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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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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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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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Character traits of great sales people

By andrew on January 7, 2019

8 traits of successful sales people. What makes some sales people more successful than others? Not just these 8 for sure, but this is a good blueprint to help keep your own personal bar set high. Setting high standards leads to greater satisfaction and more success. You know it makes sense!

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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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Why on a cold call you should NEVER ask “how are you?”

By andrew on September 22, 2017

Cold calling demands a direct, concise yet human and friendly approach. Starting a call to a new prospect by asking them how they are is likely to annoy them. If it’s an old friend, or long standing client. it’s a good questions, but recognise that cold calls are different. And have to be conducted differently.

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5 qualities of a great telemarketer

By andrew on April 21, 2015

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

By andrew on October 31, 2014

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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How to engage your prospect in 2 easy sentences

By andrew on April 14, 2014

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.

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