Have you ever changed a tire? Seems pretty easy when you say it, but have you ever thought about how much work goes into something so simple? First you have to brave the weather and if you live where I do that could be a lot of work in itself. Then you have to make sure you have the right tools to do the job. You’ll need a jack for the car, potentially gloves and a spare tire. You have to jack up the car, take off the lug nuts, pull the tire off, put the new tire on, tighten the lug nuts, release the jack and put everything back. What seemed simple is much more complex.
B2B appointment setting is very similar. It seems easy at first glance. However, if misjudge the task as easy, then you will most certainly be disappointed. At Quality Contact Solutions we are experts at B2B appointment setting and here are a few items you’ll need to keep in mind to make sure your B2B appointment setting program doesn’t go flat. Continue reading →
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 →
Author note: This is the third article in a 3-part series.
In 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 →
Setting high quality appointments in B2B appointment setting is like walking a tight rope. The path to success is narrow but if you have the right tools and place your feet in just the right place step after step you will make it to the other side unscathed.
We currently set appointments for an organization that offers reduced travel costs to businesses by partnering with 1000’s of hotels across the United States. Our objective may sound simple but there is a tremendous amount of work that goes into making sure our appointments are high quality for our client and that takes some real flexibility. Continue reading →
Telemarketing Appointment Setting Best Practices: Part 2
Author note: This is the second article in a 3-part series.
In 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:
A targeted contact list with phone numbers
A friendly, open phone voice
A nutshell message
A reason for the prospect to schedule the appointment with you. WIIFM (What’s in it for me?)
A timely calendar invite sent via email with a very brief summary of what will be discussed in the appointment
Productive outbound dialing (we like to see about 35 dials per hour, 262 dials per day from a B2B telemarketing appointment setting program)
There is no doubt that having a powerful nutshell message delivered with a friendly, open phone voice helps ensure that your telemarketing appointment setting program is successful. In this article, I’ll share with you how to make this a reality. Continue reading →