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Cold calling

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
Anyone got tips or experiences to share? For a temp job I have been cold calling for just 3 days, but it's driving me a little crazy.
post #2 of 20
...Is soul crushing, best of luck.
post #3 of 20
Instead of calling, it might be more effective to show up in person.
post #4 of 20
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by odoreater View Post
Instead of calling, it might be more effective to show up in person.

You think the company will reimburse travel? I am only making $12/hr., so they could probably afford it.
post #5 of 20
Nothing wrong with cold calling, unless they placed ads and specifically mentioned "NO CALLS PLEASE!" I've cold called several times with no success.

Calling is easier than traveling around the entire city. Just call, fuck 'em.
post #6 of 20
Confidence. Also make sure that you know the product that you are attempting to sell. DON'T just show up unless you have several potential visits planned in a city/region/area...especially if you are not getting your expenses taken care of.
post #7 of 20
Good luck. It's not easy work for me.
post #8 of 20
I did this for a summer with credit card merchandising. Terrible terrible business until you make your first sale. Keep you chin up. I would suggest that you try to make some intricate change everytime you give your speel. Canned approaches are so phony.
post #9 of 20
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Originally Posted by odoreater View Post
Instead of calling, it might be more effective to show up in person.

My experience is no....but I suppose that will depend on what industry.
post #10 of 20
Never mind my previous post. I misunderstood the question being asked by the OP.
post #11 of 20
Good luck. Its shit work, the people suck and the customers hate you. BUT. Once you can sell cold calling, you're set for life. The sales skills you learn are a license to print money in later life. Its like going to war; you're cold, exhausted and scared but once you're home you can take on the world safe in the knowledge that you've earned your confidence like a man.
post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by TheD0n View Post
Anyone got tips or experiences to share? For a temp job I have been cold calling for just 3 days, but it's driving me a little crazy.

i feel sorry for you. i understand how this can make you feel crazy. stressed out. acid stomach. dont want to get out of bed to go to work kind of feeling.

back in college i had got hired for a sales position that required me to do cold calling. i quit the 2nd day.
post #13 of 20
The only advice I could give you is to smile. It sounds silly, but it will make you feel better and the person at the other end of the receiver will feel it as well.
post #14 of 20
I hope your business burns down. Cold calling should be a criminal act, you people are scum. Die in a fire.
post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post
I hope your business burns down. Cold calling should be a criminal act, you people are scum. Die in a fire.

He should cold call the fireman to save him before he dies in the fire.
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