This post is for anyone that makes cold calls. I love making them –truly I do. BUT sometimes my thoughts are way ahead of my mouth and what comes out….
I recently made a cold call — I was looking at the company contact name and my previous notes. I had Edward (then the last name) with the title of owner. A really nice man answered the phone — and out I blurted ” Hello –is owner there” .. then I paused.. we both laughed and I added.. Edward – the owner. We both continued to laugh. He was not in, and I agreed to call another day. We both were still laughing as we hung up the phone.
I had a cold calling day —once —-when instead of saying ” I am so glad I had a chance to speak with you” — I accidentally blurted out ” I am so glad you had the chance to speak with me” .. not what you want to say to an owner — but I can usually laugh at myself and turn a negative into a funny….
One of my most memorable ‘slip-ups’ would have to be the time I was put on hold. For the longest time… and if it was not long — it felt like forever.
Music began to play and the song was AWESOME (NOW I did not mind being on hold at all).
I started singing….. EVENTUALLY, someone came back on the line– and told me I had a nice voice. I almost DIED. Apparently, I was on hold and I could not hear the person on the other end ….. but they could hear me. All in a cold-callers day!!