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It’s not all fun and games in The Foundation. Thought I would share some of the responses I get just to show we are all dealing with the same negative responses and that we need to continue moving forward. I’m sure all those in the previous foundation like Sam Ovens and Dane Maxwell have been through their fare share of these kinds of responses.
FORGET THE NAY SAYERS!
I don’t need some snot nose college punk to chastise me via email. I received your prior email which clearly stated that you were to follow up with a phone call, of which you didn’t! To answer your post script, of coarse I would have wanted someone to baby sit me and give me ALL the secrets first. Learn like I did, quit swinging from mom & dads skirt tails and step out in the real world and TRY! What do you want?,for someone to gift wrap a business for you. Learn to follow through with what you say and you will succeed, you should have called. I don’t have conversations, 1/2 a sentence at a time with someone that I don’t know.
PS: IF you are actually a FSU student, your email address would reflect so. So let me be direct, leave me the fuck alone!
Mr. Air Head,
Should get a real life.
If one has any pains in there business it is the one people like you give them. MIND your own businees and the rest of us will be just fine.
You have a great day and stop bothering other people. PLEASE
Strange answer to your stupid question
In a previous post I explained how I split tested all of my emails and the importance of doing so. That information can be found HERE.
I’ve been sending out various email campaigns trying to elicit some type of email response of when it would be ok to call the client.
Take a look at how my content as changed over time by clicking on the Version:
- Version 1 Sent: 9/13/12 – Responses/Opened Emails: 7/34 = 20.6%
- Version 2 Sent: 10/2/12 – Responses: 2
- Version 3 Sent: 10/3/12 – Responses: 5
- ” ” Sent: 10/4/12 – Responses/Opened Emails: 6/101 = 6%
- ” ” Sent: 10/8/12 – Responses/Opened Emails: 4/75 = 5.3%
(Last Updated: 10/4/12 – 12:30pm EST)
- By adding your full name in the email, gives you more credibility. Would you rather respond to Sam or Sam Ovens?
- I’ve found by mentioning I am a student people are more willing to talk to me. In phone conversations that last thing I asked before hanging up the phone was “Why did you end up responding to me or taking my call” and I was always responded with the fact that I am a student. You don’t have to be going to college or high school – maybe just mention you are doing a research project.
- Provide a link to somewhere they can verify your identity. I’ve also been told that before responding to my emails or phone calls that they checked out my LinkedIn profile and my website to verify my credibility.
In this Google Hangout that Matthew Hanson put together (Kudos!), I mention strategies I’ve used after watching the Sam Ovens Mixergy interview with Andrew Warner and techniques i’ve learned from Dane Maxwell. I also mentioned my thoughts on why I’ve failed or gotten rejected cold calling so often which may be helpful in your process.
Take Away Points:
- Ask for what you want but put yourself in a “vulnerable position”
- Gatekeepers/Secretary’s want to feel important, don’t make them feel used.
- If the decision maker is busy, maybe try talking to the secretary what their problems are.
If they reject you, there are 9999999x more business’.
Next week they won’t remember your name or even remember that you called.
A great way to end a call is by asking why they took your call and/or how you could approach someone differently to have a higher success rate. You’ll find out what you said in your introduction that made them want to take your call.