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Phone Fear

loreedfk

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What is your best tip for overcoming phone fear - I really need to get on the phone, make some customer care calls and get some shows booked, but I so so hate the phone. So any suggestions to make it seem less painful, less intimidating, whatever would be greatly appreciated!!!!
 

pamperedalf

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Nov 3, 2005
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Don't worry about the NO's! This has really gotten me down.:eek:

I still don't like to do it, but my bussiness has improved so much by using the phone I force myself to make the calls! I think I also related to the analogy of the waitress. Does the waitress get upset everytime a customer says no to dessert. "NO"
I used to be a server, so this is how I think of it when I make phone calls.

I promise it does get easier w/ time you just have to practice, the phone is are biggest friend in this biz!:D
 

jenniferlynne

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I think we all have a fear of the phone in the beginning. I promise you, the more you do it, the easier it gets. That is one great thing about Pampered Chef. It's easier to get a yes than any other direct sales company. Believe me, I've tried a few others.

To get over my fear I had to just tell myself, either pick up the phone and get busy, or just forget this whole thing and go out and get a job :eek: That was enough to motivate me!
 

heat123

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jenniferlynne said:
I think we all have a fear of the phone in the beginning. I promise you, the more you do it, the easier it gets. That is one great thing about Pampered Chef. It's easier to get a yes than any other direct sales company. Believe me, I've tried a few others.

To get over my fear I had to just tell myself, either pick up the phone and get busy, or just forget this whole thing and go out and get a job :eek: That was enough to motivate me!

Good point! Plus I have read somewhere on here that NO just means: Next Oppoortunity so move on to it!!!!

Have yet to practice this (still have the phone fear) but it's a good tip none the less!
 

dannyzmom

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Apr 11, 2005
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My tip is PAY YOURSELF to make calls.

Find a good motivator for yourself (mine is Hershey kisses). For every call I make, I give myself a hershey kiss.

Or sometimes I will give myself 50c a call...with a pedicure as my goal ($25)...if I make 50 calls, I have earned a pedicure...find what motivcates you and use it!!
 

gilliandanielle

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Dec 1, 2005
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Great idea Carolyn! I always get myself to call someone because I would much rather hear a no over the phone than in person. I also have a fear of the phone, but it is easier to play it off over the phone!
 

AJPratt

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Oct 11, 2005
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Just remember that No isn't no to you. It could just mean not now. I always ask it its a good time.

My biggest fear isn't the call, its the possibility that they will do business with someone else. I read that in "Build It Big" and it really hit home.
 

apriljc

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Apr 3, 2006
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I have a fear of the phone too, which is funny because at my other job I talk to complete strangers on the phone and in person. I love the idea of giving yourself something in making phone calls. I have noticed that it does get easier the more you do it and what they say is true practice makes perfect.
 

lacychef

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Like the saying says: JUST DO IT:D Just put a smile on your face, have excitement in your voice, & if they do say no-ask if you can call back in a couple of months to share the specials going on then.
Also, my director gave us a mini-$100 bill (fake!) awhile back & told us to tape it onto our phone. Since the average consultant makes $100 per show, just imaging every time you pick up the phone you could be making $100 if they do say yes!:D
 
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