How Introverts Can Leverage Cold Email Versus Cold Calling or Networking

How Introverts Can Leverage Cold Email Versus Cold Calling or Networking

If you’re an introvert, you probably already know that you hate cold calling and networking. You probably hate calling a restaurant for reservations, let alone calling someone on the phone to discuss business or sales.

You’re not alone. For those on the receiving end, cold calling is also not a favorite. After all, it seems so spammy, right?

Cold calling, however, still exists for a reason, and that reason is that it does work if you’re a skilled caller. Unfortunately, it can be very difficult for some introverts to overcome their dislike of telephone conversations enough to actually become one of those skilled callers.

Luckily, on the other hand, you aren’t stuck with cold calling in order to get your point across. You can easily take advantage of cold emailing, and see much of the same results.

Whatever you do, don’t let someone tell you that because you’re an introvert, you won’t be good at sales. In fact, many introverts are great at sales. This is for the simple reason that they’re much better an interpersonal connections. When they do connect with someone, it’s at a deeper level. This can make them better at both sympathizing with a consumer’s need, and helping them create a solution to their problem.

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5 Top Weekly Blog posts, week 13, from #Introvert Inspirer

New blog post roundup format starting this week:

There are personal notes before the blog post title about what caught my attention with this particular post, lead in content to give you the overall direction of the selected post and then the link to some of my favorite blog posts.

Enjoy the round-up this week.

5 Top Weekly Blog posts, week 13, from #Introvert Inspirer

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5 Top Weekly Blog posts, week 9, from #Introvert Inspirer

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With the wealth of articles and blog posts, it’s impossible to read everything of interest within the time dedicated to these findings.

But, fortunately, some things on the Internet are still free.

In a coaching ezine I have been receiving for at least five years, something caught my eyes in their notification that their ezine would no longer continue to be free.

Years ago almost everything online was free. Today, commercialization and advertising dominate.

Except for blogs mostly, I’d say this is reality. Likely that could be interesting reading for one or more blog posts.

Here’s what I found of interest this week. And truthfully, not too much of added value in the introvert realm.

 

5 Top Weekly Blog posts, week 9, from #Introvert Inspirer

 

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Publisher And Author: Book Marketing

marketing-mixMarketing is on my mind although Communication Toolkit for Introverts: Top Skills for Everyday Business Situations is not due for release until February or March 2014. You have some questions about marketing.

If you are interested how this series about the process of publishing a book the traditional route started, read here, How a publisher selects your work: a publisher knocked before I thought about a book

Then the blog series about publisher and author relationship being with the first round of answering questions,  How a publisher might select your work: how do you get found?

This is the one blog post with some of the most comments, https://patricia-weber.com/publisher-author-tribe-timelines-discipline Publisher and Author: Tribe, Timelines and Discipline

More back blog post references for this series next time.

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The Marketing Playing Field Has Leveled

Power Up ProfitsThe face of business has changed. With over 8 million U.S. businesses currently women-owned equating to  an economic impact of $3 trillion that translates into the creation and/or maintenance of 23 million jobs.

Today, more than ever, women are in a position to impact their market in a huge way. But! and this is a big but, you must be willing to stand in your power and share your message.

In years past both men and women struggled with getting their message out to market unless they had huge budgets. Today, the playing field has leveled. Regardless if a business is run by one person or boasts dozens of employees, there is ample opportunity to reach your market in cost effective ways.

One of the greatest changes to happen online is social networks and social media. Social media has changed the way people communicate with each other online and offers a greater opportunity than ever to share your message with the world. It offers incredible opportunities for entrepreneurs and small business owners looking for their own perfect clients.

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