New rules for voice calls

  • People generally don’t like calls without prior notification
  • Respect peoples’ time at work, make appointment for the call
  • Respect peoples’ personal time, don’t call unless you are welcome
  • Calls from people other than friends and family are often ignored
  • Get on my Facebook, or contact list to be recognized
  • Do not leave voice mails, hardly anyone listen to these
  • Send your name, contact info and bio over the email prior to the call, don’t give me 5 minute “Hello, my name is… “

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