Reasons Why You Can’t Get Rid of These “awful” Telemarketers

Reasons Why You Can't Get Rid of These "awful" Telemarketers

Are you tired of telemarketers calling you every single day?

Whether you like it or not, telemarketers will continue to call you even if you say, “I’m not interested” or you repeatedly hang up on every call.

In fact, “I’m not interested”, “No, thank you.” and Hang up are common responses telemarketers get from their prospects. So don’t expect them to leave you the minute you say, “No!”.

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Here are the 2 main reasons why you can’t get rid of these “awful” telemarketers.

#1 Prospects NEVER listen.

Most prospects think telemarketers don’t listen. Well, in fact, they are the one that is not listening. I’ve been a salesperson for more than 10 years. Whenever I encounter a prospect who keeps on telling me he’s not interested even before I started telling him why I called, is considered a good prospect to me. Why? It could be that the prospect is busy or in the middle of something so he doesn’t have time to talk right now. What I’ll do is take note of this prospect and set a reminder to call him after a week or so to check if he’s available to talk.

What you can do?

Let telemarketers talk. Find out what they are offering and see if it can be beneficial for your company. Once you do and found out you don’t need their services, then tell it to them.

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#2 Prospects fail to provide the reason why he’s not interested.

As a salesperson, I don’t want to waste my time calling a prospect if I know there’s no opportunity for me to do business with them. So if I called and you told me, “no”, then immediately end the call, you’ll probably hear from me again, soon.

What you can do?

Tell the telemarketer why you’re not interested. Whether you are already using that product or you have a provider or consultant. Let them know, so they’ll understand why you don’t want them to call you again.

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#3 Don’t just hang up.

Salespeople are professionals. They undergo months of training to perform their job well. Not to mention they called and ask to speak with you in a professional way. They deserve to be treated professionally.

What you can do?

Act professional and treat they right. You’ll see they’ll treat you better than you expect.

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So listen up! The next time a telemarketer calls you, give them at least 5 minutes of your time. Hear them out and let them know whether there’s an opportunity or not. When they found out you don’t need their product or services, they won’t bother calling you again.