Defer the conversation to your "colleague in California"
Give them the business rejection hotline phone number
Hang up and tell somebody nearby what you just did
Giggle hysterically / feel #sorrynotsorry
Enjoy all of your extra free time
Take up new hobbies, like golfing or sleeping
Call it yourself. There's a recording that lets your cold-caller know with absolute clarity that you're not interested. Interested in what? ANYTHING they're pitching...
Seriously, call it! It's not NOT funny...
It started off as a joke...
We had a client who had an especially hard time rejecting cold-callers. He was stuck because he didn't want to be rude. However, hanging up on somebody today never means the pursuit is actually finished.
He was getting down, so he started sending them to us...
After rejecting the 10th vendor for him, we started joking about ways to automate the rejection process.
Soon, the business rejection hotline was created.
Turns out, it's not just him...
On linkedIn, almost every connection we make these days is immediately followed up by spam. 90% of our incoming calls are people pitching services we don't need.
We get time-sucking disruptions like this every. single. day.
It's like having your phone number published online is an open invitation for spam calls! And, not to make it super uncomfortable in here, but isn't your company guilty of this intrusion too?