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Hello Everybody,

I'm new to cold calling and I have a question. Can we cold call Sunday ?
#calling #cold #sunday
  • If you want to be told off by people , why not ?
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  • Profile picture of the author SJJPFTW
    In Australia it's against the law. No cold calling Sunday.
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  • Profile picture of the author DavePalermo
    Originally Posted by thelazyone View Post

    Hello Everybody,

    I'm new to cold calling and I have a question. Can we cold call Sunday ?

    First off, the person you need to talk to probably ain't open and or working on Sunday.

    And if you cold call on a Sunday you can pretty much guaran-damn-tee yourself a lost sale of a potential client.
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  • Profile picture of the author thelazyone
    Thank's. I'm new so I wanted to be sure.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mwind076
    You ONLY call someone on a Sunday, if they have told you to themselves. Not if Mary, the secretary said to, not if it is a new list and you don't know them, and not if you are just trying to catch them in. NEVER call a home on a Sunday either...again, unless the person you are calling said to.

    Also, Sunday is a day of rest...DO IT, so you can be fresh for the week!
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  • Profile picture of the author contentwriting360
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    Rule of thumb: Do not cold call on Sundays. Might as well take a rest as everybody does.
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Who does cold calling anymore?

    Suggest that you take your business to the online world, create a sales presentation video, and let that video close your "prospects" without you ever picking up the phone to them.

    What are you cold calling for? What kind of a business are you selling?
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    • Profile picture of the author bob ross
      Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

      Who does cold calling anymore?

      Suggest that you take your business to the online world, create a sales presentation video, and let that video close your "prospects" without you ever picking up the phone to them.

      What are you cold calling for? What kind of a business are you selling?
      Right!

      Also, I would also highly suggest including a custom QR code with a free PLR report purchased from the WSO section.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mwind076
      Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

      Who does cold calling anymore?

      Suggest that you take your business to the online world, create a sales presentation video, and let that video close your "prospects" without you ever picking up the phone to them.

      What are you cold calling for? What kind of a business are you selling?
      TO the OP - Yes, no one does cold calling anymore if they want to make money. You should send out random mailers, shout from rooftops and use ESP to get the word out about your business.

      *My comment was sarcastic. Just because you don't like it or don't know how to do it right, doesn't mean it's not successful. Not to mention, the OFFLINE section is not where you go to bash it lol.
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    • Profile picture of the author ebizman
      Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

      Who does cold calling anymore?

      Suggest that you take your business to the online world, create a sales presentation video, and let that video close your "prospects" without you ever picking up the phone to them.

      What are you cold calling for? What kind of a business are you selling?
      I do cold calling! I've signed on over 15 new clients via cold calling and will not stop
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      • Profile picture of the author talfighel
        Originally Posted by ebizman View Post

        I do cold calling! I've signed on over 15 new clients via cold calling and will not stop
        That is great. If it works for you, then keep doing it.

        Many of us never picked up the phone to recruit affiliates into our business online. Some still do it. Good for them. I have nothing bad to say about them but when people "close" themselves into your business when you are sleeping at night, that is just AWESOME.
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        • Profile picture of the author John Durham
          Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

          That is great. If it works for you, then keep doing it.

          Many of us never picked up the phone to recruit affiliates into our business online. Some still do it. Good for them. I have nothing bad to say about them but when people "close" themselves into your business when you are sleeping at night, that is just AWESOME.
          If you click your heels three times and say there's no place like home, you might magically be transported back to Aunt Em too!

          Give it up dude. Thats my advice. You are in a lions den, with REAL offliners.

          Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

          That is great. If it works for you, then keep doing it.

          Many of us never picked up the phone to recruit affiliates into our business online.
          Okay at first you said "closing prospects" now you are saying "Recruit affiliates?" Which one is it?

          Note To Self: "You have better things to do today than waste it fishing out Bssr' s John"
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          • Originally Posted by John Durham View Post

            If you click your heels three times and say there's no place like home, you might magically be transported back to Aunt Em too!

            Give it up dude. Thats my advice. You are in a lions den, with REAL offliners.



            Okay at first you said "closing prospects" now you are saying "Recruit affiliates?" Which one is it?

            Note To Self: "You have better things to do today than waste it fishing out Bssr' s John"

            heh , welcome into real world
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          • Profile picture of the author talfighel
            Originally Posted by John Durham View Post

            If you click your heels three times and say there's no place like home, you might magically be transported back to Aunt Em too!

            Give it up dude. Thats my advice. You are in a lions den, with REAL offliners.
            OK, moving on.
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            • Profile picture of the author John Durham
              Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

              OK, moving on.
              Good idea. Thanks for stoppin by.
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              • Profile picture of the author vndnbrgj
                Originally Posted by John Durham View Post

                Good idea. Thanks for stoppin by.
                That had me busting out laughing!
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          • Profile picture of the author BarbaraMcKinney
            You are in a lions den, with REAL offliners.

            Agree to John Durham. Sunday is known to be the rest day / family day. Doing cold calling on Sunday is a Big NO to me. Why not give yourself a break and have it some other day. For sure you will have many success calls.

            Think it up.
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    • Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

      Who does cold calling anymore?

      Suggest that you take your business to the online world, create a sales presentation video, and let that video close your "prospects" without you ever picking up the phone to them.

      What are you cold calling for? What kind of a business are you selling?
      You would be surprised how efficient cold calling may be .
      Also remember that people still like talking with real person on the phone ...
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    • Profile picture of the author John Durham
      Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

      Who does cold calling anymore?

      Suggest that you take your business to the online world, create a sales presentation video, and let that video close your "prospects" without you ever picking up the phone to them.

      What are you cold calling for? What kind of a business are you selling?
      I love the sarcasm on this thread.

      Now Im not saying this to brag... but I watched all I could stand of your videos...

      If you listen to my audios, they are alive. They are dynamic, they are ME talking from my own heart and voice and personal experience.

      I dont not lack any freedom of movement...because I dont lack things to say, and I dont have to think too hard, because they are what I really know, and the stories are of things I have really done.

      Now,

      If you watch these videos, they are scripted, they are so full of cliche canned statements, they sound like a rehashed WSO...They are not alive, and you are obviously reading...lol

      Its my opinion that you are not the real deal my friend, and you wouldnt know an offline client if they put cash in your face. My friends on this thread were more subtle... but Im just sayin it. Lol

      That was like a slapstick shadow of a successful persons presentation.

      Im sure you sell plenty of WSO's but Im also sure you havent sold very many offline clients.

      Thats just me being sure, not being stated as fact. Its my opinion.

      Iamnameless and ten other people can tell you here, that if you send an offline client to your website 90% of them will never even go before they write you a check. You are living in a fantasy world.

      Even in direct mail, smart mailers dont send offline clients to a website, they give them a phone number, and maybe even a follow up call.

      That was entertaining it was so slapstick and cliche.

      Its sooo funny to me when people try to FABRICATE real excitement on video or audio... this one was at the bottom of the barrel at even ATTEMPTING it in my opinion.

      Sorry, you opened yourself up for it! Next time Im sure you will be smarter than to walk into a group of people who have real experience making offline sales and say something so stupid.

      Dont assume we are all fake in this subforum like many other online places where you may come from...and we arent stupid either... Its insulting.
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  • Profile picture of the author ARealBiz
    I prefer resting Sunday. Prepare myself and be ready to work hard. Get more leads and sales next week. Also give people space Sunday too.
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  • Profile picture of the author thelazyone
    I have another question :

    Wich hour to call in the day ?
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    • Profile picture of the author SaRitaCustis
      Originally Posted by thelazyone View Post

      I have another question :

      Wich hour to call in the day ?
      For me, it depends on the business I'm calling. Restaurant owners/managers can usually talk to me between 2 and 4 in the afternoon. I like to call service providers (plumbers, electricians, locksmiths, etc.) as well as salon owners and real estate brokers between 8 and 10 in the morning. I haven't found a good time for doctors, dentists and chiropractors - they've been pretty much hit and miss for me.

      So from my experience, it depends on the business type. I'd be curious to test out different regions and see if I get the same results. I think I'll do that - thank you for sparking an idea

      SaRita
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  • Profile picture of the author word12
    I am guessing its ok to call businesses that are open, on sundays? Like spas, fitness centers etc.?
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    • Profile picture of the author Mwind076
      Originally Posted by word12 View Post

      I am guessing its ok to call businesses that are open, on sundays? Like spas, fitness centers etc.?
      No, you do not call ANYONE on Sunday unless they told you to. Go spend time with your family.
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    • Profile picture of the author PeacefulCalamity
      Originally Posted by word12 View Post

      I am guessing its ok to call businesses that are open, on sundays? Like spas, fitness centers etc.?
      For you not reading the thread, try it out. Get back to us on what happens.
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  • Profile picture of the author Allow
    I bet most of business owners not even answer your call, and others... send you away away!
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  • Profile picture of the author Huskerdarren
    Yeah, don't do it. Take a day of rest.
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  • Profile picture of the author HAdrian1239
    I recently did a VM drop on Sunday with a voice broadcaster... and got a better response from it than the one I did on Saturday.. but in general, I don't cold call on Sunday.

    I barely touch MY work on Sunday and don't respond to people who insist I do... so I don't expect others to be around. The VM drops made sense though, and were not intrusive.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt121
    Cold calling on a Sunday is something I would not suggest you do.

    Businesses are normally closed on that day. If you're targeting residential areas, then yes, you are going to be told off a lot by people.

    Sunday is attributed to be a rest day and a lot of people do not want to be bothered on such a day.

    Cold calling on a Sunday, for me, is a definite no-no.
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  • Profile picture of the author WeavingThoughts
    How many offices do you know which work on Sundays?

    IMO even Saturday is off the charts as well.
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