Is Cold Calling Dead or Should It Still be Part of Your Sales Activity?

Is Cold Calling Dead or Should It Still be Part of Your Sales Activity? Avatar Posted by ivanpw under Sales
From http://www.smbceo.com 188 days ago
Made Hot by: problogger78 on January 13, 2018 7:26 pm
Do salespeople no longer need to make cold calls to arrange sales appointments with prospects? Is it true that cold calling is dead?





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Written by maxsales18
138 days ago

This varies dramatically from business to business. Should you call them or drop in, write them a mail or send them a text. You really need to decide this yourself. I believe that creating an effective "Elevator Statement" and simply making a call has the best impact in relation to the efficiency of cold calling.



Written by lyceum
137 days ago

Good input to the thread! It is all about the marketing mix. Personally, I don't like to make cold calls. As a certified networker, I am educated in the thinking of referral marketing (know - like - trust).



Written by MS_Peter
164 days ago

I think Cold Calling will never be dead, but there are smarter ways of prospecting.

The first clarity to be made is what is the definition of Cold Calling. Is it randomly knocking on every door of a building, or making fresh calls to a very strategic target list.

I believe the random cold calling is industry specific, although everybody can look at more efficient ways of building their pipeline.

Cold Calling on the phone needs to be done but again with Social Media and current contacts in the market we could be more creative.



Written by lyceum
137 days ago

Peter: Thanks for your comment and welcome to BizSugar!

All the Best,

Martin



Written by ivanpw
162 days ago

Good point - thanks for the explanation!

Ivan



Written by flodealindia
179 days ago

Cold calling is not at all a bad way of marketing about our products and services. Sometimes we can convert our sale and atleast we can the consumer bebehavior.



Written by ivanpw
162 days ago

I agree - just be careful not to be spammy :)



Written by lyceum
179 days ago

Ivan: Good for you! ;) I know about a caller id app, blocking cold callers.



Written by lyceum
182 days ago

Ivan: How do you handle them? ;)



Written by ivanpw
180 days ago

Martin,

I search the caller ID online, confirm whether it's sales or marketing rep from an unwanted company, and block the number :D



Written by lyceum
183 days ago

Ivan: Good to hear! ;) Do you get plenty of cold calls during a day?



Written by ivanpw
182 days ago

For sure :D



Written by lyceum
186 days ago

Ivan: It should be "dead"! I "hate" receiving cold calls at the "wrong" times during my worklife.



Written by ivanpw
183 days ago

Martin,

:D I understand what you mean!



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