“3 Simple Tips For Handling Telemarketers”
It’s plain funny and effective so, I thought it would make a wonderful post.
Telemarketing calls are often considered a nuisance, as their sole purpose is to get you to make a purchase. However indirectly this fact may present itself, the several-minute spiel provided by a determined telemarketer almost always ends with requesting your agreement to buy something. Telling them that you are not interested in their products often would not help you escape the conversation.
Instead, if you feel like having some fun, consider a more playful approach. You can deal with a telemarketer with humor, which can help take some of the stress away from receiving their calls.
There are three simple ways to put an end to these interruptions on your telephone line.
Three Little Words That Work!!
(1) The three little words are: ‘Hold On, Please……..’
Saying this, while putting down your phone and walking off (instead of hanging-up immediately), go back to your work, would make each telemarketing call so much more time-consuming that boiler room sales would grind to a halt.
Then when you eventually hear the phone company’s ‘beep-beep-beep’ tone, you know it is time to go back and hang up your handset, which has efficiently completed its task. If he calls back, do this repeatedly until he decides it is no longer worth his time to harass you.
These three little words will help eliminate telephone soliciting.
(2) Put Some Humor In It
If you do not want to set your phone down because it will prevent other calls from coming through, and if you would rather take a lighthearted and amusing approach to the calls, try having fun with it.
When the telemarketer calls, ask her to spell out her company’s name before she talks to you about the product or service she is selling. Ask her to hold while you look the company up on the computer. When she asks if you have heard of her company’s product, tell her that you have. In fact, your Aunt Martha used it and well……… be creative, fill in the blanks, make it up as you go along. If the telemarketer asks how your day was, tell him that you are so glad he asked, you really needed someone to talk to today and this is perfect timing. Proceed to share your story and ask him for advice. Surely, his supervisor will not approve of the personal conversation and the telemarketer will not look forward to dialing your number again.
The chances are, you will be removed from that list.
(3) Do you ever get those annoying phone calls with no one on the other end?
This is a telemarketing technique where a machine makes phone calls and records the time of day when a person answers the phone.
This technique is used to determine the best time of day for a ‘real’ sales person to call back and get someone at home.
What you can do after answering, if you notice there is no one there, is to immediately start hitting your # button on the phone, 6 or 7 times, as quickly as possible This confuses the machine that dialed the call and it kicks your number out of their system.
Gosh, what a shame not to have your name in their system any longer!
You get the idea !!
If you follow these tips, I believe it will work.