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Asking for thoughts on a cold call pitch

Hey, Name, this is Bob from XYZ company. I know you're not expecting my call. Do you have a moment? I promise to be brief.


The reason for my call is that I've been speaking with a number of JOB TITLE who say they're struggling to help their teams develop in the virtual world.


Just wondering how you're currently handling ongoing development and onboarding?


I promised I'd be brief when I first called. How about we find some time this week (suggest day/time) to discuss your goals and challenges and share some examples of how we have helped organizations like yours.


Confirm email before hanging up.

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goose
Politicker
+10
Sales Executive
Skip "the reason for my call..." and just go with "how are you helping your team develop in a virtual world?" ย Or, more importantly... "how are you ensuring your team isn't falling behind in a virtual world?"

Your approach sounds like a sales call. ย Make it a conversation.

My $0.02
annonsales
Opinionated
+1
Sales Development Representative
I appreciate the 2cents Goose. I'm always open to suggestions and ways to make it better / more conversational. It's all about building that rapport 100%
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
Love this. I've been using Hey this is Chep from X company. I know I'm catching you out of the blue "chuckle" is now a bad time? They say yes "Sorry for the interruption can I steal 30 seconds" and if they say no I go straight into my pitch. Everything else here is awesome and I love the quick close. Going to try that tomorrow on the phones! Thanks Annonsales :D
annonsales
Opinionated
+1
Sales Development Representative
Chep! Thank you for your input - let me know how the quick close goes for you. I get a lot of good responses for throwing that in there. Shows I value their time and that when I say it'll be quick it will be.

Eager to hear how it works for you, please let me know!
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
Will do! No pick-ups today, but if/when I schedule one you'll be the first person on Bravado to know;)
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
I thank them first for lifting the call and ask if there is a moment and direct to pain area and pitch with use cases refering few industries in similar domain
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