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Why everyone struggles with sales objections

Everyone tends to struggle with sales objections. It’s just that some people learn to cope with them better than others. It is because we go through the emotions of rejection. Here are some practical tips to help deal with them, taken from the training module on Complaints, Objections and Nos. There is an audio CD on the subject too for just £34.99.

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Poor telemarketing looks like this

Here 5 great points about how NOT to do your telemarketing. Good telemarketing requires some thought, some planning and some professional pride. Don’t be one of those telemarketers that gives us all a bad name. Phoning people to sell gas or electricity when they work in serviced offices is clearly a waste of time and frankly not very bright.

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.

Our top 10 tips for getting past the gatekeeper – Leicester training

10 of our top tips on getting past the gatekeeper, from a recent telesales course in Leicester. Some will work better than others for you, and different situations will require different remedies. Nevertheless getting past the gatekeeper is an occupational hazard for telesales, telemarketing and other people developing new business in B2B markets.

The best and worst times of the week to make sales calls

When are the worst times of the week or day to make outbound telephone sales or telemarketing calls? Monday mornings are a waste of time, Friday afternoons don’t even bother. The first hour 9 – 10 is a bit fruitless and don’t try to get a decision-maker during school holidays. Summer holidays, July and August are also to be avoided. Most of December is a write-off to be honest. And so it goes. What does that leave? When is it best to hit the phones to reach your target prospect?

Poor telemarketing looks like this

Here 5 great points about how NOT to do your telemarketing. Good telemarketing requires some thought, some planning and some professional pride. Don’t be one of those telemarketers that gives us all a bad name. Phoning people to sell gas or electricity when they work in serviced offices is clearly a waste of time and frankly not very bright.

How to make telesales scripts work for you

How to make telesales scripts work for you. Make them flexible, train the team in how to go off-script and ensure you have a good call structure. Just as you wouldn’t plan a meeting without an agenda, or a long journey without a map, so a good structured call guide has a place.