By Megan Hottman, Operations Manager and Brand Evangelist
It’s A-L-I-V-E (queue creepy music), outbound telemarketing is A-L-I-V-E (end creepy music)! For those who say it is dead, here’s why I am convinced it isn’t and won’t be. It shouldn’t be written off so quickly, as it often times is. Outbound telemarketing is an untapped resource that should be used more. Maybe I’ll be persuasive enough to convince you?
When it comes to sales, I feel like I’ve kind of seen it all. I’ve been an individual contributor, started new segments of business, lead large teams, etc. I’ve worked for smaller organizations, startups and for Fortune 100’s. Across the various roles I’ve held and size of company I’ve been employed with, there have been some universal, err, we’ll call them universal consistencies when it came to sales people and their (our) grumblings. Do any of these phrases sound familiar? Continue reading
By Angela Garfinkel, President
The State of Indiana has amended its Telemarketer Registration law as of July 1, 2019. Effectively the amendment to the existing statute removed the numerous exemptions that sellers and telemarketers previously relied on.
Did you know that inbound call centers (and sellers that employ them) that do any type of sale are now required to register in Indiana as a telemarketer? Inbound calls are now covered by the law.
Did you know that telemarketing companies conducting B2B and B2C outbound telemarketing sales calls (and sellers that employ them) must register? B2B outbound telemarketing is now covered by the law.
Did you know that if you employ a telemarketing or call center firm for making outbound telemarketing sales calls or handing inbound sales calls, your company is most likely also required to register as a telemarketer in the state of Indiana?
And speaking of changes to the Indiana law — another key change is a requirement to promptly disclose the sales agent first and last name and the company they work for in the beginning of a sales call (if calling a consumer or business for sales purposes in the state of Indiana). Check your scripts and update them accordingly.
Angela Garfinkel is the President and Founder of Quality Contact Solutions, a leading outsourced telemarketing services organization serving the healthcare, financial services, automotive, market research, professional associations and numerous other B2B focused verticals. Angela has the pleasure of leading a talented team that runs thousands of outbound telemarketing program hours daily. Angela is also a certified Self-Regulatory Organization (SRO) auditor with the Professional Association for Customer Engagement and she is a designated Customer Engagement Compliance Professional (CECP). Angela can be reached at [email protected] or 516.656.5118
By Daniela McVicker, Guest Blogger
Outbound telemarketing can be a powerful marketing tool if you know how to approach the customers. While speaking directly to clients can help you seal the deal, you first need to know how to keep their attention during the conversation.
The goal is to find the balance between coming on too strong and portraying yourself as hesitant and insecure. Finding that balance can be a tricky business but with the right techniques, the results can be mind-blowing. Try out these useful tips which can help you create a perfect outbound telemarketing script. Continue reading
By Julie Kramme, Sales Executive
So, you’ve decided to use outbound calling as part of your sales and/or marketing strategy…You’ve acquired a list of prospects to call, and you know what you want the outcome of those calls to be. Now you need to develop a message for your telemarketing staff to effectively convey on your behalf…You need a telemarketing script. But what does that look like?
What should be included in a telemarketing script?
For some call center agents, a traditional script that tells your agent what you want to say and how you want them to say it, works very well – especially for those new to the game who are still building confidence. The challenge with traditional scripting is that with time and repetition, message delivery can get a bit stale. So, how can we prevent that? Through training and motivation, or course! But that’s not the only way…
By Megan Hottman, Brand Evangelist
One of the services we specialize in is outbound lead generation. We provide thousands of qualified leads to our clients on a daily basis. One of the activities that drives the demand for our services is pipeline management. In most organizations, sales pipeline management is an activity owned by the Sales VP or Director. We partner with those individuals to assist them with keeping their sales pipeline as full as possible – ensuring they are in a position to achieve their sales goals every month. Continue reading