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Mar 1, 2009 12:01 pm

I've never done this, but wonder about the pros / cons?

Mar 1, 2009 12:34 pm

I have never heard anyone trying it.  Depending on the demographics of the area you are calling I'm thinking you will get a negative response, but it is worth a shot. Besides, isn't Saturday the Sabbath anyways.

Mar 1, 2009 8:42 pm

Exactly what I was thinking--  who the f*** goes to church any more anyway? PLUS if the cold callee gets pissed off I don't want em as a client to begin with....just a personal preference

Mar 1, 2009 8:54 pm
MinimumVariance:

Exactly what I was thinking-- who the f*** goes to church any more anyway? PLUS if the cold callee gets pissed off I don't want em as a client to begin with....just a personal preference







I for one go to church, and I'll thank you to be respectful on the subject.   



And if someone cold-called me on a Sunday, I'd complain to his/her manager.



In short, there's a reason that no one does it...you'll infuriate more people than you'll convert. Please don't do it.

Mar 1, 2009 9:02 pm

I don't do any residental cold calling.  If I did, I would call on Sundays.   The way that I look at it is that the person is already not my client.  If I don't call, they will remain not my client.  Nothing negative can happen from making the call.  I call clients on Sundays.  They've never minded.

 
Don't call Orthodox Jews on a Saturday.
Mar 1, 2009 10:13 pm
anonymous:
Don't call Orthodox Jews on a Saturday.
 
That was the reason for my comment on the demographics.  I wouldn't necessarily be calling around Salt Lake City on a Sunday nor Palm Beach on a Saturday.  However, I think you can safely flip the days for either one.
Mar 1, 2009 10:48 pm

Geez, is nothing sacred anymore? You can't talk one day off to be with your family, you want to call people on Sunday?! We work hard all week -- it's the day of rest for a very good reason.
That hurts all of us. People already hate cold callers - if you call somebody on Sunday they are not going to be receptive to me when I call at a reasonable hour and day.
I agree with Philo -- if you call me on Sunday I would report you to your manager or firm. I would certainly never do business with you.
I have accidentally doorknocked on Jewish neighborhoods on a Saturday, and believe me I will never do that again.


Mar 1, 2009 11:49 pm

It all depends who you are calling I would avoid residents at all cost. However, I have had success calling small biz owners. I also had some success cold walking.


Buy and Hold I understand where you are coming from, but also keep in mind not all of us have a family .
 
Mar 6, 2009 1:34 am

Try Sunday evenings. I met this college kid who worked part time as a telemarketer, calling people at home to get them to renew their membership to nonprofit organizations. He said they do calling campaigns and start on a Sunday evening and go thru Thursday, then no calls on Friday or Saturday. Monday's revenue reports (from Sunday's calls) were always the highest. He said way more people answer the phone on Sunday nights. I say go for it, it might work.



And no, sadly, nothing is sacred anymore. If I spent my whole day worrying about the people I might offend, I'd be broke. And the idea that someone would report me to my manager because I'm working hard on a Sunday - well, go for it. It would probably earn me points. I respect the DNC list, and the rules don't say you can't call on a Sunday.



Bottom line: The only way you'll ever know if this is a good idea for you is to try it. Can't never could.

Mar 6, 2009 2:17 pm
buyandhold:

Geez, is nothing sacred anymore? You can't talk one day off to be with your family, you want to call people on Sunday?! We work hard all week -- it's the day of rest for a very good reason.
That hurts all of us. People already hate cold callers - if you call somebody on Sunday they are not going to be receptive to me when I call at a reasonable hour and day.
I agree with Philo -- if you call me on Sunday I would report you to your manager or firm. I would certainly never do business with you.
I have accidentally doorknocked on Jewish neighborhoods on a Saturday, and believe me I will never do that again.


 
In short, no.  Not our money, our guns, and certainly not our religion.  And we wonder why the country is in the shape that it's in. 
 
I wouldn't call anyone on Sunday.  It's not worth damaging my reputation.
Mar 6, 2009 2:33 pm

I wouldn't call on Sundays. Call all day on Sat. IMO Calling on Sat makes you look like a hard working Rep, calling in Sunday makes you look like a chump.

Mar 6, 2009 2:54 pm
Vin Diesel:

I wouldn't call on Sundays. Call all day on Sat. IMO Calling on Sat makes you look like a hard working Rep, calling in Sunday makes you look like a chump.

 
Agreed. Saturday you look like you go the extra mile, Sunday makes you look sleazy or desperate. 
Mar 8, 2009 3:04 pm
mojo99:

And no, sadly, nothing is sacred anymore. If I spent my whole day worrying about the people I might offend, I'd be broke. And the idea that someone would report me to my manager because I'm working hard on a Sunday - well, go for it. It would probably earn me points. I respect the DNC list, and the rules don't say you can't call on a Sunday.

 
Nice....don't worry about offending anyone - just get that account open.  If you really want to maximize your time on Sunday's, maybe you should start attending the mid-morning mass at my Catholic Church.  Bring your brochures - and as everyone lines up for communion - you could pass them out.  Maybe on the way out you could get a copy of the church directory and spend the afternoon calling.
 
If prospecting is that tought that a person needs to pound the phone on a Sunday - then maybe you should be revisiting your technique.
 
 
Mar 8, 2009 5:36 pm
maddog:
mojo99:

And no, sadly, nothing is sacred anymore. If I spent my whole day worrying about the people I might offend, I'd be broke. And the idea that someone would report me to my manager because I'm working hard on a Sunday - well, go for it. It would probably earn me points. I respect the DNC list, and the rules don't say you can't call on a Sunday.

 
Nice....don't worry about offending anyone - just get that account open.  If you really want to maximize your time on Sunday's, maybe you should start attending the mid-morning mass at my Catholic Church.  Bring your brochures - and as everyone lines up for communion - you could pass them out.  Maybe on the way out you could get a copy of the church directory and spend the afternoon calling.
 
If prospecting is that tought that a person needs to pound the phone on a Sunday - then maybe you should be revisiting your technique.
 
 



How was church, today? Did the priest instruct you to go home and play God, by standing in judgment of mojo? What if God had decided that one of his kids needs to be matched with Mojo, but he is only home on Sundays to take the call? Does God run around pretending that he is YOU?


Mar 8, 2009 6:21 pm

I would think a comment like, "If I spent my whole day worrying about the people I might offend, I'd be broke." - is being more judgemental than offering advice as to how you can maximize your Sunday prospecting.

Mar 8, 2009 6:28 pm
maddog:

I would think a comment like, "If I spent my whole day worrying about the people I might offend, I'd be broke." - is being more judgemental than offering advice as to how you can maximize your Sunday prospecting.



How was church, today? Did the priest instruct you to go home and play
God, by standing in judgment of mojo? What if God had decided that one
of his kids needs to be matched with Mojo, but he is only home on
Sundays to take the call? Does God run around pretending that he is
YOU?

Mar 9, 2009 8:01 am
Blitzkrieg Bop:
maddog:

I would think a comment like, "If I spent my whole day worrying about the people I might offend, I'd be broke." - is being more judgemental than offering advice as to how you can maximize your Sunday prospecting.



How was church, today? Did the priest instruct you to go home and play God, by standing in judgment of mojo? What if God had decided that one of his kids needs to be matched with Mojo, but he is only home on Sundays to take the call? Does God run around pretending that he is YOU?

 
LAME.  You're a fool, Blitzkreig.  If you're pounding the phone on Sunday's, you're a used car salesman. 
Mar 9, 2009 8:17 am
3rdyrp2:
Blitzkrieg Bop:
maddog:

I would think a comment like, "If I spent my whole day worrying about the people I might offend, I'd be broke." - is being more judgemental than offering advice as to how you can maximize your Sunday prospecting.



How was church, today? Did the priest instruct you to go home and play God, by standing in judgment of mojo? What if God had decided that one of his kids needs to be matched with Mojo, but he is only home on Sundays to take the call? Does God run around pretending that he is YOU?

 
LAME.  You're a fool, Blitzkreig.  If you're pounding the phone on Sunday's, you're a used car salesman. 




What's the matter with used car salesmen? If it weren't for them, the value of your car would drop to zero, minutes after you bought it. Did you know that used car salesmen make more money than arrogant third year brokers that look down their noses at them?

Mar 9, 2009 1:46 pm

I called on Sunday evenings from 6 to 8pm. No negative feedback beyond the normal. After a few months i stopped using Sunday nights for calling and instead used that time to get caught up and organized for the coming week. Came in on Mondays rolling at top speed. Using that time for organization was better use of that time block. Still, there was nothing negative about using it for making calls.

Mar 9, 2009 1:56 pm
Blitzkrieg Bop:
3rdyrp2:
Blitzkrieg Bop:
maddog:

I would think a comment like, "If I spent my whole day worrying about the people I might offend, I'd be broke." - is being more judgemental than offering advice as to how you can maximize your Sunday prospecting.



How was church, today? Did the priest instruct you to go home and play God, by standing in judgment of mojo? What if God had decided that one of his kids needs to be matched with Mojo, but he is only home on Sundays to take the call? Does God run around pretending that he is YOU?

 
LAME.  You're a fool, Blitzkreig.  If you're pounding the phone on Sunday's, you're a used car salesman. 




What's the matter with used car salesmen? If it weren't for them, the value of your car would drop to zero, minutes after you bought it. Did you know that used car salesmen make more money than arrogant third year brokers that look down their noses at them?

 
They also drive a Miata, have a fat wife, and a mustache that brings back memories of '70's porn movies.