Outbound telephone prospecting is back in fashion. It allows you to find out more about what your customers want and really think. It is also entirely numeric. So you can count all of it, and look for changes over time. Working backwards you can see what input you need to generate what output.
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Call guides and scripts. Constructed and used professionally, they can be a powerful tool to help you dig up more opportunities on the phone. But used badly, they give us all a bad name. Here, we set out some of the main factors to consider when preparing yourself for effective outbound calls.
The power of vocal tone and energy can’t be underestimated. It is one of the liveliest modules on our training courses for both customer service and telesales / telemarketing. Demonstrating how NOT to deliver lines and then characterising them as vocal ‘colours’ is one of the enduring parts of the course according to the delegates. Ensure your vocal tone and energy is giving the correct impression to your customers.
If you’re part of a franchise business and want to help your telesales or telemarketing team achieve better results, talk to us. We provide a range of core courses with tailored additional training and tips sessions.
Having an independent team audit carried out on your telemarketing or telesales team can give big benefits. You will learn things that perhaps you didn’t know or it may confirm your feelings. Book an independent team audit on your team and look for ways to improve results.
A team audit is a rapid but powerful 2 hour exercise carried out with 4 members of your phone team. In just 2 hours you will get an independent view on your team, how they carry out their job role and how they can help you improve performance.
Christmas and new year is a great time to take stock and review your business, your product lines, your customer mix etc. Most of the country goes quiet, so you can take time out to think, without being worried that the rest of the economy and your competitors in particular are stealing a march on you.
Customer Service training provided for UK based, French speaking customer service teams around the UK. Everyone is a human being wherever they’re based. So the highly interactive course works for anyone in a customer facing role whatever language they’re working in.
There are no prizes for second they say. However in selling there often are. Keep in touch and be helpful and friendly and one day your chance will come. Their favoured supplier will let them down at some point. Or even more key their sales contact leaves. The relationship starts again and you have your opportunity. Make the most of it.
Tips on rapport building. This is a bit like tips on being a nice person. However building trust and integrity with your contacts is vital to build long-term sales relationships with them. And there are no easy solutions either.