three: You should briefly state to the effect "As you can see I am skilled (or proficient) in:" and then bullet point three key skills from your resume.
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Tell your reader why they should trust your company to deliver on its promises. * Addresses a need or desire - Customers want to know how their life will be made better by giving you their business. By discussing common issues that can be affected by the purchase of your product or service you can appeal to a broad audience and leave them feeling the need to buy from you. * Instructs readers in how to react - People need to know what to do next to take advantage of the offers that you have given them. Leaving them with a specific call to action instructions on what to do next and a specific time frame within which to react will get them moving and land even more sales for your company.
You could also end the paragraph with a one line sentence stating a key experience or two that reinforces the bullet pointed skills or proficiencies. - Paragraph four: This is the money shot. This is where you ask the reader to contact you immediately. You do not need to write anything fancy just state "please contact me immediately to further discuss how we may be able to benefit each other." The letter is short it is to the point and it answers the three questions. My third advice is to proceed with confidence. Sending the cover letter overnight and directly asking for action is acting with confidence.