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12 B2B Appointment Setting Reminders (Part 3)

posted by Margaret Spencer on October 22, 2016

12 B2B Appointment Setting Reminders (Part 1)

Don’t Be Passive-Aggressive in Asking for a Meeting

The simplest yet often forgotten technique in appointment setting; after your pitch, don’t ask your prospects if they’d like an appointment with your sales. Proceed to giving out politely the date and time your sales representative can talk to the prospect and ask whether they’re free on that schedule. Doing this would display that you’re eager to discuss and do business with them as soon as possible. After all, if the prospect isn’t really interested, they will decline or if they aren’t available with the arrangement you’ve given, they’ll say so and might give you a schedule they prefer.

Be Sensible

When giving out the date and time your sales representative can talk to the prospect (as mentioned above), provide sets of it that are likely convenient for the latter. By doing this, you’re giving them options and will eliminate you from sounding like you’re trying to force a schedule that they may not be available. As a matter of fact, whatever will be decided all boils down to the prospects’ preference. Prioritizing them as much as possible is an imperative aspect in appointment setting.

Be Flexible

Though appointment setting typically occurs over the phone, there are other ways to reach your prospects. Exploit emails, live chat, mobile texts, and the social media. Even appointments per se don’t have to be over the phone. It can be a face to face meeting or through online. The bottom line is, be flexible. Tread the places where you can contact them and make sure you make back up arrangements in case a situation arise that requires the use of one (e.g. time conflicts, venue issues, technical problems, etc.)

Remind Without Nagging

Once you have already successfully made an appointment with the prospect. It’s given that you need to remind them afterward so they wouldn’t forget. However, don’t overdo it. Constant reminding might bother them and cancel the appointment. You can try calling or emailing them a day before the appointment. Confirm whether they’re still able to attend. Or, you can ask them after you’ve made an appointment confirmation when is the best time to call them for a reminder.

B2B appointment setting should be deliberate and skilfully done to ensure proper engagement and connection with prospects.

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12 B2B Appointment Setting Reminders (Part 2)

posted by Margaret Spencer on October 21, 2016

Always Ask if It’s a Good Time to Talk If you’re able to reach the prospect, don’t get too hasty in proceeding to your pitch. You might have called at a bad time. Being interrupted does not bode well for many people particularly those in the field of business. So it’s only polite to ask […]

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12 B2B Appointment Setting Reminders (Part 1)

posted by Margaret Spencer on October 21, 2016

Effective B2B appointment setting means generation of qualified leads and scheduled sales opportunities for the sales team. If things get smooth with the prospects and sales representatives, it can certainly turn into conversion. But obviously, we need to go back from where we started. Such benefits are out of reach if you can’t effectively set […]

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Tips and Tricks in Selecting a B2B Telemarketing Firm (Part 3)

posted by Margaret Spencer on October 12, 2016

Send a Request for Proposal (RFP) and evaluate response based on fixed criteria You can further narrow down or even finally get to choose one from your B2B telemarketing firm prospects by distributing RFPs. First, you need to lay out details about your business profile, status quo, requirements, and expectations. You can follow this up […]

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Tips and Tricks in Selecting a B2B Telemarketing Firm (Part 2)

posted by Margaret Spencer on October 11, 2016

Investigate about their telemarketers. Figuratively speaking, your telemarketing campaigns are  like wars and the frontline soldiers are going to be the telemarketers. If this is the case, do they have the necessary ammunitions lock and loaded? Or if it all comes down to hand to hand combat, are they skilled enough to take it head […]

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Tips and Tricks in Selecting a B2B Telemarketing Firm (Part 1)

posted by Margaret Spencer on October 7, 2016

When you’re set out to find the perfect B2B telemarketing firm for your business, you need to have your objectives in mind, substantial knowledge, and strategy so that you’ll be able to make the best possible decision in who to choose. To be honest, there isn’t necessarily a perfect technique in selecting one but there […]

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Demand Generation: A Better Means to an End

posted by Margaret Spencer on September 30, 2016

Let us say you have this quite a number of leads. However, to your surprise, the conversion was also quite less than what you expected with such a quantity of generated leads. What do you think went wrong? It might be because these leads you have acquired are half-baked. Fortunately, this is where demand generation […]

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Choosing the right database/contact list provider

posted by Margaret Spencer on September 29, 2016

There are an overwhelming number of database and contact list providers globally and each of them comes with their own edge and potential issues. Given this, choosing one could really get challenging. So here are some of the key considerations that would guide you in picking the right match. Create a data set that satisfies your business’ […]

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4 Mistakes Stopping Your B2B Mobile Apps Success & How to Tackle It

posted by Margaret Spencer on September 28, 2016

The convenience, speed and ease of use of mobile apps are mainly the reason why it’s appealing to the mass. Correspondingly, a lot of businesses have integrated mobile apps to improve customer experience and encourage patronization from other people. However, there’s a lot of consideration before making one and this is especially the case for […]

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Some Content You Might Want to Consider Sharing for Lead Generation

posted by Margaret Spencer on September 22, 2016

           People from all ages have always been a fan of freebies. That is why in the venue of digital marketing, marketers make it a point to have some free of charge content to share (or simply put, free files to download). This technique has been used to increase traffic and […]

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