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5 top tips to secure more appointments over the phone

5 top tips to help you secure more appointments over the phone. Ensure you have a clear idea about what you are trying to achieve but remember that you must work to build rapport from the start. This involves getting them into conversation – not bombarding them with statements about how good your company and it’s products are.

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13th July at 10:30 – Questioning skills selling on the phone – bite-sized sales training

Questioning, alongside listening are arguably the most important of your communication skills. Master these and selling becomes a whole lot easier. They help you find out the things you need to know. They also show interest in the other person, and from this you build rapport. This is the first training module as part of…

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Selling benefits on the phone – Wednesday 15th July @ 10:30

The second module in our bite-sized series of sales training modules is on Wednesday 15th July at 10:30 a.m. You are probably very familiar with the features of your product or service. Your colleagues talk about them frequently. They’re probably listed on the packaging or on your website, or in the brochure. But it’s the…

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Getting past the gatekeeper – Bite-sized sales training

Getting past the gatekeeper. A topic close to the heart of all us who make outbound calls in order to generate business. This will be the third training module we will run as part of the bite-sized programme. If you want to see the full schedule check out bite-sized. Each of our topics will be…

The power of vocal tone

How you can tell more than 40 things about somebody from as little as 6 words

The power of vocal tone and energy can’t be underestimated. It is one of the liveliest modules on our training courses for both customer service and telesales / telemarketing. Demonstrating how NOT to deliver lines and then characterising them as vocal ‘colours’ is one of the enduring parts of the course according to the delegates. Ensure your vocal tone and energy is giving the correct impression to your customers.

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Questioning – the most important communication skill?

Powerful questioning techniques are valuable in any telephone based role whether you’re proactive and making telesales, telemarketing or sales generation calls or whether you’re dealing with incoming queries, complaints and enquiries. Knowing when to use open and when to use closed questions is a vital skill which will help you navigate your way through a conversation with a customer.