Thursday, December 6, 2012

Introducing Yourself Properly In Lead Generation

When you pick up the phone and dial business prospects, how do you introduce yourself? A lot of telemarketers often fall into the ‘ego trap’, where the need to sell your business ends up into propping yourself up on the level of boast. If you think that this will get you B2B leads, you are badly mistaken. At least, you are driving potential sales leads away. But how do you tell prospects about yourself, without presenting yourself as a braggart?

To start with, you should lean on the mantra of ‘less is more’. There is no need for you to pepper your introduction with accomplishments and titles. As you go along with your conversation, your abilities and achievements will naturally come into the fore. Having a conversation is good business investment.

Second, you should consider the context in which you are to introduce yourself. The setting in which you tell the prospect about your business and yourself is important to for the sake of credibility, as well as appropriateness. This also avoids any awkwardness that may come up during the course of your appointment setting work.

Third, understatements rocks in social settings. There is no need to boast about your company’s earnings or business connections. Unless you are in a business meeting where you have to convince prospects that you have the qualifications for the job, just keep your achievements to yourself. In a normal setting, the title or position does not count. What matters is your relationship.

Remember these three points, and you will not be lost in your lead generation campaign.