Sales training coaching is in demand, especially in markets that have been hit hard such as real estate. Cold calling is up there among most people’s greatest fears. With a good script, however, it doesn’t have to be. With a little coaching and training, you can help transform call reluctance into sales.
Don’t Let Your Sales Training Coaching Clients Pick Up the Phone Without a Script
Many people are hesitant to use a script, because they believe it is inauthentic. It’s not, it’s just being prepared. Ask my 8 year old daughter whether she wants a script when she calls Girl Scout Cookie customers and she’ll tell you it gives her confidence. I don’t think anyone she called thought she was anything but sweet and genuine.
The Three Steps to Cold Calling Mastery
Take time to create a script for yourself. This is the structure:
1. Identify yourself and your company.
2. Explain briefly why you are calling.
3. Tell them what you want.
During the course of the call you want to find out if they would like to do it. Sounds simple, right?
Your sales training coaching clients might have concerns about establishing rapport, asking about the other persons needs etc. Those are all things that you want to include at some point during the call. It’s key, however, to convey to your prospect that you value their time by getting to the point as soon as possible. You only have about 30 seconds to get people interested anyway. You will have more success if what you want is to give value, not ask for a handout. For example, what you want might be to give a free training to a group of people related to your area of expertise. Don’t forget, cold calling is still a numbers game. But knowing what to say will allow your clients to take rejection with a grain of salt and move on to the next call.
JTS Advisors Bi-Designated Strategy and Accountability Coach