Well, the answer is appointment setting. When it comes to B2B, getting a closed deal or sale through the phone just won't happen with the snap of a finger. No, it's going to take a lot more than just a single phone call to make your prospect decide to go into contract with you. And the error that some firms have is that even if they are mainly doing B2B transactions, they still hard-sell their products and services through telemarketing. However, this shouldn't really be done since this disinterests your prospects and you might as well kiss your sale goodbye if you try hard-selling through the phone.
Appointment setting, however, gets you in contact with the prospect. And instead of hastily presenting costs right there and the, you give your prospect something to think about. And if he agrees to an appointment, then it's all up to you and your marketing professionals to make sure that you get a closed deal or a sale.