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Why everyone struggles with sales objections

By andrew on June 8, 2019

Everyone tends to struggle with sales objections. It’s just that some people learn to cope with them better than others. It is because we go through the emotions of rejection. Here are some practical tips to help deal with them, taken from the training module on Complaints, Objections and Nos. There is an audio CD on the subject too for just £34.99.

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6 tips on closing for telesales

By andrew on May 31, 2019

Closing is often feared in selling. And yet it is simply a part of the sales process. it is nothing more, nothing less. Generally the close is a short question. Built into your sales approach, it should just flow. Here are 6 tips about different stages of the sales close.

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Poor telemarketing looks like this

By andrew on May 24, 2019

Here 5 great points about how NOT to do your telemarketing. Good telemarketing requires some thought, some planning and some professional pride. Don’t be one of those telemarketers that gives us all a bad name. Phoning people to sell gas or electricity when they work in serviced offices is clearly a waste of time and frankly not very bright.

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Customer Service Telesales & Telemarketing training

By andrew on May 10, 2019

Telesales, telemarketing, and customer service training from To Market to suit you. Onsite at your premises. 2 day fully interactive telephone skills training for call centre, contact centre, internal sales, telesales, customer service and telemarketing. Or book individual places on our open courses.

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Sales mistakes to avoid – 5 common habits

By andrew on May 7, 2019

5 sales mistakes to avoid. Work on your integrity to build great long term trading relationships with customers. This will make them more likely to buy from you more often. Take the long term view.

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5 qualities of a top telemarketer

By andrew on April 26, 2019

Here an article on 5 qualities of a great telemarketer. Just 5 from what could be a lengthy list. Based on many years observations working with some great telemarketing teams and individuals. Plus my own experiences too of course.

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Directing a conversation – the easy 2 stage process

By andrew on April 10, 2019

Directing the conversation is a key skill when trying to steer your customer in the right direction on the telephone. On our 2 day courses we show you the easy to use 2 stage process – the Seek & Speak circle. We demonstrate it to you, and then give you the chance to try it for yourselves.

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Why high pressure selling doesn’t work in B2B

By andrew on April 1, 2019

You don’t find high pressure selling tactics used in B2B business to business markets, at least not as commonly as in B2C sectors. There are differences in the nature of the customer relationship in these 2 environments which means hard sell doesn’t work in industrial or commercial sales. Here’s why.

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Structuring your telephone sales call – 3 elements

By andrew on February 25, 2019

Structuring your sales call is a key part of making sure your calls are effective. Here are 3 tips from our 3 CD audio series on selling on the phone. Here we cover background, using benefit statements and summarising.

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Your sales script is a powerful tool when used professionally

By andrew on February 14, 2019

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.

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