A Telephone Truth

It is true that every phone call is an interruption. This is not new; it has been the case since Alexander Graham Bell invented the technology. We are always doing something else when our phone rings and this makes the caller responsible for grabbing our attention and inspiring us to commit to conversation.

But … if we can inspire people to call us back, everything changes. When someone returns our call they have decided they have the time to listen. In fact, the majority of the time, they have actually set aside time to have a conversation.

When we answer an incoming call, we can be confident our audience is ready to communicate.

For the majority of my clients, the results I deliver are firmly connected to helping them increase these returned calls. This seemingly small shift results in more meetings and demos being booked, in more revenue being generated.

Here are my key tips on increasing your returned calls, first published in 2014. Enjoy!

Part 1 – Always leave a message 

Part 2 – Avoid phone tag 

Part 3 – Be brief

Part 4 – Continue calling

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Closing a sale is the natural outcome of inspiring great conversations and listening intently to our potential customers.

This natural approach still involves a process – a plan that moves potential customers through a journey of discovery with you. So ... what's your process? And am I the right sales coach for you? Let's find out.

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  • Remote learning experiences + one-on-one coaching for women entrepreneurs (More info about this three-year program here.)
  • Team and individual coaching with a national moving company to refine their sales process
  • Remote half-day training for provincial tourism representatives
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  • Remote half-day webinar on written correspondence to customers

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