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FREE Cold Callers [The Deaf Salesmen Method]

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by Cascade, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. Cascade

    Cascade Newbie

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    Hey Gang,

    I haven't tried this method, as I've been busy with other work. But this idea came to me the other day and I thought I would share it with you.

    The idea is so use chat software developed for Deaf people to try and use the interpreters as a salesperson.

    This is 100% free and the people speaking are American so their English is on point.

    Sprint Relay is a service that allows deaf people to communicate with hearing people with the help of an interpreter. Using a chat interface the deaf person just types the message they want read. The interpreter reads the message to whoever you called, and then types what the person on the other line says. The best part is the Interpreter has to say WHATEVER you say no matter what.

    So the idea is to write a sales script that tells the person that you are Deaf and then try to S.e.l.l. them something. At the very least it will be funny, and at the best you will get some sales/leads.

    It's a good idea to call yourself first and see how it works, but basically before the interpreter reads what you type they explain to the person on the line that there is a deaf person that wants to speak to them.

    This method is good because it doesn't matter if people hang up you just call the next person and you also have a record of the call and its 100% FREE. Only thing to note, is you don't know the gender of the person making the call,so use a generic name like Pat or Alex.

    Here are the steps
    Step 1 - goto ->SprintIP.c.o.m.
    Step 2 - create an account
    Step 3 - Enter the phone number you want to call and the type opening message
    Step 4 - Chat Away

    I think this could seriously work if a good s.a.l.e.s script is used or like any method if some kind of twist is added.



    If you have anything to add to this I'm all ears.
     
  2. wookie85

    wookie85 Junior Member

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    It will be so funny if someone actually does this for real :)
     
  3. Cascade

    Cascade Newbie

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    This is one of those Million Dollar ideas that you hear about and wish you thought of. This is like the "Jump to Conclusions Board" but not as innovative.
     
  4. wookie85

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    Million Dollar Idea? You are not serious, right? I mean kudso to you for being innovative but I seriously doubt sales can be made this way...very creative thinking for sure...
     
  5. robertodelgato

    robertodelgato Regular Member

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    Yeah, the best start to a sales relationship is always to lie and defraud your customer.

    Although in that particular sales technique I believe they're referred to as the 'Mark'. :rolleyes:

    By the way, I have a 7 day all expenses paid vacation for whoever buys your company's copier supplies.
     
  6. Tamra

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    I have a strong aversion to cold calling, but this is just off-the-hook crazy! Do you really think you could do a one call close with this method? Definitely not the way to start building a relationship with a potential client.

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  7. Pikachoo

    Pikachoo Junior Member

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    Reaching new lows, dood!
     
  8. readingaddict

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    please move this to the trash can. along with the OP.
     
  9. oxonbeef

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    I hope you are glad you are all ears, My mother was deaf so I would fail to see the funny
    side of someone impersonating a deaf person. We used services such as these to communicate as she was computer illiterate and I can tell you this is a mega fail idea.
    The translators sound canned, they cannot convey emotion your prospect will get bored
    and would only pretend to listen so to not hurt your feelings.
    If you knew the slightest thing about the sales process you would know that invoking buying emotions is one of the most important factors and that just cannot be relayed this way.
    Here's an idea for you.
    Why don't you just hire some homeless crippled kid in girl guides uniform to go door to door for you seeing that you don't have the balls to cold call yourself?
    What are you scared of? actually selling something?