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When someone cold calls you, what do you do?

I know there are people of all roles here, so I'm mainly targeting this towards the non decision making sales roles.


When someone cold calls you for a product, service or whatever it may be what do you do right away?


Are you the prospect that hangs up right away or gives them a chance to hear their pitch?


*Personally I like to hear them out to see if there's anything I could steal to throw into my talk tracks! hah*

What do you do?
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BigMeech
WR Officer
+11
Coors Light Advocate
I give them 10 seconds, then decide what to do from there. If it is a clever opening or they have clearly done research, I humor them. But if it is clearly a canned script they are just reading word for word, nah I typically hang up.ย 
thesalesdocrx
Valued Contributor
+5
SDR Manager
Play like my boy Ribisi in Boiler Room
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
Auto call or scripted I'm out. But everyone gets a shot. Unless I was waiting on a call or jumping on a call then I tell them call back another time and hang up.ย 
IceColdCloser
Good Citizen
AE
It's funny listening to Cold calls! Always a good opportunity to see what you can sound like from your customers shoes isn't it?
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SADNES5
Politicker
+6
Business Development
Qualify them. What are you slingin'? What level are you selling to? Can I help this guy shoot his shot? Not a fit, not a problem to say, "not me bro".ย 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
Everyone gets a shot with me if they make it past my call blocker.ย 
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
If it's something of interest then I give them a shot for sure
BlueJays2591
Politicker
+6
Business Development Manager
depends on the opening. bad open, i hang up.ย 
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