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Pampered Chef: Bookings Phone book cold calls?

Discussion in 'Bookings, Sales, Shows, Booths etc' started by jennieqmire, Aug 21, 2005.

  1. I've seen a couple of times on this website some of you talk about getting out the phone book and just going down the list to make calls for bookings, I was wondering if you had a script or something when you made these calls or did you just make it up with each call. I recently moved and don't know many people here yet, so I was considering picking up the phone book, but I am rather nervous about it. Weren't you afraid that people would just hang up?
    Advice please!
    I haven't got any bookings for sept. yet :( The one I was counting on said she would feel more comfortable waiting until nov., and I don't want to place all my hopes on my Aug. 27th show for bookings.
    Aug 21, 2005
  2. its_me_susan

    its_me_susan Senior Member


    Somewhere I read that if you look through your paper... engagement announcements, babies, just sold houses, etc, you can get ideas for who to look up?

    Good luck!!!
    Aug 21, 2005
  3. kitchen queen

    kitchen queen Member

    you could try...


    If you have a church directory at your church, you could call from there. You could say, "Hi, I'm Jennifer. I go to XXXXX church with you...."
    Aug 22, 2005
  4. ltkacz

    ltkacz Guest

    National Do Not Call List

    I would think that you would need to abide by the National Do Not Call List for this. In my "other" career, there are strict guidellines with respect to cold calling. I would think that the National Do Not Call List would also pertain to a PC business as well.

    If you are in violation of the NDNC list, the fines are steep.

    Just a thought.
    Aug 22, 2005
  5. DZmom

    DZmom Veteran Member

    Cold Calls; Just My Opinion!!

    I am one of the ones that has posted about cold calling. I just tell people that I am expanding my business and would like to include them in a wonderful opportunity to earn Free kitchen tools.

    My opinion on cold calls is if a person lists their phone number in a phone directory then they are fair game. If they ask how I got their number I remind them that it is listed in the phone book and if they would like I will take them off my call list. I then just highlight their name and number with a bright pink highlighter and DO NOT CALL THEM AGAIN!!! :D
    Aug 22, 2005
  6. dawn424383

    dawn424383 Member

    Have you had much success with this or is your phone book entirely highlighted? :p
    Aug 23, 2005
  7. DZmom

    DZmom Veteran Member

    I started with "A" and made it to Adams before I received anything. I got 2shows and a maybe for a show and the opportunity. I, of course, got every kind of response, from hangups to screams, so don't be discouraged. Set a goal before you start and remain positive.
    Aug 23, 2005
  8. dawn424383

    dawn424383 Member

    100 No's

    I found this somewhere, and thought this was the perfect thread to post it under. Hope it is helpful to all.

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    Aug 23, 2005
  9. PamperedEsther

    PamperedEsther Member

    Thanks, Dawn

    that was just what I needed.

  10. mypamperedmoocow

    mypamperedmoocow Member

    too funny!

    That was too funny! Just what I needed to brighten my day/week! thanks!
  11. paydaymom

    paydaymom Member

    I hate to drop a bomb or seem negative. I am on the do not call list and if some one calls me I get their name and number and report them. You can be fined!!! My number is listed in the phone book for legitimate people trying to find me, maybe a friend of one of my kids mom, not for people to call me when I have a lot more to be doing than answer the phone for people who do not even know me. Believe me I am not the only one who feels this way and there are LOTS of people who will report you. Please don't think I am being ugly but I felt you needed to know this view and I was just trying to be honest.
    Aug 23, 2005
  12. wow...strong opinions

    i didn't realize that the opinions on this subject would differ so much. Anyway I got 2 bookings for the first week of sept. so I think I will hold off on the phone book for now. thanks for all the opinions don't know if they helped,(kinda scared me) I didn't realize the whole do not call thing. thanks for laying that side of things out there.
    Aug 24, 2005
  13. paydaymom

    paydaymom Member

    I hated to be so far at the other end, but in our area the telemarketers are awful. What is so weird is that I live in a small country town but lately there have been a lot of new people moving in. You can go as a PC consultant and download the list of do not call #'s in your area. It is free. My full time job is marketing with a Landscape company who needs to reach out to the locals and I guess that is why I take the DNC list so serious.
    Aug 24, 2005
  14. Lisa S

    Lisa S Member

    Where do you go to download your local Do Not Call list?
    Aug 24, 2005
  15. ShanaSmith

    ShanaSmith Veteran Member Silver Member

    I would kind of have to go with Paydaymom on this one... I would NEVER do business with someone from a cold call. I am also on the do not call list. I might not report you the first time... but I wouldn't talk to you either.

    just my 2 cents
    Aug 24, 2005
  16. paydaymom

    paydaymom Member

    Aug 25, 2005
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