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February 13, 2024

Overlooked to Overbooked?

How a longer script virtually doubled the number of appointments in a week at this call centre?

Meet Joka, one of the telemarketers from a call centre that I am training. When I presented the new script they all said it was so long. Joka took it upon herself, got the courage up, and started using it, and the result was more appointments booked than ever before.

As a current update, the number of appointments based upon last year is up significantly.

There is so much more to achieve these results than a script, the psychology of the person, the tone, the delivery, the pauses, and the practice.

In any script, there are key parts that need to be delivered just right as they have a massive impact on influencing the buyer to keep talking to you and book the meeting. If you give it the same importance as an actor delivering their lines, the results follow.

Having had my own call centre for over 15 years and having sat on the side of the phone making one call after another, it can be something that drains you or energises you. Your mentality is one area that is continuously challenged. As you can see it's just not about making calls.

The little things matter. If you are struggling to get your call centre to get you the number of appointments you expect, direct message me, and let's have a quick chat. By the way, this also applies to salespeople.

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August 08, 2023

Avoiding Common Sales Mistakes: Getting Appointments with Prospects

Where do most salespeople miss out on getting the appointment?

Once the salespersons got the interest by asking a good opening question

They then blow it
How?

They see it as a signal to start telling the suspect(not prospect at this stage )all about themselves, or their products and services.

Instead of selling intrigue and value with another question they dump information hoping something will stick.

The goal here is to get the suspect talking…but not to much, you’re trying to provoke thinking

So how long should you keep talking
Personally I don’t like to talk a lot on the call, I’ll ask perhaps 1-2 questions and then close.

The objective is you’re selling the next step.

Unless you have a product or service that is a one call close your focus is to sell the next step, could be another call or a meeting

How many times have you fallen into the trap of talking too much when a suspect takes an interest in the subject your talking about?

Someone who likes you…

Naturally you think they’re interested and after making 50-60 calls you’ve finally found someone who wants to talk you.

This is both a skills issue as well as behavioral issue

This lack of skill also plays out when you finally get a meeting.

Well think about this way.

How much is each call worth to you.
If you’re sick and tired of playing a numbers game… it’s an easy fix