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Is there a point in leaving VoiceMails anymore?

Do people even listen to voicemails anymore??


Has anyone found success with them?

πŸ”Ž Prospecting
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πŸ“ž Cold Calling
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CoorsKing
WR Officer
+11
King of the Coors Knights
I guess... why not? I have actually received call backs before. A decent amount actually. If someone has not picked up, not responded to my emails and other outreach, I see no reason not to leave a voicemail.Β 

If I get a VM from a random number, I will always listen to at least the first sentence. Typically it is the "your auto warranty is about to expire" people, but if the opening is intriguing I will listen to the rest. Might not call back but at least I am now somewhat more familiar with their product / service so it is top of mind should a need that aligns actually show up.

It takes 15-20 seconds to leave one so I normally will always leave a VM at least once during my outbound cadence to someone.

I encourage you to read this thread:Β  https://bravado.co/war-room/posts/is-voicemail-dead
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xcaffrey
Arsonist
+5
BDR
yeah that's a good point. It is low effort but I was curious to see if anyone finds success with it. Will deff read that thread thank you for sharingΒ 
DJSpence
Catalyst
+5
Sales Director
If you do just make sure they are short enough to read πŸ‘€. Most people read their VMs now.
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xcaffrey
Arsonist
+5
BDR
what would you say is short. like a 15 second vm?Β 
DJSpence
Catalyst
+5
Sales Director
Hey my name is XXX and I'd love to connect with you briefly regarding XXX opportunity.Β  I'll give you a call back tomorrow and also try you via email. (that way they know ignoring you doesn't work) ;)
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JacobyG
Good Citizen
Sales Director
I always leave one. A lot of times they may not listen to it, but will rather see the transcribed text and then they see the name/company.Β  I'm usually dropping a reference of some sort in the voicemail to try to build familiarity, so they may see it and be intrigued.

Plus if you leave one every time, they may respect/appreciate the persistence depending on the individual you are calling.
Justatitle
Politicker
+8
Senior AE
Yes 100% the biggest reason is because of this exact question that you ask here. The majority of others won’t leave a voicemail and I always check my voicemail. So even if they don’t call you back it’s more likely they answer next timeΒ 
softwaresails
Politicker
+4
Sales Manager
I only leave VMs now because we can do a "VM drop" and don't need to leave a message every time.
GDO
Politicker
+7
BDM
I do it after 3-4 tries.Β 
paddy
WR Officer
+10
Account Executive
If it's short then yes, they're worth it still. I think it's better than not leaving one and receiving a call back from a prospect who doesn't know your number.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
I do not listen on my personal phone. My people know to text me.
Rallier
Politicker
+9
Account Executive
Personally, I don't. But I imagine every single sales trainer will tell you to do it
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niniscoffee
Inside Sales Representative
There is some of the leads prefer to know you first than answer your callΒ 
Hornberger1
Good Citizen
Manager Demand Generation
Yes, it gives your cold emails name recognition and supports brand awareness. Have more ppl open emails after a cold voicemailΒ 
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