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cold call

tv. to call a sales prospect from a list of persons one has never met. Things have to be pretty bad when the senior brokers at a major house have to cold call people to get business.
See also: call, cold
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An ICO spokesman said the current investigation could lead to the first UK prosecutions over sales and marketing cold-calls since new EU rules came into force in 2003.
There are three basic phases in creating an effective, stand-alone cold-call telemarketing campaign.
Not long ago, CEOs and sales mangers considered cold-call prospecting habits a prerequisite for a sales position.
The trader will typically cold-call by phone, telling the consumer they have won a prize to have free carpet cleaning done at their home.
Noel Hunter, director of Warwickshire Trading Standards, said: "These businesses choose not to say that the service they are offering is available free of charge, and, incredibly, some actually cold-call homeowners to offer their cold-calling prevention service.
And that bumpy ride provides a number of hard lessons, for potential entrepreneurs like Haider who dream of new businesses and for those who would invest in the dreams of people who cold-call asking for money.
Because much of my contact work is done over the telephone, I direct casual or cold-call contacts towards my SpinGallery.
SO a cold-call firm has been forced to pay compensation to a businessman after he took it to court for wasting his time.
our VRS is the solution - it is the cold-call alternative," added Faulkner.
The salesperson can acquire a list of local entities that fit the firm's target client profile, evaluate whether the prospective clients meet the criteria, market the firm through direct contacts and cold-calls and build rapport with potential candidates until the prospects meet with firm partners.