Tag Archives: intrusive

Cold calling percentages

Replace the cold call with … ANYTHING! Jeffrey Gitomer: I am sick of the argument that cold calling still has a valuable place in selling. Someone PLEASE show me the value. Let’s look at the facts: • 98 percent or more … Continue reading

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Technology and Trysts

What’ll they think of next? The Australian public’s trust in call centres has not been bolstered by the telemarketing industry’s use of voice activity detection (VAD) technology, set by algorithms (beats me how it works, but using that term has … Continue reading

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Prank #9: Chip chomping – updated older post

#9. Chip chomping – ΩΩ Prop:    A packet of chips or crackers. (A clothes peg is optional.) TELEMARKETER: “Hello Mr. Leu. What would you say to an offer of 7 nights in Phuket, the beautiful jewel of Thailand, for … Continue reading

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Pranks #2, #6, and #30

#2. “Another telemarketer calling” – Ω  Prop: Familiarise yourself with where the hash (#) button/key is on your phone keypad.  TELEMARKETER: “Hi, is that Mrs. Koruna? Good evening, I am Rasheed from Aladdin Carpet Cleaning.”  ME: Interrupt early. “Excuse me, I … Continue reading

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Pranking Telemarketers 87 Ways

Gidday Tired of annoying telemarketing calls? Had enough of being harassed at an inconvenient time by an anonymous, foreign sounding or hard to understand cold caller? Me too! Hi, I’m Jimmy. What am I doing? Well, here I plan to post my experiences about annoying … Continue reading

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