Outbound Lead Generation can promise you big returns if done in the right manner. And it all depends on your script. It is never enough to have an audience with your prospective client, but to persuade and convince them to acquire your services. In other words, you need to earn the conversation you are about to engage in. Here are a few steps to consider when creating your lead generation script:

1. Short introductions that come on strong. If you introduce yourself as “Maria from [Company name]”, it does not compare to saying “Hi, I’m Maria from [Company name], and we are the leading [service] in the U.S. today. We would like an opportunity to analyze your business and look into its competition for free so that we might be able to do the same for your company. Would you be interested in this?”

2. Gain their interest. The introduction has already provided your name and your company’s services. You want to pull in your client with additional information. Your introduction therefore needs a good follow through. Elaborate on what your services can do for them.

3. Gather information. If you have gotten passed the introductions, then their information is on its way. Ask them for further contact details that you might need to fulfil the task you are offering them for free. You want to put together the following: First and Last Name, Phone number, Company Name, Website, Business strategies, Plans for improvement.

4. End with a summary of your service. Ask the client if they will be interested in seeing better results for their business given your service. Tell them that within a specific period of time, their experts can provide them the analysis that they need and your service can help improve any business strategies.

5. Thank them for their time. You have earned their time and you have already convinced them to give you their information. The least you can do is thank them. Remember to keep in mind that a script is only a guideline. You should be able to become flexible with the flow of the conversation and yet insert the essentials. Emphasize the client’s need and you will very well be on your way to acquiring all the leads you need.

Author's Bio: 

Matt Hallaran is the founder of Sidekiiks Incorporated. Sidekiiks is an offshore outsourcing company that specializes in providing a wide range of business solutions such as Call Center Services, Executive Virtual Assistant & Online Marketing Management for lead generation to entrepreneurs and SME’s.