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Bret Jackson

Bret Jackson Agency Contractor

Telemarketing & Appointment Setting Expert, Cold-Calling Specialist

Philippines - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 2

Very passionate about creating a world-class experience that serves the customers complete needs for global clients that they can fully utilize. I'm an excellent communicator with extensive customer service and support provided, a sales background and the ability to effectively listen carefully and learning from customers and co-workers alike. I know how to get things done while working with a wide variety of personalities and perspectives. My Past Responsibilities have diligently entailed, but not limited to, the following: - Collaborating effectively with product managers, customers, co-workers and e-staff - Helped wherever there was a need or a gap to be filled - Helped develop flexible ideas, plans and scripts to ensure a simple and consistent marketing and sales end result - Believe in white-glove treatment Before, During and After the lead becomes a Client - Discerned between solutions that provide real customer value, and ones that don’t - Helped colleagues succeed -- we’re all in this together! Skills - Over a Quarter century of cold calling and face to face sales - Deep experience in expert sales, telemarketing and appointment setting - Natural leader, strong communicator, and insightful - Proven experience connecting product goals to business goals - Strong background in gathering complex business requirements and translating these into effective tools and communicating and presenting these results to customers - Keen diplomacy aptitude based on listening, negotiating and collaborating within a broad team of strong personalities - Entrepreneurial spirit and excitement around shaping the strategic thought of the company - Spoken with a Neutral, non accent English Personality Characteristics - thoughtful - humble & open-minded - supportive - flexible - inspiring Working at oDesk We love the way we work. Why? It could be the excitement of being part of the world’s largest online workplace. Or the satisfaction of helping businesses of all stripes succeed while creating new opportunities for clients and customers across the globe. Or maybe it’s quite frankly, working-from-home. Whatever it is, I have been blessed to attract talent in the industry. I am big enough to feel supported and stable...and small enough to work nimbly and effectively. My vibe is open and egalitarian (no matter whom I am rubbing shoulders with today) with an emphasis on results. Ready to tackle challenges, work with a top-notch team, and change the world! Send your info today so we can classify and evaluate our chemistry together and move forward together positively. Respectfully yours, Bret Alan Jackson Skype ID: bretalanjackson Bus: +63 35 424 8243 iPhone +63 915 839 5662

Associated with: Dynamic Exception Agency

80% Job Success
$27.78 /hr
1,127 hours

Marilyn Pineda

Marilyn Pineda Agency Contractor

B2B, Telesales, Cold Calling, Appointment Setting, Lead Generation

Philippines - Tests: 2

I worked in the call center industry for more than 7 years and continues to be on this line of job. I'm the kind of person who works with less supervision, hard worker, trustworthy and works extra mile for my clients. Provides good service and an asset to the company.

Associated with: VWP Manpower Agency

$7.00 /hr
1,078 hours

George Foley

George Foley

Lead Generating and Cold Calling, SEO and SEM Marketing, Account Mgmt

United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

Over the last fourteen years, I've worked in every aspect of telecommunications from cold calling sales to high level collections. My core competency lies in Lead Generating Cold Calling and being able to get past the gatekeeper for results. I'm also able to perform overall sales development from the cold call stage to getting a appointment set to performing a demo and getting the sale to maintain and keeping the customer happy through account management. I also have experience in other fields of sales and marketing down below is a example of the different branches of work I've done. Sales and Marketing - B2B Cold Calling - B2C Cold Calling - B2B Warm Leads and appointment settings - B2C Warm Leads and appointment settings - Account Management - SEO Marketing and Sales - SEM Marketing and Sales - Website hosting and sales and development - Non Profit and Political Fundraising - Medical and Utility Collections - Real Estate Lead Development and appointment setting - Cold Call for apps and software developers CRM and other platforms I've used - Sugar - Zoho - Salesforce - Insightly - Microsoft Excel - Google Docs - Numerous Dialer and inhouse CRM Call Volume - I average between 15-25 calls a hour with a daily average of a 8 hour day at 160 calls a day. It's game of metrics, my ratio of reaching the party we need to speak too is ten percent of call volume so 160 calls would equal 16 customers we would talk to and from there a success ratio of 25-50 percent is feasible. I would like to thank you for your time reading my profile and I look forward to working with you and us making money together in the future.

40% Job Success
$11.11 /hr
1,199 hours

Touhidur R.

Touhidur R.

Telemarketing, Cold calling, Appointment setting,Customer Service.VA

Bangladesh - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

Working over 6 years, started in call center industry back in 2008 then back in 2012 started working in "Upwork", since then I am working successfully. Now I have developed my English, I believe you will be satisfy with accent too. I am dedicated and professional person since this what I do full time now. Beside my work, I am doing my MBA. Looking forward to talk to you. Thanks.

94% Job Success
$8.78 /hr
4,915 hours

Sigbjørn Hovda

Sigbjørn Hovda

Norwegian senior translator and marketer

Norway - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

Specialised in the fields of marketing, IT, finance and business with particularly strong expertise in technology, consumer electronics, software/video games and investor relations. I also provide marketing services ranging from cold calling, prospecting to copywriting, sales presentations and closing of sales. Typical projects: - Press releases - Marketing brochures - Product descriptions - Website texts - Ads - Software user interface - Newsletters - User manuals - Financial reports - General business communication (e.g. letters, internal/external policies, notifications) - Forms/surveys Key accounts include: - Acer - Cisco - Electronic Arts - Dell Computers - JVC - Microsoft - MSC Cruises - Olympus - Panasonic - Samsung - Sony - Ubisoft

Groups: Certified Translation Professionals

100% Job Success
$60.00 /hr
44 hours

Virginia Ippolito

Virginia Ippolito

Customer Service Specialist / Technical Support Representative

Italy - Tests: 7

I have several years of diversified customer service experience, and have constantly achieved customer satisfaction as well as met or surpassed company expectations. I am able to provide information in response to inquiries about products and services and to handle and resolve complaints. I can also assist in sales, perform clerical tasks and provide technical support. I am proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point. I have used many other types of software, both computer and web-based. I am comfortable both with the technology I know and with learning new programs. I am a native Italian speaker and I am fluent in written and spoken English. Over the years, I have developed a great customer orientation and excellent communication skills. I am highly motivated, flexible, reliable and can work independently or as part of a team.

Groups: Pro Customer Service

100% Job Success
$10.00 /hr
46 hours

Jodylee dale V.

100% Job Success
$5.56 /hr
9,119 hours

Lendy Lenne Sardiano

Lendy Lenne Sardiano

Sales representative, QA, Team Leader, Appointment setter, Lead Gen.

Philippines - Tests: 2

I've been in the BPO industry for more than 2 years, been into several call centers located in the Philippines handling both inbound and outbound campaigns.I have handled projects like Telemarketing, Lead Generation, Appointment setting, Live-transfers, SEO, and selling. To name few of the accounts I had; weight loss patch, alarm systems, SEO for Dental Clinics, Medical equipment (back & knee braces), Auto Insurance, Medicare (Diabetes), and SEO for I'm hardworking, flexible, able to work in graveyard shift and I can alone or work with a team. I've been promoted as a Supervisor and managed a team of 45 in total.

$5.00 /hr
85 hours

Jacklynne R.

Jacklynne R.

Customer Service Specialist

Philippines - Tests: 6

I'm interested in a phone and/or email support position. I have been in a call center industry for over 5 years. I have handled may projects such as, Customer Service (Telecom), Retention (ISP provider), Collections -1st party and recoveries (Chase Bank and HSBC Bank). Sales Manager handling trade shows, conferences seminars and exhibitions. I am a goal-driven achiever with strong organizational and leadership skills. I can work with minimum supervision even under pressure.

100% Job Success
$4.44 /hr
914 hours

Christopher Joseph

Christopher Joseph

Lead Generation /Appointment Setting / Survey / Cold Calling/ VOIP

Pakistan - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 7

An extrovert person seeking to obtain a mid-career level, permanent position in an organization in which I can contribute my skills and experience and which offers opportunities for growth and unlimited income potential. I have been in this call center field from the last 5 years. I combine the technology and platform along with solid execution solutions and expertise to successfully deliver BPO Solutions to the clients in various locations through out the world.My basic expertise are Lead Generation, Telemarketing sales, appointment setting,inbound and outbound support and surveys. Looking for a long term business with the everyone who is reading this.

$4.44 /hr
2 hours