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 Success on the Telephone
 

SUCCESS IN TELEPHONE SALES

The best source of Telephone Sales Training Courses

A hands-on one-day course with free e-learning revision after your training and pre-course online skills testing. Free bespoke course design is also available for private classes if the content needs to be adjusted
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CPD accredited course

Note: this Success in Telephone Sales course is CPD certified.
It is delivered as a classroom course with FREE post-course ONLINE revision.
This means that not only has it been rigorously assessed in terms of content and quality, but it comes with a FREE CPD Certification certificate, as well as an Activia diploma of completion.
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COURSE OUTLINE

Full details of modules and topics covered in this one-day course

Blended learning
FREE E-LEARNING REVISION

Note: Free e-learning revision is available with this course: 12 months of access for each delegate on scheduled public (open) classes and standard on-site/private classes (not available for bespoke courses) .

DURATION

This is a one-day training course structured into 15 modules

COURSE AIMS

This intensive one-day training course teaches delegates how to use the telephone for professional selling. Delegates will learn how to prepare scripts, manage outgoing and incoming calls, and implement components of an effective voice. Delegates will also learn about how to craft voice mail messages, deal with gatekeepers and close sales.

TARGET AUDIENCE

Anyone involved with telephone-based relationships who wants to organise and enhance their skills in the shortest possible time. Although the course has been designed for salespeople, the skills learned can equally be applied to areas such as customer service or support, where sales opportunities arise during the normal run of work.

Do you know:

  • How selling to people on the telephone differs from face to face selling?
  • How, because of the impersonal nature of the medium, it is easier to lose sales?

Above all, do you know how to avoid this happening?


Too many companies treat telephone sales people as mechanical "order takers" and unknowingly consign an enormous volume of potential sales to the dustbin.
Whether telemarketing, booking appointments or straight product sales, each activity can be transformed by gaining control of the limitations and the opportunities offered by the telephone.
You will learn the crucial points to watch so that you maximise the conversion of new enquiries to real business.
The result ? Your ability to increase sales and profitability will be enhanced by staff who have a new awareness of how to be more effective.in selling


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MODULE 1:  Introduction and Course Overview
MODULE 2:  The Sales Process
Learning outcomes:
Understand how the sales cycle works and the dynamic seven step process involved from establishing need to deliver and evaluate.
Topics covered:
  • The Four Steps of a Sale
  • How the Sales Cycle Works
MODULE 3:  The Fear Factor in Sales
Learning outcomes:
Know how to overcome the myth and discover the most common reasons that hold salespeople back from opportunity.
Topics covered:
  • Defining the Fear Factor
  • The Myth of the Fear Factor
  • Overcoming the Fear Factor
MODULE 4:  Maximising Productivity in a Sales Role
Learning outcomes:
Recognise the deflective tactics and time wasters that can divert our progress and weaken impact. Discover the habits of successful sales people.
Topics covered:
  • Deflective Tactics -- Time Wasters
  • Six Habits Of Successful Sales People
  • Talking To The Right People
MODULE 5:  The Importance of Voice
Learning outcomes:
Be able to use the most powerful ally you have when on the phone, learn the factors that can influence success and raise the 'wins' into sales.
Topics covered:
  • Understanding the Four Factors of Voice
  • Volume
  • Tone
  • Pronunciation
  • Pace
  • How to Improve Your Selling Voice
MODULE 6:  The Telephone as a Business Tool
Learning outcomes:
Understand the nature of the telephone and recognise the strengths and the areas of limitation, and raise your capability and work ethics.
Topics covered:
  • Advantages of the Telephone
  • Disadvantages of the Telephone
  • Making the Most of the Telephone
MODULE 7:  Outbound Calls: Developing Your Script
Learning outcomes:
Be better prepared and develop that professional approach so that making calls is more than just a numbers game.
Topics covered:
  • Warming Up the Outbound Call
  • The Seven Step Script
  • Sample Script
  • Making the Script Yours
  • Exercise: Create Your Own Script
  • Using Cheat Sheets
MODULE 8:  Setting SMART Goals for Yourself
Learning outcomes:
Set and establish SMART goals that can work for you and result in better focus of your hard work and persistence.
Topics covered:
  • The Importance of Setting Goals
  • Knowing What You Want to Accomplish
  • The Three Ps of Goals
  • SMART Goals
MODULE 9:  Pre-Call Planning
Learning outcomes:
Build effective planning into your process so you get higher conversion rates and greater consistency.
Topics covered:
  • The Importance of Pre-Call Planning
  • Tips for Planning Your Call
MODULE 10:  Generating Appointments
Learning outcomes:
Pave the way for yourself or for a colleague by establishing the interest of customers and making the face-to face meetings easier opportunities for success.
Topics covered:
  • Preparing for the Appointment Call
  • Example Scripts for Generating Appointments
  • Exercise: Create Your Own Script
MODULE 11:  Dealing with Gatekeepers
Learning outcomes:
Approach "Gatekeepers" with techniques that can help your success rate, and see them as an opportunity.
Topics covered:
  • Why Gatekeepers Stop You
  • Proven Techniques for Getting Gatekeepers Onside
MODULE 12:  Incoming Calls
Learning outcomes:
Understand the four types of calls and develop better preparations and guidelines that can exceed customer expectations and get the first impression right.
Topics covered:
  • Preparing For Incoming Calls: The Four Types of Call
  • Guidelines for Opening the Call
  • The Six Ps
  • Meeting Customer Expectations: Four Areas of Expectation
  • First Impressions Exercise
MODULE 13:  Voice Mail Messages
Learning outcomes:
Craft a voice mail message that creates interest and raises the likelihood of return calls. Use voice messages as a great opportunity for success.
Topics covered:
  • Why We Should Leave Voice Mail Messages
  • Voice Mail Etiquette
  • How to Craft a Voice Mail Message
MODULE 14:  Action - ABC: Always Be Closing
Learning outcomes:
"Always be closing" (ABC) is the key to any productive conversation with a customer. Discover the 6 types of closing techniques, the frames and the pitfalls of that crucial last step.
Topics covered:
  • Asking for the Business
  • Effective Closing Techniques
  • Types of Close
  • Framing the Close
  • Pitfalls When Closing the Sale
  • Trial Closing
  • Aiming For Repeat Business
  • Maximising Profit
MODULE 15:  Your Personal Action Plan

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DELEGATE FEEDBACK FOR OUR
SALES SKILLS: SUCCESS ON THE TELEPHONE COURSE

AVERAGE REVIEW: 4.6 out of 5  BASED ON 69 REVIEWS

Kim Gardener
, Jan 30 2020
"Ron was really nice and the 1 to 1 was very beneficial"


 
Course rating of 5 stars
Helen Turnbull
, Oct 24 2019
"Chris asked questions and listened very well to understand the specific training requirements of the delegates. Everything was tailored to these objectives, as well as covering the whole course content. Very impressive and extremely helpful approach, thank you."


 
Course rating of 5 stars
James Ansorg
, Oct 16 2019
"Katerina was marvellous! Not only did she customise the course to my exact specifications, she also did so in great detail, adding valuable information at every step of the way. She created a supportive and advancing training environment making sure of my understanding. I would like to emphasise the elegance with which she combined introducing the underlying theoretical concepts with immediate practical advice, examples and practice. Many thanks Katerina for a very educational day!"


 
Course rating of 5 stars
Dave Stocks
, Sep 24 2019
"Anna brought her experience of sales to the course and adapted it superbly to the field of business I am now in."


 
Course rating of 5 stars
David Stocks
, Sep 24 2019
"Superbly trained by Anna, who adapted her own experience to suit the business I'm in now."


 
Course rating of 5 stars
Ben Tunaley
, Sep 17 2019
"Very useful course and extremely well delivered. "


 
Course rating of 5 stars
Courtney Bull
, Sep 17 2019
"the course covered everything clearly and the trainer had a lot of valuable personal experience and knowledge to impart that wasn't in the book. I was very impressed and engaged with the course."


 
Course rating of 5 stars
Lia Johnson
, Aug 14 2019
"great training and great trainer, "


 
Course rating of 5 stars
Mollie Gracie
, Aug 14 2019
"Trainer was fantastic, she made it enjoyable and easy to understand. She covered everything we wanted to know."


 
Course rating of 4 stars
Tyler Allen
, Aug 13 2019
"It was an interesting and useful course that helped me develop my skills."


 
Course rating of 5 stars

MORE INFORMATION FOR
SUCCESS ON THE TELEPHONE

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FREE Online Revision

With our latest Sales courses, you get free online revision for a full 12 months after your class so you can reinforce the knowledge you have gained.

Access is simple: go to www.activia.co.uk/login/ and log in using your email address.   This will give you free access to our e-learning revision modules.

Note: These have been developed and written exclusively by Activia to maximise effectiveness, by matching the online content exactly to what you cover in class.   We hope you have fun, on the day of the course and with honing your knowledge afterwards!

General Information

All Activia telephone sales training courses have been created, reviewed and developed to ensure up to date provision and constantly improving standards of content. Our Sales training is interactive and classroom-based which maximises learning through the ability to ask questions and discuss specific issues.

Class Sizes

Maximum class size for Sales courses is 10 delegates, which ensures that attendees get adequate time for personal attention from the instructor. At some of our centres, the maximum class size is 12 delegates.

Note that we never cancel our scheduled classes -- even if there are only one or two delegates -- so once you have booked, your place is assured.

For training at your offices, we can deliver classes of up to 15 delegates, though with bigger class sizes you must understand that there is less time for questions from delegates, and this may affect the quality of their experience.

How to book
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Note: With non-credit card bookings you must sign and return a Booking Form before we can confirm your training.

Also note: If you are a private individual you must pay by credit card at the time of booking.

The confirmation process
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Your place is allocated, along with the trainer, workbooks and exercise files if appropriate
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You receive an official confirmation, with joining instructions (and directions if it's at our centre)
Training invoice
You receive a VAT invoice

Note: Please allow 1 - 2 working days for your confirmation and invoice.

What happens on the day

If you are coming to our centre, dress code is smart casual.   Refreshments in the form of tea/coffee will be provided for morning and afternoon breaks, but please note that we do not provide lunch.   The timetable is as follows:

9:15

ARRIVAL TIME

9:30

TRAINING STARTS

11:00

MID-MORNING BREAK



1:00

ONE HOUR LUNCH BREAK

3:15

MID-AFTERNOON BREAK

4:30

WRAP UP

Note: break times can vary according to the needs of the training, and course duration for smaller class sizes are usually shorter because fewer delegates have fewer questions !

For training at your offices, this itinerary can be varied by prior arrangement.

What you get

With your Sales training course from Activia, you get a free workbook, so you can review and revise afterwards to reinforce your knowledge. With all courses, you are also given 12 months access to free online revision which will further help you to reinforce the lessons you have learned.

Every delegate on a Sales course also gets an Activia Training Attendance Certificate.



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