Tag Archives: b2b appointment setting

Appointment Setter: Words are your weapon

Have you heard the phrase ‘WE WANT YOU’ that is currently being used by the military to recruit teenage boys to join the army? Well if you ask me, I would be pleased to join the army, not because I want to, but because they need me, and of course to protect my country. But a little fact that you should know, those three words, can get you a sale. Continue reading

Appointment Setters Must Always Test the Waters of Budding B2B Channel

The biggest challenge of every B2B salesperson is information. They need a name, a number, a way to learn about where their potential customers are and how to close a deal.

 

That much hasn’t changed even when the tools for acquiring that information have undergone a digital revolution. Instead of just phone numbers you now also have email addresses and social media accounts. Everyone’s trying to be on all the screens that are facing business owners when everyone used to ask for their ears.

 

All the same, they’re still doing their best to get a market’s attention. The danger though is when appointment setters jump far too quickly each time a new channel starts to open up. Test the waters first!

 

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Setting Sales Appointments with Numbers Isn’t Necessarily A Shallow Tactic

It’s true that numbers don’t always win. In fact, sometimes they can serve more reason to doubt or create more disappointment in business decisions. From the consumer’s end, sometimes numbers have only been used to lie or ‘not tell the whole story.’

 

That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use them to win sales appointments.

 

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Plan Your Appointment Setting Strategies Around Schedule Management

Like a lot of things in the B2B sales process, tying appointment setting strategies with schedule management seems like stating the obvious. Under the surface though, a lot of questions remain unanswered. Aren’t there different management styles?  What about time zone differences? Is punctuation a bigger deal in one region or in one industry compared to another?

 

Answering these questions might be too much to cover in a single blog post but here are some of the basic techniques to synchronizing your appointment setting strategy with the schedule management habits of any target market.

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Sales Appointment Tips – Distinguish Feedback from Exploitation

Most of the time, businesses are always called to serve customers. Happy customers mean more sales. It’s also important to actually improve a customer’s experience even before the buying decision, especially in B2B industries. That’s why getting feedback is important. It helps construct the experience.

 

On the other hand, there can be a dark side to this. Rare as this could be, there are moments when a sales appointment only occurs after your business has been nothing short of exploited.

 

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