9 Cell Phone Etiquette Tips
Cell phone etiquette - do you know
what it is?
Here's what it's not!
Do you remember life before cell
phones? I do!
Do you remember where the bank of
telephones were located and where they weren't located? I do!
Could you find telephones at every
table in every restaurant? I don't think so!
Could you find telephones for everyone
in hotel and rental car shuttle buses? I don't think so!
Could you find telephones on escalators
and elevators? I don't think so!
Could you find telephones anywhere
other than an obscure place where your telephone conversation couldn't be heard
by all? I don't think so!
I believe it's rude and obnoxious
to force people to listen to your private conversations.
Here's another observation. All the
telephone etiquette that ever was, some how was never transferred and transformed
into cell phone etiquette. What a pity!
Now having said all this I fully
realize my little rant is not going to change the world. However I feel better
getting it off my chest.
Here are 9 cell phone etiquette tips
for salespeople and entrepreneurs. These tips are meant to be constructive and
1. Get rid of the cutesy and loud
ring tones. Choose vibrate over the ring tone.
2. Turn off your cell phone when
going to a meeting, a restaurant, a church, a movie, and yes even a sales call.
3. Keep your distance from other
people. Allow 10-20 feet from the closest person.
4. "Can you hear me now?"
Everyone can hear you now. The technology is so good you can actually talk at
a lower volume and still be heard. So unless somebody says, "I can't hear
you" you don't have to raise your voice to talk on your cellphone.
5. "We just landed, I'm waiting
to get off the plane." So what and who really cares?
6. Do you really need to use your
cell phone behind closed doors in the washroom?
7. Using your cell phone in a restaurant
is rude. Bring a book instead.
8. It's stupid and dangerous to be
on your cell phone while jogging, biking, and rollerblading - yet I see people
doing it every day.
9. It's risky business using a cell
phone while driving at any speed. There are so many people who are talking and
driving, you just might want to pay more attention to your driving. Have you
ever had a "Close call" while you were talking and driving? Enough
Cellphones are a phenomenal resource
for salespeople and entrepreneurs. You can't control how other people use their
cellphones, you can however make better use of your cellphone.
Finally, I wouldn't be too quick
to give a gazillion people your cell phone number. Everyone who has your cell
phone number, including family, friends, business associates, sales prospects,
and even your best customers expect a return call within an hour.
It's impossible to take control of
your time and your life when hundreds of people have your cell phone number.
You can't be proactive when you're tethered to your cell phone being reactive.
It's your life and your time is limited.
If you give it some thought, I'll bet you can take back control of your time
and your life.
Be a good neighbor and pass these
cell phone etiquette tips to people you know and people who need to know.
- Speaking of the phone. My research shows that a remarkable 78.5% of all sales
reps and entrepreneurs have never been formally trained on how to use the telephone
during the selling process.
That's simply amazing! If you rely
on the telphone to make sales you should add these books to your library. It
makes using the telephone a no-brainer!
here to learn more about "How To Sell More in Less Time Using
Common Sense Telephone Techniques."
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