Some people might tell you that the word ‘lead’ has become ambiguous. Depending on your sales team, leads could go from a simple list of contact information to a full schedule of appointments. As a result, people have begun to question the value of leads. Do they really seal the deal as many people say they do?
Well on a technical level, a lead isn’t a closed deal. It’s simply an indicator that a closed deal is a possibility. That possibility though can be certified. With regards to appointment setting, it is one way to seal the deal and confirm your chances.
Appointment setting has its advantages when you’re marketing something that is too big to be covered by an email or even an entire website. It’s something you need to discuss further and a good place to do that is in a meeting. Before that meeting however, you need to determine what will maximize your chances so that not all your B2B leads will go to waste.
Now if you’re looking for a fast way to talk to a potential client, you should give telemarketing a try. A phone conversation both has the flexibility and the capacity to be more direct than text-based communication (e.g. email). Granted, the costs of having your own call center may not sit well with everybody but you don’t have to go through that if you’re willing to outsource telemarketing services instead.
Whichever you choose though, getting that appointment is a process that demands thorough qualification and therefore, it’s a good way you can maximize your sales chances today!