“You’re not from around here, are you?”
If you have watched any kind of old western movie, you have probably heard a line like that. In those situations, there is something that the protagonist has said or done that indicates that they have not picked up on social cues of the locals. This can encompass many parts of behavior, whether it be mannerisms, expressions, or even an accent.
When you are working as a telemarketer, you want to make sure that you win over the person on the other line to your side as quickly as possible. One of the best ways to do this is to make them feel comfortable with you. While using friendly language and non aggressive sales tactics are definitely a great start, there are still more things that you can do. One of those things is learn how to do a great local accent. Read on down below to find out all about it.
Speaking like a local
Do your research
An important thing that you’ll need to do in order to learn how different accents work is to do your research. Listen to how people from that area say certain words.
Remember, you don’t have to do a carbon copy of a very local accent. That can be too difficult to learn and end up being way more effort than it is worth. However, if you can nail a great regional accent, you will have a very powerful tool in your back pocket to use for sales.