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Monday, October 27, 2014
Coachtactics October Newsletter: I'm Against Cold Calling But If You Insist On It, Here's How
October 23, 2014
What I thought I'd find in Vancouver
week, I was in Vancouver for the first time in 46 years. Above is a
picture of what I always imagined I would see when I got there. I was
(kinda) wrong. Sure, there were joggers, bikers galore, and sure
everyone looked happy but mostly I saw a really nice, sophisticated new
market to expand my business into. Click here to take a look at the awesome conference I was involved in. The video was compiled by an awesome hubby-wife duo.
I'll be staying in town for a while now..but where are YOU travelling to expand your biz?
Wishing you and your brand a rocking week!
I'm Against Cold Calling But If You Insist On It, Here's How
consider myself a bit of an expert on cold calling. Why is that you
say? Because I practically cut my baby teeth on it. It was literally my
first summer job-telemarketing. At the tender age of 15, I started first
by selling ad space in a business directory in Montreal (using very BAD
French). Then I progressed to peddling light bulbs and ultimately my
telemarketing career peaked at its glory when I started selling cemetery
property. It is a good (but gruesome) business. After all, what other
service can you think of where literally EVERYONE needs it?
Through it all, I learned a lot about how to sell on the phone. Now I use my experiences in helping my small business coaching clients get new leads. Here are my pearls of wisdom that were honed by trials, errors and sometimes horrors through the years.
Don't Do It
When I was a telemarketer,
they gave us the phone book as our leads. Basically prospects needed to
have a pulse and live in the city. Today, there's social media and the
internet and so many more resources to define your target. LinkedIn
allows you to even write directly to the exact position and title of the
exact company you want to work for. So when such a sophisticated world
of communication exists, why would you go back to the stone ages?
I know lots of people still do it but the ROI in my experience doesn't
justify the means. It's for people who DON'T KNOW any other way or who
don't have a clearly defined niche.
Warm It Up
When I teach my clients to cold call, I help them warm it up first. I ask them to reach out to their networks and e-introduce them to their target audience.
I make them go on the company website or YouTube channel to find
anything relevant to a recent award, ad, news-something to engage the
conversation. Kind of like "I'm calling because I saw your recent
acceptance speech at the HR awards on YouTube and wanted to find out
more about what you do". This immediately sets you apart.
I always enjoy speaking to reps who cold call me but who have done
their research. They say a word about my videos or my book or ask me a
question about my niching workshops-all info widely available to anyone
who cares to spend 10 minutes on my website. So do the work and warm up
that cold call. You'll get a lot further with it.
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City of Toronto's Small Business Forum is a must-attend event for
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insights on the latest market trends while connecting to tactical
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Date: October 23, 2014
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building
I'll Be Speaking At The CAPS Smart Start 100 Day Track
Bulls Eye! How To Target Your Best Customers!
could be the best speaker in the world, but if no one knows who you
are, then you'll spend your days speaking to no one but yourself!
this program, you will get actionable tools, templates, and strategies
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I'll Be Speaking At The Positive Fabulous Women Mingler
Finding the Right Niche for Your Fab Biz
all inspired, creative, passionate Toronto women to join us for an
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special evening will kick-off with some mingling as you unwind, sip
your favourite cocktail and savour the delectable complimentary light
hors d'oeuvres. We will also have some introductions and a facilitated
interactive networking activity to help you connect deeper with some of
the women in the room.
Date: Oct 28th, 2014
The Windsor Arms Hotel
18 Saint Thomas Street, Toronto
TICKETS: Early-Bird by Oct 5: $15 | Regular Pre-Payment: $20 | Cash at the door: $30
I'll Be Co-hosting a Tweetup with Positive Fabulous Women
Finding the Right Niche for Your Fab Biz
Join Katia Millar and I as we tweet up a storm full of Q&A about what the heck a niche is and how to find yours.
Date: Oct 30th, 2014
To Join: Show up on Twitter and make sure to follow me @Coachtactics to see the chat.
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Date: Wednesday, November 12th, 2014,
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