Cold calling can be extremely frustrating now days due to the fact that a majority of companies allow calls to go straight to voice mail. Getting past the voice mail and getting to actually speak to a live person takes organization and planning. As much as we all hate leaving voice messages it is simply a fact of the business world, and it is better to be prepared than to leave out important details.
According to LEADSExplorer’s article on the subject the first thing you want to do is call at the beginning or end of the day. This raises the chances of your actually speaking to someone by quite a bit. When you call, be prepared to get the voice mail and have a short message prepared to read. Make sure to immediately follow up your voice mail with an email which includes more details about the reason that you are calling them.