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Telemarketing Appointment Setting Testing, Testing, 1…2…3

By Ryan Apodac, Operations Manager/Trainer

telemarketing appointment setting Telemarketing appointment setting can be a game changer for any sales team. Appointment setting allows your sales experts to focus their time more efficiently with customers and clients who have already expressed some level of interest. Of course, they likely already have a book of business to work through, but what comes next? Where will they get the new leads? Telemarketing appointment setting is a great way to work through cold calls, and setup your experts with viable contacts to work. Once your internal contact list has been worked through, it’s important to find the next best lead source. Let’s take a look at the top 3 best practices in structuring a test with a new list source. Continue reading

How to Partner with a Contact Solutions Provider

By Megan Hottman, Brand Evangelist

Contact SolutionsA successful relationship with your call center partner is essential for the growth and health of your business. The way you regard your partner is critical to the outcome and overall success of your project, either short or long term. It’s best to think of them as an extension of your inhouse team(s) as opposed to a standalone entity or even worse “just another vendor”. I use the word ‘partner’ deliberately as I believe it’s critical in any call center and client relationship. Continue reading

B2B Telemarketing Services: What does an Operations Manager do?

B2B Telemarketing ServicesBy Heather Dubas, Senior Operations Manager

I get asked a lot “what exactly do you do for a living?”. When you work for a virtual company, everyone is always curious about your job and it is not always received nicely, especially when people find out that I am an operations manager for a company that does work in the telemarketing industry. I am very proud of the worthwhile work that I am part of at Quality Contact Solutions, though, and I want to fill you in on what exactly it is we do for our clients. Continue reading

Choose an Outbound Telemarketing Outsourcer to Hit Goals

By Megan Hottman, Brand Evangelist

Outbound TelemarketingI know firsthand how powerful working with an outsourced outbound telemarketing sales partner is. I also know how intimidating, overwhelming and daunting it can be. It sounds cliché but outsourcing to an outbound telemarketing partner really can save time and money by delegating labor intensive processes like recruiting and training, not to mention sparing you from other potential headaches like technology challenges. I’ve made a list of 9 distinct advantages I discovered while working with an outsourced outbound telemarketing partner over the years. Continue reading

Telemarketing Appointment Setting Best Practices-Part 3

By Angela Garfinkel, President

Author note: This is the third article in a 3-part series.

Telemarketing AppointmentIn Part 1, we discussed how to maximize the appointment kept rate when conducting telemarketing appointment setting. In addition, we introduced the 6 primary components of a successful telemarketing appointment setting program.

In Part 2, we discussed how to write an effective script that delivers a powerful nutshell message with a clear WIIFM (What’s in it for me?).

All outbound telemarketing appointment setting professionals know that the third key component of success is the list that you are calling. In this 3rd part of this series on telemarketing appointment setting, I’ll share my experience with curating the best outbound call list. Because our company primarily focuses on B2B appointment setting, I’ll focus there. Continue reading