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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Selling benefits on the phone rather than waffling on about features is key to success. Develop words and an approach which sounds relevant, thought provoking and beneficial for them. Also use creative and imaginative language to lift the tone of what you’re offering. The first few seconds are vital and so getting their attention early on makes everything a lot easier.
When it comes to questioning fortune often favours the brave. Be bold with your questioning and make sure you get to really understand what the customer wants and needs from you. Here some tips on some bold questioning to help unlock the opportunity in front of you.
How to engage your sales prospect in 2 easy sentences is about ensuring your message or spiel (aargh) is delivered with their thoughts and perspective in mind. Hold back on telling them how wonderful your company and it’s products are, and how much you know. It’s not what they want to know.
Getting past gatekeepers. Remember they’re only doing their job. So get used to it, and learn to work with them rather than against them. Here we share some tips to help you get gatekeepers on side – to help you get through to more decision-makers more often to do more presentations.
For goodness sake make your telesales or telemarketing call sound interesting. Too many calls fail in the first 10 seconds because it just sounds like a lot of blah-blah – a descriptive piece about what your company does. Who cares? Probably not the prospect.
Good strong, concise, clear reason statements are vital to good telesales and telemarketing calls. Once through to the elusive decision-maker you want to make the call count. Grab and then keep their attention with your thought out reason statement.
How to add value to your order – selling your charges. It is much easier to sell add on charges such as minimum order value, or plus carriage if you position it correctly. Increase order values and don’t let additional charges become an obstacle to good business.
It’s good your customer is moving on – here’s why. If you’ve built good rapport with your contact and the host company, you now have 2 trading prospects, formed from one customer. Turn this negative into an opportunity.
Don’t apologise for your sales call. What you or your team does is an important job. So avoid phrases such as “this is just a brief call” or “this is a quick courtesy call.” Urgh that is horrible, all calls should be courteous. Stop apologising and get on with the job.