Glued to your phone, but ignoring calls?

Have you noticed that many people are glued to their smartphone, but they are ignoring calls?

You're not alone - and it's a growing problem for business leaders.

The CEO of Cortex Leadership Consulting said most people will ignore calls from unknown numbers, which makes it difficult for professionals to make cold calls and reach out to prospective customers or even candidates.

"If you make a phone call, you have very good chance of the person not picking up anymore, if you haven't made an appointment with them, if they don't recognize the phone number. I can't even imagine how many people aren't answering the phone anymore if they don't have you programmed in your phone," said Lynda McNutt Foster. "I think a lot of people prefer texting over phone calls because they can answer it in their own time, so if they have time to talk right then they can do the text, You can be anywhere and text. You can't be anywhere and take a phone call or make a phone call."

Our friends at K92 Mornin' Thang asked listered this Cortex Poll Question: Do you answer phone calls from unfamiliar numbers?

50% - Sometimes
38% - Never
11% - Only from a familiar area code

"I think there can be a missed opportunity if you never pick up the phone. a lot of small business owners anymore operate from their smartphones. You may be missing opportunities by never answering the phone."

CLICK HERE for three ways to get people's attention on their smart phones, plus other tips from Cortex Leadership Consulting.


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