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I feel pretty strongly about telemarketing...

Posted 09-28-2013 at 06:29 AM by MikeJaquish

Yes, I do.

Originally Posted by MikeJaquish View Post
Telemarketing may be OK if you don't act like a self-absorbed jerk, i.e.:

Never call someone who is not delighted to hear from you.

Never call someone who works at night while they are trying to sleep during the day.

Never call anyone who is sleeping for any reason.

Never call someone who is on the DNC list.

Never try to overcome an objection to your call.

Never call someone who does not want to receive your call.

Never call someone who has a sick child that just went to sleep for the first time in 36 hours.

Never call someone who is dealing with a family emergency, death in the family, etc.

Never call someone who just sat down to eat.

Never, ever call someone who is actively amorously involved with someone else, or themselves.

Never make the call about you, since you are "helping" and "educating."

Never bore the person you call.

Never call someone and tell them "It's a great time to buy a home!"

Never call someone and try to "create urgency."

Never tell the recipient that you work for free for them.

Never call a cell phone for someone who pays by the minute.

Never call a cell phone whose owner is at a concert, doctor appointment, out to dinner, on vacation, fishing with kids, driving a car, or otherwise occupied.

Never call a work phone.

Never call someone who is working from home and interrupt their work, or make the house phone ring when they are on the line with a client.

Never call someone and block Caller ID.
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  1. Old Comment
    Sage advice!
    Posted 10-02-2013 at 06:13 PM by malfunction malfunction is offline
  2. Old Comment
    Originally Posted by malfunction View Comment
    Sage advice!
    Works for me!
    Posted 10-02-2013 at 06:45 PM by MikeJaquish MikeJaquish is online now
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    Posted 02-16-2015 at 06:09 AM by nancyjordan nancyjordan is offline
    Updated 02-16-2015 at 08:10 AM by MikeJaquish
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    Posted 02-16-2015 at 06:10 AM by nancyjordan nancyjordan is offline
    Updated 02-16-2015 at 08:10 AM by MikeJaquish

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