Cold calling means reaching out to prospects without notifying them in order to propose a product service. It had been said that cold calling has given telemarketing a bad name. It’s as if telemarketers would stop at nothing, pounding through their contact list for the sake of conversion. But I daresay, this only applies to businesses that do not value sensitivity and rules in cold calling. Fundamental factors are often taken for granted resulting in unsuccessful cold calls.
Preparing for the Cold Call
Preparation is the fundamental of all fundamental. Right? It’s a preliminary activity you have to undergo in order to achieve a goal at basically anything. Before cold calling, get yourself together. Clear your mind and take your confidence up a notch. Practice your pitch. Research what you can about your B2B prospect in order to build a mutual understanding.
Asking Prospect’s Permission
Before jumping in on your pitch, do not neglect the etiquette of asking permission. There are instances where you call a B2B prospect and it’s simply not the best time for him/her to talk to you. Politely ask for a time where it’s appropriate to call again.
Getting Prospects’ Interest
You don’t have all day to talk with your prospect. Make sure that you make an appeal at the onset of the call. After introducing yourself and your business, employ concise, assertive statements or offers that will sit well with your B2B prospect (like increase in revenues). Do not forget to ask questions that will help you distinguish your B2B prospect needs in relation to your business. If truth be told, profound mastery in talking to them isn’t such a big deal. You just have to know the art of making B2B prospects comprehend why should they demand and purchase the service you are proposing and how great your business in what it does. Make your B2B prospect see the sense of working with your business.
If this cold call results to a B2B lead, guide your prospect genially down the conversion procedures. Make sure to give details of these procedures and catch up on any arrangements you bring about.