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Old 12-01-2007, 01:55 PM
darom03 darom03 is offline
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Default Ask darom03 about being a sucessful telemarketer

Hey, I thought I should volunteer to get a thread started about telemarketing. I am sure a lot of you have some questions about what it is to have worked as on of those annoying idiots who contact companies in order to scam them into buying all kind of crap.

I worked as a telemarketer for several years, both as a salesman and as a sales boss. I even had my own company at one time with four employees and all in all I was very successful in selling useless advertising on electronic media.

So, what would you like to know about telemarketing?
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Old 12-01-2007, 02:02 PM
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Default Re: Ask darom03 about being a sucessful telemarketer

Are you bothered by the fact that 99% of the population thinks you (well your job/business) are a total [censored]?

How do you live with yourself? [img]/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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Old 12-01-2007, 02:07 PM
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Default Re: Ask darom03 about being a sucessful telemarketer

what percentage of cold calls are successful? what is your standard for sales?
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Old 12-01-2007, 02:13 PM
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Default Re: Ask darom03 about being a sucessful telemarketer

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Are you bothered by the fact that 99% of the population thinks you (well your job/business) are a total [censored]?

How do you live with yourself? [img]/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

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It bothers me a little that I once gave in to the temptation of easy cash on the expend of others... But then I look at my government and I smile.

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what percentage of cold calls are successful? what is your standard for sales?

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When we worked on the "new" list - companies registered within a year, I guess I made a sale once every six-to-seven times I got to the pitch. What do you mean by standards?
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Old 12-01-2007, 02:49 PM
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Default Re: Ask darom03 about being a sucessful telemarketer

What was your most/least successful product?
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Old 12-01-2007, 02:58 PM
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What was your least successful product?

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My own. I decided to make a cd-rom (it was back in the days!) targeting counselors for people who want to become independent. On the cd I had a list of companies who would like, and more importantly were not afraid to work with newly registered companies.

Unfortunately my product was [censored] and I had to close before my cd-rom even hit the streets. I only had one request for a refund out of the 600 companies who paid to get on the cd-rom... I was very surprised about that, and of course I never paid that one refund as he eventually gave up on his claim.
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Old 12-01-2007, 03:05 PM
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Default Re: Ask darom03 about being a sucessful telemarketer

Is this thread going to be one long pitch to get us to buy one of your crappy products?
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Old 12-01-2007, 03:20 PM
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Is this thread going to be one long pitch to get us to buy one of your crappy products?

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Have you ever found yourself not being able to find your keys?
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Old 12-01-2007, 03:39 PM
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Default Re: Ask darom03 about being a sucessful telemarketer

ever been pranked ala Tom Mabe?
link: http://howtoprankatelemarketer.ytmnd.com/

edit: or talked to someone hilariously crazy?
link: http://crazytelemarketer.ytmnd.com/
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Old 12-01-2007, 03:46 PM
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I was very surprised about that, and of course I never paid that one refund as he eventually gave up on his claim.

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You sound like a good person.
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