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Your Sales Karma

I get so many sales emails and occasional cold calls. 3/4 of them are lead gen. services and the other 1/4 are completely irrelevant emails from other countries.


What's your sales karma like, do you reply or do you ignore and block those fellow sales reps? How do you identify?

How do you relate?
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sales7
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+5
Sales Enablement Manager
I will always reply to a good email.

The bad ones I forward to our inside sales director to be used as what not to do examples for the team
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
I ignore calls as my call filter is a pretty good blocker.

I respond to emails and LI messages. Karma is a relentless bitch and I ain't messing with her πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ
LordBusiness
Politicker
+8
Chief Revenue Officer
If the effort is coming from an actual seller (and not a robot spammer "sequence" then I'll almost always reply, even to tell the person its not a fit or I am not the decision maker.Β  I have a best practice that I take at least two demo's per month, just to see what's out there and get ideas (things I like, and things I hate) from other sales orgs.Β  If I smell an automated "sequence", its automatically deleted.Β 
DadFather
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+5
Enterprise Account Executive
I feel like it’s mainly recruiters for me. I’ve always politely declined because you never know if you may need them later.Β 

For BS calls about my extended auto warranty, I answer, wait out the auto message until I hear what number is the unsubscribe and it seems to work.Β 
MrMotivation
Politicker
+4
Sales
I try to help and pass along good karma when I can. If I get a bad cold call, I will offer to help them IF they seem to put effort into it. If I receive canned messages that seem like they got sent to thousands of people, I don't really bother
AlexT
Politicker
+7
Account Executive
I ignore most cold emails but highly respect anyone with the guts to make a cold call. I might eject off the call but always politely and respectfully.Β 
SalesPharaoh
Politicker
+8
AM BDR
I usually take cold calls unless TrueCaller flags it as spam sales.
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