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How Offline Telemarketing Paints Makes a Realistic Combination With Online Lead Generation

You know what else is wrong with seeing telemarketing as obsolete? The extra baggage of assuming it’s also an unrealistic practice.

 

The truth though is this assumption is what’s unrealistic. People still uses phones. People still make calls in and out of office. In fact, people find it easier sometimes compared to writing an email or waiting for one as a reply.

 

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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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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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Appointment Setting Tips – Exceptions to Your Schedule

One of the perks of following good appointment setting practices is not just just getting you to meet with the right clients. It keeps you from meeting the bad ones that might just waste your time.

 

However, is it good to make some exceptions? Maybe a prospect has a sudden emergency. Their car breaks down on the way to the meeting place. A black out renders them incapable of having an online conference. These things can happen anytime so it’s good to have a few rules of thumb when making exceptions.

 

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Your Double Life and Your Lead Generation Campaign

The idea of having a double life sounds like the worst one you could have as part of a lead generation strategy. Yet, despite this, plenty of sales professionals engage in the behavior regardless. And ironically, nothing makes this easier than the front created by your marketing campaigns.

 

Does this mean that your campaign’s doomed to fall from the curse of bad PR? Think again. Not all double lives are the kind that paint the shadiest scenes of corporate drama. Sometimes just being anything besides a sales rep (or a sales prospect­) is enough to create a different identity that needs knowing better.

 

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