10 Reasons Why I Hate Predictive Dialers (Telemarketing)


Did you know I hate telemarketing?  What? One of the two founders of XANT admits he hates telemarketing?

I don’t think there is anything worse than a call at dinner time; or worse yet, on a Sunday morning, from a telemarketer.

I just wrote a post on The Insider | The Official Blog Of XANT called “Why do we Hate Predictive Dialers (And Love Power Dialers)” and admitted that I can’t stand telemarketing.

Dave Elkington, my partner, and I decided a long time ago that we wanted to hang with professional sales people, not telemarketers.  And to us inside sales means remote selling.

Here are my 10 reasons Why I Hate Telemarketing:

  1. I have to say “No!” seven times before they hang up.
  2. They never pronounce my name right (of course, few do.)
  3. They sell stuff that sounds good until I read the fine print.
  4. They are betting I will procrastinate cancelling my free trial and keep paying.
  5. They don’t think I can think.
  6. I always hear a click and a pause, and I know it is a telemarketer using a predictive dialer.
  7. Politicians exempted themselves from all the laws about telemarketing at dinner time.
  8. Non-profits call and burn their good name with me becuase they are too pushy.
  9. They play my wife against me by telling her different things.
  10. They give professional sales over the phone or through the web a bad name.

There, I said it.

I love inside sales, I hate telemarketing.

Inside sales is not telemarketing.

Author: Ken Krogue |
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