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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:54 pm    Post subject: Cold calls Reply with quote

Everyone hates cold calls but we all have to do them. How many do you do per month or week? Just trying to get a sense of how many voice mails we are leaving.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No point leaving a message unless they know you.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feel I have to leave a message since nobody ever answers the phone. Is all my time wasted?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dougphoto wrote:
I feel I have to leave a message since nobody ever answers the phone. Is all my time wasted?


Well has anyone called you back ?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't judge it by callbacks. They won't call you back.

But they may take a look at your site (if you remember to state your name clearly and leave your URL with them) and it builds recognition. The next time you call they may call you back or, if you reach them, recognize you and your work.

And some do answer their phones--I just reached (first try) an exec CD at one of the Limited companies a couple of weeks ago.

Calls are important, even though you mostly get VM. Oh, and NOT leaving a message is very, very bad form. Everyone has caller ID and they know who the hang-ups are.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's kind of what I figured, even if they don't call me back they hear my name and URL and that's a little seed planted in there head.

Leslie wrote:
Don't judge it by callbacks. They won't call you back.

But they may take a look at your site (if you remember to state your name clearly and leave your URL with them) and it builds recognition. The next time you call they may call you back or, if you reach them, recognize you and your work.

And some do answer their phones--I just reached (first try) an exec CD at one of the Limited companies a couple of weeks ago.

Calls are important, even though you mostly get VM. Oh, and NOT leaving a message is very, very bad form. Everyone has caller ID and they know who the hang-ups are.

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