Well I only dialed about a dozen numbers as I felt so unprepared and things jsut did not go well when I had a real person on the line.
I am really good on the phone at my job talking with homeowners, granted its not cold calling. I rehearsed the script from Avid Mobile ( i made some tweaks) a couple times and off I went, waiting minutes in between calls as each call was its own mountain.
I got a couple people to give me the best time to reach the owner, and using the owners name is an easy gatekeeper buster i think. (I am using Manta for my list)
ONe owner i did get on the phone sounded upset and annoyed before i said a word, I fumbled and then she said she could barely hear me and hung up. Oh well.
One gatekeeper objection on the 2nd call was, "what is this in regards to?" I fumbled that one too even though I wrote a pretty easy script for it.
i think I need to spend some more time with the script before I make my calls and also I feel kind of bound by the script, if I just know and am passionate about SMS text message marketing I think I will be able to deliver with more confidence.
When talking to someone about a pool I know pools and hot tubs inside and out so talking to them and selling them on them is easy. I guess it will take time to get there.
I cut the session short as I know I needed a new plan or approach, or more precisely practice my approach a little more.
I live in a nice small but busy downtown in NH and want to use the fact that I am right here in town as a selling point, so making a good first impression is key.
I will hit the headset and skype again tomorrow, I plan to update this thread as I progress. Having a big payday yesterday from a CL ad and a referral has me pumped and I want to keep creating income so I can build a legit biz.
I have a couple 10am call backs and a couple 2pm call backs to make so I will try to breath, and be confident and get the appointment.
Sorry for the lack of nuggets in this post but just wanted to get my experience out there.