The famous first words ever spoken over the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell on March 10, 1876. Now, if Alexander Graham Bell had written a letter, it probably would not have had the same impact on the astonished Mr. Watson. Alexander Graham Bell created a revolutionary communications tool that would forever have a lasting impression on society. Can you imagine the enthusiasm he must have had in his voice and how quickly Mr. Watson probably came running? Now think about it. That was done over the phone! With that said, why do admissions reps shy away from the phone?
Nowadays, the thought of using the phone seem so foreign to many people. Many people want to e-mail to get their point across. Why, you may ask? For three reasons:
My admissions experience started at a little private college in southeast Iowa called Iowa Wesleyan College. My Director of Admissions, Jim Lynes, whose mentor was John Klockentager, had a major impact on my ability to sell the college. Jim’s unflinching belief toward recruiting by use of the phone shaped my ability to be a top performing admissions counselor, coordinator, DOA, trainer and now Trainer/QA manager for Target Admissions Support Center (TASC). I have a firm belief that if you can get a hold of someone over the phone and create a rapport, half your work is done, and you now have a better chance to get them in for the all-so-important campus visit.
If you want to be sure your leads are being called and your reps are keeping busy, leave it to the professionals at Target Admissions Support Center. Whatever ideas you have of a call center, erase it from your mind. We are not a call center but an Admissions Support Center focused only on education. Our Admissions Support Representatives, ASRs, receive training by me personally to have the feel and passion of an admissions department.
We are able to work with your current database, new inquiries and even create solid quality leads based on your school’s specific demographics and warm transfer them directly to your admissions department. With our Predictive Dialer, we are able to make 2500 calls per hour. If that shocks you, did you know that in a manual dialing environment each employee spends over 70% of every hour being unproductive? Now think about – how much pizza do you have to buy to make 2500 phone calls?
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