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VP/Director of Sales, if I want to sell to you, what is the best way to reach out?

I'm new to sales and our product's ICP is VP/Director of Sales and Pre-sales. It's never pleasant to be on either side of cold-anything, be it calls or emails or pigeon homing. That being said, what channel do you respond better to when someone reach out cold?

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LordBusiness
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Chief Revenue Officer
its not necessarily about the medium, its about the message.Β  I automatically delete any automated bot garbage, as I prefer to buy stuff from humans who are putting in the work, not trying to spam the haystack to find the needle.Β Β 
coldcaller
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BDR
Interesting take. What have you seen Reps doing right in email that caught your attention and proved that they were genuine?Β 
specktyr
Praised Answer
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Account Manager
Phone.Β Β 

Email's can easily be sent to multiple people w/ just names entered from a DB; so nothing personalize about it and you KNOW you're not the only one to get it.

I know I'm not the only one to get a phone call either, but it shows more effort imo. So long as you do your homework before the call and don't just "wing it".
Captain_Q
Arsonist
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Sr. Account Executive
I am not a VP/Director but I do sell to them a lot.Β  I have found that sending a handwritten note with a brief message and my business card works sometimes...definitely a better engagement rate than calling or emailing.Β  granted this is for a prospect that I've already tried to reach multiple times through regular channels.Β Β 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+12
Senior Account Executive
Phone with email follow up.
Salespreuner
Big Shot
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Regional Sales Director
I'd do the same ! Message matters moreπŸ”₯
salesninja
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VP
phone is the way to go
Smithy
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+4
Director of Sales
Call me but it has to be good.Β 

don’t BS me with the 27 second nonsense and you better actually understand what I/my company does.Β 

chances of me responding to an email is about a billion to oneΒ 
coldcaller
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BDR
Curious to know what was the best cold call you've got? What made it so?Β 
Smithy
Politicker
+4
Director of Sales
Tbh, the best cold call I’ve ever received was from someone who wanted a job on my team.Β 

outside of that, best are calls have been something that is relevant, they haven’t been in a rush to get off the phone or just book a meeting and ask a powerful question to get me talkingΒ 
Savagedoge
Big Shot
+11
Account Executive
I sell to VP’s of sales and had very limited success cold emailing. What I’ve found is even when I screw up on a cold call, folks aren’t mean. You still get the extra 5 seconds only cuz they know what it is like.
I’d definitely recommend calling em
coldcaller
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BDR
I felt the same. awesome thanks man!
el_dude
Good Citizen
Industry Market Leader - Sales and Delivery
I prefer a call or voicemail. Leave me a message and a reason I want to call back.
coldcaller
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BDR
Great to hear. Thank you!Β 
GetAHobby
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+8
RVP Sales
I agree with the VM, and so many people don't leave one now or leave a compelling one
saygrace
Valued Contributor
+5
Sales Executive
Probably LinkedIn
GetAHobby
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RVP Sales
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