Cold Calling - What Are Your Top 5 Tips?

Last Update: January 26, 2017

I know there are many here who, as part of their job, have had to do cold calling. You know, that wonderful time where you door knock at businesses to raise awareness of your business and to garner new clients.

Some of us may have tried to sell vacuum cleaners, insurance, cell phone plans or even energy company products. I am sure that some loved it; others hated it!

Back in 2015, I wrote a blog about my experiences back in the early 2000s as I worked to start my window washing business. Here is the link to that blog:

But I am now in 2017, and about to embark on a new cold calling drive. I want to develop a large commercial route for my window washing business that I have recently restarted in Australia's third largest city. It occurred to me that here at Wealthy Affiliate, amongst these thousands of experienced business people, will be cold calling gurus. People who have nailed the skilled of making the call, promoting the product and closing the deal.

So I reach out to you all. What are your Top 5 Tips that I can use to promote and grow my business? I have a website already, courtesy of the amazing training at WA. I need ideas for once I am on the street and walking into the boutique, cafe, realtor, car dealership, etc.

Looking forward to hearing from you all.

Till next time,

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Loes Premium
Create a terrific flyer
Leave the flyer in waiting rooms, buses, trains, cafés etc.

Sometimes people hire magazines, and they rotate, leave a flyer in every magazine.

Here is also a training course which can give you ideas
Funkydunc208 Premium
Thank you, Loes. I will check out the training course. I have a great flyer already printed. I will use them when appropriate.

Hope you are doing well.

Loes Premium
Doing just fine here Duncan, thank you, have a great day:)
reanna1 Premium
Thanks for sharing, Duncan!
Funkydunc208 Premium
I would love to have some tips if you could share them.
bigrog44 Premium
Thanks for sharing, Duncan.
mickeyb123 Premium
Cold calling is very similar to an email campaign.

Trust building means NO hard selling!
It means sharing information about the benefits of what you are offering, not just the fe#1 don't do it!atures of the product or service.

Coming from the cleaning industry, I know what you are going through...

(I WAS going to start my 'tip' list off with: #1 Don't Do it!, but decided you were serious!)
Funkydunc208 Premium
Hi Mike,
Thank you for the words of experience. I appreciate it.
drjec Premium
From my point of view, a large part of cold calling has been putting the other person at ease.
Choose the right words. This means planning what you can of your could call.

Share instead of tell
Help instead of work
Agree instead of contract
Opinions instead of references
Introduce instead of meet
Funkydunc208 Premium
Excellent list of tips. They make a lot of sense.