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B2B Appointment Setting:  Simple Techniques in Doing Follow-ups

posted by Margaret Spencer on December 14, 2016

B2B Appointment Setting:  Simple Techniques in Doing Follow-upsMerely securing an appointment with your B2B prospects per se doesn’t guarantee that the appointment is going to happen. Things can turn out badly from the minute you hang up to the scheduled appointment. One of the most important things to do to reduce the chances of appointments not materializing is doing the right follow-ups. Here are some simple but effective techniques in carrying out follow-ups in B2B appointment setting.

  • Take after the ’24-hour Rule’. The 24-hour rule alludes to the perfect interim for doing follow-ups with your B2B prospects. The initial follow-up must be made in no more than 24 hours after the appointment is arranged, while the second should be done 24 hours before the actual appointment itself.
  • Forward an email confirmation. Together with telephone calls, email correspondences works great in arranging and following up appointments. One approach to successfully utilize this channel is to forward email invitations to your B2B prospects that automatically fill in their timetables (which is a typical email feature).
  • Have numerous reminders. This technique is a must especially in the case of long time intervals (i.e. almost two weeks or more) between the day the appointment is set and the scheduled appointment. However, don’t overdo it. It is important to be strategical so that you won’t come across as nagging and bother your B2B prospect.
  • Obtain every information you require. When you set an appointment and make your follow-ups, make sure to get hold of all the necessary information for the appointment. Basically, follow-ups function as a way to confirm the authenticity of the initially gathered information and feed your B2B prospect of the appointment details.
  • Be receptive to reschedule. Changes and reschedules are inevitable . So, it is important to get ready for it. Be flexible by having backup plans. This is generally a good work attitude that is not just limited to B2B appointment setting.

Whether your business is the one doing the B2B appointment setting or is employing a third party provider, make sure to work on doing the best practices possible and evaluate your performance in order to achieve the primary objective of appointment setting, to have the appointment happen.

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Nail that Apology With These Simple Steps

posted by Margaret Spencer on October 31, 2016

Clients (whether prospects or existing) are treated as valuable assets. Crossing a line and having them upset or discourage at you and/or your business can do some serious damage. Correspondingly, you need to say you’re sorry and set things right with them. Consider the following steps below. Address them properly and always, always make the […]

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Regulations in Telemarketing You Should Know

posted by Margaret Spencer on October 31, 2016

The idea of calling to sell services or products might be an easy job for some people who does not know the workings behind telemarketing, but to telemarketers, it is not just ‘call all you can’ or ‘call till you drop’ to get leads. They have to be wary of certain restrictions and rules before engaging […]

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B2B Telemarketing: What to Do When Your B2B Prospects Do These…

posted by Margaret Spencer on October 26, 2016

The following are the three common problems, telemarketers experiences from B2B prospects during telemarketing campaigns and here’s how to tackle them. Ignore your Calls You’ve been reaching to a B2B prospect for how many times now. But, to no avail. Apparently, your calls are being ignored. The best thing to do in this scenario is […]

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12 B2B Appointment Setting Reminders (Part 3)

posted by Margaret Spencer on October 22, 2016

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 […]

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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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Why Should You Include Telephone Survey in Your Business?

posted by Margaret Spencer on October 17, 2016

Businesses that are starting up, launching a new product or service or assessing their customer service are bound to do a market research. Of which, the results are ultimately used to respond to the needs and preferences of the target market. Information is the main ingredient in a market research and marketers have been using […]

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5 Words You Should and Should Not Include in Your B2B Telemarketing Pitch

posted by Margaret Spencer on October 14, 2016

Words have the power to both compel and drive prospects away. In B2B telemarketing, using certain word or phrases can have an impact on the call. Wrong words or phrases can leave a bad taste in the prospect’s mouth but the right ones can certainly earn you their good side. Let us a take a […]

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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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