It’s important to get the size of your call pot right. Too small and your pot will go stale. Too large and you miss opportunities. Look after your prospect pot.
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Telemarketing appointment setting in tough times. Listen carefully to what the other person is saying and think through the implications of their situation and how you could help them. More tips on appointment making for telemarketing and lead generation teams as well as field based sales teams here.
Telemarketing appointment setting could be a low cost route to market for you. Setting it up correctly is key to making this work. Tips on appointment making for telemarketing and lead generation teams as well as field based sales teams here.
Good selling in B2B is often about informing and offering knowledge, and advice to your customer, then allowing them to make their decision. Building your own credibility with industrial or commercial customers will pay great dividends long-term once they know they can trust you.
Switch selling and how to. This is about finding another way of offering a different solution for the same requirement. Selling adhesives for instance to someone who thought they wanted nails or screws. This needs some good questioning skills to find out more about the need and also good listening to fully understand the customer’s standpoint. But done well, it helps you build great credibility with your customer.
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.
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.
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.
Use some recorded calls to help in the training of your telesales or telemarketing team. I can listen to the calls remotely and then run a bespoke and clearly tailored training session with your team and manager.
Cross selling ‘how tos’ here. Defining cross selling as offering alternative products or services, perhaps when you’re out of stock of a product that the customer wants. Keeping the customer informed and offering best advice based on good product knowledge is key to building a long-term relationship with your customer.