In this episode, we speak with Jake Dunlap, CEO of Skaled about the critical skill of Getting the Appointment.

Jake provides some expert advice on how to bypass the gatekeeper, engage an EA to schedule time in a prospects calendar, and what to do once the prospect is on the phone.

We also discuss the role of scripts and structuring a tailored VBR for each call, the importance of verbal tone and pace; and ultimately why mastering the cold call requires you to suck first.

About Jake

Jake Dunlap consistently designs repeatable, sustainable sales models and processes that outperform industry standards. As the Founder + CEO of Skaled, Jake helps executives around the world accelerate business growth with data-backed sales solutions. Before building Skaled, he held the roles of VP of Sales at Nowait (acquired by Yelp), Head of Sales + Customer Success at Chartbeat, and VP of Sales at Glassdoor (acquired by Recruit Holdings for $1.2 billion dollars in 2018).

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About Skaled –
Skaled is a specialist Sales Consultancy that helps companies operationalize key aspects of their Sales organization. Along with a list of enterprise clients Skaled has amassed in a few short years (The New York Jets, LinkedIn, Insightly, ADP, and Microsoft), the majority of our clients are Startups and Mid-Level businesses looking for accelerated growth with a scalable and sustainable path forward. We bring strategic and tactical talent to every engagement, driven by results and 100+ hours of leadership experience.

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