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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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 long-term with industrial or commercial customers will pay great dividends long-term once they know they can trust you.
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.
5 top tips for leaving voicemail messages. Tips for telesales and telemarketing teams. Dealing with the dreaded voicemail. Should you leave a message or not? Sometimes you should, sometimes not.
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.
We’re on the hunt for one top tip from you about telephone skills. It could be a piece of advice about selling, or excellent customer service or even about general telephone etiquette. Whatever you like. The best ones will then get shared with the wider world via our blog.
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.
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.
Sales tip – don’t call back too often – you look desperate. We all appreciate that in sales we need to be ‘on the ball’, ‘on top of our game’ and in constant contact. We don’t want to miss any business opportunities do we? However you also don’t want to look desperate…..
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.