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    Andy Rooney's tips for telemarketers

    Three Little Words That Work !!

    (1)The three little words are: "Hold On, Please..."
    Saying this, while putting down your phone and walking off (instead of hanging-up immediately) would make each telemarketing call so much more time-consuming that boiler room sales would grind to a halt.

    Then when you eventually hear the phone company's "beep-beep-beep" tone, you know it's time to go back and hang up your handset, which has efficiently completed its task.

    These three little words will help eliminate telephone soliciting.

    (2) Do you ever get those annoying phone calls with no one on the other end?
    This is a telemarketing technique where a machine makes phone calls and records the time of day when a person answers the phone.

    This technique is used to determine the best time of day for a "real" sales person to call back and get someone at home.

    What you can do after answering, if you notice there is no one there, is to quickly start hitting your # button on the phone, 6 or 7 times, as quickly as possible. This confuses the machine that dialed the call and it kicks your number out of their system. Gosh, what a shame not to have your name in their system any longer !!!

    (3) Junk Mail Help:
    When you get "ads" enclosed with your phone or utility bill, return these "ads" with your payment. Let the sending companies throw their own junk mail away.

    When you get those "pre-approved" letters in the mail for everything from credit cards to 2nd mortgages and similar type junk, do not throw away the return envelope.

    Most of these come with postage-paid return envelopes, right?
    It costs them more than the regular 37 cents postage "IF" and when they receive them back.

    It costs them nothing if you throw them away! The postage was around 50 cents before! the last increase and it is according to the weight. In that case, why not get rid of some of your other junk mail and put it in these cool little, postage-paid return envelopes.

    One of Andy Rooney's (60 minutes) ideas.
    Send an ad for your local chimney cleaner to American Express. Send a pizza coupon to Citibank. If you didn't get anything else that day, then just send them their blank application back!

    If you want to remain anonymous, just make sure your name isn't on anything you send them.

    You can even send the envelope back empty if you want to just to keep them guessing! It still costs them 37 cents.

    The banks and credit card companies are currently
    getting a lot of their own junk back in the mail, but folks, we need to OVERWHELM them. Let's let them know what it's like to get lots of junk mail, and best of all they're paying for it...Twice!

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    That Andy Roony!! What great tips. Thanks.

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    That is fantastic! I forwarded it to a few people, including my husband, and he was so excited that he came into the office beaming and holding a return envelope to send back to these people with one of their junk brochures inside. He said he receives at least 15 of these per week and intends to do it to all of them! I told him to make sure NOT to put his return address on the envelope, and he said he did not. I've tried to get us off junk mail lists to no avail. Now let's see if we can get this thing moving! I LOVE IT!

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