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I don't think they're dead - but changing communication trends have created new challenges. Calling someone on their cell phone is considered rude and people are increasingly ignoring their office phones. As for email, we are inundated with an ever increasing load in email - making cold emailing ...

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I agree with Stuart - avoid it. DON'T do it. It's annoying. I get 50-60 email a day. I don't want more, I want less. Opening email priorities go to Clients, Family, close friends - not always in that order... people I don't don't know who are trying to sell me something... they get deleted. Too m...

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There's a reason that most CEOs and M.D.s are hard to get to and why their gatekeepers won't let you through... They WANT it that way. They are constantly being bombarded by people trying to sell them something! My best advice is to discover ways to put the target on YOUR back. Position your bus...

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If I understand your question correctly, you are asking about information interviews. That is the term. People are cooperative and like to show off what they know (I'm doing it right now!). So let them. This isn't hard. Nearly everyone you call will be open to at least talking with you on the p...

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Of course calls for information interviews are not illegal. Information interviews are an important part of a successful person's job hunt or any target market research. You will find far more people will be open to this than you think now. Some just want to be helpful. Others want to show off h...

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Have an interview plan. What is the purpose of the interview? Don't be wishy-washy. Your two questions today could have used a lot more detail. I do many of these (and am an expert guest) on my blog at http://www.salestactics.org. Here's an example of several: http://www.salestactics.org/sales-e...

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A few years back, a blog written by hackers emerged on the Romanian market. Back then, I was working as a web developer for the biggest jobs site on our market (>3M revenue). One morning, we got an email from the guy who started the hacker blog. It was a simple SQL injection that revealed a lot ...

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My first startup was exactly in this space. We topped out at $500K/year before the 2009 recession trashed our client roster. I'd be happy to discuss what worked for us.

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