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Is it just me or are more prospects picking up the phone lately?

Has anyone else noticed an uptick lately on DM's answering your cold calls? Maybe it's just because Zoominfo has a lot more cell data on it now but for real it seems like I'm having a much easier time getting Directors and VP's on the horn (especially when I call their cell on lunch, which I highly recommend because when they say "I'm eating lunch" you can respond "Oh, sorry about that, let's setup a meeting for next week then"


I also love making cold calls on speaker phone (I call this "Big timing them") hahaha.


What are the rest of you savages noticing on cold call hit rates? PEACE LOVE. -TRPD

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Rallier
Politicker
+9
Account Executive
I've been feeling the opposite lately! I figured it was just summer
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
Kahluapons
People are now starting to return to the office and the covid decision making paralysis is starting to wane.
slaydie
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
This is true, more American companies are back in office so it might be the sweet spot for July when everyone takes off on vacay again
beachNsales
Politicker
+3
Account Executive
Iโ€™ve noticed an uptick in people answering cold calls over the last month. Also noticed emails arenโ€™t doing as well. Could just be a odd month but most of my meetings have booked from phone calls and LinkedIn
Justatitle
Politicker
+7
Senior AE
More companies also are forwarding their phone lines to cell since the pandemic started so I am noticing an uptick
1nbatopshotfan
Politicker
+5
Senior Director, Enterprise Technology
Also noticing less people bailing on meetings. Normalcy is close!ย 
TheDeplorable
Politicker
+7
AE
More people back in office getting back to normal routines
Whosaidit
Politicker
+6
Business Development Representative
For HQ numbers im still finding that its really a hit or miss depending if the employees are still remote or not. With that being said, direct lines have been on fire
GDO
Politicker
+6
BDM
Not for me. Everybody seems to be on holiday.ย 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
Eh it's 50/50. They all get an immediate follow up email from me though.
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Are you burnt out from phone prospecting?
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Are you burnt out from cold calling?
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corgilover , ย  NotInterested , ย  saleswvlf ย  and 65 people voted
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If Internet Explorer is still brave enough to ask to be your default browser, You're brave enough to pick up the phone and make your next call.
Advice
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Itโ€™s hard to get rejected when no one answers the phone
Discussion
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Anyone else not having luck on the phones today?
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ChicagoCloser1717 , ย  Broncosfan , ย  aiko ย  and 43 people voted
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