How you can tell 40 plus 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.

Questioning – the most important of your communication skills?

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.

Appointment set in the diary

Telemarketing appointment setting in uncertain times

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.

3 top tips for telephone appointment setting for field sales

3 top tips for appointment setting over the phone for field based sales teams. There are many subtle differences between selling face-to-face and setting your own appointments over the phone. Here are some of our ideas to help.

How to avoid mixed messages on the phone

Mixed messages on the telephone when talking to customers arise because we’re all different people. We all relate to the world differently and therefore we can’t assume that just because we know what we mean that they’re getting the same message. Chances are they probably aren’t.

Directing the conversation – the easy 2 stage process

Directing the conversation is a key skill when trying to steer your customer in the right direction on the telephone. On our 2 day courses we show you the easy to use 2 stage process – the Seek & Speak circle. We demonstrate it to you, and then give you the chance to try it for yourselves.

New financial year April – Learning and development budgets

April new financial year, new budgets and the time & opportunity to invest in the most costly asset your business has – it’s people. Customer handling, selling, complaint handling, generation of new business are key components of success for any organisation. Our programmes are designed to fit whether you have a budget of £35 or £35,000. Invest in your team, and give them the springboard to help grown your business.

Benefit selling on the phone – Make sure you do

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.