Talking Cold Call Blues

Thanks to Ram Iyer for asking about cold calling.

Cold calling is a technique for getting focus from new prospects. Sales
professionals use the phone because it covered a wider geographic
footprint than canvassing door-to-door, and the weather is usually
better indoors.

The golden age of cold calling was before voicemail. Return has been
decreasing over the last 30 years. However, if you can’t imagine
anything else, it is cheap and allows rookie salesmen to learn about
their product beating on people they will never sell.

I am downright frosty when doing something else and interrupted by a cold caller. It’s not a buying moment.

When we cold call, we are trying to interest someone in our offering. When do people want to learn?

Most people schedule specific times and activities to learn. How can you be there then?

How do people want to learn? Trying to listen over a staticky phone
connection in the middle of another meeting is not optimal. With all the
rich media available today, what is a better way to make your case?

Many salesmen think talking about their process is the key to making a sale. It is not.

Explaining how others have benefited from buying your offering usually works better. Doesn’t have anything to do with what you did.

Even better is having your happy customers explaining their benefit to their peers. How do you do that?

What can you add?

Please join us at:
Talk Your Business – How to make more and better sales right away! Wednesday, November 10th, 7:15am to 8:30, Intelligent Office, Rockville, and
How to Scale Your Organization – Build, Borrow, or Buy? Thursday, December 9th, 7:15am to 8:30, Intelligent Office, Rockville

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