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People are more likely to reply if you use a non-threatening titleWhen chasing slow payers, use a non-threatening title. You’ll ALWAYS get more replies. Most people are genuine and are likely to call back if they feel they’ll get a decent hearing from the creditor when they do. But, if the title’s a bit scary, they won’t.

For example, if you were a debtor and got a reminder from
*   Manager – Accounts Receivable and another from
*   Client Liaison.
Which one are YOU likely to call first?

(You may not even call the first one back, ever!)


Consider changing from some of these “threatening” titles

    • Manager – Accounts Receivable
    • Collections Manager
    • Office Manager
    • Debt Collection Officer
    • Enrolments Review Officer
    • Assistant to the Bursar

to a more friendly and approachable one such as

    • Customer Relations
    • Client Liaison
    • Parent Liaison.

Keep the ‘stronger’ ones for later use.

By | 2017-07-13T08:51:40+00:00 September 22nd, 2014|techniques|0 Comments

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