Leaving a Message when Cold Calling

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  1. cjones
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    I am cold calling for p&c quotes and was just curious how many get a response when they leave a voicemail when cold calling? I know its not gonna hurt anything to leave a message but just curious if anyone has any luck doing that?
     
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    I have the mojo dialer, it automatically leaves a prerecorded message for me when I encounter answering machines. I also leave them with the secretary sometimes. I haven't noticed any call backs for it, but this isn't something that can be measured other than less than 1% i would venture based on what I have read. Also I have read and heard many times that leaving a message will induce saturation (if done it many times some say upto 5-7x) and will keep you in their mind. Personally, my list is too big to call someone i have just called recently, to leave them another message.
     
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    I always leave a message. The trick is to leave just enough information that they have a reason to call you back. The callbacks for P&C is much greater than cold-calling for med supps. If the person does call you back, it means that they do want to talk to you at least.
     
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    VaDwayne, I want to talk to you one of these days about your cold calling..
     
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    For me it would depend on how many vm's I am hitting.

    I'm starting my cold calling campaign monday, so I don't have my own stats yet as an indy agent....

    However, if I found that I was encountering lot's of vm, like 30% or more, I don't know if I'd leave a vm the first time. Too much time tied up.
     
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    I never leave a voice mail when calling the senior market. I have tried it and I never or hardly ever get callbacks.

    I have more seniors call me back when I don't leave a message. They usually say, "Who is this? Your number is on my caller ID. Why did you call me?" I proceed to tell them and a fair percentage of them have taken a policy.
     
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    Anyone tried the Voicemail leads?

    It's when a dialer bypasses live people and only leaves voice messages?

    It sounds a lot like a mailer to me...

    out of thousand VM's you should get 10-20 calls back?

    Or not??

    What's the word?
     
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    I thought voice broadcasting for Residential was illegal now?
     
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    VaDwayne...your post conjures up images in my mind....

    Messages like....

    it seems I may have gotten your tax refund by mistake..can you call me at 867-5309:nah:

    I have some pictures of you that you might want showing up on the internet...please call me right away...:no:

    Thank God it's Friday:laugh:
     
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    I agree VaDwayne. I want to hear your script.
     

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