Why Cold Calling SUCKS and it’s the WORST Sales Strategy Ever!

Cold Calling Sucks! Asking cool friends for introductions is way better.

Cold Calling Sucks! Asking cool friends for introductions is way better.

With exception of a few cases, for most Small Business Owners & Entrepreneurs – Cold Calling is one of the worst Sales & Marketing Strategies ever.

I hate doing it personally too and I have had countless clients that have hired me very nervous thinking they have to do Cold Calling or I am going to tell them to do so.

When I give them a bunch of strategies and tell them NOT TO DO COLD CALLING I can see the immediate sigh of relief and if they are female – I may get a hug at the end and if they are dudes I may get a “Bro-Down” fist punch or an extra strong handshake.

I have found better strategies to always have been Business Networking, Referral Networks, LinkedIn & Blogging to name a few and there are lots of reasons why Cold Calling Sucks and here is why:

Weak ROI & Return on Time: If you are starting out and have no choice – it can make sense, but later on – it’s a very bad idea.  It usually is very low returning in terms of time.

Can be weak to get appointments: If you are say making phone calls – this often sucks makes no sense at all.  You can be calling for days to get nothing – or very low value appointments.

You look desperate: If you are so damn successful, then why are you desperate on the phone?

If you do get a meeting, much less conversion: Put 5 x Cold Meetings up against 5 x Warm Meetings – you would be 0 – 1 / 5 cold, and maybe 1 – 3 / 5 warm.

Soul Destructive: Very few people only enjoy it.  Most (including me) hate it and find it a non-fun painful experience.

My advice? Unless you are in say a very tight niche (as there are some cases where it does work) really try and stay away from it. Get introductions to people – that is the best way to do it.  If you have no one to get introductions from, go Networking – make friends, help them and ask for help in meeting the right people.

When you go in warm with a great intro, your odds of success goes through the roof!

Love you work, thanks for the read!

About the Cold Calling Hating Author:

Edward Zia is a Marketing Mentor, Commentator and 4Networking Leader who really doesn’t like Cold Calling and loves tactics & thinking that helps Small Business Owners nail their Sales & Marketing.  Read more of his blog to learn more and if you like what you see – check out his Premium Home Study Course, “The Awesome Marketing Vault” >> Right Here!

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