Cold calling – the caller’s perspective
Today marks the first day I have ever made cold phone calls to sell anything. Word of mouth isn’t spreading as fast as I would like it to, so I have to prime the pump.
It was horrible to start with. My first phone call went really badly. Not only did I flub the intro by speaking at 60 words a minute, he really wasn’t interested. So uninterested, I didn’t even have time to apologize after finding out before the phone went click.
Disheartening start. Luckily, it got better. The last three people to answer the phone were all lovely bubbly women. All of them giggled at the line “I’m making a sales call, so I’ll understand if you want to hang up.”
No meetings yet, but the important thing was starting. Now the important thing is continuing. Making the sales can come later.