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#8859817 - 04/23/13 04:43 PM Re: Cold Calling [Re: Trey E]
GoldSpoonr Offline
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Registered: 04/21/11
Posts: 2481
Loc: Anna, Texas
Sure glad I don't have to do that anymore...

Sorry buddy, that's a tough job but at least you're indoors in the summer
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#8859819 - 04/23/13 04:45 PM Re: Cold Calling [Re: Trey E]
JDavis7873® Offline
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I couldn't successfully cold call if I were giving away $100 bills. I'm not that interested in what I have to say, why would anyone else be?
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#8859845 - 04/23/13 04:53 PM Re: Cold Calling [Re: JDavis7873®]
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Originally Posted By: JDavis7873®
I couldn't successfully cold call if I were giving away $100 bills. I'm not that interested in what I have to say, why would anyone else be?

clap this is the way I feel about cold calls also.
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#8859883 - 04/23/13 05:04 PM Re: Cold Calling [Re: Trey E]
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Registered: 10/05/02
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Originally Posted By: Trey E
How many of you do it as a function of your job?

When things get slow, I pound the phones. For some reason lately, I am just not getting the message across or I am just in a funk. I have been doing it as a function of every job I have had since I was in college, so its something I am pretty comfortable with, but something needs to change.

Anybody have any cold calling success stories lately? Tips, tricks or reassurances?


Click.
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#8859896 - 04/23/13 05:08 PM Re: Cold Calling [Re: Trey E]
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Registered: 02/11/09
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I train folks how to do it.

First thing, SMILE!!! You can hear it!

Next that's equally important. Sound like you're pleased to speak to them. Be friendly. Talk to them like you're talking to a friend.

Know what you're going to say before you pick up the phone. Put together your "script" and know it backwards and forwards. Know your product. Be able to answer any question. If you don't know an answer, say you don't know and that's a very good question!

Remember your magic words. Please and thank you and may I.

Confidence matters. Be confident. Be professional. Keep control of the call by steering folks where you want them to go. Ask leading questions. Keep them engaged.

Care. I know it sounds stupid. But care about your product, and treat your customers right. If someone chooses to speak with you, that just made your day. Its your chance. Thank them and mean it.
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#8859901 - 04/23/13 05:09 PM Re: Cold Calling [Re: Trey E]
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#8859916 - 04/23/13 05:12 PM Re: Cold Calling [Re: G3Runner]
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Originally Posted By: G3runner6105
Cold calls are a beating for the salesman and the potential customer.

Go for the low hanging fruit... existing customers.


Yes they are and its amazing how many companies don't utilize their preexisting base by going over and doing "courtesy calls" with their customers.

Here's a freebie and this cost other companies quite a bit of money from me, and even though its been a year, I'm STILL getting responses from my campaign.

"Hello there! This is ____ with ___. I noticed it's been a while since anybody has heard from you and I just wanted to touch base and make sure you're still taken care of. If there's anything I can do for you, Please give me a call. My number is ____. Thank you and have a great day!"
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