How to handle a Telemarketer

Written by Reagan D. Lynch

It's like clockwork. You sit down to dinner andrepparttar phone rings. You answer it. The caller is trying to sell you something or tell you that you've won a fabulous prize.

Here we go again. You just got a telemarketing call. So do you want to know how to handle these guys? Well, keep reading.

The FTC's Telemarketing Sales Rule helps protect you from abusive and deceptive telephone sales practices. The Rule restricts calling times torepparttar 102045 hours between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. (your local time) and puts other limits on telemarketers, too. For example:

*Telemarketers must tell you it's a sales call,repparttar 102046 name ofrepparttar 102047 seller, and what they're selling before they make their pitch. If they're pitching a prize promotion, they must tell you that no purchase or payment is necessary to enter or win. *It's illegal for telemarketers to lie about their goods or services; earnings potential, profitability, risk, or liquidity of an investment; orrepparttar 102048 nature of a prize in a prize-promotion scheme. *Before you pay, telemarketers must tell yourepparttar 102049 total cost ofrepparttar 102050 goods they're selling, any restrictions on getting or using them, and if a sale is final or non-refundable. In a prize promotion, they must tell yourepparttar 102051 odds of winning, that no purchase or payment is necessary to win, and any restrictions or conditions of receivingrepparttar 102052 prize. *It's illegal for a telemarketer to withdraw money from your checking account without your express, verifiable authorization. *Telemarketers cannot lie to get you to pay, no matter what method of payment you use. *You do not have to pay for credit repair, recovery room, or advance-fee loan or credit services until these services have been delivered. *It's illegal for a telemarketer to call you if you have asked not to be called.

Ok, now that we know what they can and can't do while onrepparttar 102053 phone with us, let's get them offrepparttar 102054 phone altogether. Warning--some ofrepparttar 102055 following suggestions are liable to make you laugh. I have personally used each of these, and it is so much fun!

1. Depending onrepparttar 102056 gender ofrepparttar 102057 person calling you, start hitting on them. That's right--make a pass at them. For example, I am a male. Ifrepparttar 102058 person calling me is a female, I will flirt with her until there is no tomorrow. I have done this twice, andrepparttar 102059 person hung around for about 30 seconds before she called for a supervisor. That's my signal to hang-up.

Letting Go Of Wanting Your Own Approval

Written by Peter Murphy

It is easy to see how important it is to be approved by those people who matter most to you in your life. Family and friends arerepparttar ones you turn to first in a time of crisis. You count on them for support and encouragement and their approval of who you are and what you do is deeply significant.

Ever had a time in your life when those closest to you disapproved of your behavior? It is very uncomfortable is it not? In a moment, peace of mind can vanish in a puff of smoke and you crave approval more than anything else. This time inrepparttar 102044 wilderness seems to last forever and when it is finally overrepparttar 102045 newly earned approval of your peers feels just great.

This wanting approval can get out of control though. We can easily extend this need for approval to all people we come into contact with in our life. When we want and need approval we encounter this lack of approval everywhere we go;repparttar 102046 waiter does not smile when he takes your order;repparttar 102047 checkout operator hardly looks at you; and your boss only compliments your work whenrepparttar 102048 moon is full andrepparttar 102049 first Tuesday ofrepparttar 102050 month precedes a wet weekend!

All of a sudden life is a struggle, a constant battle to get other people, all people, to like you and to approve of you. Andrepparttar 102051 more you want this approvalrepparttar 102052 less you seem to get it.

What isrepparttar 102053 solution? The answer is to not be concerned about what other people think of you. This can be achieved by approving of yourself completely despite your past indiscretions, failings and errors of judgment. When you totally accept and approve of yourself you will have little interest in how other people view you. If they like you *Great*, if they do not, that is their choice and their loss.

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