Why some cold callers give me a chill........
I’ve written before about my experience of cold callers, and the feeling sometimes of being persued and hunted…..this week has thrown up two quite different cold calling experiences
DO YOU NEED SIGNS?
I was called by a very abrupt lady who asked me simply if I needed ‘signs’, which I assured her I didn’t. It obviously took her rather by surprise, because her next question was ‘what business are you in?’. Meanly, or perhaps unsurprisingly I refused to tell her, and said simply that she should have done her research before phoning me!
DO YOU NEED FREEZE DRIED FRUIT?
I was also called by someone who wanted to sell me freeze dried fruit [incidently which I also don’t use or require]. Her approach was much more conversational, she said she was looking at my website, loved the picture of me and the kids and thought the varieties sounded really interesting. Unsurprisingly, we probably had a much more constructive telephone call.
….at the end of the day I neither require signs or freeze dried fruit BUT one caller had clearly done her research better than the other. Why should I bother to buy from people who can’t even be bothered to look me up…