How to turn a computer into a auto dialer by using Excel and Skype! Make 100's of calls with a click of the mouse!
Weekly activity report when I dialed the phone.
Weekly report using my computer to dial!
Take your calls to the next level!
For those of you who want to play office ball while making calls, I suggest a wireless USB headset microphone. I can be anywhere in the office while I am on the phone with a client. Some headsets allow you to hang up on Skype without having to be at your computer, amazing feature!
Why dialing your phone is going out of style!
On the left you can see two activity reports from August 2013 when I started using Skype. Comparing the two reports shows a big difference in the amount of success I had during the week. Now, we all know every week is different but, you cannot ignore the fact that I had 10x's the success using this system then I did without. You could make 1,000 calls and never set an appointment, that's life. I have had my ups and downs but after looking at 2 years worth the calls it wasn't surprising my best weeks were when I was using this strategy.
Volume of Calls!The fact is you drastically increase your chances of success over the phone when you make MORE CALLS!
Misdials! If you are making as many calls as me you know very well you aren't 100% accurate at hitting those numbers. Simply put Skype will not misdial and will save you time by not making mistakes!
Lots of Calls = Lots of practice! You only get better the more calls you make!
I have much more confidence on the phone now because I sound professional and I am less depressed about having to dial the phone numerous times. To me this is invaluable. Your attitude can be felt through the phone, If you are happy or sad they will know. Nobody will give you the time of day if you sound as if you are upset.
I admit when I dialed by hand I wasn't happy. In fact, we would use mirrors to watch ourselves making calls to make sure we had a smile on our face. Surprisingly enough many companies do this and it works! People actually sound happier when they are smiling. Something so simple yet affective. I will get to the point. You become a much happier person when an idea makes your life just a little easier and successful each day. This improves your interaction with people on every level, whether in the office or on the phone.
Everyone is different, I found sipping on some hot tea with my legs up on the desk or playing office basketball is a great way to pass the time while you dial effortlessly!
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If anyone needs more information, running into problems, or you have an improvement post a comment with an explanation and I will try to respond as quickly as possible. I have tried many programs most of which didn't work and none of them came close to being as efficient as this. I hope this information helps you become a happy and successful caller =) Thanks!
How Skype could save your office thousands!
The office I worked in had 9 phones costing $15 per phone to operate each month. That is $135 per month or $1,620 per year!
You must take in consideration that you are still dialing to use the phone which takes up much more time then having it dialed for you.
With Skype you pay $3 a month ( or less). The office phone costs are now lowered to $27 per month( 3*9=27) or $324 per year.
My office saved $1296 per year and we made more calls then ever achieved dialing by hand!
Its' a no brainer.
Cell phones and Skype
On Skype you can program your cell phone to show up when you call from your computer. You MUST do this. If you do not some number pops up randomly that is unable to be called. After you program your cell phone any call backs will go directly to your cell, so if you are away from your computer you can still pick up and work from anywhere!