While setting up discovery calls is the first half of the battle, the other half is getting the prospect to show up. And a great solution to drive attendance is by using a text message. In today’s episode of The Sales Evangelist, Donald is joined by founder and CEO of Salesmsg Chris Brisson to talk about how you can use text messaging to increase meeting show rates.
SMS can be used for anything, from lead generation to conversion and engagement.
- Sales is a three-step process: sign up, show up, and pay up.
- Creating a multichannel approach is the best way to drive attendance. A simple text message offers a simple last-minute reminder shortly before meetings.
- We are a conversational society, so short messages with an understandable motive won’t’ be considered spammy or annoying.
Implementing SMS software into your business:
- If you want to test SMS messaging without a monetary investment, manually send a standard text message an hour before the meeting.
- But to scale this process, a system is necessary.
- With Salesmsg, you’ll have a way to respond to those messages if someone responds.
- Remember, it’s not a general broadcast message – it’s conversational.
- SMS can also be the channel for micro-questions that need answering and lead to more meaningful discussions.
- To start a conversation with a prospect, ask simple questions that ease them into a conversation.
What are some ways to get the phone number of people?
- Start today. And, depending on your business, the way you gather phone numbers might be different.
- You need an opt-in! Don’t just import a list and send mass text messages. (It isn’t legal.)
- Include the proper language and start the conversation.
- Providing your number first can help break the apprehension someone might have about supplying their number.
For access to case studies showing the advantage of SMS messaging for business, visit customers.salesmessage.com. The SaaS Academy case study is particularly helpful to see how people can use SMS to make more money. Use this link for free access to Salesmsg’s Text Size Your Business PDF, and head over to salesmsg.com to start a free 14-day trial to get introduced to the platform. (They’re the #1 integration on HubSpot.) For more content from Chris, connect with him on LinkedIn.
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