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Should Appointment Setters Care About Prospect Skillset?

Budget, Authority, Need, and Timeframe.

 

For those new to B2B marketing and sales, this is a good place to start defining leads before setting appointments. However, the reality is that there could always be more complex factors at work behind a prospects decision.

 

Skills should be of particular importance to appointment setters right about now. Much is discussed on the topic of managerial skills versus other core assets that could be of concern to yourself and to your prospect company.

 

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B2B Appointment Setting Tips – Dealing With a Duggar

Whether you’re a fan of them or not, whether you’re religious or not, it’s hard to miss the financial chops of the Duggar family. These same financial chops though could literally chop your appointment setting efforts in half if you’re not prepared to deal with Duggar-style price wranglers.

 

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Sales Leads Are Obstructed by Political Paranoia

It’s said that empowering your prospect can win you rapport and generate more sales leads. But what’s the opposite of that? Can anything depower your customer’s buying decision and render your marketing attempts useless?

 

Paranoia and fear would certainly fit the bill. And in the work place, politics tend to be a major producer of both.

 

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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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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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