IamA Telemarketing Manager and we bother you during dinner! AMA!
A lot of people don't understand telemarketing laws and the way tele-sales is conducted. This evening I ran across a few videos on YouTube with hundreds of comments, questions and what the posters may have felt was "insight".
I thought an AMA here would pose a lot of great questions and in turn accurate answers would be provided.
While most telemarketing laws are set by the FCC, individual states have different requirements.
I began my telemarketing career in 1996 with a company devoted to raising money for non profit charity organizations under Tax Law 501(c)3.
Since then I have enjoyed a successful career managing telemarketers and teaching phone sales strategy in fundraising, collections, insurance, appointment settings and almost every other telesales based industry.
Telemarketers and people in the telemarketing industry are viewed as "horrible" and it's often said they should "jump from a window", etc.
This is an unfair assessment.
Young people and adults who have limited career choices due to criminal convictions or other "restrictions" that prevent them from improving their lives are able to obtain good paying positions and many discover skills and talents never before recognized.
My Proof: Here's the website for the company I started working for in 1996. When we started the company we only had one office in Greenwood, IN.
P.S. I'm new here, if I've done anything incorrectly let me apologize in advance.
EDIT: I'M NOT SURE WHY EVERYONE IS VOTING MY ANSWERS DOWN, I'M NOT ADVOCATING THE INDUSTRY AND I'M NOT PASSING JUDGMENT ON ANYONE WHO HAS ANIMOSITY FOR TELEMARKETERS. I'M JUST TRYING TO PROVIDE ACCURATE AND QUICK ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS.
2ND EDIT: I WILL RESUME THIS AT 10AM EST ON FRIDAY DECEMBER 27TH FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO CONTINUE THE QUESTIONS/DISCUSSIONS.
EDIT: IT'S 1:40PM EST AND I'M BACK FOR QUESTIONS.