Using Appointment Setters to Draw Out Secret Admirers


The idea of a secret admirer doesn’t necessarily have to be romantic (or creepy). One can have secret admirers in a business sense.

How? It’s because not all of your best customers are the type to show it. (As a matter of fact, did you know that your biggest social media mentions don’t actually come from those with a lot of followers?) For appointment setters, finding and drawing these power users out could add more value to your sales pipeline.

But first, perhaps it’d be good to differentiate the business kind of secret admirer from the romantic kind (and the stalker, of course).

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Successful Appointment Setting and Sharing Values


When trying to connect with a target market, you have to share the values of your audience. But while you read about that in just about every appointment setting blog, not many really explore the associative implications of all this sharing.

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Fidelity in B2B Appointment Setting


Cliché as this may sound; real love thrives beyond Valentine’s Day. In the same way, real business connections should grow more valuable after they are made. Leads and appointments aren’t one-night stands. Having many ‘connections’ doesn’t guarantee you anything. Unfortunately, there are still marketers who treat the appointment setting process as if it were a production line of potential customers.

If you were in the shoes of that potential customer, how would you feel? Not too hot. In fact, there those who even equate this with the slave trade. Yes everyone has quotas to meet. (You have your marketers, your salespeople, and ultimately everyone else who has a stake in your revenue.) That’s still no excuse to deny the humanity of those you’re making B2B connections with. Marketers are expected to be professionals, not professional skirt chasers.

 

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