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It’s amazing how often quotes aren’t followed up

By andrew on November 13, 2018

It’s amazing how often quotes aren’t followed up in B2B. They are your best chance of business, so if you are only going to call 10 people today, make sure it’s those you’ve sent quotes to. Also you want a reasonable return on the amount of time you’ve invested in preparing the proposal. That’s reasonable. Remember to use a number of methods of contact.

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8 day call cycles – telesales top tip

By andrew on November 8, 2018

Telesales tip – use 8 day call back cycles to control your repeated calls to unavailable decision-makers. This is a valuable tip to prevent you calling the same old, same old contacts too often.

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The best and worst times of the week to make sales calls

By andrew on November 5, 2018

When are the worst times of the week or day to make outbound telephone sales or telemarketing calls? Monday mornings are a waste of time, Friday afternoons don’t even bother. The first hour 9 – 10 is a bit fruitless and don’t try to get a decision-maker during school holidays. Summer holidays, July and August are also to be avoided. Most of December is a write-off to be honest. And so it goes. What does that leave? When is it best to hit the phones to reach your target prospect?

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Have a good strong call structure – it works

By andrew on October 29, 2018

Using a strong call guide or blueprint helps massively when it comes to making great outbound telesales or telemarketing calls. Here we describe how it helps and the key areas to focus on to close more deals with more people more often.

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Outbound telephone prospecting is back in fashion

By andrew on October 15, 2018

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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Make sure incentives incentivise – sounds obvious

By andrew on October 8, 2018

Running incentive schemes is a valuable part of keeping the telesales or telemarketing team focused on the organisation’s goals. However there are some common banana skins to avoid if you want your commission, bonus and or campaigns to produce the right results. Here 5 of the common pitfalls.

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How to build up the decision-making unit

By andrew on September 20, 2018

Building up your knowledge about the decision-making unit within your client accounts is important to help keep your competitors out. Otherwise you’re vulnerable if one day your key contact leaves. On a recent course we discussed some ideas to help you keep in with your customer accounts.

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Effective appointment setting for field sales

By andrew on September 2, 2018

Appointment setting for field sales teams. One day course run in-house on your premises to help those who prefer selling face to face and who need a little help setting more appointments, with more customers more often. We also run open courses on this subject where you can mix with other sales personnel facing the same challenges.

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Telesales skills course – 18th & 19th September 2018 – Leicester Northampton

By andrew on August 17, 2018

Telesales & telemarketing masterclass coming up soon on September 18th & 19th covering Leicester & Northampton. 2 day open course to help you make more effective sales calls by phone. Great telephone techniques help you win more orders, more often from more people. And it’s not difficult. We’ll teach you the tips, and tricks to help you get your customers and prospects onside.

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