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How To Contact A Busy Person

Let’s be open and honest okay?

Busy people are next to impossible to get on the phone. And forget about them responding to an email.

You know what I’m talking about… Ever send an important contact an email only to hear the sound of crickets after you hit send?

Welcome to the club… most people are ‘in the same boat’ literally pacing back and forth checking their email every 25 seconds.

Slow down so you don’t hyperventilate. Yeah, I know it can be excruciatingly painful to go through. Especially when you feel like your life depends on them getting back to you.

Let me ask you a question, are you going to give up or find a better way to communicate?

Being you are reading this I’m assuming you’re in the hunt for an effective way to get past the gate-keeper.

Here’s a little  hint – If you MUST get someone’s attention, email is not going to work. You are going to have to up your game.

Let’s pretend for a second that you are applying for a new job. Now picture your resume alongside the 100 other applicants.

What would make that executive pick yours over everyone else?

My guess is probably nothing.

Now imagine this guy’s secretary knocking on his door and presenting him with an odd shaped package. You think he’s going to stop reading those resumes to open it up?

You bet he is.

Inside he finds your resume and a handwritten note (by you) which says…

“I told my assistant I wanted a slam dunk on my resume, but she misunderstood.”

You are going to rocket right to the top of the pile of candidates. Do you agree?

Let me give you another example…

Go do your homework on a company you want to work for. Look them up on facebook, LinkedIn and google search them. You are looking for any news about an upcoming change.

When you find a change the company is facing, go look for a helpful article or white paper which would offer a solution. I would recommend printing out the document and sending via First Class mail along with your resume. (That’s the red, white and blue envelope at the post office)

You would instantly show this company you go the extra mile. Which is hard to find in this day and age.

Use this tips strategically to get your foot in the door and make yourself stand out.

Leave us a comment if you have any more creative ideas you’ve used to land an important appointment.