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.
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.
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 with industrial or commercial customers will pay great dividends long-term once they know they can trust you.
It’s amazing how often quotes aren’t followed up in B2B. They are your best chance of business, so if you are only going to call 10 people today, make sure it’s those you’ve sent quotes to. Also you want a reasonable return on the amount of time you’ve invested in preparing the proposal. That’s reasonable. Remember to use a number of methods of contact.
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.
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.
Making upselling work for you. Increasing average order value increases profits and gives your customers a more comprehensive level of service if done right. Done badly, it puts people off, and means you sell less.
4 tips from recent sales courses. Great ideas come out of interactive, lively training sessions.
Closing is often feared in selling. And yet it is simply a part of the sales process. it is nothing more, nothing less. Generally the close is a short question. Built into your sales approach, it should just flow. Here are 6 tips about different stages of the sales close.
Appointment setting for field sales teams. One day course run in-house on your premises to help those who prefer selling face to face and who need a little help setting more appointments, with more customers more often. We also run open courses on this subject where you can mix with other sales personnel facing the same challenges.