You Want to Sell Me What?? And You Don't Even Know Who I Am?
First this is not a rant on telephone sales calls or cold calls... well maybe just a little. But here is how a call to me went today...
Me: "Room Service Home Staging...may I help you?"
Now this is where I here what sounds like someone finishing whatever he was eating.
Salesman: Pause... "Oh...is this um.. Interior Styles?
Me: "No... this is Room Service Home Staging. May I help you?"
Salesman: Uh- oh.. well ..I was calling for Interior Styles.. oh you're a Staging company.. that's just what I need. And, he then proceeded to try to sell me ad space in a Country Club magazine.
It was so apparent that he was Dialing for Dollars as well as finishing his breakfast.
I have no problem with someone calling me to try to sell me something. After all, we're all trying to sell something. However... if you call me:
1. Wait until you've finished eating, slurping or drinking whatever it is you're eating slurping or drinking.
2. Know who you're calling. I understand you may have this nice list of "prospects" you are calling and I may be # 20 on a long list. But put your finger on my name... underline it... use a colored marker!!!
(The above commentary was brought to you by Kathy Streib of Room Service! Home Staging. All opinions are hers and do not represent the opinion of the Networking Community. Wanna bet!)
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