A lot of our content is directly applicable but every once in awhile we like to mix it up and have some fun! To start the new year we wanted to give our audience some fun facts! Just to give credit where credit is due, this post was brought to you by one of our clients that is a dentist in Abbotsford. To view the source they used to extract these facts click here.
- Cell phones have 17 times the amount of bacteria than a toilet seat.
- The first mobile phone costed $4000.
- The first call from a cell phone was made in 1973.
- 72% of cell phones are manufactured in China.
- Most Japanese citizens all own water proof cell phones.
- There are 5 times more mobile phones than computers in the world.
- 90% of people read their text messages within 3 minutes.
- More than 85% of adults in the U.S. have a cell phone.
- In 2012 Apple sold roughly one iPhone per 4 seconds.
- More than 4 billion people on planet earth own a mobile phone.
Thanks for tuning in to Call-Center-Services’ fun phone fact post! We are excited to be bringing you more posts in the near future. Thank you again to lifetime dental for providing the facts and writing this guest post. To learn more about them go to their website: www.lifetimedental.ca/about.
For any questions email us. If you have any interested facts about the phone that you would like to see posted on our blog also get in touch! We love our audience providing valuable information to us!
Phones and cell phones are truly amazing. As we have said they have revolutionized the world. They can turn a one man show into a multi million dollar company. They allow humans to communication with each other on a daily basis. Heck, our entire business is based around phones.
With all of this said, we want to convey the importance of being responsible with your phones, mainly cell phones. The reason behind this stems from the fact that we just read an excerpt about the best dentist in langley who has had to preform many oral surgeries this year. The causation of these injuries were due to people using their cell phones while driving which then resulted in an automobile accident. The doctor said he has seen more injuries from car phone related accidents than anything else this year.
We do not want to scare you, but after our organization read this story we felt the need to let our audience know that texting/talking and driving is very dangerous. We ask you to make a vow to yourself, your family, friends and other people on the road that you will not use your cell phone without a hands free device while you are behind the wheel of a car. We say this because we care about your health and your life.
If you think this is too difficult to commit to then go invest in a hands free device. We promise it will be worth it. In order to participate in the pledge please contact us. We want to make the road safer for everyone and preserve lives. A text or a call can wait!
So we said we were going to give some free information on how to sell and close more effectively over the phone. The phone is an absolute weapon and can make any company, person or organization extremely large sums of money. In this post we will be giving you a snippet of the actual full phone training and selling services we provide for many of our clients. If you would like testimonials or to talk to businesses that have actually gone through our phone selling/closing programs please feel free to contact us and we will put you in touch with some people who have agreed to give out unbiased information. One of them being an orthodontist from British Columbia who has spoken with many people about how this training has helped his staff exponentially grow their practice.
Anyways, back to the free stuff. Here are 5 great tips to help you get better at closing sales on the phone (credit to Grant Cardone):
- Know when to close. Whether you are in person or on the phone, it is important to know when to stop selling and start closing. Many people ask for the close way to early before they have built trust or given enough information. On the other side of things, more people than you would think never even ask for the close and just hope the sale falls right into their lap. Present the proper amount of information, build trust and then ask for the close with confidence.
- Be clear with your customer. Don’t hide anything especially not price. Show them that you are willing to do whatever it takes to look out for their best interest. Be upfront and honest.
- Be realistically confident. Sometimes sales just aren’t meant to be closed. But when a customer is on the fence and making complaints, objections or excuses confidence in yourself, in your product and in your company goes a long way.
- Don’t treat complaints as objections. Everyone is going to complain about price at some point. Don’t treat your potential clients comments as objections unless they really are. Ask good questions, don’t rant and ramble on and just say “let’s do this”
- Smile and be excited. Even if you are talking on the phone, smiling can make it big difference. It changes the tone of your voice and your demeanor. Always smile in a sale regardless of whether it is in person or not.
Hopefully some of these tips were beneficial for you! Again, if you are looking for a testimonial that is unbiased about our phone closing training go to smilesbyroman.com and ask for the orthodontist. Thanks so much!
Since our blog is mainly about phones and how they relate to business and life, we felt that it would be most appropriate if we gave a little bit of background info on the the telephone. In 1870 Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray both independently designed devices that could transmit speech electronically. Bell patented his invention first before Gray was able to and there was a huge legal dispute over it which bell ended up winning.
The telephone came and evolved from Bell’s invention the telegraph. They are both wire-based electrical systems. In 1875 as Bell was working on his “harmonic telegraph” discovered that he could clearly hear the sound of voice over wire. One year later the birth of the telephone began as well as the death of the telegraph that had been used for over 30 years.
For more detailed information on the timeline of the telephone click here. It is truly amazing how the phone was invented and how it evolved. Think about where civilization would be without the telephone. How different business would be and how much tougher daily life would be.
The telephone is truly one of the greatest inventions known to mankind. It has revolutionized the way human beings live life.
To those who are already customers with us, we thank you. To those who are not and are reading this, we hope we can bring you true value in some way soon. If you are curious as to what we actually provide in terms of services take a look at our services page.
Future posts within this Call-Center-Services Blog will be offering upfront and free value, tips and information. If you are a business man or woman, and want to utilize the power of the phone more, then you are in the right place. Phones have changed the world and they have also changed the way people do business. Don’t fall behind, take advantage of it.
So, with this said, please stay tuned as we look forward to be bringing you our 20+ years of expertise and knowledge.