Do Different Appointment Setting Techniques Generate Different Appointments?

It’s only a matter of time before the business world has 100% embraced the multi-channel mindset (assuming it hasn’t already). But in case you still haven’t, you probably have several valid reasons. You don’t want to jump on the bandwagon. You care about the quality of the appointments generated in ways that you’re not accustomed to.

 

It does all take some getting used to and it’s perfectly natural when you think the risks aren’t worth taking. However, there is one assumption you might not want to hold on to: The idea that different appointment setting techniques generate different kinds of appointments.

 

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Telemarketing Tips – The Line Between Person and Position

A common yet effective piece of telemarketing advice is to always remember that you’re talking to a person. Regardless if they’re a gatekeeper you’re trying to bypass or the decision maker you’re trying to get an appointment with.

 

Still, sometimes the reality is that the position of the person remains to be the focus of your tactics and even the conversation. Why does this happen? What causes this to remain a necessity and how does it keep you from really getting the most out of your telemarketing campaign?

 


Tailor Telemarketing Into Your Tweets

In general, marketing has come a long way from newspaper ads to targeted online advertising. But in spite of the history, it’s hard to tell how often B2B marketers stick to the old or go with the new. One moment, you’re making a few rounds of telemarketing calls. In the next, you’re looking for prospects on LinkedIn and Twitter.

 

Now is this really so bad? Actually no. Multi-channel marketing is arguably the true force of innovation in modern B2B lead generation. The challenge of course is how to have enough time, resources, and tools to tailor tweets and telemarketing to the rest of your overall prospecting strategies.

 

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On Sales Leads, Sales Experience, and Sketchy Statistics

Unless you’re Amish (or at least something close), you’ve encountered at least one statistic that served to contradict personal experience. Whether the topic’s political, economical, or old-fashioned business, it seems like the internet’s hotwired to find a statistic that will prove you wrong.

 

But perhaps what’s more startling is when these battle of numbers make their way into your sales appointments and shake up the process of generating sales leads.

 

Not helping Mr. Twain.

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Sales Appointment Setting Tips – Play A Hero or a Lesser Evil?

When playing the hero wins you the trust of potential customers, it’s a powerful marketing pitch. At least, that’s what Mark Schaeffer thinks when describing Apple’s recent shift towards offering hardier security policies.

 

But in the bigger picture, are you really playing the hero or are you just the lesser evil? A good appointment setting process requires careful understanding of a prospect organization’s ethos (controversial as that sounds). Otherwise, you can’t tell the difference (and yes, that is a very big deal).

 

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