How Can You Use Your Alma Mater To Reach Top Executives? by Mr. Cold Call
Every Executive Biography has it.When you walk into an executive’s office chances are they have it too.They discuss it with others who share their same backgrounds.What do they have and what do they discuss?The common thread that ties each of these three examples together is simple and what might that be?
Every executive biography lists their alma mater.And when you walk into their office chances are that you may see their college degree on the wall.And finally, sometime during the course of their day they might be on the phone with another alumni discussing how their college team performed the other night or will perform.So what does this all mean?
This means that C-Level and Senior-Level Executives love their alma mater.It puts a smile on their face. They love talking about their old college. It makes them happy.It brings back memories of the “Good Old Days.”If you went to the same college that yoursales prospecthad attended then why not incorporate your alma mater into your sales opener?
Below are four examples of these openers:
Sales Opener #1 “(First name of prospect), this is (Your name), I’m a (Your profession) calling from (Your company) and I was just wondering if you might take a cold call from someone who attended your alma mater?” (Pause to hear how they respond and then state the exact reason for your call.)
Sales Opener #2 “(First name of prospect), this is (Your name), I’m a (Your profession) calling from (Your company) and I was reading your executive biography today and noticed that we both attended (Name of college).” (Pause to hear how they respond and then state the exact reason for your call.)”
Sales Opener #3 “I think if you tell (First name of prospect) that I’m also an alumni of (Name of your college) then I'm 100% positive that he will take my telephone call, can you please ask (him or her) one more time?” (When your prospect gets on the telephone then use sales opener number #2)
Sales Opener #4 “Can you please ask (First name of prospect), if (he or she) will take a call from a graduate of (Name of your college)?We both attended the same college.”(When your prospect gets on the telephone then use sales opener #2)
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Mr. Cold Call™ is aworldwide sensationand claims to have made over 80,000 cold calls to date. He has been quoted by numerous national publications such as Selling Power Magazine, Investor's Business Daily, Successful Fund Raising and Advantage Magazine. He has written over 65 articles on cold calling, developed a sales ratio calculator that automatically calculates your daily, weekly, monthly and yearly sales ratios, offers a custom sales script service called "The Script Responder" and finally, is the author of four best-selling ebooks with FREE email support and these titles include: