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Cold Calling

Informal; the practice of a broker making an unsolicited telephone call to a completely unknown person in an attempt to convince the person to become a client of that broker or brokerage. This practice is controversial and some jurisdictions have enacted laws limiting its legitimate use. It is also called dialing and smiling. See also: order period.

cold calling

a method of selling products which involves a business making unsolicited approaches to potential customers by door-to-door visits by SALES REPRESENTATIVES, TELEPHONE SELLING or DIRECT MAIL.
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There are now some 200 Cold Calling Control Zones in West Yorkshire, which arm residents with information and the confi-dence to say 'No' to cold callers rogue traders, pushy sales people, doorstep criminals and also to hopefully reduce distraction burglaries.
High-visibility signs have been put up in the streets indicating that cold calling is not welcome, and crime prevention packs including door advice stickers are being delivered to households.
Cllr Philip Evans said: "We have implemented more than 1,000 cold calling controlled zones and contributed to a significant reduction in rogue trader incidents.
An official at the central bank said that bank employees trying to clinch a sale through cold calling would be working against instructions given by the central bank.
If everyone knew that cold calling by people offering home improvements was outlawed, vulnerable people could be protected by observant neighbours and friends who could phone the police.
If everyone knew cold calling by people offering home improvements was outlawed, vulnerable people could be protected by observant neighbours and friends who could phone the police.
Fellgate, in Jarrow, and Whiteleas, in South Shields, are the latest areas in South Tyneside to become designated as 'No Cold Calling Zones'.
If you would like to obtain a No Cold Calling Sticker please telephone 101 and ask to speak to the Crime Prevention Officer for your area.
I'd like to see financial service companies banned from cold calling.
He, too, experienced first-hand the fanaticism for cold calling, but he also saw the negligible return on investment.
The Cold Calling Equation: Problem Solved" is guide to the ins and outs surrounding the practice of cold calling for business and how to make it worth both parties while.
LDi) a Buffalo, NY, based third party logistics provider will be offering a webinar titled "Work Smarter Not Harder - How to Win More Freight Without Cold Calling.