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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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He added: "We would welcome any kind of restrictions on cold-call selling.
Zenith Windows, which is based in Norwich, said it had apologised to customer Josie Mason after she complained to a local radio consumer programme of the salesman's poor taste cold-call selling.
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.
Police and council officials slapped the cold-call exclusion zone around three streets in Chepstow, which have become a hotspot for burglaries.
In recent months, a number of residents have contacted me with regards to cold-calls, as these bogus callers seem to be increasing in volume.
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.