I Was Told Off For Canvassing, Why?

Discussion in 'Advertising Offline/Online & Canvassing' started by slippy, Oct 16, 2013.

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  1. slippy

    slippy Well-Known Member
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    Was he just and an idiot or was 5.45pm on a Tues a bad time to canvass(it is getting dark from 6.15 now) ? How else can I get customers? This guy came out of his house said no and that the people around near where he lived didn't like cold calling, I have knocked on hundreds of doors and never had this response before, but I am living on the south coast and the people are soft down there! Don't say what they think. I have also had people really happy I called and others praise me for being proactive in my hunt for work, that they admire me. Should I not take it too personally ? And should I not bother during week days.
     
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  2. tench0771

    tench0771 Grand Master
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    keep going m8 an take it on the chin some people just wana moan at every thing an every one :Image13:
     
  3. Whizz-Bizz

    Whizz-Bizz Forum Addict
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    Look at him in the eye, smile and say all it is, is we've had a brilliant response round here and I didnt want you to miss out, if he still kicks off again smile and say most normal people dont mind and walk off
     
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    tench0771 Grand Master
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    haha thats a good 1 m8 :Image13:
     
  5. pdale

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    Canvassing is a numbers game, knock enough doors and you'll come across an idiot. Quite often I come across someone who tells me the area is already covered by a window cleaner, or that i'm wasting my time knocking the street, just to find i end up booking the next door neighbour.

    Don't let it put you off, thank him for his time, knock the next door and keep smiling.
     
  6. Whizz-Bizz

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    At that point don't loiter in his garden hahaha :Image1: The technical name for someone that kicks off is a screamer, and when I first started knocking I was ridiculously polite and overly respectful and some people see that as their right to abuse you. Only twice in the whole time of doing this have I thought I was going to get a kick in.

    The 1s you have to watch out for are the 1s that are like what you're doing is illegal, they can get a bit heated.

    It is not illegal unless you keep going back Read this http://www.tradingstandards.gov.uk/navless/cedric/cedric.asp?itemID=181582
     
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