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.
Some tips on managing and motivating a telephone based team. Appreciate that done well telephone communication with customers and prospects can pay great dividends. Spend time and effort constructing your working processes around keeping your team happy, motivated and on-message. It’ll make your life easier!
It’s important to get the size of your call pot right. Too small and your pot will go stale. Too large and you miss opportunities. Look after your prospect pot.
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.
Running incentive schemes is a valuable part of keeping the telesales or telemarketing team focused on the organisation’s goals. However there are some common banana skins to avoid if you want your commission, bonus and or campaigns to produce the right results. Here 5 of the common pitfalls.
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.