Design your space for great
conversation to happen.
A person to person conversation by making a phone call can make all the difference to progress a project, a connection or get you advice for an unfamiliar challenge or risk.
Phone conversations can yield more in a shorter time than a thread of emails or messages. Sure, emails and messages have their place in progressing business and relationships. Phone calls these days are overlooked as a means to speed up connections and collaborations.
It’s your call. A phone call opportunity NOT taken is a wasted opportunity to build a relationship and move from prospects to clients or customers.
So don’t be a phone avoider. Book yourself into our 23 July Team Walk Tall for more on creating space for effective phone communication with feng shui expert Louise Weavell.
3 phone tips to help you make those calls
- In any initial message or email you send, or voice message you leave, say something like: “I’ll call you in a few days to connect further.” Make a note in your calendar of the time you plan to call. Cluster phone calls together for efficiency. This is planned follow-up, which is so vital to progress any project or relationship.
- Be completely clear on your intention for the call you are about to make. What exactly is the purpose of your call?- Why are you calling?
– To set up a face-to-face meeting time?
– To follow up on a proposal you’ve made or a referral?
– To check if your prospect has seen your email or checked your website?
Bonus tip: Instead of negotiating a new meeting place with someone you’ve met at a network meet, use that same location to meet again. Saves time and you’re meeting on neutral ground, familiar to you both.
- As you prepare to make your call, have all notes in front of you, be in business-like clothes and put your best smile on. Research on phone calls tells us that a smile starts the conversation you initiate more easily and effectively.
“How comfortable are you with taking risks or
doing something new or unfamiliar?”