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Why I use 8 day call cycles in telesales

By andrew on November 5, 2019

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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Incentives must incentivise – sounds obvious

By andrew on October 10, 2019

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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5 tips to get your commission scheme right

By andrew on August 20, 2019

Commission schemes need to be well constructed to ensure they work for your organisation. They must be there to motivate. They mustn’t simply pay more for the same. Does your telesales or telemarketing scheme pass muster? A good, clear commission scheme will help you achieve better results. A bad one is worse than doing nothing at all.

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How about a ‘live’ audit on your customer service or telesales team?

By andrew on August 12, 2019

How about a simple 2 hour audit on your telephone team? Non-invasive, so no time off the phone and we’ll give you a view on how your team interacts with customers on the phone. For both outbound telesales or telemarketing or alternatively for inbound customer service teams. It is also great to run it pre-training to help maximise the benefit of the classroom time.

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Coaching – some new tools

By andrew on July 26, 2019

New enhanced coaching for telephone based teams from To Market. Customer Service, Internal Sales, Telesales. Invest in some objective measuring of call quality. Can be carried out using a blend of onsite and offsite coaching.

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Selling is all about activity

By andrew on July 16, 2019

Selling is about activity. When running or helping companies manage their telesales or telemarketing teams more effectively, we have a simple 4 part KPI. Activity tells you a lot and is the key ingredient to creating more sales opportunities.

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Outbound telemarketing is back in fashion – here’s why

By andrew on July 10, 2019

Outbound telemarketing is back in fashion. As B2B marketers find out that inbound marketing models featuring social media, eflyers and websites aren’t the total answer to their prayers, so outbound telemarketing comes back into vogue. With highly personalised one to one communication – no other form of contact offers such a great way of learning about customer wants and needs.

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How to use audio CDs for telephone skills training

By andrew on July 2, 2019

Telephone skills training ideas on audio CD. Covering telephone selling, appointment setting, customer service and a host of verbal communication skills : top tips on listening, questioning, how to avoid mixed messages directing the conversation and other key rapport building skills

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Quick 2 hour onsite team audit on your phone team

By andrew on June 21, 2019

Start your training with a light-touch exercise – a quick 2 hour audit on your telephone team? Non-invasive, so no time off the phone and we’ll give you a view on how your team interacts with customers on the phone. For both outbound telesales or telemarketing or alternatively for inbound customer service teams. It is also great to run it pre-training to help maximise the benefit of the classroom time.

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