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Is half the shit posted on LinkedIn made up???

Ole mate say's he's calling prospects at 7pm on a Friday. Does anyone reckon this story is true?


What prospect would even answer the phone at this time, let alone give someone the time of day to rattle off a pitch. I'd never cold call at this time, firstly because I respect my prospects enough to not bug them on the weekend, and if I could even get them on the call the first thing they'd say would be "fuck off".



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UrAssIsSaaS
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SaaS Eater
I mean he’s aspiring to be the #1 salesperson in the world. It has to be true. He loves cold calls. He loves the hustle. HE LOVES SALES

What a fuckin tool.Β 
InQ5WeTrust
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Sales Savages, what is our profession? Trauma!
You luv itΒ 
goose
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Sales Executive
Probably east coast SDR calling west coast person. Maybe fake. Probably fake. Still, who gives a fuck?
CuriousFox
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Senior Account Executive
Not me 🦊
RealPatrickBateman
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Amateur Butcher
"The fox gives no fucks." - A children's book by General Corp.Β 
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GrizzleMcThornBody
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EVP - RevOps
It’s written like an influencer post. But I’ve made deals after hours. Selling to c-suite is generally after 5pm. They have so much going on they don’t answer phones during the day.
InQ5WeTrust
Arsonist
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Sales Savages, what is our profession? Trauma!
Yeah agree with Mac Daddy Grizz above - C-suite or Co-founders I've definitely caught past 5 pm.Β 

No gatekeepers so better connect rates.Β 
fuzzy
Notable Contributor
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CMO (Chief Meme Officer)
Pro tip: call before or after their secretaries or gatekeepers are at work
GrizzleMcThornBody
Arsonist
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EVP - RevOps
Get their direct line
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ilovemondays
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Senior Account Executive
Same here.

Usually, you won't make your first call after hours, but after 60% of your prospecting cadence, you can start calling past 6PM cos you're close to breaching the engagement barrier and getting their attention.

Most CEOs don't mind getting relevant calls past 6, just don't waste their time, instead of reciting your stupid pitch, give them something useful.
GrizzleMcThornBody
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EVP - RevOps
hey just touching base
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LordBusiness
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Chief Revenue Officer
I saw the same post. The only thing I can think of is he’s East coast and was catching west coast prospects at the end of their day? I don’t answer my phone for numbers I don’t know 2pm or 7pm, if it’s important they will leave a VM
DrunkenArt
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Sales Representative
I'm getting real sick of guys named Keenan
fuzzy
Notable Contributor
+21
CMO (Chief Meme Officer)
shit man fly first class to their house with some milk
SaaSyBee
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+5
Sales Content Writer
"I love the hustle" *vomits forever*
RealPatrickBateman
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Amateur Butcher
Cold Calling at 7:07 PM on a Friday.... Riiiiiiiiiiight.Β 

Fuck it, why not just write 12:07am on Sunday morning?Β 
ilovemondays
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Senior Account Executive
send a caipiroska post card right?
Kirby
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Sales Representative
Plot twist: DDay is Keenan and he has a degradation kink.
sadness1
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AE
Yes. You should follow @bestoflinkedin on IG lol
jefe
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Sales Director
Will have to check this out..

Thanks!
Chep
WR Officer
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Business Development Team Lead
You don't cold call your prospects at 3 am before the work day to make sure that when you call again during business hours they will pick up out of sheer curiosity? You don't know how to overcome a fuck off why the hell would you call me at such a ridiculous hour? I'll tell you why Mr/s prospect its because I LIVE AND BREATH BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT!!!!!!!!!!
cw95
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Sales Development Lead
Made up or he just got incredibly lucky!
Diablo
Politicker
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AE
I will be in the bar drinking at that time and you know what happens if someone cold calls.. he is a lucky ass who got ballsΒ 
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RedLightning
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Mid-Market AE
he's got his own hashtag!
ColdCallFartBoy
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Business Development Representative
Absolutely.
Sunbunny31
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Sales Executive
Only half?Β  Β I'd go with 90% at the least.Β  That place is a soul killer.
Bu
BusterMcDialRipper
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Director of Dials
word
TeddyRoo
TeddyRoo
Pre covid β€œIf you want to know the secret to my success call me at my desk any given Friday at 7pm and I’ll tell you.” Post covid β€œNew phone who dis why you calling my mobile?”
StickToTheProcess
WR Officer
+7
AE
1/2 is made up and the other 1/2 is regurgitated garbage.
WomenWantMeFishFearMe
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SDR LXIX
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