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Any Cold Calling Sales Experience Here? Don't Hate! Everyone Is Selling Everybody Something!

 
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Any Cold Calling Sales Experience Here? Don't Hate! Everyone Is Selling Everybody Something!
I personally have spent most of my life working in various telemarketing jobs, though usually shying away from sales and leaning more towards customer care and relations. However, I've landed a cushy sales job with a great company selling a product I believe in. The base pay is very generous, the hours are to die for, my boss is exceptional and our sales team is tightly knit and unified.

I've seen a slew of posts on here in my time that usually diss on salespeople and cold callers and sure, we all hate having those pesky telemarketers bother us with their sales pitches but hey we have to make a living too! The thing is I can imagine that if I were a business owner and someone called me offering to save my company a considerable amount of money by switching to their product and establishing a company/vendor relationship with them I'd be happy to save a buck, I just might be a little hesitant at first.

So I'm sure there's a couple of you who are natural born salesmen or saleswomen. Hell, you can sell these doomtards on the next big doomsday prophecy or conspiracy theory! You could probably sell ice to an eskimo!

What are some ways to liven up your sales calls?

What are some strategies you've used for rapport building?

Or if you were a business owner, what would you want a telemarketer to consider when calling you?

What could he or she do to make the experience more tolerable?

Discuss.
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Re: Any Cold Calling Sales Experience Here? Don't Hate! Everyone Is Selling Everybody Something!
I spent some time selling a product that nearly everyone had in their home at the time, used a lot in those days, and always seemed to need/want more.

Cold calls with that product was easy peasy... I simply went with an expectant attitude, as if the deal was already done and we just needed to do the paperwork. Asked them what they needed, and how many. Adding that if they needed something replaced, I could do that as well.

Cold calls with those who had never tried that product yet, or even thought of it, such as a business.. I had several ideas in mind ahead of time, which could help them either save time, money, energy, or just help them in a general way.

In other words.. the product sold itself.

Not so with telemarketing. The only thing I'd want a telemarketer to consider is passing me by. The only tolerable thing they could do is to not call me.

You want to be successful as well as having the wonderful perks, find a sales job that has a product/service that everyone is using, could be using, that they actually want/need more of, or can see the use for.

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Re: Any Cold Calling Sales Experience Here? Don't Hate! Everyone Is Selling Everybody Something!
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Re: Any Cold Calling Sales Experience Here? Don't Hate! Everyone Is Selling Everybody Something!
ask questions and ask permission prior. For example, I understand youre not interested,could I ask you a parting question? Rather than talking off a script or trying to bulldoze people.

Stand up when you are about to close something.

mimic their tone and voice. If they speak slow and deep, you do the same. If they speak quick and whiny you do the same.

never call a woman a man or vice versa.

learn to pronounce names properly.

there are lots and lots of tips out there. Any businessman worth his weight knows how to pound a phone and sell, not be an order taker.





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