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Breaking the Voice Mail Barrier Centereach NY

Doing business in the age of voice mail can be extremely frustrating. While it is true that some people leave their voice mail on all the time, you can sometimes get through by calling off hours. Try calling before 8:30 or after 5:30. You may also find people at their desks during the lunch hour.

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(631) 979-1827
313 Smithhaven Mall
Lake Grove, NY

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(631) 913-0226
1150-4 Lincoln Ave
Holbrook, NY
 
Osbee Industries, Inc.
(914) 777-6611
99 Calvert StreetSte. 100
Harrison, NY
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One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Peter Burke, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Jared Ross, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- David Sussman, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

AVX Integrated Technologies, Inc.
(845) 358-3980
11 South Greenbush Road
West Nyack, NY
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One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Jason Etter, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Everglades Technologies, LLC
(212) 741-0000
1 Union Square WestSte. 302
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Audio / Video, Environmental Controls, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Motorized Window Treatments / Home Theater Curtains, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Video, Security / Access Control / Surveillance / Gate Access, Telephone Systems, Wire and Cable / Power Management, Home Automation / Systems Integration, Service Repair
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One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Bruce Reed, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Charles Stucklen, CEDIA Certified Professional Designer

Tele-Verse Communications, Inc.
1-800-800-CALL (2255)
730 Blue Point Rd.
Holtsville, NY
 
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(716) 995-2700
175 Pinelawn Rd., Ste. 408
Melville, NY
 
Wired Ltd.
(914) 725-4899
29 Wildwood Rd
Katonah, NY
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Audio / Video, Designing for Individuals with Special Needs, Furnishings, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Controls, Multi-Room Video, Telephone Systems, Wire and Cable / Power Management, Home Networking, Home Health, Service Repair, Preventative Maintenance, iPhone / iPad integration
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Electronic Age Services, LLC
(347) 587-1576
2280 Burnett St4-K
Brooklyn, NY
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Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Security / Access Control / Surveillance / Gate Access, Telephone Systems
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Systems Design Company
(631) 283-3455
158 County Rd 39 Ste. 1
Southampton, NY
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Telephone Systems
Brands
Every system that we install and design has different requirements. We insure that the products we use for our projects are the best possible solutions for our client''s performance and budget requirements.
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Ken McMahon, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Mike Murphy, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

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Breaking the Voice Mail Barrier

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Breaking The Voice Mail Barrier
By C.J. Hayden 
Email info@getclientsnow.com
Jan 19, 2004, 14:48

   

Even if you never place a cold call, you still have to
reach people by phone. That customer who was so interested last month never called you back, and now you must call her. You call once, twice, three times, but you can't get her in person. How can you manage to close a sale if all you ever get is voice mail?

Doing business in the age of voice mail can be extremely frustrating. While it is true that some people leave their voice mail on all the time, you can sometimes get through by calling off hours. Try calling before 8:30 or after 5:30. You may also find people at their desks during the lunch hour.

So should you keep calling or leave a message? Actually, you should do both. Assume that most people won't call you back, so just keep right on calling them.

Josiane Feigon, principal of the telesales training and coaching company, Telesmart Communications (www.tele-smart.com), suggests that you try pressing "0" or "0"# to transfer to the receptionist. That way you can verify that the person you are trying to reach is still in the same job position, and find out when they are expected to be in.

Whether you reach your prospects or not, never make them wrong for not returning your calls. Rather than saying, "I haven't heard from you," let them know you are eager to speak with them, and wanted to try again while you were in your office. Feigon recommends, "As a rule, try not to leave any more than three voice mail messages over a 10-day period of time and then lay off for a month."

Speaker and trainer Melinda Henning of Doing Business by Phone ( www.unforgettablelearning.com ) says that the way to deal with voice mail is to use it as an advertising medium. In other words, leave a voice mail commercial. Especially if you are cold calling, Melinda suggests that you compose a series of different commercials, each one revealing some new and interesting fact about your business, and another reason for someone to speak with you.

Whenever you leave a message, include some incentive for the person you are calling to have a live conversation. "I would like to introduce myself" is not a reason for prospects to talk to you. Why should they care? Tell them what it is you think you can do for them in their own unique situation. And do it in 30 seconds -- no one likes long voice mails from strangers, and the delete key is at their fingertips.

Look for some connection between you and the person you are calling that you could put in your message. A mutual acquaintance, membership in the same association, or having attended the same event are all worth mentioning. If you have seen them speak, or read about them in the news, compliment them on it. Be warm, friendly and upbeat, so your message is a pleasure to listen to.

If you have called, left messages, and still ...

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