Well, I’ve finally done it. I’ve entered the world of blogging!
Most blogs I read are something of a rant. I’m going to try not to be like that, but will start with a whinge and a question.
Much of my business day is spent calling people on behalf of clients. Probably a good 80% of my calls get me as far as a voicemail, or perhaps a real person, but the wrong person.
I always leave a message – it says who I am, it says why I’m calling, it asks them nicely to call me back.
So……. why don’t they??
I do try really hard to make my calls appropriate and to people who have a real potential to use whatever I’m selling (why would I want to waste my time with people for whom that’s not the case??).
Maybe they get hundreds of calls & just can’t call back. Maybe they just don’t care. Maybe they find it amusing to have me call 3, 4 or perhaps 5 times before I give up.
Why not just give me a quick ring, or ping me a text (I usually leave my mobile number) to say “Sorry, not interested”. The result would be that I’d devote my time elsewhere and they’d get no more messages from me.
So, am I being unreasonable, or are they??
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