Hey everyone! I hope you’re having a great year so far.
I’ve been asked several times by people on what to say if they have to leave a voicemail when prospecting or cold calling for new business.
Before I call someone, I tend to send an email first. Some people prefer to communicate by phone, others prefer to communicate by email.
Here’s my first voicemail that I will leave a prospect:
“Hello ____, Ray Ruecker with Connect 5000. I’m following up on an email i sent you recently. I noticed your LinkedIn profile and thought it might make sense to talk. Please call me back at ____. Again that number is ____.”
(This is assuming your prospect has a LinkedIn profile of course.)
The voicemail is short, sweet and to the point and hopefully arouses curiosity. I also want the prospect to go to his or her email and look for my mine as well. Sometimes when you send an email and the person is no longer there, it doesn’t always bounce back. Sometimes the person’s automatic responder will be on with their signature and direct phone number which is helpful so that you don’t have to call the main number and get screened out by the gatekeeper. You can leave a voicemail directly with the prospect.
Hope this helps. I’ll send out another sample soon. I have 4 more samples to share.
I’m Ray Ruecker with Connect 5000.