Are you using an automatic phone dialer, yet?
If not you should be!
A few years ago my friend Dean Mitzel introduced me to the concept. I had sort of heard of phone burners and voicemail broadcasts. I wasn’t really a fan because I got so many of those automated voicemails calling me and trying to pitch me on the latest MLM.
What I didn’t realize was a phone dialer can be much more than just a voicemail broadcast system!
As my business grew and I began to have more and more and more prospects (as well as distributors and customers) in my system. I wanted an easier way. I don’t like wasting time leaving messages. I prefer to speak to people. I like to do it in batches and make a bunch of calls at once. So this system sounded perfect for me.
I decided to try the FastDialing (Citalink) phone dialer. It’s not really a phone burner. It doesn’t just leave voicemails. It’s much more than that. FastDialing calls it a “Live Caller”.
Here is how the system works.
- You upload a list of contacts into the system. My buddy Dean (the guy that does the tutorials) recommends you batch them into groups of 250 contacts.
- You configure the dialer with your caller id number… an email address if you want to send email followup… and preconfigure up to two pre-recorded voicemail messages.
- Then you star the dialer. You pick the list you want to dial. You pick the voicemail you want to leave. You set how many seconds to ring before answering. All that stuff.
- The system then calls you. You stay on the phone while the system dials. When it reaches a person the name and contact info pops up on your computer screen. If you got a voicemail you can either click a button to leave an automated message or leave a personal message, then click the hangup button.
- When you hang up you have 10 seconds to respond and tell the system the “disposition” of the call. Was it a wrong number? Did you leave a voicemail? Do they want more info? Did you setup a follow up appointment?
So basically I started the automatic phone dialer dialing two lines at once… and waited.
Within a few seconds I had my first voicemail. I waited for the tone and clicked the button to leave my pre-recorded voicemail. Next.
10-15 seconds later I had another voicemail… this went on while I watched the system dial. After about 10 I got my first person.
I spent 55 minutes in total in my first session and dialed 55 people. I spoke to a half dozen. The rest were mostly voicemails and one wrong number.
Now if i was sitting at home dialing 55 numbers it would probably take me at least twice as long. I would have to leave all those voicemail messages. With the Fast Dialing Live Caller I’m just dialing. When someone answers it puts them on the phone with me. When I get a voicemail i can leave the automated message (or record a personal message if I want.) So much easier.
Tomorrow (or maybe even tonight) I’m going to be calling a list of 240. We’ll see how it goes, but so far I’m really impressed.
- Ben Fitts
PS. A couple questions about pricing.
You get 8 hours of calling with rollover for $49.95 a month. If you only use 6 hours 2 rollover…
You get 20 hours of calling with rollover for $99 a month.
You get unlimited calling for $135 a month. And you can try Fast Dialing Live Caller for free!If you enjoyed this post get free updates via email or RSS here.